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Kristina Anapau is currently recurring on the hit HBO series, True Blood, as the enchanting Maurella, and will next be seen on the FX sitcom Anger Management opposite Charlie Sheen. She was in Darren Aronofsky’s, Black Swan, as Galina, alongside Oscar-winner, Natalie Portman. In addition to her role in Altergeist, Kristina recently starred in the special ops action thriller, BlackJacks. Anapau also co-produced and stars in the paranormal thriller, 5 Souls, and plays opposite Tom Sizemore in, The Speak.
Born in Hawaii, she spent her youth studying classical ballet, music and theatre. She graduated from high school at the age of 15, and that same year began her studies at The University of Hawaii. With dreams of pursuing a professional dance career, Anapau’s life would soon take a fateful turn, as she was cast in the Universal Television movie, Escape From Atlantis, landing her first professional starring role at the age of 16. Soon after, she relocated to Los Angeles where she continued to work steadily both theatrically and commercially. At age 20, Anapau was offered a recording contract with Hollywood Records and spent much of that year recording an album and opening for Destiny’s Child on MTV’s TRL Tour, but her true love and passion remained performing in film and television. Anapau has trained and performed theatrically under the tutelage of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and on the ballet front with American Ballet Theater and The Joffrey Ballet in New York City.
In her spare time, Anapau enjoys writing, traveling, skiing, and horseback riding. She has also recently become a contributing editorial writer for The Stndrd magazine and The Hollywood Film Journal. Anapau is a graduate of Skidmore College in New York and currently lives in Los Angeles.
Mark Hapka started acting while doing theater in upstate New York until his passion for movie making brought him to Los Angeles. Within a year he was working in television and doing small independent movies. Though most of you know him as young Dr. Nathan Horton on the hit series Days of our Lives, he also recurred on the show Ghost Whisperer as well as having roles on Greek, Hannah Montana and Cold Case to name a few. He was the lead in the movie Midgets vs. Mascots, which was presented at Tribeca Film Festival and took 3rd place out of 90 films. His most physically demanding role was in The Danny McKay Project where he lost 40 pounds over the course of a 45 day shoot to portray the title character Danny McKay, who suffered from a terminal brain tumor. Hapka also portrayed a blind football player in his most recent movie, 23 Blast, directed by Dylan Baker, based on a true story starring Hapka, Alexa Vega, Timothy Bussfield and Stephen Lang. He will star in a Liftime movie, Committed, set to release later this year with co-star Donna Mills. Hapka is very hands on when it comes to his projects. He not only starred alongside Olympic Wrestler Kurt Angle in his recent feature, Beyond the Mat, he wore the hats of both Producer and Music Supervisor as well.
Sarah Oh was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a company dancer for 14 years where she trained in ballet, jazz, tap, and acrobatics, which was her specialty. When Sarah was in her first year of high school, she experimented with acting in her theatre class. Her debut was a one act show called Go Ask Alice, in which she played the role of Alice. Her first time ever acting in front of an audience required her to perform a suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. Being thrown into this mad world of dramatic arts, Sarah had now been hooked.
In 2008, Sarah booked her first film role as the lead character in a feature film shot in Arizona called The Crypt. After premiering in 2009, Sarah then made the move to Los Angeles where she succeeded in expanding her film work. Sarah can now be seen on Lifetime’s Dirty Teacher and numerous other features.
A Bronx born native of New York, Alexis Cruz made his first television appearance with a guest-starring role on, The Cosby Show during it’s first hit season and then landed the lead role in Gryphon for the acclaimed PBS series, Wonder Works. His feature career began with roles in films such as, The Pick-Up Artist with Robert Downey Jr. and Rooftops by legendary director Robert Wise.
Alexis Cruz achieved international fame after starring in the feature film Stargate, where he played the young Egyptian rebel leader, Skaara. He reprised the role as a recurring character in the film’s popular cable series spin-off, Stargate SG-1. Cruz, along with Erick Avari, is one of the only two actors to appear in both the original Stargate movie and the spin-off series. Alexis has appeared in Sam Raimi’s, Drag Me to Hell, and played Martin Allende, a member of attorney Sebastian Shark’s (James Woods) legal team in CBS’ Prime-time drama, Shark.
Passionate about encouraging arts education, Alexis was part of the East LA Classic Theatre/LAUSD Teacher’s program bringing theatre education to East Los Angeles middle schools as a certified Creative Dramatics instructor. Alexis has been a spokesman for the National Council de La Raza and a member of The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts founded by Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga and Esai Morales. The foundation provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships to hispanic-americans for continuing education in the Arts and Entertainment industry. Cruz has been honored by Hispanic Unity USA, for his outstanding commitment to the Hispanic community.
Linsey Godfrey is an American actress best known for her roles on the television series Surface, as well as in the television movie Jack’s Family Adventure. Currently, she stars as Caroline Spencer on The Bold and the Beautiful. She was raised in Stuart, Florida, where she lived with her mother, Char Griggs, and her step-father, Ronnie Griggs. Godfrey attended South Fork High School before she moved to Los Angeles to further her acting career. She is an accomplished angler.
In 2006, Godfrey was visiting her family in Tallahassee when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She completed treatment in seven months, and returned to Los Angeles to continue her acting career. She designed the survivor ribbon tattooed on the back of her neck. Godfrey’s acting career began as a freshman at South Fork High School, when she unexpectedly replaced an ill student; she was then discovered by a talent manager at a state thespian competition. Godfrey commuted to the Los Angeles-based agency’s satellite office in Titusville for a year before being allowed to visit California with her mother and audition there. Her family took out a loan, to finance these visits. Eventually, her mother left her in the care of friends and her management team so she could return to work. Godfrey booked roles on One Tree Hill and Surface before being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma; she estimates cancer set her career back by two years. Upon returning to Hollywood, Godfrey booked several guest-starring roles, and landed a contract role on The Bold and the Beautiful.
Brendan Fletcher burst onto the scene in 1996 at the young age of 13 and hasn’t looked back since. His acting debut was the lead in the CBC movie-of-the-week Little Criminals, a performance that earned him a Leo Award as well as a Gemini nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Dramatic Role.
Since then, Brendan has starred in several award-winning films, including Jimmy Zip, Rollercoaster, The Five Senses and Edwin Boyd. In 2002 Brendan was awarded a Genie for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in the feature film The Law of Enclosures. He then received a Gemini nomination for his work in 100 Days in the Jungle as well as a Genie nomination for Turning Paige in 2003. His work in Paper Moon Affair earned him a 2006 Leo Award nomination.
In 2008, Brendan filmed Steven Spielberg’s Emmy Award winning miniseries, The Pacific. He starred in the television movie The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton, which earned him his second Gemini Award in 2006. More recently, Brendan recurred on the AMC hit drama, The Killing. He was featured in a recurring role on the long running hit CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and has numerous guest star credits that include King & Maxwell, Supernatural, Alcatraz and Bates Motel.
David Weidoff is a graduate of the USC School of Theatre BFA Acting Program where he was honored with the Jack Nicholson Award for Outstanding Male Performance as Valmont in Les Liasions Dangereuses, and the Ava Greenwald Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Graduating Actor hosted by Joe Mantegna and Doris Roberts. David received critical acclaim for both his performances as Keith in the LA premiere of Betty’s Summer Vacation by Christopher Durang and Bobby in Good Thing by Jessica Goldberg at the Hudson Guild Theater.
David made his series regular debut as Thom on ABC Family’s first original comedy series, Roommates. Other television credits include guest appearances on Castle, Numb3rs, Crossing Jordan, Gilmore Girls, and Scrubs. In addition, he co-created the hit web series, Merrime.com. Currently, David studies with his mentor, Diana Castle, at the Imagined Life Acting Studio in Los Angeles.
Richard Sarafian Jr was born and raised in a Hollywood film and TV family, and has worked writing, acting, and directing since the mid-eighties. Following in the footsteps of his father, Richard C Sarafian Sr, and uncle, Robert Altman, he has acted in films such as Terminal Velocity, Solar Crisis, Road Flower, Gunmen and TV’s Silk Stalkings. Winning numerous awards for the directing of his 30-minute short film, At the Hands of Another, he plans to both appear in and direct his most recently completed feature screenplay, The Cool and the Crazy.
Jessica Spotts was born in Massachusetts. She spent her youth studying music and theater. She moved to Los Angeles at 18 to study acting. During her studies, she took advantage of the highly collaborative environment, acting in numerous student films during her four years as well as working in makeup and art design on several other student films and plays. Her performance in the film Red Mesa met with rave reviews, winning the 2009 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival award for Best Short.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys taking fencing classes, traveling, writing and working at a local hospital to protect research participants taking part in biomedical and stem cell research. She holds a degree in theater arts from University of Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles.
At the age of 6, Olivia Stuck began her acting career at Starbound NYC in Toledo, OH where she found her love for acting. Olivia attended IMTA in Los Angeles in 2008 and won numerous awards for her young acting talent. Moving forward, Olivia relocated to the west coast where she currently resides with her family.
Since her big move out west, Olivia has appeared in multiple commercials as well as film productions. She can be seen on DVD in 2011 in a new release The Princess and the Pony. Olivia filmed 14 episodes of a new tv series, The Jadagrace Show, where she co-stars as the best friend of Jadagrace, a rising star. This show will be airing in 2013 so stay tuned. She recently appeared as a guest star on Good Luck Charlie on the Disney Channel, and did a guest appearance on CSI: NY. She recently portrayed Robert De Nero’s love interest in the past in Last Vegas starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, and Robert De Niro.
Olivia is also working with vocal music producer Kuk Harrell and signed to his company “Suga Wuga Music” and plans to break out her first single in the near future.
ALTERGEIST portrays King’s Ransom Winery as one of the most haunted places in North America. Gruesome suicides and murders, suspicious fires, and strange otherworldly phenomena appear with disturbing frequency throughout the history of the estate. Perhaps more disturbing, however, is the fact that these are all based on true events.
As inspiration for King’s Ransom Winery, producer Aaron Heck and writer/director Tedi Sarafian turned to the real world Korbel Champagne Cellars in Guerneville, California. Nestled amongst the redwoods in the idyllic Russian River valley, the normally peaceful grounds have borne witness to some horrific tragedy. On a trip to the century-old winery with Tedi, Aaron shared some experiences from his youth growing up amidst the vineyards, which provided the foundation for the events depicted in ALTERGEIST.
In the late 1800s, a woman took her own life in the attic of the historic Korbel House, which served as the set for the old Till family homestead in ALTERGEIST. Having scrawled mad writings across the walls of the attic, this formerly reserved cook was clearly struggling against dark forces she could not understand. In the end she turned to suicide as the only means of escape.
Grounds keepers at Korbel have experienced strange happenings in and around this house, and some refuse to approach it at night. Our cast and crew also felt the presence of spirits from the winery’s past, both in the house and elsewhere on the grounds.
The white lady of the Korbel house, strange orbs of light that move through the redwood forests at night, and stories of other tragic deaths in the area all served as inspiration for the twisted history of King’s Ransom Winery in ALTERGEIST.
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