Production Wraps On Schedule, Post-Production Phase Begins!

Production on the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot wrapped on schedule June 18th, 2017.  Post-Production has already begun and we are looking forward to showing the first teaser trailer and footage from the production in the very near future!

Sol Geirsdottir as Rayden Valkyrie (photo by Silvio Wolf Busch)
Brock O’Hurn as Ragnar Stormbringer (photo by Silvio Wolf Busch)

Seventh Star Studios Announces Brock O’Hurn for Role of Ragnar Stormbringer in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Brock O’Hurn as Ragnar Stormbringer in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Brock will portray the legendary northern warrior Ragnar Stormbringer. Wielding a war axe known as “Raven Caller”, Ragnar has traveled many lands in the pursuit of adventure and riches. Having sent many great warriors to their deaths in battle, Ragnar knows few peers; until he meets the heroine Rayden Valkyrie. Joining with her in a mercenary group hired to hunt down a group of brigand slavers, Ragnar’s fearsome skills will be challenged like never before as he undertakes a journey that will be his most difficult yet.

The world Ragnar 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.

“Brock is the perfect Ragnar Stormbringer,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “The Ragnar Stormbringer character requires an extraordinary presence and physicality, and Brock certainly has both. I am elated to have Brock with us on this adventure and look forward to seeing him thrive as Ragnar Stormbringer.”

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 Brock: It’s hard not to command attention when you’re Brock O’Hurn. With his chiseled,muscular 6’7” frame and long flowing mane, Brock has the looks that would make even a Greek God envious. Perhaps a genetic lottery winner, Brock has decided it’s time to cash in his ticket. The 25-year old Southern Californian wasn’t always the epitome of manliness. By working out, Brock was able to set and achieve self-imposed goals, becoming increasingly passionate about the sport while transforming himself from lanky teen into the man he is now.

While he had transformed on the outside, Brock was still timid on the inside. By joining Instagram, he hoped to conquer his shyness and connect with new and old friends. What started as a few impromptu ‘selfies’ intended for his small number of followers, Brock soon found his photos being liked and shared by people he didn’t know. Photo by photo, Brock soon found himself becoming a notable social media figure.

At the then-peak of his popularity, Brock made a joke-video of him putting his hair into what is known as a ‘manbun’. This 6 second joke skyrocketed Brock to internet fame; the video was seen by over 3 million people within the week and is currently at over 10 million views and counting. The Brock buzz grew exponentially and he found himself being mentioned online in the same sentences as Brad Pitt and other major celebrities. Brock became a conversation piece online, on radio and television including mentions by Elvis Duran, Buzzfeed and The Daily Mail. He was instantly courted for public appearances and endorsements across the globe. Brock became a marketing force, influencing people and brands, working with among others Lokai, LG, Icelandic Glacial Water and many more. Brock O’Hurn, the longhaired muscle man that broke the Internet one iconic selfie at a time, is now ready for the next step in his career. Brock’s rigorous work ethic helped him become the fitness mentor he is today, and he is utilizing that same dedication to take himself to new levels of fame and success.

See Brock on screen in the hit TLC series from Tyler Perry, Too Close to Home.

To follow Brock online use the following links:
Instagram: @BrockOHurn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockohurnofficial
YouTube: m.youtube.com/brockohurn

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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.

 

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Cory C. Warner as Cinematographer for Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Cory C. Warner as the Cinematographer for the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot!

Cory C. Warner 2017 Cinematography Reel from C. Warner on Vimeo.

About Cory C. Warner: Cory Warner is a Graduate in Cinematography from the American Film Institute (2014). Growing up in the mountains of West Virginia, the landscape and continual changing seasons helped shape Cory’s images to have a diverse and natural style. Cory is a fast, hardworking, and collaborative cinematographer with a strong eye for lighting, composition, and camera movement. His AFI Thesis Film “This Way Up” won a 2015 Student Academy Award. His work on numerous short films have played at Cannes, AFI Fest, Palm Springs and other prestigious film festivals.

Follow Cory online at the following link:
website: www.corywarner.com

Comments from Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer: “Finding the right cinematographer is critical to a project. Ideally, you will find someone that is high-level in technical expertise, has a great understanding of the kind of project you are doing, has a can-do kind of work ethic, and has the kind of personality that meshes well with you. Cory has all of this and more. I’ve really enjoyed working with him so far on initial preparations for this project. To say I’m thrilled with Cory being aboard is an understatement. Really love this guy already!”

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

 

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Adi Gossman for Role of Gunnhild in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Adi Gossman as Gunnhild in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Adi will portray Gunnhild, the young daughter of Astrid, who are both taken captive by a group of brigands intent on selling them into slavery. When a mercenary band led by the heroine Rayden Valkyrie catches up to the brigands, Gunnhild finds herself separated from her mother. A choice filled with danger looms before Gunnhild, and she will have to summon up courage far beyond her years.

The world Gunnhild 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.

“Adi is one of the youngest members of our cast, but she exhibits a dedication toward acting that rivals those with lots of experience,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “Adi is going to match up very well with Megan O’ Mooney, who plays her mother Astrid in our project. She has a very bright future in the creative arts and we are very excited to have her 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 Adi: Adi is a high school student born and raised in Northern Kentucky. Adi discovered her love for the theatre at an early age and has been enthusiastically chasing her passion all throughout school, both directing and acting in several productions. She hopes to launch herself into more serious career opportunities and is extremely excited to be involved with the Rayden Valkyrie project. In her free time Adi enjoys listening to music and creating artwork, as well as more outdoors-y activities such as frisbee golf and kayaking. She’s quick-witted and enjoys anything which allows her to express herself in a creative way.

 

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Seventh Star Studios Announces Bishop Stevens for Role of Khalid in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Bishop Stevens as the warrior Khalid in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Bishop will portray Khalid, a warrior from the lands of the Kartagen Empire who has adventured farther to the north and east, eventually finding himself in a mercenary band led by the heroine Rayden Valkyrie.  The hunt of a group of brigands, who have taken a number of captives, takes Khalid on a journey unlike any other he has ever faced.

The world Khalid 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.

“Bishop brings great presence onto the screen,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said.  “In addition to his great talent as an actor and ability to carry out fight scenes and stunts, he has a tremendous work ethic that drives him to deliver the best performance possible.  Bishop is a fantastic addition to our ensemble cast and I’m very happy to have him 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 Bishop: Bishop Stevens is a former WCW/WWE pro-wrestler, who turned actor in 2013. As a wrestler Bishop trained with the legendary 8 time Champion Harley Race and signed with World Championship Wrestling which was later purchased by the WWF (now the WWE). After leaving pro-wrestling Bishop landed roles on such TV shows like NBC’s Crisis, NBC’s Chicago PD and AMC’s The Walking Dead, which would lead to a recurring role on season 1 of FOX’s Empire.

Since his role on Empire, Bishop moved into feature films appearing in movies with some of Hollywood’s most well-known stars including Lobo Sebastian, Raymond Barry, Victor Garber, Danny Glover, and Zoe Lister-Jones. Bishop landed a starring role in the hilarious Meygan Kelly, Michael De Luca produced comedy Embeds for Verzion GO90 which shot him into featured and supporting roles in up-coming movies including:

Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair’s: Mom and Dad
Colin Ford and Ajiona Alexus’: Blood Addicted,
Zazie Beetz and Chance The Rapper: Slice and a
A project with Justin Long: The New Guy for Huawei.

Bishop has also signed on for the up-coming TV Series Clash of the Vampires which should be a very interesting comparison with his role in the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot (Supernatural to Fantasy).

In addition to acting, Bishop is a motivational speaker and fitness enthusiast. He’s also becoming very well-known on the SciFi and Horror convention circuit making guest appearances at conventions though out the mid-west.

To follow Bishop online use the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bishops411/
Twitter: @bishops411
Instagram: @bishops411
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6627700

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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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