Jayson Argento – “Doug Anderson”, Director, Writer

A student of many disciplines, Jayson Argento has been active in the greater Burlington , Vermont artistic community for more than fifteen years. His efforts span the breadth of theater, film, music and the written word.

Jayson’s professional film pursuits began in 1998 as a featured extra in Edgewood Studios’ Moving Targets. In 2000, he worked with director Robert Zemeckis and actors Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer on the suspense thriller What Lies Beneath. Argento has studied film acting with Jock MacDonald at Carter Thor Studios East and received SAG eligibility for his role in Alan Jacobs’ American Gun (2001), working alongside James Coburn and Virginia Madsen. He has also starred in several short films, including The Black Box, Nice Car!, The Barbarossa Effect Trailer, Xill, Project Hex, Primevil and Drake Mountain Mystery, an innovative, Internet-based mock reality series. Projects written, directed and produced by Jayson include Cthulhu Chronicles: Episode One, The Ropes, selected for the 2006 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival as well as the Lovecraft in Vermont Festival, and a full-length feature film entitled Finding Providence. This Sundance Film Festival submission was picked up for national distribution through All Channel Films.

During Jayson’s acting career he has so far worked alongside such actors as Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Campbell, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dedee Pfeiffer, George ‘Buck’ Flower, Stacy Keach, Billy Ray Cyrus, John James, Burt Ward, Sean Astin, Michael Pare, Morgan Fairchild, and John Schneider.

www.jaysonargento.com

Krista Laraine – “Alexis”

Krista has acted in theatre from a young age, most recently performing in “Little Shop of Horrors” as Audrey and “Don’t Dress For Dinner” as Suzanne. at the Dorset Playhouse, Dorset VT.

Her film debut came in 2006, when she played “Vanessa,” a small role in Aftermath Starring Chris Penn, Anthony Michael Hall and Tony Danza. (Directed by Thomas Farone).

In 2007 she appeared “Stricken” (Directed by Ti Alan Chase, Laurelin Films) in the role of Crissy.

Krista was recently cast in the new Bruce Willis film “The Surrogates” from Touchstone Pictures, directed by Jonathan Mostow. Krista will play a “surrogate.”

Luis Guzman – “The Doctor”

Prior Credits (Excerpted from IMDB):
Thicker (2010) (pre-production) …. Jorge Cepeda
Horse (2010) (pre-production)
A Girl and a Gun (2009) (pre-production) …. Taco Tio
Parkside (2009) (post-production) …. Johnny Sr
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009) …. Phil Ramos
… aka The Taking of Pelham 123 (UK: promotional title) (USA: promotional title)
Fighting (2009) …. Martinez
Still Waiting… (2009) (V) (as Luis Guzman) …. Raddimus
He’s Just Not That Into You (2009) (uncredited) …. Javier
… aka Er steht einfach nicht auf Dich! (Germany)
Yes Man (2008) (uncredited) …. Jumper
… aka Yes Man (Hong Kong: English title)
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) …. Johnny
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) (voice) …. Chucho
Cleaner (2007) …. Det. Jim Vargas
War (2007) (as Luis Guzman) …. Benny
… aka Rogue Assassin (Australia) (Hong Kong: English title) (Philippines: English title) (Singapore: English title) (South Africa: English title)
“John from Cincinnati” …. Ramon Gaviota (10 episodes, 2007)
– His Visit: Day Nine (2007) TV episode …. Ramon Gaviota
– His Visit: Day Eight (2007) TV episode …. Ramon Gaviota
– His Visit: Day Seven (2007) TV episode …. Ramon Gaviota
– His Visit: Day Six (2007) TV episode …. Ramon Gaviota
– His Visit: Day Five (2007) TV episode …. Ramon Gaviota
(5 more)
Maldeamores (2007) …. Ismael
… aka Lovesickness (USA: festival title)
… aka Maladies of Love (USA: literal English title)
“Raines” (1 episode, 2007)
– Inner Child (2007) TV episode
Hard Luck (2006) (V) …. Million Dollar Mendez
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006) (VG) (voice) …. Ricardo Diaz
… aka GTA: Vice City Stories (International: English title: informal title)
School for Scoundrels (2006) …. Sergeant Moorehead
Fast Food Nation (2006) (as Luis Guzman) …. Benny
Disappearances (2006) (as Luis Guzman) …. Brother St. Hilaire
Lolo’s Cafe (2006) (TV) (voice) …. Lolo
Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power (2005) (V) …. Nacho Reyes
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) …. Balon
… aka Dreamer (Australia: TV title)
Waiting… (2005) …. Raddimus
… aka Waiting (UK: poster title)
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) (as Luis Guzman) …. Bald Man
… aka Lemony Snicket – Rätselhafte Ereignisse (Germany)
“Luis” …. Luis Cortez / … (9 episodes, 2003)
– Death Day (2003) TV episode …. Luis Cortez
– Placeholder (2003) TV episode …. Luis
– Friendship (2003) TV episode …. Luis Cortez
– Pilot (2003) TV episode …. Luis
– Bavarian Creme (2003) TV episode …. Luis Cortez
(4 more)
Runaway Jury (2003) (uncredited) …. Jerry Hernandez
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) …. Ray
Anger Management (2003) …. Lou
Confidence (2003) (as Luis Guzman) …. Manzano
… aka Confidence: After Dark (UK)
… aka En toute confiance (Canada: French title)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (VG) (voice) …. Ricardo Diaz
… aka Vice City (USA: short title)
“Frasier” …. George (1 episode, 2002)
– Enemy at the Gate (2002) TV episode …. George
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) …. Felix Laranga
… aka Pluto Nash (UK) (USA: working title)
Welcome to Collinwood (2002) …. Cosimo
… aka Safecrackers oder Diebe haben’s schwer (Germany)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002) …. Lance
The Salton Sea (2002) …. Quincy
The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) …. Jacopo
… aka Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo (USA: complete title)
Home Invaders (2001) …. Peligro
Double Whammy (2001) …. Juan Benitez
Traffic (2000) (as Luis Guzman) …. Ray Castro
… aka Traffic – Die Macht des Kartells (Germany)
Thin Air (2000) (TV) …. Chollo
… aka Robert B. Parker’s Thin Air (USA)
Luckytown (2000) …. Jimmy
“Oz” …. Raoul ‘El Cid’ Hernandez (12 episodes, 1998-2000)
– The Bill of Wrongs (2000) TV episode …. Raoul ‘El Cid’ Hernandez
– Obituaries (2000) TV episode …. Raoul ‘El Cid’ Hernandez
– A Cock and Balls Story (2000) TV episode …. Raoul ‘El Cid’ Hernandez
– Out o’ Time (1999) TV episode …. Raoul ‘El Cid’ Hernandez
– Secret Identities (1999) TV episode …. Raoul ‘El Cid’ Hernandez
(7 more)
“The Beat” (1 episode, 2000)
– Cueca Solo (2000) TV episode
“The Huntress” …. Paulie Dortmunder (1 episode, 2000)
– Pilot (2000) TV episode …. Paulie Dortmunder
Table One (2000) …. Xavier
Sam the Man (2000) (as Luis Guzman) …. Murray
Magnolia (1999) (as Luis Guzman) …. Luis
… aka Mag·no’li·a (USA: promotional title)
… aka mag-no’li-a (USA: promotional title)
The Bone Collector (1999) (as Luis Guzman) …. Eddie Ortiz
Mystery Men (1999) (uncredited) …. Mexican Restaurant Owner (DVD deleted scenes)
The Limey (1999) (as Luis Guzman) …. Eduardo Roel
Mind Prey (1999) (TV) …. Det. Black
… aka John Sanford’s Mind Prey (USA: alternative title)
“Trinity” (1 episode, 1998)
– In a Yellow Wood (1998) TV episode
One Tough Cop (1998) …. Gunman Popi
Snake Eyes (1998) (as Luis Guzman) …. Cyrus
Out of Sight (1998) (as Luis Guzman) …. Chino
“Early Edition” …. John Hernandez (1 episode, 1998)
– The Quality of Mercy (1998) TV episode …. John Hernandez
King of New York (1998) (TV)
Boogie Nights (1997) (as Luis Guzman) …. Maurice TT Rodriguez
Pronto (1997) (TV) (as Luis Guzman) …. Buck Torres
The Brave (1997) …. Luis
On Seventh Avenue (1996) (TV) …. Eddie Diaz
“New York Undercover” …. Det. Lopez / … (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
… aka “Uptown Undercover”
– Deep Cover (1996) TV episode …. Joaquin
– Bad Girls (1995) TV episode …. Det. Lopez
The Substitute (1996) …. Rem
Stonewall (1995) …. Vito
Lotto Land (1995) …. Ricki
The Burning Season (1994) (TV) …. Estate Boss
The Cowboy Way (1994) …. Chango
“SeaQuest DSV” …. General Guzmano (1 episode, 1994)
… aka “SeaQuest 2032” (USA: new title)
– The Good Death (1994) TV episode …. General Guzmano
Hand Gun (1994) …. Jacks Man Rick
El vagabundo con suerte (1994) …. Luis
“NYPD Blue” …. Hector Martinez (2 episodes, 1993)
– Ice Follies (1993) TV episode …. Hector Martinez
– Emission Accomplished (1993) TV episode …. Hector Martinez
Carlito’s Way (1993) (as Luis Guzman) …. Pachanga
Mr. Wonderful (1993) …. Juice
“Walker, Texas Ranger” …. Gomez (1 episode, 1993)
… aka “Walker” (Australia)
– Storm Warning (1993) TV episode (as Luis Guzman) …. Gomez
Double Deception (1993) (TV) …. Ronald Sharkey
Guilty as Sin (1993) …. Lt. Martinez
“Homicide: Life on the Street” …. Lorenzo ‘Larry’ Molera (1 episode, 1993)
… aka “Homicide” (USA: informal short title)
– Son of a Gun (1993) TV episode …. Lorenzo ‘Larry’ Molera
Naked in New York (1993) …. Auditioner
Innocent Blood (1992) …. Morales
… aka A French Vampire in America
To Catch a Killer (1992) (TV) (uncredited) …. Waiter
In the Shadow of a Killer (1992) (TV) …. Louis Velazquez
Quiet Killer (1992) (TV) …. Adelaido Ortiz
… aka Black Death (UK)
… aka New York, alerte à la peste (France)
“Civil Wars” (1 episode, 1992)
– Tape Fear (1992) TV episode (as Luis Guzman)
Jumpin’ at the Boneyard (1992) …. Taxi Driver
“Law & Order” …. Cesar Pescador (1 episode, 1991)
… aka “Law & Order Prime” (USA: informal title)
– Heaven (1991) TV episode …. Cesar Pescador
McBain (1991) …. Papo
The Hard Way (1991) …. Detective Benny Pooley, NYPD
“Monsters” …. Luis (1 episode, 1991)
– Desirable Alien (1991) TV episode …. Luis
Empire City (1991) (TV)
“Hunter” …. Carlos Delgado (1 episode, 1990)
– La Familia (1990) TV episode (as Luis Guzman) …. Carlos Delgado
Q & A (1990) (as Luis Guzman) …. Det. Luis Valentin
Family Business (1989) …. Julio Torres, Vitel Meat Worker
Black Rain (1989/I) (as Luis Guzman) …. Frankie
Rooftops (1989) …. Martinez
True Believer (1989) …. Ortega
… aka Fighting Justice (Philippines: English title)
‘Crocodile’ Dundee II (1988) (as Luis Guzman) …. Jose
*batteries not included (1987) (uncredited) …. Bystander
Heartbeat (1987) (V) …. Gang Member #2
No Picnic (1987) …. Arroyo
“Miami Vice” …. Goon #1 / … (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
– Free Verse (1986) TV episode (as Luis Guzman) …. Goon #1
– Prodigal Son (1985) TV episode (as Luis Guzman) …. Miguel Revilla
“The Equalizer” …. Gypsy Cabbie (1 episode, 1985)
– The Lock Box (1985) TV episode …. Gypsy Cabbie
Variety (1983) …. Jose
Short Eyes (1977) (as Luis Guzman)
… aka Slammer

Rusty Dewees – “Squib”

Prior Credits (Excerpted from IMDB):
The Sparrow and the Tigress (2010) …. Jake
Shout It Out! (2008) …. Jesse’s Dad
Disappearances (2006) (as Rusty Dewees) …. Frog Lamundy
“Windy Acres” (2004) TV series …. Lucien LaFlamme (unknown episodes)
Nothing Like Dreaming (2004) …. Red Morisette
Senses of Place (2004) …. Ethan Reed
Mending Wall (2004) …. Red
Pieces of April (2003) (as Rusty DeWees) …. Joy’s Biker Guy
The Year That Trembled (2002) (as Rusty Dewees) …. Local Cop
Ordinary Sinner (2001) (as Rusty DeWees) …. Bill Parish
New Port South (2001) …. Janitor
Icebreaker (2000) …. Timmy
Radical Jack (2000) …. Ricky
The Newcomers (2000) …. Dennis Brownbear
Mud Season (1999) …. Jerry
In Jest (1999)
My Mother’s Early Lovers (1998) …. Tom/Strage and Beautiful Soldier
Black Dog (1998) …. Junior
… aka Black Dog (France)
Stranger in the Kingdom (1998) …. Harlan Kittredge
“Law & Order” …. Dave Randall / … (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
… aka “Law & Order Prime” (USA: informal title)
– Menace (1997) TV episode …. Dave Randall
– Hot Pursuit (1995) TV episode …. Leon Trapp
Pressure Point (1997) …. Local
“The Cosby Mysteries” …. Bailiff (1 episode, 1994)
– Expert Witness (1994) TV episode (as Rusty DeWees) …. Bailiff
Where the Rivers Flow North (1993) …. The Champ
Ethan Frome (1993) …. Man at Post Office

Logan Howe – “Serina”, 1st Assistant Director

After completing a double major in acting and film production at Emerson College, Logan started her beloved family and settled in Vermont. She kept busy in theatre, most recently working with local playwright Stephen Goldberg in “Sunspot: The Crime of the Need To Be Right” and “The Truth Has No Heart” and also in independent film, such as the experimental short, “The Smell of Who She Is”, and features like, “Strangers in the Night,” Finding Providence and What Light Remains.

Logan is thrilled to be back in Vermont after a brief sojourn in Orange County, California, where she taught acting to underprivileged children in Santa Ana and she picked up a decent amount of spanish. Best thing about VT? The people of Champlain Motion Pictures!

Tim Kavanagh – “Carlton”, Executive Producer

As a local entertainer, Kavanagh is popular for his work in local independent films, game shows, plays, musicals, improvisational comedy, voiceovers, and event hosting throughout New England, New York and Quebec. He is the Host and Executive Producer of Late Night Saturday, a late night talk show that airs on CBS affiliate WCAX-TV.

Ironically, Kavanagh began his Burlington acting career with the Champlain College Theater Department while attending the school. He went on to perform in numerous theater productions, appearing on the Flynn Theater stage with Lyric Theatre and also with other local theater companies.

Since the mid 1990’s, Kavanagh has written and performed in countless interactive murder mysteries, several of which he co-wrote, such as “You Bet Your Life” and “Bye Bye Love.” He is frequently hired to entertain audiences aboard The Spirit of Ethan Allen III as well as at local restaurants, clubs, and social gatherings.

Having hosted numerous live events, Kavanagh was acknowledged on Entertainment Tonight, for serving as Master of Ceremonies for Jim Carrey at his wrap party for the feature film, “Me, Myself, and Irene.” He has also hosted local events throughout the state including the Vermont Teddy Bear Company’s popular “Meet the CBS Survivors” event. Kavanagh’s comedy career continued with local comedy troupe Kamikaze Comedy and performed improv comedy at The House of Blues and The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago.

A national contest to host “The Simpson’s Movie” world premiere took place between towns named Springfield in 14 different states in the summer of 2007. Kavanagh, who played Homer Simpson, also co-wrote and directed the winning video in which he is seen running through town chasing a giant doughnut made from an inner tube. Twentieth Century Fox invited Tim to be the Master of Ceremonies for the world premier event in Springfield, where thousands of enthusiastic fans as well as the world press ring assembled. Producer James L. Brooks, Simpsons creator Matt Groening and Director David Silverman were interviewed by Tim for an episode of LNS that aired on October 13th along with former Phish band members Page McConnell and Mike Gordon.

A graduate of Champlain College, Kavanagh currently works as an account executive at Vermont’s largest television station, WCAX-TV. He resides in Burlington with his wife Sherry and three sons

Michael Manion – “Randall”
William Boardman – “Walter”
Galen Michael Joyce – “Kevin Porter”
Bruce Jones – “William Stratford”
Skip Hardy – “Mark Bollock”
Jason P. Lorber – “Nolan Rheaume”
Galen Blodgett – “Jed”
Bob Martin – “Paul”
Christy Vogel – “Steph”
Steve Perez – “Thug One”
Mark Lester – “Thug Two”
Karen Foster – “Woman in Alley,” Props & Wardrobe
Michael Foster – “Man in Alley,” Craft Services, Boom Operator
Stephen J. Maas – “Charles Reid,” Producer

A child of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Steve Maas is an accomplished linguist, musician and businessman. Believing that nothing is worth doing unless it creates something new and interesting to put into the world, he has experience in a wide range of creative disciplines and entrepreneurial endeavors.

Steve, who is a fluent speaker of the German language, began a freelance translation company (On-Time Translations) in 2001. Focusing on the translation of technical documentation, particularly in the area of printing and publishing, Maas was able to grow this sole proprietorship at an average rate of 20% per year. It is now a premier provider of technical German translation services and works with clients from the USA, Germany, Switzerland, France, the United Kingdom and Israel. Steve is a member of the American Translators Association.

Always in search of added challenges, Steve formed a creative services company called Catamount Creatives in 2006. Offering a full range of creative services, from web and graphic design to video and music production, Catamount Creatives has already provided sound mixing & editing services for two short films, produced live concert DVDs for the bands Blinded by Rage and Nowhere Found at the Higher Ground Music Hall and manages a range of websites for various clients.

Giovanna Contini – “Cultist One”

Aron Meinhardt – “Monster,” Production Assistant