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Doug Jones is perhaps one of the most brilliant actors of our time. Some say he is this generation’s Boris Karloff.

Doug’s career spans numerous years in television and on film, currently Doug can be seen as Cmdr. Saru in CBS’ “Star Trek Discovery”. He can also be seen in the Oscar winning film “The Shape of Water” in which Doug teams up again to bring an original story to life by director Guillermo del Toro! He is also set to star as Count Orlok in the highly anticipated remake of “Nosferatu”.

Fans will long remember Doug for his work as The Silver Surfer in “Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer”. He’s also the life and soul of Abe Sapien in “Hellboy” and “Hellboy II The Golden Army”(based on the popular Dark Horse comic book), returning to his role of Abe Sapien as well a taking on 2 other roles, that of The Chamberlain and The Angel of Death for director Guillermo del Toro.

 In the film he wants to be remembered for, Doug portrays 2 characters in the Oscar winning film “Pan’s Labyrinth” (in the native tongue of Spanish “El Laberinto del Fauno”). He plays BOTH Pan (the faun creature) and The Pale Man. (Little trivia fact: He learned ALL his lines for the film in Spanish while comparing it to a special script prepared for him in English.)  Another fan favorite is the Halloween classic, “Hocus Pocus” and soon-to-be-released “Hocus Pocus 2”, in which Doug plays the goofy zombie, ex-boyfriend of Bette Midler, Billy Butcherson.  And his earliest comic book movie appearance was alongside Danny De Vito as a faded circus clown in “Batman Returns”. 

In addition to these very popular films, you can also find Doug as the very smart alien, Cochise, on TNT’s critically acclaimed series, Steven Spielberg produced “Falling Skies”, season 3 and 4.  Other notable TV guest roles for Doug include William Barrow on “Teen Wolf”, Grady Edlund on “Fear Itself”, Dominique Wilkins on “The Neighbors”, and the lead Gentleman on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s” Emmy-nominated “Hush” episode.

With a career that spans almost 30 years, Janet Kidder is fortunate enough to have been on stage across Canada and the UK and has numerous TV and film credits to her name. A British Native, Janet moved to Canada in the late 1990’s, attending UBC fine arts program and the much coveted Studio 58 Theatre Arts program in Vancouver. She then moved to Toronto and enjoyed a very healthy and diverse career in theatre, film and television. Credits include “Bride Of Chucky”, “La Femme Nikita” and “The Big Heist”, the lead role in the first ever performance of a new George F Walker play, “Featuring Loretta” and culminating in a lead in the CBC series “Tom Stone”, earning her a best actress nomination. Then back to the UK where she starred in a new play “The Private Room” and worked on popular episodic television. She has now been back in Canada, this time on the west coast for the last 10 years and is thrilled with roles that are coming her way these days. Her role in “Ring Of Fire” earned her a Leo nomination and some of her most recent credits include a lead role in the hit show “Limetown” where she starred opposite Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci, and a guest star role spanning several episodes on “Man in The High Castle”. She has just wrapped an epic project that will be made public in the very near future. Janet is passionate about her work, feels blessed to have made a life out of it for herself and her children and would love to continue acting for the rest of forever.

Hannah Cheesman is a CSA-nominated filmmaker, writer and actor. Named a Playback Five to Watch and a TIFF Emerging Canadian Filmmaker, Hannah’s hit digital series Whatever, Linda is currently in development for television with Bell Media alongside EP Graeme Manson (Orphan Black, Snowpiercer), and recently scooped up the top prize during Cannes’ inaugural ‘Canneseries In Development’ competition (2018). Hannah has directed and written three short films (Emmy, Cheese and Brunch Bitch) as well as co-directing her first feature film, The Definites (Whistler, Cucalorus), and has written on such shows as Workin’ Moms and Find me in Paris. Currently, Hannah wrapped as a series regular on S2 of Star Trek: Discovery while writing her second feature film Boring Girls (based on Sara Taylor’s novel of the same name) with Aiken Heart Films. She is also developing her forthcoming 30-minute cable dark comedy, Badger, co-producing alongside Patrick O’Sullivan (High Dive Media) and with her own company, The Long Reach Company.

The younger of two children Ronnie Rowe Jr was born in Toronto, Canada on December 16. With both parents coming to Canada in the 1970’s from Jamaica, Ronnie also has origins from Cuba and Panama. He began his acting on the stage in grade school doing plays like: The Sound of Music, Oliver Twist, Grease and The Wizard of Oz. During High School he also had an interest in basketball and modeling. While acquiring success in both areas, he landed a roll in his High School Drama production as Will in “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, acting was always something that made him happy and it was after this that he knew what he wanted to do. Most recently Ronnie played Frankie a lead in “Bullet for Adolf” the play written and directed by Woody Harrelson. With a strong work ethic and hunger to improve Ronnie continues his training in both the United States and Canada