The Last Winter

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Ed Pollack
James Hoffman
Abby Sellers
Maxwell McKinder
Elliot Taylor
Lee Means
Dawn Russell
Charles Foster
Simon Marshowitz
Frozen Trucker
Young Hoffman
Doctor Pedersen
Stunt Coordinator

Zach Gilford

RON PERLMAN, (Ed Pollack) an award-winning actor, has moved seamlessly between the worlds of film, television, and theater for almost three decades. Having received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, he returned to his native New York to begin his professional career in theater, delving into the works of contemporaries like Pinter and Beckett as well as the classics of Shakespeare, Marlowe, Ibsen, and Checkov with two recent trips back to Broadway in A FEW GOOD MEN and BUS STOP.

His film career began in the early eighties with two films back to back for director Jean Jacques Annaud; QUEST FOR FIRE, for which he received a Canadian Academy Award nomination, and the role of Salvatore, the hunchback in Umberto Eco’s THE NAME OF THE ROSE. Perlman continues his unique collaboration with French directors, starring in Jean Pierre Juenet and Marc Caro’s award winning CITY OF LOST CHILDREN and costarring with Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder in Juenet’s ALIEN RESURRECTION. Other film work includes roles in studio ventures such as THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, ROMEO IS BLEEDING, FLUKE, THE ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN, AND SLEEPWALKERS as well as independent films including CRONOS, THE LAST SUPPER, and WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, FROGS FOR SNAKES, I WOKE UP EARLY THE DAY I DIED, TINSELTOWN, and Miramax’s HAPPY TEXAS.

Perlman’s film career was interrupted for a three-year run on CBS’ critically acclaimed BEAUTY AND THE BEAST for which he received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor along with two Emmy Nominations and three Viewers For Quality Television Awards. Other television work includes HBO’s THE SECOND CIVIL WAR, MR. STITCH, THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN ZOOM, the Rob Nilsson adaptation of the Rod Serling classic A TOWN HAS TURNED TO DUST for the Sci-Fi Channel, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, marking his second collaboration with CBS, New Line Cinema’s feature PRICE OF GLORY with Jimmy Smits, Mandalay’s, ENEMY AT THE GATE, opposite Jude Law, New Line Cinema’s BLADE II, Paramount’s STAR TREK: NEMISIS, the Oscar winning short film TWO SOLDIERS, Guillermo del Toro’s HELLBOY for Revolution Studios in which he plays the title character. Stephen King’s mini-series DESPERATION FOR ABC, and IN THE NAME OF THE KING with Jason Statham and John Rhys-Davies. Perlman was recently seen in MASTERS OF HORROR, directed by John Carpenter, for Showtime, as well as the independent feature MUTANT CHRONICLES, starring opposite Stephen Rea and John Malkovich.

Kevin Corrigan

JAMES LE GROS, (James Hoffman) a Minnesota native, has appeared in over 30 films. His credits include DRUGSTORE COWBOY, SAFE, MY NEW GUN, LIVING IN OBLIVION, POINT BREAK, THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS and SCOTLAND, P.A.. He most recently starred in the Emmy nominated Showtime television series “Sleeper Cell” and opposite Courtney Cox in the Sundance Film Festival selected film NOVEMBER. He recently wrapped filming CHRONICLES fka ZODIAC with director David Fincher for Paramount and is currently filming VANTAGE POINT opposite Dennis Quaid and William Hurt for Sony. A long time traveler on the independent landscape, Le Gros is continuously inspired by the vision of the filmmakers he works with. He resides in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

CONNIE BRITTON (Abby Sellers) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and moved to Lynchburg, Virginia, at the age of seven with her family, including her fraternal twin sister. She went on to attend Dartmouth College, where she majored in Asian studies and spent a term in Beijing, China studying Chinese. Upon graduation she moved to New York, where she spent two years at the Neighborhood Playhouse studying with Sanford Meisner, and performed in regional theater and off-Broadway productions.

Britton received accolades for her starring role in Edward Burns’ acclaimed independent film THE BROTHERS MCMULLEN in which she captivated moviegoers with her portrayal of Molly, the luminous wife of a cheating husband. This popular low-budget film went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. After nearly canceling her audition with director Ed Burns, this last meeting of the day turned into the role that would launch her career.
Britton starred in ABC’s award-winning comedy “Spin City” opposite Michael J. Fox, as well as “Lost At Home” opposite Mitch Rouse and Gregory Hines. Her other television credits include “The Fighting Fitzgeralds” opposite Brian Dennehy, a recurring role in the highly-acclaimed drama “The West Wing,” as well as FOX’s popular “24.”

Some of her feature credits include Edward Burns’ NO LOOKING BACK and LOOKING FOR KITTY She also recently finished working on the independent feature THE LATHER EFFECT written and directed by Sarah Kelly.

Britton appeared opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Universal’s feature film, FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS directed by Peter Berg, and she reprises her role as the wife of the small town Texas football coach opposite Kyle Chandler in the new NBC pilot.
In her free time, Britton, who resides in both New York and Los Angeles, enjoys hiking and yoga. She is currently finalizing a documentary which she produced and directed on the orphans of Ethiopia.

Jamie Harrold

KEVIN CORRIGAN, (Motor) a native of the Bronx, has been acting and writing since the age of sixteen. He made his film debut in 1989’s LOST ANGELS when he was just 17. He also had a small role in the classic film GOODFELLAS as the brother of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta). During the independent film boom of the 1990’s, he built a career playing quirky, unconventional characters in films such as TRUE ROMANCE, LIVING IN OBLIVION and WALKING AND TALKING.

Corrigan got the opportunity to show his script-writing talents with the 1997 film KICKED IN THE HEAD. The film starred Corrigan, Michael Rapaport, Linda Fiorentino, Lili Taylor and was executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Corrigan became well-known for his role as the slacker Eddie Finnerty on the sitcom “Grounded for Life” which ran for five seasons. He is also an experienced guitarist and has played in several New York City bands.

JAMIE HARROLD (Elliot Taylor) was born and raised in Taylorville, Illinois. His father was a cross-country truck driver as was his grandfather. His mother came from a long line of coal miners, (currently, his oldest brother mines). He graduated from The Academy for the Performing Arts (Chicago’s High School for the Arts) and received his B.F.A. from The Theatre School at DePaul University, along-side fellow classmate Gillian Anderson of “The X Files”.

Jamie is best known for his role as Scott, the nervous water board clerk, opposite Julia Roberts, in the critically acclaimed film ERIN BROCKOVICH (nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture) and as Steven, the hyper computer hacker in THE SCORE opposite Robert DeNiro, Marlon Brando, and Edward Norton. His other movies include hits like NATURAL BORN KILLERS, TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR, and opposite Ben Affleck in THE SUM OF ALL FEARS, based on the Tom Clancey best seller.

Pato Hofmann

ZACH GILFORD (Maxwell McKinder) marks his film debut in THE LAST WINTER. Gilford stars as the backup quarterback turned football hero in NBC’s new drama, “Friday Night Lights”, which has its premiere Fall 2006. He has also appeared on “Law & Order: SVU.” Zach recently graduated from Northwestern University where he starred in productions of “Equus” and “The Laramie Project.” A Chicago native, Gilford spends his free time leading backpacking, ice climbing and diving expeditions in Alaska, New Zealand and Australia.

PATO HOFFMANN, (Lee Means) The 1999 Indian Celebrity of the Year, was born in Bolivia to Andes Indian parents with Spanish and German blood. He was in San Francisco, taking kung fu and acting classes, after the success of DANCES WITH WOLVES. Agents were looking for Native American talent and signed him up. He is currently onstage in L.A. in Day of the Dead, a comedy. When not acting, he lectures on Native American concerns.

JOANNE SHENANDOAH (Dawn Russell) has drawn upon her rich heritage in establishing a reputation as one of America’s foremost Native recording artists. In addition, Ms. Shenandoah has given hundreds of lectures and workshops throughout the world, from the Parliament of the Worlds Religions, to Commencement speeches and multicultural affairs. Ms. Shenandoah has been featured in many PBS, video and television documentaries


Joanne Shenandoah

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