Stephen Dorff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Nancy and Steve Dorff, a composer. Chosen from over 2000 young men from around the world, he auditioned and won the coveted role of "PK" in John G. Avildsen's The Power of One in 1992, starring opposite Morgan Freeman, John Gielgud and Fay Masterson. For his performance, he was awarded the Male Star of Tomorrow Award from the National Association of Theater Owners.
Dorff then amassed an impressive list of screen credits, chief among them New Line's Blade, in which he starred opposite Wesley Snipes and won the "Best Villain" at both the MTV Movie and Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. He also co-starred with Susan Sarandon in HBO's Earthly Possessions, based on Anne Tyler's novel about an unlikely romance between a young, fumbling bank robber and his hostage. He also starred in Scott Kalvert's street gang drama, Deuces Wild, for MGM and as the champion of bad cinema in the John Waters comedy, Cecil B. DeMented, co-starring Melanie Griffith.
Additional credits include XIII: The Conspiracy, Entropy, Blood and Wine with Jack Nicholson, and opposite Harvey Keitel in City of Industry. He starred as the fifth Beatle, Stuart Sutcliffe, in Iain Softley's Backbeat, and as the notorious Candy Darling in I Shot Andy Warhol.
His 2000s credits include Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor, .45 with Milla Jovovich, Shadowboxer with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Helen Mirren, and the Disney thriller, Cold Creek Manor, with Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone for director Mike Figgis.
Stephen appeared as disillusioned Hollywood actor and single father Johnny Marco in Sofia Coppola's Somewhere, which won a Golden Lion at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. In 2009, Dorff teamed with Somewhere producer G. Mac Brown on Michael Mann's gangster drama Public Enemies, starring opposite Johnny Depp and Christian Bale.
Dorff was most recently cast in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre prequel Leatherface and the fantasy family film Albion: Rise of the Dannan (2016) _.
Sarai Givaty, sometimes spelled Sarai Givati, is a well known actress, and model in Israel. Her first role was in a live sketch on the Israeli tonight show (Kol Layla) where she played an American reporter. The segment was very successful. On the final show, Israeli hush critic Raana Shacked called it "the pick of the show". Sarai continued shooting the segment even after she moved to New York where she attended acting school at the HB Studios. in 2005 Sarai was a part of a small cast who received the "Best Teen Show of The Year" from the Israel Golden Screen Award (Masah Hazahav). Shortly there after, Sarai became a big name in the Israeli entertainment industry and received many large company endorsements. A year later Sarai decided to explore her work options in Los Angeles. Upon her arrival, she quickly landed the lead role in a film called The Passage starring opposite Stephen Dorff. in 2007, the movie premiered at the Toronto Film Festival where critics called Sarai's performance "star making". Some other notable project she's worked on was the lead in the Enrique Iglesias video "Somebody's Me". In 2008 she also played a Russian spy in the pilot My Own Worst Enemy next to Christian Slater...although the show went off the air after three episodes. In 2009 Sarai was back in Israel to shoot yet another comedic role in TV series called "The Pilot Wives". Sarai also plays piano and guitar in a band and has been playing concerts in both Israel and Los Angeles.
Alice Amter is a British born actress of mixed ethnic heritage. She is multilingual and possesses an inate deftness with accents which have been fueled by a curiosity about other languages and cultures. She has lived on three continents and currently resides in the U.S.
Her ambiguous ethnic appearance and skill as a chameleon have enabled her to convincingly portray a wide range of characters on both the big and small screens. She has appeared in numerous prime time TV shows opposite some of Hollywood's biggest names. Her first job in television was opposite George Clooney in his final two episodes of the mega-hit medical drama 'E.R'. This was followed by a series of appearances in an array of popular TV shows such as 'Judging Amy' opposite Amy Brenneman, 'Strong Medicine' with Janine Turner, 'Til Death' with Brad Garrett, 'Skip Tracer' with Stephen Dorff and a recurring role on 'Presidio Med' opposite Blythe Danner and Christina Hendricks from 'Mad Men'. Simultaneously she garnered attention on the big screen with appearances in several films with some of Hollywood's leading list talent, most notably Jennifer Anniston in 'The Good Girl', and Vin Diesel in 'A Man Apart'.
In 'Penance' she crafts another memorable, albeit chilling performance as 'Eve' the unsympathetic french prison warden aka villainess in this disturbing thriller. Equally adept at both comedy and drama, she continues to gain notoriety as one of the most versatile actresses in the industry, and can be frequently seen demonstrating her comedic chops as Mrs Koothrappali in the hugely successful CBS TV sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory'. Alice recently guest starred on the high rating primetime TV show 'Outsourced' and can be seen shortly on 'The Whole Truth'.
Tony Kaye was born in London, United Kingdom. He has made several well-known music videos, including the video for "Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum, which won a Grammy Award, "Dani California" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, "What God Wants" by Roger Waters, and "Help Me" and "God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Johnny Cash. Kaye is a six time Grammy nominated music video director. His feature film debut was American History X (1998), a drama about racism starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong. Kaye disowned the final cut of the film, as he did not approve of its quality. He unsuccessfully attempted to have his name removed from the credits. The final cut was critically lauded and Norton was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film. Kaye's second feature, a documentary called Lake of Fire, was about the abortion debate in the United States. It opened in Toronto in September 2006. The movie was shortlisted for an Oscar, nominated for Best Documentary Film at the Independent Spirit Awards, the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, and the Satellite Awards. Lake of Fire took Kaye 18 years to make. Kaye's third feature film, Black Water Transit (2010), starred Laurence Fishburne, Karl Urban, Evan Ross, Brittany Snow, and Stephen Dorff. The film is unfinished as the production company went bankrupt during the making. Kaye's fourth feature film, Detachment (2011), starring his daughter Betty Kaye, is a drama about the decline of the education system in American high schools.
In 2009, Alberto Ammann went from being an unknown drama student to becoming one of Spain's best known actors with just one movie. The previous year, Ammann joined the ranks of Penelope Cruz, Jordi Molla and Elena Anaya when he won a coveted spot on the list of Caras Nuevas, a discovery initiative of Spanish talent agency, Kuranda. On the jury that year were the casting directors of Cell 211. Despite their search for a name actor to star in the film, they could find no one to compete with the completely unknown Ammann who went on to win a Goya (Spanish Academy Award) and a Spanish SAG Award for his riveting performance in Cell 211, which became the year's most successful film.
Alberto Ammann was born in Córdoba (Argentina) the son of the journalist, politician and writer Luis Alberto Ammann and Nelida Rey. Between 1978-1982 his parents moved to Spain to escape Argentina's military dictatorship. Years later Ammann returned to Spain to continue the acting studies he had initiated in Argentina with Guillermo Iani and Jolie Lobois at the prestigious Juan Carlos Corazza Acting Studio.
After Ammann's breakthrough performance in "Cell 211", he went on to star in "Lope" (2010), a film in which embodied the XVI century playwright Lope de Vega.
In 2011, he costarred with Daniel Bruhl in "Eva" an intriguing science fiction film directed by Kike Maillo, "Eva". This was followed by Daniel Calpasoro's thriller "Invader" in which Alberto starred as a Spanish military doctor stationed in Iraq as a peacemaker during the war. Then Calpasoro called on Ammann again for his next film, "Combustion".
In 2012, Alberto returned to his native Argentina to costar with Ricardo Darin in Hernán A. Godfrid's thriller "Tesis Sobre Un Homicidio". Alberto's next project was to guest star in his first English speaking role in the sci-fi thriller "Mindscape" directed by Jorge Dorado. Again returning to Argentina in 2013, Alberto also starred in Miguel Cohan's "Betibú".
In 2014 Ammann traveled to Peru to costar with Stephen Dorff in Barney Elliott's "Oliver's Deal". In "Narcos", a series for Netflix, Ammann plays Pacho Herrera, leader of the Cali cartel. Next Alberto will head up the cast of Antena 3's new mini-series based on the Miguel Sáez Carral's best selling novel, "Apaches".
|Bree Michael Warner
Bree Michael Warner is best known for her portrayal of "Marilyn Raymer" in the Nickelodeon series iCarly.
She was encouraged in the arts at an early age by her parents, both of whom performed on stage. With the inspiration of her musical theatre mother and singer-songwriter father, her own interest in performing was cultivated from the start.
Originally from Cleveland, OH she ventured west to pursue her training at the highly regarded University of Southern California, earning dual degrees from both the School of Dramatic Arts, as well as, the School of Cinema-Television.
As a long time Los Angeleno, now first time New Yorker, Warner's been acting for over a decade and finding herself opposite a talented bevy of cohorts, including Stephen Dorff, James Woods, and Stephen Lang in the upcoming feature film Officer Down. Playing Brogan, Dorff's Forensics partner, Warner provides the smoking gun, helps solve the crime and proves that smart women can be sexy.
But it wasn't always about blood splatter marks and latex gloves, Alan Ball wrote a role for her on Six Feet Under long before Dexter was even pitched. From that famed HBO series emerged a surging momentum for Warner in the world of television. She lit up opposite Mathew Fox, went toe to toe against Jill Hennesy, and even lost herself in the arms of Anthony LaPaglia. Known for her chameleon-like qualities, she continues to give notable performances in both Television and Film and 2013 will welcome the official release of 3 feature films in which she stars. (Officer Down, Humdinger & Truth About Layla)
A recent revisit to the stage has also earned her acclaim from the critics for her leading performance in the Off-Broadway Production of Pulitzer Prize Nominee Lee Blessing's, Two Rooms. According to Randy Gener, former editor of American Theatre Magazine, "Warner stand[s] out as an actor. She brings an honesty and sincerity". Paulanne Simmons, of New York Theatre Wire and Drama Desk Awards affiliate says "Ms. Warner is powerful as she falls apart and we sympathize with her every step of the way."
She is represented by the bi-coastal management team at The J Arts Group.
The stage is set the cast is selected and Jas Anderson is on the move. Not only is Jas Anderson a trained actor since his days in High School at Performing Arts High School in New York and then on to Rutgers University, but he is an actor whose resume speaks volumes in regards to being a working actor.
His supporting roles in Brooklyn's Finest as K-Rock directed by Antone Fuqua and his Supporting role in Officer Down as Ellis Dracut a Lions Gate film; both roles gave him the opportunity to work with and opposite Don Chedale, Wesley Snipes, Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Stephen Dorff and other notables in the business.
The past few years Jas Anderson has had his most visible roles on television. His newest TV credits include the season finale of Law and Order Criminal Intent opposite Steven Lang. He was just seen in his re-occurring role on Law and Order SVU, playing the role of Timmer, which episodes included the season finale. The pilot episode for NYC22 on CBS, White Collar on USA Network a, Co-star on Person of Interest on CBS, and just recently in his reoccuring role of DJ on the USA hit series "Mr Robot" which just got picked up for season 2. This allowed Jas to play opposite experienced actors like, Rami Maliek, Caviezel and Matt Borner.
Aside from his charm, wit, and enormous talent Jas Anderson is a man full of depth and enormous talent. Mr. Anderson needs no clichés like "on the rise" or even "soon to be household name" his acting talent and work ethic speak volumes for itself.
Dana Gonzales came up through the ranks with his 2nd unit work on Paul Haggis' Academy Award winning film Crash, Julie Taymor's The Tempest and David O. Russell's The Fighter. He swiftly moved into main unit cinematography on Michael Shroeder's Man In The Chair, starring Christopher Plummer. Soon thereafter he began his longstanding collaboration with director Ric Roman Waugh, beginning with Felon, starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff followed by Snitch, starring Dwayne Johnson.
In addition to features, Dana has a thriving television career. His style ranges from the hyperreal, slick aesthetic of the ABC series Pretty Little Liars to the grittier, handheld look of Southland for TNT and the modern-day western Longmire for A&E. Over the years, his work has garnered a lot of attention and earned him an Emmy Award Nomination in Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie on the highly acclaimed FX series, Fargo and Dana was also chosen for Variety's Below The Line Impact Report for 2014
Recently, Dana completed Brad Payton's feature film, Incarnate, starring Aaron Eckhart and Ariel Vromen's Criminal for Millennium Films, starring Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, and Gary Oldman. He is currently shooting Ric Waugh's Shot Caller for Bold Films, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, and Jon Bernthal.
Ian Fisher is an actor and producer born in Romania. Grew up in Israel and Italy and moved to Los Angeles in 2005. He speaks four different languages.
His career started in music as a lead singer in a rock band performing over a hundred live shows ranging from local venues to national stadiums, winning numerous awards including 'Band of the Year'. In 2005 he was awarded a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, then began working at The Actors Studio. Along with his acting Ian has also produced films, documentaries, advertisements and music videos.
His TV and Film credits include: Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) , Dirt (FX), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), Dear Diary, I died (Lifetime), I Heart Vampires (Disney). The Chosen One (2010) starring and directed by Rob Schneider, Don't Look Up (2009) starring Eli Roth, Lionhead (2013) starring Michael Madsen, The Bronx Bull (2016) directed by Martin Guigui, Reaper (2014) starring Vinnie Jones & Danny Trejo, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface (2016) starring Stephen Dorff, Nine Eleven (2016) starring Charlie Sheen.
Cindy Cowan is the former president and co-founder of Initial Entertainment Group (IEG), a leading film production and foreign sales company. Cowan co-founded IEG in 1995 with Graham King. With seed capital of only $350,000 and no tangible assets, Cowan was able to secure a $25 million line of credit with Chase Bank to fund overhead, development and production of its projects. IEG was sold to Splendid Films in 2000 for approximately $10 million.
Between 1995 and 2000, IEG had many successes including: an Emmy nomination for Rent-A-Kid, starring Leslie Nielson; Emmy, Golden Globe and People's Choice nominations for If These Walls Could Talk, starring Cher, Sissey Spacek, Anne Heche and Demi Moore; and won a United Nations Award for Savior, starring Dennis Quaid. IEG also saw success with its production of Traffic, starring Michael Douglas and Benicio Del Toro, which won Oscars for directing, screenplay, editing, and best supporting actor. Additional projects produced by Ms. Cowan while at IEG include Very Bad Things, starring Cameron Diaz and Christian Slater; and the Robert Altman-directed Dr. T & the Women, starring Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Kate Hudson and Liv Tyler.
Since forming a new production company, Cindy Cowan Entertainment, Cowan has produced Scorched, starring Woody Harrelson and Alicia Silverstone and executive produced Fifty Dead Men Walking starring Sir. Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess.
Recently, Cowan completed production on Red Lights starring Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver, and Cillian Murphy. Directed by Rodrigo Cortes. This film was invited to officially premiere at Sundance, January 2012. Cowan is also in post production on Miracle on 42nd Street, which has Alicia Keys, Terrence Howard and Sam Jackson in it, to name a few. Cowan will begin prepping Gone, a co-production with Pierce Brosnan's company Irish Dreamtime, as her next film. In addition, she is working on the Untitled Ben Ripley Choir Project, with producers Carol Baum, Jane Goldenring and Beau St. Clair. This project has Luis Mandoki attached to direct and stars Pierce Brosnan. Also in development are: Fruit of the Poisonous Tree (a legal thriller) and a futuristic sci-fi film & game entitled Blazeball.
As well as film, Cowan is working on several television projects. She recently sold a scripted TV show to F/X that she created with Stephen Dorff and is Executive Producing. In addition, she is developing a scripted music based show with CBS and several reality shows including The Patti LaBelle Show, and an Untitled Hostage Show involving Navy Seals.
Before her tenure with IEG, Cowan headed up the production and acquisitions divisions of the Beverly Hills Producers Group. Prior to that, Cowan headed up development and acquisitions for Premiere Productions. Her career in producing began as a producer and writer for a CBS news affiliate in Miami, Florida.
In the past, Cowan has written songs for Engelbert Humperdink, and a hit for R & B artist Howard Hewitt, which went to number three on the R & B charts, as well as a few songs for the British pop star Sinatta.
Cowan sits on the board of two non-profit charities that are dear to her heart, Little Kids Rock, which is a non-profit organization that provides free instruments and lessons to under served public schools, and Grassroots Soccer, which is part of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. GRS mobilizes the global soccer community in the fight against HIV/ AIDS. Cindy also sits on the board of THE LOOK.
Cindy Cowan is a graduate of Tulane University with graduate courses towards a Master's Degree in Psychology at Harvard. Cowan is also a major equestrian winning the "World Champion" title more than 5 times in American Saddlebred five-gaited and equestrian horses.
Ashley Vetere is known for her work on: American Hero, The Mindy Project, and Family...the other F Word. She can be seen performing Stand Up and Sketch Comedy around the Los Angeles area. Ashley won best comedic actress in 2012 for the 48 hour film festival in Los Angeles. Her most recent role is along side Stephen Dorff and Eddie Griffith in, "American Hero."
Olivia Ballantyne's young career has been busy and varied. First appearing in commercials for Advil, Sears, Ameriquest, Dairy Queen, Diet Pepsi and many more, she has also landed roles on a variety of film and television projects.
These have included the popular TV series "Life With Derek" (as Marti's friend Brooke), the CBS miniseries "The Hades Factor" (with Stephen Dorff and Mira Sorvino), YTV's "Dark Oracle", Lifetime's "Missing", PAX network's "Doc" and CBC's groundbreaking legal drama "This is Wonderland".
Most notably, Olivia played the role of Jenny O'Malley in the WB's TV movie, "Samantha: An American Girl Holiday"; based on the bestselling books and dolls for young girls. Olivia won a Best Supporting Actress Young Artist Award (2005) for her portrayal of Jenny.
Her feature film debut is in the soon-to-be-released thriller "Troubled Waters" (as Megan Waters, with Jennifer Beals).
Another recently completed film, "Roxana", has been selected for competition in the prestigious FIPA festival in Biarritz. It will also be the premiere film to kick off the Moving Pictures Festival in Toronto in November 2006.
Robert Nagle is a vehicle and racing specialist and stunt driver. He has worked on such films as "Collateral," "Herbie Fully Loaded," "Miami Vice," "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," "Fast Five," "Drive," "The Dark Knight Rises," "Total Recall," "Jack Reacher," "A Good Day to Die Hard," and the forthcoming "Fast & Furious 6."
Robert's work has caught the attention and recognition of the entertainment industry garnering him several Screen Actors Guild award nominations for "Best Stunt Ensemble" in "The Kingdom," "Public Enemies," and "The Dark Knight Rises" and a Taurus Stunt Award nomination for "Best Work with a Vehicle" in "The Kingdom." Robert has trained a 'who's who' in the industry including Michael Mann, Jim Gianopulos, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Ryan Gosling, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Stephen Dorff, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Maggie Grace, and Stephen Graham.
As a Stunt Coordinator and 2nd Unit Director, Nagle brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and know-how to the art and craft of complicated vehicle specialty sequences, raising the bar (and gas pedal!) to unprecedented levels for film and television productions.
|Brian Keith Gamble
A student with an accomplished collegiate background, Brian Keith Gamble pursued a different path: acting and entertainment. Brian studied acting in California at The Acting Corps, and Lisa Robertson Studio both in Los Angeles. He spent time also studying improvisation at the Alan Arkin Improvisation Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His screen acting career began in the mid 1990s with the 1996 TV film "The Perfect Daughter". Since then, Brian's career expanded to include credits between film and television, with appearances in "First Snow" (2006), "In Plain Sight" (2008) (TV), "Felon"(2008) starring Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff and the [Steven] Segal actioner "The Keeper" (2009). His collegiate schooling focused heavily with attendance across three different universities between North and South Carolina.
Mr. Bridges is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. A twenty-five year veteran of the entertainment industry, Mr. Bridges has been successful in and out of the spotlight. Behind the camera, Mr. Bridges served as Managing Producer on several feature films including "iCrime" starring Sara Fletcher from Comedy Central's hit show "Secret Girlfriend" released via Breaking Glass Pictures and Entertainment 7 International, "Lake Effects" with Life Out Loud Films released via Vision Films starring Jane Seymour, Jeff Fahey, Scottie Thompson, Casper Van Dien and Sean Patrick Flannery. Through his production shingle Sure Crossing Films he and his business partner Richard Ford served as Unit Production Manager and Line Producer, respectively, on the faith based feature film "Doonby" starring John Schneider, Ernie Hudson, and Robert Davi in association with Riverhorse Entertainment and MJM Entertainment Group to be released by Freestyle Releasing. Mr. Bridges also served as Associate Producer on the film "Dirty Little Trick" with Americana Films starring Dean Cain, Christie Burson, and Michael Madsen released via Maya Releasing and Spotlight Pictures.
Mr. Bridges also helped to create and develop Silverwood Films, a Los Angeles based Production Company behind such notable films as "Half Nelson" starring Ryan Gosling, "Stephanie Daley" starring Tilda Swinton and Timothy Hutton and "The Passage" starring Stephen Dorff.
He has starred in over forty theatrical productions including two Broadway and National Touring shows performing with stars like Carol Channing, Kristen Chenoweth, Lee Roy Reams, Joanne Worley, and Cathy Rigby. He can be seen in four feature films including "Date Movie" with Alyson Hannigan, numerous television appearances, including the lead in the sitcom "Mafiosa" developed for Comedy Central, and even has experience as a Student News Corps Anchorman with James Marsden for KOCO Television in Oklahoma City, but he admits that was a long time ago.
Andrew Jorgen Lee was born on the 2nd of July 1997, in Columbus, Ohio. Before his debut into the cinematic world, Andrew performed in his middle school play as a T-bird in Grease and fell in love with acting. After acting classes in Columbus, he was discovered and placed in a national commercial and independent film that shot in Cape Cod. He then began spending months out of each year in LA and gained representation and a recurring role on Disney XD as a spokes person. Andrew got his first real taste of acting when cast to help carry out the main role in the film The Motel Life starring Emile Hirsch, Stephen Dorff and Dakota Fanning. He played the younger version of Emile's character and the two conspired on how to bring the role to life. Andrew also got to experience acting at its finest interacting in a scene with Kris Kristofferson. When not on set, Andrew helps mentor children, and teaches an introduction to acting course in his home town. He has a strong belief in the balance of education and acting, and helps others remain grounded through the acting experiences.
Nurturing his budding passion at an early age, Philippe Guez started a movie club in his school, and later created one in his hometown, in the suburbs of Paris. Evenings would see him settle in to watch every genre of film from around the globe. During holidays, he would sneak onto movie sets or even work as an extra, so he could learn what went on behind the camera. In 1976, he entered a top film school, l' E.S.E.C, paving his way through by assisting a commercial photographer, making professional casting photos and portfolios for aspiring actors and artists.
Upon graduating in 1979, he found work with various film companies as a First Assistant Director. His work included about fifteen feature films, a variety of television dramas, music videos, and a few high-end commercials.
In 1985, he was able to apply his on-set knowledge and cost saving skills at Sara Films, where he was appointed in-house producer/line producer by Alain Sarde and where he created and ran a new section dedicated to first time directors.
In the 90s, as an independent producer and founder of Septième Productions, Philippe Guez supervised "Rendez-Vous au Tas de Sable" by Didier Grousset, "Périgord Noir" by Nicolas Ribowski, "The Liars" (Les Menteurs) by Elie Chouraqui, shot in Cape Town, South Africa, "Day of Atonement" (Le Grand Pardon II) by Alexandre Arcady, entirely shot in Miami, staring Christopher Walken, Jill Clayburgh and Jennifer Beals.
Thanks to these last experiences abroad, he decided to collaborate on movies intended for the international market, and supervised or co-produced "Zentropa" (Europa) directed by Lars von Trier in 1991 (Jury's Prize at the Cannes Film Festival), with Jean-Marc Barr and Barbara Sukowa. "Laps of Memory" (Mémoire Traquée) directed by Patrick Dewolf in 1992, adapted from Robert Cormier's novel (I am the Cheese) filmed in Canada with John Hurt. "Innocent Lies" (Péchés Mortels), in 1994, a film inspired by Agatha Christie's novel Toward Zero, starring Stephen Dorff shot in Belle-île-en-Mer and at the Twickenham Film Studio, near London. "Cousin Bette" (La Cousine Bette), directed by Des Mac Anuff, based on the novel by Honoré de Balzac, starring Jessica Lange and Elizabeth Shue, released by Fox Searchlight. "The Luzhin Defense" (La Defense Loujine), the screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel, directed by Marleen Gorris, with John Turturro and Emily Watson in the lead roles. "Hijack Stories" directed by Oliver Schmitz, shot in Soweto, in South Africa, which earned the Official "Un Certain Regard" Selection at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. "Angel of Death" (Semana Santa), based on the novel by David Hewson, directed in 2002 by Pepe Danquart, with Mira Sorvino and Olivier Martinez.
Then feeling that the European co-production treaties were artistically too restraining, he restructured his production company in 2003 to form Evidence Films which focused on the French market and produced "Nabila's Letter" (La Lettre de Nabila) a short feature for Amnesty International, based on a novella by Marc Levy, France's most read living author worldwide. "London mon Amour" (Mes Amis, Mes Amours), a romantic comedy co-written by Marc Levy and himself, which he also co-produced with Dominique Farrugia. The film was released by Pathé in France and in the U.K during summer 2008 and enjoyed great success.
Continuing his interest in writing, Philippe Guez wrote and directed "Marianne" as part of a series of shorts against discrimination, which was screened in major film festivals and aired for months on French prime-time television.
Since 2011, he has worked under Peedjee Films, his new production and all encompassing film-consulting company. With this twofold focus, were developed: "For A Woman" (Pour Une Femme) by Diane Kurys, a period film starring Benoit Magimel and Mélanie Thierry, released by Europa Corp in France and distributed in the US by Film Movement in 2014. "Les Morues", by French actress/writer/director Sylvie Testud based on the book by Audrey Lecoq. Although the film was postponed, it inspired Sylvie Testud to write her latest novel "C'est le Métier qui Rentre", which is now adapted for the big screen and started shooting in the beginning of 2015.
Currently, Philippe Guez is guiding three separate production companies in the development of their feature films "Focus", for Rise Films. "Masaan", for Macassar Productions, directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, with a Hindi screenplay. Teaming with 26 Productions, he is in active negotiation for the rights to an international novel, based in California and Quebec, to be adapted in French.
In addition, Philippe Guez has acquired the rights to a pamphlet: "Ecolocash", by Alice Audouin about the future of green living, developed with MP Productions. And to two novels that he is currently adapting for the big screen: From "Ben Hurle", by French author Ondine Kayat, a comedy currently titled "Et Puis au Pire on S'Aime" (If Worst Comes To Worst, We Have Love), on the challenges young couples face today in modern society, through an exploration of fidelity, jealousy and guilt. From the novel "My Life as a Whale ", by American author Dyan Sheldon, currently entitled "La Sauce était Presque Parfaite" (The Sauce was almost Perfect), a hectic comedy about a food-loving literary agent living in Paris, who is wrongly mistaken for a serial killer by the police.
At fifty years of age, Philippe Guez has 25 years of experience in his field and has worked in various countries such as: USA, Canada, United-Kingdom, South African, Cameroon, French-West Indies, Spain, Denmark and Czech Republic.
|Sebastian Arocha Morton
A graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music's Film Scoring/Composition and Production/Engineering Departments with a double major, Sebastian is also engaged in composing and producing with some of Hollywood's biggest names. Among his latest Film and TV works are: Spongebob: Sponge out of water, NBC's hit show American Odyssey, MGM's new remake of "Robocop" (Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton) as well as continuing collaborations with John Debney on the thrillers "Houdini" (Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly), "Draft Day" (Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner), "Alex Cross" (Matthew Fox, Ed Burns) and doing the electronic music production for the Iron Man 2 score alongside Rage Against the Machine. Among his past work is the grand finale for the Oscar nominated film "Little Miss Sunshine", which also received a 2007 Grammy nomination for Best Soundtrack of The Year, Stephen Dorff and Maria Bello Thriller "Carjacked", Dennis Hopper's "Americano", Nick Nolte's "Peaceful Warrior", Forest Whittaker's "Air I Breathe" and Robert De Niro and Sean Penn's "What Just Happened". His songs and additional score can also be heard in hit series': Boomtown, Windfall, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI Miami, Shark, Fringe, Brothers and Sisters, and many others. As a sideman, musician, co-composer and producer, Sebastian has had the pleasure of working with some of Hollywood's biggest composers including: Ryuichi Sakamoto, Gustavo Santaolalla, John Debney, Marcelo Zarvos, Bennett Salvay, Pedro Bromfman, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Joseph Williams, W.G Snuffy Walden, Robert Duncan, and Andrea Morricone.
His signature touch has also led to collaborations with Sting, on the track "Never Coming Home" for the #1 charting "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" soundtrack; to pairing Enrique Iglesias with Floetry on the track "Not in Love", and to eclectic drum programming and production sessions for David Sylvian and Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Scent of Magnolia".
|John H. Brister
John Brister has overseen the production of 60+ feature films. He is one of the few New Orleans based UPM's who is bondable by Film Finances.
John Brister was most recently the UPM on "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel, Maisie Williams, Mary Steenburgen & Paul Riser. This feature was filmed in New Orleans.
He was the UPM on "Abattoir" which also filmed in New Orleans. It was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman ("Saw 2, 3 & 4"), and starred Jessica Lowndes, Dayton Callie & Lin Shaye.
In Tucson, he line produced the western "Hot Bath an' a Stiff Drink 2", starring Robert Patrick, Alison Eastwood and Frankie Muniz.
In Baton Rouge, John Brister executive / line produced the Starz / Encore movie "Carjacked", starring Stephen Dorff and Maria Bello.
Brister was also the UPM on "Stonerville" starring Leslie Nielsen and "Overnight" starring James D'Arcy, Rachel Blanchard and Anthony LaPaglia. Both movies filmed in Los Angeles.
In New Orleans, Brister executive / line produced "Shooting Gallery", starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Ving Rhames and Roselyn Sanchez.
Prior to Shooting Gallery, Brister produced the Columbia TriStar family comedies "Soccer Dog: European Cup", which was a Starz / Encore premiere and "Soccer Dog: The Movie", which was a HBO premiere.
Brister's filmography also includes the World War II submarine drama "In Enemy Hands", starring William H. Macy, Til Schweiger, Scott Caan, Ian Sommerhalder, Jeremy Sisto & Thomas Kretschmann. He developed the script, packaged the project and was the lead producer on the shoot. This John Brister Production was filmed in association with Splended Pictures and was distributed by Lionsgate.
Brister executive produced the television movie "Rocket's Red Glare" starring Robert Wagner, Marilu Henner and Ryan Merriman. He was the lead producer responsible for development, production and post. He was solely responsible for the sale to the Fox Family Channel.
Previously, Brister served as Vice President of Finance and Production at Royal Oaks Entertainment, and prior to that Ashok Amritraj Entertainment. Brister's involvement with each film included developing the screenplays, working with the sales agents, banks and bond companies to complete the financing, creating budgets, negotiating actor, director and union contracts, and supervising production. Brister also supervised the post-production process, including delivery and the repayment of production loans.
John Brister grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated with a B.A. in history from U.C.L.A. He is a member of the Director's Guild of America.
References: Film Finances (Kurt Woolner, Matt Warren, Dave Bennett, Steve Berman).
Christian grew up in Mississauga, Ontario a suburb outside of Toronto and has been performing in film, television and theatre productions since late 2000. Some of his film and TV credits include the Canadian indie hit "Things To Do", the psychological drama "Iodine", starring Ray Wise and most recently a Canadian indie comedy "I Of The Storm" set to hit festivals in late 2011 and 2012. He had the opportunity to play the haunting shadowy figure in pursuit of Dr.Weir played by Tori Higginson in an episode of "Stargate Atlantis" entitled "The Real World". He has also had a small photo-part in the American series "Blue Bloods" playing the deceased brother of Donnie Wahlberg's character. Christian had a similar role in the hit series "XIII" playing the former image of the title character played by Stephen Dorff. Christian has also been cast in several TV commercials and print ads. With an interest in playing comedic and dramatic roles, he has been training with various coaches and schools. Christian is looking forward to working internationally and creating some of his own work in the near future.
Robert Neary is a London based songwriter and composer. He started learning music at the age of 11 on the piano and then at 16 when his father bought him his first electric guitar. His music featured in the Oscar nominated & Golden Globe/BAFTA winning movie "The Wrestler" (2009) and recently in "Carjacked" starring Stephen Dorff (2011).
Robert is a talented musician who writes music for bands, movies, production music libraries, TV shows, corporate companies and TV commercials.
With over 20 years experience of writing music, his recent commercial clients include, Gillette, Chevrolet, Vodaphone, Pepsi, the Smithsonian Network, Alton Towers, Grants, Boeing, AC/DC and the US Military.
Born in Manhattan, Kiana Osgood grew up on the set of ABC's All My Children. The daughter of actress Terri Ivens, best known for her role as Simone Torres on the daytime drama, Kiana learned the importance of set etiquette at early age. She knew that she was destined to become an actress after watching her mom on the show.
Kiana studies acting with Andrew Magarian at The Shop in Hollywood. Some of Magarian's best known students include Stephen Dorff, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Dakota Fanning.
In 2012, Kiana landed back to back feature films (Paranormal Event and Untold) in her first year as a professional actress.
Away from the film studios, Kiana enjoys pursuing her black belt in Karate, gymnastics, playing electric guitar, surfing and her Kangoo Jump Boots.
Born in Colorado and raised on the East Coast, Scott's family moved to England when he was ten years of age. He resided in London until age 17, attending the American School in London. Film school at N.Y.U. followed, where he earned a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Film Production in 1983. Scott demonstrated a passion that continues to this day, which is for filmmaking. Upon arriving in L.A., he embarked upon an editing career, first in the sound department of the Amblin' feature, Young Sherlock Holmes, and later as First Assistant Editor on numerous feature films and MOWs. Scott joined the Editor's Guild in 1985 and is active in union affairs. Since then he has earned over a dozen credits as assistant editor and worked with many top editors in the field. He became an editor in his own right after re-cutting a pilot for 20th Century Fox Television, an MOW for Paramount, and was 2nd Editor on a theatrical movie for Showtime. In 1990, Arundale completed his Master's of Fine Arts at U.S.C. in the Peter Stark Motion Picture Producer's Program. This elite program admits only 25 students a year. Its main focus is to train producers of filmed entertainment in the Hollywood mainstream. A 35mm short film that he produced while at U.S.C. entitled Matchbook was regional finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Next, he entered the studio system where he worked for famed movie mogul, Larry Gordon at Largo Entertainment and was Story Editor there until 1992. He went on to form his own production company in 1993, Mercer Film Group Inc., which has edited and supervised numerous feature films, music videos, documentaries and commercials. Mercer Film Group Inc. also offers closed captioning and Avid System rentals to the film and television industry. Arundale has produced three feature films. The first, Ambush Of Ghosts starring Anne Heche, Genevieve Bujold and Stephen Dorff, won an award at the Sundance Film Festival for Best Cinematography in 1993. The second was one of the first feature films to be shot on DV before transferring to 35mm and is entitled The Gold Cup, written and directed by Lucas Reiner. The latest film is Lucky Bastard which played at Outfest 2009 and is written and directed by Everett Lewis. A documentary he edited, Catholic School screened at Sundance in 1998 and won an award at the San Francisco Film Festival and aired on A & E. Scott received a gold record after producing and editing a music video for Baz Luhrmann, Everybody's Free To (Wear Sunscreen), directed by Bill Barminski, which aired on all U.S. major networks, including MTV and VH1 as well as in the U.K., Australia and Japan. He was Executive Producer of the CD-ROM: The Encyclopedia Of Clamps which won Best Foreign Title at the Tokyo Multi-Media Grand Prix in 1997. More recently, Scott edited a feature film entitled No Pain, No Gain, as well as a The Unbroken Circle, a short film about the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. Set in the West Bank and shot in three languages, the film continues to play in festivals around the world. In 2004 he became an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro. Mr. Arundale is a Professor at the Dodge School of Film and Media Arts located at Chapman University in Orange, California.