Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Meet The Cast and Crew Of "Hell's Bells"

As we draw near to completing the picture, it's time I formally introduced our cast and crew!

Jesse James Cowser plays 'Josef', our questing fool of the story. Jesse has been a few things (and called many more) but is best known locally as one of Crafton Hills College Theater's finest actors. He has appeared in a past No Budget Cinema production in progress, Greenspot Road, and is also soon to be a published children's book author. Jesse is on the staff of the historic Fox Theater in Redlands, California.

Eloisa Alaniz-Gomez is one of three returning actors from the original version of the film, previously titled 'The Treasure of Kukulcana' in which she plays the same character, 'Jacklyn', the somewhat errant sister of 'Josef'. She is Brazilian and Jaliscoan, bringing an international flavor to our picture, much like glamorous Latin American actresses of the Hollywood golden era. Eloisa has experience in Latin American TV, music and is also a photographer.

Joshua Einertson is new to No Budget Cinema and a welcome addition. He portrays the mysterious dark 'Fausto' who lures Josef and Jacklyn on the adventure of their lives. Joshua is a talented dancer and has appeared in stage productions at Crafton Hills College and in Inland Empire area drag extravaganzas and is a hair stylist for performers at The Menagerie. This is his first motion picture acting gig.

Raymond Howard is a familiar face to No Budget Cinema fans, as he has appeared in all productions so far. Ray is our go-to character actor for his extraordinarily 'realistic' look and his colorful presence. Ray is the drily hilarious psychic swami in Greenspot Road and he portrayed the original dark mysterious figure of the story in Treasure of Kukulcana, the role that evolved into 'Fausto'. In this film, Ray plays 'Donkey Shit Pete'.

Suzi Shields joins the cast as half of a pair of strange ladies who haunt our hero. She has appeared in a dance production at Crafton Hills and likely figured a movie was a good next step. Hopefully this movie counts!

 Michele McClelland is our newbie virgin! She hasn't done theater since playing Piggy #1 in a first grade production of "Three Little Pigs" -- Good thing for her she's in this movie! Michele plays one of our mysterious ladies in black and you will be impressed.

O'Donagh Haymes is a gem of a find for No Budget Cinema as she's so distractingly photogenic, which helps us endure everything else. We won't reveal her screen roles here because that might give away some of the story.

 Jeremy Kruizenga's reputation is widely known around Redlands, and in spite of that he is respected for his performances in various Lifehouse Theater productions including a rollicking turn as Captain Hook in Peter Pan. Jeremy is also a free-lance journalist for a local history publication. Hell's Bells marks Jeremy's first No Budget Cinema appearance, though he can be seen in an early pitch trailer for Lost Amazon Motion Pictures' Secret of the Amazon Queen.

Justin Kruizenga was originally to play the character that became 'Jackie' in Treasure of Kukulcana, with Jeremy as 'Joe'. Scheduling difficulties prevented that, but Justin's pretty face inspired us to just go ahead and make the character a girl in that film. Justin is otherwise a serious professional employed in the real world with a lovely and sensible dentist wife, a fine house and a wonderful dog. What a freak!

Bobby Harkins Jr is the third returning participant from the original version of this film. Bobby appears as a ghost in Treasure of Kukulcana. His other No Budget Cinema credits include the trailer Bad Dream being developed as a feature in which he will co-star with Ray Howard. His disturbing looks and weirdly large misshapen head earn him the cameo role of 'Quasimodo' in Hell's Bells.

Elizabeth Danciu is our main Production Assistant and Lighting Techie, always on hand to be an extra hand or two. She also serves as the main provider of photo stills from the set, proving invaluable as a production archive contributor!
Ry Bouttavong stars in the No Budget Cinema production in progress Greenspot Road and is the star of a show he created titled The Tranny Life on YouTube. Ry is a model with extraordinarily adaptable looks and helped develop some of the make-up designs in Hell's Bells. Ry appears briefly onscreen.
Maleina Malinskii also returns to No Budget Cinema after a supporting role in Greenspot Road. Maleina co-stars with Ry Bouttavong in The Tranny Life and will be seen in No Budget Cinema's upcoming never-before-announced (you read it here first!) feature length horror film, House of Ka. Maleina appears onscreen briefly in Hell's Bells.

Tammy Cardona is our make-up artist who created the looks of two essential characters in Hell's Bells. Tammy is well known in the indie film community of the greater Palm Springs desert communities and always a joy to work with!
Carina 'Cookie' Castro is our stand-in slate girl and production assistant, and a tasty pastry she is, indeed. Cookie braved Yucca Valley with us the day we saw the snake! A trooper!
Walter Bosley is the mastermind auteur founder of No Budget Cinema and Lost Amazon Motion Pictures. Walter writes and directs all No Budget Cinema and LAMP productions and is the executive producer. He has been a production assistant, including Vamp and Diet Coke; appeared in City Heat (blink twice and you'll miss it); was involved in various community and school theatrical productions from 1974 to 1981; placed in a screenwriting competition in Monterey in 1998; founded Lost Continent Library Publishing in 2002; is in development on Secret of the Amazon Queen for Barron Entertainment, based upon his novel; writes on alternative archeological topics, for which he has been published twice in World Explorer Magazine; often sits in as an informal 'co-host' with Greg Bishop of Radio Misterioso and has been interviewed on numerous other podcast radio shows -- and all this outside of his global travel and surviving brushes with danger in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Now that you know the cast and director, stay tuned for future updates on Hell's Bells as it nears completion of principal photography by the end of this month...

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