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.