Born on Homestead Air Force Base, Florida, Russell spent his early years as a military brat. He became a father at age 17, passing up a theatre scholarship to join the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. In 2003 they packed up a big yellow truck and along with his daughter and two grandchildren headed for the Pacific Northwest, luckily missing Hurricane Katrina! Recent appearances include “Grimm” and “Leverage” – as well as being cast as a series regular in the upcoming SyFy Channel zombie series “Z Nation“.
Working in the film industry since 2003, Richard’s notable works include Katana (2009), staring Yuji Okumoto (Karate Kid 2, Pearl Harbor), Ned Luke (Grand Theft Auto V), and John Koyama (Breaking Bad, The Last Samurai) as well as GodMachine (2012), starring Robert Leeshock and Von Flores of Earth:Final Conflict. Richard’s resume also includes corporate and industrial work for clients such as Microsoft, the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Perkins Coie, the American Cancer Society, and many others.
Richard developed the Star Leaf universe and story after dealing with his youngest brother’s PTSD upon return from the Iraq war, as well as his own personal experiences with cancer and other childhood traumas.
Robert Leeshock, Executive Producer of STAR LEAF, started his successful career as an actor appearing regularly on BEVERLY HILLS: 90210, NY Daytime Dramas, and character portrayals on LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. He played Liam Kincaid on Gene Roddenberry’s EARTH:FINAL CONFLIC, an experience that gave him the producer’s perspective necessary to create his own brand of sci-fi with Richard Cranor. Their unwavering commitment to creating the best in compelling original content makes Titan Sky Entertainment a leader in emerging, innovative cinema.
Hugh’s work on both sides of the camera has encompassed many formats and a variety of positions, including an Award Winning short film he wrote and directed called, “Data Rapture”.
Hugh has also appeared in Award Winning Short Films and Features that have been played around the world.
Kiki is an actress, writer, producer with ten years of experience in the film industry. Currently based in Hong Kong and United States – Kiki’s films include “SPL 2 A Time For Consequences” starring Tony Jaa and Simon Yam and “Triumph in the Sky” directed by Wilson Yip (Yip Man). Kiki is also the co-host of “Asian Voices”, an arts and entertainment television show based in southern California.
From an early age, Julian knew that he wanted to act. However, it wasn’t until he underwent an immense life change at the age of 24 that he would be inspired to truly follow his dreams. Landing small roles in commercials and independent films gave Julian the experience he needed in front of the camera to know that this was his calling. His natural comfort in front of the lens helped him to score a role in the movie “21 and Over,” written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, of “The Hangover.” He will be attending The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in January 2012 where he will study film and television acting.
Tyler Trerise attended the Cornish College of the Arts and is now a stand up comedian in Seattle. He starred in 2012 film “Fat Kid Rules the World” alongside Julian Gavilanes and Russell Hodgkinson.