Roger Edwards was born in Oakland, California. He grew up with two older brothers (Randy and Ramond Wilson) and a younger sister,(Romonique). He was raised solely by his mother (Rosemary) throughout California's entire Bay Area. Growing up, Roger could be described as hyper-active and mischievous, but his undeniable charm gave him the ability to get out of any trouble he got into. From an early age, Roger's artistic proficiency was undeniable. He had a natural ability to draw anything he saw in substantial detail from age 3. At age 7, Roger joined the Golden Gate Boys Choir, in San Francisco where he learned to sing at a professional level. He continued to sharpen his singing skills throughout junior high, which lead to various school musicals. In high school, Roger tried his hand at several different interests, pursuing everything from advanced art, music, drama classes, football and wrestling. Although he experimented with diverse courses, nothing held his interest as passionately as acting did. It was during his high school years that his passion for acting ignited. His desire to pursue a career in acting was put on hold due to unfortunate events which resulted in his enlistment into the United States Army. During his military career, Roger experienced all aspects of the military lifestyle, including a 12 month deployment to Iraq. However, the time Roger spent in the military never deterred him from his dreams of becoming an actor.
Since then he has appeared in national commercials for Walmart, American Airlines, Dick's Sporting Goods, as well as other notable commercials and print ads. He made his film debut in Kimberly Pierce's "Stop-Loss" starring Ryan Phillieppe and Channing Tatum. He's co-stared in numerous film and television productions such as "Friday Night Lights"; "The Guardian"; "Chase," "Lone-Star" and "Spy Kids 4". Working with actors such as Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, John Heard, James Wolk, Cole Hauser, Kelli Giddish, Amaury Nolasco, and in his upcoming movie "Freelancers," he will perform alongside Robert Deniro, Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent.
In the best-selling comic booked turned live action "Bad Kids go to Hell" Roger will star as Craig Cook. One among six Crestview high school students trapped in a library Saturday morning for detention. The characters fight for their lives against a mysterious, supernatural force believed to be a ghost haunting the school. Created by Matthew Spradlin and Barry Wernick this film is said to be "The Breakfast Club" combined with "The Grudge". This twisted, horror-comedy stars an elite cast to include: Cameron Deane Stewart, Augie Duke, Ali Faulkner, Marc Donato, Amanda Alch, Chanel Ryan, Eloise Dejoria, Ben Browder and Judd Nelson.
|Kenneth Wayne Bradley
Kenneth Wayne Bradley - Kenneth has a degree in Fine Arts from Sam Houston State University and has been a member of the Screen Actor's Guild since 1998.
He has appeared the feature films; Drive Angry 3D, Stop Loss, Holy Hell, The Last Lullaby , Martha, Room, Junior, Living The Life, No Pain No Gain, Hope Floats, Little Boy Blue, The Burden, Making Change, and Two Mothers For Zachary, (an ABC Movie Of The Week), Room was selected to screen at both the Sundance and the Cannes film Festivals, and was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award for the Independent Spirit Awards for 2006.
Early in his screen acting career, Kenneth appeared as the Doctor who delivers the bad news to Travis Tritt in the highly lauded music video of the smash hit country song "Tell Me I was Dreaming." He has been seen on television as Gary Powers the Alabama Recruiter in two episodes of Friday Night Lights and has co-starred in episodes of Chase (The Comeback Kid episode), Prison Break, Walker Texas Ranger, and America's Most Wanted.
Kenneth has also appeared in several national television commercials including the current Fan Favorite Tx Dot ad campaign "Know when to Pass" (can be seen on YouTube), a Celebrex ad with golfer Tom Kite, and Prilosec OTC which was filmed for the purpose of airing during the 2004 Superbowl. In addition, Kenneth is the voice of Colonel Green in the Midway video Game "Blacksite: Area 51".
Kenneth serves as a core company member of both Hyde Park Theatre and Capital T Theatre in Austin, Texas, where he was recently chosen as "Actor of the Year" for 2010 by the Austin Theatre Examiner: Reader's Choice Awards, and as Best Featured Actor in a Comedy for 2010 by Ryan E. Johnson of the Austin Theatre Examiner. Ken's more recent theatre roles include Richard in "Hunter Gatherers," Shultz in "Circle Mirror Transformation," Goss in "Bug," Frank in "Body Awareness," the title role of Joe Cooper in "Killer Joe," Ariel in "The Pillowman" which earned him an Austin Critics Table Award, and Ham in Hans Frank's "Ham,". In addition to Hyde Park and Capital T, Kenneth also works with some of Austin's most noted theatre companies. In the Austin Playhouse production of "Speed The Plow," he was Gould. In 2006 he was Ervin in a Chick and A Dude's "H.I.T." which garnered Best Ensemble in the prestigious NYCFringe Festival held yearly in New York City. He was Cassius in the Austin Shakespeare Festival's version of "Julius Caesar" and participated in the '09 Austin Scriptworks, Out Of Ink Festival (Time Steps) where he was seen in "Harrowing" by Kathy Catmull and "Cowboy Fantasia" by Sarah Saltwick.
In February of 2009, Kenneth played Abner in the premier of his one-man show which he wrote titled "Wicker Chairs," directed by Ellie McBride. As a playwright, Kenneth has also wrote a piece for Capital T's critically acclaimed "I (Heart) Walmart!" called "Wind chimes and Varicose Veins", which earned a B Iden Payne Award for Best Actor to Travis Dean. In 2010 his play, "Seamstress" garnered "Best of the Fest" for Hyde Park Theatre's FronteraFest., one of the largest regional theatre festivals in the United States bringing in talent from across the United States.
Kenneth has worked as an actor/ playwright in the Austin area since 1991, and resides in Leander, Texas with his wife Cathryn, who also serves as his manager and his two cats; Marcus and Merry.
Christian Stokes was raised in East Texas and has worked steadily in show business for 20 years. He is an 8-year veteran of the Hollywood film scene, winning roles from such celebrated directors as Richard Linklater, Penelope Spheeris and LeVar Burton. Christian has performed with such actors as Jennifer Garner, Brad Douriff, Matthew McConaughey, Bruce Dern, Kenny Johnson and with Charlize Theron in her Academy Award winning turn in the feature film "Monster".
While pursuing his film career, Christian split time as a stuntman, creating and performing in shows across the planet for companies like NBC Universal, Six Flags and Knott's Berry Farm. He was recently selected to join the Emmy award winning stunt team for the NBC hit "Revolution" as actor Zak Orth's ("Aaron Pittman") stunt double. He can also be seen in the role of Babcock opposite Sylvester Stallone in the action blockbuster Escape Plan in theaters now. Other highlighted credits include "Stop-Loss", "No Ordinary Family", "Lake Dead", "Chase", "Alias", "Charmed" and "Bernie" starring Jack Black. Christian relocated to the South from Los Angeles to be close to family and to help expand its ever-growing film industry.
With his relocation, Christian created the L.A. Standard Acting Studio, where his skills and experiences have helped his students prepare for the business that is show business. Christian recently launched his own production company, StokerAce Films. His first project, a 15 minute short titled "Conviction".
Born in Texarkana,TX, on March 1st 1979. Tony Gibson with his older brother and mother lived in many small towns through out the US including Burbank, Ca. Oklahoma City, Longview, TX, and surrounding NE Texas small towns growing up. Tony always felt acting and theatrics was his calling, even as a child. Being one of those kids laid out in the floor with ketchup and playing Indiana Jones with his older brother, transforming the house into secret temples and lava pits. At the age of 23, Tony began his career performing in several theater productions while attending Kilgore College. Including "Arsenic & Old Lace", "Lie of The Mind" "and "The Laramie Project" in which multiple roles where given to perform in front of large audiences. Tony Moved to Austin TX in early 2005 to pursue the filming industry. He landed his first role as a club thug in "Jumping Off Bridges". He then met with a local Director and writer, Scott Rice. Who cast him on the hit short film episodic of "Script Cops" picked up by Sony in which Tony played a police officer who spear tackled bad movie writers, for writing bad movies. Tony went on from there working on the set of Trouble Maker Studios, under Director: Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino in the "Planet Terror" version of "Grind house" Starring Bruce Willis, Rose Mcgowan, and Freddy Rodriguez. Followed by the set of Paramount Pictures "Stop loss" Directed by Kimberly Pierce. Tony played a office meps soldier. Experiencing the way professional sets came into play, different from independent film making, Tony took notes and mental record of the what and what nots working along side cast and crew starring: Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gorden Levitt, and Channing Tatum. Tony was then cast as a Reporter in the Burnt Orange Productions of "Elvis and Anabelle" Directed by Will Geiger, starring Blake Livley, Max Minghella, Mary Steenburgen, and Joe Mantegna. Tony followed up with season 2 of "Script Cops" Directed by Scott Rice, and played another police officer in the 6th Street films production of " The Overbrook Brothers" Directed by John E Bryant. Tony pursued writing and film making before moving back into NE Texas where he made his Directorial Debut with the film "Something in The Woods" also playing the role of Carl. With the project on a shoe string budget and very little chance of success to complete, Tony put in his years of set life experience and brought to life the thriller that writer and lead actor David Ford had put together. Tony was then cast as the role of Satan in "Saint Thaddeus and the Holy Shroud" Directed by Josiah Missick. Followed by the role of Jake in the short film "Body & Soul" Directed by Tammy Cromer. Tony looks to bring out the first of several movies in which he has written and looks forward to future projects and sharpening his craft, which he has had since childhood. " You are the only one responsible for following your dreams, no one else can take that step but you." Tony Gibson
Deborah works as a beauty, character and special effects make-up artist in film, television and commercials. In 2013 she won an Emmy for Outstanding Make-up for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic) for Behind the Candelabra. She has received four Local 706 Guild Awards for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl", "How The Grinch Stole Christmas","Mad TV" and "Behind The Candelabra". Her interest in art blossomed at age six when her mother enrolled her in a painting class. She studied theater at Loyola Marymount University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree. Deborah's beauty, character, and special effects make-up can be seen in "Stop-Loss," where she and her team created a double amputee burned blind American soldier on Victor Rasuk;"Crank 2" which featured an array of gritty character make-up (prosthetic, tattoo, beauty, effects); and "Star Trek Into Darkness". In addition to film & television, Deborah is available for publicity junkets and print.
Richard Lawrence Maddox was born in Kingsville, Texas, to Laura Lee Myers, a waitress turned massage therapist and Richard Calvin Maddox, a cowboy and competitive team roper. He has Scottish, Dutch, German, and Cherokee Ancestry, with his paternal grandmother coming from a Cherokee band from Oklahoma. The older of two brothers, Ric was raised in the small Texan town of Pleasanton and played American Football and Division A Baseball.
After graduating, Ric joined the US Army, serving as an Alpha Team Leader in the 1st Battalion 8th Infantry Regiment with a deployment to Iraq. While in service, Ric had the honor of earning five Army Achievement Medals and the prestigious Expert Infantry Badge. Which is not surprising considering his grandfather CPO George Lawrence Myers is a World War II Navy veteran and his great grandfather, Purple Heart recipient Corporal George Labania Myers was a decorated World War I Army Infantry machine gunner.
Maddox however, was the only member of his family to pursue a career in acting. Shortly after returning from Iraq, he landed a small role in 'The Alamo' opposite Billy Bob Thornton. It was through this film that Ric met actor Patrick Wilson and was encouraged to pursue his career further. So Ric moved to New York to train at the prestigious Stella Adler acting conservatory for 3 years under the late Earle Gister.
Upon returning from New York, Avy Kaufman cast Ric in the movie 'Stop-Loss' opposite Ryan Phillippe and Timothy Olyphant. The films director Kimberly Peirce, encouraged Ric to make the move to Los Angeles.
Ric is an alumni of Playhouse West, having studied with Tony Savant, Holly Gagnier, Jim Parrack and worked with James Franco. He was also opposite Jeff Goldblum in "Prisoner of Second Avenue" for the Playhouse West Rep and took home "Best Supporting Actor" at the 2013 Playhouse West film festival for his role of Teddy, in the gritty south Boston drama "Black Irish".
Coming from genuine cowboy stock and being an accomplished horse rider and military trained sharp shooter, has led Ric into a series of western roles including:- 'The Barefoot Bull Rider'; ' The Magnificant Dead'; 'Valley of Death'; 'Renegade'; 'Billy the Kid: New Evidence'; 'Expedition Unknown' (playing Virgil Earp) and 'The West Files'. He is also the co-creator, co-writer, and lead actor in the upcoming Western 'Dead Men the Series' playing Jesse Struthers.
Ric Maddox also stars as lawman Pat Garrett in 'The American West', Robert Redford's 8 part series on AMC premiering in June 2016.
In 2015, Maddox married the British production designer Simone Piaskowski.
Elizabeth Ingalls was born in a small town in Texas (New Braunfels) and raised in an even smaller town in Texas (Elgin). Despite being a country girl and having minimal contact with the entertainment industry, she decided she wanted to be an actress after starring in her first leading role, at the age of 12, in her school play 'The Emperor's New Clothes'. Since then, she has worked as a model (Wella/Sebastion Runway, and several commercials), as an actress in "Garrison" (2008) and "Stop Loss" (2008).
At the age of five, Cambell Westmoreland - who was born on May 28, 1996 in Moscow, Russia, and who now calls San Antonio, Texas home - started asking his mom "Why is my picture not on that sign? How old do you have to be to be on TV or in a movie?" She thought that it was just a phase, but encouraged him by signing him up for acting classes, which led to to him getting signed with an agent.
Fortunately for audiences and filmmakers alike, the phase hasn't passed, as since that time, Cambell has had the pleasure of working with such acclaimed directors as Richard Linklater (on Boyhood), Kimberly Peirce (on Stop Loss), and Robert Rodriguez (on Shorts), as well as emerging filmmakers like Bryan Ortiz (on The Big Scary German and DR. S The Movie), Carl Theil (on Drawing Closer, the Grammy nominated music producer and noted film composer's directorial debut) and award-winning filmmaker at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, Pablo Veliz (on The Boys of Ghost Town).
Cambell's credits also include commercial campaigns for Wal-Mart and Sears, a pilot for MTV, and several theatre credits. When he is not on stage or on screen, Cambell can be found on the field playing football, baseball, or soccer.
Jason Harper was born on October 15, 1985 in the city of Corpus Christi, Texas. He found a passion for film at a very young age. Enthralled by the intriguing stories and exciting characters found on the screen, Jason decided to begin learning the craft of acting and gaining the experience one needs to perform in the industry.
Starting in high school, Jason performed in several theatrical stage shows while trying to break into the world of film and television. His first on-screen opportunity came when he was asked to portray the ghost of the U.S.S. Lexington in "U.S.S. Lexington: More Than Meets the Eye". The program aired on PBS and is available in classrooms across the state of Texas as an educational tool.
Since then, Jason has been involved in film projects running the gamete from independent short films to big-budget spectacles. Recent film credits include "Grindhouse", "Double Tap", "Stop Loss", "Chickenfut", and "Risen". Jason Harper is represented by Ciao! Talent Agency.
Cece Hall is an Academy Award winning sound designer and teacher who has been an advocate for visionary filmmakers for more than twenty years.
She was the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Effects Editing for Top Gun and she went on to win the Oscar for The Hunt for Red October, a film for which she also received a British BAFTA nomination. Hall has been nominated for numerous Motion Picture Sound Editor Golden Reel Awards, winning for both Something So Right and Top Gun.
Hall began her career as an independent editor before landing at Paramount Pictures, where she was the first woman to be hired in the sound-editing department. After successfully Supervising many feature films, she was promoted to Senior Vice-President of Post Production Sound, where she oversaw numerous projects including The Hours, Stop-Loss, The Italian Job, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger and the EB White classic Charolotte's Web. Additionally, she worked with Paramount's subsidiary companies, Vantage, MTV and Nickelodeon shepherding the sound design for films such as Nacho Libre, Get Rich Or Die Tryin', Black Snake Moan, and Academy Award winner Hustle & Flow. Her collaborative and creative approach to sound has spawned lasting creative relationships with many of today's most respected filmmakers, including Scott Rudin, Peter Weir, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tony Scott and Tim Burton.
In 1995, Hall was invited to teach at the UCLA Graduate School of Theatre, Film and Television/Media and she is still the only professor teaching sound design. In addition to teaching at UCLA, Hall has taken residencies at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and California State University, Monterey as well as numerous panels and seminars on sound design. She describes her work in the classroom as the natural extension of her work as a Sound Designer, finding it more creative and inspiring.
Along with teaching, Hall now works independently as a sound consultant. Her work varies from creative counseling, to handpicking and supervising sound teams for independent features. Hall recently completed work on the HBO film A Small Act, which garnered an Emmy nomination and the Humanitas Prize.
Hall has been the subject of numerous interviews and articles on Sound Design and women working in Hollywood. She is profiled in: Sound Design for Film, Working in Hollywood, The Women Who Run Hollywood and, most recently, The Editors Guild Magazine. When not working in Los Angeles, she loves to travel and tries to spend at least one month a year in Italy sampling the local delicacies and tasting wine.
|Raul V. Carrera
Raul has an extensive education, including his BA and MFA studies in Directing at UCLA, plus more than 30 years in the film, theater and television industry. He is a true team player, and therefore, (a strong addition to any production team. He has acted, produced, and directed in all three arenas of the industry and has in fact, earlier in his career, even line produced and tech directed concert events throughout Southern California as well as Texas. He most recently completed principal photography as producer/director of the feature film Modos: The Prophecy Armageddon. It is presently in post production. Right before that, he was co-producer on Pepe and Santo vs America which had great reception at the Chihuahua, San Diego, and the HBO/New York Film festivals. Also recently, Raul co-produced/line produced Zukor Pictures feature film No Pain, No Gain, a Rocky-esque story about a body builder trying to make it without drugs/steroids in the world of heavyweight bodybuilding. This film won awards in festivals around the U.S. as well as Hamburg, Germany and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Raul's other producing and directing credits include The Radicals (director) and After The Rain aka "The Passage" (Producer/1st AD) both of which have won many awards and honors including screening at the famed Cannes Film Festival. When not producing or directing, Raul enjoys working in several capacities on many of the big studio productions that come to film in his hometown of Austin, Texas. He has crewed (mostly as a key in the Art Department) on more than fifty feature films and television projects including most recently, Lone Star for Fox TV, Tree Of Life directed by Terrence Mallick, starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, Stop Loss for Paramount Pictures, The Hitcher for Sony Pictures plus The Reaping and There Will Be Blood for Warner Brothers.
Dotan Baer, born in Jerusalem, Israel; Dotan Ya'akov Ben Moshe Ze'ev to Moshe and Ruth Ze'ev, has brought his military and intellectual genius to Hollywood. After graduating a Golden Key National Honor Society Member, receiving a bachelor's degree in finance at Florida Atlantic Univeristy, Boca Raton, Florida where he was chosen as Cosmo's Bachelor of the Year, worked an Aaron Spelling commercial as a Marine, landed role to work with Oliver Stone as the mascot for Any Given Sunday, along with his first comedy role in Smoking Stogies all in one year - came to Los Angeles to try his hand in Hollywood.
Using the training that received in the US Army 1st of the 75th Airborne Ranger, he focused his attention where it is most beneficial; working alongside a troupe of trained military experts and industry professionals, where selected by Tactical Media to help a band of cadre provide Military and Tactical Film Services. The company provides technical advise to ensure a tactically flawless production. Countless films and television shows have benefited from the knowledge and work his team of connections and networks bring to set.
His representation, Associated Artists, managed by Anthony Santos and Evan Owen, has now become a legitimate in house production entity within the entertainment industry.
Most recently Dotan accepted appointment as Minority Leader of the Small Business Advisory Council, for the state of California, his second year since being appointed Honorary Chairman for the Republican National Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council.
His film acting resume includes bit roles in feature films such as "Lifted", The Day the Earth Stood Still", "Depth Charge", "Warwolves", "Lions for Lambs", "Stop Loss", "Any Given Sunday", "Smokin' Stogies", co-starring roles in films including "American Son", "The Bank Job", "Ill Be There With You", "My Happiness", "It's a Wonderful Death", and "America's Funniest Dirty Jokes".
Not only has Dotan graced the big screen, he has also been seen on television working alongside veterans and stars on the hit shows; The Nine, Bones, Criminal Minds, NCIS, The Unit, 24, Numb3rs. His most recent LA theater production was "Dogs of Summer" a remake of Quentin Tarantino's film "Reservoir Dogs" and has also been in The Philadelphia Story, The Night of January 16th,My Three Angels, The Love Connection, and Death Is In AIDS.