Seventh Star Studios Announces Adam Atherton for Role of Janislav in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Adam Atherton as Janislav in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Adam will portray Janislav, a wealthy man who is part of a larger group of captives swept up by brigands intent on selling them into slavery.  When a mercenary band led by the heroine Rayden Valkyrie catches up to the brigands, the freedom of Janislav and the others hangs in the balance.

The world Janislav inhabits is featured in Stephen Zimmer’s sword and sorcery novel Heart of a Lion. The story in the TV pilot is not an adaptation of the novel, but rather an original storyline envisioned to be the foundation for a series of episodes filled with the adventures of Rayden’s war band.

“Adam is the kind of actor who can do all kinds of roles,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “From his look, to his delivery, to his ability to do stunts and fight scenes, Adam has the skills to portray many kinds of characters.  We are thrilled to have Adam aboard with us in our ensemble cast!”

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart is scheduled for production late spring on locations in Kentucky and represents the first visual media project for Seventh Star Studios, a division of Seventh Star Press, a publisher of speculative fiction based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

About Adam:  Performing has always been an interest and passion of Adam Atherton.

He began performing at the age of 7 and has continued working with creative arts throughout various points in his life.

Adam partook in theatrical courses that were offered for 12 weeks during the summer months for 4 consecutive years (ages 9-12). He then performed at various levels of stage plays throughout middle and high school, but his education and practice of performing came when he began wrestling and was signed by Vince McMahon and the WWE. From there Adam was able to hone his craft and really immerse into the art of storytelling.

After WWE, he took several years off to be a supportive and loving father to two little girls. He has picked up acting again, and since last fall have acted in numerous films and have several more lined up over the next year.

 

To follow the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV pilot on Twitter and Facebook, use these links:
Twitter: @RaydenValkyrie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/raydenvalkyrie

Seventh Star Studios Announces Larry Alan Vires as Thorvald in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Larry Alan Vires as Thorvald in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Larry will portray Thorvald, a young village boy who is swept up with a number of other captives by brigands intent on selling them into slavery.  When the legendary heroine Rayden Valkyrie’s band of mercenaries catches up with the brigands, a great tragedy strikes in Thorvald’s life that forces him to face far more than any young boy should ever have to.

The world Thorvald inhabits is featured in Stephen Zimmer’s sword and sorcery novel Heart of a Lion. The story in the TV pilot is not an adaptation of the novel, but rather an original storyline envisioned to be the foundation for a series of episodes filled with the adventures of Rayden’s war band.

“Larry Alan Vires may be the youngest member of our cast, but he has a real toughness about him that goes well beyond his years,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “Very athletic and disciplined, Larry has the elements needed to shine onscreen.  I am very excited to have this outstanding young fellow aboard with us!”

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart is scheduled for production late spring on locations in Kentucky and represents the first visual media project for Seventh Star Studios, a division of Seventh Star Press, a publisher of speculative fiction based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

About Larry: Larry Alan Vires is an actor, athlete, and student at Tate’s Creek Middle School in Lexington Kentucky. Active in archery and lacrosse at his school, Larry enjoys the outdoors, including pursuits such as hunting and fishing. With a great interest in action and fantasy genre movies and books, Larry is looking forward to his television debut in Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart.

 

To follow the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV pilot on Twitter and Facebook, use these links:
Twitter: @RaydenValkyrie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/raydenvalkyrie

 

Seventh Star Studios Announces Silvio Wolf Busch as Sagaras in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Silvio Wolf Busch as Sagaras in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Silvio will portray Sagaras, a warrior from the same tribal lands where the iconic heroine Rayden Valkyrie was raised. An adventurer, Sagaras’ quest to fight alongside the famed warrior lands him in her mercenary band, which embarks on a quest to hunt down a group of brigands who have taken a number of captives. His great fighting skills will be put to the test by far more than brigands on this journey.

The world Sagaras inhabits is featured in Stephen Zimmer’s sword and sorcery novel Heart of a Lion. The story in the TV pilot is not an adaptation of the novel, but rather an original storyline envisioned to be the foundation for a series of episodes filled with the adventures of Rayden’s war band.

“Silvio is everything you would want for a project in our genre,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “He is a student of history with a deep passion for the fantasy genre. Combined with his extensive combat training and other skills well-suited to fight sequences and stunts, he is a perfect fit for a warrior band. I’m extremely excited to have Silvo in our wonderful ensemble cast!”

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart is scheduled for production late spring on locations in Kentucky and represents the first visual media project for Seventh Star Studios, a division of Seventh Star Press, a publisher of speculative fiction based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

About Silvio: Silvio Wolf Busch is a German-born multilingual actor who has been seen onscreen in numerous Hollywood films, independent features, and television shows. Silvio’s acting career began in theater in his native Germany, eventually progressing to his first film jobs as a stunt man and stunt coordinator in Hollywood.

Silvio has worked alongside and opposite many notable individuals, including Laura Dern, James Spader, Charlize Theron, Jon Voight, Jeff Daniels, Kiefer Sutherland, Danny Aiello, Eric Stoltz, Molly Ringwald, Bo Hoskins, and many more.

An equestrian, martial artist, expert swimmer, marksman, sailor and former naval officer with an extensive military background, Silvio is well-known for his ability to carry out his own stunts in his acting roles. A longtime student of history, Silvio has a thorough background in both medieval weapons and period fight choreography.

In addition to acting, Silvio is also an accomplished screenwriter, singer, and photographer. He currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky.

To follow Silvio online, use the following links:
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2316393/
Twitter: @ReiterWolf
Instagram: @fotowolfaesthetics

 

To follow the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV pilot on Twitter and Facebook, use these links:
Twitter: @RaydenValkyrie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/raydenvalkyrie

Seventh Star Studios Announces James Tackett for Role of Warrior Eigil in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce James Tackett as the warrior Eigil in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

James will portray Eigil, a warrior from the north who finds himself in the company of others from his lands, and many more, when he joins a mercenary company led by the renowned Rayden Valkyrie. The hunt of a group of brigand slavers takes him into an ancient forest; a shadowy realm where he will face dangers far worse than human warriors.

The world Eigil inhabits is featured in Stephen Zimmer’s sword and sorcery novel Heart of a Lion. The story in the TV pilot is not an adaptation of the novel, but rather an original storyline envisioned to be the foundation for a series of episodes filled with the adventures of Rayden’s war band.

“James Tackett is the kind of guy you want to have in a cast,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “He is a very gifted actor with the physicality to carry out action sequences and stunts.  He also has an infectious, positive energy that is a boost to any production environment.  I am so thrilled that James is a member of the wonderful ensemble cast we have for this project!”

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart is scheduled for production late spring on locations in Kentucky and represents the first visual media project for Seventh Star Studios, a division of Seventh Star Press, a publisher of speculative fiction based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

About James: James is an award-winning actor from Louisville, Kentucky with over forty acting credits including feature films, short films and television appearances. He has portrayed characters ranging from comedic to action to dramatic, appearing in such classics as the action/comedy OVERTIME, the suspense/thriller UNITED WE FALL, and the hilarious new sitcom FAMILY TREE. He also has an extensive martial arts background, having a black belt in shaolin kung fu and a brown belt in hapkido. James looks forward to bringing the character of Eigil to life in the epic tale that is, RAYDEN VALKYRIE: SAGA OF A LIONHEART.

 

To follow the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV pilot on Twitter and Facebook, use these links:
Twitter: @RaydenValkyrie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/raydenvalkyrie

Seventh Star Studios Announces Scott Nova for Role of Alaric in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Scott Nova as Alaric in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

 

Scott will portray Alaric, a tough warrior of the north who found a mentor in the legendary Ragnar Stormbringer.  When both of them become part of a mercenary group that includes the heroine Rayden Valkyrie, Alaric begins a dangerous journey that will challenge him to become more than he ever thought he would be .

The world Alaric inhabits is featured in Stephen Zimmer’s sword and sorcery novel Heart of a Lion. The story in the TV pilot is not an adaptation of the novel, but rather an original storyline envisioned to be the foundation for a series of episodes filled with the adventures of Rayden’s war band.

“Scott has tremendous potential,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “He has a complete range of strengths, a great look, powerful physical presence, a desire to grow in his craft, and acting talent.  I’m stoked that Scott is in this fantastic ensemble.”

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart is scheduled for production late spring on locations in Kentucky and represents the first visual media project for Seventh Star Studios, a division of Seventh Star Press, a publisher of speculative fiction based out of Lexington, Kentucky.

About Scott: Scott is an internationally-known actor, model, bodybuilder and strength competitor whose face has appeared on over 225 book covers. A skilled martial artist who maintains a high level of fitness, Scott is well-suited for roles involving heavy action and stunts. Having a foundation in theater, Scott’s transition to the screen went through the route of high-production value book trailers, including several produced by Sheila English. Scott has also been a pro body builder, and currently competes in powerlifting and Scottish Highlander heavy games.

To follow Scott online, use the following links:
Website: www.scottnova.com
Facebook: scottnovacm
Instagram: @scott.nova

To follow the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV pilot on Twitter and Facebook, use these links:
Twitter: @RaydenValkyrie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/raydenvalkyrie

All 3 TV Pilot Campaign Videos Available On YouTube

We’re making progress in our Kickstarter campaign and wanted to be sure that everyone knew that the three videos featured in the campaign about the TV Pilot Project have been made available on YouTube.  You can view them right here, in fact!

The first video introduces the project, while the second adds more information with the third focusing on the filmmaking/production/location aspects.

Check them out, share them, and come aboard with us today by making a pledge and becoming a member of our backer family at the following link!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seventhstarpress/rayden-valkyrie-tv-pilot/

The Videos

Video #1

Video #2

Video #3

Campaign Now Underway to Bring Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot to the Screen!

The campaign is now underway to bring Rayden Valkryie to the screen in a TV pilot! The Kickstarter campaign offers numerous levels of rewards, with all kinds of exclusive memorabilia, credits, and events/experiences.

A special video featuring author Stephen Zimmer talking about the Rayden Valkyrie character and the project was released yesterday to introduce the campaign.

The very first concept art of Rayden Valkyrie for the TV Pilot project was also unveiled, an art piece from Jerome Sayers showing Rayden in northern-climate attire.

RaydenValkyrie_Concept1_JeromeSayers

Be sure to check out the video, the campaign, and come aboard to help us make it happen. We can do this!

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