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MEET OUR CAST

COURTNEY HOPE

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Currently being seen in the role of Sally Spectra on the CBS daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful”, Courtney Ann Hope was raised in Plano, Texas. From a very young age, she competitively danced and traveled with a dance troupe, as well as, pursued acting, modeling and gymnastics.

Performing at all of her school’s talent shows, she begged at 13 years old to quit public school and attend a performing arts school, so that she could soon head to LA to pursue her dreams.

She graduated from the performing arts school at 15 years old and moved to LA, started college on her 16th birthday, and completed her Associates Degree by the age of 18 with a major in Psychology.

Shortly after arriving in LA, she booked several commercials and guest star roles on hit TV-shows such as “Joan of Arcadia”, “CSI: Miami”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Out of Jimmy’s Head” and other hit shows. She landed a series regular role on a FOX pilot, “Born In The USA”, the brain-child series of Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol. The show had a similar story-line to his British hit show, “The East Enders”. Most recently she has been seen on TV shows such as “NCIS”, “NCIS: LA” and “Criminal Minds”.

From there her career began to flourish, landing her first lead role in the Lionsgate and After Dark Films’ horror-flick “Prowl” and indie films, “Displacement” and “Swelter”, alongside Jeanne-Claude Van Damme. She currently stars in the hit Microsoft Studios’ game and tv series “Quantum Break” and has a recurring role on Amazon Studios’ “Transparent”.

To date, aside from TV and film Courtney has filmed over 40+ commercials, voice-overs, and shot many ads, as well as, modeled for many companies such as Guess, BEBE (runway), JC Penney, Domyos Fitness, Stairmaster and Nike.

Courtney is also a fitness instructor and continues to dance on a weekly basis. She also loves kick-boxing and yoga and does both often.

In her off time, she loves to write, edit photography, paint, hangout with her family and friends, listen to music, hike with her dog Stevie (named after Stevie Nicks) and continues to study Psychology and motivational speaking.

BRUCE DAVISON

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Extremely and versatile, this award-worthy actor, now enjoying an over four-decade career, has included everything from Shakespeare to Seinfeld. He has also served as a writer, producer and director.Born on June 28, 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Clair, an architect and musician, and Marian (Holman) Davison, a secretary, Bruce’s parents divorced when he was just three. He developed a burgeoning interest in acting while majoring in art at Penn State and after accompanying a friend to a college theater audition. Making his professional stage debut in 1966 as Jonathan in “Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Bad” at the Pennsylvania Festival Theatre, he had made it to Broadway within just a couple of years in the role of Troilus in “Tiger at the Gates” at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. The year after that he was seen off-Broadway in “A Home Away from Home” and appeared at the Lincoln Center in the cast of “King Lear”.Success in the movies came immediately for the perennially youthful-looking actor after he and a trio of up-and-coming talents (Barbara Hershey [then known as Barbara Seagull], Richard Thomas and Catherine Burns) starred together in the poignant but disturbing coming-of-age film “Last Summer”. From this he was awarded a starring role opposite Kim Darby in “The Strawberry Statement” and in the cult horror flick “Willard” in which he bonded notoriously with a herd of rats. Though it was not until he was cast in the ground-breaking drama “Longtime Companion” that his film career took off. Giving a quiet, finely nuanced, painfully tender performance, Bruce earned himself an Oscar nomination for “Best Supporting Actor”, along with a Golden Globe, Independent Spirit, New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics awards.

Bruce has been all over the screen since his success in Longtime Companion, including his more popular films “Six Degrees of Separation” starring Will Smith, “Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog” and the box-office hit “X-Men” and its sequel in the role of Senator Kelly. More controversial art-house showcases include “Dahmer”, as serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s father, and “Hate Crime” as a bigoted, murderous pastor.

Bruce landed TV series leads in later years, with “Harry and the Hendersons” which he ably directed a number of the show’s episodes. He has also been tapped for recurring parts on “The Practice”, “The L Word”, and is fondly remembered for his comedy episodes on “Seinfeld”. The actor can most recently be seen on the TV series “The Fosters”.

His role in “Displacement” marks a reunion with fellow Golden Globe Winner Susan Blakely. They last appeared together in the critically acclaimed film, “Hate Crime.”

SUSAN BLAKELY

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Ever-radiant TV and film resident Susan Blakely found success on several paths she chose for herself over the years — first as a supermodel, then as an award-winning actress on TV and movies and, finally, as a jewelry designer. The trim and trendy blonde enhanced a stream of popular films during the 1970s and 1980s. Billed initially as Susie Blakely, she was cast in small, capricious, deb-like turns in such films as “Savages” (her debut) and “The Way We Were”.

Her first popular movie role came about surrounded by a high-and-mighty all-star cast in Irwin Allen‘s epic disaster “The Towering Inferno”, as the spoiled princess-like daughter of unscrupulous skyscraper builder William Holden and wife of callous, pretty-boy opportunist Richard Chamberlain. She then earned a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for her exceptional work as Julie Prescott in the acclaimed TV mini-series epic “Rich Man, Poor Man” (1976) with Peter Strauss and Nick Nolte vying for her attention. It was star-making turns for all three leads.

This monumental acting opportunity kicked off a highly rewarding career in TV mini-movies, playing an array of flawed but fascinating and newsworthy ladies, including Hitler mistress Eva Braun opposite Anthony Hopkins in “The Bunker”; tormented actress Frances Farmer in “Will There Really Be a Morning?”; political wife Joan Kennedy in “The Ted Kennedy Jr. Story”; and crime attorney Leslie Abramson in “Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders”. Challenging roles continued to pour in that belied her pretty-girl image — ranging from drug addicts to a housewife who changes into a werewolf!

Less in the acting limelight these days, Susan nevertheless accomplished an award-winning turn in the low-profile film “Hungry Hearts”, then starred on stage in the 2006 world premiere of “Diva!” at the La Jolla Playhouse. In recent years, she has broadened her horizons once again as a semi-precious jewelry designer…and once again she has met with great success.

Her present husband, media consultant, litigation and political adviser Steve Jaffe, has also reaped rewards as a film and television producer. Many of his projects have included Susan — the afore-mentioned Frances Farmer TV biography, the TV-movie “A Cry for Love”, and the film “Russian Holiday” [aka “Russian Roulette”].

Her role in “Displacement” marks a reunion with fellow Golden Globe Winner Bruce Davison. They last appeared together in the critically acclaimed film, “Hate Crime.”

SARAH DOUGLAS

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Most known for her role as Ursa in the original “Superman” movies, Sarah Douglas was born and raised in Stratford Upon Avon, London, and knew from a young age that she wanted to act, though she did try to expand options available to her. She worked in a factory, and for a time, also in a sterilizing department of a hospital. She briefly moved to France and undertook a teacher training course in English and Drama. However, these were all abandoned in favor of acting.

Soon after leaving Drama School, she won her first film role in “The Last Days of Man on Earth” (1973) as well as starring in the TV series “The Inheritors” (1974). Other work began to follow, including the controversial and gripping film “The Brute” (1977). Soon after, “The People That Time Forgot” (1977) came along, her first “American” movie. During the filming, the casting began for “Superman” (1978). And the rest is history.

CHRISTOPHER BACKUS

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Christopher Backus began his career with TV appearances on “Will & Grace” and “The O.C.” He would later play prominent characters in the movies “Redline” and “3 Days Gone” and take up parts on “The Last Templar” and “Life on Mars”. In 2006, he made his film debut in the drama/comedy “All In” which was directed by Nick Vallelonga and stars Michelle Lombardo, Dominique Swain, Michael Madsen, Louis Gossett Jr. and Colleen Porch. In the following year, he made his second film with “Redline”, an action film helmed by Andy Cheng that stars an ensemble cast of Tim Matheson, Nathan Phillips, Nadia Bjorlin, Eddie Griffin, and Angus Macfadyen. He was recently seen in the Lifetime pilot “Deliverance Creek”, and has a recurring role on the TV series “Underground”.

He has been seen in the television dramas “Perception”, “The Mentalist” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. He is married to Academy Award-Winning actress Mira Sorvino, whom he wed in 2004. They have four children.

LOU RICHARDS

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Born to a military family Lou Richards attended Scotch Plains Fanwood High School in New Jersey and Brunswick High School in Maine. He also attended schools in Hawaii,Alabama and California. As a student at Texas Tech University, Lou got involved in college radio at KTXT. His first commercial job was doing the all night shift at KLBK in Lubbock, Texas. He went on to be a DJ at KKUA in Honolulu and landed a few small roles in “Hawaii Five-0”.

That’s when the acting bug took over and he moved to Los Angeles to “pursue the dream”. Of all his television roles he claims his favorite was working in “Gloria”, the sitcom spin off of “All in the Family”. “I was being paid to show up everyday and be silly,” he says. “It doesn’t get much better than that”. From his cartoon voice work he says he enjoyed working most of all with Frank Welker.

KARAN OBEROI

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Karan Oberoi was born in Brampton, Ontario, and attended the University of Ottawa, where he was enrolled in Political Science, but discovered his true passion in the performing arts.

Karan has worked in both theatre and film in Canada and the US. Some of his television credits include “NCIS”, “Combat Hospital”, “Borealis”, “Covert Affairs”, and “The Listener”. He has appeared on stage in productions that include “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “The Laramie Project”. “Displacement” marks his first major role in a thearical feature film.


MEET THE FILMMAKERS

KENNETH MADER
Writer, Producer, Director, Editor

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Recently named one of the the “Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World” in the book by Action On Film’s Del Weston, Kenneth Mader is an award-winning visionary currently on the festival circuit with his theatrical feature film “Displacement”.

He has written and directed numerous films including the award-winning “Passing Darkness” starring Debra Hopkins (“Poker Run”, “Finding Alice”), Andrea Thompson (“NYPD Blue”, “24”) and Don S. Davis (“Stargate SG-1”, “The X-Files”) which is now being developed into a major book series and franchise; as well as the romantic comedy “Blind Luck” starring Michael Sorvino which premiered at the prestigious Method Fest Film Festival. He’s also been nominated for both the NBC Universal and HBO/DGA Directing Fellowships.

The film “Carnivore” which he produced and co-directed was released through 20th Century Fox and premiered on the SyFy Channel, where it played in rotation for a full year. It also achieved much success on pay-per-view and VOD as well as internationally including Germany. Another picture he worked on “Life at the Resort” starring Marc Singer, Marisa Petroro, and Louis Mandylor won Best Feature in the New York International Film Festival as well as the Audience Choice Award at the Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema and is now in worldwide release.

As a writer he took home Best Feature Screenplay honors in its category at the AOF Written Word Awards for his screenplay “Deep Focus” along with Excellence In The Craft Of The Written Word for his script “Razer”, as well as numerous other awards and honors. He’s had development deals with companies such as Shoreline Entertainment and is a founding member and former President of the Chicago Screenwriters Network, co-founded along with television show runner Edward Allen Bernero (“Third Watch”, “Criminal Minds”).

He was born and raised in Chicago where he began his film career as a young production assistant and visual effects artist, moving to Los Angeles in 2001. He has made his living in L.A. as a filmmaker ever since. His development and production shingle Maderfilm has numerous projects in the pipeline, one with an Academy Award Winning actress on board. He is also a skilled Cinematographer and award-winning Editor.

ZANDER VILLAYNE
Producer, Unit Production Manager

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Zander has been in the business for over twenty years, and is known as an all around entertainer. He is a Director, Producer, Writer, Actor and Musician.

Starting out in the music business, he not only played in many bands over the years, he has produced and/or engineered over 100 artists and CD’s. During that time, he owned three different recording studios in both Minneapolis and Los Angeles.

Through his theater work as a touring Audio Engineer, he fell in love with acting. He began with acting classes in Hollywood and immediately started making his own visions come to life. As with music, he couldn’t just sit by and wait for the phone to ring, he had to make his own stories happen. As a result he has directed and produced numerous award-winning Feature Films, Short Films, Music Videos, Industrials, Commercials and Trailers.

Zander is the owner of Z-Ville Productions, a film and music production company based just north of Los Angeles. Z-Ville has produced feature films, short films, countless trailers, music videos and industrials. They provide equipment, crew and locations for filmmakers.

BILL McCLELLAND
Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator

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Bill has been in the industry for over 10 years. He is a skilled Steadicam Operator, Director of Photography, Aerial Camera Specialist, Underwater Cameraman, Wildlife Cameraman, Camera Operator, and 2nd Unit Director. He has worked on narrative features, television series, live broadcasts, music videos and documentaries. He owns and operates a Steadicam Phantom (Full Size Rig), is experienced with underwater camera housings and Jib/remote heads He is an active member of IATSE and the SOC (Society of Camera Operators).

TIFFANY SMITH
Art Director

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Tiffany is a freelance art director based in Los Angeles. She has been part of the film industry since 2012 and has enjoyed working on content for companies including BuzzFeed, truTV, Super Deluxe, and on a variety of music videos, features and commercials. Tiffany hails from Minnesota but has been basking in the lovely California sun for the last seven years, and spends her free time hiking and bicycling.

BRUCE CHIANESE
Music Composer

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Bruce creates musical pieces in a broad range of genres, from animation to heavy drama.

After performing as a keyboardist and starting his first studio in San Diego, Bruce went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Film Scoring and Composition. Moving to Los Angeles he teamed with highly regarded composer, Geoff Levin to collaborate on a wide range of successful musical endeavors which led to award-winning scores for feature film, television, record albums, animated children’s programming, theme park attractions and large scale theatrical productions.

Recognized as an expert in the industry, Bruce has received numerous accolades and awards, including the prestigious Cine Golden Eagle for his score for the motion picture, “My Neighborhood” as well as an Emmy nomination for Disney’s “Spaceship Earth” and an Oscar nomination for his contributions to the short, “The Janitor”. His music for “Qwerty” was voted the Best Original Movie Score for 2012 at the Nashville International Film Festival. Also in 2012 his film score for “You Can’t Kill Stephen King” debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and won the People’s Choice Award at the Auburn Film Festival. His score for Power of Choice won a Telly Award. Other film credits include such successful independent features as “Mobius”, “Lonesome Jim”, “Hot Boyz”, “Darkwolf”, “Epic Movie” and the documentary, “The Valley of the T-Rex”.

On television Bruce’s music has been heard on such hit shows as “The Sopranos”, “Friends”, “Street Sharks” and “Sabrina the Animated Series”.

Bruce’s compositional and arranging skills, along with his exceptional work as a sound engineer and editor, have also led to community service appearances. Bruce is a regular guest lecturer on the subject of film music composition at UCLA Extension, and also a guest speaker on For the Record, a series broadcast on on KPFK public radio featuring discussions on the film music industry. Bruce is also a composer panelist at the Pan African Film Festival.

CHIP MULLANEY
Sound Designer

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Sound Effects Designer / Mixer who specializes in surround sound, with over 12 years of experience mixing and editing with ProTools. His range of work includes Long Form 5.1 Television Mixing, Radio and TV “ON Air” Promo, 5.1 Film Mixing, Home Theatre DVD Re-Mastering, and Sound Restoration, with advanced knowledge of Surround Sound Technologies (SRS, Dolby, Neyrinck, and Cedar Audio).

PATRICK GIRAUDI
ADR Mixer, Re-Recording Mixer

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Award Winning Supervising Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer who supports the growing demand for high quality motion picture soundtracks for theatrical, international and home video entertainment. With a reputation established since 1991 and a list of credits reaching 400 titles, Patrick’s goal is to give a film the best audio soundtrack, without the huge overhead associated with traditional Post Production facilities.

CLANCY TROUTMAN & SAVANNAH AUCH
Sound Supervisors

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Clancy T. Troutman was born on September 17, 1960 in the USA as Clancy Tyler Troutman. He is known for his work on Murder, She Wrote (1984), Bad Lieutenant (1992) and North and South (1985), among nearly 400 other titles. His expertise as a Post-Production Sound Supervisor and Supervising Sound Editor goes unmatched. His father Clancy Sr. is a legendary soundman in the industry, having worked on such classic films as Steven Spielberg’s Jaws.

Savannah Auch’s post -collegiate professional undertakings have ranged from Assistant Sound Engineer on a major Disney television series to the management of an ambitious theatrical entertainment company in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She has worked on the TV Dramas Hell On Wheels (season 1/AMC), Weeds (season 7/ Showtime), White Colar (season 3/ USA), and has hands on experience in all creative and technical facets of media production, as well as sales, marketing, client relations and project coordination. She studied Film Production at Chapman University and is currently a Sound Editor/Foley mixer at Digital Dreams Sound Studio and Teacher at LACHSA.

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