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Kearsten Johansson as Maryssa

Kearsten Johansson grew up in a small Irish town; Erin, Ontario. It was in this small town she discovered her passion for performing. Throughout High School, the theatre quickly came to feel like home as Kearsten got involved in school plays, Shakespeare contests and short film festivals. During these years of development and exploration as an artist, she made a vow that no matter where life led her, she'd keep the stage beneath her feet. In Toronto, Kearsten trained at Toronto Film School, Second City, Armstrong Acting Studios & Sophie Ann Rooney Workshops. She has now been acting for over six hears and renews her vow each time she signs on for another project. Kearsten is thrilled to have this opportunity to join the Beyond Hell cast as Maryssa and wants to thank everyone involved for their continuous support and hard work.

Sebastian Deery as Jake

Sebastian Deery is a self described "working class actor" and former pro-musician, with a powerful online following; primarily gained from his appointed status as "The Unofficial Resident Actor" of viral image sharing site Imgur.com where his stories of his working life have amassed over 6 million views and forced him into overnight internet fame.

Born in the UK, his work as a leading man and supporting actor in Canadian film and television has been seen at countless festivals including; Cannes, TIFF, Sundance and he has won awards at festivals such as; Lorcano, Clermont Ferrand and Vancouver International Film Festival. He has also appeared in over 30 music videos for artists such as; Fall Out Boy, Billy Talent, The Weeknd, and Ed Sheeran. He is known for usually playing sexually charged romantic leads, and every-day villains.

Beyond Hell will be the first of three feature films in a leading role he is scheduled to shoot this year.

Gavin Downes as Belial

Gavin Downes is an actor, writer and producer from Toronto, Ontario. He was born in Richmondhill Ontario on August 8th 1980 and grew up in Toronto. Most recently Gavin landed a small role in one of the most anticipated films of 2016, David Ayer's "Suicide Squad" which is set for an August 2016 release. Gavin has also written, produced and acted in several award winning short films, one music video, and was the lead in a major play entitled "365 Days" which won him praise in the industry. Now Gavin is about to become the lead villain in a feature horror film franchise called "Beyond Hell". Gavin could not be more excited to co-produce this film and work with one of his closest friends, Alan Murray, who is the writer/creator, producer and director of the film. Big things are in the works for these young film makers and Gavin is ready to embrace it.

Natalie Jane as Brook

Natalie Jane grew up in Burlington, Ontario. Ever since she can remember she has wanted to entertain people. She found inspiration in everything and anything that involved acting and filmmaking. Natalie has been training for two years but only began acting professionally one year ago. She is currently studying Journalism at Carleton University, and she is also a student at the Alza Acting Studio and the Dynamic Acting Studio. Natalie has also studied improve at Second City.

Chris Kapeleris as Tyson

Chris Kapeleris grew up in Mississauga, Ontario. He was inspired to become an actor when at a very young age, his love for film flourished as he watched a variety of movies. He has been professionally pursuing acting for a year and a half now.

Chris attended Toronto Film School and participated in front and behind the camera. He also attended an intensive in LA, trained at Armstrong Studios for a variety of months and attended drop-in improve at Second City.

Dominique Smith as Heather

Dominique Smith was born in London, Ontario and has lived in St. Lucia, Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. She aspired to be an actor from a very young age and remembers wanting to be all the different characters in the films she loved, like a private investigator, or a gymnast. As she grew up she realized that these were just some of the roles she wanted to play. It wasn't until High School that she realized she could be an actor as a profession.

Dominique has been constantly entertaining family and friends since she can remember, she was in her first play when she was only seven years old.

In High School, Dominique took an advanced drama program at Victoria School of the Arts. She took the three week and six week advanced acting program at the New York Film Academy in LA. Later, she attended York University for the theatre acting program and is now currently training at the Toronto Film School in acting for film and television. She has also attended several acting and improve workshops in New York.

Dominique has a background in dance, horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, and is able to solve a rubrik's cube in under a minute and a half.

Sean Rey as Seth

Sean Rey grew up in Windsor, Ontario. He began his dream of becoming an actor when watching Al Pacino in "Scarface" and "The Godfather" when he was thirteen. Sean started training with acting coach and actor, Jason Gale, in 2012. Since then Sean has worked on numerous short films and will appear in Hemlock Grove, Season 3, Episode 2.

Sean has suffered from a stammer since he was able to speak as a child, but through years of therapy he has learned to live with his condition. Although nothing helps more than acting. To him, being in a scene has a sense of liberation.

Jonathan Robbins as Mr. Haddock

Jonathan Robbins spent most of his life in Toronto, Ontario. He grew up in the Beaches neighborhood and spent a couple of years when he was young in Horseshoe Bay BC, where he collected pop cans by the ferry terminal and brought them in to reap the deposits; his first job, so to speak.

Jonathan saw Robin Williams in "Good Morning Vietnam" and knew he wanted to act. It took until his second year of University to fathom that being an actor was actually a profession he could choose. As it happens, it kind of chose him, and his first acting job was with Robin Williams as a student in his "Good Will Hunting" classroom.

Jonathan has been acting as long as Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. He was a member of ACTRA for a while, and was doing a lot of commercials. He was losing interest in acting, without realizing it was because he wasn't doing interesting roles in films anymore. So he took up directing and writing and left acting behind. After he quit ACTRA and went non-union again, his career took off and he was reminded why he loved acting in the first place. Power to the artist.

Jonathan went to the University of Toronto for theatre, though his most useful training has been through Jock MacDonald, who teaches an intuitive mastery technique and really pulled the carpet out from under him.

Jonathan is actively involved in the web community, as Executive Director of the IAWTV Awards and creator and star of multiple web series. He has been a panelist at places such as San Diego Comicon, Marseille Webfest and various colleges.

Shahrad Fredotti as the Orderly

Shahrad Fredotti grew up in Tehran, Iran. He moved out of the country on his own when he was seventeen, lived and studied in England for almost six years, and then moved to Canada in 2007. He has lived in over twenty-five houses, and counting. Shahrad was inspired to become an actor because the greatest films have always touched his soul, and the biggest starts on TV and cinema.

Shahrad has been acting on and off for the past ten years, and is now focusing more on it. Most of Shahrad's training and certificates are in Opera, Vocal and Musical studies, however he started working with great acting coaches a few months ago.

Shahrad lives his life following this motto: If you can dream it, you can achieve it. Now, the ball is in your court, what are you going to do about it?

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Richard Collier as Detective Ryerson

 

Richard Collier grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. He was inspired to become an actor because of his love for Roger Corman drive-in style movies, Hammer horror films and bad science fiction movies. Richard began acting in local theatre around 1978 where he did some standard plays; Marty, Arsenic and Old Lace, and Fiddler on the Roof. He couldn't sing, but he could talk real loud. Richard went to York University for Acting and Film Production. He dropped out in his second year and took a more practical approach. He began working; Background, Locations, Props, Set Designer, Practical FX, Production Assistant, Runner, Transport, and even Gun Wrangler. He had great opportunities to observe other actors- all the while taking part time classes and auditioning.

Richard Collier is also a martial artist- Richard presently holds a 2nd Degree black belt in Yoshinkan Aikido, 1st degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and was previously the head Aikido instructor at the University of Toronto - Heart House.