"IT'S NOT WHAT YOU LOOK AT THAT MATTERS, IT'S WHAT YOU SEE."
Demián Bichir - Ramirez
Demián Bichir was born in Mexico City in a family dedicated to the theater. His father, Alejandro Bichir, is a theater director and his mother, Maricúz Najera, and his brothers, Odiseo and Bruno Bichir, are actors. The first time Demián stepped on stage was at the age of three at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. He belonged to the National Theatre Company for seven years. During that period, he starred in a dozen works of Universal repertoire, such as Valle Inclan's "Luces de Bohemia,” Shakespeare's “Richard III” and "A Midsummer Night's Dream,” and Eugene O'Neill's “Ah! Wilderness", his first starring role.
His film work brings together more than 20 titles shot in Mexico and in countries such as Spain, Ireland, Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, New Zealand and Australia. Starring: Jorge Fons' Rojo Amanecer, Fernando Sariñana's Hasta Morir (Ariel for Best Actor) and Todo el poder, Javier Patrón's Fuera del Cielo, Juan Carlos Valdivia's American Visa, Agustin Diaz Yanes' Don't Tempt Me, Ian Power's The Runway, and Antonio Serrano's Sex, Shame and Tears and Hidalgo, The Untold Story. His most recent film in Mexico is Jorge Michel Grou's 7:19.
In the United States, he is known for the Showtime series Weeds and FX's The Bridge, as well as Steven Soderbergh's Che, Oliver Stone's Savages, and Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. Bichir was recognized for his acclaimed performance as Carlos Galindo in the 2011 drama A Better Life, which garnered him nominations for the Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Academy Award for Best Actor.
His first film as a writer and director, Circus Tale & a Love Song, will be seen this fall at the Morelia International Film Festival, the Denver International Film Festival, and will be the opening film at the Huelva Iberoamerican Film Festival.
In addition to Walden, he recently finished shooting Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant.
Lynn Cohen - Alice
Lynn Cohen’s film and TV roles range from the nanny Magda in Sex and The City to the silent warrior Mags in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and the eloquent Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s Munich. Many New York theater credits include, most recently, Big Love (Signature Theatre) and I Remember Mama (Transport Group; Lucille Lortel Award nomination). On Broadway, Lynn appeared in Peter Hall’s production of Orpheus Descending and Lincoln Center’s mounting of Ivanov with Kevin Kline. Various other TV credits include such shows as Aziz Ansari’s Master of None, Chicago Med, The Affair and Getting On.
Erik Hellman - Guy
Erik Hellman is a Denver born actor who now lives and works out of Chicago. He has worked prolifically on stages across the country and at all the major theaters in Chicago including: Steppenwolf, The Goodman, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Court Theatre and Lookingglass, to name a few. He is a three time nominee for Chicago's Jeff Award in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor categories. He has performed in a number of World Premiers including The Good Book by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson at Court Theatre and in Rebecca Gilman's Luna Gale at The Goodman and The Kirk Douglas Theatre in L.A.. Erik's first on screen appearance was in a small role in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, and he has, subsequently, worked on many TV shows shot in the Chicago area including: Boss, The Chicago Code, Betrayal and as Doctor Alec Willhite on Chicago PD and Chicago Fire. This spring he filmed a role in Lena Waithe's The Chi, a Pilot produced by Common for the Showtime network . He is very excited for his first major role in a feature film and to work professionally with some of his oldest friends.
Tony LoVerde - Luke
Tony LoVerde is an actor, musician, filmmaker, and farmer. Excited to come back to the screen playing Luke in Walden, Tony's other film credits include Eddie in Without a Crowd, and Jason in Walk with Jason Dash. He played music in the Denver based gypsy rock band Bonnie and the Beard as the co-frontman, The Beard. Tony also works for Denver Public Schools producing video content for students and teachers in the pursuit of second language acquisition. He lives in Colorado on an organic farm.
T.J. Miller - Charlie
T.J. Miller is one of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, but not in the drama world, or the finance world. He was named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” and EW's “Next Big Things in Comedy”. Miller’s voice stars in Disney’s Academy Award-winning animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his non-animated face and body from his roles in FOX’s big screen comic book adaptation of DEADPOOL, the highest grossing R-rated film of all time, 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, and Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, now in its third season, for which he received the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy. His podcast “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” on nerdist.com is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup artist, crisscrossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he’s also done shows in the U.K. and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico did not go well)). He has been performing his absurdist observational standup act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage. His hour-long Comedy Central standup special T.J. MILLER: NO REAL REASON and hip-hop/pop/folk music album “The Extended Play E.P.”, an E.P. with 41 tracks, and the ILLEGAL ART REMIXTAPE are all available now. He hosted Comedy Central’s MASH-UP, a mashup of standup, sketches and visualizations, and has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY more than most women his height. He got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and managers at electronics stores asking why he was late and smelled like gin. Miller has been in a number of major studio films including CLOVERFIELD, SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, EXTRACT, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, ROCK OF AGES, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, YOGI BEAR 3D (Ranger Jones, his greatest role to date), UNSTOPPABLE, and GET HIM TO THE GREEK. Miller also talks like an old drag queen after a hard night of chain smoking, and thus voiced the character Tuffnut in the Oscar-nominated animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He voices Robbie from GRAVITY FALLS on Disney, Tuffnut in the Netflix HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TV series, and GORBURGER, a very strange show you just have to google to understand. Upcoming films include OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, opposite Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston, and READY PLAYER ONE, directed by Steven Spielberg. He resides in Hollywood, California, where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world. He is a comedian.
Chris Sullivan - Tony
Chris Sullivan is best known for playing Tom Cleary on The Knick, directed by Steven Soderbergh and Toby on NBC's, This Is Us. He recently appeared in Imperium alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Morgan with Paul Giamatti and Kate Mara. In 2017 you can see him as Taserface in Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and Brendan Loomis in Live By Night directed by Ben Affleck.
Jamie Horton - Edelberg
Regional theatre: 23 seasons with the Denver Center Theatre Company (favorite roles include The Dresser, Orphans, Gross Indecency, A Flea in Her Ear, and The Clean House); Mark Taper Forum; Cleveland Play House (Cyrano); Curious Theatre Company, Denver (Trumbo: Red, White & Blacklisted); Northern Stage (Twelve Angry Men, Orwell in America, Our Town). Orwell in America will be moving to New York’s 59E59 Theaters in October 2016. Film/TV work includes Top of the World, John Cassavetes' Lovestreams, and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Screenwriting: St. Elsewhere, Top of the World, A Rumor of Angels (with Vanessa Redgrave). Since 2006, a faculty member at Dartmouth College. Mr. Horton was the recipient of a Fox Foundation Fellowship in 2003.