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CAST & CREW

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Elise Eberle

Actor/Mae

Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Elise is best known for her series regular role of Mercy Lewis in the WGN TV series, SALEM. She recently broke our hearts recurring as Kitty, a young terminally ill patient in the Amazon series, THE LAST TYCOON. She graced the screen as a child actress in such films as the Polish Brothers' THE ASTRONAUT FARMER and Disney's LEMONADE MOUTH. In 2013 she was cast in the first and only screen adaptation of one of Judy Blume's novels TIGER EYES.

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Sloane Morgan Siegel

Actor/Nolan

Sloane was born in Washington, DC, and raised on a Rescue Farm in West Virginia, prior to coming to Hollywood at age 10 to pursue his dream of becoming a world-class actor. Sloane plays Dwight in DWIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR, a new scripted adventure comedy from BYUtv. He is also known for his titular role as Gortimer in GORTIMER GIBBON’S LIFE ON NORMAL STREET, an award-winning original TV Series developed by Amazon Studios. Sloane completed the major guest-starring role of Max Girard on NCIS on CBS, a recurring co-star role on the CBS sitcom, PARTNERS, and guest spots on THE GOLDBERGS (recurring as Jessie Wudders), PURE GENIUS, WENDELL & VINNE, MODERN FAMILY, BIG TIME RUSH, THE NEIGHBORS, and THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jay Leno.

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Carol Roscoe

Actor/Klara

Born in San Diego, raised in Michigan, Carol makes her home in Washington state. A veteran stage actor, Carol’s film work includes the role of Joanna/Daphne in GAMERS: DORKNESS RISING and GAMERS: HANDS OF FATE. Other films include IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW, THE DARK HORSE, WEST OF REDEMPTION, and LANGUAGE ARTS. Carol has also happily voiced many soldiers and civilians in various stages of duress for HALO.

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Brian S. Lewis

Actor/Uncle Boon

Brian is an actor and voice actor best known for his role as Cass/Brother Silence in THE GAMERS: DORKNESS RISING and THE GAMERS HANDS OF FATE, as well as Carrow in the series JOURNEYQUEST. He has been a part of many projects of both Dead Gentlemen Productions and Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. He played as Brady Bryant in mostly improvised film, ATTACKING THE DARKNESS. Lewis has also both acted and voiced the part of Kentucky Blue Clay in RUDE MECHANICAL, DEMON HUNTERS: BROTHERHOOD ORIENTATION VIDEO, and several audio sketches in DEAD.FM.

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Matt Shimkus

Actor/Randall

Matt is known for his work on THE GAMERS (2002), THE GAMERS: HANDS OF FATE(2013) and DEMON HUNTERS: BROTHERHOOD ORIENTATION VIDEO (2007), and THE GAMERS:THE SERIES. He’s an avid gamer, you can catch him online with HyperRPG’s “Death From Above: Renegades” (In association with Zombie Orpheus Entertainment) on Twitch. Plus, thanks to motion capture, you can game with him, literally, on Halo 4 and Halo 5.

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Shaunyce Omar

Actor/Slick Sam

Shaunyce has performed on stages all around the world. Credits include: Barbecue, Crowns, Black Nativity, Hairspray, Matilda, The Wedding Band, My Heart is the Drum, The Pajama Game, Rejoice, Chicago, Hi Hat Hattie, The Wiz, Ain't Misbehavin' and Menopause The Musical – National Tour. Her TV/Film Credits include THE LIBRARIANS and LAST SEEN IN IDAHO to name a few. Shaunyce’s voice can also be heard as the character Madison Grant in the STATE OF DECAY: LIFELINE video game. She is also the recipient of a Gregory, Footlight, Broadway World and The 5TH Ave Theater’s Subscriber’s Choice Awards. She holds a B.A degree in Theatre from Southern University and A&M College.

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Denny Mcauliff

Actor/Gordo

Denny is an actor from Seattle, Washington, known for EUPHORIA (2019), STATIES (2018) and PORTAL RUNNER. Other credits include GOD SAVE THE QUEENS, MARMALADE, and THE DARK PLACE.

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Larry Estes

Producer

“Hollywood’s Quiet Godfather of the Offbeat Film” (NYT, 1992) His films include Steven Soderbergh’s sex, lies, and videotape, Allison Anders’ Gas Food Lodging, Carl Franklin’s One False Move (co-starring and co-written by Billy Bob Thornton), John Sayles’ City Of Hope and Passion Fish, Neal Jimenez & Michael Steinberg’s The Waterdance, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Shakes The Clown, and John Turturro’s Mac among others. Since becoming an independent producer, five more of his films have premiered at Sundance, four of those in dramatic competition, including Sherman Alexie’s Smoke Signals, and The Business of Fancydancing. Since 2006, he served as executive producer of The Heart of the Game, and he has produced five feature films with Kairos Productions.

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Cornelia Duryée

Director

Cornelia began as a playwright and stage director, but it was her relationship with Madeleine L'Engle that led her into the world of film, when L’Engle invited her to adapt several of her novels and plays for the screen. Her films include Camilla Dickinson, Language Arts, Portal Runner, West of Redemption, and The Dark Horse. Cornelia served as Executive Producer for cult favorite JourneyQuest Season 1, a producer of JourneyQuest Season 2, and as a casting director for The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, as well as many other Seattle film and theater productions. Cornelia is in the continual process of writing and developing numerous projects for Kairos. Cornelia is now in pre-production for a 2020 feature film shoot in Washington State.

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Tallis Moore

Writer

A Seattle native with a passion for genre stories, Tallis absconded from Williams College with a degree in English Lit. As a writer, his interest include mythology, hard-boiled detectives, and scrambled detectives. He's been lucky enough to act in a number of films, including The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, JourneyQuest (season one), and Language Arts.

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J.D. Henning

Writer

J.D. loves all things genre, from spies to spaceships to zombies, and has been writing in that vein since 2013. J.D. graduated with a film degree in 2011 from Montana State University and continued his education, graduating from the University of Montana with a law degree in 2014. He’s a licensed attorney in Montana and Washington, but he's not a jerk.

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Eric Frith

Editor

Eric creates films that have been acquired for domestic and international distribution by Miramax, Netflix, Dream Entertainment, Cinema Management Group, Off the Fence, Independent Lens, and American Masters PBS. These works screened at top festivals including Sundance, Toronto International Film Festival, South by Southwest, Seattle International Film Festival, and others around the world. In sum, he’s received 18 Best Film/Documentary awards, 11 Audience Awards, and Social Justice and International Humanitarian Awards. In addition to The Prison Within, Eric’s current films include The Wild, The Bowmakers, and This Being Human.

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Chris Mosio

Cinematographer

Chris is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer. In addition to commercials and documentaries, Chris has worked on nearly two dozen feature films. He's had the good fortune to work with such talents as Will Smith, Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne, and the supreme privilege of filming some the most extraordinary ordinary people all around the world -- amputees in Haiti, flood victims in Bangladesh, and people whose lives have been indelibly touched by cancer, right here near home. Chris' television work includes, among others, the series, "Baldwin Hills" for BET and "1000 Places to See Before You Die" for the Travel Channel. Chris received an Emmy Award for his cinematography on the documentary film, "The Cultivated Life", and continues to find his voice and vision in documentary and narrative filmmaking. He studied filmmaking at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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Peter Spawn

Production Designer

Peter grew up in Philadelphia as one of three brothers. He was that kid who was constantly taking things apart and putting them back together, his mom would often introduce him as “ her son who could fix or build anything”. He naturally found his way into the trades as a carpenter and cabinet maker, which included museum exhibit builder. In his 30’s Peter got hired as a firefighter with the New Orleans Fire Dept. After an injury,forced to give up fire fighting, Peter Spawn enrolled in Shoreline Community College to major in film making. His background in construction and engineering gave him insight into the world of creating sets and props. He has always enjoyed creating entertaining environments and telling stories, but the prop world became a place where he could put it all together and flourish. One of his knacks was in puppets and making things animate. Which he has now fully embraced, and he’s turned a great deal of his energy towards doing puppetry for films.

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