What would you give for the key to your salvation? What would you do when you realized it’s not for sale? Mike has hit rock bottom and when a mysterious stranger offers him what looks to be the answer to all of his problems, he learns that you might not always get what you pay for, but you always get what you deserve.
JOSH BEREN - as Mike Josh was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona where he began his career on stage at the Young Actor’s Reparatory Theatre and then with Palo Verde High School’s Titan Players. He moved to California after high school to attend the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in Philosophy, captained Cal’s Judo team, and continued acting with the University Theater Department and The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) across the bay in San Francisco. After graduation Josh moved to Los Angeles and made the transition from the stage to the screen. He continues to study his craft in L.A. with Candace Silvers of Candace Silvers Studios and is currently represented by Liberation Management theatrically and Reign Talent commercially. Josh had an amazing experience working on Black Cadillac and can’t wait for it to hit the festival circuit. You can also see Josh in two upcoming pilots from Free Mantle Media “Funny in Love” and “Books”, and the upcoming short film “Hitting on Destiny”. For information on Josh, pictures, and clips of his work you can visit www.joshberen.com.
GORDON CAPPS – as Matt Gordon Capps grew up on the east coast and after working as a Paramedic in Northern California for 8 years, moved to Los Angeles to pursue Acting. Gordon has studied with such notables as Susan Peretz, Jeff Goldblum and Howard Fine. He has appeared in popular soaps as well as Theatre and various Films. His hobbies are Scuba diving, rock climbing, music and magic, being a long time member of The Magic Castle. Gordon enjoys painting and the outdoors.
PATRICK HUME - as Jesus Born on the island of Borneo, Patrick was raised by a group of women called “the ladies of mayhem,” a gypsy theatre troupe that traveled the three countries that make up the beautiful islands: Brunei Indonesia and Malaysia. After 13 years performing with his 7 mothers Patrick longed for Hollywood and the silver screen. So after a farewell tour of Borneo he hopped a schooner heading for the states and began his journey into the world of movie making. This adventure has seen him work with Captain Jack Sparrow in the Bahamas, Jeff Goldblum on the ABC series “Raines,” and Jason Omara on the NBC series “In Justice.” He also reprised a role he made famous in Brunei; the role of Jesus Christ, our lord and savior, in the black comedy Black Cadillac.
MICHAEL ROUD – Writer/DirectorMichael Roud's fascination with visual imagery, art, and photography began during childhood. Michael still takes this sense of enthusiasm, passion, and determination in all of his work.
Michael's self starter mentality and passion for photography, cinematography, and directing influenced him to found Aloha Media Productions in 2005. AMP got off to a swift start with Michael Roud's documentary, commercial, and narrative filmmaking, taking him to such locations as Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, and the various Hawaiian Islands. Michael Roud's cinematography and photography is distributed world-wide.
Since moving to Los Angeles in February of 2007, Michael has contributed his skills as cinematographer on three feature films, numerous music videos and shorts, and a television pilot. He is also one of the creators and creative directors of the reality television show, Rise Up. Michael wrote and directed the dark comedy, Black Cadillac, which is currently in the festival circuit. He feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to both photograph actor headshots, editorial campaigns, and film such talents as Jessie McCartney, Brandon Routh (Superman Returns), David Carradine (Kill Bill II, Kung Fu), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs), and Grammy Award Winner George Kahumoku, to name a few.
Michael Roud enjoys working with talent in a fun and creative atmosphere, from high profile celebrities to up-and-coming talent. He feels truly thankful for where he is today.
Alex Angarita – Producer Alex blends entrepreneurship with his passion for adventure and sports to inspire audiences to improve their performance and communicate their value. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an international MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore). Alex starred as a reality television contestant on Survivor: Fiji, lasting 33 out of 39 days in this highly physically and mentally demanding competitive environment, which marked a turning point in Alex’s career that led him from being a corporate lawyer at top Los Angeles law firm, O’Melveny & Myers, to performance consulting, speaking and media.
Alex enjoys collaborating on varied projects as an on-camera personality, motivational speaker as well as behind the scenes. He is best known for his informative and motivating content, which have helped thousands worldwide to improve their performance and communicate their value. His education content stands at the top of lists for performance tests and have been featured often on “What’s Hot” in iTunes. He has also served as an on-camera host for theINSEAD News Network in Singapore and France commenting on business and student life and has been a featured model in various print and commercial advertisements ranging from fashion apparel to corporate ads for Microsoft and Marriott.
A consummate adventurer and high endurance sports enthusiast, Alex has lived on four continents and competed in dozens of endurance races. Alex’s biggest passion is martial arts, which he has practiced for over 15 years under different masters in various styles, including Philippino special-forces trainer Guru Fred Evrard. He is currently training in Philippino Martial Arts under legendary martial arts master, Guru Dan Inosanto, best known as Bruce Lee’s foremost student, and popularized most recently by Denzel Washington as he trained with Guru Dan for his role in The Book of Eli.
Alex speaks and facilitates workshops encouraging others to uncover their hidden talents and improve their performance through Global InstinctsTM (www.globalinstincts.com), which he developed through his experience in management principles, endurance sports, martial arts and wilderness training.
Alex’s has been featured on The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, numerous radio broadcasts, and Canadian television. He is currently a member of the California Bar.
CHUCK GRAEF – Music ComposerBorn in Spokane, Washington and a recent transplant to Los Angeles after more than 25 years in New York City, Chuck Graef began composing at the age of five and has been at it since.
Graef has written music for dramatic as well as documentary films (The Ultimate Matrix Collection: "The Burly Man Chronicles"), television (Travel Channel), and fashion (Womenswear Designer Of The Year Awards, Calvin Klein). His Symphony 1, an hour-long, passionate work for orchestra can be purchased on iTunes.
In addition to composing, Graef has shown conceptual sculpture, video, and sound installations in New York galleries and produced an original play at Richard Foreman's legendary Ontological Theater.
Michael Roud Productions Presents 'black cadillac' starring josh beren gordon capps patrick hume and richard parks
executive producers paul roud ellen grobman Bernice roud richard roud deborah abrams GAbe ascher
produced by michael roud lei-lani terrell alex angarita editor james coblentz music by chuck graef director of photography adam bricker
written and directed by michael roud