Julianne Michelle as SAMANTHA WINSTON
Julianne is an award-winning actress and filmmaker who has been in the industry since age five. She won “Best Actress” at Flash Foundation’s Young Film Festival in Poland for her outstanding performance as Terry in the award winning feature film, The House is Burning, which premiered at The Cannes Film Festival.
She is a three-time nominee for “Best Actress In a Motion Picture,” Youth in Film and International Young Artists Awards, and her most recent film credits include: Apartment 1303 3D, Sweet Lorraine, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Shannon’s Rainbow, and Down the PCH.
Steven Bauer as LUCAS DRAKE
Bauer was born Esteban Ernesto Echevarria in Havana, Cuba. His parents fled from Cuba to Miami, Florida, on July 4, 1960, following Fidel Castro’s Revolution. He graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in 1974 and went on to obtain a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami. Bauer’s first substantial role was in the PBS bilingual sitcom ¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.?, playing the teenage son of a Cuban exile family in Miami, from 1977 to 1979. He also appeared in the 1980 TV miniseries From Here to Eternity. In 1981, Bauer starred in the television movie She’s in the Army Now, where he met his first wife, actress Melanie Griffith. Both Bauer and Griffith studied under famed acting teacher Stella Adler in NYC, and he appeared in several off-Broadway productions. During this time he briefly adopted the stage name Rocky Echevarria, before settling on Steven Bauer.”
Bauer was given the substantial role of Manny Ribera in the 1983 movie Scarface with Al Pacino, even though he was a relatively unknown actor at the time. The producers of Scarface were convinced that he was right for the role based on his strong audition, as well as his authentic Cuban background. His performance drew a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Since then, Bauer has made his career primarily, though not exclusively, in action films and crime dramas on both the big and small screens, including such motion pictures as Primal Fear, Traffic, and Raising Cain. He has recently been cast as a series regular on the new Showtime drama Ray Donovan opposite Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, and others. Also, his recent Breaking Bad two episode arc nabbed him a 2012 Saturn Award Nomination for Best Guest Star.
Edward Furlong as THOMAS BURTON
Edward Walter Furlong (born August 2, 1977) is an American actor whose best known film roles are John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Daniel Vinyard in American History X. Casting director Mali Finn discovered Furlong for his breakthrough role in Terminator 2 at the Pasadena Boys and Girls Club. Furlong, who is a two-time Saturn Award nominee had no acting ambitions at the time. He has stated, “I fell into [acting], it wasn’t something that I planned.” Nevertheless his performance in Terminator 2 earned him the 1992 Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor as well as the 1992 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
He followed this role with a string of both high-profile films and indies, sharing the screen with Meryl Streep and Liam Neeson in Before and After; Tim Roth, Maximilian Schell and Vanessa Redgrave in Little Odessa; and Anthony Edwards in Pet Sematary Two. In 1993, Furlong was featured in Aerosmith’s music video for “Livin’ on the Edge.” He played the lead role of Michael Brower, a horror and videogame-obsessed teen in the 1994 film Brainscan. In 1995, he starred in the film adaptation of Truman Capote’s The Grass Harp. In 1998, he starred in American History X alongside Edward Norton and appeared in his first comedy role in Pecker, directed by John Waters. Several of Furlong’s recent films are still in post-production, or have been shown at film festivals rather than in major theatrical release. He had a role in the 2011 Seth Rogen film, The Green Hornet. In 2011, he also starred in This Is Not a Movie, a Mexican production spoken in English, written and directed by Olallo Rubio and co starring Peter Coyote and Edi Gathegi.
John Savage as JACK WINSTON
This American award-winning film actor is also a producer and composer. He rose to fame in the 1970s, praised for his range and sensitivity. His blonde rugged looks helped viewers connect even more easily to his powerful performances. He won AOF/WAB “Best Supporting Actor” award for The Red Canvas and was nominated for a Genie Award for The Amatuer. His notable film credits include: The Deer Hunter, The Godfather: Part III, and Hair.
Stelio Savante as BENNY STEIN
Stelio Savante became South Africa’s first male SAG award nominee for his role in Ugly Betty in 2007 and has received outstanding critical reviews for his portrayal of Major Dixon in the South African epic feature film, A Million Colours. Other film credits include Where The Road Runs Out, The Secret Village, What If, Corrado, My Super Ex Girlfriend, Astoria and a lead role in SONY’S Starship Troopers Marauder.
A student of Robert X Modica & Deborah Kampmeier, he has a long list of New York stage credits with outstanding reviews including Mortal Coils, Murder In The First, Arabian Night and The Case Of Kaspar Mayer. He actively supports various charities through his stage work, producing New York performances of the 9-11 commemoration play “110 Stories,” starring opposite Billy Crudup, Katie Holmes, Samuel L Jackson, Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon, Jeremy Piven, Tony Shalhoub, and Kathleen Turner. Proceeds were donated to the New York Says Thank You Foundation. Stelio also produced and performed the play’s Los Angeles debut at The Geffen Playhouse in 2010, reprising the role of notorious photographer Bolivar Arellano opposite Ed Asner, John Hawkes, Diane Venora, Katharine McPhee and Michael Beach. Proceeds were donated to The Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles on behalf of the Haiti tragedy. He was acknowledged for his performance alongside Ray Romano, Bruce Springsteen, Patricia Heaton and Paul McCartney on BIO channel’s two hour prime-time special When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9-11 Story. His TV credits also include recurring roles on Ugly Betty, My Own Worst Enemy and memorable guest star roles on Law & Order SVU, NCIS, Without A Trace, Law & Order Criminal Intent, Suite Life On Deck, Breakout Kings, & JJ Abram’s Undercovers.
Sally Kirkland as HARRIET BENDI
The Oscar-nominated actress began acting off-Broadway in 1962. Then in 1969, she gave a widely acclaimed performance in the classic underground film Coming Apart. In the 1970s, she had small roles in popular films such as The Sting, The Way We Were, A Star Is Born and Private Benjamin. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1987 for Anna, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama. In 2010, Kirkland hosted a show on the syndicated HealthyLife Radio Network. Kirkland has had frequent television roles, including The Simple Life 5: Goes to Camp and the soap operas Valley of the Dolls and Days of Our Lives and Three’s Company. Films in which she has appeared include: EDtv, JFK, Adam and Steve and Coffee Date.
Bryan Dechart as LIAM DAWSON
Bryan Dechart was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and raised outside Detroit, Michigan. He recently graduated with honors from New York University with a BFA in Acting. He studied at the Meisner Extension, the Experimental Theater Wing, the Viewpoints Studio, Stonestreet Studios for Film and Television and trained in Commedia dell’arte in Florence, Italy. Credits include: Jane By Design (ABCFamily), Law and Order: CI (USA), and Guiding Light (CBS) and several festival-circuit independent features and short films.
Sean Stone as THE MAN IN THE FEDORA HAT
Sean Stone has grown up in the film-world, having acted since childhood in his father Oliver Stone’s films, including The Doors (1990), JFK (1991), Natural Born Killers (1994), and W. (2008). Stone majored in American History, studying at Oxford and Princeton University. By then, he was fortunate enough to have worked with such organizations as Save the Children in Somalia, and the gang prevention program Unity-One for Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can group in Los Angeles. Young Stone began his filmmaking career by shooting additional footage for his father’s 2002 documentaries on Fidel Castro (Commandante) and the Israel-Palestine conflict (Persona Non Grata). He again worked with his father in directing the behind-the-scenes features for the Warner Bros’ DVD release of Alexander (2004). He simultaneously directed the feature-length documentary Fight Against Time, about his father’s journey in making that epic film; Fight Against Time was released on the Alexander Revisited Blu-Ray edition (2007).
Young Stone wrote and directed his first fictional short, Singularity, in 2008 and has just completed his feature-length directorial debut, Graystone (scheduled for release through ARC/Xclrator in late 2012). This supernatural-horror story is based on actual events that occurred when the filmmakers broke into a haunted insane asylum in late 2009. Stone co-wrote and stars in the film. Stone will soon be seen on the third season of the popular TV series Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. He joins Ventura’s team this year as a co-host, investigating claims of conspiracy across the United States.