Jacinta Patrice Stapleton is an Australian actress born in Melbourne, Victoria.
She joined an actors' agency at the age of six and made her screen debut at the age of eight, appearing in "Boulevard of Broken Dreams".
This was followed by many children's television shows, including "The Flying Doctors" and "Genie From Down Under", all whilst completing her schooling at the Catholic Girls College, Star of the Sea.
Wanting to expand on her performance skills, she completed the last two years of high school at Sandringham Secondary College, which focused predominantly on the arts.
Upon finishing school, Jacinta was asked to appear for five weeks in the highly successful television soap, "Neighbours". The role quickly expanded and Jacinta spent three years on the popular show playing the complex and controversial character, Amy.
After leaving the soap, she traveled overseas to study acting and voice and has since studied Meisner technique, Practical Aesthetics and more recently, closely with Ivana Chubbuck in Australia and Los Angeles.
Whilst in the UK, Jacinta played Snow White in a theatre production.
Upon her return to Australia, she appeared in Patrick Hughes first film, "The Director", then landed the coveted lead female role, in "Romeo and Juliet" with The Australian Shakespeare Company.
Jacinta appeared on various TV dramas in Melbourne and Sydney and also American productions of "Beastmaster", "Lost World" and Stephen King's, "Nightmares and Dreamscapes", before landing a lead role in the prime time drama, "Stingers".
Her performance garnered an AFI nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama.
She then appeared in many guest roles, before appearing as a recurring character on "All Saints", then "Out Of The Blue". She also had a small role in Nadia Tass' feature film, "Matching Jack, and played the lead in independent genre film, "Muscle Car".
Her 2013 credits include playing an American record producer in the highly anticipated INXS mini-series, and her role as the controversial Mercedes Corby in the televmovie, Schapelle (both to be aired in Australia in February, 2014).
She is also a voice artist and has many animated credits to her name, including "The Davincibles" and "Santa's Apprentice".
Already a well-established Polish and European artist, Beata Pozniak Daniels was discovered by the U.S. audiences when Oliver Stone cast her in JFK as Marina Oswald. This memorable role in an Academy Award-nominated film was her U.S. feature debut and it led to her appearances in over 30 film and TV projects worldwide. She soon became known for playing intense, edgy characters like the first female President of the World in Babylon 5 a fiery young revolutionary in George Lucas's The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, as well as a mad scientist Ludmilla in "Dark Skies" and as Eva in "Pensacola". Other "gutsy" roles have included Paramount's "JAG" where she appeared as an exotic Israeli spy and explored a relationship with an African American officer. In the hit TV series Melrose Place she created a ground-breaking character, Dr. Katya Fielding, a "straight" woman and mother who decides to marry a gay man - the role that is still very much talked about, making Beata one of the show's most popular former cast members. Her other diverse roles include Masha in Mad About You, Raisa on The Drew Carey Show and Tambor, the Japanese nanny in Oliver Stone's Wild Palms mini-series. In the CBS movie of the week "A Mother's Gift" she was seen as a character that aged thirty years, whereas in in a World War II drama entitled "Miriam" she played a Catholic woman who risks her life to save a Jewish girl from the Nazis. Embracing new technologies, Pozniak starred in an interactive movie, "Psychic Detective" (Colossal Pictures/Electronic Arts), the first CD-ROM screened as a feature film in a major film festival (Mill Valley Festival, followed by presentations at Sundance and Berlin film festivals). Amongst many awards she received in her career, she was the Recipient of the Croatian Heart Award (with Michael York and John Savage) for her heartfelt performance in the film "Freedom From Despair" as well as for her dedication to humanitarian causes.
Beata's artistic achievements are not limited to being an actress. Her directorial debut was a short film Mnemosyne praised by LA Weekly: "the multi-talented Pozniak rapidly inter-cuts news footage of violence with live models and her own sensual sculptures to express a fierce moral sense." Beyond cinema, Beata is also an accomplished painter and sculptress. Her artworks combine the choreographic traditions of theater with symbolic and surreal imagery of painting and sculpture. In her early mask series, Pozniak connects an ancient and mythological theatrical device with the surrealism of Man Ray to produce a stunning range of fantastical masks made from feathers and other found objects. Her more recent paintings and sculptures explore the collision of ancient myths and the modern world. By combining imagery reminiscent of surrealist dreamscapes with found objects these works challenge our notions of continuity between past and present.
Through her art Pozniak often explores what it is to be a woman in today's world with recurring themes of women's rights, social justice and women's history. She founded Theater Discordia which was featured at Los Angeles Theater Festival and which evolved, with the participation of Peter Sellars, into a celebrated venue for experimental theater works.
One of Pozniak's significant political efforts was to instigate with Congresswoman Maxine Waters the introduction of the first bill in the history of the U.S. Congress for national recognition of the holiday (H.J. Res. 316) designating March 8th as International Women's Day. Furthermore, Beata established a non-profit educational organization Women's Day USA, which aims to raise a public awareness of women's inspirational achievements all over the world. In January 2012, Beata was appointed by Screen Actors Guild's President to serve on the Women's Committee. Beata is also very active in the Los Angeles film industry and she frequently sits on judging panels for the Television Academy, Primetime Emmy Awards and has been a Celebrity Presenter for the IFP (Independent Feature Project West) "Independent Spirit Awards," The Firebird Awards. She also presented posthumously an Award to Audrey Hepburn at the Human Rights Film Festival supported by the United Nations.
Born in Gdansk, Poland, Beata received her MFA with High Honors from PWSTViT Film School in Lodz. While still in school, she made her debut as Todzia in a hit TV series Zycie Kamila Kuranta based on a classic novel "Wspolny pokoj". After that success she was invited to star in a romantic poetic program "Deszcz" singing Galczynski's poetry with Michal Bajor to the music of Marek Grechuta and Andrzej Szpilman (whom Roman Polanski depicted in The Pianist). She played Ofelia in a unique genre, theater made for television, Hamlet in the Middle of Nowhere. This film was selected to be part of The Golden Hundred Best Films ever -"Zlota Setka Teatru TV." Her recent appearances on Polish TV include a recurring role in one of the most popular TV series Zlotopolscy and a guest-starring role in a TV series Ojciec Mateusz as Ewa Pol, as a Hollywood star, who disappears under mysterious circumstances while visiting a luxurious spa.
Beata alternates between appearances in Polish and American film, TV and theater productions, also traveling intensively on behalf of her humanitarian and social initiatives.
Jeff Beal is one of the most prolific and respected composer working in Hollywood today. He grew up studying the trumpet in the San Francisco Bay area, where he was immersed in the sounds of the 70's jazz, classical, rock & pop music scene. His prodigious talent in composition lead to many works for both big band and orchestra during his high school years. In his teens, his compositions were performed by the Oakland Youth Symphony under maestro Kent Nagano, the Monterey Jazz Festival All Star big band, and others.
After high school, Jeff went to the Eastman School of Music to study composition with Pulitzer prize winner Christopher Rouse, Rayburn Wright and Billl Dobbins. During the Eastman years, he was awarded an unprecedented 11 student awards from Downbeat Magazine for his compositions and trumpet playing. It was at Eastman Jeff also studied film scoring, and met the producers of what would become his first film assignment, Cheap Shots.
Before moving to Los Angeles, Beal lived in New York City and San Francisco, where he pursued a career as a jazz recording artist and composer. His debut recording "Liberation" was for Island records was considered an underground classic by the New York jazz community. Beal would continue to release a total of seven solo recordings, and frequented as a guest artist on other recordings.
In 1993, after his "Concerto for Jazz Bass" was recorded by John Patitucci on Chick Corea's new label, Beal decided to make the move to Los Angeles . His big break came when Ed Harris called on Jeff to score his directorial debut Pollock. Beal's unique blend of Americana, minimalism, and chamber orchestra caught the ear of many in Hollywood. This led to his relationship with HBO, where he has provided scores for two of their most adventurous series, Rome and Carnivàle, resulting in 3 Emmy nominations. In total Beal has received 10 prime time nominations and 3 Emmy Awards to date.
Frequently called on to score assignments that require a unique and diverse musical approach, Beal won an Emmy for Battleground - a one hour no-dialog installment of "NIghtmares and Dreamscapes," directed by Brian Henson, starring William Hurt. "Battleground" was a modern day homage to the iconic no-dialog Twilight Zone episode, "The Invaders". Jeff's incredible sweeping and emotive orchestral score for the Ridley Scott CIA mini-series The Company also resulted in a prime time Emmy.
Other notable scores include Appaloosa dir. Ed Harris, No Good Deeddir. by Bob Rafelson, Little Red Wagon dir. David Anspaugh, Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) (TV)_ dir. by Bob Balaban the "Jesse Stone" films, dir. by Robert Harmon and the Golden Globe winning series Ugly Betty. He is currently finishing up work on Wilde Salomé for Al Pacino, Mr. Pacino's long awaited follow up to Looking for Richard. Beal has also been a frequent collaborator of Academy Award winner Jessica Yu, on In the Realms of the Unreal, Protagonist, and most recently scored her new feature documentary for Participant Productions; Last Call at the Oasis.
Jeff's 1st prime time Emmy award came in 2001 for his season one theme song to Monk. The instrumental theme was replaced in season two by the producers and became a cause célèbre among Monk fans and critics. This resulted in an online petition with thousands of signatures, and an episode by the show's writers "Mr. Monk and The TV Star" where a theme song change is protested by guest star Sarah Silverman.
Beal's amazing scores are often driven by a strong sense of melody, and frequent use of chamber size instrumentations. In a musical climate where bigger is better seems to be the pervading aesthetic, his scores are often intimate, dramatically specific and character driven. He conducts and orchestrates his own scores, and often performs on them. He plays piano, trumpet, duduk, recorders, harmonica, percussion, rababa, oud, and french horn. Beal's wife Joan Beal is a trained opera singer and has sung on several of his scores, including Carnivàle, The Situation, and Wilde Salomé.
Brad McMurray is an Australian actor with more than twenty years' experience in film, television and theatre.
Brad was born in in Sydney, Australia in 1971 and grew up bursting with creativity and energy, initially channeling the two into a 12 year career as a chef and a long standing passion for martial arts (he is a 2nd degree Black Belt). With an innate love of performing however, by the mid 1990's Brad started seeking out and landing small roles in commercials, television series and feature films. His passion for acting sparked quickly and he soon left cooking behind to pursue a full-time acting career.
Brad graduated from Queensland University of Technology's Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) degree in 2005, studying the highly respected, method-based, Eric Morris System of Acting. His talent was quickly recognised and nurtured, with Brad playing the lead in the graduating class's production of Bertolt Brecht's BAAL, directed by acclaimed theatre director, Michael Gow.
Brad has worked with such Hollywood luminaries as Harvey Keitel, in Fatal Honeymoon (2012) Cuba Gooding Jr in Deception (2013) and Ray Liotta in Bad Karma (2012). He is equally at home on the small screen (notably known by TV fans worldwide as 'the man who shot Lisa McCune' in popular Australian series Sea Patrol) as on the big screen (other notable credits include the terrifying role of 'Derek' in the award-winning revenge film, The Horseman, (2009) and the irascible 'Big Elvis' in 2007's comedy of errors, Crooked Business and a role alongside William Hurt in 2006's Nightmares and Dreamscapes). Brad also maintains a love of theatre, being seen treading the boards most recently in Queensland Theatre companies The Crucible (2009) and Pygmalion (2011).
With a strong physicality and intensity, Brad cuts an imposing figure and is capable of the most brutal and raw expressions of character. However, this belies his true emotional range, with thoughtful processes and his approach to craft also creating highly nuanced and emotionally engaging performances as well as betraying a surprising sense of fun and of the absurd.
Brad's other credits are numerous across all mediums. He continues his martial arts training to this day, which has also led to an interest, and increasing experience and training, in stunt work within the film and television industries. He still loves to cook and can whip up one hell of a soufflé.
Lily Baldwin is a filmmaker and dancer based in NYC, LA and Berlin, whose films use choreography in stylized dreamscapes to drive narrative. Working with an array of musicians, designers and visual artists, she reinterprets conventional storytelling to make elegant and brash films.
Her recent film, "Sleepover LA", just had its market premiere at the Berlinale EFM, and will world premiere in competition at SXSW 2014. Previous work includes the dance thriller, "Sea Meadow" (SXSW 2012, Art Basel Miami 2013, BEST OF SXSW at St. Kilda's Film Festival 30th anniversary, Australia, 2013), available worldwide through Shorts International on Itunes, episode #1 of The Paperback Movie Project: "A Juice Box Afternoon and "Sleeping with Frank".
Baldwin's films have screened internationally at festivals, art fairs, galleries, the V&A Museaum in London and Lincoln Center in NYC. Her work is featured on Le Book in affiliation with StudioProject of Stink Digital. Commercial work includes Coca Cola and Bloomingdale's. Music videos include Blood Orange: Sutphin Boulevard, The Forms: Fire To The Ground, Cat Martino (Sufjan Stevens): Yr Not Alone.
As a dancer she has performed with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, The Trisha Brown Dance Company, among other NYC companies. Most recently, she performed with David Byrne on the world tour for his album with Brian Eno, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today and in its feature documentary Ride, Rise, Roar (SXSW, 2011).
Presently Lily is in development for two features, "Lip" and "Glass", as well as A Soap Opera Series: "Sleeping with Frank"
Whitt Brantley is an American professional actor, manager and producer. His last work as an actor was in 2007 when he signed with Dreamscape Films, LLC. for the lead role of "Alan" in a new adventure series entitled "The Interior".
He has twenty-seven years of experience and has performed in over 72 productions for the professional stage in America and Europe as well as working in film and television. In 1987, at the age of 22, he was selected to attend the National Theatre of Great Britain's Summer Acting Programme. He has worked onscreen opposite actors including Powers Booth, Terrence Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Patrick Swayze, Lucas Black and Rebecca DeMornay.
Film director Tony Richardson gave Whitt his first role in Blue Sky. Since then, he has appeared in a few motion pictures and on television in principal and supporting roles for Paramount, Universal, HBO, CBS, ABC, Walt Disney, and the USA Network. In the mid-1990's, he was invited to perform at Shakespeare's Globe in London, England with the first American company to grace the new stage.
He has also performed in over thirty-three regional, national and international commercials for such clients as McDonalds and Swiss Bank, Switzerland. He is a published author and a composer.
He formed W. Brantley Management and Talent in March, 2009. The agency represents creative professionals including authors, actors and directors. The agency interacts with film producers, publishers and studios on behalf of the client. Representatives are based in Atlanta and Los Angeles.
A native Californian, Janell Burgess began dancing at a very young age where she received excellent training from the Ballet Pacifica Conservatory. She has been the recipient of the Tremaine Scholarship, Disneyland Creativity Award, and Giordano Merit Scholarship. She is also an American Legion Award winner for her advocacy in teaching dance in public schools throughout Southern California. Janell has performed with well-known companies such as Anaheim Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, Jazz Spectrum, L..A. Contemporary, R.A.D.P. and Mitchel Evan's Mime Project. She has performed for Disney, Universal Studios, and danced on tour with Steve Reid's Dreamscapes as well as concert violinist Bijan Mortezavi. Her television and film credits include: Gene Simmon's Family Jewels, The View, 2008 Olympics Basketball opening ceremony, and commercial for Rockin' Body Workout. Now a showgirl in Las Vegas, Janell has shared her talents with the cast of Donn Arden's Jubilee! at Bally's hotel and casino. She can now be seen dancing the choreography of Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchel at Planet Hollywood in Peepshow.
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Tony Sabin Prince, spent the early 1980's touring the USA and Canada, as a professional ice skater in the Ice Capades, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
Prince, in 1991, landing a role in Saved By The Bell, soon after landing the character performed on Dinosaurs as the body for the walk around character; Fran Sinclair, TV Series. Prince has done similar work on various non-Henson productions, Fuel TV and more.
Prince has worked on and off for the Jim Henson Company for twenty-Three years, on such projects as Dinosaurs, The Country Bears, Mage-Knights, Frances, TJ BearyTales, The Skrumps; Nightmares & Dreamscapes and Fusion TV, Good Morning Today, (GMT).
Prince, while not on set at Henson Studios, hits the auditions and in 2006 landing him in the Silk-Soy Milk Campaign, along with being a Print Model on various jobs.
Prince on his off time, is also skilled in snowboarding, Horseback riding, dance, martial arts, kayaking, ATV riding and more! And yes, catch him at a local ice rink every now and then.
Ben Harris was born in Mile End in the East End of London. He was trained at Ravenscourt Theatre School (previously and since returned to the original name Corona) in Hammersmith where he started his joint career in both acting and the music industry, producing music and DJing. After appearing in a host of Television and Magazine commercials he progressed into acting gaining roles in BBC's Grange Hill which he appeared in for half a series in the late 90s and various roles in The Bill and other ITV series and one off programs. His Walt Disney debut was in Stick with me Kid in which he played Vernon. He was casted for the British film Clockwork Mice but could not fullfill the role due to other work. Ironically after some dates changed, he does appear in a couple of scenes of the film in an uncredited role.
During this time his passion for music was also brought to fruition as he started producing music (under the name Benny V) Tracks by him and his label have been played on all the National Radio stations in England and throughout Europe.
Ben Harris / Benny V has been presenting and playing on radio for many years after being professionally trained while at one of the top London Stage Schools. Benny V has gone on to play in the main room for various Top Night clubs and Promotional events including One Nation, Dreamscape and The Venue. His first residency was in fact at the world famous Labyrinth where he worked regularly from playing alongside all the Labyrinth residents such as Nicky Blackmarket, Stevie Hyper D, Kenny Ken, Ratpack and all the other Drum&Bass artists that performed there over the years.
Benny V has since gone on to run his own successful Drum & Bass night and Record Label in London, whilst also getting to play abroad in Ibiza, Zante, and Germany. His night Dance Concept has been held at such venues as Club Colosseum and La Scala amongst others.
One of his recent projects has been working on the much anticipated Stevie Hyper D album with all profits going to Stevies family which was released on his record label Dance Concept Recordings.
A scene from the British movie Life n Lyrics was filmed at a club he holds a residency at and meant he was reunited with Ashley Walters (Asha D) who also appeared in Grange Hill during the same period. His 'dual pronged' career is still evolving and progressing now.
Tracy was born in Mattoon, a small farming town in Central Ill. Although living on a working farm, his parents saw to it that he and his brother were introduced to all of the performing arts. While in 7th grade at Humboldt (IL) Jr. High, he won his first big part, that of Able Bodied Seaman, Ralph Rackstraw, in "The H.M.S. Pinafore".
Transfering to Western Military Academy for his Junior and Senior years of High School, he was one of the founding members of that school's first Theatre Club. His favorite Cadet-produced show at the Academy was the one act, "If Men Played Cards Like Women Do." Going directly from High School into the U.S.Air Force, he was again a founder, this time it was the Sheppard A.F.B. Little Theatre in Wichita Falls, TX. where he performed in "The Night of Jan. 16th", "Born Yesterday" and others. Enrolling in drama/acting classes at the nearby Southwestern University, he played Michael O'Neill in "The Moon Is Blue" and Paris in "Tiger at the Gates".
Being discharged from the Air Force in Sept.,'61, Tracy headed to the coast and enrolled in the Calif. State College of Theatre Arts at the Pasadena Playhouse in '62. There, he was in several student productions. He was Rafi in "Hassan", Witch Boy John in "Dark of the Moon", a Policeman in "The Rope Dancers", the Piano Player in "By Hex" and Ned Darrell in 5 acts out of Eugene O'Neil's 9 act masterpiece, "Strange Interlude."
Upon leaving the Playhouse, he played keyboards in several bands over the next few years, returning to theatre again, in '73, as President of the South Gate Theate Guild. There, he was seen in various roles including Mortimer Brewster in "Arsenic and Old Lace," Simon Mostyn in "Murder on the Nile" and Ugly Sister Flo in an English Pantomime version of "Cinderella". Moving to Orange County in '77, he was back in "Arsenic and Old Lace", at the Harlequin Dinner Theater, this time as Mr. Witherspoon. He was also seen as Watson Frye in Nancy Ebsen's production of Elizabeth Digg's "Close Ties" at the Newport Harbor Actors Theatre.
In 1980 he joined the Nancy Mott Casting Agency, casting Background Players in features ("Dreamscape", "Fear City", "Mass Appeal", "Breakin'2: Electric Bugaloo", "Body Rock" and "Surf Nazis Must Die", among others), television ("Harry and the Hendersons" and "The New Adventures of Lassie")and the latest thing, Rock Videos (Glenn Fry, Sammy Hagar, White Snake, Donna Summers). He then went on to the Atmosphere Agency and, finally, to Reatha Grey's agency, Grey Images. He had just finished casting 2 M.O.W.'s for her when the call came from Central Casting that they wanted him to audition to be Patrick Stewart's stand-in on "Star Trek:The Next Generation".
Tracy won the audition and was with the series for the final four seasons. There was a chance to again return to theatre in '93 when, as a member of the Pasadena Playhouse Alumni & Associates, he helped to mount an all-alumni production of Wm. Saroyan's "Time of Your Life" on the mainstage. He played Blick.
When Star Trek was canceled, he continued as Mr. Stewart's stand-in through the independent thriller, "Safe House" and the 3 Trek features,"Generations", "First Contact" and "Insurrection". Having moved to Oregon to assist his brother with their aging parents, he was unable to join the cast and crew for "Star Trek: Nemesis".
Shortly after arriving in Portland, he was recruited to be the pianoman for singer/ guitarist/song writer, Peter duBois. Assuming his musical alter-ego, Recycleman, duBois sang his original tunes as a way of teaching about the environment. At this time he was forming a back-up band. So Tracy (as Bruce Reduce) joined bassist, Chris Palmedo (Chris P. Compost) and drummer, Todd Aschoff (Mervin Conservin), to become his rock'n'roll ensemble, The Dumpster Divers.
From '01 through '10, Recycleman and the Dumpster Divers played for more than 235,000 people, mostly children, through school assemblies, county fairs and Earth Day events. In addition playing duBois'"Eco-tainment" shows, Tracy took time to play Deputy Ben in the Seattle-based independant horror film, "Cthulhu", as well as to work with Portland State University Professor, Charles Deemer, on several of his "small-screen" projects.
Tracy returned to So. Cal. in '11 and is currently continuing the pursuit of a theatrical/screen career.
Award-winning Canadian film composer Isaias Garcia is fast becoming one of the most sought-after talents in the world of scoring for media, having impressed audiences and producers with his beautifully crafted, story-driven scores. From orchestral to electronic to virtually any other style, Isaias is known for exuding an incredible sense of maturity in his writing, justified by a credit list covering a wide range of projects in film, video games, television, dance, theatre, and transmedia.
At 24 years of age, he is already a 6-time Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominee and winner of the 2014 "Best Original Mobile Game Score" award for the iOS game Dream Revenant. Isaias has also received recognition in the "Best Orchestral Score" category for his orchestral adaptation to Deborah Harkness' best-selling novel A Discovery of Witches, as well as competed in 2013 for the "Best Video Game Score" award with Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III. To this day, he remains the youngest-ever film composer to win at the HMMAs. Isaias is currently completing his BA studies in Music at the "School of Arts, Media, Performance, and Design" at York University, specializing in composition and film scoring. He also holds the post of composer-in-residence with the Celebrity Symphony Orchestra (Toronto), directed by his long-time mentor, Dr. Andrzej Rozbicki.
Since 2009, Isaias has scored over 30 films for students in distinguished film programs such as the USC Peter Stark Producing Program, UCLA, New York Film Academy, Ryerson University, and many other university programs in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. In 2012, Isaias was invited to attend classes at the USC Scoring for Motion Picture and Television Program in Los Angeles to study with film composer John Debney (Iron Man) and video game composer Gary Schymann (Bioshock). Since 2011, Isaias and the Music Students Association at York have collaborated to bring Ubisoft composer/sound-designer Richie Nieto (Assassin's Creed: Unity, Splinter Cell: Blacklist) along with other Toronto-based film composers to take part in the "Media Composers Lecture Series" at York University, all part of their current efforts to help create a stream of program courses in the Music Department that will especially cater to students with a passion for music in film and video games.
Besides the extensive work for film and media, Isaias has also received premieres for his solo, choral, and symphonic works. Some of these compositions include: Bishop Marrocco Rhapsody (2009) and Homage to the Polish President Kaczynski (2010) with the Celebrity Symphony Orchestra; Polish Rhapsody (2014) with the Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra - 1st Prize, EPO Young Composer's Competition; Buenos Aires Nocturne (2012) at the Krakow Music Academy, Poland; and an orchestral arrangement of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah (2013) with the Good Vibrations Youth Symphony Orchestra - Lisbon, Portugal. Other notable works include: a brass quintet arrangement of the Bach Chorale, Ach Gott, erhor' mein Seufzen! (2012), which has been requested and performed by over 75 brass quintet ensembles across the globe; and Slipsilver (2014), a multi-composed piece for the Dance Department at York University that combined both acoustic and electronic elements enveloped in a 360o stimulating audio-visual experience.
In 2014, Isaias embarked on his newest endeavor as he and four other university classmates co-founded the Toronto-based scoring company, MASTR Studios. Since then, the company has already completed projects for Coca-Cola, CTV, Bravo TV, BulkyPix Studios, and the Canadian Olympic Committee. Isaias and his team continue to work today to promote Toronto as a new, deeply talented, and creatively relevant hub for professional audio and music productions in film, video games, television, web, and interactive media. Since Toronto offers both the resources and accessibility to attract major productions, Isaias Garcia and MASTR Studios intend to extend Toronto's reputation as a truly global artistic centre while simultaneously creating a sustainable source of work for musicians.
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Dream:Scape (2011) - Best Mobile Game Score The Battle of Hogwarts (2011) - Best Orchestral/Instrumental Composition Robot Gladi8tor (2012) - Best Mobile Game Score Eastern Memories (2013) - Best Orchestral/Instrumental Composition A Discovery of Witches (2013) - Best Orchestral/Instrumental Composition The Magic Clover (2013) - Best Orchestral Score for a Short Film Dream Revenant (2014) - Best Mobile Game Score - WINNER
Justin Jahnke was born on March 22, 1994 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA. He is the youngest sibling of 4 children born to David Jahnke and Debby Jahnke. Both parents are Green Bay natives and attended high school together. His father attended University of Wisconsin Green Bay for Finance and Economics. He works at Proctor and Gamble as a mechanic. His mother worked for an insurance company in Wisconsin, and grooms and shows dogs professionally. She was very involved in drama and musicals in high school and coached Justin in addition to appearing in 2 of his projects with him. His older siblings include, Ryan who is 10 years older and attended Iowa State for Aerospace Engineering and joined the Air Force as a pilot, Steffany who is 5 years older and is a nationally rated equestrian, and Jeremy who is one year his senior and who shares many of the same interests outside of acting. Justin attended Howe Elementary in Green Bay, Wisconsin through the third grade. His father took a transfer for work and moved to Montrose, Pennsylvania, a small community of 2500 people. Justin attended Lathrop Elementary from 4th grade through 6th grade, where he was a straight A student, despite missing school for modeling and acting assignments. He received the President's Award for his high grades in 2006.
Justin became interested in acting, when he was approached by a talent scout while showing his samoyed, Gabby, at a dog show in New Jersey. He attended an open call the following week at a top New York Talent Agency and was picked up right away. His first professional jobs were for modeling and print advertising.
He landed his first film role in The Red Ball (2006) as Timothy B Settle. This film was written and directed by 'Steven Turnwall' This was the third project he ever auditioned for and he was cast in a co-starring role as an eccentric wiz kid, whose ideas keep getting his friend and him in trouble. While filming this film, he was asked to audition for Suffer the Little Children which was based on the short story written by 'Stephen King' from his Nightmares and Dreamscapes collection. The story was adapted to screenplay and directed by Bernardo Villela and was produced by Mark Miller. Justin was cast for the supporting role of Edward.
Justin's first starring role came shortly after when he was asked to audition for Fall of the Traverser (2006) which was written and directed by Albert Thrower. Justin plays Burt Jr., a momma's boy, who is escorted into the woods for a camping trip by his friends in order to make a man out of him. He stumbles upon a world filled with monsters who are trying to take over the world, and gains the admiration of his buddies.
A number of films followed including Green Vapor (2006) which was written and directed by NYU student Tiffany Dukes. Justin stars as Emmitt, a young boy who is engrossed in comic book heroes and runs away from boarding school and meets what he believes to be his favorite heroine, Green Vapor. He believes that he has received super powers only to find out that his hopes are a lie. He was double cast in A Story of a Panic (2006) which was directed by Mark McConaughy, another New York University film student. He also appeared in Outside (2006) which was directed by Daniel Carbone. His first feature film was Jingle Berry (2006) where he appeared as Eric, a boy in the future.
Justin was teamed up with Rebecca Blaich who also appeared in Suffer the Little Children and was cast as his sister in Take Good Care of Honeybun (2006) which was written and directed by Gordon Wiener. This was a dark comedy and stars a Bulldog named Murphy.
His major film debut will be in You Have The Right To Remain Violent (2007) which is in pre-production. Justin was recently cast in the starring role of Zack Whitley in this independent feature film written by Joel A. Greenberg and Doug Klozzner.
Other interests are many and Justin enjoys boating and fishing and has recently started water skiing and wake boarding behind the family pleasure boat with his father. He also enjoys camping in Northern Wisconsin at his uncle's cabin.
Justin has been active in 4-H since the age of 5. He learned how to shoot Air Rifle and Pistol and .22 in addition to Archery through 4-H. He received a number of medals in tournaments. He enjoys building and launching rockets with his older brothers. He is an All Star Little League baseball player, as both a 3rd baseman, and also a pitcher. (He can throw a 70 mph fast ball). His greatest hope is to appear in a baseball movie. Justin also handles dogs and is active in Jr. Showmanship and Conformation handling at American Kennel Club events. He plays the recorder and saxophone in the school band, and was active in the traveling choir at his elementary school in Montrose.
Nick Nicolaou has been working in the film & television industry for over 25 years and is co-founder of Genre Pictures, a creative and cutting edge production company. He has written seven feature film scripts, which are all in various stages of development. He has produced and directed short films and trailers, that have been at the forefront of Genre Pictures business and artistic growth. Nick is also a founder of Make-up Effects Group, with fellow director Paul Katte - which is one of the leading make-up effects facilities in the world. Some of his film credits include, Redd Inc., Needle, Laundry Warrior, 2:37, Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Silk, Candy, Feed, Man Thing, The Matrix Trilogy, Double Vision, Cut, Two Hands, The Island of Dr Moreau and Babe.
Ross Williams founded New York Shakespeare Exchange in 2009 as a vehicle for engaging new audiences with classical theater. He is a director, teacher and performer committed to the development of highly theatrical work. In 2011 Ross adapted and directed NYSX's critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare's The Life and Death of King John about which Adam Feldman of TimeOutNY remarked, "This young company is not only promising, It's DELIVERING." Ross' longtime collaboration with playwright Kevin Brewer has provided him the opportunity to direct many original works including Island; Or, To Be or Not to Be (NYSX, 2012); The One Man (Two Man (not quite)) Hamlet (NYSX, spring 2010); and, Jinx in the 2004 Strawberry One-act Festival (1st place). In the spring of 2005 he adapted and directed an acclaimed ensemble-based production of Hamlet for Dreamscape Theatre, NYC. Ross' concept production of Verdi's Rigoletto (with scenic designer and NY Shakespeare Exchange contributing artist Jason Lajka) was chosen for a New York exhibition of the 2008 International Ring Award for emerging opera directors & designers. Ross has appeared on stage throughout North America; most notably he originated the role of Gimli the battle-axe wielding dwarf in the world premiere of The Lord of the Rings musical extravaganza in Toronto. As a teacher Ross focuses on exploring the nuances of classical text with authenticity and emotional connection. He has taught in Toronto, Cleveland, Dallas and in NYC with Judith Shakespeare, Actors Shakespeare, New York Shakespeare Exchange and Red Bull Theater. He holds an MFA from the Cleveland Play House Professional Actor Training Program, and a BFA from Southern Methodist University.
Jacob Kyriakidis born in Adelaide South Australia to Gracemarie and Steve Kyriakidis. Jacob grew up the second oldest of four children. Now Melbourne based he started off working in the film and television industry as a stunt performer in Stephen kings mini series Nightmares and Dreamscapes in 2006. After a couple of years doing stunts and playing bit part roles Jacob completed his study of film and television production and obtained a job in the special effects department on the feature film titled Knowing. Was formerly employed by The Boeing Company. Jacob is focusing on new goals.
Carlos since his youthful years has been painting, creating concepts, and dreaming up stories for films. He began as a painter in both digital and traditional illustration, but found that his experience in the matters he referred to as wisdom lacked and thus he ventured to join the military and explore the world for some time. Upon his return, he began studying in the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for Game art and Animation Design, but he strayed after receiving his true calling, Writing. According to a few reports and interviews, Carlos was considered a prodigy in his ability to create from just his own imagination which is believed to have begun as a form of escape during his youth when he was a victim to a few traumatic events that also later became the foundations of his writing and works. This is observed even in his current upcoming seller called The Oathkeeper: Madness of the Passiflora. He is known for diving into extreme philosophical, theological, theoretical, and psychological concepts that still manages to appeal to a vast audience. His talent is rare for his age as quoted by Edward Thompson, Art Director for Dreamscape Industries.
He was born in Plantation, Florida and later raised by his father in Coral Springs, Florida. During this time, his father is believed to have worked two to three jobs after a harsh divorce in 1999. This made Carlos see the sorrow of poverty and the peak of what being in a broken family meant which he has quoted to thank God for. Carlos has stated to be part Greek and German from his father's side, and Persian, Japanese on his mothers. His passion is to write and create films, but his dream is to become known as the next King of Fantasy and to make the world a better place by the influences of his writing. He is also a Producer, Director, Script Supervisor, Novelist, Scriptwriter, Businessman, and CEO for Dreamscape Industries Corporation.
Brandon Hoezee first became interested in acting and filmmaking while working as an extra on the movie Touchback (2011). After working on Touchback he began auditioning roles in films. One of the first roles he landed was that of Roger Douglas in the film Razzle Dazzle by Pine Creek Films. Razzle Dazzle was supposed to be an animation project but due to problems with animation the production was scrapped.
Director of Razzle Dazzle Curt Anderson later contacted Brandon Hoezee asking him if he wanted the lead role of Homeless Man in the short film A Gift from Heaven (2012). While working on A Gift from Heaven Brandon told Curt that he would be interested in helping with future productions as a part of the crew which lead to Brandon becoming a camera operator in the film Dreamscape (2011) and being a part of the crew in future Pine Creek Films movies.
|Phillip D. Yarbrough
Twisted Dreamscapes Productions and Sweetest Knightmares Cosplay was founded by Phillip Yarbrough in 2011. Mr. Yarbrough has lived in Corpus Christi Texas most of his life. He began fabricating costumes and doing makeup at 11 years old because his family couldn't afford to buy costumes. As the years progressed, people began to ask him to fabricate costumes for them, and the beginnings of the company began to manifest. After joining a local haunted house group, he took his art to new levels by refining his makeup skills, prop building skills, set design skills, costume skills, and found a love for one thing above all else scaring people. As the years continued to move on, he met more like minded individuals, and in 2009 attended his first Convention. Every year, upon returning to RealmsCon, he scared more people, and began to establish himself in the convention community. People asked him how he did the makeup, made the costumes, the props, but due to the demands of the club he was currently in, he didn't have time to tell them. He finally decided to break away from that club and establish his own business. Mr. Yarbrough founded the cosplay group in order to facilitate a way for himself and some friends to be able to Cosplay at conventions in a group setting so they could have more fun. The business side has 47 members that include makeup artists, costume fabricators, blacksmiths, and prop builders. The cosplay side is nearly 200+ strong in volunteer cosplayers spread out through southern Texas. Additionally, Twisted Dreamscapes Productions has played a part in a few films in Corpus Christi, Tx, including the feature film "The Violent States of America" which will be released in early 2014.
Beginning his creative career as a photographer in the UK, Justin has spent a decade in the film industry editing countless short films, documentaries and television shows in a wide variety of genres. As a graduate from the Academy of Art and an avid storyteller, Justin possess an enthusiasm for dissecting film and moving images to feed his creative impulses and aesthetic matched only by his love for tea. The craft of editing serves as an outlet for his passion for reconstructing stories and to present his unique vision. To him every image, every frame tells a story and he intends to explore the beauty of human sensuality through his expertise in the field of film editing. Justin's oeuvre exists as an anthology of mini anecdotes and each work exists as a composition of narrative visual forms. They manifest haunting and hallucinatory narratives, juxtaposed against elusive ambient dreamscapes.
Having lived everywhere from Oklahoma to Las Vegas and Hollywood, Bryan has been in the creative or entertainment field in one form or another.
Driven by an overwhelming desire to express creativity, Bryan's art is original and dramatic. With inspiration extracted from the world around him, the vibrant colors in a sunset could set Bryan's heart towards a magnificent dreamscape filled with beings belonging in fairytales. Even a bowl of cold breakfast cereal might spark wonders in the mind of this artist. "I just want to inspire and leave people in wonder." was Crump's answer after being asked about how he wanted to be taken as an professional.
Although Bryan received technical training from a variety of different establishments, including Rose State College, Northern Ok College's MMDC Program, and service in the Army, his craft is primarily self-taught. Bryan Crump's range of talents include the simplest editing and correction to elaborate modifications, effects and illustration; his skills with a camera are limitless. With over ten years experience with graphic design, Bryan is notably a dedicated artist. Having been featured on the cover of Oklahoma's Nonzine magazine in March of 2006 and also the cover of the May 9th, 2002 Sunday edition The Los Angeles Daily News for his body painting works, Bryan Crump's efforts to establish himself as a talented and innovative artisan have not been left unnoticed. Bryan's work is also featured in Distinctly Oklahoma magazine's Jully 2008 issue.