Hope Raymond was a committed theater person until she was given a chance to work with Scott and Hannah, at which point she jumped at the opportunity to make film-art with her friends. She has been so delighted to get to work on a story that a whole team of people have believed so deeply in, including herself. Working with these people has been the education and experience of a lifetime. She thanks the leadership on "X" for allowing her to have been a part of this, and she thanks you for your interest in the movie. We hope you enjoy!
as Stella Marie
Eliza Boivin is a Bay Area based actor, singer, model, writer and foodie originally born in The Philippines but considers The Bay to be her home away from home. One of her favorite memories as a child was going to the movies with her parents every weekend and watching classic films. John Wayne and Elizabeth Taylor films were a staple within her household. It wasn’t until she discovered acting at 16 she knew she had found what she wanted to do, although it took her a few years of uncertainty as well as a communications degree from San Francisco State to finally decide to pursue it. Nonetheless, she finally feels like she is on the right track. For Eliza, acting isn’t just about storytelling, it’s about the exploration of human behavior and emotions and how we use them to communicate and connect with each other. People are strange and she thinks that is worth exploring. Her greatest fears include wild turkeys, writing bios (you’re welcome) and not seeing equal representation and diversity in Hollywood within her lifetime. Eliza is presently acting on stages across the Bay Area and currently lives in Oakland, CA.
Brian Smick has recently been seen in such pieces of theatre as Black River Falls (Performers Under Stress) and Putas Asesinas (Third Cloud from the Left). This summer he will be performing in the immersive narrative weekend adventure The Headlands Gamble (First Person Travel). To pay the bills he has been working with The San Francisco Dungeon for the past three years as an actor and trainer. This is where he met Hannah and came to be cast in X. He is thrilled to be staring in his second feature, his first being Jesus: The Desire of Ages.
Zachary Cowan was born and raised in Oceanside California. He began acting at the age of 13 through inter-school plays and theatre classes. At age 18 Zachary moved to San Francisco where he studied theatre and international business, eventually earning his B.S in International Business and minor in Theatrical Arts. Staying in the Bay area after his studies, Zachary began working in different industries of the private sector, notably e-commerce and qualitative market research. In September 2017 he decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career full time. Zachary resides in Los Angeles, working in television, film, and theatre.
as Lynda Rue
Sioux City, Iowa, BFA Drake University and O’Neill Theatre (NTI), Waterford, CT. In Chicago, toured prisons with Geese Theater Co., then worked with American Blues, Chicago Shakespeare, City Lit, Organic Lab, Famous Door (Shrapnel In The Heart, Jeff award nominated ensemble), Next Lab, Pegasus, Blind Parrot Productions (Lovers & Keepers and Oedipus Requiem, Jeff citation original music, original cast album),Trap Door (Orpheus Descending),played Alma in Summer and Smoke, one season with Lira Singers (Polish folk), and many more including educational tours. Co-founded Bright Arrow Theatre (plays by & about women). Minor commercial (MTV movie awards, United Airlines) and industrial work, student films (Northwestern), and supporting role in indie flick Pancake Opera (Redbeard Films). Art model ten plus years at School of the Art Institute, American Academy and greater Chicago. A year teaching severely Behavior Disordered, Emotionally Disturbed, Learning Disabled inner city teens at a private high school led her to write Failure 2 Communicate, produced in San Francisco by Performers Under Stress (PUS) Theatre. Company member and Managing Director of Performers Under Stress,1990’s-present. In SF, acted in and costumed plays with PUS (Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Beckett’s Footfalls, Rockabye and Not I, Megan Cohen’s How To Love, Elvis the King in Ghost Train Coming, etc.),Collected Works (Arthur the Executioner in The Balcony), No Nude Men, Boxcar, Shotgun (Our Town), Pianofight (Lear in King Lear), Exit Theatre, Custom Made (2017 BATCC nominee best supporting,How I Learned To Drive), readings with Central Works and Olympian Festivals, and more. Upcoming: NYC tour with women's a capella chorus Conspiracy of Venus, and Left Hand Theatre’s Spring Awakening. Qualified instructor, Integral yoga hatha, self taught pianist, composer/lyricist and mother.