|Chris Jai Alex
Chris Jai Alex is from Lansing, Michigan. Chris was Literally born into music, his mother Gloria Sanford, was an aspiring artist since before his birth. With the exception of minor success and a star search appearance, she remained undiscovered. As the years passed she turned her attention over to her sons in hopes of realizing that ultimate dream nearly two generations old. Chris Jai showed promise, having a knack for creativity he taught himself piano, guitar, and midi music production. Later on he produced and preformed with a series of groups, the last and best being Mirage. Mirage had local success, they performed at local venues, one of which was with Boys II Men's, Wanya Morris. With Gloria's passing shortly before Mirage forming, she unfortunately never got to see or hear this group.
After graduating from high school he moved to New York for a career in music production under the tutelage of the head director of membership for ASCAP and road manager for def jam recording artist CASE...it didn't work out. He returned to Michigan, shortly after Chris Jai and brother Seyque started the indie record label Phineqx Entertainment (PE).
Phineqx Entertainment to this day remains the most successful record label in the history of Lansing, Michigan. The 1st release entitled "PE 2003" sold over 4000 copies and various PE mix tapes sold well over 47,000 copies. Along with the other members of Phineqx, he has since relocated to Los Angeles, CA, where they continue making music, being heard underground on a international level, if that makes any sense... Being an avid hobbyist he taught himself Japanese.
After watching X-men 2 he was inspired to move to LA in hopes of "blowuptuating". He and four friends crammed their belongings in 2 cars and drove 72 hours to Cali where they shared a 1-room apartment on Hollywood Blvd for a year. Later Chris moved out with Sachiko Ishida.
Shortly after his arrival in LA he began studying martial arts informally at LA Valley College, there he was introduced to martial art acting, and stunts where he found himself training with world class athletes, one of which was Wayne Daglish, a fellow film maker and frequent collaborator. After a while he picked up tips and made friends with a top Hollywood stuntman. He eventually started training at the world renowned 8711 under Chad Stahelkshi, whose group was responsible for bringing their magic to films such as The matrix series, 300, V for Vendetta, along with many other A+ Hollywood blockbusters.
Later Chris Jai signed with Osbrink Agency for Voice Over and continues to voice video games and animation along with animating some characters with his movement via motion capture technology. He continues to perfect his craft and is currently learning 3 other languages simultaneously and completed 2 feature length scripts which are being pitched as you read. He continues to act in, make and score his own films as well as many other outside projects.
Joseph Rye is a British actor who has appeared in numerous Film, TV, Theatre productions. Film credits include Batman Begins, Alien Versus Predator, V For Vendetta, Mean Machine, Life Is Hot in Cracktown. Notable TV appearances include CSI New York, High Incident, Nash Bridges, Midsomer Murders, Judge John Deed, Casualty, Field Punishment No.1, Holby City, EastEnders, Fame LA, Conan The Adventurer, The Bill. Theatre roles include Biff Loman in Death Of A Salesman, Macduff in Macbeth, Stanley Webber in the Birthday Party, Jimmy Floyd in The Pitmen Painters, Wilson in The Ruffian On The Stair, Julian Cristoforou in The Public Eye, Dennis in Loot.
Clive Ashborn is an English actor who is probably best known for appearing as Guy Fawkes in the 2005 film "V for Vendetta". Clive graduated in 2001 from the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. He also played the character Koleniko in two of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films: At World's End (2007) and Dead Man's Chest (2006), and in the 2012 remake of the film " Total Recall ".
Nikolai Kurbatov, author more than 400 videos, 25 articles, 24 reviews, 12 music compositions, 10 versions of logo, 6 wallpapers, 3 stories, 3 banners, 2 posters, singer of 4 songs, born on May 16, 1990 in Perm, Russia. A son of a Russian engineer Oleg Orlovsky and Lyudmila Nikolaevna Kurbatova - lecturer, Candidate of Sociological Sciences. At 4-year-old age Nikolai became interested in cinema. As a child engaged in athletics, darts, football freestyle. Nikolai started to create fan-made video clips for movies at 14-year-old age (in 2004) by method of screenshots using PowerDVD, AviMaker and VirtualDub. In 2007 he entered the State National Research Polytechnical University of Perm on specialty "Enterprise Economy and Management" and studied in great. Since 2007 to 2009 Nikolai writes reviews for movies, stories, makes wallpapers, projections of the box office, and creates the music. In may of 2010, returns to the clips and fan-made trailers, but in the professional video editing software. In September of 2010 he begins to attend acting classes. In 2011 Nikolai fell ill with bipolar disorder and he was hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital. Also In 2011 his Poetic Fan-Made Trailer for V for Vendetta (V for Vendetta Russian Fan-Made Trailer) has been highly appreciated in Moscow. Nikolai was the first who gave the film's plot in the trailer through dialogue in this work. Nikolai began to work in the Moscow producer center "Ars Nova". Together with producer Andrei Rusanov, Nikolai created the official trailers for Home, Zavtra, the official TV spots for Atomic Ivan, a versions of the official trailers for Shu-Chu, Bablo, a versions of the official TV spots for August. Eighth, trailer for X film festival "Luchezarnyy Angel". (for The Moscow City Government and the Ministry of Culture of Russia) and other clips. From June 2014 to January 2016, Nikolai reprinted poems of Alexei Motkin in internet, from April to August of 2015 he was the administrator of the group "Trailers" in VK. With 2015 year Nikolai works on the Internet and engaged in charity. In 2016 Nikolai entered 8 times in the Russian Book of Records: as author of the highest rated movie trailer, most liked video without dislikes, most viewed video without dislikes, most videos for movies with over 1000 and 10000 views, most videos with over 1000 and 10000 views without dislikes and most liked fan-made movie trailer.
|Ian T. Dickinson
Ian Dickinson lives in the UK and Berlin, Germany. He was born (1963) in Plymouth, England, and grew up in St. Germans, a small village in South East Cornwall. He moved to London in 1983 where, together with Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, he co-founded and managed the music publishing company 'Anxious Music' and the independent record label 'Anxious Records'. After resigning from the Anxious companies Ian studied drama and English literature at 'The Working Men's College' in London. He left the UK for Berlin in 1995. He has appeared on various stages in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main and Munich, playing both in German and English. Ian was a guest actor at both the 'Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin' from 1998 To 1999 and at the 'Deutsches Theater Berlin' from 2003 until 2008. His film credits include; 'A Hologram for the King' (Tom Tykwer, 2015), 'Die Frau, die sich traut' (Marc Rensing, 2012), 'Passion' (Brian De Palma, 2012), 'The Physician' (Philipp Stölzl, 2012), 'The Power' (Paul Hills, 2011), 'Weak Heart Drop' & 'Tom Atkins Blues' (Alex Ross, 2012/09), 'Person To Person' (Wim Wenders, 2007), 'Fay Grim' (Hal Hartley, 2006), 'V For Vendetta' (James McTeigue, 2005) and Grimme prize winner 'Paul Is Dead' (Hendrik Handloegten, 1998). TV credits include: 'Europas letzter Sommer' (Bernd Fischerauer, 2011), 'Deckname Luna' (Ute Wieland, 2011), 'Konrad Adenauer' (Stefan Schneider, 2011), 'Die Männer der Emden' (Berengar Pfahl, 2011), 'Tatort: Der tote Chinese' (Hendrik Handloegten, 2008), 'Die Pfefferkörner' (Stefan Mohrbutter 2002) and 'Der Verleger' (Bernd Böhlich, 2001). Ian has been working in voice-over for twenty years and is an established English voice-over artist with a wealth of experience in advertising, film and narration, as well as character work for drama and animation. International, European, US and UK television, radio and internet commercial campaigns include Lufthansa, Deutsche Bank, Hyundai, Goodyear, Credit Suisse, Schwarzkopf, BMW, Panasonic, Opel, Toyota, Braun, Deichmann and Zurich Financial. He has recorded numerous audio guides, including: Berlin's Bode Museum, Pergamon Museum, Altes Museum, Jewish Museum and Hamburger Bahnhof, Munich's Pinakothek and Hamburger Kunsthalle. Works include: New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition of 19th Century masterpieces 'Die schönsten Franzosen kommen aus New York', 'Melancholy. Genius and Insanity in Art', and New York's MOMA exhibition. Permanent Berlin exhibitions include Charlottenburg Palace and the Holocaust Memorial.
Jay Finocchiaro is a director, producer and writer from Australia. He studied at the University of New South Wales and Theatrelab and is a graduate of Sydney Film School. Among his master class lecturers include Cicely Berry, Robert Benedetti, Conrad Vernon, Mike Fenton, Hank Moonjean and Tony McNamara.
As an actor, Jay worked with Impulse Theatre Co. directed by Stephen Wallace, Troublemakers Productions and the Tony-Award winning theatre company, Gordon Frost Organisation. He made his professional debut at the age of ten in the musical revival of The King and I, starring Hayley Mills directed by Christopher Renshaw and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. For Elijah Moshinsky he was cast in Hansel and Gretel and for Baz Luhrmann, A Midsummer Night's Dream. For three years, Jay worked in repertory with the Opera Australia Company in productions at the Sydney Opera House, under the music direction of prolific conductors Simone Young, Christopher Hogwood and Sir Richard Bonynge. During that time, he was fortunate to work with opera greats Dame Joan Sutherland and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
For TV, Jay's experience includes Head Start, starring David Hoflin, Heartbreak High, starring Callan Mulvey and Simon Baker, White Collar Blue with Jason Clarke, The New Inventors, All Saints and the Midday Show. In 1997, Jay worked with V for Vendetta's director James McTeigue and cinematographer Andrew Lesnie on Robert Carter's The Sugar Factory starring Matt Day. He has worked on performance projects for prominent Australian playwrights 'Nick Enright (I) (1950-2003)', Alex Broun and Malcolm Frawley.
In Australia and overseas in the USA and Europe, Jay has contributed as a tutor for workshops, events assistant and voluntary extras' casting scout assistant. Work includes Novocaine, S1m0ne, These Old Broads and Town & Country, among others. Hollywood co-productions include The Great Gatsby, Killer Elite, Florence Foster Jenkins, Little Fish, Mission: Impossible II, Charlotte's Web, Now You See Me 2, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Happy Feet 2, _Burnt_, Swimming Upstream, Rush, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Youth, Superman Returns, The BFG, The Lady in the Van, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Tulip Fever. TV series include Australia's Home and Away, Underbelly, UK's Downton Abbey, The Hollow Crown and USA's TV series The Pacific, ER and Modern Family.
In 2005, Jay worked in NFA Forster Jones' music video Seduction is Evil (She's Hot), starring Carolina Cerisola, directed by Heath Ledger. He worked on the UK sports campaign We Still Believe starring Omid Djalili, Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard, Ray Winstone and John Hurt and was an assistant director to Idris Elba for his music video Confidential. As a script consultant, his work includes Sick by Nick Danger (which won Best Comedy at the Independent Film Showcase in Los Angeles) and the independent Australian film Two Brothers and A Girl. Jay's work as a production manager includes Sanctuary directed by Benedict Samuel and starring Tabrett Bethell, Heather Mitchell and Benedict's brother, Xavier Samuel, Broken Beat directed by Gracie Otto and starring Ed Cooper Clarke.
Between projects, Jay teaches acting. He has coached actors in Los Angeles, Munich, Sydney, London, Dublin, Paris and Zurich and has taught with Irish Casting Director, Gillian Reynolds, film director Ronan O'Leary, and actors Jon-Claire Lee, Aaron Scully and Nigel Mercier.
Born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, Sinead worked at a video store before the show and is now a psychology research student at the University of Toronto. She also acted in the 10th anniversary of the Vagina Monologues in Toronto, and she performed a piece entitled Baghdad. Canada's Next Top Model
During the whole competition, Sinead never appeared in bottom two and had the most collective first call-outs, three times. Sinead's makeover during the cycle was a fuzzy buzz-cut haircut inspired by Natalie Portman's hairdo in V for Vendetta. The haircut inspired her to donate her hair to children with cancer, therefore winning the challenge. She made it into the final two with fellow contestant Rebecca Hardy. Despite performing well, the judges believed Hardy would take fashion to the next level instead of Sinead. Hardy was announced as the winner, leaving Sinead as the runner-up.
Anthony started his career after meeting miniature guru Derek Meddings back in 1988 on Tim Burtons "Batman". He then went on to work out of Pinewood & Shepperton Studios as a model builder and junior special effects artist. Due to his love of photography and oil painting, he entered post-production as a Matte Artist and compositor. Anthony has worked in both traditional and digital visual effects as well as designing front and end titles for feature films including "Tristan & Isolde", " V for Vendetta" and "Wallance and Gromit, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit". He also supervised a short feature for the BBC and as 'On Set' VFX supervisor for director Farhan Akhtar's 'DON' sequel staring Shah Rukh Khan. Anthony has worked for Visual Effects Supervisors, Stephane Ceretti, (Thor: Dark World) Simon Carr (Soloman Kane, Conan) Angus Bickerton (Angels and Demons), Leigh Took ( Wolfman, Band of Brothers, Batman), David Kuklish (Outlander)and Brian Johnson (Empire Strikes Back, Aliens). Directors worked for include, Kevin Reynolds, Ridley Scott, Nick Park, Gurinder Chadha, Mary McGuckian, Jonathan English and Marc Forby. After he completed Matte painting on the BBC Television drama 'Bert & Dickie' and on Andrew Stanton's John Carter' both with Cinesite and Disney directly, he went on to work for Reliance Media & Digital Domain on various projects including the sequel to 'Gi Joe' for Paramount. At the moment he is working with several London based VFX houses on several film and Televison shows.