Dreamotion Studios and Broken Flames Productions are proud and ecstatic to announce; Cian Lorcan has been cast in the role of 'Delvin O'Doherty' on the 'Once Upon a Riot' film project. He made it crystal clear how passionate he was about the story, character and project throughout his audition journey, which included outstanding solo and collaborative performances. Cian immediately displayed a desire to learn as much as he could about the story, perhaps even relating to certain aspects, and he made sure to ask questions in order to develop his portrayal of the character as he progressed with call-backs. Cian is, without a doubt, an incredibly talented actor. But he's also a genuine and delightful person, who befriended our visiting American actor and showed him around London during the cast meetings. Cian is absolutely an actor you want to be around and work with. And we are honored he has joined the cast.
Congratulations and welcome to the cast, Cian! You have already embodied the essence of the character within your acting soul, and we are excited to see you develop it further.
We are sincerely thrilled to have you onboard,
Paul James, Connie Jo, Ella and Maya.
We would also like to thank all the talented actors who submitted and auditioned for this role. We saw some incredible portrayals of the character, which were entertaining and captivating in their own right. Thank you!
Cian Lorcan Official Bio:
Cian Lorcan trained classically in Ireland before doing two National Tours of Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) and The Merchant of Venice (Bassanio) with one of Irelands leading Shakespeare companies Cyclone Rep.
Cian proceeded to delve further into the techniques and methods of acting and decided to move to Los Angeles to train in the Stella Adler Academy of Theatre and acting, following in the direction of actor such as Robert De Niro, Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro and Mark Ruffalo to name a few.
Credits include; Romeo and Juliet- Romeo (Theatre), The Crucible – John Proctor (Theatre), Middletown John Dodge (Theatre), A Dying Dish – Rick Hamley (Short Film) Werewolf Santa – Rupert (Feature Film), The Krampus Calendar – Charlie (Feature Film).
Dreamotion Studios and Broken Flames Productions are proud and delighted to announce; Alexandra Finnie has been cast in the role of 'Zoe Carnell' on the 'Once Upon a Riot' film project. Alex is an incredible actor, with superior emotional range and exceptional timing. Additionally, the instantaneous chemistry she established with her now co-star (Joshua Lewis) during the audition process delivered one of the most moving performances you could possibly hope for. She has been sensational from our very first encounter, making the long journey from Scotland to London multiple times in order to audition and meet the cast, which included braving one of the worst wind storms in UK history. Alex is a splendid person and a brilliant actor and we cannot wait to begin working with her.
Congratulations and welcome to the cast, Alexandra! We look forward to supporting you as you continue to make the character of 'Zoe Carnell' your own.
With sincere appreciation and joy,
Paul James, Connie Jo, Ella and Maya.
We would also like to thank all the wonderful and amazing actors who submitted and auditioned for this role. Your collective talent ensured the audition and casting process on this film was of the highest quality, and we truly wish we had roles for you all. Thank you!
Alexandra Finnie Official Bio:
Alexandra states; “Acting is my passion, something I find true joy in. There is fun and laughter in the art form, but it can have a marvelous impact on others. The fact I can touch people’s hearts through a character I play, gives me purpose.”
Alexandra is a 21 year old actress from Glasgow, Scotland. She began training in 2016 at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on their short courses programme, before successfully auditioning for the Junior Acting Programme, where she trained for 2 years. During this period, she portrayed Suzie Laing in the 2017 Biopic, ‘Mad to be Normal’ starring David Tennant as R.D. Laing. In 2018, Alexandra was featured in the BBC mini series ‘Ordeal by Innocence’ as Young Kirsten and she was also featured in the 2020 film ‘Our Ladies’ directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Alexandra is a member of the National Youth Theatre after completing the 2019 summer intake course. Alexandra took part in the National Youth Film Academy’s Set Ready course, where she portrayed 'Alexis' in the 2020 short film 'In-sight'. It was for this film that Alexandra won 'Best Supporting Actress in a Short Film' at Fusion North Europe International Film Festival. Most recently, Alexandra wrapped filming on Season 7 of ITV’s 'Shetland'.
Dreamotion Studios and Broken Flames Productions are proud and excited to announce; Joshua Lewis has been cast in the role of 'Jack Castle' on the 'Once Upon a Riot' film project. Following an extensive and meticulous audition process, including 4 trips to London, England to secure our UK cast, we selected Joshua for a variety of reasons. It was clear from the initial audition (where miked actors 'perform' sides with each other in front of the camera instead of simply reading lines), Joshua possessed the gift of natural acting ability and raw talent. And the illustration of exceptional talent continued throughout the call-back process, where Joshua ultimately delivered an incredibly powerful and emotional performance with his eventual co-star (more on that soon). Additionally, Joshua's positive attitude and love for the project exposed a truly likeable personality, which has absolutely captivated us all.
Congratulations Joshua! You have absolutely earned the right to be cast in this riveting film, and we are very excited to see you in action as 'Jack Castle'.
Sincerely and with the happiest of hearts,
Paul James, Connie Jo, Ella and Maya.
We would also like to take a moment to praise all the wonderful and amazing actors who submitted and auditioned for this role. Once again, we feel incredibly fortunate to have been in the enviable position to see so many talented actors during the audition process. We wish we had roles for you all but hope to work with you in the future. Thank you!
Joshua Lewis Official Bio:
Joshua Lewis spent his youth attending Jackie Palmer Stage School, which has taught the likes of Eddie Redmayne and James Corden, landing his first supporting role on the ITV series Foyle’s War at the age of 10. Joshua further continued his training at Identity School of Acting in London. Joshua’s credits also include 'What Happened to Evie'; which won 'Best Film Directed by a Female' in Cannes Festival Short Film Corner, New York Film Festival finalist - 'Adolescence' under the direction of Zeb Daemen, and verbatim piece 'Fox Hunting' at the Courtyard Theatre, which received multiple 5 star reviews throughout its run.
See 'From Under The Bridge' at the 'Believe Psychology Film Festival' and be entered to win the chance to be a paid extra on the new film (Once Upon a Riot)...
See the screening of 'From Under The Bridge: When Bullies Become Trolls' at the 'Believe Psychology Film Festival' on Sunday, May 22nd at 3 pm... and win the chance to be a paid 'featured' extra (on camera) on our new film, 'Once Upon a Riot'!
How to enter: Simply buy a ticket here (block 'F' screening - May 22nd, 3pm)... come to the screening (Skiptown Playhouse, 665 North Heliotrope Drive, Los Angeles, California 90004)... post a picture from the event on social media... and tag @pauljamesmovies on Instagram (or email your name and picture to email@example.com) before midnight on May 23rd, 2022 (PST).
Good luck and maybe we will see you on set!
(Must be 18 or older. The drawing will take place on Thursday, May 25th, 2022. The winner will receive an offer to appear in the scene, including an official credit on IMDb. The scene is scheduled to film on July 6th, 2022 in Los Angeles - the winner is responsible for making the 'call-time'... being on-set, on-time. If the winner cannot attend the filming for any reason, the opportunity will be passed on to a runner-up. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org)
'From Under The Bridge: When Bullies Become Trolls' screened at the 'Bute Street Festival' on April 9th, 2022 at The Hat Factory (Luton, England) and won a 'BEST SHORT FILM' award. This is especially important to Paul James (writer/director) and Lorraine Ely (costume design)... who were both born and raised in Luton. The costumes are based on Paul's high school uniform (Lealands).
'From Under The Bridge' screens at the Bute Street Festival (click for tickets) in Luton, England on Saturday April 9th at 12 pm. The film opens the programming schedule on the closing day of the festival. Making the trip from California to attend are; Award-winning writer/Director - Paul James and award-winning actor - Luc Clopton ('Kyle' in 'From Under The Bridge' and 'Justin' in the new film project, '1992'). Sincere thanks, appreciation and respect to the Bute Street Festival team for selecting our film to participate in their festival.
Paul James and Ella Greenwood are invited to Pinewood Studios (London, UK) and talk with the Claire Richardson and the Global Lift-Off team about new projects, the film industry, careers, 'From Under The Bridge' and winning 'Best Short Film' and more...
Dreamotion Studios kicked off the new feature film development in London, England with co-producer Broken Flames Productions (Ella Greenwood and Maya Bartley O'Dea). 12 actor groups (female and male) read the 2 sets of screenplay sides provided by writer/director, Paul James Houghton. Capturing test reads allow the producers to review talent, while confirming script dialogue, emotions, flow and other essential early development aspects. This is just one example of the many excellent reads (performed by Cian Lorcan and Archie Griffiths).
The Dreamotion Studios team (including a cinematographer) return to London, England on January 25th, 2022 to reunite with Broken Flames and continue with development.