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.

 

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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

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Erik Kyr for Role of Ingvar in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Erik Kyr as Ingvar in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Erik will portray Ingvar, a warrior out of the far north, who has taken a mercenary path that eventually leads to him joining a war band led by the heroine Rayden Valkyrie. A tough warrior who has survived many lethal threats, Ingvar will face his deadliest foes yet when Rayden’s group pursues a number of brigands into an ancient forest.

The world Ingvar 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.

“Erik is a great talent,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “With good physicality and a strong grasp of character, Erik can fit any number of roles very well, and he is perfectly suited for the character Ingvar. He is also very understanding of the production process and supportive of others, which is exactly the kind of person you want on a set. I am really looking forward to working with Erik!”

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 Erik: Erik Kyr is an actor, screen writer, musician, song writer and composer from Louisville, Ky. Erik started on stage in his youth with full productions in high school. After high school he continued in faith based and community productions. He started in film in 2015 with 4 full features and 3 short films to date. Relentless hard work and dedication are key factors in his approach to every project.

Erik has played in many types of bands. Starting at the age of 11 where he began learning music. Erik is an award winning composer with multiple recordings within his musical career.

To follow Erik online, use the following links:
Twitter: @ErikKyr
Instagram: @erik.kyr

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Kristin Tivener for Role of Thellia in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Kristin Tivener as Thellia in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Kristin will portray Thellia, a skilled warrior whose hardened life has led her into the dark world of fighting for whoever will hire her. Thellia’s anger at the world blinds her to the cruelties of a band of slavers she has become a part of; though there are some evils that cross lines even for someone whose heart has gone colder. When her path crosses with that of the iconic heroine Rayden Valkyrie, her choices will determine her fate.

The world Thellia 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.

“Kristin was a great discovery for us during the audition process,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “She’s a very talented actress with a great athletic background, making her a perfect fit for a warrior character like Thellia. The role needs someone who is both tough and believable, and Kristin brings that to this project in abundance. I’m so glad we have her in our main 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 Kristin: Kristin Tivener is an American actress, model, and university professor. In 2016, she starred in the full-length feature films Serial (IMDb) and Black Rabbit (IMDb) and worked on several national/regional commercials and modeling print-ad campaigns. When not modeling and acting, Dr. Kristin Tivener is a professor in the fields of Biomedical Sciences and Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. She is thrilled to be a part of the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

To follow Kristin online, use the following links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristin.tivener
Twitter: @KristinTivener
Instagram:@kristin_tivener

 

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Lyon Beckwith for Role of Cartholo in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Lyon Beckwith as Cartholo in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Lyon will portray Cartholo, a fearsome warrior from the lands of the Kartagen Empire whose adventures have taken him far distances, to where he eventually joins a mercenary band led by the iconic warrior Rayden Valkyrie.  Their hunt of a group of slavers takes Cartholo on a perilous journey into an ancient forest; one holding dangers far greater than brigands.

The world Cartholo 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.

“Lyon has a powerful presence on screen,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said.  “But he is far more than just a physical presence.  He is very expressive, outstanding with delivery, and can portray a great range of characters.  He also is the kind of guy you want to have on set, with a great attitude and work ethic.  I am extremely happy to have Lyon in our main cast 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 Lyon: Lyon Beckwith was born in Baltimore city where he always found himself playing the Hero in real life because he couldn’t stand the thought of people less fortunate or different being picked on. Feeling like he had this responsibility, Lyon thought it was a good idea to get in the gym if he was going to be going up against these bullys. In turn, he became the bully’s bully, not knowing at the time that this new size and look would translate great on the big screen, which has now become his happy space. Lyon often plays the Bad Guy, due to his menacing look, but couldn’t be more opposite in person; but he still adopts the phrase, “Best Bad Guy money can buy.”

To follow Lyon online, use the following links:
website: www.lyonbeckwith.com
Instagram: @iam_Lyon
Twitter: @BeckwithLyon
IMDB: http://www.imdb.me/lyonbeckwith

 

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Dale Miller for Role of Kjarten in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Dale Miller as Kjarten in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Dale will portray Kjarten, a warrior of the north whose travels with companions Hallad and Gudrun have taken him far south, where he finds himself a member of a mercenary band led by the renowned heroine Rayden Valkyrie. Kjarten is a deadly fighter, but his sense of humor and love of fun endear him to his comrades. When the mercenary band hunts down a band of slavers who have taken a number of captives, Kjarten begins a journey that will test him like no other he has been on before.

The world Kjarten 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.

“Dale is a multi-faceted talent, and he is a big asset to any project he is involved in,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “An actor capable of roles in a variety of genres, who is also able to perform at a high level in stunts and fight choreography, Dale is a great fit for the role of the warrior Kjarten, a character who has both lighthearted and intensive qualities. I am so glad to have Dale in our main ensemble and am confident that he will be fantastic on screen in our 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 Dale: Award-winning actor, fight choreographer, and stunt coordinator Dale Miller’s numerous professional credits include a wide variety of productions, ranging from feature films, to short films, and television series. Dale has the uncommon kind of talent capable of delivering strong character performances in a variety of genres, such as comedy, dramas, action/adventure, horror, science fiction/fantasy, or historical period pieces.

With an extensive martial arts background that involves a hall of fame induction, Dale has also become increasingly known for his stunt and fight choreography abilities. Dale’s training experience includes highly-acclaimed instruction environments like the prestigious Speiser/Sturges Acting Studio in Los Angeles, California. He has also trained with sword master Tim Weske, and has worked or trained with Hollywood stunt legends such as Michael Long, Glen Foster, Ian Quinn, Bob Fisher, Casey Hendershot, and many others. His focus on realistic action sequences conducted with attention to safety has led to increasing calls for his participation in action-driven projects.

A popular guest at fandom events and conventions, Dale enjoys meeting others in the industry and interacting with the public.

In addition to his acting, fight choreography, and stunt work, Dale runs several businesses, and has a degree in Business from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is based out of Louisville, Kentucky.

To follow Dale online, use the following links:
Twitter: @daleraymiller
IG: @daleraymiller
IMDB: IMDB Page

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Megan O’Mooney for Role of Astrid in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Megan O’Mooney as Astrid in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Megan will portray Astrid, a village woman with a young daughter who are both swept up in a raid by brigands who intend to sell their captives into slave markets.  When a mercenary group led by the heroine Rayden Valkyrie hunts down the brigands, Astrid finds herself on a journey she never imagined; one that will challenge her to discover the strength and courage inside her.

The world Astrid 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.

“Megan is an actress to keep an eye on,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “She is very talented, and is driven to hone her craft at every turn. She has a tremendous work ethic and responds wonderfully to direction. I am really looking forward to working with her on this project, and am so glad she is a member of this wonderful primary 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 Megan: Megan O’Mooney is a film actress and model.

A Kentucky native, Megan is a dynamic & passionate individual with great potential to be highly successful as an actress. She signed with her first agency at a young age, where she learned the fundamentals of acting & modeling. Megan soon developed a love of acting and began working in theater, where she was recognized with the award for Best New Actress. As she grew as an individual, Miss Mooney also grew as an actress, cultivating her talents through continued training. She has since gained experience working as both lead and supporting roles in feature films.

In addition to acting, Megan has training and experience in dance and singing/songwriting.

To follow Megan online, use the following links:
Instagram: @Mooneydarling
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MegOMooney/

 

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Nathan Day for Role of Markos in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Nathan Day as Markos in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Nathan will portray Markos, a warrior from a land brimming with myth and legend whose travels far and wide has brought him into the mercenary band led by the heroine Rayden Valkyrie.  Though well-liked by comrades and honorable, Markos is a lethal adversary to those who come against him.  When the mercenaries hunt down a group of slavers who have taken a number of captives in a raid, he embarks on a journey that will test the limits of his strength and courage.

The world Markos 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.

“Nathan is a winner and truly a modern day renaissance man,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “He is a gifted actor, a great filmmaker in his own right, a very talented writer, an exceptional musician and composer, and one of the best guys you could possibly know. He really gives his all in everything he does, and his time to shine on the world stage is overdue. I would love for this project to be a breakthrough for Nathan and I am honored to have him in my 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 Nathan: Nathan has appeared in over 40 film and television productions including Murder By Numbers, Stash, The Devil’s A Lie, Ruination, The Legacy, Shadows Light and many more as an actor.  He is just as comfortable in the producer’s and director’s chairs, such as in Bulletsong, which he also wrote. Cast most often for his diverse, immersive and often very physical acting style, Nathan dives deep in his characters’ history and mentality to add depth from beyond the page. He enjoys taking on new and challenging roles that insist he step away from his typically introverted persona, especially as part of an ensemble cast such as Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart.

Outside of film and television Nathan is a novelist and blogger. His first published work, Orphan: Surfacing, releases in August of 2017. Nathan is also a singer, songwriter, music producer and composer, having produced in several musical genres as well as film scoring. Nathan enjoys taking in stories from all mediums and is an avid gamer, but mostly fights between his many endeavors to spend more time with his wife and two kids. Nathan is represented by The Gage Talent Agency.

To follow Nathan online, use the following links:
Twitter: @akagenre
Instagram: @akagenre

 

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Niki Marie for Role of Hanan in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Niki Marie as Hanan in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Niki will portray Hanan, a young woman from a village whose life is upended when brigands take her and many others captive, intending to sell them into slave markets. The brigands are soon hunted by a mercenary band led by the renowned heroine Rayden Valkyrie. The danger to Hanan increases when Rayden’s band catches up to the slavers, and a few of them escape with Hanan and another young woman into a forest; a forest containing far deadlier threats than brigands.

The world Hanan 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.

“Niki is a great discovery for us,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “She is a very talented actress who can convey the kinds of emotions needed to bring Hanan to life. She is not afraid to take on challenging roles, and I am very glad that Niki is a member of our primary 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 Niki: Niki is a Kentucky native who made her debut into film acting just last year. Since finally taking the big leap forward to follow her passion, she has been in multiple films that involve a wide range of characters she has had the opportunity to portray. From playing the stereotypical snob, to the girl next door, to even a homeless paranoid schizophrenic, she has enjoyed every bit of this roller coaster ride of emotions she’s had to grasp. She loves taking on roles that push her limits and are out of her comfort zone.

She’s currently involved with 3 productions this spring which includes two feature films, Scream for Summer and The Open House. Her film credits include The Unfinished Girl, How Lovely, The Shape, Typewriters, Nightmare, and many more. Something that she has always wanted to star in is a period piece, so she’s extremely excited to play the role of Hanan in our upcoming TV pilot Rayden Valkyrie Saga of a Lionheart. Niki is currently represented by Heyman Talent Agency.

She strongly urges people to realize that it’s never too late to follow your dream, no matter your age or where you’re at in life. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s in accounting and getting a job in finance, she could have easily let her true passion in life fade away and never at least try to pursue it. However, after a huge leap of courage and realizing she isn’t getting any younger, she enrolled in acting classes and started getting more involved in the local film community and hasn’t looked back since.

In her free time, she enjoys her other passion which is baking and creating her own recipes. She loves the creativity and science behind baking and always pushes herself to broaden her knowledge to try new things. She also has an extremely hairy child named Chandler, a 4-year-old Great Dane.

To follow Niki online, use the following links:
IMDB: www.imdb.me/nikimarie
Instagram: @nikimarieee

 

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Katie Stewart for Role of Gudrun in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Katie Stewart as the warrior Gudrun in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Katie will portray Gudrun, a deadly warrior from distant northern lands whose adventures with several companions took them far south, where they became part of a mercenary company led by the heroine Rayden Valkyrie. Their hunt of a band of brigand slavers who have taken a number of captives takes the group on a perilous journey; one that will need Gudrun’s lethal skills and stealth just to survive.

The world Gudrun 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.

“Katie is an exceptional talent,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “She has the kind of range where she can deliver strong performances in all kinds of roles, ranging from dramas, to thrillers, to various genres like science fiction and fantasy. With her toughness, and ability to carry out fight scenes and stunts, she is an ideal fit for Gudrun. I’m elated to have her in our main 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 Katie: Katie Stewart is an award-winning actress based out of Louisville, Kentucky. Known for her ability to deliver strong dramatic performances, action sequences, and stunts, Katie’s credits include a range of feature films, short films, and commercial work. She appeared as a hostess on the SyFy Channel’s Spooked TV. Her film credits include Revelation Trail, Intrusion, Overtime, The Wicked One, Thanatophobia, Strenuous, Loss Prevention, Hazard, and many more.

Katie is a popular guest at major conventions such as FandomFest, ScareFest, Fright Night, and a number of others. She has also undergone weapons and fight training with a number of trained individuals, and most recently has been studying under fight choreographer/stunt man Dale Miller. Katie is currently represented by the Helen Wells Agency.

When she is not on set, Katie enjoys riding horses, the outdoors, animals, and spending time with her two beautiful daughters, family and amazing friends!

To follow Katie online, use the following links:
Website: www.katiestewartactress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Actress.Katie.Stewart/
Twitter: @katiestewart153
Instagram: @katiestewart513

 

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