Andre Royo as BYRD
Andre Royo has that rare ability to give the characters he plays depth and emotion without overshadowing his cast mates. As evidence, see Royo’s amazing turn as Bubbles on HBO’s critically acclaimed drama The Wire, Henry Arliss Higgins on Fox’s Fringe and Stephen Canfield in Heroes. Royo has also appeared on a diverse range of shows, including How to Make it in America, Memphis Beat, Prime Suspect, The Whole Truth, Party Down, CSI: Miami, Numb3rs and Criminal Minds. The first time Royo appeared on the big screen was in John Singleton’s Shaft. He’s also appeared in an eclectic array of features such as Red Tails, Hellbenders, Remnants, The Collection, August, and Super. Most recently he will appear in The Spectaular Now premiering in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Beyond acting, Royo executive produced the independent feature film Would You Rather and is attached to produce two additional features.
Daisy Haggard is a British actress. She is mostly known for her role as Myra Licht on Episodes. She starred in the 2010 British independent film, Honeymooner, and co-stars with Ben Willbond and Laura Solon in the short film Tooty’s Wedding, screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. She also starred in “Echoes of the Dead”, an episode of Midsomer Murders. She also appeared in the 2011 Christmas Special of Outnumbered. Haggard has also appeared on the stage, including at the National Theatre, and as the title character, Becky Shaw, in Gina Gionfriddo’s play at the Almeida Theatre. In July 2012 Sky1 began airing the series Parents, in which Haggard plays Chrissie, the sister of the main character Jenny (played by Sally Phillips).
Probably best known as “Bandy” in There Will Be Blood, Hans has been a well known character actor for over thirty years. Being an actor came very easily for someone who has lead so many lives; an illustrator, engineer, executive chef, artist, surfer, quarterback, to name a few of his careers. He was steered into acting by his college roommate, Nick Nolte. Uncharacteristically, he turned down his first opportunities in order to learn his new craft. Although he has worked with Oscar winners, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert Duvall, Chris Cooper, Jeff Bridges and Curtis Hanson to name a few, Hans says acting is like golf, it is a game you can only play, never master.
Sean McConaghy as RABBI BROOKSTEIN
Sean is originally from Rhode Island and enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 17. After serving four years with Good Conduct, he was honourably discharged and attended the University of Rhode Island where he received his BFA on the Navy College Fund and G.I. Bill. He subsequently won a place at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2005 and currently lives in a leafy North London suburb with his Irish girlfriend. Prior film/t.v. credits include The Task (Lionsgate, dir. Simon Fellows), Godard & Others (New Troy Prod., dir. Barry Bliss), Art Is… (New Troy Prod., dir. Barry Bliss), Get Down, Stay Down (Room Enough Prod., dir. Jeremy Wooding).
Luca Oriel as JOSH
Luca has been performing as both an actor and an athlete since he was five years old. He started training and competing as a martial artist winning eight Junior International World titles and three USA World titles. In football, Luca led his Pop Warner team to a championship and continues to become an accomplished player.
As an actor Luca has appeared in the films 2 Young 2 Fight, Quetzel, Drain Baby, Wake and Lower Learning. On stage Luca played the lead role in Los Angeles Theater Center’s production of Sick.