Luke George Evans was born in Pontypool, Wales, and grew up in Aberbargoed, in the south of Wales. He is the son of Yvonne (Lewis) and David Evans. He moved to Cardiff at the age 17. He then won a scholarship to the London Studio Centre, and graduated in 2000.
He starred in many of London's West End theatre productions. In 2009, he landed the role of Apollo in Clash of the Titans (2010). Then, he quickly landed roles in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010), Robin Hood (2010), Tamara Drewe (2010), Blitz (2010), The Three Musketeers (2011), Ashes (2011), Immortals (2011) and The Raven (2012). He's also scheduled to star in The Amateur American (2012), Only God Forgives (2012) and No One Lives (2012).
Luke Evans resides in Shoreditch, London.
Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. Daughter of a British father. Clemens began working as an actress on Australian television while in high school. She guest-starred in a 2006 episode of Blue Water High as Juliet, and in 2007, she starred in the children's series Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji as Alison. Clemens played Harper in the Showtime drama Love My Way that year, and was nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent at the 2008 Logie Awards for the role. Clemens was seen in the 2008 MTV Networks Australia dramatic film, Dream Life, alongside Sigrid Thornton, Xavier Samuel, Linda Cropper and Andrew McFarlane.She had small roles in the television series All Saints, and the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine, in 2009. She became the face of Jan Logan's jewelery that year.Clemens relocated to Los Angeles, California in 2009. Clemens starred in the 2010 film, Wasted on the Young, as Xandrie. In 2012, Clemens starred in Camilla Dickinson, alongside Gregg Sulkin, Cary Elwes and Samantha Mathis. The drama was an adaptation of the 1951 novel of the same name by young-adult fiction author Madeleine L'Engle.She portrayed teenager Heather Mason in Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The horror film was based on the survival horror video game Silent Hill 3, and was a sequel to the film Silent Hill.That year, Clemens also played a lead role as the young suffragette Valentine Wannop in Parade's End, a television mini-series adaptation of the Ford Madox Ford tetra-logy co-produced by HBO and BBC Two. Clemens appeared in the 2012 horror film, No One Lives, starring Luke Evans. She also appeared in the 2013 film, The Great Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the same name. She played Catherine, the sister of Myrtle Wilson, played by Isla Fisher. Clemens stars as Tawney Talbot in the 2013 Sundance Channel television miniseries, Rectify, created by Ray McKinnon. She will also star with Natalie Dormer, Stephen Graham and Zachary Quinto in the independent drama, The Girl Who Invented Kissing.
|Jake Austin Walker
Jake Austin Walker is an American Actor best known for his guest-star roles in tv series such as Bones (FOX) (the highest viewed episode for the series entitled, "Mummy in the Maze," as "Matty").Jake can also be seen in the sketch comedy tv show "Thank God Your Here"(NBC), "Til Death" (FOX) and Identity (NBC). Jake appears in the family feature film "The Chaperone" as the counterpart ("Ted") to wrestling sensation Triple H (Paul Levesque) "Ray," as a bad boy turned good. Jake next went on to film the role of "Jack" in the horror film "No One Lives" with action star Luke Evans.
Jake's biggest break came most recent on a visit back home in Mississippi, when he was asked to tape a audition for a series regular role for a new pilot filming in the southeast. Jake and his mother Kim, who has been his acting coach for the last five years, taped a scene between a mother and son that landed Jake his first series regular role.
Jake can soon be seen as "Jared Talbot" the 15 year old brother of "Daniel" (Aden Young)in the first scripted drama series for the Sundance Channel, (RECTIFY). "Jared is Daniel's moral compass to the outside world as he manages his way through society after being released from death row." Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.
Jake is also a singer and has released many covers and fully recorded originals on youtube.
Derek Magyar graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, CA in 2003. He had his first role in a film short, Last Stop (2003). Magyar has made appearances in television series such as JAG, Boston Legal, Star Trek: Enterprise, Criminal Minds, Medium, Dirt and The Cape to name a few. He has a role in the pilot spinoff of The Closer, Major Crimes, on TNT, scheduled to air in August 2012 and also has a role in CSI which, is due to air the end of September. His first starring role in film was as the character X in the award-winning film Boy Culture (2006). Derek received several awards for best lead actor at film festivals across the world. Since then he has starred in Lionsgate "Train" opposite Thora Birch. He also had a starring role in Chris Carter's upcoming film "Fencewalkers" with Mehcad Brooks and Katie Cassidy and Natalie Dormer. "No One Lives" is due to premiere in 2012 at the Toronto International Film Fesitval and then a theatrical release is expected end of Decemeber. Magyar stars opposite Luke Evans in one of his most challenging roles to date. He is also a supporting lead of "Phantom" a submarine thriller with an amazing cast including Ed Harris, David Duchovney and William Fichtner to name just a few. Next up is a lead in the upcoming film "Crazed" which, Ryuhei Kitamura will direct from No One Lives and Magyar will also produce that film along side Harry Knapp. Magyar also produced and directed his first major feature film, Flying Lessons (2010) starring Maggie Grace, Cary Elwes, Hal Holbrook, Joanna Cassidy, Christine Lahti.
Deon is a writer, filmmaker, and director.
Taylor continues to run his own thriving film and production company, Hidden Empire Film Group (HEFG) formerly known as Deon Taylor Enterprises (DTE), which he launched in 2000.
Taylor has written, co-written and directed dozens of films, TV series and special projects and HEFG produces a diverse array of larger budgeted projects, born of Taylor's boundless energy as a multi-hyphenate writer, director and he has expert financier on board, Robert Smith, who keeps everything checked and balanced. For years, Taylor has been focused on the film genre of horrors/thrillers but when producer Vincent Cirrincione asked Taylor to read the script for the film Supremacy (inspired by actual events), his passion for this project was birthed. He knew he had to find the perfect casting director for what he felt was the perfect script, and he contacted Mary Verneui, who had casted some of his other films. Supremacy had a supreme cast, starring Danny Glover, Derek Luke, Evan Ross and Lela Rochon. In 2015, the soon-to-be released horror/thriller films Akuma and Night Tales 2: The Movie, starring David Faustino and Miguel Nunez will be released.
It is no surprise that another brand of Night Tales would be in the making, due to the success of Night Tales: The Series, which aired on WGN and was hosted by Flavor Flav in 2009, and Night Tales: The Movie, which was released in 2011. Therefore, Night Tales 2: The Movie will be released in 2015 with great expectations and grandiose viewership.
Recently completed and the soon-to-be released blockbuster smash, Meet the Blacks, is produced by Avent and created by Deon Taylor. This film has a cast of some of the funniest comedians and actors around: Mike Epps, Charlie Murphy, Lil' Duval, Gary Owen, Deray Davis, Michael Blackson, Lavell Crawford, Andrew Bachelor (King Bach), Perez Hilton, Alex Henderson, Phil Austin, Bresha Webb, Zulay Henao, and Gloria Govan. Legendary comedian, story teller and writer, Paul Mooney and former heavy-weight champion, Mike Tyson will also star in the comedy that will set the bar for other comedy's that will follow.
Capitalizing on the breakout success and popularity of his Night Tales series, Taylor recently launched a new wholly-owned specialty label based on the "Night Tales" brand name. The new specialty label is titled Night Tales Presents and is solely dedicated to producing commercial horror films and television programming that pushes the envelope of terror. The label produces feature films and television series, as well as a softer-edged animated kids' series and a branded interactive online platform. He is masterful at building brands and Night Tales Presents is a universal brand, another genius idea of Taylor's.
Taylor has a background in marketing, sports and promotions. A Nike All-American basketball player from Gary, Indiana; he earned a biology degree at San Diego State University on a full basketball scholarship where he was named the conference's "Newcomer of the Year." Taylor went on to play professionally and still competes weekly in the coveted NBA Entertainment League out of Los Angeles. The library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences requested a copy of the screenplay SUPREMACY for their permanent core collection. Materials in the core collection are made available for study in their reading room; scripts never circulate from the building and photocopying is strictly forbidden. They are a research library but serve a broad range of users -- students, filmmakers and writers as well as those with general interests.
Louis made his acting debut as Eric in the Olivier Award winning Original West End Cast of Matilda the Musical produced by the RSC under the direction of Matthew Warchus. He then had the opportunity to play the lead role of Charlie in the Original West End Cast of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory under the direction of Sam Mendes. His first cinematographic experience was playing the role of Toby in High Rise directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons and Luke Evans. Following this he was then cast as Bruno in the White King directed by Alex Helfrecht and Jorg Tittel and then as young Vlad in Music War and Love under the direction of Martha Coolidge. Other works include his voice over roles as Edward in the HIT television animated series,Mike the Knight and as Ryon Forrester in the Game of Thrones computer game.
Anthony Fabian is an award-winning director of feature films, documentaries, commercials and shorts.
Born in San Francisco, California, he grew up in Mexico City, Paris, and London before graduating from UCLA's Film & Television School in 1986. He then settled in London, where he is based.
His first feature, Skin, was shot in and around Johannesburg from September to November 2007 and co-produced with Margaret Matheson (Bard Entertainments, UK) and Genevieve Hofmeyr (Moonlighting Films, RSA). It stars Sophie Okonedo (Oscar®-nominee for Hotel Rwanda and Golden Globe nominee for Tsunami, The Aftermath) Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, The Piano), Alice Krige (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek), Tony Kgoroge (Hotel Rwanda, Hijack Stories) and newcomer Ella Ramangwane.
Skin was a People's Choice Award Finalist at the Toronto Film Festival (2008), and went on to win twenty-two international awards, including the Santa Barbara Film Festival (Audience Award) Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival (Audience and Jury Awards), AFI Dallas Film Festival (Audience Award), Palm Beach Film Festival (Jury Award, Best Film), Bordeaux Cinema Science Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize, Best Film), the United Nations Time For Peace Award (Voted by 21 UN Abassadors), Amnesty International Humanitarian Award (Italy), Griffon Environmental Award (Giffoni Film Festival, Italy) and the Orange Film Prize at the Ability Media International Awards. It was also nominated for a British Independent Film Award (Best Actress), an Ivor Novello (Best Score) and an NAACP award (Best Foreign Film).
His second feature film, Louder Than Words, was shot in Connecticut in 2012 and is based on true events. The film stars David Duchovny, Hope Davis and Timothy Hutton, and tells the poignant story of John and Brenda Fareri, grieving parents who were inspired by the unexpected death of their young daughter to build a world class children's hospital. It premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival in October 2013 and will be released in 2014.
His promotional films for the British Tourist Board feature Dev Patel, Judi Dench, Twiggy, Rupert Everett, Luke Evans, Colin Montgomerie, Boris Becker, Lennox Lewis, Jamie Oliver and Matt Smith.
He is also producer/director of an eight-part interview series narrated by Sue MacGregor called British Legends of Stage and Screen (2012), featuring Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom, Michael Gambon, Diana Rigg, Michael York, Glenda Jackson, Christopher Lee and Ian McKellen, co-produced with John Dunworth and Executive Producer Sandy Lieberson. The series was broadcast in the UK on Sky Arts HD.
Anthony shot Bach & Variations, a half-hour drama, in 1994. The film won a British Council Travel Award, and he was invited to give talks and attend festivals around the world.
Candy, his first 35mm short, was completed in 1998. The film stars Lone Madsen, Brooke Kinsella, Oliver Tobias and Miriam Margolyes, and has been seen by festival audiences worldwide. It was aired by FilmFour in the UK and is represented internationally by AtomFilms.
Jean, starring Susannah York, Gyuri Sarossy and Nicholas Clay, won both the Audience and Jury Prizes in the Planet Out Short Movie Awards, presented at the Director's Guild of America in Los Angeles in 2000, as well as Best Short Film at the Barcelona International Film Festival in 2001. The film has won several British Council Travel Awards and has been screened at over thirty festivals around the world.
His last short, Prick (6 minutes, 2006) stars Mark Gillis, Rachel Pickup, Mark Wakeling and Susannah York.
Anthony's first documentary, Township Opera, (2001) features emerging talent from South Africa. It was the first program to be transmitted solo on BBC 4 and was shortlisted for a One World Media Award. His second hour-long documentary for BBC 4, Harmony in Hanoi, is a fresh look at contemporary Vietnam through the eyes of its musicians. It premiered at BAFTA and was broadcast in March 2003.
In the summer of 2004, Anthony Fabian produced and directed a documentary, While the Music Lasts, about Batignano, a quirky festival in southern Tuscany which has launched the careers of some of the most successful British artists working in opera today.
His also made a documentary for Majestic Media and Sky Television called Embracing the Tiger, which charts the history, philosophy, practice and popularity of Tai Chi. It is the first documentary every to be made exclusively about this martial art.
Anthony's film career has led to work as Music Supervisor on a number of feature films, including Restoration, Goldeneye, Schubert and Hilary and Jackie.
His filmography includes profiles of performers Luciano Pavarotti, Cecilia Bartoli, Joshua Bell, Angela Gheorghiu, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Renée Fleming, Christophe Rousset, Olli Mustonen, Richard Egarr, and composer John Tavener.
He is developing his third feature, based on Paul Gallico's Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris.
Combining her creative and financial sensibilities with an eye for film projects that connect with evolving audiences, Roxanne Avent has quickly ascended as a pivotal and influential player in the world of independent film production.
Avent thrives is today's hyper-competitive and increasingly complicated world of filmmaking, eschewing obstacles that can stymie the most hardened of producers, while building a diverse portfolio of films that are critical hits, commercial successes and cult favorites.
It is rare to have the resources, savvy, competence and confidence, to invest in and successfully produce feature films and franchise properties. Avent brings all of these traits, and more, to Hidden Empire Film Group (HEFG), the film company she co-founded and has run with partner Deon Taylor, since 2000.
Under the stewardship of Avent, Hidden Empire Films has rapidly emerged as one of the industry's most prolific production companies with the capacity to create, develop, package, finance and produce a broad array of films for wide theatrical release. The company is a major supplier of quality commercial projects for the studios and major independents worldwide.
Avent's most recent film is poised to be her biggest hit yet - the much anticipated comedy/horror hybrid "Meet the Blacks." From inception, through production and into release, Avent has been the engine driving "Meet the Blacks" into theaters nationwide opening April 1, 2016.
Written, directed and produced by Avent's Hidden Empire partner Deon Taylor, "Meet the Blacks" features an ensemble cast that includes Mike Epps, George Lopez, Mike Tyson, Snoop Dog, Bresha Webb and Zulay Henao as well as a 'who's who' of pop culture personalities including Gary Owen Charlie Murphy Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, gossip columnist Perez Hilton, Paul Mooney, Vine star Andrew Bachelor, and comedians Lil Duval, DeRay Davis and Lavell Crawford.
Prior to bringing "Meet the Blacks" to the big screen, Avent produced the award winning film "Supremacy" starring Danny Glover, Derek Luke, Evan Ross and Lela Rochon. The film earned critical and commercial praise - so much so, that the library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences requested a copy of the screenplay "Supremacy" for their permanent core collection.
Earlier films from Avent included "Chain Letter" (2009), "The Hustle" (2008) and "Deadtone" (2007), as well as the successful WGN series, Nite Tales, hosted by Flavor Flav in 2009 and Nite Tales: The Movie (2011) which brought a younger generation their own version of Tales from the Crypt. The response from Nite Tales: The Series was overwhelming as a staggering number of viewers tuned in weekly and made it a late-night favorite. Nite Tales 2: The Movie aims to build on the continuing success of the franchise.
Prior to HEFG, Avent worked for the prestigious Directors Guild of America, where she oversaw all aspects of production for movie premieres and television award programs, supervising more than fifty employees. Avent also served as a label manager for Taylor Made Muzik, the largest independent record label in Northern California. At Taylor Made, Avent combined her talent in movie production and music developing soundtracks for independent movies.
Born and educated in Birmingham, Simon gained a First Class Honours Degree in English Studies at the University of Nottingham and an MA in Critical Theory. He started in the television industry in 1993 as script editor and writer for Byker Grove and Ant & Dec, before joining World Productions in 1997, where he script edited Ultraviolet for C4, Ballykissangel for BBC1 and co-devised the Black Cab short films for BBC2. From 1999 to 2001, he produced two series of the dotcom drama Attachments, starring David Walliams for BBC2 and co-produced Men Only for C4. In 2002, Simon was promoted to Head of Drama at World Productions. In 2003 he produced the RTS and BANFF nominated Larkin: Love Again for BBC2, and co-devised and executive produced the nursing comedy drama No Angels for C4, which ran for three series. In 2004 he executive produced the BAFTA-nominated Outlaws, a black comedy drama about duty solicitors for BBC3/2 starring Phil Daniels, Murder Prevention, a six-part crime drama for Five and Ahead Of the Class, an RTS-nominated film for ITV starring Julie Walters, one of the five highest rating dramas of 2005. In 2005, he executive produced Perfect Day for Five (which generated the 2006 spin-offs Perfect Day: The Millenium and Perfect Day: The Funeral) and in 2006/7 he executive produced Party Animals for BBC2, starring Matt Smith and nominated for a Broadcasting Press Guild award for Best Drama Series. In 2008, Simon produced the triple BAFTA nominated (Best Single Drama, Best Actor, Best Actress) Hancock & Joan for BBC4. In 2009 he executive produced Pulse, a pilot for a drama series for BBC3. In 2010, he executive produced the critically-acclaimed United, a film about the Busby Babes and the Munich air crash, starring David Tennant, which was nominated for Prix Europa, Broadcast and Royal Television Society awards. In 2011, Simon was appointed Creative Director of World Productions. He executive produced the critically acclaimed five part police corruption thriller, Line of Duty, the then highest rated drama series on BBC2 for ten years. Line of Duty was nominated for Silver Dagger, Broadcast, Broadcasting Press Guild, RTS and South Bank Show Awards. In 2012, Simon executive produced The Bletchley Circle, a three part drama for ITV starring Anna Maxwell-Martin and The Fear, a dark four-part drama for Channel 4 starring Peter Mullan. The Fear was nominated for four BAFTAs, winning two (Best Photography & Best Editing). Simon is currently Executive Producing two 90 minute films about The Great Train Robbery - A Robber's Tale & A Copper's Tale, starring Luke Evans and Jim Broadbent, alongside Line of Duty 2 in Belfast and Nightshift, a half-hour pilot for Sky. Simon occasionally talks at the National Film & Television School and is a member of BAFTA. He lives with his wife and two sons in North London.