VOD Streaming Event: October 2, 2020
Ben Davies has been acting since before he could walk. Davies was ranked the No. 1 high school decathlete in the nation in 2008 by Track & Field News. He has since had leading roles in 10 films with several in negotiations. Davies grew up in the modeling and entertainment industry. His mother, Nisé Davies, founded Advantage Models & Talent in the Nashville, Tenn., suburb of Franklin, Tenn. Through the years, he appeared in print and television ads and in videos. He competed twice at the nationally-renowned AMTC (Actors, Models and Talent for Christ), winning many awards including first place in TV Commercial, Swimsuit and Overall Finalist for Modeling and Acting.
Emma Elle Roberts fell in love with performing at an early age. She began her dance training at age 2 and at 13 began intensive acting training. Emma attended AMTC and was encouraged her to get a short trendy hairstyle to compliment her striking features, slim body type and bold personality.With the new look, Emma was soon booking modeling jobs including Vogue Italia and working in films including Hunger Games - Mocking Jay and Insurgent. Emma recently shot lead roles in Gracia and I'm Not Ashamed, the Rachel Joy Scott Columbine Story.
Shannen Fields is a gifted actress, producer, model, and inspirational speaker. Shannen’s dreams were launched with the Kendrick Brother’s feature film Facing the Giants where she was cast as the lead female role of Brooke Taylor. The movie was released in 441 theaters across the United States by Sony Pictures through both Provident and Samuel Goldwyn Films. To date, Shannen has appeared and starred in over a dozen film and television projects. Including the lead female role as Gwen O’Brien in the RiverRain Productions feature film Suing the Devil alongside accomplished actor Malcom McDowell. Also, co-starred opposite Keshia Knight Pulliam (Cosby Show) in her upcoming feature Redeemed.
Julie Silcott is an actress and producer, known for Order of Rights and Milgram and the Fastwalkers (2012). Julie also participated in AMTC (Actors, Models and Talent for Christ), where she received finalist awards for acting and modeling.
Richard Cutting, writer/actor/producer, is continually active in leading man parts in film, television and stage projects. His credits include National Treasure 2: Book Of Secrets, House of Cards, The Wire, as well as being the creator, writer and executive producer on the original TV series Milgram And The Fastwalkers, a noir soap opera about UFOs.
Since his break out starring role as 'Mac McDonald' in Sony Pictures "The Grace Card" where he received outstanding reviews in both "The Hollywood Reporter" and "Variety", Michael Joiner has starred and/or co starred in no less than a dozen films. Michael is also known as one of the worlds funniest clean comedians. His comedy career spans twenty-five years, headlining major "A" clubs like LA's Improv and The Ice House, as well as New York City's HA Comedy Cafe.
Francine's career started in photography, modeling for national publications, traveling throughout in the Midwest, Toronto & Montreal. She began working in commercials & industrial training films, booking roles on Chicago productions, like Early Edition and Chicago Story, and played opposite Tom Cruise in Risky Business.
Jackson (Jack) Walker started his career in 1993 on the first feature film of acclaimed director Doug Liman and has since appeared in over seventy national commercials, TV shows and feature films. In 2007 he played a pivotal role in Denzel Washington’s Golden Globe nominated film The Great Debaters. He played opposite Viola Davis in Madea Goes To Jail, and had supporting lead roles in Final Destination 4, After, 42, and Being Mary Jane.
Cameron Arnett is an award-winning actor in television, film, and theater hailing from Port-Au-Prince Haiti and is also a film producer, a director, and a syndicated talk show producer and co-host. Cameron has appeared on just about every major network. Past television credits include NBC’s Miami Vice, Fox’s Star Trek: The Next Generation, ABC’s China Beach and Doogie Howser MD, VH1's Single Ladies, and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.
Johnny Alonso is an American actor. He was born in New York and raised in Baltimore City. Well known nationally and internationally for his subtle approach and intense style of character acting, most notably for his breakout 6 episode recurring role as Joey D. the hard nosed, no nonsense band manager on One Tree Hill.
Alveda King is an actress and producer, known for Sharky's Machine (1981), Roe v. Wade and Made in Heaven (1987). Alveda is the daughter of Rev. A. D. King and Mrs. Naomi King, the granddaughter of Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. and Mrs. Alberta Williams King, and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Manuel Poblete is a Chilean actor that joined the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) in 2001. Manuel passion for acting and unique look has landed him in numerous TV shows and feature films. Many of the films and TV shows that Manuel has acted have been seen all over the world.
Dennis has been acting in theater, film, and television for over 34 years. Not only does he find acting a joy and calling, but also an opportunity to build relationships while encouraging and mentoring others within the industry. With experience and training in radio broadcasting, acting (film and stage), reporting and writing.
Nise Davies is known for her work on I'm Not Ashamed (2016), Nashville (2012) and Rumors of Wars (2014). After a successful personal career (Miss TN, Miss USA semi-finalist, 300 TV commercials, magazine covers, and talk show host) Nise established the first openly Christian model/talent agency, Advantage Models & Talent. She helped to develop the careers of Broadway Stars (Les Miserables), Cover models (Vogue and more), TV and Film Stars (booked Miley Cyrus in her first movie role) Artists (Chris Young and more).
Nikki has seen success as an actress with guest star roles on House of Cards, Law and Order: SVU as well as in many films and national commercials. Nikki's comedic skills and exotic blend of beauty and curves light up any movie screen and make her a crowd favorite.
Fr. Terry Gensemer — a pastor for more than 20 years in the Birmingham area — currently serves as the full-time International Director of CEC For Life and a Board Member of the National Pro-life Religious Council. He also serves as Pastoral Director of the Society of Centurions – a group which hosts healing retreats for those who have left the abortion industry. His expertise includes urban ministry, racial reconciliation and pro-life youth work. As pastor of several urban churches, Fr. Gensemer has been very active in citywide pro-life activities and in efforts to reach the most vulnerable members of the inner-city community. He developed a mentoring program for at-risk families in 1999 that received national recognition.
Joseph Durbin began entertaining in puppetry and theater. He entered John Robert Powers School of Acting and Modeling in Rockville, MD. After working as an featured extra in the Russell Crowe and Rachel McAdams film, “State Of Play,” he turned his attention to independent films where he could better develop his skills and get more on screen experience. In 2005, Joseph was cast as the lead for award winning directors Gary Ugarek’s, “Deadlands 2: Trapped” and Dale Jackson’s, “Maxwell Stein” and his talent was widely recognized. Since then, he has built up his resume with 40+ films and started taking an interest for behind the scenes. In 2011, Joseph made his directorial debut in the film, “Your Last Six Inches,” followed by “Charity,” “Fat Kid Massacre” and “A Little Off The Top.”
Steve is married to his wife Anne who is also an executive producer and they have six children. He is a partner with the Baltimore/Washington based CPA firm Gross Mendelsohn. He also is a ruling elder at Covenant of Grace Presbyterian church in Reisterstown MD which hosted the church scene in the film. He offered the part to the actual long-time pastor Herb Ruby but was turned down cold, although you can see Herb seated in the congregation view.
Rebecca Langlois | Dr. Kronaur
Emily Ball | Stacy
Jeffery Ball | Kevin
Erin McLamb | Kelly
Katie Nicole Andrews | General Assembly
Sara Dudek | Darcy
Leah Rose Fisher | General Assembly (as Leah Sayad)
Kassandra Dixon | Juror
Orret Dixon | General Assembly
Loretta Vinson | Juror
Mary Liz Adams | General Assembly
Laura Mae Poore | Church member / parent
Francine Bianco Tax | Reporter
Sean Casey | Self
Scott Armacost | Sheriff
Enrique Luis Veguilla | Juror / Church Attendee
LaVictor Chase Talbert Jr. | General Assembly (as Lavictor Talbert)
Adrianna Medina | General Assembly
Matthew Welling | Travis
George Wardy | Jury #3
Danielle Patrice | Juror / Church Attendee
Dr. Maureen Thiec | Principal Rickerts
Abigail Wurster | General Assembly
Linda Greene | General Assembly
Olivia Welling | Sarah
Jim Ball has been a writer, photographer and musician since his early teen years. He got into filmmaking in 1987 when he made a music video, which he submitted to MTV's Basement Tapes in early 1988. The video, "Serious Injury," won MTV's Basement Tapes with the most votes in MTV history. Due to the popularity of the video, Jim was asked to shoot TV commercials for a local Baltimore TV station and music videos for a good number of bands.
At this point, he became a full-time filmmaker and changed the name of his recording studio from Flip Side Sound to Flip Side Sound and Film. In 1992, he was led to the Lord by a Pentecostal gospel singer, and two years later he sold the studio to go to seminary. He has been in full time ministry since 1996, and founded Holy Apostles Church in 1998 under the authority of his bishop.
Jim continued to make films for churches and Christian schools for the next few years. In 2007, he co-wrote and directed "The Sins of the Fathers", which was based on experiences he encountered while working in the generational healing ministry. The "Sins of the Fathers" was completed in 2008, and was awarded "Best Mystery Feature" in the 2009 New York International Independent Film Festival, was nominated for "Best Feature" in the International Christian Film Festival in the same year, and won the 2013 "Red Carpet Award" at the Kingdomwood Film Festival.