Episode Two: “The Scarlet Stalker”
Anne has been active in the theater and film community in MN and CA. Since joining the Academy of Theatrical Combat, Anne has been able to combined her love of acting and stunt performing. Thanks to Anne’s mom, she fell in love with science fiction, superheroes, and the classic movies. You can see Anne now in the webseries “Pike and Trident” and “You Are Here.” For more information including reels on Anne you can go to http://about.me/AnneWestcott. Anne would like to thank her parents and sister for loving her for who she is.
Olivia is an LA native returned home from the New York theatre scene, where she appeared in many off-Broadway original works and was a company member of Point of You Productions. Since returning to Los Angeles she has appeared in multiple short films with Finite Films, including Forest Falls andUnsustainable. She is a founding member of Will Play For Food Theatre Group, debuting with them in their inaugural production of The Nina Variations, as one of the 3 Ninas. She returned to Shakespeare By The Sea this summer in As You Like It (Celia) and The Tempest (Iris), after performing with them last summer as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She is thrilled to be joining the Tales of the Sword team as Kristy in “The Scarlet Stalker.” Find her at: http://www.oliviaschluetercorey.com
Ralf Weber :
Ralf Weber is a commercial and theatrical actor who has appeared in several commercial, industrial, web, and short film projects. Ralf’s talents range from unique and subtle skills like performing close-up magic over many types of live action abilities to martial arts and advanced weapons skills including all types of swords, knives, bow and arrow as well as firearms. Prior to working on Tales of the Sword episode “The Scarlett Stalker,” Ralf was recently featured in the short film “Fairytale,” which was acknowledged at the Cannes film festival and is now available on Hulu. Ralf also has a featured role in the upcoming short “IRIS” and is an active member of the Academy of Theatrical Combat in North Hollywood. On IMDB.
Eric C. Campbell:
Monica Hafer: Writer/Director
Monica gave up a perfectly reasonable career as an English professor and dove into the wild and untamed life of a Hollywood screenwriter. During her time in Los Angeles, she has worked for production companies, below-the-line agencies, and a casting company, as well as having written video game reviews, ghost-written comic books and comic book bonus material, film shorts, feature screenplays, and several webseries. Her most recent projects include the webseries Cannibal Clown Killer and Tales of the Sword. (http://www.laptopkitty.net/)
Patty Jean Robinson: Assistant Producer
Jan Bryant: Stunt Coordinator/ Fight Choreographer
Jan Bryant has the distinction of being considered a Sword Master – an expert choreographer, performer, and instructor of the art of sword fighting for major motion pictures. Her choreography can be seen in many top-level films such as Hook, Army of Darkness, Hot Shots Part Deux, and Master and Commander for which she trained many stars – Dustin Hoffman, Dante Basco, Charlie Sheen, Bruce Campbell, and Paul Bettany – to name a few. Her performances include a hilarious co-starring role in How I Met Your Mother – Subway Wars, sword fighting (as a man) with Russell Crowe on Master and Commander, and a starring role as herself on the YouTube web series, FIGHT CLASS, The Series. Jan is also currently directing for the science fiction web series, Pike and Trident, in which there are plenty of fights!
Jan has an ongoing training program along with her partners, Dan Speaker, and Kim Turney, at the Academy of Theatrical Combat, where anyone interested can learn combat and swordplay as an art form. In their passionate pursuit of better ways to train performers, they have started publishing a series of books on the basics of theatrical combat. Their first book is titled: Academy of Theatrical Combat Basics Level 1.
Jan loves to direct, act, choreograph, and perform the art of combat and sword fighting at all levels in the entertainment industry.
John Gardiner: Director of Photography
John is a Los Angeles based cinematographer and director. He’s spent more than a decade working in various capacities in theater, film and television. From feature films and documentaries to webisodes and commercials, he likes to diversify his work and set the bar higher with each project. (http://johnmgardiner.com)
Robert Putney: Assistant Camera
Theresa Corvino: Assistant Director
Caroline Stephenson: Costume Designer/ Seamstress
Caroline is a Chicago native who recently transplanted herself to California. She has a passion for both costume design and fashion and utilizes both to bring her dreams and fantasies to life. (https://carolinekingstephenson.wordpress.com)
Eric Hunter: Key Grip
Chung-Mau Cheng: Editor
Kingsley Lara: Color Correction/Sound Mixer
Ken Phillips: Production Assistant
Ken is thrilled to be a part of such an exciting project for his first film out in LA. For the last year, he has been working as a freelance Stage Manager in theatre at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy’s Conservatory College in Hollywood and Disney’s El Capitan Theatre. Currently, Ken has gone back to school to earn his MFA in Lighting Design for live entertainment at the University of Arizona. He would like to thank Jan Bryant and Dan Speaker helping him further his passion for stage combat.
Naomi Hunter: Still Photography
Bill Forster: Comic Book Cover Art
Dedicated, detail-orientated artist and author with proven success in design & fabrication, graphics and marketing campaigns. Experience working for large organizations, non profits, network television and the publishing world. (http://billforster.com)
Jordan Carlman: Storyboards / Interior Comic Art