|Mona Lee Fultz
Mona Lee Fultz is a German-born American actress and Juilliard graduate with more than 50 films, TV movies, and commercials to her credit. She also has extensive theatrical experience including performances at Lincoln Center in New York City. She's a working actress whose 40-year career includes regional theatre, major motion pictures and network television shows. A highly sought-after acting coach, Mona is also the principal and artistic director of BriteLites Acting Studio in Austin, Texas.
Fultz was born in Germany and came to the United States with her German mother and military dad. While a student at the Theatre Department at the University of Texas at Austin, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Juilliard School under the tutelage of legendary theater producer John Houseman. Her theatrical experience includes appearances in The Prodigious Snob at Lincoln Center; she was the guest artist for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and a tour of The Second Time Around starring Pat O'Brien. She performed Marigolds; Crimes of the Heart and many other stage performances in California, New York and Texas.
Most recently, in addition to prominent supporting roles in feature films Angel Dog, The Teller and the Truth directed by Andrew Shapter, Richard Linklater's upcoming Boyhood (2014 release) and Bernie with fellow Texan and friend Matthew McConnaughey, Fultz co-starred in episodes of NBC's Friday Night Lights, Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva, NBC's The Chase and My Generation. Fultz has done six projects with Richard Linklater, who has also taken Mona's acting classes. In his slacker cult classic, Dazed and Confused (1993 film) Fultz played Mitch's "ear-pulling" mom. She also worked with Linklater on the award-winning animated feature Waking Life. "Working with Mona caused me to focus my creative energies. And she (boom!) got me over the hump from amateur to professional level." --Rick Linklater, Film Director
Other notable film credits for Fultz include the 20th Century Fox film Hope Floats directed by Forest Whitaker which starred Sandra Bullock, and The Legend of Billie Jean co-starring with Christian Slater. Fultz' fellow actors and classmates at Juilliard included: Robin Williams, Christopher Reeve, Mandy Patinkin, Kevin Kline, Patti Lupone, Elizabeth McGovern, Christine Baranski.
An actress, screenwriter, and acting coach, Mona Fultz is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). She's been active in her unions and served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Houston Council of SAG-AFTRA.
Mona is a passionate gardener. She's often lured back into the garden for another look at her rich native and tropical flora. Coming from a military family, Mona moved around the world. She's the eldest of seven children (six girls and one boy). "I loved when we were stationed in Hawaii. That's what inspired my inner gardener. I relax looking at plants and flowers. I feel very comfortable in Texas, too. I love the hill country and hiking at Enchanted Rock and having a German breakfast in Fredericksburg. I love the diversity of cultures in Texas, especially the Mexican culture and people." Mona's passion for acting continues to touch many aspiring actors seeking her expertise.
Kristin Griffith made her film debut as "Flyn," screen-actress sister to Diane Keaton and Mary Beth Hurt, in Woody Allen's Interiors. She was featured as "Lizzie Acton" in the Merchant Ivory film The Europeans, starring Lee Remick, and in Steven Soderbergh's King of the Hill, with Elizabeth McGovern and Spalding Gray. Other screen appearances include Rose Hill, starring Jennifer Garner, and The Long Way Home, with Jack Lemmon. She has guest-starred on the television series "Blue Bloods," with Tom Selleck, "New Amsterdam," "Third Watch" and all franchises of "Law & Order." Recently seen in the play Mary Broome at New York City's Mint Theater, she also played leading roles there in The Charity That Began at Home, Mr. Pim Passes By and The Truth About Blades. Ms. Griffith made her Broadway debut in A Texas Trilogy: The Oldest Living Graduate and LuAnn Laverty Oberlander, with Fred Gwynne and Diane Ladd. Her Off Broadway credits include Lucy Thurber's Bottom of the World and Marriage, both at the Atlantic Theater, "Lady Eastlake" in The Countess at the Beckett Theater, andThe Holy Terror, written and directed by Simon Gray at the Promenade. She has acted at regional theaters across the country in Ibsen's The Wild Duck (Bard Summerscape), Snow Falling on Cedars, An Enemy of the People and Three by Thornton Wilder (Baltimore Center Stage), Shaw's Misalliance (The Old Globe), Widower's Houses, Great Catherine and Thark (The Shaw Festival, Ontario), and was greeted with critical acclaim for her portrayal of Rose Mary Woods in Stretch: A Fantasia at the Ohio and the Living Theater. She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Irish Repertory Theater, where she recently appeared in It's A Wonderful Life.
Tony Award Nominated Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Acting Teacher Boston native Jere Shea is an award-winning stage and screen actor, singer-songwriter and acting coach. Best known for his Tony Award nominated performance as Giorgio opposite Donna Murphy and Marin Mazzie in the original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's "Passion", Jere first garnered acclaim as Amiens, the Singing Lord in the 1992 New York Shakespeare Festival production of "As You Like It" with Elizabeth McGovern and Michael Stuhlbarg. Jere also starred in Jerry Zaks' Broadway revival of "Guys and Dolls" with Nathan Lane and Faith Prince and Jack O'Brien's remounting of "Damn Yankees" with Victor Garber and Bebe Neuwirth. Jere has performed leading roles in theaters across the nation such as San Diego's Old Globe, ACT in San Francisco, Manhattan Theater Club, Roundabout Stage Company, Williamstown Theater Festival and the North Country Center for the Arts Papermill Playhouse, Lincoln, NH. His Film and TV credits include Passion (American Playhouse/PBS), Path to Paradise (HBO), Law & Order, The Cosby Mysteries (NBC) with Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno and James Naughton, and A Season in Purgatory (CBS miniseries) with Patrick Dempsey and Brian Dennehy. In 2004, Jere appeared as Dr. George Soper in the story of "Typhoid Mary" Mallon - The Most Dangerous Woman In America (NOVA/PBS). He also starred with Donnie Wahlberg, Will Arnett, Rose McGowen and Anne Meara in the Boston based feature film SOUTHIE (Best Film, Seattle Film Festival 1998), and has narrated Lincoln's Gettysburg Address with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra. An internationally trained classical actor, Jere earned his Master of Fine Arts in Acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program and his Bachelor of Arts in Theater at Boston College. Shea studied acting under the direction of renowned instructors including Zelda Fichandler, Ron Van Lieu, Deborah Hecht, Rosemarie Tichler, Michael Kahn, Liviu Ciulei, Oleg Tabakov and Deborah Lapidus (singing). Jere also received training in the former Soviet Union at Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre School and Ireland's national Abbey Theatre in Dublin. An accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, Jere performs in venues across New England. He can be heard on the Grammy Award winning Original Broadway Cast recording of "Passion" (Producer Phil Ramone). Jere Shea has trained and advised actors from Broadway to Boston for over two decades, conducting workshops, master classes, lectures and coaching sessions for groups and individuals at all levels. Jere has taught Advanced Acting/Scene Study, Text, Singing/Voice, Musical Theater Performance, Acting For The Camera and Audition Techniques at Massachusetts universities including Emerson College, the College of the Holy Cross and Boston College. Shea specializes in preparing aspiring actors for the professional training program admissions process and provides private coaching services to professional actors. Mr. Shea, a former interpersonal skills trainer and Special Advisor to Governor Paul Cellucci, also offers Speech Coaching, Presentation and Interpersonal Skills Training to individuals in the world of business, politics and media.
Michael Price is one of the UK's most sought after composers. Michael has recently won a Royal Television Award and both BAFTA and double EMMY nominations for the critically acclaimed BBC series Sherlock, which he scored with David Arnold. A second series of the BAFTA winning drama aired on BBC1 in January 2012.
In a busy 2011, Michael scored kids' comedy Horrid Henry: The Movie, for Vertigo Films, which stars Anjelica Houston, Noel Fielding and Richard E. Grant, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, directed by Donald Rice and starring Mackenzie Crook and Elizabeth McGovern, and Paul Wilkins' thriller 7lives, starring Danny Dyer and Martin Compston. Later in 2012 will also see the release of Crispian Mills' directorial debut A Fantastic Fear of Everything, starring Simon Pegg, with a bold new score from Michael.
Michael has also scored Wild Target, a romantic comedy directed by Jonathan Lynn of "Yes Minister" fame and with a stellar cast including Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Martin Freeman, Rupert Everett and Rupert Grint. This commission swiftly followed Michael's fantastic score for Wild Child, Working Title's successful teen film released in the UK at the beginning of 2009.
After initially developing a successful career as a composer for contemporary dance, in 1996 Michael was invited by composer Michael Kamen to orchestrate and program electronic sounds for the Paramount movie Event Horizon. This led to a long working relationship encompassing a number of highly successful film scores in London, LA and Prague, and concerts in Berlin, New York, San Francisco and Geneva.
In addition to composing for features like Zentropa's The Judge and Slingshot Studios' Sugarhouse. Michael scored two documentaries for famous producer and director Alfonso Cuaron; The Shock Doctrine (2007), Naomi Klein's brilliant and terrifying film on disaster capitalism and The Possibility of Hope (2007), a look at different matters of the world such as immigration, global warming and capitalism through the eyes of scientists and philosophers. Michael met Alfonso Cuaron when he scored additional music for the Academy Award winning feature "Children of Men" and worked closely with Cuaron as music editor for this dystopian science fiction film.
Michael enjoyed significant achievements as a music editor with films like Peter Jackson's trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001), Richard Curtis' Love Actually, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Nanny McPhee. As a music editor, Michael has been nominated for 4 MPSE Golden Reel Awards, winning in 2001 for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
Now established as a successful composer in his own right Michael has forged strong working relationships with both fellow composers, such as David Arnold, with whom he has written and arranged on a number of Projects including Edgar Wright's "Hot Fuzz".
Evan was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Though he did not live there long, he has never forgotten his Scottish roots. When he was quite young, his family moved to Canada and then to the U.S. They moved to several States and as they made a home in each, he developed a curiosity for exploring. As an adult, Evan has found himself traveling the world and experiencing different cultures.
At the age of 8, Evan performed in his school play, "Go West". It was from this first role, that he knew he wanted to be an actor. He caught 'the acting bug'. Throughout middle school and high school, Evan continued to perform in many plays and musicals. In high school, he joined The Thespian Society, where he was a tenor in the school's chorus.
Since then, he has expanded on his acting knowledge and experience by completing a two year Meisner program at the Joanne Baron and DW Brown studio in Santa Monica, California, where he currently resides. He has recently begun training with the world renowned teacher, Peter Frisch, whose students include: Albert Brooks, Laura San Giacomo, Julianne Moore, Michael Chiklis, David Ogden Stiers, Denyce Graves, Keir Dullea, Susan Lucci, Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry, Orson Bean, Judith Light, Grant Shaud, Kim Hunter, Andrea McArdie, Elizabeth McGovern, Lolita Davidovich and many others.
In the last year, Evan has lent his creative talent to two 48 hour film shorts, where he acted in and edited both.
While acting is his main passion, Evan also has a passion for martial arts, where he has his black belt in Soo Bahk Do. He also enjoys being active by exercising and surfing.