Ian was born in Peru, raised in Trinidad and Scotland, and he now lives in Hawaii. He trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before joining the Citizens Theatre Glasgow.
He received a special commendation in the Ian Charleson award for the title role in Torquato Tasso at the Edinburgh International Festival and as Creon in Oedipus at the Citizens Theatre. On stage Cusick has worked with the Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Almeida, London to name a few.
Ian starred in numerous British TV shows before moving to the U.S. to join the cast of the ABC TV series Lost. In 2006 he was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Desmond Hume and continued as a series regular for 5 seasons. He played a series regular in ABC’s Scandal and had recurring roles on 24, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Fringe, The Mentalist and Body of Proof. He is currently a series regular, in the role of Marcus Kane on The CW’s The 100.
On the big screen Cusick appeared in Hitman. Other independent film credits include Half Light with Demi Moore, and 9/Tenths with Gabrielle Anwar. Cusick has also starred in Richard II and Not Another Happy Ending. The short film Visible reunited Ian with his LOST co-star Sonya Walger. Recently, Ian has played leading movie roles in Frank vs God, Pali Road, The Girl on The Train and Just Let Go.
He has also written, produced, directed and stars in his first short film dress which won Best Short at Honolulu International Film Festival, Peace on Earth Film Festival and was a finalist at USA Film Festival.
Kathleen is an award winning American film and television actress whose professional career began when George Lucas visited her high school to cast for his movie American Graffiti (1973). In subsequent years, Kathleen was cast in several movies and TV shows, and also in the off-Broadway production Taken in Marriage (1979) where Kathleen played Annie, alongside Meryl Streep.
In 1996 Kathleen received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination and a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination for her role opposite Tom Hanks in the film Apollo 13. She was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe award for her portrayal of Deborah, a schizophrenic, in I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977). Additionally, Kathleen has won the Blockbuster Entertainment Favorite Supporting Actress – Suspense Award for her performance in Breakdown (1997), the Myfest Best Actress Award for her performance in Blackout (1985), and the OFTA Television Award as the Best Actress in a New Drama Series for Family Law (1999).
Over her career spanning more than 40 years, Kathleen has starred in scores of movies including Airport ’77 (1977), Hanky Panky (1982), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Sunset (1988), The Doors (1991), Event Horizon (1997), The Hills Have Eyes (2006), Breach (2007), Made of Honor (2008) and Horns (2013).
Kathleen has over 50 television credits including appearances in Kojak (1974), Ironside (1974), The Waltons (1976), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1986-1988), Diagnosis Murder (1999), House M.D. (2006), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2007), Prison Break (2008-2009), The Event (2010), SGU Stargate Universe (2011), Glee (2011), Chicago Fire (2012-2013) and Blue (2012-2014).
In 2010, Kathleen produced and acted in the comedy/drama Eagles in the Chicken Coop.
Jenna Harrison is a British actress, working in film, television and theatre. Jenna got her start as an actor while in her final year of high school when she followed through on Adrian Rawlins‘ suggestion and she auditioned for and won the role of Jessica in the critically-acclaimed independent film My Brother Tom (2001) co-starring Ben Whishaw.
Jenna is a method actor, fearless in her work and known for her range and diversity. Over her fifteen-year career, Jenna has played opposite Sam Neill in NBC’s Submerged and with Woody Harrelson in Night of the Iguana at the West End’s Lyric Theatre in London. Jenna has performed in many genres from comedy to serious drama, had leading roles in projects made by British and International television companies from the BBC to CBS, and starred in films in the UK and USA.
Erika Ervin, known professionally as Amazon Eve, tours the world modeling and making public appearances. At 6’8” without heels, Erika has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest model in the world in 2011. She grew up in a small town in central California and, while in Australia, she was discovered in 2009 by the editor of the UK men’s magazine Zoo Weekly.
In the September 2013 issue of Harper’s Bazaar, Carine Roitfeld, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, wrote an article, “Carine Roitfelt’s ‘Singular Beauties'”, with photographs by Karl Lagerfeld. The article includes 25 models and is “an homage to the diversity of women”. Among the models are Scarlett Johansson, Carmen Dell’Orefice (82 years old), Gabourey Sidibe, and Ervin who is paired with 5’9″ Xiao Wen Ju. There is also a video about the making of the article in which Xiao Wen and Ervin appear. (source: Wikipedia)
Raviv’s showbiz career got its start because he was the only one of Maurice’s kids who could be talked into acting in the short films that Maurice was assigned to shoot for his filmmaking class in the winter of 2013. They both enjoyed that experience so much that they decided to collaborate on a bigger/longer project the following summer, and thus Chimera came to life as a passion project for a father to spend more time with his son.
Raviv’s involvement with Chimera began at the moment that his Dad, Maurice, began writing the outline for the script in his screenwriting class in January 2014. Raviv (and his siblings) carefully read each iteration of logline, outline, and treatment, and pored over every nuance in every draft to give Maurice detailed notes and helped shape the story.
Raviv is now a sophomore at a New England boarding school, where he enjoys climbing, hiking, skateboarding and biking. He looks forward to collaborating with his Dad on other projects in the near future.
Kaavya attends school in Mumbai, India where she started her acting career in dramatic theatre at the age of 6. Chimera is Kaavya’s first feature film, and she has also been in commercials and stage plays. Besides acting, her biggest passion is fashion design, dancing, and doing well at school.
Kaavya is an avid fan of the Harry Potter series and of Indian Movies (K3G, etc.) and also of Indian TV shows (Tarak Mehta). Her favorite actors are Emma Watson and Danielle Radcliffe, and in Bollywood she likes Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra. She is also a fan of the bands Chain Smoker and Fifth Harmony.
Kaavya is one of the founding members of KidArts, a charity that sells arts and crafts projects done by neighborhood volunteers and uses the proceeds to buy festival gifts for underprivileged children.
When she grows up, Kaavya wants to pursue a career in acting, and to have her own line of fashion clothing.
Larry is a visual artist from Massachusetts whose work encompasses sculpture, story boarding, production design, and directing. He excels at cultivating mood through meticulously designed environments, be they concepts for shoots in miniature or full-scale feature-film sets. He has built large props and displays for clients ranging from Monster.com to the Museum of Science. Most recently, he has designed sets for numerous television commercials, and helped develop a distinctive look for two award-winning kids’ programs on WGBH, Fetch and Design Squad. In addition, he has worked as lead production designer on a handful of local feature films.
Larry has an extensive background in Production Design and Art Direction for Film and Television. He has worked as a set dresser on larger feature films like 2015’s The Judge and as Graphic Designer on Unfinished Business. Larry was the Production Designer for the critically acclaimed The Mulberry Tree and Turntable. Currently Larry is art directing Super Troopers 2, the sequel to Super Troopers, the 2001 cult classic.
Larry was not only the Production Designer for Chimera, but he also doubled up as an actor to play Luke.
Gautam is nine. His favorite teams are the Seahawks and the Cavaliers, which are both a million times better than his older brother’s teams – the Spurs and the Broncos.
Gautam wants to be an NBA player when he grows up, and also study law. His favorite color is green. Gautam’s favorite TV show is Psych just like his older brother (It’s a company car, Shawn). Gautam’s favorite holiday is Christmas. He loves buying Christmas trees the most.
His 9th birthday was on Super Bowl Sunday (Panthers vs. Broncos). He was rooting for the Panthers (of course). His birthday present was to find that his team lost 24-10.
Chimera is the first movie he has ever been involved in. It was an experience that he enjoyed because he got to travel, stay in a hotel with a swimming pool, and meet his uncle, aunt and cousins. It involved a lot of waiting around , but he got to skip a day of school so it was totally worth it!
Michelle Welch is a certified veterinary technician and a certified pet dog trainer. She has worked as a professional animal trainer in the New England area for close to 20 years. As the owner of Turn Around Training in Norwood, MA, she provides classes and seminars to pet owners and professional organizations alike.
Michelle started her career at the Norwood Animal Hospital while studying Canine Science at Mount Ida College. She then spent 10 years with the Animal Rescue League of Boston as a shelter agent, veterinary technician, and dog trainer. Michelle left The Animal Rescue League to work as a field representative for Paws With a Cause, working with service dogs and their people.
Michelle got Bam in 2010. Bam didn’t make the cut as a service dog but has proven himself to be a real star on set.
Along with Bam, Michelle shares her home with her parrots, reptiles, two other forever dogs, a steady stream of foster dogs, two beautiful daughters, and one very understanding husband.