|Kevin Michael Richardson
Well-known, king-sized actor and voice artist Kevin Michael Richardson was born in Bronx, New York. He is, perhaps, mostly recognizable for his deep voice, which he uses in many of his works.
Richardson is a classically trained actor. He first gained recognition as one of only eight U.S. high school students selected for the National Foundation for the Arts' "Arts '82" program, later he earned a scholarship to Syracuse University.
Kevin is well-known by various voice works, mostly villainous. He lent his voice to based-upon video game film Mortal Kombat (1995) as Goro, he was also in Matrix Revolutions (2003) as Deus Ex Machina, and made a brief appearance in Clerks II (2006) as a police officer. To mention that he did a brief additional voices for mega hit Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009).
He did voice in many animated films and TV series, such as "The Mask - The Animated Series" (1995), "The New Batman Adventures" (1997), "Pokemon" (1998), "Powerpuff Girls" (1998), "Voltron: The Third Dimension" (1998), "Family Guy", Lilo & Stitch (2002), as well as "Lilo & Stitch" TV series, "Codename Kids Next Door" (2002), Batman VS Dracula (2005) (V), where he voiced Joker, "Mummy The Animated Series" (2003), TMNT (2007) as General Aguila, "Transformers Animated" (2007) as Omega Supreme and Batman: Gotham Knight (2008), as Lucius Fox.
He also did voices in such video games as Halo 2 (Tartarus), Kingdom Hearts (Sebastian) and others. He lives in Los Angeles and likes to work in Manhattan.
Harry Lennix is an accomplished film, television, and stage actor. His recent credits include Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel", The CW's "Emily Owens, M.D.", Fox's "Dollhouse," HBO's "Little Britain," as well as the critically acclaimed series "24" as Walid Al-Rezani.
Harry Joseph Lennix III was born November 16, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, to Lillian C. (Vines), a laundress, and Harry Lennix, Jr., a machinist. He is of African-American and Louisiana Creole descent. He was not always certain he wanted to be an actor. An A student, he decided to act in his high school's play while he waited for the baseball season to begin. Lennix attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he was recognized in "Who's Who Among American College Students." He majored in Acting and Direction at Northwestern and upon graduation stayed teaching in Chicago for a bit, before moving to New York, and from there to Los Angeles, California.
Lennix made his Broadway debut in August Wilson's Tony nominated play, Radio Golf. He was seen on the big screen in Working Title's "State of Play." In 2006, Lennix starred in the Golden Globe nominated ABC show "Commander in Chief" as Jim Gardner, the Chief of Staff. His other appearances include the Oscar winning film "Ray," "The Matrix: Reloaded," and "The Matrix: Revolutions." Lennix received critical acclaim and a Golden Satellite Award as Aaron in Julie Taymor's "Titus" starring Anthony Hopkins. A host of other film credits include "Across the Universe," "Barbershop 2," and "Love and Basketball." Lennix starred his as the legendary Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. in Showtime's "Keep The Faith Baby," for which he won a Black Reel Award and was nominated for both an NAACP Image Award and a Golden Satellite Award. He continued to make his presence known with recurring roles on "ER" and "Diagnosis Murder" and other guest starring appearances on shows such as "Law & Order: Los Angeles." Lennix has directed and appeared in stage productions across the country, including the Northlight Theater Company's production of Permanent Collection, at the Greenway Arts Alliance in Los Angeles. Under his directing consultation, it was remounted at Los Angeles' Kirk Douglas Theater.
He directed the stage version of Robert Townsend's The Five Heartbeats, which received 3 NAACP Theater Award nominations and The Glass Menagerie for the Steppenwolf Theater Company. As a stage actor, Lennix was the first distinguished recipient of an Ollie Award for his portrayal of Malcolm X at the Goodman Theater in Chicago and two Joseph Jefferson Citations for his roles in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Caught in the Act. He also starred as King Hedley II, another play by August Wilson, at the Mark Taper Forum. In 2001, he was part of the first American company to be invited to the Royal Shakespeare Company in the production of Cymbeline. Lennix has also been extremely active in his native Chicago community where he was an English and music teacher before becoming an actor.
He founded Legacy Productions with renowned director Chuck Smith in 1989. The company is dedicated to promoting significant works about the African American experience. He is on the staff of the Goodman Theater Co. He also is active in various civic groups and is on the Advisory Council for his alma mater, Northwestern University.
He resides in Los Angeles. Harry has two older brothers and an older sister, and often returns to Chicago to visit his remaining family.
Lambert Wilson was born in Paris and studied acting at the Drama Centre in London.
A fluent English speaker, he made his feature film debut at the age of twenty-two in Fred Zinnemann's Five Days One Summer (1981) starring opposite Sean Connery. He went on to work with many of France's most prestigious auteur directors, playing leads in Andrzej Zulawski's La Femme Publique, (1983), Véra Belmont's Rouge Baiser (1984), André Téchiné's Rendez-vous, (Official Selection at Cannes and winner of the Best Director Award, 1984), Luigi Comencini's La Storia (1985), Claude Chabrol's Le Sang des Autres (1987), Philippe de Broca's Chouans (1987) and Peter Greenaway's The Belly of an Architect (1987). He starred in his actor/director father Georges Wilson's feature film debut, La Vouivre (1988), and won the Jean Gabin Award for his performance in Denis Amar's Winter '54, (1989). Further film work includes James Ivory's Jefferson in Paris (1994) opposite Nick Nolte and Gwyneth Paltrow and John Duigan's The Leading Man, with Thandie Newton and John Bon Jovi (1996). He has made four films with Alain Resnais: Same Old Song (1997), Not on the Lips, 2003, Private Fears in Public Places, (2006) and You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (2012) and has worked with Jacques Doillon in Trop (peu) d'amour, (1997), Deborah Warner in The Last September, with Maggie Smith, Fiona Shaw, Jane Birkin and Michael Gambon (1998) and starred in Raùl Ruiz's Combat d'amour en songe (2000).
His more recent, English language work includes the Wachowski brothers' Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions (2001), Pitof's Catwoman (2004) with Halle Berry and Sharon Stone, Breck Eisner's Sahara, (2005), Michael Radford's Flawless (2006) with Demi Moore and Michael Caine, and Mathieu Kassovitz's Babylon A.D. (2007) with Vin Diesel and Charlotte Rampling. He has just starred in three international productions, Lulu Wang's Posthumous with Jack Huston and Britt Marling, Victor Levin's 5 to 7 with Anton Yelchin, Glenn Close and Frank Langella, and Suite Française, opposite Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Matthias Shoenaerts, all due for release in 2014.
Highlights from his latter French filmography include: Valérie Lemercier's Palais Royal! (2004), Xavier Beauvois' Of Gods and Men, Cannes Official Selection and Winner, Grand Prize of the Jury (2009), Bertrand Tavernier The Princess of Montpensier (2009), Alain Chabat's Le Marsupilami (2011), Philippe Le Guay's Cycling with Moliere (2012).
In the summer of 2013, he played the lead in Eric Lavaine's Barbecue, opposite Florence Foresti, Franck Dubosc, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Lionel Abelanski, Jérôme Commandeur, Valérie Crouzet, Sophie Duez et Lysiane Meis (2014).
Lambert Wilson is a Chevalier and Officier des Arts et des Lettres and Chevalier and Officier de l'Ordre National du Merite.
David Roberts is an Australian actor of theatrical, film and television. He was raised in Adelaide, Australia and attended the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, graduating in 1987. Established as a notable face to Australian audiences, David is best recognized by western audiences for his role in the Sci-Fi film saga The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions both in 2003 as Captain Roland. He can also be seen in the Marvel Comics movie adaptation Ghost Rider (2007) starring Nicolas Cage. David has also worked in radio. His theatrical credits include shows for the Melbourne and Sydney companies Griffin, Belvoir and Playbox (Malthese).
An accomplished actor of Samoan descent, Nathaniel Lees who was born in New Zealand has succeeded impressively as both an actor and theater director. As a native of New Zealand, it comes as no surprise his name and face appeared on notable New Zealand projects including Hercules: The Legendary Journey, Young Hercules, Xena: Warrior Princess and Lord of the Rings: Two Towers, the latter of which he portrayed the Uruk Hai named Ugluk. As the new century arrived, Lees perhaps became better known for his role as the battle-hardened Captain Mifune in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). His directorial credits are equally impressive as he directed plays that have won various award titles from the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards.
Helmut Bakaitis is attached to the world of acting in both performing, directing and screen-writing. He was born in Lauban, Silesia, Germany (later became Luban, Poland). He moved to Australia, where he was educated in Sydney at the Fort Street High School. On the steps of the Sydney War Memorial, Helmut participated in a school production of Hamlet as the title character and as such made an incredibly strong impression with his shockingly mature portrayal. Among the numerous television series appearances, films and shorts to his credit, Helmut Bakaitis is best known to most audiences (especially western) for his portrayal as the character known as The Architect in the cult science fiction films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). In both these sequels to the 1999 predecessor The Matrix, Helmut artfully portrays The Architect as an analytical and perhaps emotionless genius who created the virtual world of The Matrix, whose memorable and informative speech in the film at last shed light to the truth behind the Matrix's creation and the purpose of The One, (played by Keanu Reeves as Neo) who must make a choice to save the human race from systematic extinction. In addition to his famed Matrix role, Helmut has appeared also in the movie Happy Feet (2006) before again contributing his talents to several film shorts.
|Anthony Brandon Wong
Anthony Brandon Wong is an award-winning actor who has played a wide range of roles in numerous films, more than 40 hit television programs, and over thirty stage productions in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. He is best known to international audiences for his role as 'Ghost', the Zen Buddhist assassin in "The Matrix Reloaded", "The Matrix Revolutions", and as the lead character (alongside Jada Pinkett Smith) in the "Enter the Matrix" video game, all written and directed by The Wachowski Brothers. Wong spent 15 months working in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sydney, Australia, opposite Pinkett Smith, Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Monica Bellucci, Harold Perrineau and Hugo Weaving.
Most recently, he played the role of Danny Law, father of five children, in the SBS/Matchbox Pictures comedy series "The Family Law", which won the 2016 Screen Producers Australia Awards (SPAA) for Best Comedy Series Production and the 2016 Casting Guild of Australia (CGA) Award for Best Casting in a TV Comedy Series. "The Family Law" was also nominated for a 2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Award for Best Television Comedy Series. Wong will return as Danny Law in Season 2 of "The Family Law" which airs on Australian television in 2017.
Wong played the series regular role of lascivious shop-owner and fish-fighting champion Le Bok in the NBC Universal/Matchbox Pictures kung fu comedy series "Maximum Choppage", which was screened on Australia's ABC TV network in early 2015. The main cast of "Maximum Choppage" were nominated for a 2016 Equity Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
In 2013-4, Wong filmed the role of Michael Lau in the Matchbox Pictures sci-fi series "Nowhere Boys", which won multiple awards including an International Emmy Award in 2016, Best Children's Series at the 2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards, and a 2014 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children's Program..
In 2012, Wong played the role of former Chinese premier Chou En-lai in the HBO movie "Hemingway and Gellhorn" opposite Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, directed by Philip Kaufman. That same year, he played the supporting role of 'Asian Elvis' opposite Gary Oldman and Christian Slater in the comedy "Guns, Girls and Gambling", which was shot in Salt Lake City, Utah, and also played a guest role opposite Ed Asner in "Hawaii Five-O" in the episode titled "Kalele", filmed in Honolulu.
In 2011, Wong was seen in the Steven Soderbergh movie "Haywire", alongside Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, and Gina Carano. Wong filmed the role of kidnapped journalist 'Jiang' in Dublin, Barcelona and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Other notable film credits include the 20th Century Fox action movie "Flight of the Phoenix", opposite Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Hugh Laurie, Tyrese Gibson, and Tony Curran, which was filmed in the deserts of Namibia, the lead male role in Clara Law's "Floating Life" as a womanizing Hong Kong stockbroker who realizes the error of his philandering ways, the villainous Chinatown crime lord Peter Cho in the Australian comedy "Crooked Business" and the films "Little Fish" (opposite Cate Blanchett), "Lilian's Story" (starring Toni Collette), "Till There Was You" (starring Mark Harmon and Jeroen Krabbe), and "Seeing Red" (opposite David Wenham, 'Faramir' in "The Lord of the Rings"). Wong's forthcoming films include the Australian feature "Thicker than Water", in which he stars as dance teacher Tin alongside 15 of his acting students including Australian singer-songwriter Pete Murray, and the sci-fi short "Emporium", in which he plays the lead role opposite nine of his acting students including Christopher Sommers ("The Water Diviner").
In 2008, Wong played the series regular role of 'Tasuke Kogo' in ABC Family's "Samurai Girl", father of the title character and one of Japan's most powerful businessmen. In the same year, in the BBC's "Secrets of the Forbidden City" he played the principal character of real life 15th Century Chinese Emperor Yongle, the visionary but despotic leader who built the world-famous Forbidden City.
Wong also played the lead role of Hirohito opposite Caspar Van Dien ("Starship Troopers") in the US martial arts TV movie "Mask of the Ninja" (Spike TV). His many other television credits include "Glee" (in the Series 2 episode "Grilled Cheesus"), "The Unit" (as a Thai prince facing death threats), "NCIS" (as Navy Doctor Russell Nguyen), the Francis Ford Coppola produced "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" (playing a Hong Kong detective), Disney Channel's "Jumping Ship" (as a modern-day pirate), "All Saints" (as a journalist who loses his partner), "Water Rats" (as a compulsive gambler), "Xena Warrior Princess" "Cassidy", "The Boys from the Bush", "Home and Away", "A Country Practice", "The Alice" and the HBO pilot "1%", written by Michael Tolkin ("The Player") and directed by Emmy award winning director Alan Taylor ("The Sopranos").
Wong also played the series regular roles of 'Mek', a heroic scientist on "Spellbinder 2", filmed in Poland, China and Australia, opposite Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood") and 'Lee', a political revolutionary in "Embassy", filmed in Melbourne and Fiji.
He played the role of Gerald in the Internet series "The Booth at the End", opposite Xander Berkeley ("24" and "Nikita"), produced by Michael Eisner.
In 1992, he won the Victorian Green Room Best Actor Award (theatre) for his performance as a Filipino transvestite in "Sex Diary of an Infidel", which also netted him a Sydney Critics Circle Award nomination. He also scored Green Room Award nominations for his stage work in "The Temple" as a cocaine-addicted paraplegic and in "The Language of the Gods" as an Indonesian priest with magical powers. He played the lead role of a Malaysian king in the Melbourne Theatre Company production of "Coup d'etat", and portrayed an Aboriginal hip-hop artist, a Lebanese tough guy, an African schoolgirl and a New Zealand-born Samoan boxer in the acclaimed stage production of "Fast Cars and Tractor Engines" (Urban Theatre Projects, Sydney). In 2010, he starred in the circus theatre spectacular "Shanghai Lady Killer", written by renown Australian director and screenwriter Tony Ayres ("The Home Song Stories") and in the villainous role of Vasquez in "'Tis Pity She's A Whore" at Melbourne's acclaimed Malthouse Theatre. Wong will next be seen in the Australian stage premiere of the Olivier-Award winning play "Chimerica" at Sydney Theatre Company.
Wong is an accomplished singer in cabaret, having performed in shows at Hollywood's renown cabaret venues M Bar and Gardenia Lounge, and sung in the Australian musicals "Rasputin" directed by Emmy award winning director Stephen Hopkins), and "And It's Got a Lovely Backyard". In Sydney, Australia, he has sung at well-known music venues such as The Imperial Hotel, The Harbourside Brasserie, Side On Cafe, LA Bar, and at the Chinese Gardens in Darling Harbour. He has recorded a dance single "Emancipate", co-written with Daniel Nemes, and produced by Steve Peach, who has worked with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Macy Gray and Kylie Minogue.
He is also a writer (journalism, plays) and comedian (credits include the hit Australian comedy stage show "Wog-a-rama", the sit-com "Acropolis Now" and stand up).
He is also a much sought after acting teacher and coach, who has taught at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Arts (alumni include Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson and Judy Davis), Actors Centre Australia (where Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts studied), West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 16th Street Studios Melbourne, Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Theatre for Young People.
Wong trained in many different acting techniques (Meisner, Strasberg, Improvisation, Asian theatre methods) and with many acclaimed acting teachers including world-renown acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, who has worked with Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal, Charlize Theron, Jim Carrey, Terrence Howard, Catherine Keener, Kate Hudson and hundreds of other A List actors. He has also studied with Larry Moss, acting coach to Leonardo di Caprio, Hilary Swank, Helen Hunt and Tobey Maguire; with Eric Morris, former coach to Jack Nicholson, and with Elizabeth Kemp, Bradley Cooper and Harvey Keitel's teacher from the famed Actors Studio.
|Mark A. Neely
During a Sales career Mark worked as an extra for the Matrix Revolution- Zion scenes in San Francisco. He began working as a Voice Artist and quickly won parts in Films, TV commercials, National Voice ads and print work. In Los Angeles with recurring roles on Soap Operas. He is developing projects as a Writer/Producer.
His aunt was Gail Neely; one of the longest running commercial characters in TV history. She was Maureen for Phillips Milk of Magnesia. Gail passed in 2004.
|Jude Gerard Prest
Jude Gerard Prest has Directed, Produced and Overseen hundreds of hours of broadcast, syndicated, cable and international programming.
In September 2016, Prest's original screenplay, HARRY'S FILE (comedy) won the GRAND JURY PRIZE at the FILM INVASION LOS ANGELES, International Film Festival and also in September, 2016, the feature film in which Prest co stars, CAN I GET A WITNESS PROTECTION, premiered at the BURBANK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Since 2013, Prest has served as Co-Executive Producer, Showrunner, and VP of Development and Production for Full Throttle Marketing - an Austin, TX based media company. LA based, Prest helps to oversee, develop and produce a full slate of scripted and non-scripted programming.
Prest has also served as Executive Producer, Co-Executive Producer, Creator, Supervising Producer and Director for a number of series and specials for networks such as: ABC, Universal-NBC Sports, CBS, UPN, FOX, PBS, Discovery, National Geographic, A&E, The Travel Channel, Sony Pictures Television, SYFY, The History Channel, HGTV, Comedy Central, Fox, Animal Planet, VH1, Court TV, 20th Century Fox, Fox Movie Channel, international markets and more.
He has Directed, Produced and overseen both scripted and non-scripted projects.
He Directed, Produced and Adapted a popular NEIL GAIMAN short story - WE CAN GET THEM FOR YOU WHOLESALE - from Gaiman's bestselling short story collection - SMOKE AND MIRRORS. - having worked together in the past - Gaiman also narrates the film for director, Prest and his LifeLike Productions, LLC. The short stars BRIAN HOWE (Justified, Catch Me If You Can) and DANIEL ROEBUCK (The Fugitve, Mob City, LOST) with visual effects by Catalyst Media (Titanic, Twilight, Matrix Revolutions, Spiderman 3) and sets, special effects and props by Global Effects (The Right Stuff, Mars Attacks, The Last Samurai countless others).
Prest owns all media rights to and has adapted the screenplay for the powerful, award winning memoir, "THE LOS ANGELES DIARIES" . The project is in development with Academy Award winning director, Steven Soderbergh attached as a the project's consultant and Advisor.
He also was the Executive Producer, Co-Creator, Director and Showrunner of a pilot for The Travel Channel special - CITY SWAPPERS - and was the Showrunner and Director for the hit ABC Saturday series - OCEAN MYSTERIES with Jeff Corwin. The 26 episode series travels the globe in search incredible ocean adventures for Litton Entertainment, ABC and Ampersand Media. Prest also recently served as Showrunner and Director for the hit Nat Geo Wild special: 700 Cats - narrated by Jane Lynch.
Prest Executive Produced, Wrote and Directed the award-winning feature documentary film: Rabbit Hash - the Center of the Universe. This is a quirky charming film that focuses on the true story of the town of Rabbit Hash, a sleepy little Kentucky town that actually elected a dog named Goofy as their mayor. This film was a festival audience award winner and spawned a highly rated special for Animal Planet called, Mayor Dog - also Produced and Directed by Prest.
Prest has overseen over hundreds of hours of programming on six continents in around 100 countries.
Prest has also worked extensively as a screen and stage actor, writer and voice over actor.
Reza Mokhtar was born in Iran but grew up in New Zealand where he attended Auckland University while studying mechanical engineering. To support himself through school he worked at an Italian restaurant in Mission Bay called La Mafia, making fresh pasta and learning how to harness his alchemist tendencies and engineering skills with food. After working in several more restaurants around Auckland, he met Ian Hunter - a caterer who was an early pioneer in the New Zealand film industry. It was there that Ian and his head chef, Becky Wiseman, mentored Reza on the fine art of cooking on set and managing a mobile kitchen in some unusual locations. His first film catering experience was Once Were Warriors, followed by Hercules and various other TV shows. Reza and Ian worked together for a couple of years before Reza moved to Australia when he was 23.
In Sydney, Reza soon teamed up with Kerry Fetzer whom he worked for at Kollage Katering for 3 years before going out on his own on the film Babe and starting Mighty Bites Catering in 1997. For the next 8 years Reza catered for some of Australia's biggest film productions, such as Me, Myself & I, Birthday Girl, Moulin Rouge!, South Pacific, The Matrix Revolutions and The Matrix Reloaded, Scooby Doo, Peter Pan, Little Fish, Superman Returns and Charlotte's Web, as well as numerous TV.
In 2005 Reza took a break from the film industry to start his own restaurant - Fidel's Bar in Pyrmont - an Italian-Mexican fusion-style cuisine with a spaghetti Western-type ambience. Fidels received good reviews in the Sydney Morning Herald Life and Good Living sections, and was considered "one of the top ten best pizza's in Sydney" in the 2008 Good Food Guide, and named one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants in Sydney by food critic Helen Greenwood of the SMH.
In 2008 Reza closed Fidel's and decided to return to film catering to work on Baz Luhrmann's Australia and so began his new venture, Catering By Reza. Since then he has worked on major film and TV productions such as Tomorrow When The War Began, The Jesters, Sleeping Beauty, Burning Man, Underbelly II and III, Laid, My Place and My Place II, as well as heaps of TV commercials.
In a Career which spans over fifteen years and include twelve collaborative and solo albums as well as two prestigious Canadian JUNO Award nominations, Azam Ali has confirmed her place as being one of the most prolific, versatile, and gifted singers and composers on the international stage today. Born in Iran, raised in India from the age of four and based in Los Angeles, Azam's most notable work is with the cutting-edge world music electronic/acoustic project Niyaz with whom she has released four best selling and critically acclaimed albums on Six Degrees Records. All four albums have debuted at #1 on iTunes and garnered the band an incredible amount of media attention including features on NPR, The BBC, Huffington Post and PRI. Azam continues to tour internationally with Niyaz and build on its impressive and loyal fan base worldwide. Azam's otherworldly voice has become highly sought after by some of the biggest film composers in Hollywood. She has worked with Harry Gregson- Williams, Mychael Danna, Graeme Revell, Ramin Djawadi, Brian Tyler, Michael Giachinno, Trevor Morris, Christopher Young, Tyler Bates, Jeff Rona etc. Azam's distinctive voice and music can be heard on myriad film and television scores among which include "Thor- The Dark World", "Matrix- Revolutions", "Prince of Persia- The Sands of Time", "300", "Godsend", "The Priest", "John Carter", "Papparazi", "The Nativity Story", "Speed Racer", "Lara Croft- Tomb raider", "The Fight Club", "Season of the witch", "Children of Dune", "Earthsea", "Dawn of the Dead", "True Blood", "Alias", "The Agency, and "Prison Break". Azam's immense talent and ability to adapt her voice to any musical style have also drawn the attention of many diverse artists. Azam has collaborated in studio and on stage with Serj Tankian of System of a Down, The Crystal Method, Pat Mastellato and Trey Gunn of King Crimson, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, Dredg, Chris Vrenna formerly of Nine Inch Nails, Ben Watkins of Juno Reactor, Buckethead, Steve Stevens, Mercan Dede, the world renowned Japanese group Kodo, Zakir Hussain, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, and Mickey Hart with whom she also toured for two years as a lead singer in his group Bembe Orisha.
Matt Wallin is an internationally recognized visual effects artist, filmmaker, producer and Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University.
For nearly a decade as a digital compositor at Industrial Light & Magic , Matt created 2D and 3D visual effects for movies such as "Twister", "The Mummy", "Star Wars: The Special Edition(s)" and "101 Dalmatians".
Matt has also worked directly for Warner Brothers, Tippett Studio, Weta Digital and MPC on films including "King Kong", "Matrix: Revolutions", "Hellboy", "Constantine" and "The Watchmen".
Wallin served as the Visual Effects Supervisor for American artist, Matthew Barney's "Cremaster Cycle", "De Lama Lamina" and "Drawing Restraint 9".
Matt is a full member of the Visual Effects Society (VES), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a guest host on the international podcast, "The VFX Show", and a frequent contributor to "The Visual Story" podcast. Both are available for free via iTunes.
Today he is lives with his family in Richmond, VA, working as a writer, director, director of photography, visual effects supervisor and educator.
Kimberly Michelle Dimaiwat, was born in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1996 she married a young man that was soon to become active duty military and they moved to various locations around the United States. It was in Colonial Heights, Virginia where she learned about casting calls and found her first opportunity to work on the official movie set for the film Cherry Falls which was directed by Geoffrey Wright. She had the opportunity to work not only as a Background Artist but as a Stand-In which in turn introduced her to many of the cast and crew. Later one of those crew members invited her to another taping on the set of the The Contender which was being filmed at New Millennium Studios in Petersburg, Virginia. This was the moment she was introduced to Director Rod Lurie who invited her to come back as an Extra Court Spectator.
In the year 2000, Kimberly's husband was deployed and they moved to Fairfield, California. It was here that she decided to start attending acting classes through Charlie Holliday's Acting Academy in Sacramento, California. During this time she learned about an agency called Beau Bonneau Casting that would later help her find work on the set of The Burly Man, better known as Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions which was directed by The Wachowski Brothers. During this time and in between shoots; she was invited to work on an independent film directed by Darryl Fong, titled Kung Phooey as an Extra Pedestrian and Restaurant Patron. The time she spent on set eventually helped her to work on a Toyota commercial in the San Francisco area on her birthday. This was to be her last filming in California.
Kimberly moved back to Virginia and her marriage dissolved in 2003. It was in her hometown where two of her childhood friends also known as The Blanchard Brothers were filming an independent short called Character Assassination where she played the Girlfriend. This would be her last effort to be on film. In 2004, she took on the role of being a single parent to her nephew Jonathan and in 2010 she became a mother to her son Ethan. She continues to dream about the lime-light while attending soccer games and working as an administrative assistant.
Her hobbies include art, gardening and twinkle toes dancing because the ballroom dance classes did not pay off. She enjoys swimming, walking her dogs, bicycling and more.