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THE PLAYERS

 Amanda McEwan
'Emily'
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Amanda McEwan was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and now lives as an actor and writer in Vancouver, BC. Amanda attended the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in both Theatre and Psychology. Though she began her acting career in the theatre, Amanda has thrived after transitioning to film. Amanda is passionate about telling character-driven stories tinged with her unique sense of humor both in front of and behind the camera. Her screenwriting work has taken her across the continent with her project “Touch” being featured in multiple film festivals.In addition to writing and acting, Amanda is highly skilled at untangling jewelry and getting people out of the house at the end of a party.Amanda’s recent acting work can be seenon Quibi’s When the Streetlights Go On, the romantic TV-movie “Love and Chocolate”, ABC’s A Million Little Things, and NBC’s Debris. Next, Amanda takes the leadrole in the upcoming comedy feature film “Outrunners”

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Matthew Graham was born in Cold Lake Alberta into an army family that meant  years of moving across Canada. The family settled in Victoria BC where  Matthews love for acting began. He studied musical theatre and dance in high  school and was also very active in sports achieving a provincial championship in  rowing. 

Matt continued in education at Simon Fraser University. Initially focusing on a  degree in Technical Theatre in lighting design, he then majored in Acting, earning  his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance in 2007. After university he continued  performing in musical theatre in the roles of Evil Ed in the Vancouver premier of  “Evil Dead the Musical” and King Marchand in “Victor Victoria” acting alongside  Canadian theatre legend Jeff Hyslop. It was during this period while also  performing in short films, Matt discovered his love for film acting.  

Matthew has been focusing on film, television and commercial work for the better  part of a decade, and can most recently be seen on television series such as  “Batwoman”, “Supernatural”,“Riverdale” and numerous Lifetime and Hallmark  movies. And Matthew can be seen as the loveable lead Todd in the upcoming  comedy adventure film “Outrunners”. 

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Dan Payne
'Sniper Blaine'
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Dan Payne is a familiar face on television and in film. In the spring of 2021, he starred in the movie Her Husband’s Secret Life.  Popular with his fan base are his roles in the three Disney’s Descendants movies(reprising The Beast) and his turn as misunderstood villain King Shark in CW’s The Flash.  Other notable recent credits include his Leo Award nominated performance as a recurring guest star in Disney XD’s Mech X-4, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, starring in the feature thrillerDevil in the Dark, guest starring in Freeform’s Dead of Summer and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.  Dan starred in the features Stanger in The House, Lover’s Leap, Cradle of Lies and recurred on Hallmark’s popular series The Good Witch.  He also starred in two Hallmark movies: alongside Nicolette Sheridan in I’m Yours and opposite Jenny Garth in A Time to Dance, for which he won a Leo Award. In 2020, Dan was a supporting lead in the Hallmark movie Matchmaker Mysteries: A Fatal Romance as murder suspect and love interest to Danica McKellar.

 

Some other feature credits include leading roles in Lifetime’s The Secret Lives of Second Wives and he was nominated for a Leo Award for his leading role in Hallmark’s A Christmas Miracle.  He was thrilled to play alongside film legend Faye Dunaway in Hallmark’s A Family Thanksgiving.  Dan’s big screen credits include starring as the villain in the comedy feature No Clue, John Tucker Must Die, directed by Betty Thomas, the Warner Brothers feature Watchmen, directed by Zach Schneider, the indie film Mulligans(Leo Award Nomination, Best Lead Actor)) plus two Muppet movies: A Very Muppet Christmas and The Muppets Wizard of Oz.

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Roberto Gutierrez
'Sniper Carlos'
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Roberto Lanzas was born and raised in Richmond, Canada, and delved into the world of Acting for the very first time when at the age of 17, he played Don Armado in a production of Shakespeare's Loves Labour's Lost. From that moment on, he knew he needed to pursue this as a career, and while he had continued to work on stage, he wanted to expand into acting for Film, Stunts, and Voice Over work as well. This in turn resulted in Roberto enrolling himself at the New Image College 2 year Acting Conservatory Program, where he was trained by veterans such as Phil Granger, John Emmet Tracy, and Eugene Lipinski. Having over 50 credits on his resume, Roberto has been doing everything he can to widen his gaze and keep himself busy and learning in order to continue working on his craft.

 

Despite there being a pandemic, he has been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to book work. Some of his bookings Includes a Star Wars anthology spin-off series by Transmute Pictures called Tales of the 501st: Checkpoint, as well as this wild ride of a feature film, Outrunners, where he got to hunt along side actor Dan Payne! Can’t wait for you all to enjoy their dynamic and chaotic duo!

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