Michael Ridley's interest in film, both in performing and writing, began at a young age, having since participated in numerous films including the indie drama Good Kids(2016) directed by Douglas Rowland II, and the blockbuster Jurassic World(2015), executive produced by Steven Spielberg. He has also ventured into several stage productions, earning an Irene Ryan Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by An Actor for his portrayal of Chris Keller in Merely Players' production of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" in late 2014.
Scott K. Leslie Graduated from CU Boulder with a BFA in Performing arts in 2012.
He is known for his work on A.W.O.L. (2015), The Wolves (2014) and Birdwatchers (2013).
Scott played the role of Frank in AWOL. Probably the most challenging role in the film. Scott can go from being such a gentle soft well spoken man one second to playing a psycho path within moments and the way he plays it you know there are lots of things going through not Scott's mind but Frank's. He also served as our stunt/fight choreographer and was the best we have had the oppertunity to work with.
Scott K Leslie
Matt Block is an American Film and Television Actor and Model. He was born in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. His mother is of French, Cherokee Native American, Black, and Arabic decent. His father is of Irish and English decent.
Matt Block came to us last second. I didn't know what to expect since I hadn't gotten to do any proper casting with him. So when I posted on Facebook who was cast and got plenty of Matt fan mail and people asking how we were able to get Matt Block I knew we had gotten lucky in casting. Plus I have come to find out that everyone in Colorado seems to know who he is.
JT Taylor came to casting with no prior experience . We were worried when he walked in that he was going to have a great look but not be able to act. We were wrong, by the time he read his first set of lines he had the part even if he didn't know it. When we were on set in the action scenes Andy Painter couldnt contain himself. He kept saying "this guy is going to be in action movies" JT embodied the role of Mike better than we could have asked for.
Tyler Duffus played the role of Tim and was a Co-Producer of the film as well as our audio engineer. Tyler had acted in only one other film before this film. Tyler had a lot of pressure playing the role of Tim with the intensity of some of the emotions his character has in the film, but Tyler took the challenge and nailed it.
Douglas Rowland II is the writer, Director, Cinematographer, Producer of AWOL. Doug started his film career in Florida and attended Full Sail University. He started off doing solely Cinematography and then began directing small projects like music videos and short films. After fighting it for long enough Doug decided to work with not only the cameras but the actors as well. AWOL is his first leap into directing big projects.
Douglas Rowland II
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