So it is with geektastic pleasure that I can now announce the names of the lead characters in Jen and Sylvia Soska's new movie, American Mary!
American Mary is the story of medical student, Mary Mason as she becomes increasingly broke and disenchanted with the surgical world she once admired. The allure of easy money sends Mary into the world of underground surgeries, which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called 'freakish' clientele.
Now I've always known Jen and Sylvia to be massive X Philes, and coming from Vancouver, that's all the cooler to be honest. Now that the cast has been announced, and I've had time to stalk all their resume's...I have realised just how much X Files talent is going to be in this movie! Soooooooo, without further adu.......
Katherine Isabelle as Mary Mason
Katherine Isabelle is the daughter of X Files Art Director Graeme Murray who worked on The X Files for a number of years. Not content with just having a totally rad~core X Files Dad, Kate went on to appear in the episode Schizogeny as Lisa Baiocchi. (Pictured below)
In the Horror~verse Katherine Isabelle is mostly known as her amazing role as Ginger in the Ginger Snaps trilogy. A role that, especially in the first one, is well worth being remembered for! This is one of my favourite werewolf movies and one that I have been a fan of since day one! And like American Mary, it's a movie that is filled to the brim with X Files stars and geekery! :) Katherine has also spent some time playing hide and seek with the one and only Freddy Kreugar in Freddy vs Jason and also starred in one of my favourite sleeper horrors, Disturbing Behaviour! She has also appeared in a number of cult hit sci-fi shows such as Stargate SG-1, John Doe, Supernatural, The Outer Limits, Endgame and Smallville.
Paula Lindberg as Ruby RealGirl
The lovely Paula Lindberg started out doing voice work for Anime series including Starship Operators, Elemental Gelade and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 before moving on to guest roles on shows such as Fringe and a recurring part on A Town Called Eureka...as well as small parts in a variety of movies. Paula is also the only member of this new cast that was actually part of the teaser for American Mary as well, as can be seen below. :)
Antonio Cupo as Billy Barker
Antonio Cupo has been acting since 2000 when he started out doing guest spots on TV shows. Like the majority of the rest of the cast, he has done a number of sci-fi show guest spots. These have included Dark Angel and Andromeda as well other shows such as The L Word, Special Unit 2, The Sausage Factory and a number of Italian shows and movies as well. Movies have included Elegy, Smile, Love Notes, and more recently Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story.
Horror nerds will probably pick up on the fact that Billy's last name is Barker, a nod of course to one of Jen and Sylvia's favourite director's, Mr Clive Barker! When casting, the girls had to make sure that the actor they cast would do their favourite director justice...and that dreamy was a must! On hearing that during the audition, Antonio melted the entire room, I think the girls are most definitely going to do their favourite dreamy director proud. And speaking of Clive Barker, he has been incredibly supportive of the girls and is really excited about this film. When you've got the creator of ye olde Pinhead on board, you know you must be doing something right! :)
David Lovgren as Dr Grant
David has been working in movies and TV since 1987 when he started out with a role in an episode of 21 Jump Street. He has appeared in episodes of Red Dwarf, The Outer Limits, The L Word, Supernatural, Masters of Horror, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Smallville, Andromeda and many more. Including The X Files. :)
He appeared as the clone Kurt Crawford in the episode Memento Mori. Seen below with the lovely Agent Mulder! <3
Twan Holliday as Lance Delgreggo
Twan Holiday is a metal loving actor, stunt man, singer, song writer, bass player and pro-wrestler...a wonderful combination of talents if ever I heard one! Movie wise, the thing that stood out for me about Twan was him being a stunt man on Marcus Nispel's Pathfinder! Starring the one and only Karl Urban! *insert MAJOR LoTR geek~gasm*
Tristan Risk as Beatress Johnson
Tristan is a burlesque dancer who performs with Vancouver based Sweet Soul Burlesque. Tristan has the horror Darkest Hour and the horror short Crazy Dracula Spring Break Weekend already under her belt. Add to that American Mary and Tristan is starting to make a name for herself in the horror world, on top of already being popular in the burlesque one. :)
Shooting starts in 10 days time...in the meantime however, please take a peek at the ever so delicious teaser trailer...starring Sylvia Soska in the role of Mary Mason, who shall be played by Katherine Isabelle in the movie.