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#TheSecretChildren

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  • AUGUST CORYELL as Cedric

    Born and raised in Michigan. His late father was an elementary school teacher and celebrated stage actor, his late mother a homemaker. He's the youngest of three children. While growing up, he took part in church programs and performed in plays. It was during this time that August fell in love with acting. He was thrilled with the idea of living different, exciting lives. "The first movie I remember watching was 'Three Amigos', perhaps that explains my crazy sense of humor".

    After finishing school, he began working in sales and performing in various community theatre productions. But it wasn't until 2012, when he moved to Los Angeles that he began focusing on his acting career full time. Having not been in LA for even a year, he has already appeared in over 12 projects including Feature films, Commercials, Web Series and Short Films such as "Alongside Night", "I Married a Mobster" (TV Series), "Professional Friend"(TV Series) and many more.

  • JAMIE BERNADETTE as Sophia

    Jamie grew up in Kankakee, Illinois, a small town 70 miles south of Chicago. She was born the youngest of nine children. Jamie began as a theatre actress before she ventured out to Los Angeles. Since moving to LA, Jamie has since acted in over twenty feature films, over ten short films, six television shows, five internet web series, five commercials, and performed as the lead in two music videos. Jamie's early credits include features by cult classic director Ulli Lommel, including "Absolute Evil" starring David Carradine. Jamie gained notoriety and a large fan base from her role as "Alex" in the globally-released teen comedy "Milf", which is often compared to the popular "American Pie". In 2012, Jamie filmed in seven feature films: "Scarf", "Cold Storage", "Axeman at Cutter's Creek", "The Face of Evil", "The Interview", Cinema Epoch's "Darling Nikki" and Full Moon Entertainment's "Reel Evil". In 2013, Jamie filmed in feature films "The Secret Children", "Mile Marker Seven" and "L.A. Slasher" starring Mischa Barton. Jamie is getting ready to film in her own feature that she wrote and is producing called "The 6th Friend".

  • A'ALI DE SOUSA as Max

    a'Ali is the son of many lands - his father from the Cape Verdean Islands and his mother from St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Each of his grandparents are of different cultures and ethnicity. The quintessential artist and Renaissance man; a'Ali de Sousa "...is an unassuming mega-talent on the rise;" says publicist Michael Knight. Before the lens the authenticity of the roles portrayed by a’Ali are riveting and rich. An introspective soul his art speaks with great compassion and a smile through an imposing and commanding presence.

    Initially a fine arts student a'Ali's panache and love for the screen and stage took the lead. Classically trained in Stanislavsky Acting Method, a'Ali's well rounded theatrical training includes Shakespeare, European Classics such as Ionesco, Sartre and Girardeau. Already gaining a reputation for his deep dramatic portrayal this versatile actor has done early career stints in musical theater and lead roles in Neil Simon comedies. a'Ali's has stared in many films as lead cast such as "Gujira" (currently in production), "Man With No Name", "The Seed", "The Difference", "Handguns", "No Way Back" and many more on his Filmography.

  • SIMON SORRELLS as Gil

    Simon Sorrells is an actor and writer from Monroe, Georgia. After making the move to Los Angeles, he has appeared in television shows such as "Criminal Minds" and "Make It or Break It". He was on the run from zombies in the feature film, "Pushin' Up Daisies", which has screened at film festivals on three continents and picked up several awards along the way. The short film that he co-wrote and starred in, "Refrigerator", also nabbed awards at various film festivals. One of which was at the New York City Picture Start Film Festival, where he was awarded Best Actor for his performance in the film.

  • LOUIS DEZSERAN as President Bloomquist

    Louis has been a professional stage actor since 1960 performing with the Champlain Shakespeare Festival, the Bucks Repertory, the Hilberry Classic Theatre, Chimera, Theatre-in-the-Round, Penumbra, A.C.T., Stage One, Actors' Theater of Louisville, La Mirada, The Crystal Cathedral and the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. He is the author of "The Student Actor's Handbook"and has taught a variety of courses at Purdue University, Wayne State University, the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, the University of New Orleans, Cal Poly-Pomona, and CSU-Northridge. He was the first Artistic Director of Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis, America's first professional theater dedicated to multi-racial casting and the co-founder (with his wife, Catherine) of the New Orleans Theater for Young People.

    In 2012, Louis played the central role of the Irish father in"The Blessing"which won Best Comedy Short of the year at the New Beverly. He also played the Hispanic Godfather, Mr. Lohman in the feature, "The Cross". In 2013, Louis has played the psychotic Juan Carlos in the feature"Winning Formula", Jack-the homeless Mystic in "Broken Gardenias", Father Zivich in"The Exorcism Diaries". Godfather Francesco Drago in a revival of "The Punisher", the Hollywood Producer in Astraeus'new feature, "Starry Eyes"and most recently, Mayor Henry Harkin in the comedy feature "Ugly Benny".

  • VINNIE DUYCK as Ben

    Vinnie Duyck was born in Portland, Oregon and raised on his family's farm. Instinctively knowing that he needed to be surrounded by passionately like-minded people after college, Vinnie moved to Wellington, New Zealand to expand his acting experiences. After eighteen months of paying dues, Vinnie returned to Oregon to attend the prestigious Portland Actors Conservatory. After completing a two year intensive dramatic acting training program, Vinnie then turned his focus to improvisation and commercial work before moving to Los Angeles in 2011.

    Since moving to LA Vinnie has acted in several films, feature and shorts alike and has continued his improvisation experience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. His musical improv team recently performed in New York at the UCB Theater and the People's Improv Theater. He can currently be seen performing around the LA area and beyond. He has been cast in films such as "Poli-Sc", "No Evil", "Wind Walkers", "9 to 5 Feet Under", and many more.

  • MAGGIE GROVE as Angela

    Maggie Grove launched her career in NYC as a successful theatre & commercial actress, starring opposite Chloe Sevign and Mischa Barton and other such actresses. After indulging in the NYC theatre scene, her career led her to Los Angeles, CA where she continues to flourish in numerous commercials & independent films. Maggie has a flair for playing roles of the honest girl with a hidden agenda. Among her favorites are the acclaimed films, "The Reception" (Strand Releasing Films) playing opposite award winning actor, Darien Sills Evans, and "Devil On My Shoulder" in which Maggie revisited her edgy NYC lifestyle and brought it back to life.

    Maggie is a certified Bikram, Kundalini and Prenatal Yoga teacher & Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach. She continues to teach and share her expertise throughout Los Angeles. Maggie stars in her own Prenatal Yoga DVD to help women prepare for labor through yoga and meditation available on Amazon and at various yoga studios.

  • GUSTAF SAIGE as Dominic

    Gustaf Saige was born in Boynton Beach, Florida on a Super bowl Sunday. He lived in Colombia from age 3 until he turned 18, always involved in theater. He was afterwards invited to work in China, where he lived for 4 years, teaching English to kindergarten children. During this period, he was given the chance to direct and star in a play for Wenzhou University in the outskirts of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. The play was based on the famed Chinese novel "Journey to the West" and was broadcast on local Television, becoming a huge hit with the audience.  After Gustaf's return to U.S., he attended the Stanislavski Method school at the Atwater Playhouse in Los Angeles for two months, taught by Jamie Paolinetti. Then he found his second home with the Rossi/Snyder Theater Labs, where he has been, and still is, studying acting with his coach Stephen Snyder and renowned actor Leo Rossi. He has been part of such films as "Gentleman Explorers"(2013), "Boots (TV Movie)"(2013), and "Best Kept Gift"(2012).

  • ARI HERSTAND as Carl

    Ari Herstand is a singer/songwriter (as well as an actor) who has performed over 550 shows all over the world and has released 5 albums. Herstand grew up in Madison, Wisconsin where he participated in his high school drama and music programs. Once he left school, he began performing around the Midwest region primarily solo. In 2010 Herstand moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles and shortly thereafter he hit the road with Myspace/YouTube star Ron Pope for a 60 date tour around the States. Currently living in Los Angeles, his songs have been featured on television shows including "One Tree Hill" and various Showtime, MTV and VH1 shows.

  • ELLEN MONOHAN as Juliet

    Ellen Monohan is an American actress and model. Growing up in the suburbs of Louisville, KY, Ellen attended acting classes at Walden Theatre and Sacred Heart Academy. Later she went on to graduate with a BFA in Acting from Loyola University Chicago. Her love of acting led her to the sunny skies of Los Angeles where she works hard at her craft every day.

    "The Secret Children" is the first feature film that Ellen has acted in and it was very challenging and rewarding for Ellen to breathe life in the character of Juliet.

  • ALISE MARIE as Elene

    An East Coast native and a sailor's child, Alise Marie grew up on the water, igniting a love of the sea which continues to inspire her. As a teenager, New York City beckoned. She attended Parsons School of Design, earning her degree in Interior Design, and later moving on to fashion. She launched several women's couture and ready-to-wear lines, and continued to design, exploring theatrical costuming, menswear, and lingerie.

    The acting bug bit hard in 2011, and immediately opened theatre doors. After appearing as the lead in a stage production of Craig Lewis' "Reckless," she ventured into film. Ms. Marie currently enjoys her time in both New York and Los Angeles, continuing to pursue film and television, while penning her first book.

  • MARK DIPPOLITO as Lance

    Mark is a native Floridian, grew up surfing the ocean and fishing the rivers of Cocoa Beach. The experiences he took from that easy living surfing town has shaped him into the actor he is today. Mark's most recent work includes roles on TV shows "The Mentalist" and "The Young And The Restless." He also has a reoccurring role on the webseries "Mike and Corey's Adventures in LALA LAND".

  • GARETT WEINSTEIN as Joseph

    Garett hales from the small town of Larchmont, New York. He studied Theatre and Business at Skidmore College and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science. He then took his BS to LA, where no one really seemed to care about his GPA, and began his path to become a working actor. Since his arrival he has worked on a number of films that have been praised at national and international film festivals. Garett has been recently part of such films as "Absent" (2013), "Playing It Straight" (2013).

  • DARREN NASH as Agent Litton

    Darren Nash is a Southern California native who has recently returned to the Los Angeles area after completed graduate school in Ohio, where he earned his Master's degree (MFA) in Theatre Performance. Darren has spent the last ten years performing in theatres across the country, specializing in the classics, particularly focusing on Shakespeare's canon; and is now focusing on building a career in film and television in Los Angeles. Darren’s film appearance includes "Voices From the Lost Generation", "Disorder", "Woofers", and more.

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