Toronto native Alexandra Doig was born on June 8th, 1973, to Filipina mother Gloria and Irish-Scottish father David. Her parents held season tickets to their local theater, and Lexa was inspired to begin acting after seeing a production of "Porgy and Bess" at the age of nine. She dropped out of high school in grade 13, did modeling and commercial work, and hosted YTV's Video & Arcade Top 10 with friend Gordon Michael Woolvett.
Her first professional job came at the age of 19, when she was cast opposite William Shatner and Greg Evigan in "TekWar". She went on to appear in several projects for both the big and small screens, including CI5: The New Professionals, Jungleground and No Alibi, before landing a lead role in Jason X, the 10th installment in the Friday the 13th series. Shortly after, she captured the title role in Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda starring as the Andromeda Ascendant's sophisticated artificial intelligence system. She has also completed guest stints on several popular television shows, including Traders, Earth: Final Conflict, The Chris Isaak Show. Theatre credits include "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "Romeo and Juliet".
In her spare time, Lexa enjoys reading, roller-blading and playing RPG video games, "Dungeons and Dragons" being her favorite. She currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia with husband Michael Shanks, children Mia and Samuel and two cats.
Hailing from Texas and an athletic background, Travis Willingham graduated from Texas Christian University's theatre program in 2003. No stranger to the stage or screen, Travis was surprised to develop a new talent in voice-over. A fan of the industry for decades, his booming voice can be recognized in over 150 video game franchises and animation titles.
Beginning his career in Dallas, he worked on many popular anime titles developed for American markets. After moving to Los Angeles, he found himself working on such titles as Marvel's Super Hero Squad Show playing The Incredible Hulk and Human Torch. A self-acknowledged comic geek himself, Travis has continued to work with Marvel Animation by maintaining the role of Thor in Marvel's Avengers Assemble, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Other credits include Superman in Lego Batman The Movie: DC Super Heroes Unite, Phineas and Ferb, The Legend of Korra, Fish Hooks, Knuckles in Sonic Boom and Sonic the Hedgehog video games, and many more.
2013 also ushered in Travis as Disney's newest King, as he plays King Roland II in Disney Jr's new hit show, Sofia the First.
Coming from a proud family of gamers, his video game career is also growing. And with demand for motion capture in newer titles quickly on the rise, Travis is thankful for his sports and stunts background. After performing mo-cap for the multitude of Frost Giants in the theatrical release of Thor in 2011, his VO and mo-cap work in 2012 included blockbuster VG titles Halo 4, Skylanders Giants, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Resident Evil 6, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, and Grand Theft Auto V.
2013-14 offered some exciting new titles for Travis as he appeared in the PS4 launch title Knack, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, and the February 2014 release of Infamous: Second Son as Reggie Rowe.
Travis also co-stars on Critical Role, a live streamed Dungeons and Dragons game shown once a week on Geek & Sundry, a very popular Twitch channel. Other stars include his wife Laura Bailey, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O'Brien, Sam Riegel, Ashley Johnson, and Matthew Mercer. Critical Role has been going on since 2015, and consistently draws in 10-15,000 live viewers from all over the world, as well as thousands more viewing the show later on Twitch or YouTube.
|David J. Fielding
David Fielding played the character of "Zordon" and provided the voice for the character for the first season of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for Saban Entertainment. David holds two degrees in acting - a BFA from Texas State and an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his stage and film work, David has provided voice work for a number of popular PC video games, including Empire Earth and Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna. David resides in Texas and is using his skills to help other actors perfect their craft.
American-born, Canadian-raised professional wrestler, rock singer, actor and author. Debuted in 1990 in Calgary after training in the Hart Family Dungeon. He competed for Stampede Wrestling, for the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance (no connection to the National Wrestling Alliance) and West Fours Wrestling Alliance before jumping to Frontier Martial-Arts Wrestling in Japan. He also wrestled for Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling, CMLL, UWA and AAA in Mexico, and WAR in Japan before arriving in the U.S. as part of the team the Thrillseekers (renamed from Sudden Impact) with Lance Storm in James E. Cornette's Smoky Mountain Wrestling promotion. He arrived in ECW in February 1996 and feuded with Pit Bull #2 (Anthony Durante) over the ECW World Television Title. Arrived in WCW in August 1996 and eventually made his home in the Cruiserweight Division, winning the title five times. Turned heel at the end of 1997, essentially solidifying his persona for years to come. Went to WWE in 1999, and would become one of the most decorated wrestlers in the company's history. Outside of wrestling, he has been leading his heavy metal band Fozzy since 1999, published three autobiographies (2007's "A Lion's Tale: Around the World in Spandex" [covering his career right up to his WWE debut]; 2011's "Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps"; and 2014's "Best In The World...At What I Have No Idea."), and has done stage acting and hosted a radio show as well as other pursuits. Among his in-ring achievements, he is a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, an 8x WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, a former 5x WWE World Tag Team Champion, a former 2x WWE Tag Team Champion, a former WWE European Heavyweight Champion, a former WWE Hardcore Champion, a former ECW World Television Champion, a former WCW World Television Champion, and was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 2010.
Tall (5'9"), leggy and slender brunette stunner Kimberly Kane was born on August 28, 1983, in Tacoma, Washington. Her mother was an exotic dancer and porn movie producer, and Kimberly--who has a sister, stepbrother and half-brother--grew up around the adult film industry.
Her first job was working as a hostess at a Mexican restaurant, and her later jobs included a home care provider, selling cars on a used-car lot and, for one year, a dancer. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in adult films, and performed in her first porn in August of 2003. In 2004 she was named Hottest Newcomer by Babeland.com. She branched out into directing in 2006, for Vivid Entertainment. She has received AVN Awards for Best Group Sex Scene and Best Oral Sex Scene in 2006, an AVN Award for Best All-Girl 3-Way Sex Scene in 2009, an AVN Award for Best Actress, an XBIZ Award for Acting Performance of the Year-Female, an XRCO Award for Single Performance-Actress in 2010, an AVN Award for Best Three-Way Sex Scene and an XRCO Award for Best Actress in 2011. She was also named one of the top 12 female stars of porn by Maxim magazine in 2010. She appeared in a Public Service Announcement for the Free Speech Coalition on the topic of Internet piracy of adult content that same year.
An avid gamer, Kimberly participates in a weekly "Dungeons and Dragons" game with fellow adult-film performers and sex industry workers.
Benoit has trained in Stu Hart's "Dungeon". He has wrestled in such places as Canada, the U.S., Japan, Mexico and Germany. Benoit has held the WCW Tag Team title and Television title (his TV title reign was never acknowledged on TV) At his level of experience and natural skill Benoit should be the World Champ and in main events throughout the country. His hometown is in Edmonton, Alberta but he's usually wresting in the States. Benoit was without a doubt one of Canada's finest wrestlers.
Very cute and slim 5'3" blonde Charlotte Stokely was born on August 8, 1986 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stokely decided to pursue a career in the adult entertainment industry after her stripper roommate was asked to participate in a hardcore shoot and Stokely herself was approached to appear on camera as well. After initially establishing herself in hardcore shoots for primarily Florida-based adult websites, Charlotte subsequently got herself an agent and moved to Los Angeles, California to advance her career by doing features for such top companies as FM Concepts, Sin City, Evil Angel, Wicked Pictures, Zero Tolerance, Evasive Angles, Digital Playground, Pulse Distribution, and Pure Play Media. Stokely was nominated for an AVN Award for Best New Starlet in 2007. Moreover, Charlotte has also modeled for several American Apparel ads. She enjoys playing Dungeons & Dragons in her spare time.
A triple threat performer originally hailing from Victoria, British Columbia, Nhi Do is an actress, producer and director. Nhi's love of performance and singing brought years of musical theatre performances while her insatiable need to make others laugh brought her to the competitive stages of the Canadian Improv Games. Upon her arrival to Vancouver, Nhi proceeded to work on a variety of productions including Warner Brother's Watchmen, the award-winning indie feature, Mulligans, and Lifetime Network's thriller, Stranger with My Face. Recent projects include the Jessie-nominated Canadian premiere of Heathers: The Musical, an adventure fantasy Dungeons and Dragons webseries called D20 Babes and the sci-fi short, Outpost Alpha. In addition to acting, Nhi has a BA in English Literature with a minor in Film Studies from the University of Victoria and has recently completed the Summer Training Congress at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. When not acting, Nhi teaches and coaches students while co-hosting and directing the talk/variety webseries, Dog's Breakfast, with her husband, Gabriel Carter.
Stephanie Pressman is a talented actress and musician hailing from the great city of Atlanta, Georgia. Although she has spent more than a few years in Los Angeles, her southern charm has not been dampened. Exuberant and unflappable, she has been entertaining audiences since she was a child, and has honed her skills both in front of and behind the camera as well as onstage. Whether she's acting, singing, or interviewing people at events like WonderCon or The Geeky Awards, it's clear she's most comfortable in front of a camera.
She has performed in and assisted in the production of acclaimed stage productions of Equus, AliceN (an adaptation of Alice in Wonderland), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cabaret, The Importance of Being Earnest, Jekyll and Hyde, and DungeonMaster. She has also appeared in a variety of short films and guested on such television shows as "Issues", "America Now", and "Craft Wars" where she was able to show off her DIY skills.
Beyond acting, Stephanie is also an accomplished musician. Though she dabbled in teaching music, she found she actually loved performing her own music even more. She plays guitar and sings and can be found performing her original compositions all over the Los Angeles area.
Stephanie is always working in new and exciting projects, so keep an eye out for her and you just might spot her on your next trip to the movies!
Whit was born and raised in Kentucky. He has had a lifelong passion for gaming, traveling and enjoying the arts. He works to produce many different forms of entertainment and specializes in geek culture. Whit is well-known in the gaming and fantasy industry, working on products for the World Wrestling Federation, Ralph Bakshi's Wizards, The Three Stooges, Sergio Aragone's Groo, Drazonball Z, Dungeons and Dragons, and a few other projects.
Whit started acting in 2008 along with his daughter and son. He moved to Atlanta Gorgia in 2015. He is a member of the Atlanta Actors Co-op, and active social group of upcoming actors in the Atlanta Georgia area. Whit and now produces, directs, and acts in various TV shows and movies.
Caroline Lesley is an American & Canadian actress based in Los Angeles. Previously NYC. She appeared in the award winning movie "Fruitvale Station." Caroline is a graduate of the prestigious Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto. Lesley studied and performed at the UCB in New York City and The Groundlings in Los Angeles. She appeared on the TV show "The Onion News Network" on IFC and also performed her comedic one woman show "Doppelganger Joe" at the New York International Fringe Festival. She appeared in sketches on Details.com and EW.com and you can check out more sketch videos on Funny Or Die. She is a well known voice actor having voiced hundreds of radio and TV commercials. She was the voice of Yoplait for 6 years with more than 10 national commercials. She also voiced the character Kam Kamazaki, an evil boy genius, on the Medabots TV series on FOX kids. She is the voice of Lidda on the "Dungeons and Dragons movie: Scourge of Worlds." Lesley also has an extensive hosting resume and co-hosted "The X" on CBC . Lesley was a red carpet correspondent for Entertainment Weekly's online site ew.com. She covered red carpets, film festivals (including Sundance and TIFF), one on one interviews and Emmy/Oscar parties. Interviews include: Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Al Gore. Lesley covered the red carpet for the opening of "Billy Elliot" on Broadway and appeared in the "Finding Billy" documentary produced by Universal with Elton John. She has also covered the Tony Awards red carpets in NYC and the Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.
|Luca Della Valle
Luca della Valle was born in Santa Maria Capua Vetere, a little town south of Naples in Italy, to Domenico della Valle a Physiotherapist and Annamaria Cairo a housewife. Luca trained Method Acting at "Teatri Possibili Speech and Drama Academy" in Milan, IT (2000/2002). Luca moved to London in 2005 where he worked as Security/Body Guard for 9 Years while he was study English at The Callan School and Acting for Film&TV at The Actors Center (2009/2011), Meisner Technique with Dannie-Lu Carr at City Lit, and privately coached by Michael Duval and Stephen Cranny from the Actor Studio NY. Luca Played the lead Carl in Frequency(2012)candidate for Cannes Film Festival short Film corner, directed by James Lyndon.Luca played 'Jack The Ripper' and 'Dick Turpin' in London and York Dungeon, UK advertise campaign 2013. Luca played Luca the Racetrack Head Security in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill Alicia Vikander Armie Hammer Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant directed by Guy Ritchie. Luca is also been cast as one of the main supporting roles and currently involve in the new Francis Ford Coppola project Distant Vision Luca currently lives in Atlanta with his wife Cammie della Valle, W.I.N. foundation Woman of the Year in 2015, and Miss North America (2015)
King Lau was born in Hong Kong and started life in the infamous Kowloon Walled City. He immigrated with his family to Edmonton, Alberta Canada at an early age. His father was a steel worker while his mother sewed in a garment factory. In University while working towards a goal of one day becoming a Religious Studies Professor he decided on another career path. King soon found himself training to become a professional wrestler in the legendary "Dungeon" of the Hart family in Calgary, Alberta. His debut match was at Stampede Wrestling founder, and wrestling icon Stu Hart's 80th Birthday event. Along with his time as a Pro Wrestler he became involved in local indie films and other production projects which allowed him more outlets to perform.
As the first and only full ethnic Chinese professional wrestler, a newspaper article was written about him in Hong Kong. This article led to being cast alongside martial arts master and Hong Kong screen legend, Gordon Liu and popular Hong Kong actress, Flora Chan in a drama series. This experience affirmed his inclination to be an Actor.
King is also a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturist.
Heath Tait was born amidst fruit clustered orchards, albeit in the wintertime, a 4th-generation of Summerland, British Columbia, the same land passed down and farmed 3 prosperous generations. He grew up a country kid with a very creative housewife mother who favored quiet sewing and writing, and an adventurous father who enjoyed traveling to exotic countries in the off-season and making elaborate photo-documentary collections of unique peoples, places, and nature. His Dad was a key member of the local camera club when imaging was an esoteric, expensive practice and his travels grew into an impressive range of picture stories, thousands in number. Heath grew up with a routine of slide shows, 35mm Kodachrome screen projections in the living room, a father's explanatory voice often recorded and presented in conjunction with his primary travel arrangements for small audiences which won him a number of regional awards. Several trips for Heath at a very early age down the coastline to the American Southwest, Disneyland, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and more- and further into vibrant Mexico, affected him for life: it was where his imagination and innate skill sets were a reality. And so Heath more or less became the sum of both his parents. Always a writer and craftsman of sorts, a photographic documenter from an early age, and a dreamer and designer of movies- long before ever having access to a motion picture camera, the impulse and raw craft guiding the process which resulted in many staged experiential art forms: haunted houses, dungeons and exotic crypts, taxidermy displays and later, special makeup FX. 80's heavy metal music and gory horror movies were thrillingly unique in his youth and he became a metal head teen making high school horror videos, his school granting him the complete freedom of self-directed projects, (he was one of the 1st to receive the new "work experience" experimental course), resulting in Grade 11 & 12 elaborate special FX horror videos. He marvels at how he had won such favor as his own schedule and even a petty cash allowance doled out through the school office. But such was earned and by day and night he did just that. Arts college would follow with As and Bs all whilst creating a complex animation short film in his spare time, Pictorial Forest. The envisioned 5-year plan outgrew his college years and was continued thereafter until complete and competing after a decade, its 1st award winning Gold at the 1999 32nd Worldfest Houston.
Allot of time had passed, but more striking was the speed of change in the media landscape. The age of Napster and reality shows had arrived, countless spin-offs, legal or otherwise. The term "communications" became the catch-all for a trans-media world that has worked ever since to reinvent the electronics age, online and off. For the 1st 5 years of the new millennium Heath refused to attempt adapting to the ever-changing landscape. He wrote a feature then directed and produced half of it, opting to shoot on film to attain its genuine look and feel at a time when HD was not only sterile looking but still emerging and expensive. By 2005, reality struck: the craze of cheap reality shows was not going away as many had hoped, commons HD had usurped the classic feature film wide-screen cinematic standard, and a rather popular newcomer started its sharp rise: "social (amateur self-generated) media". Audiences both vanished and started to change in attitude and demand. Heath realized that the days of film were limited yet he tried to save the medium and its method, even investing in a 1 ton Oxberry Animation rostrum studio camera. But even prior, the expense couldn't be easily justified so he switched gears. He decided to tell his feature film story in documentary form by going out and collecting real-life video footage of the times around Vancouver in the lead up to the 2010 Winter Olympics. It was intended to be a much simpler process than it became. Heath found that he enjoyed news study and the great inter-connected puzzle of our times, and the resulting feature film, "Vancouver Vagabond" in 2009, would expand into a series. Heath figured that the VV series would become a landmark of the times and serve history for the decade straddling the Vancouver 2010 Games, 5 years on either side thus ending in 2015 after which the series could be effectively marketed since the greater whole resists fragmentation, all stories interconnected and supporting each other. Several features and over 40 short and medium length featurettes promise to delight and inform audiences with their clever form and spectacle. The first three features of the VV series as of 2013 have won 15 awards and give promise of more movies to come.
Heath has dreams of returning to scripted drama, working with actors and crew like in the old days, possibly returning to acting as well as he had pursued for some time; and in his spare time, returning to his hermetic world of deep esoteric painting and sculpture wherein he taps the secrets of the universe in the pursuit of breakthrough... genius. He clings to the hope that within history's digital revolution, the public will somehow regain respect for genuine artists and the meritocracy they face: the real sacrifices they live with to create quality standards, outside of the celebrity surface, the red carpet and an envious mob's perception- in pictures- of wealth at the top.
Heath resides in BC and, for a few winters before the Canadian currency crash, in Las Vegas Nevada where he was a seasonal resident. He enjoyed hanging out with his dogs, reading and working in his yard through the spring-like winters, wandering about and studying the ongoing wild custom inventions of Vegas and the greater history of the gonzo entertainment infrastructure while meeting interesting people from around the world. Back in BC he has returned to performing and filmcraft, on and off road motorcycling and downhill skiing.
Becki Dennis is best known for her roles as [link=nm0010736] nanny friend in [link=tt1800241], directed by [link=nm0751102], and as the receptionist in [link=tt2637276] with [link=nm0000242] and writer/director [link=nm0532235]. These recent career breakthroughs are a result of her many years of hard work, determination, and perseverance. [p] Becki Dennis grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, as the only daughter in a household with three brothers. Although her mother and father - a teacher and an accountant respectively - weren't in show business, both of her grandmothers were singers and one was also a professional pianist. Born with her grandmother's genes, Becki began entertaining audiences as a young child at restaurants, holiday gatherings, dance recitals, and even while on board a cruise ship during a family vacation at the tender age of three. As she developed into a highly creative and self-motivated teen, she took her craft seriously, studying theatre, voice, and dance over fifteen hours per week, whilst performing in her school musicals, choral concerts, and talent shows; dancing and competing with a pre-professional Youth Dance Company at places such as Disney World and in a touring cast of "The Nutcracker"; and writing and directing an original play for her senior project at Andover High School. The highlights of her high school years were dancing on MTV's [link=tt0167735] and playing Madame Thenardier in a production of "Les Miserables," both of which attracted her a lot of attention. It was the latter that sealed her fate as an actor. [p] Becki knew early on that she wanted to be a performer, and at one stage she was seriously considering a career as a professional dancer. When it came time to apply for college, though, she decided that she wanted to major in musical theatre so that she could be a well-rounded entertainer, and ultimately, a triple threat. After auditioning for several theatre programs, she was accepted to and attended Point Park University's prestigious Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, where she earned a B.A. in Musical Theatre in just three years; supplementing her training with courses at Emerson College, Berklee College of Music, and Improv Asylum. While a college student, she found employment acting, singing, dancing, and choreographing for semi-professional theatres, and teaching performing arts classes to youth. [p] Upon graduation, Becki returned home to the Boston area, where she was determined to use her degree to make a living doing what she loves, and she did. Some of her first paid acting jobs were interactive murder mystery dinner theatre shows, standardized patient work, Christmas caroling gigs, and historical reenactments at the Salem Witch Dungeon Museum. Additionally, she and a friend formed a theatrical singing group called "The Stiletto Singers" and the off-shoot children's musical "The Three Singing Princesses," with which they entertained appreciative crowds of all ages at various venues. She simultaneously directed and choreographed over twenty productions for youth theatre companies, high schools, and community theatres. These jobs supported her while she auditioned for, and subsequently performed at, highly regarded professional regional theatres in New England such as the American Repertory Theatre, Ogunquit Playhouse, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Palace Theatre, and the Boston Center for the Arts. [p] It was during this time that Becki began transitioning into the film and television mediums; first working as a background actor in major motion pictures, and then segueing into speaking roles in short films, commercials, and industrials, for companies like Staples and Dunkin' Donuts. In order to prepare herself for the adjustment from stage to screen, she studied on-camera acting technique with Sundance award-winning filmmaker and TV director, [link=nm0251057], at Boston University's Film School; Casting Directors [link=nm0681959] and [link=nm1026526] at C.P. Casting and Maura Tighe Casting (now known as Christine Wyse Casting); and writer/director/actor [link=nm1579165] at Plymouth Rock Studios (now known as Lasit Talent.) Her first significant booking came in 2007 when she landed a principal role in a long-running national commercial for Boys Town. Soon after that she was selected to be a Top 20 finalist in the acting competition TV show, [link=tt1341844], with celebrity judges [link=nm0000392], [link=nm0685472], and [link=nm0957460]. But, like many television pilots, it never aired. This setback didn't deter her from following her dream, though. She continued to pursue her passion, and has since acted on the set of over sixty films, television shows, and commercials. [p] One of Becki's proudest achievements to date has been playing the lead role in, and being a producer of, the independent feature film [link=tt3848304], which is based on the award-winning novel of the same name. The character she portrays in this drama, Jo, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of being sexually abused by her father as a child; and as such, this project has stretched her range and challenged her to become a better actor. When not on set, she still continues to hone her craft by participating in Film & TV intensives with many well-known casting directors at the Actors Connection, the Actor's Green Room, the Actor's Key, and Connect Studios in Los Angeles and New York City. She is also currently receiving improv training at the renowned Second City in Hollywood. [p] While finding her way in the business, Becki has dabbled in many different areas, both in front of and behind the camera, including producing, directing, writing, casting, filming, editing, acting coaching, voice-over, stand-in work, and print modeling - all of which have allowed her to understand and appreciate the many facets and sides of the industry. In addition to the aforementioned [link=tt3848304], Becki has produced and/or directed music videos and the films [link=tt2975990] and [link=tt2219546]; the former having been accepted into five film festivals. As a writer, she has recently written her first solo film script "Time to Go," and she freelances for Imagine Magazine. She also worked as an office production assistant on the [link=nm0001191] movie [link=tt2191701], and she has recorded voice-overs for such clients as D'Angelo's and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. One of her other greatest accomplishments was creating and starting her own business, Talent Tools, which provides marketing tools and services to performers. The most important lesson that she has learned from trying these different avenues in the entertainment industry is that acting is her ultimate joy and purpose in life, and one that she cannot live without. It is this realization that prompted her to relocate to Los Angeles, where she is committed to pursuing her acting career. She is represented by the Entertainment Lab in LA, 90210 Talent in LA & NY, and the Andrew Wilson Agency in Boston. [p] On a more personal note, Becki enjoys spending time with her husband [link=nm5126351], with whom she has been with since 2008 and married to since 2011. They love to listen to live music, eat great food, and vacation by the water, mountains, or just about anywhere, as long it's together. [p] Becki's likable and professional demeanor, persistence, and talent, are the main factors that have contributed to her success. Her versatility and varied background bodes well for longevity in this business that she loves, and she looks forward to having many more extraordinary experiences throughout her journey.
Jackie Hayes is a screenplay writer living in Wellington, Florida. Formally from New York, born November of 1987. Having received a B.A. in English from C.W. Post, Jackie has gone onto begin a career in screenwriting. She started out as a theater major in college. Has recently had all four of her screenplays optioned. "Timmy" optioned by Kevin Dewalt of Minds Eye Pictures. "The Hanging Tree", "Loretta" and "Purgatory Rising" have all been optioned and launched by Lamont Cain of Hierarchy Pictures/Dungeon Films. All works in the horror genre so far with many more on the way. Now working on new material as well as rewrites and script doctoring on other projects.
Jan Johns is from the DC Metro area where she started her career in musical theatre, which then led to on camera and eventually to voice over. Jan has always played with sounds and characters since she was old enough to talk. She has lent her voice and acting skills to Dungeons & Dragons (Rogue), Fallout 3 (Lucy West, Clover, Sierra Petrovita, Bittercup), Broken Steel (Specialist Olin), Murdered: Soul Suspect, Fallout 4 (Scribe Haylen, Ellie Perkins, Colette) and soon to be released Mighty No. 9 (Dynatron). Recently she voiced a toy for Fisher-Price. You can also hear Jan's voice on DreamworksTV: Public Pool, News That Doesn't Stink and as the lead voice on the soon to be released JetBear. Jan's passion has always been in creating characters and she can't fully wrap her heart and mind around the fact that her dream is now coming to fruition. She is grateful for the work and opportunities that have come her way and is very excited to see what her next characters will be.
|Steve Warky Nunez
Steve Warky Nunez is an award-winning Singer, Lyricist, Composer, Letterer, Editor, and Actor for Video Games, Film, Audio Books, and more.
As an actor, Steve first broke into voice acting narrating audio books, and from there into all facets of media. Some of his favorite works include narrating, "The Souls of the Saintlands" Book series by Tonya Adolfson, Lady Woo in Nexon's Dungeon Fighter Online, Rift Bubbles in Heroes of Newerth, The Demon Lord in The Seduce Me Otome Series, and in Ant-Man playing as a homeless man.
As a musician, Steve is a singer of the Parody Mormon Band, "They Might Be Elders", of which he sang and wrote the lyrics for all of his albums. He has composed music and done Post-Production work for Video Games, Television, Movie Trailers, and more.
Under the tutelage of Yamila Abraham, CEO and award winning author of Yaoi Press, Steve got his start lettering for Yaoi Press's web series, "The Yaoikuza", and has worked on BL and Yaoi manga both in physical and digital print and looks forward to what the future has in store for him.
American professional wrestling manager, booker, composer and promoter from Memphis, Tennessee. He was a member of the 1960s band The Gentrys, best known for their hit "Keep On Dancing." He started his career in 1974 after being brought into the business by Jerry Lawler, Memphis' top star. He became a top heel manager with his stable the First Family, which had an ever-rotating cast of characters, including Kevin Sullivan, Randy Savage, the Iron Sheik (Khosrow Vaziri), Kamala (Jim Harris), King Kong Bundy, Rick Rude, Eddie Gilbert, Jim Neidhart and MANY others. In 1985 he went to WWE (then the WWF). There he managed Greg Valentine, Bundy, the Hart Foundation (Bret Hart and Jim Neidhart), the Honky Tonk Man (Wayne Farris, who he had managed under his own name in Memphis) and many others. He turned face in 1993 after Ted DiBiase) tried to hit Brutus Beefcake (Ed Leslie) in his surgically-repaired face with a briefcase. He left WWE with the departing Hulk Hogan, and followed him to WCW in 1994. Turned heel on Hogan at "WCW Halloween Havoc 95" in the match with the Giant (Paul Wight), thus siding with Kevin Sullivan's stable the Dungeon of Doom (as Sullivan had turned on Lawler to join the First Family.) It was revealed that Hart had put a special stipulation in the contract that said that Hogan's WCW World Heavyweight Title could change hands on a disqualification, making the Giant the Champion. Hart stayed in the Dungeon of Doom all the way through the group's collapse at "WCW Bash at the Beach 1997" via Jacqueline (Jacqueline Moore) turning on Sullivan, costing him his Career vs. Career match against Chris Benoit). Hart carried on as the manager of the Faces of Fear (Meng (Tonga Fifita) and the Barbarian (Sione Vailahi)) and Hugh Morrus (Bill DeMott), until the Barbarian turned on Meng, turning Meng face as a result. In early 1999, Hart reunited the Faces of Fear and Morrus as the First Family. Meng was randomly kicked out of the group again, and Hart added Brian Knobbs (Brian Yandrisovitz, who Hart had managed to the WWE World Tag Team Titles with Jerry Sags (Jerry Saganowich) as the Nasty Boys in 1991) and Jerry Flynn (Jerry Brenneman). After this group fell apart, Hart drifted, sometimes managing Hulk Hogan or challenging radio DJs to matches. He also worked behind the scenes writing theme songs for wrestlers. After WCW died, he and Hogan formed the short-lived XWF. Has since worked for TNA and many other promotions. Among his achievements, he is a 1x Southern (Memphis) Heavyweight Champion, won Dave Meltzer's "The Wrestling Observer Newsletter"'s "Manager of the Year" Award in 1983 and its "Best on Interviews" Award in 1984 and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. (He inducted Greg Valentine into the Hall a year earlier). He published his autobiography, "The Mouth of the South: The Jimmy Hart Story" in 2004.
Lovely and lissome 5'3" blonde Tati Russo was born in Moscow, Russia and grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia. The identical twin sister of Taylor Russo, Tati was born five minutes before her sibling. Russo was in the Army reserves and worked at a Michaels arts and crafts store prior to her involvement in the adult entertainment industry. Besides appearing in a few X-rated features with her twin sister, Tati has also done a slew of explicit bondage-themed shoots for various BDSM adult websites that include Society SM, KinkFetish.net, American Bunny, Device Bondage, and DungeonCorp (her boyfriend owns this latter website). Russo enjoys painting and hiking in her spare time.
|Christian J. Stewart
Born February 28, 1961 in Rockford, Illinois, Christian lived near Chicago from birth until age 10 when he moved to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Like many actors, his first exposure to the craft was during a Grade 7 school talent show when he had a leading role in something called, "Mr. Rapsavage's Dating Service," a comedy skit about two old men who visit a dating service to spice up their life. The skit brought down the house with its slapstick comedy and humor and Christian's love of acting was born.
Following drama classes throughout high school, Christian put his acting career on hold to complete his schooling at McMaster University and the University of Guelph in Ontario. Following school, Christian worked in the government sector and as a self-employed environmental and information technology consultant until the early 2000's. During that time, Christian moved to Victoria, British Columbia (in 1996) where, a few years later, thanks to the involvement of his oldest son, actor Michael David Stewart, he became involved in the booming Victoria film industry and his acting career was reborn.
Beginning with a small background appearance on the Brightlight Pictures series "Alienated" in 2003 and then on the CBS series "Stephen King's The Dead Zone" in 2005, Christian has now appeared in over 25 film and television productions, as well as a number of commercials, and educational and documentary videos. Notable film and television appearances include "In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" (2007), "The Mermaid Chair" (2006), "Impact" (2009), and Kid Cannabis (2014).
In 2011 Christian played a judge on the Red Letter Films series "Dark Waters of Crime (Eaux troubles du crime)" and has since played a lead role in various episodes of the series in Season 5 (2012), 6 (2013) and 7 (2014). He worked on the Emmy nominated children's series "Spooksville" (2013) and recently on the Fox series "Gracepoint" which aired in the fall of 2014.
Most recently Christian has appeared in a series of Hallmark Production TV Movies including "Bridal Wave (2015), "Love, Again" (2015), "The Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die" (2015), The Bridge (2015) and The Bridge 2 (2016), and the "Rose Parade" (in production 2016), as well as Disney's "Mark and Russell's Wild Ride" (2015) and the thriller "Stranger in the House" (2016).
An avid professional photographer, when not acting Christian spends a great deal of time photographing sports, architecture and the environment around him. Christian lives in Victoria with his wife Carolyn and younger son Jason. His son Michael David Stewart is now a working actor in Vancouver.
A tall, energetic young woman best describes British actress Ellie Chidzey. She was born on February 4, 1982 in Guildford, Surrey, England. After completing training at a theatre school, she spent the next 3 years thereafter, appearing on stage in plays and musicals, including "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in the role of Magenta. However, despite a modest list of film and television credits, she is perhaps best known for her role as the barbarian Lux in the sequel to Dungeons & Dragons called Dungeons & Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God. In the movie's DVD special features section, she received great compliments from the director and stunt crew who were amazed by her energy and athletic prowess for the part. She has also appeared on television with a series of minor yet notable roles on Peep Show, portraying a feisty lap dancer and later in a March 2010 episode of EastEnders as a police officer. Ellie mostly lives in her hometown of Guilford with her parents.
|Craig Stuart Garfinkle
As an award winning music producer and Emmy nominated composer, Craig Stuart Garfinkle's career includes work on feature films, video games, trailers, documentaries, multimedia, network television, commercials, stage musicals and albums. Currently (February, 2014) , Craig is part of the composing team for the yet to be released World of Warcraft expansion, "Warlords of Dreanor."
In the film and TV music world, Craig's music has appeared in 100's of projects such as NBC's "The Office," "Fringe," "Lost," "The Sopranos," "America's Got Talent," and countless others.
Craig is probably best known, however,for his musical contribution to film trailers, often with partner Simone Benyacar. Some of their recent projects in this genre would include: "J.J. Abrams Star Trek," "Sin City," The last three "Harry Potter Films," "Vicky Christina Barcelona," "Over the Hedge," Spider-man III," "HALO II," " James Bond, A Quantum of Solace," and many more.
In the world of multimedia, Craig's music is featured in many X-Box / PS2 games. most notably, Craig composed the original music for "Baldur's Gate, the Dark Alliance II," and his song, "A Nuclear Blast," is the main menu theme for the Game "Fallout, A Brotherhood of Steel."
"Baldur's Gate" marks Craig's thirteenth journey to "Middle Earth" having started composing for the "Dungeons and Dragons" genre for TSR Inc. in the mid '90s. Other scores in this genre include the TV special "Dragonstrike," and the games "Planescape, A Guide to the Outlands.", "Ravenloft, A Light in the Belfry," and "Terror Trax" (among others). He also contributed music (with partner Simone Benyacar) to the trailer for feature film "The Lord of the Rings, Return of the King."
Also look out for "The Kids Who Saved Summer," a family comedy that features, in addition to Craig's score, four of Craig's songs. The film is presently running on The Disney Channel and Showtime Family. You can also hear some of Craig's songs featured on Disney's "The Little Mermaid" series. Finally, Craig was part of the composing team (headed by Stephen James Taylor) for Disney's "Raw Toonage," and the composer for the KAET/PBS production "Visions of Arizona." Both programs received Emmy nominations for outstanding original score.
Craig lives in Malibu, California, with his wife, fellow composer and conductor Eímear Noone, their son Eliam and his daughter Madison.
Kia Jam is the founder and President of K. Jam Media. He has independently produced and/or financed more than 20 motion pictures over the past 20 years. The most recent release, In the Heart of the Sea, directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth was done in association with Warner Bros. and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez and starring Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Jam will be executive producing the television series Empress, a co-production with Starlight Media and the producer of Game of Thrones.
Mr. Jam also produced Devil's Pass, which was shot entirely on location in Russia and was directed by Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2, Skiptrace). In September of 2016, Mr. Jam was invited to the 2016 Silk Road International Film Festival in Xi'an, China as an official member of the jury for the festival. While in Xi'an, Mr. Jam was also an guest speaker at a Media Leadership Class at the China Film Group Corporation. He has also spoken at the Beijing Film Academy, USC Film School, UCLA and at varied other distinguished universities.
Prior to launching K. Jam Media, Mr. Jam was a principal founder and C.O.O. at Ascendant Pictures, an independent film production and finance company based in Beverly Hills, California. Along with its subsidiary Rising Star; Ascendant financed eighteen movies over a five year period with budgets totaling more than $750 million. Mr. Jam acted in a producing capacity on all of Ascendant Pictures' projects including Lucky Number Slevin (starring Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, and Morgan Freeman) and The Big White (starring Robin Williams and Holly Hunter). With Tom Cruise, he co-produced Ask the Dusk (starring Colin Farrel, Salma Hayek) and co-produced The Jacket (starring Adrien Brody and Keira Knightly) alongside George Clooney. In 2006 along with Barrie Osborne (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix), Mr. Jam served as an executive producer of the sci-fi action adventure Outlander (starring Jim Caviezel and Ron Perlman), produced in partnership with The Weinstein Company. He is also the producer of Who's Your Caddy and Timber Falls. Prior to his tenure at Ascendant, Mr. Jam was President of an independent film production company based in Santa Monica, California. In 2002, he co-produced Juwanna Mann for Morgan Creek Pictures and Warner Bros. Among his other productions are Dungeons & Dragons with Joel Silver (The Matrix Trilogy, Lethal Weapon) for New Line Cinema, which starred Jeremy Irons and Marlon Wayans.
Prior to producing features, Mr. Jam was recruited by James Cameron's visual effects powerhouse Digital Domain where he was involved in all levels of production on over 60 television commercials, including a Clio Award-winning Jeep Commercial and David Fincher's Grammy Award-winning Rolling Stones music video for "Love is Strong". Mr. Jam has also served as a consultant for a wide range of filmed entertainment company clients such as Relativity, Xinhua Media Entertainment, and Miramax Films, where together with his partners he secured and help organize the $660m purchase of Miramax from The Walt Disney Company. Mr. Jam graduated as a member of The Golden Key International Honor Society from the University of California Irvine with a degree in Political Science. Additionally, he is member of the Producers Guild of America and has served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Youth Foundation for several years. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.
Bob Carter and wife September Day Carter opened a production studio and Superhero Voice Over Academy, The Neighborhood, in Atlanta in 2016. He and his wife record, coach, and produce from its location across from Marvel Studios. They are also "Celebrity Dungeon Masters" for actors and musicians who play Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars, and Palladium Heroes Unlimited and even host games at their studio.
Brandon Baker got his start in New York working on feature films such as High Art and Fait Accompli, learning both the practical and creative aspects of the business. From there he dabbled as an assistant sound engineer at Broadway Video, but it was not until he moved to Los Angeles in 2000 that he really found his stride. While in L.A., Baker worked in the sales & acquisitions department at Myriad Pictures from 2000 to 2003, acquainting himself with domestic distributors, foreign buyers and the film markets & festivals. Following that he did sales and acquisitions for MonteCristo Entertainment, Boll AG and VMI while in New York.
Baker returned to New York in 2005 and began to independently produce feature films as well as represent films for distribution plus he started up his own domestic video label - Mystic Pictures. Brandon has produced the feature films Fall Down Dead, Living & Dying, Hallow's End, and Bachelor Party Massacre. Some of the films he has secured distribution and/or sales agent deals for are Backcountry (TIFF selection), He Never Died (SXSW selection), King Cobra, Jack Goes Home, Wicked Blood, Chlorine, Love N' Dancing, The Alphabet Killer, Southern Belles, Good Day for It, The Killing Jar, The Attic, The Kill Hole, Matt's Chance, Theresa is a Mother, Nightmare Box and American Nightmare. Brandon was an associate producer on BloodRayne, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, and The Killing Jar. He executive produced Backcountry, King Cobra, Jack Goes Home, The Alphabet Killer and Good Day For It; co-produced He Never Died, Wicked Blood, A Beautiful Life and Love 'n Dancing.
To this day, Mr. Baker has produced, repped, acquired, sold, and distributed more than 100 feature films in his 15-year entertainment career.
Lance was born in Sarnia on April 3rd 1969. He grew up in North Bay, Ontario and most of his family still lives in that area. He played volleyball during his early school days and never showed an interest in Wrestling until he entered Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. During his time at Wilfrid Laurier, Lance finally found what he wanted in life was to be a pro wrestler. So he packed his bags and moved to the home of Wrestling legends in Canada - Calgary, Alberta. In 1990 he enrolled at the famous Hart Dungeon, which had produced legends such as Stu Hart, Bret "The Hitman" Hart,The King of Harts Owen Hart, The Loose Cannon Brian Pillman and Jim The Anvil Neidhart. Lance began his training with two other superstars in the making - Chris Benoit and Chris Jerico. A year after he enrolled at the Hart dungeon, Lance was ready to tour Japan where his tag team partner was his mate from the Hart Dungeon - Chris Jerico. After numerous Independent Wrestling Tours and trips to Japan, Lance was signed by EcW in 1996. 5 years of hard work, wrestling all over the world, paid off. In Ecw he won the tag team titles on 3 occasions and finally got his break in the big time when he was signed by WCW in 2000. In less than a year after joining WCW, Lance won the WCW US Championship 2 times as well as the WCW Hardcore Title. He also recorded the proudest moment of his career in August 2000, when his idol Bret "The Hitman" Hart made a symbolic passing of the torch to Lance Storm at a PPV event in their home country of Canada.
Gregg was born in Selma, Alabama, but lived most of his childhood in Henderson, Kentucky, which he considers his hometown. While attending Henderson County High School, he wrote plays, acted in school productions, co-founded a theater company that produced plays for children, came in second in a state-wide speech and drama competition for high school students, and played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons. After many years of dreaming of attending the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, financial realities set in and lead him, instead, to Western Kentucky University. In his freshman year, he participated in numerous theatre productions and won the theatre and dance department's most prestigious award. Feeling unchallenged, he changed course after just one year of college and, in 1985, joined the Army, attending the Department of Defense Defense language Institute to study Persian-Farsi and graduating from Army Survival School. He was stationed with a Special Forces group as an Intelligence specialist. After four years, he was honorably discharged with enough resources to attend film school. He moved to Orlando, Florida and went to film school at Valencia Community College and the University of Central Florida. He worked as a set dresser and prop man on features and TV shows in Orlando and Los Angeles for 10 years before producing The Blair Witch Project, which established the "found footage" or "cinema scarité" as a popular film genre. As of 2013, he lives in Portland, Oregon.
Brian Silber is a Trial Attorney located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A native Floridian, he grew up on Miami Beach and attended the University of Miami School of Law and the University of Miami School of Business.
After graduating from law school in 2002, Brian served as a prosecutor at the Broward County State Attorney's Office under Michael J. Satz. While there, he brought more than 100 cases to trial and litigated thousands more. Brian served as a special unit prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit, as a Supervisor, and as a Lead Felony Prosecutor.
After completing his three year service commitment, Brian left Government and entered private practice.
In private practice, Mr. Silber focused his career on Criminal Defense, Civil Forfeiture Defense, and Personal Injury.
In 2014, Brian began his television career on Headline News by providing live legal analysis of the Arizona v. Jodi Arias and Florida v. George Zimmerman cases. His involvement in television legal analysis has since evolved to include CNN, Fox News, and the Fox News Business Channel where he has covered scores of high profile cases, including:
California v. Robert Durst (HBO's "The Jinx") United States v. Dzhokhar Tzarnaev (aka "Boston Marathon Bomber") Ohio v. Ariel Castro (aka "Basement Dungeon Killer") Texas v. Eddie Ray Routh (aka "American Sniper Killer") United States v. Maj. Nidal Hasan (aka "Fort Hood Killer") South Africa v. Oscar Pistorius (aka "The Blade Runner")
Brian Silber is also known for representing local politicians, judges, and other high profile persons in criminal related matters. His clients are usually in crisis where the consequences are great and the risk is high.
Brian is an AV Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, he us a Super Lawyers Rising Star, and was named to the "Top 40 Under 40" in 2013 by the National Trial Lawyers association.
Brian is an avid snowboarder, hiker, and is known to enjoy a great cigar more than once in a while.
Flint Dille has spent most of his creative life on the porous border between the game business and the film business, and firmly believes that it is all becoming one big media industry. Flint's work ranges from highly experimental and highly commercial. He has always seen games as great tools for education and creative exploration.
Flint started his career writing and producing television shows (Transformers, G.I. Joe, etc.) while writing interactive novels (The Sagard Series with Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons and Dragons.). By the early 90s, Flint was designing games (Battle For the Future) and writing movies (American Tail II: Feivel Goes West), wondering how he was somehow going to turn two careers into one. Flint's Gulf War I simulation, released, coincidentally, the same day as the actual bombing began, got him invited to the Air War College as a Speaker for seven years running at the 'Connections Conference'· When CD-ROMS came out, Flint worked on a variety of experimental interactive movies in a variety of roles, from Game designer/Writer Double Switch (a cinematic game) and director, (Terror T.R.A.X., which ended up as a television pilot for Fox).
In the commercial sector, Flint has worked as a designer and/or writer on numerous games which have either turned platinum, received awards, or both: Soviet Strike, Nuclear Strike, Dragonstrike, Tomorrow Never Dies, Dead to Rights, Riddick.
In 2004, Flint and John Zuur Platten made history by selling a game design document as a feature film called _Reaper, The (2005)_ which will be released by Dimension (Miramax). Flint and John are Executive Producers and now have a 'first look deal' at Dimension.
Flint has written four interactive novels, five regular novels, graphic novels and comic books. He actually appears as a character in a Graphic Novel, Frank Miller's 300 (as the only Spartan, Dillios, who survives the battle of Thermopylae).
Flint has an AB from U.C. Berkeley in Ancient History and an MFA from USC in Cinema (Professional Writing). He even taught a class at the Art Institute of Los Angeles and enjoys teaching, viewing it as a place to audition material for an upcoming non-fiction book about media design and talent recruitment.
He has been a speaker/guest lecturer/panelist at AFI, USC, The Air War College, the ICT, DICE, E3, ComiCon, GenCon, BotCon and all sorts of other Cons.
Barry Ford is a native Californian, son of a British father and an American mother which has given him his range of dialects. He became a member of Actors Equity during his college years in a summer season of musicals with the Sacramento Music Circus. He then appeared in San Francisco Bay Area theater, including Tiger At The Gates at the famed Actor's Workshop. In the early 60s he worked as a film dubber, actor and singer-dancer in Paris, France. He was referred to in a French newspaper as an "American in Paris" as the result of his song and dance appearances on French TV. An American TV Director, Richard Kinon, after seeing Barry's work as a guest star in Harry's Girls, a series shot in Europe, encouraged him to return to the US and seek a career in Hollywood. Once back in Hollywood, he was noted for his exceptional stage performances in The Deputy and Macbird! at a small professional theater. These roles led to principal roles in TV and film, many of which featured his fluency in French and German. He next went to New York to to study and pursue his stage career. After years of major roles in daytime TV, film and theater in New York City and across the country, he returned to Hollywood in 2005. He works today in all media, including the internet and video games. (He is the Dapper Old Gent in Dungeon Siege III).
Bob Richardson is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts (Chouinard), with a degree in animation and film production and a vast amount of experience in the entertainment industry.
After working on many highly acclaimed theatrical cartoons ("Pink Panther," "Ant and the Aardvark"), TV Specials ("The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat," "My Mom's Having a Baby"), as well as TV series ("Planet of the Apes," "Dungeons & Dragons"), Bob received four consecutive Emmys and other awards Producing and Directing "Jim Henson's Muppet Babies" with his talented creative partner, Hank Saroyan. Shortly thereafter, Bob set-up the Marvel Films Animation Studio, Producing/Directing sixty-five half-hour episodes of Fox's top-rated "Spider-Man" series. He Produced and Directed the CGI TV series: "Max Steel" and in 2004, won his fifth Emmy directing the TV series: "Tutenstein."
Bob made use of this varied experience, including working on features ranging from Disney's "Jungle Book" to Bakshi's "Heavy Traffic," to complete two action-packed super-hero movies for Marvel and Lionsgate (2006): Ultimate Avengers I and II, as the Producer and Supervising Director. Ultimate Avengers I was awarded one of The Cinema Audio Society's most prestigious awards: Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing (2006). Ultimate Avengers II won the Entertainment Merchants Association's 2007 "best non-children's direct-to-DVD" award. Both Avengers I and II were nominated for Golden Reel Awards. Bob completed his work on the animated FOX sitcom: "King of the Hill."
In addition, Bob is fine-tuning his original screenplay, "Metal-Morphosis," a post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, future-world saga with three sequels already in the planning stages and a number of other projects that he's been creating during his career, including a recent PSA to encourage Film Incentives in North Carolina.
|Peter Lewis Walsh
Peter Lewis Walsh has had a varied career as a museum administrator, publisher, and designer, writer, editor, critic, media scholar, public speaker, and film actor. He began studying film acting in the fall of 2014. His first film, Spotlight (2015) premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Since then, he has performed in leading roles in such short films as Allen and Imran (2015), Davey Crocket (2015), Dungeons and Dragons and Delirium (2015), and The Diner (2016) and appeared in such feature films as Bleed for This (2015), The Resurrection of Victoria Wheeler (2015), The Lake of Simon (2015), Loud Places (2015), and Laila B (2016). He also took roles in the web series The Insurance Tapes and other projects.
Walsh was born in Brooklyn, New York, and grew up on Long Island, in Upstate New York, and in New England. He began acting in First Grade and in High School produced and directed several of his own plays. At Oberlin College, he worked with professor, dramatist, critic, and performance theorist Herbert Blau (co-founder of The Actor's Workshop in San Francisco and a director of the repertory company, Lincoln Center, New York), and was a founding member of the ODC, now an internationally known dance company and one of the leading dance organizations in the United States. At Oberlin, he took courses in Shakespeare and drama, performed in college dramatics under the direction of Wes Sanders, studied dance performance, and appeared in dance pieces by choreographers Yvonne Rainer, David Gordon, and Steve Paxton. Oberlin College friends and classmates included Tony Award-winning actor, clown, and performance artist Bill Irwin, choreographer and Guggenheim Fellow Brenda Way, Tony Award-winning designer and director Julie Taymor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Franz Wright.
Following graduation, Walsh worked for a year at an film company based in Greater Boston and for another year at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His career as a museum administrator, designer, communications director, writer, publisher, consultant, and web producer has included stints and projects at the Harvard Museums of Natural History; the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Davis Museum at Wellesley College; the National Gallery, Washington, DC; and the Boston Athenæum. He was for a decade Chairman of the Massachusetts Art Commission.
Walsh is an art critic and has an international reputation as a media scholar. He has spoken often at MIT in Cambridge, MA, and has lectured at museums, colleges, and universities in the United States and in Europe. His academic papers have been frequently cited in the scholarly literature and have been used internationally in teaching writing, media studies, and museum studies. His articles and reviews have been published in the Boston Globe; Sculpture; Museums New York; Museums Boston; the Boston Phoenix; the Boston Review; The Arts Fuse; American Art Journal, Smithsonian Museum of American Art; in books published by MIT Press and Routledge; and in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science, among many other publications.
Walsh holds a master's degree in Art History from Harvard University and has studied film acting in Boston.
STAR Wars made Harrison Ford one of Hollywood's most famous actors but it left one Oxford puppeteer behind.
In 1982 Hugh Spight spent six weeks at Elstree Studios filming with the star in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. But he believes his chance at fame was shot down when his name was misspelled during the credits, renaming him Hugh Spirit. He said: "I don't know how it happened, its a bit of a mystery. I was a bit gutted really. We were in the cinema with everybody that I knew, and I saw it come up and just thought 'Oh no!'."
Mr Spight, 67, played several small background roles in the film - a pig-like Gamorian guard, a Mon Calamari fish creature and an Elom monster. Originally trained in ballet dancing, Mr Spight made it on to the Star Wars set after he was spotted next door on the set of Muppet-creator Jim Henson's movie The Dark Crystal.
Mr Spight, who has lived in Oxford for the last seven years, said: "I had already been in the Star Wars studios for months and months with Dark Crystal.
"At the end of Dark Crystal filming they asked a couple of us if we would look at coming on their set, so a few of us did. I was just in the right place at the right time and with the right skills." Mr Spight's biggest role is as the Gamorrian guard who escorts Mr Ford's character Han Solo into captivity.
He said: "We were on Jabba the Hutt's barge and in those scenes I was the one who had my hand on the shoulder of Harrison Ford. "We had to take him down to the dungeon.''
"Harrison Ford didn't communicate a lot about anything other than what he wanted us to do in response to his actions. He directed his scenes and you just had to do it." He said: "For that character I had an image of John Wayne in my mind because it was such a big costume and you've got to move accordingly.
"It was the same type of swagger, a very full-bodied movement. "It wasn't hard work really, but in the costumes it's very tricky to move because they're so big. I nearly fell down the stairs."
Now, more than 30 years after the film was released, Star Wars fans have finally tracked Mr Spight down. Mr Spight is in hot demand on the Comiccon circuit! Thousands of fans all over the world want to get Hugh's signature.
Mr Spight is now managed by prominent UK Comiccon Booking Agent, Mr Julian Owen - The Alliance Agents.
Deceased Canadian Sumo turned professional wrestler best known for his work for WWE from 1989 to 1993. He went undefeated as a Sumo wrestler but left the sport out of frustration with the lifestyle and knowing he would never get elevated to Yokozuna (Grand Champion) status. He trained in All Japan Pro Wrestling and debuted for the promotion in 1987 and spent the next two years going back and forth between All Japan and Vancouver All-Star Wrestling and the UWA promotion in British Columbia, Canada. winning the UWA World Heavyweight Title twice and the UWA Canadian Heavyweight Title once. WWE signed him in 1989 and he worked some dark (non-televised) matches and house shows before making his first televised appearance in the U.S. as an audience plant named John on the November 11, 1989 "WWF Superstars of Wrestling." "Canada's Strongest Man" Dino Bravo (Adolph Bresciano) and manager "The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart had thrown out an open challenge to the biggest guy in the audience to sit on Bravo's back while he did push-ups. "John" sat down on Bravo's back while Bravo did some push-ups. Then WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion the Ultimate Warrior (Jim Hellwig) made his way to the ring to take the challenge. John set up on Warrior's back and sat down on him. John and Bravo beat down the Warrior until referees cleared the ring. A week later, Hart and Bravo introduced "John" as the Canadian Earthquake, which was later shortened to Earthquake. He would get pushed as a monster heel immediately, including facing Hulk Hogan at "SummerSlam 90." Formed the Natural Disasters in 1991 with former nemesis Tugboat (Fred Ottman) after he turned heel on the Bushwhackers (Butch (Butch Miller) and Luke (Brian Wickens)) and became Typhoon. They turned face in 1992 after Hart betrayed them and got Money Inc. ("The Million-Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and IRS (Mike Rotunda)) the shot to dethrone the Legion of Doom (Hawk (Mike Hegstrand) and Animal (Joe Laurinaitis)) for the WWE World Tag Team Titles. The Disasters defeated Money Inc. for the belts in July and held them until Money Inc. regained them in October. Quake temporarily left WWE in 1993 and went back to Japan. He returned in 1994 and had a feud with Yokozuna (Rodney Anoai before going to WCW. He was repackaged as Avalanche and teamed with Kevin Sullivan and the Butcher (Ed Leslie) as the Three Faces of Fear for a feud with Hulk Hogan, Sting (Steve Borden) and Randy Savage. He was repackaged again in June 1995 as the Shark of the Dungeon of Doom. He was kicked out of the group in May 1996, with Big Bubba (Ray Traylor) shaving off half of his hair. He dropped the gimmick and started wrestling under his own name until he left in 1997. He returned to WWE on the May 25, 1998 "WWE Raw Is War" as the masked Golga as part of the debut of the Oddities, with Luna Vachon (Trudy Vachon), the Giant Silva (Paulo Silva) and manager the Jackyl (Don Callis). The group, eventually reduced to Golga, Silva, Kurrgan (Robert Maillet) and George 'The Animal' Steele, were released in 1999. Tenta went back to Japan and the independents. He returned to WWE as Earthquake for the Gimmick Battle Royal at "WrestleMania X-7," which he lost. He finished out his career in Japan and retired in 2003 due to contracting bladder cancer, which ultimately killed him in 2006 at the age of 42.
Cassandra is and actress, singer, and dancer and she started her acting and singing career back in 2013 with the musical Jesus Christ Superstar at City College of San Francisco. Since then she acted in several other productions with City College of San Francisco such as The Woman, Good News, Clybourne Park, and Legally Blonde The Musical. She has also done some film, television, and commercials as she wants to add more to her craft. Also at the (The San Francisco Dungeon) is where she gets many opportunities to play with her craft.
Sean Decker got his start in the industry in 1997 as a horror entertainment journalist, first as news editor at DungeonOfDarkness.com, then at Universal Studios' HorrorOnline.com, before serving as a contributing writer to Fangoria Magazine, FEARnet.com, and DreadCentral.
In addition to journalism, as a screenwriter and producer he collaborated on the award-winning short film "Yummy Meat: A Halloween Carol" (season one of the film series Scary Endings) and co-wrote and produced the horror-satire "L.A. Slasher."
Christopher Escalante is an award-winning music composer and voice actor for video games, film, and media.
As a composer, he has written original music and songs for many video games and visual novels available for the PC and on Steam such as Seduce Me the Otome, Maid With Perfection, Ace Academy, as well as many films, television series, commercials, web series, and audio books such as Vigil, The Next Best Bartender, and Mythica: The Necromancer.
A graduate of Bang Zoom! Entertainment's Advanced Voice Acting Workshop, Christopher broke into voice acting for video games in many of Nexon's Massively Multiplayer Online video games as the Blade Master in Atlantica Online and the Legendary Hero in Dungeon Fighter Online, and has gone on to voice many roles in video games and visual novels such as Junius Fahrenheit in Sierra Ops, Eagle Morris in Aces Wild, Erik in Seduce Me the Otome, as well as many other video games, visual novels, mobile apps, and television and audio dramas.
American martial artist, professional wrestler and actor best known for his work in WCW in the 1990s as Glacier. Debuted in 1989 under his own name as a TV jobber for the National Wrestling Alliance/WCW. Competed for Nobuhiko Takada's shoot-style promotion UWF-I and some Georgia independent promotions before becoming Glacier. The gimmick was based on the character Sub-Zero from the video game Mortal Kombat as part of a storyline called Blood Runs Cold. The first vignette aired on the May 4, 1996 "WCW Saturday Night." He was supposed to debut in July. Hulk Hogan's heel turn and the formation of the New World Order at "WCW Bash At The Beach 96" pushed everything else in WCW, including Glacier, to the back burner. Glacier debuted in August against Big Bubba (Ray Traylor) of the Dungeon of Doom. Because Glacier's debut was delayed, the debuts of his Blood Runs Cold enemies, Mortis (Chris Kanyon), Wrath (Bryan E. Clark II) and manager James Vandenberg (James Mitchell), were delayed until "WCW Uncensored" in March 1997. Glacier and Ernest "The Cat" Miller (Ernest Miller) ultimately lost the feud and everyone went their separate ways. Lloyd was briefly repackaged in 1999 as Coach Buzz Stern, the heel manager of jobber Luther Biggs. In late 2000, WCW teased the return of Glacier, which Norman Smiley seemed happy about, though no one else was and he never made it back to TV. WWE did not pick up his contract after purchasing WCW and he left for the independents, competing for Dusty Rhodes' Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling, CHIKARA, and various other promotions in the Georgia and Florida areas. He is a former 2x TCW Heavyweight Champion, a former 2x TCW Tag Team Champion (1x w/Ron Studd (Ron Reis) and 1x w/Jorge Estrada (Jorge Moraza), a former 1x NWA World Tag Team Champion with Jason Sugarman, a former UIW (Universal Independent Wrestling in Georgia) Heavyweight Champion and a former USWA (United States Wrestling Alliance in Jacksonville, Florida) Tag Team Champion.
When Sullivan began his wrestling career he was immediately known as an aggressive and talented wrestler. In the independents he was accompanied by his then real life wife, Woman (Nancy Sullivan). He wore yellow tights and face paint. He then joined the NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) in the mid 80s and was back and fourth through the indie federations but stayed in the NWA in the early 90s when it became the Ted Turner based federation, the WCW (World Championship Wrestling). He had many great matches. In 1994 when Hulk Hogan finished one of his many feuds with Ric Flair, Kevin Sullivan started a feud with the Hulkster which brightened his career. This feud with Hogan lasted until some time in 1996. First Sullivan was joined by the Butcher (Ed Leslie, Brutis Beefcake as he was known in the WWF), and Avalanche (John Tenta, Earthquake as he was known in the WWF) and the threesome was called the Faces of Fear.
The feud with Sullivan's stable and Hogan came to a halt in mid 1995 but started again in the late summer. It was revealed that Sullivan was in cahoots with the Giant and the Master Iaukea was supposedly Sullivan's father. Sullivan would be known as The "Taskmaster". The new stable was called the Dungeon of Doom. They were soon joined by Kamala "The Ugandan Giant", The Shark (John Tenta), and the Zodiac (Ed Leslie, Brutis Beefcake), and Meng. During the Halloween Havoc 95 match Sullivan and the Giant were joined by Jimmy Hart after Hart attacked Hogan. It was then that Yeti (Ron Reis) joined up with the massive group but then disappeared after that appearance. After many matches with Hogan, Sullivan and his Dungeon of Doom joined Ric Flair and the Four Horseman in early 1996.
More members joined Sullivan in 1996. The One Man Gang, Loch Ness (Giant Haystacks), Z Gangsta (Zues, Tom Lister Jr.), The Final Solution (the late Jeep Swenson) Konnan, Maxx Muscle, The Barbarian, The Leprechaun (Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker), Jackie (Jacqueline in the WWE), Hugh Morrus, Big Bubba Rogers (The Big Bossman),and the "Total Package" Lex Luger. The Dungeon of Doom shortly vanished after Hogan joined the NWO and Sullivan took a break and became a booker for WCW. He later showed up a few years later for a short stint as a commentator and as a manager with Mike Rotunda.
Georges Devdariani is (musical) theater - and film actor. He is a graduate of the "De Trap" Theater School , Amsterdam (2005) and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (2002, MM in music theater). Since 1999 Georges has regularly been attached to different (musical) theater - film and television projects. He has played many (guest) parts in the Dutch sitcoms. In 2006 a short called "Hang" starring Georges has won two prizes at the International Film Festival in Aberdeen, Scotland. In 2007, Georges played the leading part in the Dutch horror movie "Halloween Night Ride". From 2005 thru 2007 Georges has worked as an actor at the Amsterdam Dungeon. In 2010, Georges got cast in Stephan Brenninkmeijer's new feature, "Caged". At the same time he also performed the leading part in "Desk Job", a Dutch short to win the "Best Foreign Black Comedy Award" at the New York International Independent Film Festival. Georges has been co-directing two opera's ("Don Giovanni" and "Il Trovatore"), he has also staged "Dracula", a contemporary Russian opera-thriller in St. Petersburg in 2007.
Michael Witwer is the author of Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons (Bloomsbury, 2015), as well as an active film and theater actor based in Chicago, Illinois. His film credits include The Return of Joe Rich starring Sam Witwer, Armand Assante and Talia Shire, Bollywood smash hit, Dhoom 3, and several short films, industrials and commercials. His short film work earned him the distinction of Best Leading Actor in the Chicago 24-Hour Film Race in both 2009 and 2011. A graduate of Northwestern University's prestigious musical theater program, he has also worked for professional theaters throughout the region and country including the Ravinia Festival, Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre, Playwrights Horizons in New York City, Mercury Theatre, Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, Light Opera Works and many others. A proud member of the Actors Equity Association, Michael has also appeared in the title role of several high-profile productions of The Rocky Horror Show including those that featured Barry Williams (The Brady Bunch) and Mancow Muller, as well as the annual production at Detroit's Meadowbrook Festival. Michael currently lives in Chicago with his wife and their two children, Vivienne and William.
Steve Stabler is currently Chairman and CEO of Commotion Pictures, an independent film production and distribution company. He has been directly involved in the development, finance, production, acquisition, marketing, and distribution of more than 100 motion picture and television projects. Including full-length motion pictures "Dumb & Dumber", "Kingpin", Beverly Hills Ninja", and "Threesome" which together have grossed over one billion dollars in worldwide receipts. Throughout his career, Stabler has established a reputation for putting value on the screen.
Prior to establishing Commotion Pictures, Stabler co-founded and was Chairman and CEO of Destination Film Distribution Company, Inc., a domestic film distribution company with one hundred employees in production, marketing and distribution. While at Destination, Stabler produced and/or distributed "Bats", starring Dina Meyer, "Eye of the Beholder", starring Ashley Judd and Ewan McGregor, "Drowning Mona", starring Danny DeVito and Bette Midler. "Buying the Cow", "Slackers", "Thomas and The Magic Railroad" starring Alec Baldwin and "Beautiful" directed by Sally Field starring Minnie Driver.
From 1985 to 1996, Steve Stabler was Co-Chairman and CEO of Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA), an entertainment company focused on the production, and worldwide marketing and distribution of independent films and television properties. Through groundbreaking agreements with the International Alliance of Theatrical & Stage Employees (IATSE), me Director's Guild of America (DGA) and the Teamsters Union, Stabler's projects have remained competitive with companies making films non-union at the same budget levels. The Company grew from a start-up to fifty employees. In 1996, MPCA was sold to Metromedia International Group where he served as Senior Executive Vice President in charge of marketing, distribution and production for Orion Pictures with responsibility for over four hundred employees. While serving in this capacity at Orion, he produced, marketed and. distributed ten films before Orion was purchased by MGM /UA in July of 1997.
He has recently completed feature films for the R.L. Stein book series "Mostly Ghostly" for Universal Pictures and best selling game "Dungeons and Dragons: Dragonlands" for Paramount Pictures.
Stabler received his B.A. in Motion Picture/Television Production from U.C.L.A. in 1976, his M.F.A. in Motion Picture/Television Production from U.C.L.A. in 1996 and his JD from Loyola Law School in 1981.
Retired American professional wrestler known for his appearances in WCW from 1995 to 1998. He is the son of Ron Reis Sr. who was a member of the University of Cincinnati basketball team that won the NCAA Championships in 1961 and again in 1962. Ron attended Santa Clara University, where he followed in his father's footsteps by playing basketball. He was trained by Big John Studd and debuted in 1994 for the New England-based International Wrestling Federation. On the October 23, 1995, "WCW Monday Nitro," the Master (Curtis Iaukea) of the Dungeon of Doom cut a promo about how the Sherpa guides had dug out a "13-ton of ice" and that the Dungeon's "insurance policy" had been delivered. "The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan told Mean Gene Okerlund that his "father" had gone with the Sherpa guides to get the Yeti, who would be the insurance policy for the Giant (Paul Wight)'s match with WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan at "WCW Halloween Havoc 95." At the end of the episode, Hogan started brawling with the Dungeon of Doom when the floor started shaking and the Yeti, a huge guy in a mummy outfit, broke out of the ice. At "Halloween Havoc," Jimmy Hart, Hogan's manager, turned heel on him. The Giant locked Hogan in a bear hug while Lex Luger and Randy Savage ran down to the ring. The Yeti followed and he and the Giant locked on a double bear hug, while Luger turned heel and stomped Savage. The Yeti gimmick disappeared after this show. Reis was repackaged as the Super Giant Ninja. He was eliminated from the battle royal at "WCW World War III 95," lost to WCW United States Heavyweight Champion the One Man Gang on the January 20 (taped January 10), 1996 "WCW Saturday Night," and squashed Barry Houston on the January 29, 1996 "WCW Prime Wrestling." He was reintroduced in August as Big Ron Studd, a tribute to his trainer, sometimes billed only as Ron Studd. He won some matches but also lost several and disappeared again. He was absent for all of 1997. He returned as Reese and joined Raven's (Scott Levy) Flock on the March 2, 1998 "WCW Monday Nitro." Raven claimed that Reese's size had made him an outcast. He left after losing to Perry Saturn on the June 29, 1998 "WCW Monday Nitro," never returning to WCW. He jumped to New Japan Pro Wrestling and competed as BB (for Big Bomb) Jones. He competed for Dusty Rhodes's Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling as Ron Studd and for Vince Russo's Christian-themed promotion Ring of Glory as Evil before he retired in 2005. He is a former TCW (Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling) Tag Team Champion with Glacier (Ray Lloyd). At Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling's February 2, 2002 show, Dusty Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes (Dustin Runnels)and Ron Studd defeated Fake Goldust, Jason Sugarman and Scotty Riggs (Scotty Antol) in a Tables Ladders and Chairs match, making the 7'3 Reis the tallest wrestler to ever compete in a TLC match.
Henning Lohner was raised near Palo Alto, California, to German emigrant parents. He returned to Germany to complete studies in musicology at Frankfurt University, from which he graduated as MA in 1987. In 1985, Lohner became assistant to German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen; Stockhausen introduced Lohner to the visual media while working at La Scala in Milano on Stockhausen's opera "Licht". In 1989 Lohner became musical advisor for Louis Malle (1989-90, on the film "May Fools", starring Michel Piccoli). Long-term collaborations with Frank Zappa resulted in roles as music producer for film and music projects such as "Peefeeyatko" (1991) and "The Yellow Shark" (1992), and with John Cage, on "one11 and 103" (1992), as well as producing and directing the music films "The Revenge of the Dead Indians" (1993), and "In a Metal Mood" (1996, starring Pat Boone). Henning's audio-visual installation " raw material, vol. 1-11" (as of 1995) has toured prominent venues in continental Europe, including the Gemeente Museum, The Hague, the Sonic Art Festival in Rome and the Video Art Festival of Berlin. In 1996, Henning moved to Los Angeles and worked as a composer at "Media Ventures" (now "Remote Control") film music studios, founded by composer Hans Zimmer. After apprenticeships on such films as "Broken Arrow", "Gladiator" and "Thin Red Line", Henning wrote additional music for Hans's film scores to "Laura's Star", the Jim Brooks directed "Spanglish", and co-composed the "Ring One", starring Naomi Watts. Consequently, Henning has scored over 40 feature films to date. He particularly enjoys scoring horror/thriller films and this has led to Henning composing film scores such as "The Ring Two" (again starring Naomi Watts), "Bloodrayne" (starring Sir Ben Kingsley, Kristana Loken, and Michael Madsen), the horror/thriller "Timber Falls" for producer Arnold Rifkin and the epic tale "Dungeon Seige - In the Name of the King" (starring Jason Stratham, Bert Reynolds, and Ray Liotta). Balancing out his affection for "nightmare films", Henning loves scoring comedies (e.g. "Incident at Loch Ness" by/starring Werner Herzog & Zak Penn), romantic comedies ("Love Comes Lately" which premiered at Sundance in 2008), drama and family films (such as the European hit animations "Laura' s Christmas" or "Der kleine Dodo"). More recently Henning scored the beautiful Italian coming-of-age film "Marcello Marcello", set in a Napolitain city of the 50s, in which a young man overcomes the hurdles of wining the heart of the major's daughter. In his spare time Henning teaches as Guest Professor at the renowned Zurich Academy for Music and Theatre. Henning spends his time between Berlin, London and Los Angeles.
Jason Gullifer is a Los Angeles-based actor and editor. Born in Parma, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Gullifer describes his childhood years as 'All-American,' growing up in the Midwest in a lower-middle class home. His parents divorced when he was two years old and his mother raised him. She was a witty woman with a good sense of humor and always encouraged him to pursue his dreams.
Jason spent his childhood riding his bike to the neighborhood pond to go fishing, playing war games in the woods, and collecting baseball cards. As a kid, his film heroes were Superman and Han Solo. He was a very imaginative child and loved to play Dungeons and Dragons at sleepovers with his friends. Jason spent his days imagining himself as a knight during medieval times, and going on quests to collect treasure. Jason was always a big fan of television, and loved watching Saturday Night Live and imitating its silly characters. He attributes his love for sketch and stand-up comedy to those early years watching SNL.
Jason attended middle and high school in his hometown of Parma, and then moved to Sheffield Lake, where he finished high school. He was very interested in art, though he didn't get involved in theater as he was very shy. Instead, he expressed his art through other art forms such as drawing, painting, and sculpting in art class. He overcame this shyness by discovering he could make people laugh and made friends by being the class clown. An avid chess player, he won a tournament in his high school chess club. He was also very active in sports including track, wrestling, baseball, basketball, and football, the latter of which was his favorite sport.
Jason received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kent State University, where he studied fine arts, graphic design and acting. In college, he had a reputation for being a walking encyclopedia of obscure TV shows because he watched so much of them. He and his friends would write sketches and shows and film them with his camcorder to share with friends. His time at Kent State fueled his desire to get involved in the performing arts, and gave him the confidence ultimately to move to Hollywood to pursue his dream of a career in the entertainment industry.
Jason moved to Los Angeles in the mid-90s to pursue his acting career. He immediately started studying at The Groundlings for improvisation and sketch comedy, and Playhouse West for drama. He also had the opportunity early on to study with Jeff Goldblum. He went on to become a member of ACME Comedy Theater and did sketch shows on a weekly basis. He soon began booking major commercial campaigns. He created multiple sketch comedy pilots, and several short comedy films. Jason's favorite job outside of acting was as a film editor working on TV pilots for CBS. He enjoyed observing how television shows were assembled and then pitched to the network.
Jason also enjoys participating in philanthropic events. He cares deeply for rescue animals, and does marches to benefit shelter dogs. He also regularly participates in walks for cancer research with one of his friends who suffers from the disease.
A native of New York, Peter Giagni represents all that is valued and worthwhile in our industry. Leaving New York at the age of 17, he arrived in southern California prepared to take all that he had learned and apply it to not only his life but his career and with over 30 years in the business, we can say that he has been on the right track the entire time.
Beginning his career in the mid 1970s Peter worked at one of the most powerful talent agencies in Hollywood, The William Morris Agency, where, as an agent trainee, he worked with and represented the likes of actress Farrah Fawcett. After two years with The William Morris Agency, Mr. Giagni made the transition from Agent to Manager and began to work with Marty Litke Management, Inc. While at Marty Litke Management, Inc., Mr. Giagni was able to focus a greater amount of time on the careers of the talent he represented which included Actress Linda Lavin the star of the hit Television show "Alice", Writer/Producer Norman Steinberg who wrote the screenplay, along with Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor for the film "Blazing Saddles" ('74) and most recently was a writer on The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004), actor Richard Mulligan the star of the hit Television show "Soap" ('77 - '81), and actor/writer Jerry Stiller of Seinfeld and The King of Queens. After establishing himself in the world of talent management in Hollywood, Giagni joined the Agency for the Performing Arts and Talent as Vice President in 1980. In his role as V.P. at the Agency for The Performing Arts-Talent, he continued to work with Hollywood's Stars and used his increased knowledge of the business to broaden the careers of his clients. During his time with APA Peter repped the likes of 'Mary Tyler' Moore', Martin Mull, Blythe Danner and Steve Martin. While at APA he worked with Steve Martin to set up Steve Martin's TV production company 40 Share Productions, with Universal which produced the CBS television show Domestic Life, starring Martin Mull.
After 8 years as V.P. at APA, Giagni continued his climb up the ladder by leaving APA to become the Sr. Vice President at David Shapira and Associates, Inc., talent agency. While at David Shapira and Associates, Inc., and serving as Sr. Vice President, his client list included William Conrad and Hollywood legends Morgan Fairchild and Raymond Burr. He served as Sr. V.P. with David Shapira and Associates, Inc., for 8 years at which time he felt it was time to get back to where he began which was client management. Along with his desire to be closer to his clients, Peter's interest in producing film and television projects also began to grow and therefore in 1996 he left his post as Sr. V.P. at David Shapira and Associates, Inc., and formed Peter Giagni Management, Inc. Since 1996 he has been instrumental in guiding the careers of many of Hollywood's, established and untapped talents and his increased involvement in the area of producing has garnered him additional respect within the industry. Most notably, Giagni has been working very closely with Writer/Director Mark E. Swinton whose musical stage play "Ephriam's Song" was nominated for seven and won four NAACP Theater Awards in 2003. This musical stage play was so well accepted that it gained the support of Hollywood heavyweights 'Cedric The Entertainer' and Bruce Willis who both executive produced the musical stage play.
Giagni has been a member of the Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences for over 25 years and currently sits, along with the Executive Vice President of Production at Sony Pictures Amy Baer, on the Board of Directors of the national organization Friends of the Family. It is for his long standing commitment to excellence in the arts, along with his high level of entertainment industry experience that he joined Hierarchy Pictures as Executive Vice President of Production, in which he will help oversee production slates for both Hierarchy and its subsidiary company Dungeon Films and he enters Hierarchy Talent Management as President of Talent Management.
Richard West aka Mr.C was born in London in the late 60s. He started MCing in London clubs aged only 16 and soon earned a reputation as a fast talking vivacious rapper working with LWR radio's Ron Tom, Jasper the Vinyl Junkie & Jazzy M. Mr.C then hooked up with Colin Faver & Evil Eddie Richards to became resident rapper at the legendary Camden Palace going on to MC for Colin Faver on the then illegal pirate radio station Kiss FM. Mr.C went into the studio to record his 1st house track with Eddie Richards as Myster-E which was released in August 1987. This inspired Mr.C to become a DJ to learn more about his beloved House & Techno music so in late '87 Richard took to the decks. Mr.C has since organized, promoted & been resident DJ at: Fantasy ('88), Base (Dungeons '89), Release (91), Harmony (92), Drop (93), Cyclone (94), Vapourspace (94 & 95), Flavour (The End 95 & 96), Subterrain (The End 95 - 2002), Superfreq (Worldwide 2002 - Present) & Super Disco Freq (LA 2010 - present).
In December 1995 Mr.C opened the legendary night club The End in London with Partner Layo Paskin & then AKA bar 3 years later, which celebrated its 13th anniversary in December 2008. Sadly The End & AKA closed its doors for good on January 24th 2009. 1 Chapter closes & another begins.
Mr.C is founder & owner of Plink Plonk records, cofounder of End Recordings & cofounder & owner of the Superfreq label. Mr.C has recorded under the names, Myster-E, Unity 2, Nu Jacks, Bass Bureau, The Shamen, Mantrac, Somnambulist, Animus Amour, Killer Loop, Mr.C & Tom Parris, Mr.C & 16B ,Sycophant Slags & Indigo Kidz. Mr.C is best known as front man of the pop group The Shamen with whom he notched up a string of top 10 hits including Move Any Mountain & the UK number 1 smash hit Ebeneezer Goode. The Shamen also won a highly coveted Ivor Novelo for Songwriters of the year UK in 1992. Richard's currently recording solo as Mr.C & is also doing collaborations as the Sycophant Slags with Francis Harris aka Adultnapper, as the Indigo Kidz with Affie Yusuf, with [a]pendics.shuffle & with Omid 16b & has recent releases on Poker Flat, Wagon Repair Records, Get Physical Records & Adjunct Audio as well as his own Superfreq imprint. In 2013 alone Mr.C has released his long awaited Mr.C album Smell The Coffee, 3 solo singles & 2 Indigo Kidz releases on Superfreq, his Hechizo track for Get Physical as well as remixes for Mikael Stavöstrand & David Scuba for Riff Raff, as well as remixes for Joint Custody, Xo Chic & House of 909 all on Superfreq. Mr.C's next production releases will be his Remixes as both Mr.C 7 Indigo Kidz on Affie Yusuf's rebirth EP on March 3rd 2014. With a stream of productions still to come out over the coming months, Mr.C is well a truly creating shockwaves with his production output.
Mr.C runs & promotes Superfreq events, which will celebrate being 12 years old in March 2014 & ran monthly at Mr.C's club The End until it closed down in January 2009. Superfreq functions almost monthly in London, a bi-annual residency at the legendary nightclub Fabric & the rest of the time hopping around London's warehouse venues. Superfreq also does quarterly events at Hollywood's hottest venue Sound in Los Angeles & monthly events in Calais France, as well as holding down a quarterly residencies at Tree House in Miami & Output in Brooklyn & hosting bi-annual residencies at La Santanera in Playa Del Carmen, various venues in Chicago & Junk Club in Southampton UK. This is on top annual events in Russia, Ibiza, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Dallas, Denver & San Francisco & other one of events the world over. Superfreq has accomplished 7 successful seasons in Ibiza, 3 at Club Underground, 2 at the legendary DC10, 1 season at Blu & 3 events at Aura & regularly hosts events at BPM Festival & WMC Festival in Miami & will be hosting events in 2014 at BPM, WMC, DEMF, Sonar, Burning Man & ADE.
Born in Sacramento, California. Martin Hall attended U. C. Davis and Loyola Marymount University.
Live-action film credits include lighting the model miniatures for Deep Rising for Dream Quest Images, Con Air, Flubber, _Armageddon (1998)_, My Favorite Martian, Bicentennial Man and Mission to Mars. Photographed large-format plates for _The X Files (1993)_ and _The Practice (1997)_. Digital compositing and 3D work at Pacific Title include the following credits: _The Replacements (2000)_, _MonkeyBone (2001)_, Driven, _Dungeons and Dragons (2001)_, _Joyride (2001)_, -Black Knight, _The Last Castle (2001)_, -_Freddie Got Fingered (2001)_, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Rollerball, _The Bourne Identity (2002)_, _Tuxedo (2002)_, _K19: The Widowmaker (2002)_ , Men in Black II, Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, and Catwoman. In New Zealand he did compositing on The Lord of the Rings: _The Two Towers (2002)_. Martin has been the producer of several visual effects heavy projects. . Currently, Martin is gearing up to join the Microsoft Surface Design team as the Senior Art Director. The goal for this project is to bring a more cinematic experience to the gestural interface. His work has been featured in Cinefex magazine
What Yakima Canutt was to classic stunt work in Hollywood for some 60 years, Ralph Faulkner was to sword fight choreography for almost a like number of years. Faulkner came west from Texas in his mid twenties to try his hand in the movies. Some of his first roles were as President Woodrow Wilson in silent bio/drama flag-wavers about American entrance into World War I. Faulkner's athleticism already tagged him for some stunt work, but while working in the silent movie The Man from Glengarry, filming a river sequence on logs, Faulkner slipped on one and severely injured a knee. With his modest movie career in jeopardy and a real chance of becoming an invalid, Faulkner turned to a regime of knee-related exercises as therapy. He settled on a rowing apparatus and the practice of swordplay, fencing (which uses three practice swords of progressively heavier gage and different technique: foil, epee, and sabre).
Fencing became a passion; so much so in fact, that he entered international competition, winning the World Amateur Sabre Championship (1928) and becoming a member of the U.S. Olympic fencing team that year and for the 1932 Games. In the meantime (1923 to 1925 and then 1933) he had already been doing some movie stunt and fencing choreography. But by 1935 the perfect vehicle came along with a seminal opportunity for him to bring his fencing expertise into the movies on a larger scale. This was the first sound version of Dumas's The Three Musketeers. He was hired as the captain of Cardinal Richelieu's guards, Jussac, and at various points in the movie as five other swordplay stunt extras. In each case he ended up on his face dispatched, but more significantly he was hired as the fencing choreographer. Though this version of the classic tale is normally given short shrift, it is enthusiastic all the more rousing for the realistic dueling that Faulkner coordinated. The movie is worth just his great courtyard scene of nearly one hundred musketeers in synchronized fencing exercises one-on-one before the king.
The popularity of producing swashbucklers (usually based on historical novels) that had started with silent movies moved into its watershed years with Hollywood sound. That same year of 1935 Faulkner moved into stunt double duty as well as fencing coordinator for the first sword-wielding blockbuster, Captain Blood (1935). This was the movie that rocketed unknown Australian actor 'Errol Flynn' to romantic stardom. And Faulkner had good material to work with. Veteran Basil Rathbone was a good fencer already, and Flynn, though new to the school of fence, was athletic and a quick learner. Under Faulkner's choreography Rathbone and Flynn made the swordplay look good. For the next two decades Faulkner's movie list as fencing double and choreographer reads as a history of Hollywood's golden years of adventure yarns with the likes of: Anthony Adverse (1936), If I Were King (1938), The Sea Hawk (1940), The Thief of Baghdad (1940), and The Corsican Brothers (1941).
But fencing choreography like stunt work in general was highly competitive (and still is), and various production leads had their favorites. In fact it was not out of the ordinary-and no doubt cheaper--to simply have the senior stuntman act as coordinator, as the case of Fred Cavens (who also worked with Faulkner) for The Adventures of Robin Hood. But you get what you pay for. The background swordplay in that classic is sometimes amateurish. Once again it is the skill of Rathbone and the verve of Flynn that makes their crossing swords look good in the final swordplay free-for-all. No coordinator as such worked in Flynn's last Warner Brothers swashbuckler, the oft uneven epic, Adventures of Don Juan, but somebody decided that using a watered down version of Faulkner's mass musketeer fencing exercise of 1935 would be effective as overseen by Don Juan before the Spanish king and queen in the confines of the courtroom-just not the same. By the way, Flynn's stunt double was Jock Mahoney - Sally Fields dad. Faulkner's only comparable rival was the much younger Belgium fencing expert Jean Heremans whose work is best seen in the 'Gene Kelly' remake of The Three Musketeers (1948) and the two 1952 swashbucklers for `Stewart Granger', the remake of The Prisoner of Zenda and Scaramouche. Ironically he was given his first credit as fencing coordinator on the classic first version of The Prisoner of Zenda because Faulkner was so busy doing most of the coordinating and fencing in this movie.
In several movies Faulkner doubled both dueling stars. In Adverse for the early duel at the inn, he took turns for the more expert fencing moves as both Don Luis and Denis Moore. In Zenda, Faulkner worked as fencing double and as a fencing featured extra. Though Ronald Colman did his fair share of saber fencing in Zenda, at one point after an injury, Faulkner had to fence briefly with himself-in the final cut of the movie - as both Colman and his own character, one of Rupert of Henzau's henchmen, to finish their duel in the dungeon. By 1938 Faulkner was usually credited-rather than not always credited previously (a problem for most stuntmen) - as fight choreographer. That title would vary to fencing master, fencing choreographer - at least in one instance as 'director of sword-play'. He was once again dueling with Flynn in Sea Hawk, doubling for 'Henry Daniel'. And in Corsican Brothers he worked again with 'Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.' (from Zenda). Fairbanks was another good fencer. And he and Faulkner did the lion share of the exhausting finale duel - the longest ever shot - and that in unbearable 100+ temperatures.
Although in a duplicate costume, it is easy to pick out when Faulkner took over the fencing. In all his screen swordplay he always kept a straight-backed and classic fencing posture rather than the forward slouch of his star opponents. In working with Cornel Wilde in the forgettable The Bandit of Sherwood Forest, Faulkner was pleased to meet his match. Wilde had been an intercollegiate fencing champion. By the mid 50s the glory days of swashbuckling had run its course, though Faulkner even enjoyed-actually one of his favorites though uncredited--doing the coordinating and doubling for the farcical romp _Court Jester, The (1956)_ with Danny Kaye and an elder Rathbone. Into the 1960s swordplay was out of sync with the movies, though he did the popular sword-and-sandal epic Jason and the Argonauts. The sword was back in the 70s and 80s. But it was always good fencing that Faulkner wanted regardless of the medium. His style graced over 100 films, TV work, and stage plays. He started a theatrical school called Falcon Studios (and this writer remembers a friend in 1978 who decided he should take a few lessons from Faulkner just to say that he had!). Faulkner believed that any staged swordplay should be done right with practice choreography-and the proper period weapons. He always made it look good-and that personal crusade continued up until Ralph Faulkner passed on in 1987.