Christian McKay (Grant Pierce)
Christian McKay rose from relative obscurity to international acclaim after his riveting portrayal of Orson Welles in the 2009 film Me and Orson Welles.
A spitting image of the legendary filmmaker, McKay had previously staged a one-man show based on Welles' life before winning the career-making role in the Richard Linklater-directed film. As Welles, the British newcomer was charismatic, confident and displayed the sophistication of a seasoned actor. It may have taken just one film to accomplish it, but by 2010, when McKay starred in the comedy drama Mr. Nice, he had already earned his place amongst the fastest rising stars of the decade. Recent work includes roles in movies such as You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Rush, The Theory of Everything, Jekyll and Hyde (ITV), and Florence Foster Jenkins among many others.
AWARDS: BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor (Nominated); Austin Film Critics Association Breakthrough Artist Award (Won); Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Actor (Won 2nd Place); Utah Film Critics Association Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Won); San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor (Won) [MORE]
Andrea Deck (Chloe Fleury / Producer)
Andrea's film debut came with musical short In Love with a Nun which screened at the Cannes Film Festival, which she followed with parts in films such as Roland Joffé's The Lovers, Ridley Scott's The Counselor and Bernard Rose's The Devil's Violinist as the lead love interest to Paganini, opera singer Charlotte Watson.
She was recently seen in ITV's Mr Selfridge portraying silent film actress Mabel Normand. She was also the voice of Amanda Ripley in BAFTA-winning video game Alien: Isolation, which also stars Sigourney Weaver and the original cast of Ridley Scott's Alien. As part of Squadron 42, she joined Gary Oldman, Gillian Anderson, Mark Strong, Mark Hamill and more - an all star cast performing in the upcoming narrative of the breakthrough video game Star Citizen.
She is currently filming horror feature film Ghost Writer in Cornwall, England.
Andrea is a co-producer on Creditors.
Ben Cura (Freddie Lynch / Director / Writer / Producer)
Ben Cura is a British actor, director, writer and producer. He trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Ben made his film debut in British Indie Comes a Bright Day. He also appeared in Comedy Central's series Threesome, Bernard Rose’s feature The Devil's Violinist and Danny Boyle’s Trance. He made his West End debut playing Angel in the original cast of Jennifer Saunders' musical Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre in London’s West End. He was later cast as Seve Ballesteros in British film Dream On. He subsequently starred in the UK premiere of Geoffrey Nauffts' Tony-award winning play Next Fall at the Southwark Playhouse in London and was later cast as a recurring character in E!/Lionsgate series The Royals before starring in feature film White Island alongside Billy Zane, directed by Ben Turner.
He is next to be seen playing a recurring character in Hans Rosenfeldt’s new series Marcella, premiering April 2016 on ITV followed by a worldwide Netflix release.
Among other awards, his film adaptation of August Strindberg's play Creditors - both his directorial and script-writing debuts - has received gongs for Best Feature, Leading Actor, and Script/Writer after premiering at the Nordic International Film Festival in NYC on October 31st 2015.
Ben is also a producer on the film.
Tom Bateman (Michael Redmane)
Tom appeared in Jamie Lloyd’s revival of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi at the Old Vic alongside Eve Best after taking on the role of Claudio in the critically acclaimed production of Much Ado about Nothing at the Wyndhams Theatre in London. He has also appeared in Trevor Nunn’s production of Lion in Winter with Robert Lindsay as well as the the final season of BBC One’s long running spy drama Spooks. In 2013, Tom joined the cast of the historical fantasy drama series, Da Vinci’s Demons where he played Giuliano Medici. That same year, he landed the role of Danny Hillier in The Tunnel.
He later went on to play the role of Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (The Play) in London's West End. After ending a successful run in the theatre district, he started filming on ITV's new series Jekyll and Hyde as the eponymous hero Robert Jekyll, before beginning rehearsals with the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company for a double bill of The Winter's Tale and Harlequinade, which he is currently working on, and will be performing in London's West End.
Simon Callow (John Allen)
Simon Callow, CBE, is one of Britain's most beloved stage and film actors. Notable film appearances include Amadeus, Four Weddings and a Funeral, A Room with a View, as well as shows like Poirot, Doctor Who and many more. Notable recent acting work has included his performance as Count Fosco, the villain of Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, both in film and on stage; as Pozzo in Beckett's Waiting for Godot opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Sir Patrick Stewart and Ronald Pickup; and as the psychiatrist in Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Peter Shaffer's Equus. He later appeared in Matthew Hurt’s one-man play, The Man Jesus, at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast.
Simon has written acclaimed biographies of Charles Laughton and Orson Welles. He is currently at work on the third volume of his life of Welles. He followed up Being an Actor with Shooting the Actor, which tackles the subject of acting for the screen. My Life in Pieces, an alternative journalistic autobiography, incorporates some of his widely read journalism with memoir. He has also written several shorter books: Shakespeare on Love, Oscar Wilde and His Circle, Dickens' Christmas, and The Night of the Hunter. His most recent publication is his highly acclaimed 2012 biography of Dickens, Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World. In 2013, he appeared in his first work for the stage, Inside Wagner’s Head, at the Royal Opera House.
AWARDS: BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (2 Nominations); Golden Berlin Bear (Nominated); Screen Actors Guild Awards (Won); Laurence Olivier Award for Best Director (Won); UK Theatre Awards' Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre Award (Won) [MORE]
Annie Rowe (Casting Director)
Annie trained as an actress at the NYT and RADA before becoming a freelance Casting Assistant in 2007.
In 2009, she started casting independently and in 2011, Annie gained Probationary Membership of the Casting Directors’ Guild of Great Britain. Annie Rowe is also a Fellow of the RSA, and a member of BAFTA CREW 2015.
Casting credits include: Yellow Face (National Theatre); Breeders (St. James' Theatre); The Hotel Plays; Lords Of London (Feature Film).
Ben Hecking (Director of Photography)
Ben Hecking graduated from the NFTS (National Film and Television School) in London in 2012. Since then, he's worked as Director of Photography on a number of short films and feature films, including Edinburgh Film Festival Michael Powell Award 2014 Winner Hide and Seek, and British indie Hinterland, which is currently premiering at the 2014 Raindance Film Festival and nominated for the festival's Best British Film award.
AWARDS: East End Film Festival Accession Award for Cinematography (Nominated)
Teresa Font (Editor)
Teresa has been cutting features for the last 25 years. Her work has earned her recognition in Spanish and European cinema. Some of the most notorious films she's worked on include The Day of the Beast, Jamón Jamón, Perdita Durango, Mad Love, Mr. Nice, Maktub, Carmen and many more.
AWARDS: Goya Award for Best Editing (1 Win and 6 Nominations); CinEuphoria Awards (Nominated); Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain (Won).
Nina Aranda (Composer / Pianist)
At just 22 years of age and a classically trained pianist and composer, Nina has written several pieces for piano and string quartet that are being performed in concert in Madrid and around Spain by local and international chamber musicians. She scored several short form films before making her first foray into feature length work with Creditors.
Nicolas de Poulpiquet (Re-Recording Mixer)
Hailing from his native France, Nicolas has worked on some of the most recent and most important European films such as Alatriste, The Oxford Murders, The Last Circus, Autómata, and Witching and Bitching for which he won 2014's Goya for Best Sound.
AWARDS: Goya Award for Best Sound (Won).
José Vinader (Music Mixer)
Over the last 20 years, José has worked on some of the most important European films made to date. His credits include: The Machinist, Open Your Eyes, Sexy Beast and many more.
AWARDS: Goya Award for Best Sound (1 Win and 1 Nomination)
Ben Cura (Producer)
Andrea Deck (Producer)
R. Long (Executive Producer)
C. Long (Executive Producer)
José Cura (Executive Producer)
Silvia Ibarra (Executive Producer)
Larry J. Deck (Executive Producer)
Pat Deck (Executive Producer)
This film was made possible
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Randolph L. Long
Craig Michael Loftus
David and Francisco Salazar
Juanpedro David Salazar
Mrs. Judith Plummer
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