2nd Teaser Trailer for Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart Released!

We are proud to present the 2nd Teaser Trailer for Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart, following its debut in an exclusive screening this past weekend for attendees at Imaginarium 2017. We hope you enjoy the new trailer!


First Teaser Trailer Now Live!

The first teaser trailer for Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart is now live! It gives a first glance at the look and style of this tv pilot and we hope everyone enjoys it. If you like the trailer, be sure to give the trailer a “like” on the YouTube page and share it with friends!

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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Twitter: @RaydenValkyrie
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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

 

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 Vince Bingham for Role of Hasdrubal in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Vince Bingham as the warrior Hasdrubal in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Vince will portray Hasdrubal, a fearsome warrior from the lands of the Kartagen Empire whose travels with some fellow companions have brought him into a mercenary group led by the renowned heroine Rayden Valkyrie. Their hunt of a band of slavers takes Hasdrubal and the others on a dangerous journey that will test the limits of their strength, courage, and character.

The world Hasdrubal 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.

“Vince brings a very powerful presence to the screen,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “He has a tremendous work ethic, great attitude, and is very easy to work with in a project. He immerses into a character, and has the high-level of athleticism needed for a physically-demanding role. I know Vince is going to shine as Hasdrubal in this show!”

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 Vince: An actor, assistant director, and producer based out of Lexington, Kentucky, Vince Bingham has credits spanning from music video, to short films, features, and major commercials. His projects have included short films such as Bottle Rockets, The Sirens, and Swordbearer, features such as Stash and Shadows Light, and music videos by artists such as COLD, Bucky Covington, and Fifth on the Floor. Vince also enjoyed a successful career as an athlete and is still the all-time leading scorer in men’s basketball at Transylvania University. From action to working with makeup FX, Vince is a versatile and talented actor who is a major asset to projects of any genre.

 

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 Zoquera Milburn for Role of Gavrila in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot!

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Zoquera Milburn as the witch Gavrila in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Zoquera will portray Gavrila, a powerful witch who lives deep within an ancient forest, along with her sister and fellow witch Liana. Gavrila is a fearsome adversary, often underestimated by those who seek her out.  Rayden Valkyrie and her companions face many great challenges on their journey; and the deadliest ones sometimes come in the guise of beauty.

The world Gavrila 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.

“Zoquera is an outstanding actress,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “She demonstrated an immediate grasp of the Gavrila character, and I know audiences are going to love the kind of performance she will bring to this show.  We are extremely happy to have Zoquera in our 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 Zoquera: Zoquera is a Chicago based actress who was born and bred in Texas. She moved out to Chicago in the fall of 2013, to pursue her passion of performance and to live in her favorite city in America. She received her BFA in Theatre Performance from the University of Houston where she graduated in May of 2013. A piece of her heart will always be in Fort Worth, her home town, but when she visited Chicago for the first time in 2007 she fell in love and decided she wanted to live there when she grew up. So in August, with no friends or family in the entire state of Illinois, she moved there to start her new life! Every second of the adventure has been wonderful and she is so happy and blessed to be there!

Follow Zoquera online at:
Website: https://www.zoquera.com/

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 Marita Tathariel Svensson for Role of Liana in Rayden Valkyrie TV Pilot

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce Marita Tathariel Svensson as the witch Liana in the TV Pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart!

Marita will portray Liana, a powerful witch dwelling in an ancient forest that Rayden Valkyrie’s war band enters while pursuing brigands attempting to get away with a pair of female captives.  Along with her sister Gavrila, Liana is a deadly adversary for even the greatest of warriors.

Marita will also participate as a key member of the makeup/SFX team for the project.

The world Liana 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.

“Marita is a wonderful addition to our cast and production team,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “To say she is multi-talented is an understatement. She is a wonderful actress who has a powerful presence on camera. Her skills in art, sculpting and makeup are all exceptional. Further, she loves the fantasy genre and has a deep understanding of it that will reflect in her performance and work on the project. I’m absolutely thrilled to have her with us for the adventure!”

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 Marita Tathariel Svensson: Marita Tathariel Svensson started her acting debut at the age of nine doing theater productions in Norway. Since then she has appeared in several plays and was given a part as Naviana in the TV pilot ‘Rangers: A Shadow Rising’ in 2014.

She is now excited to be performing in the role of Liana, in the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Marita has worked as a TV host for TV-Norge. She currently enjoys a carrier as an alternative model and has been featured on the cover of several magazines such as Fae Magazine and Visjon.

She is actively persuing her main career as a Special Effects Make-Up Artist, and has amongst other productions been a part of the Art Department in the TV series ‘Ren’. Marita has achieved the level of Mastery in sculpting through a course held by the Stan Winston School Of Character Arts, and has attended several workshops with Soda FX.

She has worked with Don Lanning, Ron Newcomb, Kate Madison, Ian Hencher, John Wells,  Sól Geirsdóttir and many more. Marita is immensely thankful for have loving friends and family who appreciate and support her artistic and eccentric side.

She is also an accomplished pianist, marital artist and enjoys studying foreign languages and history. She supports numerous charitable organizations dedicated to improving the welfare of animals and nature. Marita strongly believes in following her dreams, and is highly focused on her creative pursuits and artistic growth.

Follow Marita online at the following links:
IG: @tathariel
Twitter: @Tathariel

 

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Twitter: @RaydenValkyrie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/raydenvalkyrie

Seventh Star Studios Announces Sól Geirsdóttir for Rayden Valkyrie Role in TV Pilot

Seventh Star Studios is proud to announce the casting of Sól Geirsdóttir to bring the heroic Rayden Valkyrie character to life onscreen in the TV pilot Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart.

 

Sól will star as Rayden Valkyrie, an iconic warrior in a dark age who leads a mercenary war band to rescue a group of captives destined for slave markets. When some of the surviving raiders take a pair of female captives with them, seeking escape into an ancient forest said to harbor deadly perils, Rayden does not hesitate to pursue them. In the shadows of the forest, Rayden and her companions must overcome monstrous threats and deadly sorcery to prevail.

“Sól Geirsdóttir is our Rayden,” Director/Screenwriter Stephen Zimmer said. “During our extensive search, we have seen many very talented actresses, but Sól conveyed the right kind of presence needed for this pivotal character. Sól has a passion for the genre, for history, and loves a good sword fight. I know that Sól is dedicated to bringing the best performance possible to the screen, and I am absolutely confident that audiences are going to love Sól and the Rayden Valkyrie character when they see this show. Rayden Valkyrie is my favorite character to write, and I am thrilled that Sól will be the one to portray her onscreen.”

 

Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart represents the first onscreen portrayal of the Rayden Valkyrie character. The character’s literary debut occurred 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 Rayden Valkyrie adventures.

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.

More about Sól Geirsdóttir: Sól Geirsdóttir made her stage debut at the age of 13, performing traditional norwegian folk songs. Since then she has been creating and producing music with her band Vǫluspá, who will be releasing a full album in 2017. Sól has also appeared in several theatrical plays and was given a part as “Jora” in the TV pilot ‘Rangers: A Shadow Rising’ in 2014. She has worked with Ron Newcomb, Ian Hencher, John Wells, Marita Tathariel and many more.

Sól is an alternative model and has been featured in several magazines such as Fae Magazine and Dark Beauty. She currently attends the University of Oslo pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In addition to this, she is a trained vocalist, an accomplished belly dancer and a seemstress specialized in Viking Era clothing. Sól is thrilled to embark on the epic journey of playing the role of “Rayden Valkyrie” in the Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.

Follow Sól Geirsdóttir online at the following links:

Website: www.thevikingqueen.com
IG: @thevikingqueen 
Twitter: @solgeirsdottir 

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

 

The TV Pilot Kickstarter Was a Success!

The TV Pilot is moving forward thanks to 187 individuals who made the Kickstarter campaign a success!  Thank you to everyone involved in the campaign, from the backers, to the team working on it daily for 42 days, to those featured in the campaign in our spotlights, to everyone who shared, posted, and tweeted.   You made it happen!

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