America's Sweetheart and star of the wildly popular Hunger Games series, Jennifer Lawrence is the first, and thus far only, person born in the 1990s to have received an acting Oscar (for Silver Linings Playbook).
Lawrence was born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp, and Gary Lawrence, who works in construction. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine, and has English, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry.
Her career began when she traveled to Manhattan at the age of fourteen. After conducting her first cold read, agents told her mother that "it was the best cold read by a 14- year-old they had ever heard", and tried to convince her stage mother that she needed to spend the summer in Manhattan. After leaving the agency, Jen was spotted by an agent in the midst of shooting an H&M ad and asked to take her picture. The next day, that agent followed up with her and invited her to the studio for a cold read audition. Again, the agents were highly impressed and strongly urged her mother to allow her to spend the summer in New York City. As fate would have it, she did, and subsequently appeared in commercials such as MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" and played a role in the movie, The Devil You Know.
Shortly thereafter, her career forced her and her family to move to Los Angeles, where she was cast in the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, and in smaller movies like The Poker House and The Burning Plain.
Her big break came when she played Ree in Winter's Bone, which landed her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Shortly thereafter, she secured the role of Mystique in franchise reboot X-Men: First Class, which went on to be a hit in Summer 2011. Around this time, Lawrence scored the role of a lifetime when she was cast as Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of literary sensation The Hunger Games. The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever with over $407 million at the domestic box office, and instantly propelled Lawrence to the A-list among young actors/actresses. Three Hunger Games sequels were released in each consecutive November, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, with Lawrence reprising her role.
In 2012, the romantic comedy, Silver Linings Playbook earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress, among other accolades, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress and the second-youngest Best Actress winner.
She starred in David O. Russell's popular drama-comedy American Hustle, as Roselyn Rosenfield, and teamed with the director again to play inventor Joy Mangano in another family comedy, Joy, receiving Oscar nominations for both roles (Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively).
Bradley Charles Cooper was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John "Charlie" Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. He has a sister, Holly. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the Honors English program at Georgetown University in 1997, he moved to New York City to enroll in the Masters of Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University. There, he developed his stage work, culminating with his thesis performance as "John Merrick" in Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man", performed in New York's Circle in the Square. While still in school, Bradley began his professional career, appearing opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City and in the series, The Beat. His weekends were spent with LEAP (Learning through the Expanded Arts Program), a non-profit organization that teaches acting and movement to inner city school children. The summers took him all across the globe, from kayaking in British Columbia with Orca Whales to ice-climbing in the Peruvian Andes, while hosting Lonely Planet's Treks in a Wild World for the Discovery Channel. Bradley had to skip his graduation ceremony from the Actor's Studio in order to star in his first feature film, Wet Hot American Summer. After finishing his second feature, Bending All the Rules, his plans to relocate to Los Angeles were delayed when Darren Star hired him to star in the series The $treet. Bradley went on to win the role of young law student Gordon Pinella in the film Changing Lanes, starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson, and also played Travis Paterson in My Little Eye. He finally decided that it was time to forgo his other New York projects and move to Los Angeles when he was cast in Alias.
After supporting roles in Wedding Crashers, Failure to Launch, The Comebacks, The Rocker, and Yes Man, Cooper broke out with major roles in He's Just Not That Into You, The Hangover, and Valentine's Day. He co-starred in the action film The A-Team and headlined the thriller Limitless.
Cooper received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor after starring opposite 'Jennifer Lawrence' in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, as Pat Solatano. He then received two more consecutive Oscar nominations, Best Supporting Actor for playing Richie DiMaso in Russell's American Hustle (again opposite Lawrence, though their characters shared no significant screen time), and Best Actor for playing Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, the highest grossing film of 2014. During this time period, Cooper also reprised his role in The Hangover Part II and The Hangover III (2013)_, turned in another strong dramatic turn in The Place Beyond the Pines, and voiced Rocket Raccoon in the third highest grossing film of 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy.
MAHERSHALA ALI is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.
This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, Moonlight, as well as reprised his role in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, the fourth and final installment in the critically and commercially acclaimed Hunger Games franchise, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Donald Sutherland, and Julianne Moore. As District 13's Head of Security, 'Boggs' (Ali) guides and protects Katniss (Lawrence) through the final stages of the district's rebellion against the Capitol. Lionsgate released the film on November 20, 2015.
Ali will next star in Gary Ross's civil war era drama The Free State of Jones opposite Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Keri Russell. STX Entertainment will release the film on May 13, 2016.
On television, Ali was recently cast in Netflix and Marvel Entertainment's Luke Cage in the role of Cornell "Cottonmouth" Stokes. A Harlem nightclub owner, Stokes will become an unexpected foe in Luke's life when Stokes' criminal activities threaten Luke's world. Ali stars alongside Mike Colter, Rosario Dawson, and Alfre Woodard. The series will premiere on Netflix in 2016.
Ali can be seen on the award-winning Netflix original series House of Cards, where he will reprise his fan-favorite role as lobbyist and former press secretary Remy Danton for a fourth season in March 2016.
Ali's previous feature film credits include Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines opposite Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper, Wayne Kramer's Crossing Over starring Harrison Ford, John Sayles' Go For Sisters, and David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
On television, he appeared opposite Julia Ormond in Lifetime's The Wronged Man for which he subsequently received a NAACP Nomination for Best Actor. Ali also had a large recurring role on Syfy's Alphas, as well as the role of Richard Tyler, a Korean War pilot, on the critically acclaimed drama The 4400 for three seasons.
On the stage, Ali appeared in productions of Blues for an Alabama Sky, The School for Scandal, A Lie of the Mind, A Doll's House, Monkey in the Middle, The Merchant of Venice, The New Place and Secret Injury, Secret Revenge. His additional stage credits include appearing in Washington, D.C. at the Arena Stage in the title role of The Great White Hope, and in The Long Walk and Jack and Jill. In February 2016, Ali will make his New York Broadway debut in Kenny Leon's Smart People, starring opposite Joshua Jackson.
Born in Oakland, California and raised in Hayward, Ali received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications at St. Mary's College. He made his professional debut performing with the California Shakespeare Festival in Orinda, California. Soon after, he earned his Master's degree in acting from New York University's prestigious graduate program.
Madison Wolfe made her debut with the Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy The Campaign and in the last two years has racked up a considerable amount of credits. While managing the workload of school, she simultaneously landed the role in The Campaign, and On the Road, directed by Walter Salles opposite Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley amongst other A-listers.
Wasting no time, Madison landed a number of recurring television guest star roles in 2014 and 2015. Most notable is her recurring role as Audrey Hart - Woody Harrelson's daughter - on HBO's groundbreaking acclaimed series, True Detective. She also appeared in CBS' thriller Zoo, as well as ABC's hit show Astronaut Wives Club.
Her other recent credits include David O'Russel's Joy with Jennifer Lawrence, and Trumbo where she played Bryan Cranston and Diane Lane's child opposite Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren and John Goodman. Madison nabbed the leading role in New Line's The Conjuring 2 directed by James Wan which is set to be released June 2016. The cast includes Frances O'Conner, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson. She will also appear in a lead role opposite Zoe Saldana in I Kill Giants directed by Academy Award winning director Anders Walter.
Madison Wolfe resides in New Orleans where she is graduating middle school this spring. Her hobbies include horse back riding, swimming, cheerleading and photography. When she is not acting she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
As the most inspirational and diverse action actor of recent years, Alicia Vela-Bailey has emerged from A list stunt double to on screen sensation. Whether it is her chilling performance as Diana in the smash hit "Lights Out" or her acrobatic, ass kicking, portrayal of Alisha Whitley on Marvel's Agents of Shield, it is clear Alicia Vela-Bailey truly is the human special effect.
Vela-Bailey was raised in Kailua, on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii. Her mother Cecelia was a ballerina and an artist from North Carolina. Her father Carlos Armando, was a top magician from El Salvador. Having two artistic parents, Vela-Bailey was enrolled in gymnastics and dance at a very young age and quickly climbed the ranks of the Hawaiian Island Twisters, becoming a competitive Level 9 Gymnast. Later, Vela-Bailey shifted more of her focus to dance, becoming a member of Marcelo Pacleb's famous 24-VII Danceforce.
At age 21, Vela-Bailey auditioned to double for Milla Jovovich in the film "Ultraviolet," and subsequently spent four months in Hong Kong and two months in Shanghai doing stunts and martial arts for the film. Ultraviolet was her very first movie experience, as well as her first time doing stunts and martial arts. Her performance earned two nominations for a Taurus World Stunt Award in 2007. Vela-Bailey has continued doubling Hollywood's hottest stars including Charilze Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kate Beckinsale to name a few.
As a dancer, Vela-Bailey booked her very first audition and she became a Pussycat Doll in Las Vegas at Caesar's Palace, before being called to audition for James Cameron's Oscar® winning feature film Avatar. She spent 3 years working on the groundbreaking film as Zoe Saldana's stunt double for the character of Neytiri, as well as playing many different Navi characters including her own character as the Ikran Clan Leader.
Making her way in front of camera in recent years, Vela-Bailey landed the role of Inhuman Alisha Whitley on ABC's hit show "Marvel's Agents of Shield." Having the ability to act and do her own stunts has quickly helped Vela-Bailey become a fan favorite over the last 2 seasons. The fan dubbed "Ginger Ninja" uses her ability to multiply to take on whatever the Marvel Universe throws at her.
Being a huge fan of the horror genre, Vela-Bailey takes pride in scaring the "bejesus" out of people. Her terrifying performances in "The Purge" as the Female Freak and the leather clad Cyber Punk in "Hostel 3" feature Vela-Bailey's unique ability to manipulate her body to create terrifying movement.
This character work caught the eye of director David Sandberg and horror super producer James Wan, who were having trouble finding the correct portrayal for the lead villain Diana in "Lights Out." Blown away by Vela-Bailey's audition, they hired her on the spot and Vela-Bailey created the performance of Diana that had New York Times' Jeannette Catsoulis say "Lights Out delivers frights in old-school ways. Chief among these are the chilling exertions of Alicia Vela-Bailey, who portrays Diana with limber ingenuity. She imbues the spook with devilish intent. Whatever you do, don't blink."
Recently Vela-Bailey has just finished Doubling Gal Gadot on Wonder Women and is collaborating again with David Sandberg and James Wan on "Annabelle 2" as the evil Mrs. Mullins.
Isabella Cramp began her acting career in the fall of 2010. As both her parents have careers in the industry, Isabella is no stranger to the world of film and television.
It wasn't long before Isabella was signed with the Osbrink talent agency, one of the top children's talent agencies in Los Angeles. Within a month's time Isabella was fortunate enough to be booking commercials, voice-overs, television shows and meeting with film directors such as Cameron Crowe, Shawn Levy, Chris Koch, Juan José Campanella and David O Russell.
Isabella's first pilot season landed her a starring role in the FOX comedy pilot Family Album, directed by Shawn Levy. By her first summer, Isabella booked a starring role in her first TV movie, Possessing Piper Rose, opposite Rebecca Romijn.
For her second pilot season, Isabella landed starring roles in both the ABC pilot The Neighbors as well as the Disney pilot Crash and Bernstein. Some of the shows she has worked on include Mike and Molly, In Plain Sight, Jessie, CSI, Enlightened, Happy Endings, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Scorpion.
Isabella is now starring in the Carlton Cuse television show Colony on USA Network as well as lending her voice for the lead role in the Nickelodean show Shimmer and Shine. Isabella also played a young Jennifer Lawrence in David O Russell's film Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. In the winter of 2016, Isabella began shooting a Disney film entitled Magic Camp starring Adam Devine, Jillian Jacobs and Jeffrey Tambor.
Besides acting, Isabella enjoys playing with her three siblings, sings and plays the guitar and enjoys a variety of sports. She is also a competitive gymnast.
Veronica Dunne a California native, stars as the lead role of Marisa in the Disney Channel series "K.C.Undercover" opposite Disney veteran Zendaya. Dunne holds her own as Zendaya's on-screen best friend; the outgoing life of the party,and free spirit. Dunne, who began performing at the age of four, has acting in her blood; her father is Murphy Dunne ("The Blues Brothers"). She has grown up to stand on her own two feet with Musical Theater and stage as a foundation for her own acting career.
Dunne got her first taste of professional theater when she starred as Cinderella in the Lythgoe Family Production of "Cinderella"with Hollywood veterans Jennifer Leigh Warren(Broadway's "Little Shop of Horrors") and Freddie Stroma ("Harry Potter") for co-stars. She went to star in the stage production of "Into the Woods," "Chicago," "Cabaret," and eventually "The Black Suits" written by Joe Iconis (Broadway's "Smash") which let her to New York. there she auditioned and was offered the lead role of 'Sophie' in Broadway's "Mama Mia," ultimately taking the role of 'Marisa' in "K.C. Undercover" instead.
Dunne, now nineteen years old, offers a unique point of view to fans that often look to her younger peers for guidance, setting apart in the industry and providing a different type of work ethic and determination. She aspires to be a strong role model and inspiration to fans of the channel. Dunne loves to be able to tell a story and take her audience on a journey, often performing for the simple act of making people laugh and bringing them joy; considering being a comic relief as a blessing. She looks up to Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chasten and Lucille Ball for their versatility. professionalism , and dedication to the craft of acting. In her spare time, Dunne enjoys singing, dancing, Ballet (point) musical theater, spending time at the Beach and an overall movie buff.
Yasmeene Ball was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada (ancestry: English, Danish, Icelandic, German)
Yasmeene expressed interest in drama at an early age and asked to pursue acting when she was 8.5 years old. She enjoys spending time on set while bringing to life a range of characters. Yasmeene is frequently described as an old soul with instincts and poise beyond her years.
When Yasmeene isn't acting she is hanging out with her family and friends; she competes in high level soccer and field hockey; she also loves golfing, horseback riding, swimming, bike riding, singing and is an avid reader. Yasmeene believes strongly in giving back to the community and offers ongoing support to BC Children's Hospital, Animal Rescues and Charities.
In the future, Yasmeene hopes to work with Emma Watson, Natalie Portman, Stanley Tucci, Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio - with whom she wholeheartedly admires and shares a commitment to the craft of acting.
Yasmeene Ball is represented by Jennifer Paterson at KC Talent; and Bryan Brucks at Luber Roklin Entertainment.
Scott Haze was named one of Variety's 10 Actors To Watch For 2013. Since its inception 15 years ago, Variety's "10 Actors to Watch" program has become a key showcase celebrating the finest acting talents from all corners of the globe. Past talented that have been spotlighted include Adrien Brody, Melissa Leo, Andrew Garfield, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Lawrence and Octavia Spencer.
Tina Ivlev has mesmerized film and television audiences alike with characters who are real, compelling and strong.
Recently on stage, Ivlev starred in the gripping teenage drama, "Dry Land," a Colt Coeur production written by Ruby Rae Spiegel and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt. The play, which immediately became a New York Times Critics' Pick, played to sold out houses in New York.
As the lead in the thriller, "Bound to Vengeance," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Ivlev garnered much praise for her tour de force performance as a young woman who outwits her kidnapper (Richard Tyson) and attempts to rescue his other victims, drawing comparisons to "Winter's Bone-era Jennifer Lawrence" (The Hollywood Reporter).
Her other screen credits include "The Devil's in the Details" (with Ray Liotta) and "Death Clique." TV audiences will recognize Tina from memorable appearances on series such as "The Bridge," "Graceland," "Anger Management," "Major Crimes," and "CSI," among many others.
She can be seen next as the lead in the Dark Factory comedy, "Deadtectives."
Roger Yuan's career in the film industry has seen him wear many hats. As a martial arts fight trainer, action coordinator, actor, writer and producer, he has gained much acclaim. Having worked in US, UK, Hong Kong, China, Thailand and Indian "Bollywood" and Vietnam productions, he has cultivated a global appeal
Roger has amassed a wide repertoire of expertise in various martial arts styles and unique physical training regimens and has trained the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer for Catwoman in Batman Returns, Rene Russo, John Cusack, Michael Madsen, Henry Cavill, Immortals, Jason Flemyng and Jennifer Lawrence for X Men:First Class, Keanu Reeves for 47 Ronin and Daniel Craig for Skyfall.
Country singing star Tim McGraw is a recent client enlisting Roger to get him in shape for his 2012 "Brothers of the Sun Summer Tour".
Roger has choreographed action for films such as Son of The Pink Panther, Death Becomes Her, Ella Enchanted, Black Dynamite, X Men: first Class, 47 Ronin and the 50th anniversary 007 film, Skyfall, Once Upon a Time in Vietnam, and Warcraft.
Roger's acting debut came in Red Corner with Richard Gere. As an actor that does his own stunts, He won the respect of Hong Kong action luminaries Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao (Shanghai Noon), Sammo Hung, jet Li (Once Upon a Time in China and America), and Chow Yun Fat (Bulletproof Monk). And action directors Dee Dee Ku, Dion Lam, Hung Yan Yan and Steven Ching su Tung.
Roger has also shaped comedic roles with action, he has lead roles in Warner Bros. Chandni Chowk to China, and sony's Black Dynamite. 2015 will see Roger in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: the Green Destiny, playing Iron Crow, which director and action legend Master Yuen Woo Ping personally chose Roger for this lead role.
Julia Kelly moved to Los Angeles 8 years ago with her family to pursue acting. Her passion has always been to perform! Acting being foremost on her career path, she also loves to dance Hip Hop, and sing, and most recently has become a Rising Star in Social Media, with close to 3 million fan base who love to watch everything she Loves Daily!
Julia has trained extensively the past 8 years with many Acting classes and coaching in the Los Angeles area. Her ethnicity of French, Irish, Choctaw & Cherokee Indian, Korean and Black give her an ethnic ambiguity to play many different cultural characters.
Having a large family and several nieces and nephew, Julia realizes she has a lot of responsibility to be a role model for the younger children in her life. She is very diverse in her talents and her goal is to be the first ever Korean /multi ethnic mixed actress to win an Academy award.
Being patient has it's rewards, and Julia is looking forward to all the amazing characters she'll get to portray on the big screen and television.
Julia continues to plan ahead for her career, she is in development for some exciting new projects, including writing her own content to produce. Her role models have been Natalie Wood, Ewen MacGregor, Daniel Day Lewis, Claire Danes, Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fastbender and Kate Winslet.
Annie Thurman had grown accustomed to the simple life that Tennessee offered her but there was more for this young red head who had stars in her eyes and a zealous heart for life. One day after performing in a school play, she decided that she wanted to pursue acting as a career a little further. So at age 13, she enrolled in classes and workshops some of which were at the The Actors School in the in Franklin, Tennessee. It was through these workshops that she met her future manager and agent. They encouraged her to go out to Los Angeles to learn more about the business and "test the waters". At the age of 14, things started happening for Thurman when she got the role of Cora in the post-apocalyptic film, "Falls the Shadow". Shortly thereafter, she was cast as the female Tribute from District 9 in "The Hunger Games" alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutchinson, and Liam Hemsworth. That became the springboard to launch her role in the supernatural thriller, "Dark Skies" in 2013. Thurman starred alongside Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, and Dakota Goyo, as Goyo's friend and confidant, Shelly Jessop. That same year in December, Annie made her television debut as lead, Sally Ryebeck, in Hallmark's presentation "The Santa Switch". You can also see Thurman's face in national commercials such as Oscar Mayer, as Teresa Mayer and Little Debbie. After enjoying a month at home in Nashville for Christmas break 2013, it was back to L.A. for the 2014 Pilot Season. Her hard work and sacrifice finally paid off. She landed a lead role as Sophie in the TNT pilot, "Proof", starring Jennifer Beals as Dr. Kathryn Russo, Matthew Modine as eccentric billionaire, Ivan Touring, and executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. The pilot was soon ordered to series and is due out in 2015. In her off time, Annie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to play the ukulele, cello and have Tennessee summer fun with friends while driving her Jeep. Annie rides horses and is also an animal lover and advocate. She has two dogs, three cats and one overweight bunny waiting for her every time she gets home to Nashville. Annie is a down-to-earth, small town girl living out her dreams in the big city. She is blessed to be doing what she loves to do most, act.
Jordanne Calvin was born on August 18, 1992 to Jeffrey and Kimberlyann Calvin in Columbus, Ohio. She has an older sister, Jenna, and an identical twin sister, Jerrica. Jordanne found her true passion of singing, acting, and modeling at an early age in junior high. Studying the art of gymnastics since she was eleven under 1996 Olympic head coach Mary Lee Tracy of Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy, gave Jordanne the ability to be in front of large crowds while performing floor exercise, which gave her her true passion of acting. Calvin attended Lakota West High School and was a part of the theatre program from 2008 - 2011 where she played roles in various school plays studying improvisation, running lines, scene work, and movement acting. In 2011 Jordanne was a contract model for New View Management Group where her promotional modeling opportunities included print, television, voice and runway with a specialty in scene study, improvisation, and commercial work and in 2013 she terminated her contract with New View Management Group in order to move to Nashville, TN and attend school at Belmont University.
Calvin attended Belmont University from 2012 - 2015, double majoring in Music Business and Audio Engineering and graduating May of 2015 with an outstanding achievement award. During her stay at Belmont University Jordanne recorded alongside pop recording/mixing engineer Joe Baldridge (Taylor Swift, Keith Urban), mixing engineer Mike Poston (Chet Atkins), and recording engineer/producer Ed Seay. Jordanne had the ability to record fellow classmates and musician's first full length EP (Dustin Miller: The Beginnings) at some of the top recording studios in the country: RCA Victor Studio B (Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Chet Atkins), Quonset Hut Recording Studios (Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Daniels Band) and OceanWay Studios Nashville (Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jack White). While majoring in audio engineering Jordanne had the opportunity to study mixing for film and was the ADR radio personnel and Foley Artist for a re-creation of the Bourne Identity (2014).
Nashville, TN is where Jordanne was able to get into extra work to start her acting career and appeared as a cheerleader for an untitled pilot project, in two episodes of the TV show Nashville, and as a stair runner for District 13 for The Hunger Games: MockingJay - Part 1 (2014). She had her first supporting role as head cheerleader in The Girl From Here Trailer (2014) for the Sundance Film Festival.
While at Belmont Calvin completed four internship's: Reba McEntires' recording studio, Starstruck in Nashville, TN, House of Hassle Music Publishing in New York, NY, Bank Robber Music, a record label in New York, NY and booking for an independent artist, Ashlee K Thomas Music in Nashville, TN. While staying for the semester in New York interning, Jordanne had the opportunity to be a brand ambassador for a community outreach program in New York (2014), for 50 shades of Sexy (2014), and for One Piece Social Currency (2014). She attended a concert by Magic! that was featured on Good Morning America, and was a model in the online video Perlocate (2014). Lastly, Calvin appeared in the music video Old School Music Remix (2014) for an independent artist, and modeled for Zinniasyl.com's (2014) online clothing website.
During her last year at Belmont University Jordanne was able to model in the music videos "Break up with Him" by Old Dominion (2015), and "Silent City" by Jeff Dane (2015), and appear in the posters for Mapco (2016), Fitness Gymnasium (2015), Bicentennial State Mall Park (2015), and in the online magazine American Shooting Journal (2015).
Since graduating from Belmont University in 2015, Calvin filmed a commercial with Brad Paisley for Kingsford Charcoal airing in Walmart stores and was the brand ambassador for Springer Mountain Farms based out of Nashville, TN (2015). Jordanne took the supporting roles in Fearsville (2015) and Gala (2015), and will appear in the upcoming films Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016), Barbershop 3 (2016), and The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016). Jordanne will also appear in the television game show Separation Anxiety (2016), the television series "Nashville" (2016), and Netflix's "Master of None" (2016).
Currently, Jordanne is under contract at Wings Model Management in Cincinnati, Ohio where she accepts print, television, billboards, point of purchase, catalog, stage, screen, radio, and voice-overs, and has representation locally in Tennessee from Tribe Talent Management.
Calvin's favorite sports include snowboarding, tumbling, 4 wheeling, go-karting, and football. Calvin's favorite musician's include Nickelback, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, and Taylor Swift. Calvin's favorite actors/actresses include Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Seth Rogan, Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, and Chevy Chase.
Dwayne Boyd is a Producer, Director and Actor as well as instructor at Premier Actors' Network (PAN) - which he founded in 2003. As an actor Dwayne Boyd believes in delivering his true self in every performance. His ability to engage and affect his audiences through acting proves the potential of this rising star. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Dwayne found his love for acting early in life. After completing high school, he served in the United States Army for seven years. Not long after leaving the Army, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue his acting career. Boyd's acting skills were first honed in Atlanta-area theater productions, including To Kill A Mockingbird and A Man's World. Boyd has since decided to train other aspiring actors to perfect their crafts by developing the Premier Actor's Network, a group that holds weekly acting classes in Decatur, Georgia. With over 110 students currently on his roster, Boyd managed to impress accomplished actor, writer and director Robert Townsend with his commitment to give back. Townsend has since allowed Boyd to use rehearsal space at the network offices of the Black Family Channel to accommodate his growing and successful classes. Boyd's commitment to the art of entertainment transcends his skills as just an actor. He has found himself writing, directing and producing short films as well through 34th and Askew Productions company. He has produced works such as Ruthless Company and Wanted: Video Girl. In 2004, he was tapped to produce several episodes of Gory Stories, a children's program on the Black Family Channel. Pursuing dreams as an actor has been a labor of love for Boyd, who works as a barber part-time to cover his living expenses. Still, his talent began to pay off with a starring role as Oscar in the 2005 Screen Gems production 'The Gospel', starring Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba and Omar Gooding. This film role follows Boyd's work in television, which included appearances in episodes of NBC's Surface, Lifetime's hit shows Army Wives and Drop Dead Diva, Black Family Channel's Playhouse 22 and Meet the Browns. He can be seen in the upcoming Disney film The Odd Life of Timothy Green starring opposite Jennifer Garner and Common and the highly anticipated film adaption of the enormously popular book series The Hunger Games starring Oscar Nominee Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harellson, Lenny Kravitz and Donald Sutherland. As a talented actor who respects and continually improves his craft, Dwayne has positioned himself for further success as the filmmaking industry takes notice. Beginning with his feature film, a romantic comedy titled 4 Minutes, which he wrote, produced, and directed, was not only accepted into the prestigious American Black Film Festival (ABFF), of 2008 in Miami, but it was ranked top four out of 600 entries, and additionally accepted into the International Black Film Festival (IBFF), in Nashville. He recently directed the SAG feature; The Ivy League set to be released later this year and is in development for his third feature, The Legacy of Frank Wallace, which he is slated to direct. Additionally, Boyd's success with Premier Actor's Network (PAN) continues to soar as his classes include on-camera work, monologues, improvisations, scene study, and character development, to prepare for roles in TV, film, commercials, and theatre. He then provide his students with an acting showcase at least twice a year, where they perform in front of hundreds of family, friends and industry personnel, such as; agents, casting directors, and producers. His recent showcase deemed to be the best showcase thus far in metro Atlanta; as exclaimed by very prominent talent agents and casting directors in attendance. In addition to the many accolades, eighty percent of the actors obtained opportunities for agent representation following the showcase. That being an accomplishment within itself, Boyd finds great joy in seeing his diligent work with his students pave the road for their success; and this is what continues to drive him to strive for perfection in the art, live his dream, and fulfill his destiny!
Originally from Nebraska, Dustin started her acting career on the stages of the Omaha Community Playhouse, which was created by Marlon Brando's mother. After Dustin graduated from Pepperdine University with a BA in theatre, she performed Shakespeare for a 500 seat theatre Off-Broadway, wrote and performed in an urban sketch comedy troupe in New York called The Actor's Gang, became a member of the oldest theatre company in Los Angeles, Company of Angels where she played the role of Sally Bowls, co-hosted of the Miss Hollywood Image at Universal Studios, was part of LA Weekly's winner of Ensemble of the Year Award for, "Trainspotting", and Variety described her work in "St. Elmo's Fire" as, "Understated Perfection".
Recently Dustin spoke Albanian on CBS's, "NCIS", winner of the International Audience Award for Most Watched Drama in the World. Other television roles include guest-stars on Comedy Central, The WB, Univision, is the only actor in Slash's latest video, "You're a Lie".
Some of Dustin's big screen highlights include the role of Masie Mather in Rob Zombie's latest film, "The Lords of Salem", the upcoming, "Reversal" where she portrays the emotionally complex and action packed role of Laura, and her second role for multi-award winning filmmaker Dawn Higginbottham, "The Usual" which was honored at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Dustin has just now joined the ranks of Jennifer Lawrence and Charlize Theron by being on NYBlondes.com's Hottest Blondes of LA list, in addition to staring in a fashion film directed by Michael Kahn that has been picked up by FashionTV.
Dustin has also done runway for New York and LA Fashion Weeks. Some of her modeling credits include Alice & Olivia, Adolfo Sanchez, Alexandre Dorriz, Altaf Maaneshia, Andre Soriano, Anita Chang, Beso Moda, Bibi Concepts, BMW sportswear, Briquelle of Beverly Hills, Bstrd, Caramente, Citron, Crispy Bikinis, Dan Richters, Deanna Hodges, Dina Bar-El, Drea Couture, Dulcenea, Emily Daccarett, Fiji Stones, Garo Hzor, Jaguar, J Love, Julia Valentin, Kenna and Maxi, Laila Warza, Liz Claiborne, LoveLight, Mattel, Morgan Culture, Parides, Puey Quiñones, Ojai Resort & Spa, Paula Marie Fashions, Roenna Designs, Shekar Rahate Haute Couture, Soni Soho Designs, Saleen, Smart Car, Tina Summers, SLS Hotel and sbe Entertainment Group.
This Montreal-born actor holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the Actors Studio Drama School and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Montreal. He speaks fluent English, French and Vietnamese. Given his natural gift with languages, he has also acted in Cantonese, Mandarin, Nepalese and Tibetan. Before becoming an actor, he once wanted to be an opera singer and eventually studied classical singing for nearly 4 years. His past service in the Canadian Army Reserve as a soldier in the Infantry complements his artistic nature and reflects concurrent aspects of his personality. Although Thai-Hoa considers Quebec and North America to be his base, he has been expanding his market into Asia, having worked as a lead actor both in China and Vietnam. In March 2011, Thai-Hoa performed in the Off-Broadway production of We Are..., for which he was given a thumbs-up by the New York Times for his "particularly lovely voice and physicality" and "nuanced delivery". In 2010, Thai-Hoa was invited to go back to Vietnam, the land of his ancestors, and join the prestigious cast of Pearls of the Far East by Cuong Ngo (2009 National Film Board (NFB) Award nominee for Best Canadian Short), a groundbreaking art-house movie in Vietnamese cinema. Thai-Hoa has since garnered legions of young fans, as he was seen by millions in the 2013 Vietnamese blockbuster and "wuxia" epic Lady Assassin 3D. His popularity both in Canada and Vietnam has increased tenfold since his recent portrayal of General Nhuan opposite Jennifer Lawrence and Peter Dinklage in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
Born in Rhode Island, Danny has an identical twin brother Sonny and an older brother Frankie. The boys can first be seen on an episode of Man V. Food Nation (Providence) with Adam Richman, from the summer of 2011. Their first role came at age five, playing Danny Rosenfeld in American Hustle - son of Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence. It was the first thing Sonny and Danny ever auditioned for. At home, they can be found staying active in swim, gymnastics and wrestling, and running around with their dog Captain America.
Patrick Languzzi was born in Waltham, Massachusetts to Italian immigrants Antoinetta and Pasquale Languzzi via Foggia, Italy. Patrick graduated college with a degree in Business and a focus on Quantitative Economics from Framingham State University.
He has worked in the Bio-Tech industry specializing in oncology for Genentech. He is a former professional (PED free) competitive bodybuilder and a two-time National Amateur Bodybuilding Champion, as well as a finalist in both the professional WNBF Natural Mr. Universe and Natural America contests.
In addition, Patrick is an accomplished athlete in such sports as baseball, football and skiing. He is also an avid Corvette enthusiast.
His interest in acting began when he started to receive audition calls based on a single Polaroid taken at an open casting for the movie The Town, with Ben Affleck.
Patrick was encouraged to take an audition class with renowned LA casting director Paul Weber while in Boston (responsible for casting Johnny Depp in 21 Jump Street). After performing for Mr. Weber, Patrick was encouraged to pursue his raw ability.
Since then , Patrick has been working extremely hard to improve on his acting skills. He has since landed roles that include, Stronger with Jake Gyllenhaal, Donald Cried the hit Indie, Show Me a Hero, the HBO mini series, Joy with Jennifer Lawrence, and Central Intelligence with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Kevin Hart.
Patrick has shared the screen with such names as Jim Belushi, Kevin Hart and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Patrick has other projects (to be named at a later) in production he is currently working on.
Tyler Nicholas Totten is an American actor and model, that was born in Louisville, Kentucky on February 3rd, 1990, to Shirley Dunn (deceased) who worked as an environmental engineer, and Edward Totten, a marine.
Tyler known to his friends as "T-Tott" was discovered in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 20 by Chris Kauffman who also represented actress Jennifer Lawrence. Before he became an actor, he attended an all boys catholic school in Kentucky known as Trinity High School.
After high school he than went on to attend the University of Kentucky then decided after college to make a short move to Nashville, Tennessee where he was signed by his first agent Tammy Williams (2010).
Shortly thereafter, Tyler began landing principal commercial roles making his speaking debut for a 'Bluecross Blueshield' commercial that aired during the 2013 Country Music Awards and Toyota's national commercial in 2014. From there Tyler was contacted by director Dustin Masters in Nashville to play the lead in an independent film known as 'Driver and the Beautiful Highway' (2015).
In June, 2015 Tyler was again cast for Identification Discovery's 'Homicide Hunter' as a Co-Star to play the role of "Marshall Hurd" where he would make his national television debut for the ninth episode of the fifth season. Since than after Tyler booked numerous project living in the southeast he finally decided to make the move to the West Coast to continue his career.
After signing with his agent he has been recently cast as the lead in upcoming independent film's 'Too Far' as Ben Allen and 'Conduit' that just recently won the award of "Best Horror Film" at the 'Hollywood International Film Festival' Directed by Tim Earnheart who he calls, "his favorite director he's worked with in his career thus far."
Ilona Smyth (CSA) is one of the most experienced and connected Casting Director in Ontario, Canada. She has been casting for more than 9 years, working on over 40 projects across North America. Ilona has cast such feature films as; House at the End of the Street (Jennifer Lawrence), February (Emma Roberts, Lauren Holly, Kiernan Shipka) There Are Monster (Zoe Kazan, Scott Speedman), Clown (Jon Watts) Television Series; Michael: Tuesdays & Thursdays (Don McKellar), Best Laid Plans (Peter Moss), many movies of the week (Lifetime Network), commercials for major corporations (Ford Canada, A&W, Nordstrom etc) as well as independent features. Ilona was nominated for a 2015 Canadian Screen Award in Best Achievement in Casting for the CBC prime-time Series The Best Laid Plans. Ilona has worked one-on-one with directors Osgood Perkins, Bryan Bertino, Mark Tonderai, Peter Moss, Jim Allodi, Joe Ruben, Jon Watts, Don McKellar, Patricia Rozema, Alison Mclean to name a few. She has a strong working relationship with Canadian agencies as well as the top agencies in the US. Ilona is always working alongside a director in realizing their vision and bringing their characters from page to reality.
Mark started scoring and sound designing for films in 2005.
He has scored several features recently including 'Dark Tide' (Halle Berry / Olivier Martinez), 'Dead Man Running' (50Cent / Brenda Blethyn), 'Devil you Know' (Jennifer Lawrence / Rosamund Pike / Lena Olin) and 'Jonah', that has just been nominated for " Best British Short " at the BIFA's 2013, and at Sundance for "Best Short film Grand Jury Prize".
At age 17 Mark joined Jive Records where he began to develop his career as a programmer/producer/composer, working with a wide variety of pioneering artists such as Boogie Down productions, Tribe Called Quest, and a host of other hiphop and dance related acts.
Following this intense studio period Mark travelled mixing & recording indigenous music in West Africa and Papua New Guinea, some of the highlights being live projects with Femi Kuti, King Sunny Ade, and working for Fela in the Shrine.
On return to Europe he partnered up with Goldie (of Drum & Bass fame) and collaborated on 3 albums, and with Ian Brown (Stone Roses) writing tracks on the gold selling solo album "Music of the Spheres".
Sayfritz went on to write his own album with his own band DOG called 'Neverland' on EMI records, featuring guest appearances by legendary guitarist Pete Townshend of The Who and Nigel Godrich of Radiohead and Atoms for Peace fame.
Subsequently Mark has also gone on to work in the commercial arena, including D&AD pencil & CLIO "best music / sound design" award winning campaigns for Audi, Nike, Levi's and Reebok. His solo artist work has featured in a number of feature films and TV series including CSI New York, CSI Miami, and Nip Tuck.
Mariah was born and lives in Southern California and has been acting since she was 3 years old. She made her acting debut in Miss Stevens in 2015. Since then she has appeared in over 15 film, television, and theatre productions. During her two-year acting career, Mariah has worked with Lily Rabe, Timothee Chalamet, Oscar Nunez and many more.
Movie fans will recognize Mariah from Miss Stevens and Monster Soup. On Television, you may have seen her in Fire, Ice, just add Water. Highlights of her theatre credits include Lousia Von Trapp in Sound of Music and Aysha in Children of Eden.
Mariah has been training by Rob Adams and R.J. Adams at The Actors Workshop in Laguna and Los Angeles. She has also been training by master teachers such as Ivan Baccarat, David Farkas, Pete Pastore and many more. She has been studying with directors such as Julia Hart and Michel Franco.
Mariah is highly trained in all genres of dancing, photography and film. She is passionate about fitness, art, animals, and her friends. She is looking forward to working in the next blockbuster film or in any feature role opposite Jennifer Lawrence.
Born in Indonesia to parents from India, Sidartha Murjani graduated from the Vancouver film school acting program in 2014 after receiving a scholarship. Being multilingual Sidartha speaks Hindi, Sindhi, English, Indonesian and Spanish. He also dances Latin (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and Kizomba), Break and Bhangra.
His biggest artistic inspirations include Aamir Khan, Martin Scorsese, Satyajit Ray, Francis Coppola, Sir Ben Kingsley, Amitabh Bachan, Wes Anderson, Vidya Balan, Meryl Streep, Jafar Panahi, Rani Mukherjee, Matt Damon, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Guillermo Del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Mark Ruffalo, Akira Kurosawa, Wong kar Wai, Ranveer Singh, Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, among many others."
Sidartha has had the privilege to be exposed to many different cultures which tells stories in their own different ways. Through these experiences he has come to believe that our planet, our world is blessed with so much diversity and each unique being has so much to offer and so much to learn from each other. But deep down it all comes from the same source, Love.
Sarita Allison began her career as a makeup artist working on various fashion shows, magazine covers, editorials, album covers, TV commercials and music videos. During this period, Sarita worked for the likes of Bjork, Issey Miyake, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Mcqueen. Her first feature prosthetic work was for Judge Dredd (1995) where Sarita worked for industry veteran Nick Dudman. Sarita was then subsequently invited to join Dudman's teams in both Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace (1999) and The Mummy (1999). Touching the Void (2003) was a pivotal point in Sarita's career. A true story about two climbers and their perilous journey in the Peruvian Andes. It required realistic frostbit/exposure makeup reflecting the extreme weather conditions in the Alps. In 2004, Touching the Void went on to win the Alex Korda award for Best British Film. Along the way, Sarita worked on various TV Movies (Stella Street, Surrealissimo The Scandalous Success of Salvador Dali, Agatha Christie: A Life in Pictures, and Fooling Hitler, TV Series (Skins, Nearly Famous and Scallywagga) various feature films (Churchill: The Hollywood Years, The Upside of Anger, The Disappearance of Alice Creed and The Infidel). In 2011, Sarita joined an all-female special effects makeup team to work on Jennifer Lawrence's character Mystique in X Men: First Class (2011). That same year Sarita re-teamed with Nick Dudman on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (2011). Sarita once again with Makeup Effects Consultant Nick Dudman on putting together a team of animatronics and makeup effects experts to refurbish and curate the Harry Potter creations housed at Leavesden Studios for the Warner Bros The Making of Harry Potter tour in London. Sarita worked on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Then went back to television with Mr. Selfridge (2013). Universal's short Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts (2014) and The Hogwarts Express for Orlando's Theme Park. Sarita re-teamed with Nick Dudman to work on Penny Dreadful (2014) where she took the position as Key Prosthetic Makeup Artist. Season one won the BAFTA TV Craft Award for Best Makeup and Hair Design and scored an Emmy nomination for the season's finale. Sarita is working on the third season of Penny Dreadful which will air in the Spring of 2016.
Bill Thorpe, born as William Thorpe, is an American singer and actor who was raised on the coast of New England where he spent most of his childhood in, on, and around the water. At the age of 14, he built his own sailboat using anything he could get his hands on. Aided by a sudden squall and a sail that was way too big for the boat, the maiden voyage ended abruptly when a huge rock raced across the bay and placed a big toothy grin in the side of the hull. Next port of call was building and designing sets for the local community theater.
Speaking roles in films include work with Clint Eastwood and Sean Penn in the Academy Award winning film "Mystic River," Jennifer Lawrence, Mel Gibson, David O. Russell and Larry David, as well as independent films, voiceover work for several documentaries, principal roles in eight national television commercials, and many regional radio & television commercials. He has appeared in films shown at the Sundance Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the Independent Film Festival Boston.
As a singer (legit baritone), he toured across the United States for two decades through American Artists Management of New York and the Cole Porter Musical and Literary Trusts. He was soloist on the CBS Television Network broadcast celebrating the Cole Porter centennial and for the U.S. Post Office release of the Cole Porter commemorative first-class postage stamp. He represented the United States as part of a two-night international concert sponsored by the United Nations and the Peoples' Republic of China before a sold-out audience of 36,000 in Shanghai, followed by other performances in China, including the Beijing Concert Hall. In 2012 he returned to Germany for performances in Cologne, the Rhineland, and the Westerwald, including a standing ovation in the historic Apollinariskirche at Remagen.
He recorded songs from the musicals of Cole Porter and Lerner & Loewe with the Stuttgart Symphony, sang the role of Orpheus for the National Public Radio broadcast of "Orpheus and Euridice" on "The Spider's Web" series, and has been soloist at the Bethlehem Music Festival, the Missouri River Festival, the Arizona Heritage Festivals, the Westport Levitt Pavilion Music Festival, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the White Mountain Bach Festival, as well as with Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Concert Opera at Symphony Hall, the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, the Marlboro Symphony, The Landmarks Orchestra and other east-coast orchestras.
Thorpe earned degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music (piano) and New England Conservatory of Music (voice), with additional studies at the Philadelphia Musical Academy (piano) and the Lichtenberg Voice Institute in Germany. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).
Born and raised in Michigan, John Collins has a background in architecture and construction. After moving to San Diego to design for the theater and live theme park shows, John quickly knew designing for film was his goal. John moved to Los Angeles to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts from Cal Arts while simultaneously taking graduate classes at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Shortly after graduating he found himself designing numerous short films and then quickly was discovered and brought in to the world of feature film art departments.
John worked his way up to Art Director on some classic Adam Sandler comedies like Click, Just Go With It and You Don't Mess With the Zohan.
He collaborated with Production Designer Philip Messina as the Supervising Art Director on The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games:Catching Fire.
John left the Hunger Games franchise to pursue his own design work on "How To Make Love Like An Englishman" directed by Tom Vaughan and starring Pierce Brosnan, Jessica Alba, Malcolm McDowell and Salma Hayek and moved right into designing "Cell" directed by Kip Williams and starring Samuel Jackson and John Cusack. Since then he has designed "Please Stand By" starring Dakota Fanning, Toni Colette and Alice Eve.
Recently Mr. Collins has completed work as the supervising art director on Universal's sci-fi/thriller "Spectral" in Budapest Hungary and the Gavin O'Connor directed action film "The Accountant" starring Ben Affleck as well as art directing the Sony Sci-Fi feature "Passengers" starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.
John's hands-on approach, incredible work ethic and unique vision have kept him in high demand since entering the film industry.
Mr. Collins has worked in Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Maui, Kauai, Massachusetts, the Caribbean, Hungary and California.
John is also an All-American open water swimmer, capable of swimming vast expanses of cold ocean while battling sharks with his bare hands.
|Hannah Victoria Stock
Hannah is a bright, funny, young lady who has been acting since the age of 5. Her interest sparked in acting when she saw her older siblings studying and acting and wanted to begin as well. She has been in a wide scenario of acting venues including television, film, voiceover, stage, commercials, modeling and even the LA Opera. She has been honored to work with some acting greats such as Betty White, J.K. Simmons and Fred Savage. Hannah aspires to work with some of her favorite actresses Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Viola Davis, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Melissa McCarthy. She has been told she is an "old soul" and is well liked on sets for her professionalism. She especially loves dramatic and voiceover roles. Most recently she was cast as her first lead role in an independent feature film, alongside Shawn Pyfrom in "The Moleskin Diary", coming out in film festivals in 2016. When she isn't acting she spends a lot of time with her quarter horse, Zoey, and is an avid equestrian and a member of the US Pony Club as well as US Polo Association. She is a straight A student in the gifted and talented program and makes her education a priority. She also loves to sing, play the ukulele, explore the outdoors as well as hang out with friends. Of course she dreams to win an Academy Award someday but if that day never comes she will cherish every memory she has made working as a young actress in the entertainment industry.
Andrew Gillingham is an actor and filmmaker living in Vancouver, BC. Having recently graduated from the Film Production program at SFU, Andrew is passionately pursuing the making of independent movies and launching his acting career. He hopes to one day work with Kenneth Lonergan and Jennifer Lawrence as he admires their work immensely.
Born in Rhode Island, Sonny has an identical twin brother Danny and an older brother Frankie. The boys can first be seen on an episode of Man V. Food Nation (Providence) with Adam Richman, from the summer of 2011. Their first role came at age five, playing Danny Rosenfeld in American Hustle - son of Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence. It was the first thing Sonny and Danny ever auditioned for. At home, they can be found staying active in swim, gymnastics and wrestling, and running around with their dog Captain America.
Kurt Froman is currently Jennifer Lawrence's Ballet Trainer and the Associate Choreographer for the upcoming movie, "Red Sparrow" (2017), directed by Francis Lawrence. He recently finished performing in the Broadway hit, "An American In Paris", and was the original Dance Captain and swing. He was part of the core group of the Warren Carlyle Broadway workshop "Something Wonderful"- a tribute to Jerome Robbins' body of work and showing his ballets as well as his musical theater choreography. He was recently seen on the STARZ series "Flesh & Bone", featured in a ballet solo as "Young Paul" as well as a series regular as a Company Member. He trained Christina Ricci for several months and choreographed her solo en pointe for the Amazon series, "Z: The Beginning of Everything", and will remain the choreographer and ballet coach for the rest of the series. Kurt was the Resident Choreographer of "Billy Elliot, The Musical" on Broadway and the 2nd National Tour, and the Associate Choreographer for the film, "Black Swan", responsible for training and coaching Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, and overseeing the Corps de Ballet. Natalie Portman personally thanked Kurt in her Oscar Acceptance speech for their work together. Kurt has also taught ballet to actress Rooney Mara, and coached her movement for her role in the upcoming Terrence Malick film (currently known as "Project V"), as well as Vogue Magazine's "The Vogue 120". Kurt was invited to stage a work for the Paris Opera Ballet's Tribute to Jerome Robbins, and recently staged Benjamin Millepied's "Nutcracker" for Ballett Dortmund in Germany. He has worked on commercials- L'Oreal's "True Match" staring Zoe Saldana (Choreographer) and Domyos (Associate Choreographer), and has choreographed the ad campaigns, video shoots, and catalogues for Bloch dancewear for the past three years. Kurt has been on faculty at Broadway Dance Center and The School at Steps, and guest faculty at Barnard College and University of Michigan. He also has taught the past two years for the NYC Dance Alliance, headlining their Friday night audition class. Kurt's professional career started in New York after he was awarded the first Rudolf Nureyev Scholarship which allowed him to study at the School of American Ballet's "Special" Advanced Men's Class. After six months, Kurt was invited to join the New York City Ballet, where he danced senior corps de ballet and soloist parts for over seven years. His Broadway career started when he was cast in the leading role of "James" in the Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel show, "Movin' Out". Kurt was in the Broadway revival of "Pal Joey" at Studio 54, City Center Encores!- "Juno" and "On Your Toes", and did principal roles with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center. Other TV/film work includes "Smash", the Biography Channel's "Biography - Natalie Portman: The Professional", "Black Swan" where he was the "Understudy to 'Siegfried'" and danced with Mila Kunis, "Across the Universe", "Center Stage", "SNL", and several "Live From Lincoln Center" telecasts.
Born in Red Deer, Alberta and raised in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He won his first acting award at the age of 18 in the Antigonish One-Act Play Festival receiving the Most Outstanding Performer Award, with a broken foot and never having stood once during the entire run of the play.
In 2011, he received industry recognition for his work with the sketch troupe Picnicface through their critically acclaimed series on the Bellmedia owned station The Comedy Network. During the 2012 Canadian Comedy Awards he won awards in the categories of Best Writing for TV, Best Ensemble and Best TV Series.
Slated to work on the Teletoon animation Rocket Monkeys, Brian quit the production and Picnicface, "retiring" from comedy and acting to pursue other pursuits such as being a healthy-mind Mental Health advocate and fighting for quality equal rights.
In 2013, through support from Dalhousie University and the NDP Nova Scotia, Provincial, Government Brian was able to put on free to the public improv classes geared towards improving individuals self esteems and mental health.
Brian has made appearances on Schitt's Creek, Seed, Off the Record with Michael Landsberg.
He officially made is return to acting and comedy starring as Warren in the indi-comedy Your Money or Your Wife, where Brian received praise for breaking out of his Picnicface mold and reputation.
In 2015 he began referring to himself as the biblical 'Messiah' stating 'Jesus stole his gig long before anyone else started stealing material.' In 2016 Brian began courting American 'Sweetheart' Jennifer Lawrence to no avail. Brian always keeps busy with a plethora of projects. Brian likes giving and receiving hugs and you should feel free to say "hi" to him as long as you're respectful.
Wine Oh TV Founder and Host Monique Soltani is a seasoned journalist with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and American Studies and well over a decade of experience working as a broadcaster. Most recently, you may have seen Monique reporting on weather and wine for The Weather Channel. Monique honed her reporting skills working at television stations across the country including: KPIX-TV/CBS 5, KNTV-TV/NBC 11, KSEE-TV/NBC 24, KCBS-TV/CBS 2, KGTV-TV/ABC 10, and KPVI-TV/NBC 6. She has a certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, is an experienced wine judge, and has interviewed at least two hundred winemakers, dozens of top chefs, and A-list celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson. Monique is also a trained SAG/AFTRA actor and studied at The Groundlings, Warner Loughlin Studios and The Atlantic Theater Company and she can be seen on various films, television shows and commercials. Monique is passionate about telling people's stories and created Wine Oh TV to share her love of wine, journalism and television with the world. For over five years Monique has been covering the wine scene in California and around the world. While she has extensive experience covering wine, food and travel she's no three trick pony. Monique has covered a variety of "beats" in the broadcasting business including: Courts and Crime, Breaking News, Health & Fitness, Entertainment, Traffic, and yes even a little Weather.
Gabe Nunez is a Professional Stuntman and founder of Tempest Freerunning and the Tempest Freerunning Academy in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas Gabe was involved in almost every traditional sport available to him. In Highschool his love for basketball turned into a love for break-dancing that eventually led to Martial Arts, Tricking and Gymnastics. After moving to Las Cruces, NM for college he quickly realized his passion was for any and all types of movement. Having graduated with a Bachelors degree in criminal justice, all he could think about was those Jackie Chan movies he grew up watching, so he decided to put one career on hold in order to chase a new possibility of becoming a Hollywood Stuntman. In 2007 Gabe moved to Los Angeles California and quickly began learning the ropes while pushing his Freerunning skills to new heights. His first film was Adam Sandler's You Don't Mess With the Zohan, and since then he has had the amazing opportunity to work on films such as Expendables, Total Recall, Battleship, Ted, After Earth, 300: Rise of an Empire, and most recently doubling Taylor Laughtner in the film Tracers. His favorite being Total Recall where he doubled Colin Farrell on the film and performed a large variety of stunts ranging from fights and falls to wire work and parkour. Since he started he has had the privilege of working with some of Hollywoods best Stuntmen and Women as well as train some big name actors such as Jaden Smith, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell, Taylor Laughtner, Izabella Miko, and Marie Avgeropolous. It's safe to say Gabe has enjoyed the every moment up to this point. Happy as a clam but ready to go HAM, Gabe eagerly awaits the next one!
Kirk Kelly was born on January 2nd, 1987 n Bristol, Pennsylvania. He began taking classes at a local community college while working on his acting career. Kirk began his professional career, appearing in "The Verdict". His weekends were spent working at the nations only theme park based off of "Sesame Street". 2010 he was in his first TV series in the NBC TV show "Outlaw", only to be canceled a few weeks after the show aired. Kirk left college to continuing his acting. first feature film, "The Last Airbender". After finishing his second feature, "Abduction" (2011) where he was along side Taylor Lauper and Lilly Collins. 2012 was a HUGE year for him as Kirk worked with "Sigourney Weaver" in the USA Network mini-series "Political Animals". The summer of 2012 his was in "The Discoverers Movie" which is set for a nationwide release in the Spring of 2014. Kirk was along side Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the smash hit "Silver Linings Playbook". 2013 set up a good year as he was in the NBC TV show "Do No Harm" as a reoccurring family member. He was bouncing back and forth from Philly and NYC as he was filming the final two episodes of the NBC show "Smash". Kirk is very involved in the music industry where he has worked on international concert tours.
Kirk's latest work includes portraying Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in an NBC Special. Summer 2014 Kirks latest film "The Discoverers" is set to hit theaters. In The Discovers, Kirk portrayed "Ira" a security boss.
Drew Emerine is an actor who lives in North Carolina. Drew's first experience in acting was an exciting one getting to appear in The Hunger Games, along side Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Willow Shields. Drew has also appeared in Homeland, One Tree Hill, Under The Dome and the movie Jimmy.
Drew's sister Delaney Emerine is also an actress and also has appeared in The Hunger Games as well as other television shows and movies.
Luisa Diaz grew up in Venezuela with her grandparents. She is a former Beauty Queen. She hosted her first TV show in NC. where she interview celebrities in the Latin Community. Then she move to Hollywood, where she works as an actress and a Host in different local networks. She Just had a speaking role in the movie, The Silver Lining Playbook; with Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, directed by Davie O Russel; the Movie coming soon to the theater this year. She was feature at the Movie the fighter as one of the Ring Card girl. Movie Directed as well by Davie O Russel.
Johnnie "Mack" McQuarley is a professional actor living in Los Angeles. He has earned his BA from Alabama State University and his MFA in Acting from Brandeis University. Originally he is from Birmingham, AL where the dream of storytelling began. Since that moment Johnnie has done many great things as an actor. He was recently featured in the film JOY starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper directed by David O Russell. He was a national finalist for the Irene Ryan Acting Competition and had the opportunity to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. After graduating from Brandeis University he has worked professionally for five years in the city of Boston and is now a Resident actor with Actors' Shakespeare Project. in 2016 Johnnie was awarded the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actor for his role as Othello in Boston Massachusetts. More than just an actor, Johnnie also is very involved in inspiring the next generation of young artists. He has worked all his life as a drama instructor work shopping with young artists, and has directed many high school productions.
Anthony Vespa was born June 9th, 1998 and is a fraternal twin. Son of Elisa Quercia(a retired teacher of 20 years) and Tony Vespa(a stock broker/investment banker). Anthony has Italian heritage. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada he is a true Canadian. Is currently in grade 11. Anthony has grown up playing high levelled, physical sports and is physically inclined. He plays/played soccer, hockey, golf, tennis, swimming, skiing, wind surfing, snorkelling, water skiing, jet skiing, football, track & field. The main sports he focuses on are soccer, hockey and track & field. Soccer is his favourite. Vespa is very fit and lean. Anthony has been very fortunate enough to be able to travel to many places around the world. Has been to many countries in Europe to Africa and to the Caribbean. His parents have taken him places where the richest go as well as been to poverty stricken countries to understand what the world is like to truly understand how fortunate he is. Anthony is very keen to learning. He loves books, travelling, sports and food. He is strongly conversational in Italian and French as his second language. Taught himself sign language. He is able to speak with fluent British accent(as he spent a long time learning from the Harry Potter films and James Bond films). When Anthony travelled to London, he practiced his accent as well. For Anthony, after watching Harry Potter films and reading the books he realized how much he loved movies and everything about them. But it wasn't until 2012, when The Hunger Games came out, that he said to himself, "That's what I wanna do!" and that was when he first set out and got an agent. Vespa is currently(2014) represented by Carolyn's Model & Talent Agency, based out of Toronto. Anthony is very comfortable in front of people and large crowds. Has done many plays in school as well as speeches, televised announcements and school videos. Though he has had a few auditions for television and commercials, all he has done is background work. He hopes to one day (soon) be starring in movies and later on directing and producing films, and earn an Academy award. His idols and favourite actors include; Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mark Wahlberg, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Grace Moretz and Johnny Depp.
Graduating from UCLA with a degree in English Literature, Cid Swank's professional career has spanned the spectrum of marketing positions while pursuing her love for travel. The diversity includes serving as a Peace Corps volunteer, where she taught English as a second language in Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo, and then transferring into sports marketing for the surf industry, representing FREE STYLE USA, where she traveled for sporting events to promote their products.
Since 1991, Swank has been a freelance unit publicist for feature films and television, working on productions in the Bahamas, Britain, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Morocco, Namibia, Slovakia, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, and Tahiti, as well as around the USA. In addition, she has served as a publicity consultant for independently-produced movies, advertising agencies, and small businesses, as well as taking on writing assignments.
Swank has served as the unit publicist on over one hundred projects. Some of her credits include her first movie, Guncrazy, starring Drew Barrymore & James Le Gros, the cult classic Bound, which was the directorial debut of the Wachowski Brothers, Breakdown, starring Kurt Russell, U-571, starring Matthew McConaughey, Proof of Life, starring Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe, The Last Castle, starring Robert Redford and James Gandolfini, Antwone Fisher, which marked Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington's directorial debut, the heist flick, The Italian Job, starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Edward Norton, The Pursuit of Happyness, starring Will Smith, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance, The Great Debaters, also directed by Denzel Washington, the critically-acclaimed Get Low, starring Robert Duvall, Bill Murray & Sissy Spacek, and Summit Entertainment's Drive Angry, a supernatural action thriller starring Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard & William Fichtner.
Swank also worked on Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, who won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, that starred Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Ron Perlman & Christina Hendricks. In addition, she oversaw unit publicity on Antoine Fuqua's action thriller, "Olympus Has Fallen," starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman & Angela Bassett, "The Equalizer," starring Denzel Washington, "Focus," starring Will Smith & Margot Robbie, and David O. Russell's "Joy," starring Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Virginia Madsen and Diane Ladd..
Next up for Swank is Tom Cruise's upcoming film, "Jack Reacher 2: Never Go Back," directed by Ed Zwick and due for release Oct. 21, 2016.
In addition, Swank is featured in "100 Careers in Film and Television", written by Tanja Crouch, that was published in 2003.
Claire Marie Churchman was born in Tooting, London on 15th September 1994. She grew up in South London and developed an interest in acting when she was in secondary school. She trained at City Academy of performing arts at the Soho theatre in London's West End and also studies an English degree at University. Credits include roles in Spark (2014) and the upcoming film Kill Your Friends (2014) which also stars Nicholas Hoult and James Cordon. She has appeared in the music video for "Behind The Speakers" by Akasha, and frequently acts in student and short films.
Claire is a fan of British cinema, which inspired her to pursue acting. Her favourite film is This Is England (2006) and she considers the cast as some her favourite actors. Her other acting inspiration is Jennifer Lawrence.
Kenny Morse literally grew up in show business as the son of a famed New York production executive (who brought us such television classics as "Howdy Doody", "Naked City" and "The Defenders" and movies such as "Midnight Cowboy" and "The Main Event"). As a child actor, Kenny had many parts on episodic television shows, commercials and was one of the original cast members of the National Tour of the Broadway show "Grease" and "Pontius Pilate" in the Los Angeles company of "Jesus Christ Superstar". A graduate of Boston University School of The Arts, he continued acting in commercials and also behind the scenes in production management through the '80's as an Assistant Production Manager or Location Manager on many television movies. Kenny was offered an opportunity in 1987 to take his acting and management experience to help make better drivers at a school that originated "Comedy" traffic school. In 1990, Kenny created "Ask Mr. Traffic" as a Los Angeles television and talk radio show. As a regular contributor on KFI Radio in LA, Kenny made the "Mr.Traffic" name famous in LA he was honored with the Southern California Cable Association's "Diamond Award" for "Best Live Call-in Show and The show ran from 1990-2008 as the longest running Live Call-in Show on Southern California Cable. Being "Mr. Traffic" got Kenny noticed by world wide press, and Mr. Traffic has appeared on many local and national television shows ranging from "Good Morning America," "Talk Soup," and profiles done on him on "Extra", CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and FOX news, and was profiled in August 2009 in a 5 page article in The New Yorker Magazine. He hosted his own radio show "The Driving Show with Mr. Traffic", on KRLA in Los Angeles, and a regular fill-in host on TalkRadio 790 KABC in addition to contributing to many other local, national and international TV & Radio shows. For the past 4 years, Kenny was featured on the Premiere Radio Network's Sirius/XM channels, hosting "Drivetime with Mr. Traffic" where he interviewed the biggest driving safety officials in our government.
Kenny played "Dr. Culkin" in 2004's "Tales From Beyond," produced the Longest Running Nightclub Show in West Hollywood called Karaoke With Kenny (named "Best Karaoke in LA" by L.A. Magazine) for 22 years while continuing his radio, TV and teaching work as "Mr. Traffic." In 2012, he returned to acting the feature film "The Newest Pledge", playing a Priest with James Franco in 3 episodes of ABC's "General Hospital" and has been playing a Doctor ever since on the show. Kenny and has been working as an AFTRA "Rehearsal Actor/Stand-in" on American Idol as Steven Tyler's stand in 2 seasons, and 2014, Ryan Seacrest's stand in for finale and Harry Connick Jr. for the season, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, The Biggest Loser, The annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon, The Guys Choice Awards, The Alma Awards, The Huading Awards, ABC's Splash and many many other live shows. Kenny performed a special bit with Jennifer Lawrence for the 2013 Oscars and as Howie Mandel's stand in for 2 seasons for all rehearsals on America's Got Talent.
Bryan Blue was born on July 7, 1979 in Fort Worth, Texas USA as Jeremy Bryan. He is a businessman, actor, speaker, author and TV/radio show host. He is known as the primary host for the Bryan Blue Show. Bryan graduated High School in Crowley, Texas in 1997 with a GPA of 2.3. He admits his low GPA was due to being a "day dreamer." While most kids where paying attention to the teachers, Bryan would dream about life outside of school and fantasize about being a business owner. In 2001, Bryan started his 1st company. After many failed attempts, he finally found success in the oil business, owning his own exploration company. He resides in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Sarah and 3 kids.
Known for his strong opinions and candid statements, Bryan believes in good ole' "Common Sense!" Good luck trying to peg him as a conservative or a liberal, his opinion varies greatly on many issues. Developing a passion for debate, Bryan decided to give radio a shot and share his opinions with the general public. He walked into legendary SG Studios in Fort Worth, Texas and proposed to Audio Engineer Greg White, that he produce the Bryan Blue Show; although Bryan has never had any radio experience. With Greg White, Bryan recruited Christian Youth Pastor, Jason Engelman and Liberal Atheist, Jamie Knight to join the show as Co-Hosts.
With such diversity amongst the Hosts, the show brings dynamic POV angles that no other topical show offers. Usually Liberal Atheist Jamie Knight and Bryan Blue find themselves disagreeing on many topics. Then you add Christian Conservative Youth Pastor Jason Engelman in the mix and things definitely get heated! You'll never know what will be said, although you can expect a non-politically correct show. The Show has Celebrities, High-Profile Public Figures, Criminals, Victims of Crimes, Legal Professionals, Medical Professionals, Civil Servants, Psychics, and many more interesting people as guests.
The show has been rapidly growing as it "breaks the rules" and gives a refreshing approach to the mundane and over produced format that is normally the "single-host conservative talk show" that revolves around politics and regurgitated news. With Bryan, you never know what he might say or talk about. They have covered topics such as Bullying, Gay Marriage, Gun Control, Transgenders in Society, Fake News, Celebrity Obsession, Human Trafficking, Should Rapists be Castrated, Frontier Justice, Assisted Suicide, Proof of Life After Death, Drug Intervention, Hunting and many more.
Celebrity Guests include Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Politician/Satirist Kinky Friedman, Baseball Player David Justice, Singer/Voice Star Luke Wade, Guns "n" Roses Drummer Matt Sorum, Comedian Actor Dustin Ybarra, Child-star Dustin Diamond, Actor John Schneider, Actor Jason London, Singer/Songwriter of the Toadies Vaden Todd Lewis, Sir Earl Toon of Kool & The Gang, Navy Seal Don Shipley, Author Don Piper, Actor Charles Baker, Actor Edwin Neal, Former Assistant Deputy Director of the FBI Danny Coulson, Dallas Cowboy Wide Receiver Drew Pearson, and others.
Paul Salfen is the show's celebrity correspondent and interviews the biggest names in Hollywood which are included in each show. Paul has interviewed over 300 different celebrities. Some of which the Bryan Blue Show has included in various episodes such as Vin Diesel, Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Elijah Wood, Willie Nelson, Paula Deen, Aaron Eckhart, Kevin Sorbo, Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Lawrence, Fred Dryer, Samuel L. Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Patrick Stewart, and many more.
Tori Martin, Country Singer/Songwriter, interviews the "everyday" people to hear their replies to provocative questions regarding topical issues.
The show is syndicated nationally on AM/FM radio, broadcasting coast-to-coast on numerous stations. The Bryan Blue Show is one of the most rapidly growing shows in America. The attribution to the show's success, is that almost everyone can relate to at least one of the three Hosts. Bryan believes Common Sense is lacking in America and approaches all topics from that basis. Jamie is very Liberal and approaches all matters from a scientific POV. Jason's faith in God is so solid, that you would think he actually met God in-person. All three Hosts never insult each other nor "yell" at one another. However, they never back-down from their positions and always deliver an entertaining and insightful show.
Isabella Ferreira is a 13 year old hard working young teen. She began her love for the arts at the very young age of 5. She first fell in love with dance. Shortly after, she had an opportunity to perform for the Nutcracker and fell in love with acting. Ever since then she has trained in dance and acting, slowly developing the knowledge needed for this area of the arts. She has worked on several extra jobs on TV, commercial and feature films. Moreover, she has also been featured in two dance videos for up and coming singer from Los Angeles. Presently, she is also wrapping up on a feature film being filmed in Philadelphia PA as a Lead. She hopes to continue to work hard to achieve her dream and one day become the next Jennifer Lawrence which is her favorite actress.
Delaney Emerine currently lives on the east coast. She has one older brother, Drew, and her parents are Melissa and *unnamed*. Her career began when a friend invited her to audition for The Hunger Games(alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson). Since then, she has been on shows such as Jimmy and One Tree Hill. Delaney has been interviewed by People Magazine, WCNC, and more.
Jessie Hawkes is an events, unit stills and editorial photographer and a film, television and music video filmmaker specialising in directing, producing and production management.
With a First Class Honours Degree in Filmmaking and experience in media and marketing, Jessie has now launched her brand new company Creative Box in August 2016.
"Creative Box is a media and entertainment company offering video production and photography in weddings, events, music video production and corporate/business promotion. Although we are based in Somerset, we undertake projects both nationally and internationally and have filmed as far as Los Angeles."
Jessie is firstly recognised by industry professionals for maintaining a high quality whilst meeting tight deadlines and secondly for her exceptional communication and organisation skills. With a wealth of experience ranging from live events and red carpet photography to video production and marketing, Jessie can offer a professional and creative service. Jessie has photographed clients such as Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Rachel Platten, Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland, Fleur East, Rita Ora, Labrinth, DNCE, Peter Andre and more. Companies include Sony, Google, YouTube, WE Day and Voice In A Million.
In April 2016, Jessie also become a member of the National Association of Press Agencies with a press card. She is delighted to join the diverse collection of elite photographers and see this as an important step to furthering her high photographic and journalistic standards.
Picture an aperture opening and closing. Each medium requires different degrees of focus," explains Adrianna Mateo, a polymath perpetually in evolutionary motion.
Adrianna is a solo violinist, a pop-rock singer-songwriter, and an actress. The constant within her work is imbuing each artistic endeavor with methodical attention and unbound emotional investment.
As a twenty-something performer, Adrianna has been hailed as a "rising artist" by The New York Times. Time Out New York praised her solo debut at the Bang On A Can Marathon as being "triumphant." Adrianna's live appearance highlights include The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing at Carnegie Hall, simultaneous performances on stage at the Met Museum and the Met Opera (in an acting role), and many international tours, including dates in Europe, South Africa, and Southeast Asia.
Adrianna is a first-generation child of Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese parents. Growing up, she instinctively knew she was born into a world of opportunities not afforded to her parents, who had to sidestep their creative inclinations for practical realities. At eight years old, she asked her parents for a violin, understanding the weighty responsibility that came with the instrument: she had to make the most of the possibilities now available to her.
With steely resolve Adrianna mastered the violin, often clocking up to six hours a day in the practice room. Along the way, her creative appetite became equally voracious. Adrianna is performance proficient on six instruments; she draws from a diverse palette of inspirations including Bach, Debussy, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Taylor Swift, Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jesse Eisenberg.
Adrianna formally announces her pop-rock career with the ethereal epic Coney Island. Previously, Adrianna issued the achingly beautiful "August Sun" and the visceral alt-rocker "Like A Little Kid With A Raging Heart." Adrianna's pop exudes the sweeping emotional dynamics inherent in classical music with passages that vacillate between lush strings, propulsive drums, and burly guitars. "I want to make hearts race," she says of her artistic intent.
At the core of her songs is a singer-songwriter sense of vulnerability. Her singing exudes a sweet longing - her voice is an instrument of pristine pitch and smoldering expressiveness. Her debut single, "Coney Island," brims with personal revelation. As a kid, Adrianna would pass Coney Island on her morning trek to school. In her mind, the theme park epitomized a freedom and carefreeness just out of reach. Within the song's narrative, Coney Island is a metaphor for a romantic relationship that threatens to slip through her fingers.
The single's accompanying video is a stunning piece of intimate performance, showcasing some of Adrianna's finest work in front of the camera. For her whole life, she had been plagued by nightmares of drowning. In the video for "Coney Island," she plays violin while sinking into a pool until completely submerged. "While we were making the video, I had to willfully empty my lungs of air and keep the violin from popping up to the surface. It felt like everything was fighting me," she recalls.
Sage wisdom and scrappy resourcefulness have been hallmarks of Adrianna's creative odyssey. Many times in her life Adrianna has had a performance itinerary, but not a sure place to live. She's couch-surfed, apartment-sat, and pet-walked to realize her artistic ambitions. She says: "If you want something, the opportunity always shows itself to you. It's up to you to step through the door."
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Thurmond Allen Jr. a new Actor, Director, Writer, Model and much more. Thurmond has previously modeled in the Menzfit 4th Annual Celebrity Fashion Show and Gala sponsored by Brooks Brothers Sept.2011 and the Delaware County SPCA "Rescued On The Runway" Fashion Show Fundraiser March 2012. Thurmond has roles in upcoming feature films:"Relasume:The Relationship Resume" as the Hairstylist/Dater,Background on "The Silver Linings Playbook" as a Dance Competition Spectator and Dinner Guest and the film is starring Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, Julia Stiles and Directed by David O' Russell, "Inside Pocket" as a Pool Hall Gambler/Club Dancer/Gangster)He is nicely featured in "The North Star" Produced by Actor/Producer Clifton Powell who performs as Mr.Lee and in a scene with Frederick Douglass(Actor Keith David) and was Keith David's Stand-In and in a scene with Actress Lynn Whitfield who plays Ms.Grace. He helped cast and acted as Mouse the sidekick of Blacktrick in the comedic short film "St.Blacktrick" Project 21's 21 day Short Filmmaking Competiton 2012. Thurmond grants his personal experience in the film industry in the documentary "Aspiring: A Documentary for Actors by Actors" by NJ Filmlife. In the Dramedy "Sex, Lies, and Fish" he is Dominic Vinta, in the Drama "Fick-le" as Reporter Allen Jefferson and Bodyguard #2 and he was the 2nd Assistant Director and Key PA on the Production Crew, in the Sci-Fi "Alien Exorcism" as Demon-Possessed Priest Marduk and "Steel Predators" as Duke Kotto the Mercenary(blend of Bill Duke and Yahphet Kotto). As well as short films " Mama's Hat" as a church patron and "Quiet Ride" as the Kinky Art Teacher. He Directed "Michael's Fall", "Terra-Ists" and "Cicily Strip: The Last Puppeteer of Mellow-Mole". He appeared twice in a Joe's Crab Shack Commercial for TBS Very Funny News. And he played "Malik the Janitor" in the first 2 episodes of the comedy webseries "The Corporate Brother" and "Joe Kony" in the comedic short webvideo "Kony 2012-Shit Kony Says" on Youtube by jasonmovies. He is Chris in the upcoming short film "TA: Texters Anonymous". He was a member of The Wild Thyme Players Theatre Group headlining the play as Dr.Dominic Portobello-The Best Man in "A Wedding to Die for..." The Audience Interactive Dinner Theatre Play, an Italian-Jewish Wedding Murder Mystery. He appeared in Hip-Hop Artist Nas "The Don" Music Video as a Background Actor and in Jermaine Jones "All Around The World" Music Video as a Reporter and Dinner Guest. He helped cast the Tom Charles "Don't Ask" Music Video and many other projects. He also works as a Writer, Casting Director, Director, Producer and Promoter for Independent Films, Fashion Shows, Webseries and Music Videos. He was the Casting Director for the New Hollywood Movement for a short time. Thurmond has lived in Chicago, Detroit, Arkansas, Texas, New Jersey, and currently resides in Philadelphia.
Samantha Rehr was born and raised in Weston, Connecticut. She is a New York based actress and graduate of The University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre Performance. During her career, she has worked as director and designer, and acted on both stage and screen. Her favorite roles to date include Anne Frank, whom she has played twice (once in an original 90-minute one-woman adaptation of The Diary of a Young Girl, "Yours, Anne Frank", developed with rising playwright and director Elisabeth Frankel, and again in the national tour of "The Story of Anne Frank" with National Theatre for Education and Arts) and the title role in José Rivera's magical apocalyptic play "Marisol" at The University of Michigan. Ms. Rehr is also skilled in guitar and singing. She is an accomplished fine artist and has established herself as a commissioned portraitist. Samantha Rehr looks forward to a long career as an actor, admiring such strong and versatile female performers as Helena Bonham Carter, Jennifer Lawrence, Marisa Tomei and Kate Winslet.
Mary Rongey is an up-and-coming actress and singer/songwriter. She made her stage debut in elementary school and has loved it ever since. She hopes to continue to entertain through film and music. She has been seen in films such as "Diamond in the Rough" and "Our Little Secret". Mary's musical inspirations include Hunter Hayes, Eric Genuis, and Colbie Callait. Her theatrical inspirations are Tim Allen, Jennifer Lawrence, AnnaSophia Robb, and Asa Butterfield.