Cole Mueller: Director, Writer
In May 2008, Mueller graduated from the prestigious School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California where he wrote, directed and produced a number of award-winning short films. Throughout college, Mueller also gained valuable knowledge and experience by interning for various production companies such as the Michael Bay owned Bay Films, and the Jennifer Aniston owned Echo Films. Upon graduating, he immediately began work on the script for his first feature film, “Green Guys”, a crime film in the vein of “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Wall Street.” By the following spring, the script was completed and “Green Guys” went into production with a budget of 130,000 dollars. “Green Guys” was released nationwide through Filmworks Entertainment on VOD, iTunes, some retails stores and rental outlets across the country, and, in 2012, was awarded the Silver Ace award at the Las Vegas Film Festival. In the fall of 2011, Mueller began pre-production on his second feature film “Magic Hour” about a young man who is befriended by a local crime family. “Magic Hour” was blessed with a fantastic cast including C. Thomas Howell (The Outsiders, The Amazing Spider-Man), William Russ (Boy Meets World), Kris Lemche (Final Destination 3), and is currently gaining interest from distribution companies around the US.
“Each movie is a different adventure. You meet new people, see new places, suffer through trials and tribulations, and celebrate each little success along the way. Truly, the most memorable times of my life have been during the making of a movie. “Magic Hour” was an experience that taught me a lot, introduced me to some amazing new people, and fortunately, ended up as a great product and feature film that I know a lot of people will enjoy. All of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the arduous process can now be looked at as the brush strokes that we used to make a great piece of cinema.”
‐Cole Mueller Writer/Director November 12th, 2012
C. Thomas Howell: TOM WORTHY
The son of a professional bull-rider turned stuntman, C. Thomas Howell started working in the film industry at the age of 7. In 1981, he was cast as 'Tyler' in Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. Shortly thereafter, he nabbed the lead in Francis Ford Coppola's classic The Outsiders, starring opposite the likes of Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, and Tom Cruise. It was Howell's gripping performance as the tough, yet vulnerable, 'Ponyboy Curtis' in The Outsiders that made him a household name virtually overnight.
Earmarked as one of the most promising young actors of the 1980s, Howell's career soon skyrocketed with roles in films such as the cold war invasion drama Red Dawn, the classic psychological thriller The Hitcher, and the hilarious but controversial college farce Soul Man. Since then, Howell has been in consistent demand with filmmakers for the last twenty-five years, appearing in favorites such as That Night, Gettysburg and Hidalgo.
Tommy can be seen as the unpredictable Officer Bill “Dewey” Dudek in the TNT smash drama Series Southland and as the serial killer “The Reaper”, on CBS' Criminal Minds. His recent television appearances include The Glades on A&E as well as Torchwood on the Starz Channel. He also just filmed a key role in Sony's upcoming SpiderMan reboot.
A budding film director as well, he has directed a number of films including The Big Fall, Pure Danger and Edgar Rice Burroughs The Land That Time Forgot.
Outside of his acting career, Howell is an accomplished team roper and spends as much time as possible with his wife Sylvie and their three children, Isabelle, Dashielle and Liam.
Courtney Daniels: Executive Producer, Lead Actor
Courtney Daniels was born in Tempe, AZ where she decided to pursue a life long dream of acting and began training with Jean Fowler. Courtney applied and was accepted to the exclusive program at the British American Drama Academy (BADA) in England. After the program, Courtney returned to her hometown, and continued to train while working in local independent films, industrial videos, and voice over jobs. In spring of 2010 Courtney moved to LA and in 2011 she stared in the web series "Life With Dad" along side Dave Foley. She began training with the Upright Citizens Brigade and her understanding of comedy and deep theatrical training have allowed her to be cast in a diverse set of roles.Courtney is expected to make her feature-film debut in "Magic Hour" along side C. Thomas Howell, William Russ, and Trevor Morgan later this year.
Danielle Lester: Tess Fox
Elias Brett: Oliver Fox
Josh Emerson: Frank Fox
Josh was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His father Gordon was born in Biggar, SK, and worked as a Bio Med Technician and his mother Judy was born and raised in Montreal and works as a secretary.
At the age of twelve Josh moved to Spruce Grove, Alberta, where he attended High School. It was a tough change going from a Christian Elementary School to a public Junior High School. He played sports including football, basketball for his junior high school, but he soon found hockey was the sport for him.
He took acting classes with Elizabeth Ebbels, who initially took pity on him and later became his first real agent. He wasn't very popular in high school; he was overweight and not exactly the hottest guy in school. In his Senior year of high school he just decided to make a real change and started going to a local gym 2-3 hours everyday. This dramatic change later drove him to get involved with the wrong crowd on numerous occasions. After seeing quite a bit and getting sick of the life he was living, he decided to turn his life around and got focused on acting.
Kevin Mcnamara: Pat Fox
Kevin McNamara was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After learning his love and talent for acting and singing at an early age, his mother began taking Kevin to theater and musical auditions at the age of 7. Kevin has been involved with theater in some capacity be it musical or otherwise ever since. Kevin has traveled in many productions with numerous theater groups and has performed in front of audiences large and small. At the age of 20, Kevin began taking improvisational classes at "The Second City" in Detroit, quickly becoming a member of the performance group at the Second City Theater thereafter. Kevin has been praised in articles by The Detroit News and Free Press for his characters and skit writing, as well as his energy on stage. In September of 2008 Kevin made the move from Detroit to Los Angeles in order to take the next step into television and film. Kevin is now a member of SAG and pursuing his career today.
Kris Lemche: Dillon Fox
Kris Lemche was raised in Brampton, Ontario as the oldest of three children, which includes aspiring actor Matthew (Matt) Lemche. He is the son of a school teacher mother and a father who runs a heating business. Originally Kris wanted to become a doctor and study biochemistry in hopes of doing cancer research. Kris chose to attend Mayfield School of the Arts, merely because his friends were going there and not because he wanted to attended it. While he was saving money to become a doctor he stumbled upon an advertisement in the newspaper of an agency that was looking for actors. He responded and kept getting call backs which led him to play Zed Goldhawk on Flash forward. A series that was created by Disney. He discovered a passion for acting and is now putting his career of being a doctor on hold and is doing what he believes he loves to do best. Kris and his friends used to produce their own short movies. To this day Kris enjoys making, acting and just being a part of movies.
Mark Alan: Stan Fox
Mark Alan was introduced to the arts at a young age by his grandparents, his grandmother a former actress and Broadway star, his grandfather a theater actor. As a child, he grew up running around the dressing rooms and peering from backstage at his grandparent’s performances. It’s here that he developed a natural love for the pace of theater life. He would soon begin his own theatrical trek at the age of ten, starting with private acting lessons, which blossomed into innumerous plays and performances. A concert pianist as well, he gained a steady and concentrated focus for performing for audiences both large and small.
Realizing his knack for the arts could serve him well, Alan signed with his first agent at the age of thirteen. He went on to book commercials and TV. At seventeen, he was accepted into the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where he excelled, honing and fine-tuning his craft. He continued to impress in New York’s theater scene, with top industry professionals quoted as saying about Mark: “masculine and organic,” “a true director’s actor,” and “a young force.” With two of NYC’s top film schools within his sights, he also did everything he could with up-and-coming filmmakers and frequently collaborated with them. He went on to guest star in All My Children, a small but recurring part on One Life to Live and a featured role in Spike Lee’s “25th Hour.”
He won the starring role of Dr. Aiden Fletcher in a film executive-produced by the acclaimed filmmaker Joe Dante in a film titled “Resurrection.” The shoot lasted a year and a half covering four states in the Midwest, however the project was tragically laid to rest when the director became life-threateningly ill and hospitalized indefinitely. His relationship with Dante survived however and he made the jump westward to Los Angeles.
Since moving to LA, he’s become one of Dante’s many infamous muses, working alongside fellow actors like Corey Feldman, Dick Miller and Robert Picardo. He’s also been a member of the Beverly Hills Playhouse, studying under the late Milton Katselas as well as studying with his current mentor and teacher, Will Wallace, the man responsible for guiding Mark to his first-ever acting award. Alan has recently completed a Miami-based feature film and an award-winning thriller shot in Brazil’s Amazonia. When asked about his future in Hollywood, he smirks and says “Well, I’ve done a Roger Corman film, traveled to four continents in the past year and I have a studio parking spot with my name on it. I feel content, but every day is a new beginning and I have so much more to do.”
Trevor Morgan: Ray
Born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 26, 1986, Trevor Morgan was discovered in a shopping mall at the age of six. He did commercials and even appeared on a Life Cereal box until his first movie, Family Plan (1997). Since then, Trevor has been making movies to the delight of the public. He appeared alongside Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense (1999) and with Mel Gibson in The Patriot (2000). He lives in Orange County, California, with his parents, three older half-siblings (Jen, Matt, and Joe), and a dog.
Sylvia Lester: Aunt Jess
William Russ: Bruce Fox
After graduating from the University of Michigan, Russ furthered his drama studies when he attended New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse. Russ appeared on Broadway with Al Pacino in “The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel.” Other New York stage appearances include “Buried Child” and “Visions of Kerouac.” Russ is best known for his various regular series television roles, notably including the family series “Boy Meets World,” and, most recently, CBS’s “The Ex-List.” On the big screen, Russ starred alongside Edward Norton in the controversial drama “American History X.” Russ also starred in the award winning “Pastime” for which he was also nominated for best actor at the Independent Spirit awards.