Connor Jessup was born in Toronto, Canada. He is a young actor, and an up coming writer, director, producer and editor. He is best known for his leading role in the Discovery Kids television series Saddle Club, in which he played Simon Atherton, a 13-year-old computer geek. He is more recently known for his portrayal of Ben Mason, in the 2011 television series Falling Skies. Jessup is also an executive Producer of the 2011, Independent film, Amy George. Jessup states that his love for the dramatic arts and entertainment industry is due to his involvement with local youth theater growing up.
Actress Alexia Fast is quickly making a strong impression as a rising star in Hollywood.
She just finished shooting Atom Egoyan’s film QUEEN OF TEH NIGHT opposite Ryan Reynolds. She also recently appeared in the Paramount Films feature, JACK REACHER, in which she played “Sandy,” a pretty and seductive young siren, who is involved in setting up the title character played by Tom Cruise. And stars in the award winning indie film, BLACKBIRD, opposite “Falling Skies” Connor Jessup, which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
In television, Fast recently guest starred as the recurring characters “Bliss” in the ABC series RED WIDOW and “Eva” on CW’s SECRET CIRCLE. She has also starred in a number of television movies including THE 19TH WIFE for Sony Pictures Television, Syfy’s TIN MAN with Zooey Deschanel and Richard Dreyfus, A&E’s WILDFIRES, Nickelodeon’s GYM TEACHER with Christopher Meloni and TMN’s FAKERS. She has also appeared as a series regular on MTV’s KAYA with Cory Monteith, in a leading role in the CBC pilot THE CULT, and has had guest starring roles on USA’s THE 4400, CBS’s FLASHPOINT and the CW’s SUPERNATURAL.
Fast’s impressive body of work has garnered her a number of accolades including Leo Awards in 2011 for “Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film” for REPEATERS, 2007 for “Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film” for PAST TENSE and a nomination in 2009 for “Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama” on behalf of HELEN.
Fast began her career in film at the age of 7, when she wrote, directed and starred in the short film, THE RED BRIDGE, which premiered at the 2002 Atlantic Film Festival, and Reel to Reel film Festival.
Michael plays Ricky Randall in Bye Bye Blackbird (d. Jason Buxton) shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia spring 2011. Ricky is an avid hunter and gun collector who falls in trouble with the local law when his estranged son inadvertently threatens to shoot up a school with Ricky’s weapons.
Michael shot The Next Three Days written and directed by Paul Haggis in Pittsburgh in the summer 2010. He stars as ‘Mick Brennan’, best friend and brother of ‘John Brennan’ (Russell Crowe). Other cast include Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks and Brian Dennehy. It has just been released on DVD. Also Michael can be seen in theaters now as ‘Brian Early’ on Cedar Rapids (d. Miguel Arteta) with Ed Helms, Sigourney Weaver and John C. Reilly.
Previously, Buie starred in Mystery Alaska as ‘Connor Banks” in a lead role opposite Russell Crowe. The film was written by David E. Kelley and directed by Jay Roach. In 2006/07, Buie starred in the films Screw Cupid and Only for You shot in Portland,Oregon. Other notable lead film credits include the Nantucket based film Ropewalk (d. Matthew Brown), Paramount’s Sci-Fi thriller The McPherson Tape (d. Dean Alioto) and The Dead Water (d. Peter Conrad).
On television, Buie starred as “Detective Lincoln Higgs” in a TNT series entitled Hard Time, The Premonition, Hostage Hotel (d. Burt Reynolds, Dave Cass, Hal Needham) opposite veterans Charles Durning, Bruce Dern and Burt Reynolds. He has had numerous roles in television movies (For the Love of Nancy, Our Mother’s Murder, Panic in the Skies) and television series including the award-winning Millenium, Madison and The Outer Limits. Buie also guest-starred onThis is Wonderland directed by Bruce McDonald, Lifetime’s Wild Card, Showtime’s Street Time and Todd Holland’s Wonderfalls for Fox.
Alex Ozervov is an exciting new talent on the Canadian acting scene. Jason Buxton, the writer/director of Blackbird, describes Alex as “raw, emotionally on fire, a natural talent. The energy in the room was electric. The character he invokes is alive, immediate, utterly captivating.” Alex’s take on the role of Trevor in Blackbird will make it a star-turning performance.