LEAD in ANNABELLE COMES HOME of the Conjuring Universe, LEAD in SO COLD THE RIVER, SUPERNATURAL, GIRL MEETS WORLD, and many more!
Katie Sarife is an actress in Los Angeles. She has been acting and teaching for over a decade, and taught classes all around the world. For a number of years, she taught under Cathryn Sullivan at the "Cathryn Sullivan Acting For Film" studio located just outside of Dallas. Past students from the studio include Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Thomas Mann (Kong: Skull Island) , Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs, DC's "Stargirl") , Bryce Cass ( 13 Reasons Why), and many more. Katie quickly adapted Cathryn's technique and became her main aide for a number of years until she moved to L.A. to pursue her career.
Katie has been in TV shows and movies, such as, a LEAD in Annabelle Comes Home (of The Conjuring universe), a LEAD in So Cold the River (opposite BETHANY JOY LENZ of One Tree Hill and ANDREW J WEST of Once Upon a Time), The CW's, Supernatural, Girl Meets World, ABC Family movie Teen Spirit, Lifetime film, Cleveland Abduction, a series regular in the Youtube Red Series Youth and Consequences (which landed her face on billboards from SUNSET BLVD. all the way to TIMES SQUARE), and many more. Katie has interned with some major casting directors and assisted them in their classes as well, therefore has gained much insight into the audition and business side of acting.
17 AGAIN, THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY, WORKAHOLICS, and many more!
Tyler Steelman is an actor in Los Angeles. He's been acting and teaching for over a decade, and taught classes all around the world.
He first discovered his love of acting at the young age of 4, appearing in numerous theatre productions. He then began to pursue career in film and television at the age 14. Tyler got signed with an agency and quickly started auditioning and booking roles. Within 3 months of being sent out on auditions, he booked his first role in Beowulf, directed by ROBERT ZEMECKIS where he shared the screen alongside ANTHONY HOPKINS, ANGELINA JOLIE, ROBIN WRIGHT, and many others. He's since appeared in various film and television projects, such as, ZAC EFRON'S, 17 Again, the hit Disney show, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Workaholics, Cougar Town, and many more.
He most recently wrapped the LEAD in the feature film, Sallywood opposite Oscar nominees Sally Kirkland, Jennifer Tilly, and Michael Lerner--as well as the film This Game's Called Murder starring Vanessa Morano and Ron Perlman.
Madison Blaine McLaughlin is an actress best known for playing Evelyn Sharp/Artemis on the CW superhero television series Arrow. She is also known for her role of Michelle Sovana, the juvenile delinquent turned young boxing protégé in the NBC series Chicago P.D., and as young hunter Krissy Chambers on CW's hit show Supernatural.
Madison is also active with organizations close to her heart such as "Shane's Inspiration" and "Global Genes," which contributes to making the world a more accessible, equal place for those living with disabilities, and raises awareness and funds for rare diseases. McLaughlin serves as the vice president of the MacPac Foundation, a non-profit that raises awareness, funds, and, support for research and families affected by hypomyelination with brainstem and spinal cord involvement and leg spasticity (HBSL), a rare genetic leukodystrophy.
Zachary Roozen is an actor and producer with projects appearing in over 70 film festivals and 25 countries worldwide. His work can be viewed on Netflix, Hulu, Tubi, and Amazon, as well as on primetime television. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California where he was a presidential merit scholar and the recipient of the prestigious Performance Scholarship. Some of USC's alumni include John Wayne, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, Laura Dern, Lily Collins, Forest Whitaker, Will Ferrell, and many more.
Zachary operates a new media business (Trustd Critics) as well as a Youtube and a TikTok channel that command over +1.1M followers.
Zachary recently started the production company, Two Harbors Productions. They are slated to film 5 TV and Film projects within the next 1-2 years starting production this summer.
Originally from Laguna Beach, CA, Luca Luhan has always been interested in acting, and at the age of 11 he started auditioning and immediately knew he wanted to do it full-time. Early on in his career he booked two pilots: a single-camera comedy called Adam & Eve (Fox) and a recurring role on Less Than Zero (Hulu). Since then he has gone on to act in episodes of Henry Danger (Nickelodeon) and Mixed-ish(ABC), and in the film Annabelle Comes Home.
As of 2020, Luhan stars as "Bose", a superhero in training, on the Henry Danger spin-off Danger Force (Nickelodeon). When Luhan is not acting he enjoys spending his time hanging with his friends, surfing or going on skiing trips.
Matthew Nogues (also known as Matthew Timmons) is a born and raised Los Angeles actor.
At the young age of five, he got the bug to start acting through an after school improv class and hasn’t stopped since. Best known for his role as “Woody” on Disney’s “The Suite Life on Deck” he has taken his experience of acting and applied it to teaching and helping other actors hone their craft as well. Matthew has been teaching for over a decade and working closely with his two close friends Katie Sarife and Tyler Steelman.
Genesis Sol is an actress, singer, and standup comedian. She’s been featured on The Mentalist, the webseries Astrid Clover, as well as multiple national commercials for T-Mobile, McDonald’s, and Toyota.
Genesis signed with her first agent at 5 in Texas and has worked in the industry ever since. She’s also been featured on shows such as Sabado Gigante (Univision), Destroy Build Destroy (Cartoon Network), and lead in the webseries Mind Games.
Genesis has performed music and comedy in legendary venues such as The House of Blues, the Whisky A Go Go, The Comedy Store and more around Texas, Florida, New York, Utah, and California.
Julio Cesar Ruiz
Julio Cesar Ruiz is most know for his role of Walter in DC Comics and Warner Bros. Pictures film, The Suicide Squad. James Gunn wrote and directed the movie.
His most recent credits include S.W.A.T. on CBS as Eduardo " Flaco " Ruiz. He also had a memorable role in AMC's original show, Lodge 49 acting alongside Wyatt Russell and Paul Giamatti.
Julio's other credits include his roles in HBO's Vice Principals, AMC's Preacher and Zoo on CBS.
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Mary Sarife is a fourth year Radio, Television, Film (RTF) student at the University of Texas at Austin. She will soon be studying under Matthew McConaughey from the UT film school.
The department is consistently in the Top 10 programs by U.S. News & World Report and the National Communication Association. The Hollywood Film School rated it the second best public film program in the nation.
Mary also took tv and film acting classes for 8 years. In addition, Katie has trusted her with the responsibility of taping several of her auditions and providing creative feedback. Mary has great knowledge of the industry from working on film sets. In addition, she has directed, written, produced, and edited multiple short films.
Lindsey Shaw has been an actress for 20 years. Her credits include Nickelodeon’s ‘Ned’s Declassified’, and Freeform’s ‘10 Things I Hate About You’, ‘Teen Spirit’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’, & 'Suburgatory.'
She can help illuminate the audition process, as well as give insights to working on a set. Some of the foundations of her technique are physical movement & breath-work.