GET INVOLVED - Acting - Audio Drama

There are many ways you can get involved with SEED the series. One of those ways is as a voice actor in our SEED Audio Drama series. What is that all about? Well, before movies and television, there was radio. Perhaps your parents or grandparents grew up listening to the old Flash Gordon, Lone Ranger or Mystery Theater radio dramas. Believe it or not, that sort of thing is actually making a comeback. Nowadays you can get a good book or novel as a dramatized audio book. The Holy Bible has even been dramatized, with music, sound effects and multiple characters being played by professional actors and a narrator to carry you through the reading. Therefore, until we are funded for the live-action video series, we have decided to do our existing scripts as a multi-part audio drama in order to build our audience and create more awareness for the project.


Notice to Actors/Voice Talent:

We still have not cast everyone we need for this project yet. If interested in auditioning, CLICK HERE.


Prologue: The Bedouin Keeps Watch


Episode 1: The Agartha Mission


Episode 2: The Cave


INTRODUCING THE CHARACTERS OF SEED

Featuring
Actor Bio

SHANE LAND

as the voice of:

Captain
Zak Randall
Military Call-Sign: "Pheonix"

Shane Land was introduced to acting by Rich Christensen, most notably known for his starring role in the hit television series Pinks on Speed Television.  His persistence, coaching and work ethic molded Shane with positive acting traits early on. Despite a later start, Shane has always been fascinated with acting. After following a traditional career path in which Shane earned both BBA and MBA degrees while developing a career in the professional business world, Shane quickly transitioned to a full-time actor/model and is currently represented by the Kim Dawson Agency.

Most recently, Shane was in the blockbuster hit Olympus Has Fallen as Agent Davis.  The film, directed by award winning Antonie Fuqua, starred Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Aaron Eckhart.  Post-production also continues on Jailwagon, in which Shane co-stars with Sheree J Wilson.  In addition, Shane has starred in many independent films, industrials and commercial productions.  Shane continues to work with talented acting coaches to further his career.

Shane is thrilled to be working with us, playing the lead role of Cpt. Zak Randall in SEED and we are very happy to have him as part of the audio drama team.

APRIL HARTMAN

as the voice of:

Jessica "Jessie" Caine

April Hartman is an actor, born in the small town of Bedford, Indiana, and is the youngest of eight children.  She began performing comedy routines and dance routines at a young age to entertain family and friends.  She moved to Texas at age 7 with her mom and older sister and at age 11 she auditioned and made it into the Texas Girls Choir.  She performed concerts for local stations, recorded two albums, traveled the state with the Choir, and started acting in musical productions.   April continued performing in theater throughout her school years. 

After school April took a 12 year break from acting to get a degree and raise her son.   She finally returned and secured an agent in Dallas and began her dream again.  She now has over 20 features, over 30 short films, several commercials, theatre, and voice-overs on her resume.   April has had films in the Cannes film festival, USA film festival, San Antonio Christian film festival and Bare Bones International Film Festival.  Her film Damage-Joy won best comedy short at the 2014 Bare Bones festival and she received a nomination for best actress in the film.  She is currently represented by Linda McAlister Talent in Dallas and Action Talent agency in Mississippi.

April has also appeared in another production by Rob Skiba called The Protean Field. We are very happy to be working with her again, on the SEED audio drama team.


RUBEN ORTIZ

as the voice of:

Sam Hernandez

Ruben "Ramiro" Ortiz is an actor, model, and screenwriter from Dallas, TX.  Ruben has been in the entertainment industry for over 8 years and has been involved in numerous productions.  He has been featured in print ads and publications such as health and fitness magazine, hip hop weekly magazine, and western union.  He has also appeared in FOX's prison break as well as several independent films in Texas. 

He has trained in the prestigous Page Parkes school in Houston, TX.  Ruben is also a trained martial artist and is a practioner of several disciplines including savate, ninjutsu, and capoeira. 

Ruben's main industry focus is the action and sci-fi genres and is very excited to be a part of SEED the series and we are very excited to have him as part of this audio drama team.

"This series is going to redifine the sci fi genre forever!" - Ruben "Ramiro" Ortiz.


PAUL MELTZER

as the voice of:

Colonel
Grant Randal (retired)

Paul Meltzer is a TV and film actor who works in both New York City and Texas.  He trained at Wesleyan University and HB Studios in New York and began pursuing roles professionally after a 30-year business career.  He has appeared in numerous roles on Mysteries at the Museum and Monumental Mysteries (Travel Channel), Monsters Inside Me (Animal Planet), Deadly Sins and Unusual Suspects (Investigation Discovery), in the Texas-based independent films Left and Just Believe, as well as in national commercials for BDO, Kyocera and others.  While never having actually become a CEO in his business career, he has now played one on TV.  Paul is beginning a new relationship with Heyman Talent South.

We are pleased Paul has joined our SEED audio drama team!

 


ROBERT SKIBA, SR.

as the voice of

Major General Victor KarydisMilitary Call-Sign:
"Mars"

Robert A. Skiba, Sr., a retired Army officer holds a university bachelors's degree in film and television production and experience acting in community stage productions during his off-duty time. He is a decorated combat helicopter pilot (Distinguished Flying Cross) with over 35 years experience including service in Vietnam (Call sign "Warlord 13") through Operation Desert Storm retiring in 2002. His non-combat military service included duty as an instructor pilot in flight proficiency and combat tactics. In this capacity he has written, acted in, directed and produced dozens of military training films and videos specific to flight and other military related subjects for the US Army Primary Helicopter Training Center.

Additionally, he has extensive experience writing and directing several corporate technical video training programs for Fortune 500 companies. His combat experience, extensive military background, plus his film, television production, community theater and corporate video acting experiences all bring a unique wealth of talents to the SEED series.

Robert A. Skiba, Sr. is of course the father of Rob Skiba. Beginning in the early years of Rob's life, extending well into his early adulthood, the two would watch, analyze and comment on Loony Tunes episodes together. Over the years, this morphed into a shared interest in various science fiction series and movies as well.

Together with his wife Carolyn (Rob's mother), they spend much of their retirement teaching advanced Biblical studies as well as being actively involved their children's many activities. Their combined wisdom and understanding of the ancient texts and history certainly played a role in aiding Rob with his own studies, thus providing a solid foundation for the research behind the subject matter of SEED the series.

It goes without saying, but we are very proud to have him on the SEED audio drama team!


MARTY EZELLE

as the voice of:

Lt. Colonel Reginald KnightMilitary Call-Sign:
"Apollo"

Marty Ezelle is an experienced actor and producer who has worked on numerous independent films, television shows, and commercials, most notably as ICU Nurse on TNT’s Dallas.

He can be seen in the award-winning feature film Hiding In Plain Sight, a dramatic
narrative by M. Legend Brown about homelessness in America. Marty is also a producer on the project which is available for rental on Redbox. He also appeared as Officer Jones in The Inflicted along side Sid Haig (Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects, Jackie Brown) and in the award winning short films God’s Pub and When It’s Your Time directed by Jay Gormley and Carolyn Hodge, respectively.

Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Marty is a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan. He
currently resides in Dallas where he is represented by Linda McAlister Talent.

Marty is no stranger to productions done by Rob Skiba. He also worked with us in another production called The Protean Field. We are very happy to be working with him again, on the SEED audio drama team.


Norman Vincent Caine:

Support Lead - Richard C. Hoagland type.

NOTE: We are still seeking an actor for this role.

Please visit the casting page for more info.


LUKE BURTON

as the voice of:

Jake Randall

Luke Burton began acting during childhood and was in several commercials and plays as a teen. Acting was placed on "pause" while pursuing a career in Medicine. Today, he continues to practice radiology with a small private practice group in east Dallas area. 

Luke returned to acting about 3 years ago and has since been in several commercials as well as 3 short films. He recently completed a principle role as an HSI officer in the film 8 days set to release this summer.

He enjoys time with family and spending time outdoors. And we enjoy having him as part of the SEED audio drama team!


CHARLES DURAN

as the voice of:

Azazel

The Bedouin

Charles Duran's bio coming soon...

NOTE: We are still seeking an actor for the filmed role of Azazel.

Please visit the casting page for more info.


Budd:

Support Lead - Nick Nolte type.

NOTE: We are still seeking an actor for this role.

Please visit the casting page for more info.


PHILIP MASON

as the voice of:

Jonnathan Hicks

Philip Mason is a diversified professional. He currently runs a construction business, oversees Gates of Zion House of Worship, and the band, Shamar. Philip is also affiliated with SESAC as a singer-songwriter and has written numerous songs, having recorded three albums, and is currently collaborating with his wife and five daughters on their newest album release.

Philip is a Dale Carnegie Course graduate, specializing in public speaking. He currently resides in Wylie, Texas with Lori and their fifth daughter, Drew and English bulldog, Captain Jack.

We are pleased to welcome Phil to the SEED audio drama team!


LORI MASON

as the voice of:

Bessie Hicks

Lori Mason is a freelance artist, speaker and songwriter. In addition to her art business, she serves with her husband, Philip Mason in their various musical endeavors. Her background in art includes several different genres and mediums. Lori is a ceramic specialist, but changed her genre when she was offered a position as a freelance Ink & Paint Artist under Master Animator “Friz Freling” with Warner Bros, Inc. After the passing of Friz, she moved her interest to Judaic art (parchment, wood and canvass Ketuba’s) and mural painting.

Lori and Philip have been married for 36 years, and have 5 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, and 10 grandchildren.

We are pleased to welcome Lori to the SEED audio drama team!


DAVID PYLES

as the voice of:

Soldier #1

Dr. Ibrahim Sadozai

David Pyles has been heavily involved in theatre in the past, having had roles in a number of major productions, including Corey Ten Boom's The Hiding Place, as well as  the role of Teviah in The Fiddler on the Roof and the lead role in the musical Bobby Sox. This experience coupled with being a U.S. Marine made David a prime candidate for a military role in SEED the series.

We welcome him to the audio drama team!


SAMM SIMPSON

As the voice of:

Semjase

Samm Simpson started her radio career in a little Iowa town on the Mississippi River in the 1973.  When  digital came on the scene, she missed the tactile feel of rubbing that lost piece of tape against the head, but got used to the mouse. For thirty years, she worked at either a TV station or radio station or corporate media as a manager, writer, producer, director, editor, shooter, coffee and banana bread maker in Minneapolis, Denver and Tampa, Florida and a few points in between. 

She’s had a couple of roles in independent films you’ve never heard of and a few lead characters at the community theaters.  Her voice has represented a number of national advertisers. Her most interesting role was when she ran for Congress against a 36 year Republican incumbent in 2006.  Having never done anything like that before, she got 67,000 and shook a few folks up with some fiery speeches.  

Samm is a truth seeker, a follower of YHWH  and a GMO educator.  Her most recent project was as an Associate Producer and Assistant Writer for the documentary Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of our Lives.

These days, Samm is writing poetry  or  digging holes with her tiny flock of chickens as they build up the soil microflora. Her main focus for many a year is to be the primary care giver  for her adult  disabled daughter, a musical genius who has seen the worst this world has to offer. She’s starting to sing and write music again and she  is thrilled to be a part of the SEED Audio Drama series and put her toe back in the entertainment waters again and we are pleased to welcome her to the audio drama team.

NOTE: We are still seeking an actor for the filmed role of Semjase.

Please visit the casting page for more info.


KELSEY PYLES

as the voice of:

Christy Kim

Kelsey Pyles is no stranger to the stage. She has played with numerous bands primarily as bass guitarist. Along with leading roles in video projects and being an accomplished mimic, Kelsey is very glad to bring her experience and talent to use with the SEED Audio Drama project and we are pleased to have her on the audio drama team.

 


ROB SKIBA

As the voice of:

Seth Caine

(and various other characters)

Rob Skiba is an award winning documentary filmmaker and the best-selling author of two books: Babylon Rising: And The First Shall Be Last and Archon Invasion: The Rise, Fall and Return of the Nephilim. As an "ancient Nephilim theorist," Rob brings a unique and often unheard perspective to the UFO/alien discussion. As such, he has become an internationally recognized public speaker on these subjects, often appearing on paranormal and prophecy talk shows and as a featured, keynote speaker at conferences all around the world.

He has been an actor since the founding of his High School Drama Club in 1986, having appeared in numerous theatrical presentations across the country and several corporate and independent projects.

As a graduate of the Hollywood Film Institute, his life-long dream has been to produce powerful television and motion picture productions. He is currently working full-time on the development and production of SEED.


HARLEY WALLIS

As the voice of

Dr. Otto Traub:

Harley Wallis has been acting in Community Theater and professionally for so many years he can’t really remember all of the shows he has acted in. (It has nothing to do with his age!).

His film and Television credits include: Dallas (two seasons), Celebrity, The Jessie Owens Story, Time Bomb, Benji, Zax And The Alien Prince, Voyeur, Licensed To Kill and Stormin’ Home as well as several commercials.

Stage credits include: The Legacy, 4 Tickets for Christmas, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, Orville Baysinger Live?, FreeWay Players, What’s The Matter With Nannybird?, He Started The World, The Visitor, Living Lord’s Supper, Raptured.

Training includes: Wendel Burton, David Payne Studios, KD Studios, MCB Studios and Burns Agency.

Harley is the proud father of 4 sons between the ages of 22 - 11 who enjoy the spotlight and are all pursuing various musical interests and careers.

We are proud to welcome Harley not only as an actor on the SEED audio drama team but also as a potential writer for the series.


J. MATTHEW LOTT

As the voice of:

Emmanuel

J. Matthew Lott is an accomplished pianist that studied piano thoughout his early education and continues to do so in his college education at University of Texas Pan American. In addition Mr. Lott is also gifted at Saxophone, Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Drums. As such, he serves as the Music and Media Director for Sendero Community Church in McAllen, TX, where he has been directing adult and children’s choir productions, leading praise bands, and coordinating audio and visual portions of services for the last 12 years.

He has been a part of and directed many drama productions; holding lead positions when performing, and giving key artistic direction.

Matthew has many diverse interests from mythology, gaming, and electronics, to car repair, acting, and writing. He and his wife have recently began to delve into the world of voice acting and we are happy to welcome him to the SEED audio drama team.

 


PRESTON HARE

As the voices of:

SSgt. ReynoldsMilitary Call-Sign:
"Wishbone"

Daryl

Preston Hare was born in Tennessee but raised in Texas from the age of two. By the age of six, with the influences of Star Wars and the TV show The Fall Guy to guide him, Preston wanted to be either a stuntman, actor, or special effects designer when he grew up. Or all of them at the same time. He performed in high school theatre productions all 4 years of high school and won UIL acting awards every year. He says those theatre productions were the most fun, memorable, and fulfilling times of his high school experience. 

Because of lack of film and television classes at the local college, he majored in photography and digital imaging instead, which led Preston into a career as a professional photographer for the past 16+ years. The acting bug was never far behind however and Preston is now actively following his desire as an actor and voice actor. He is married with two children and lives in Garland, TX and we are proud to have him on the SEED Agartha Team.

 


ARTURO PORTILLO

As the voice of:

Sgt. Lewis Martinez
Military Call-Sign:
"Prince"

Arturo Portillo was influenced by movies and television shows at a very early age. His fascination grew as time went on, writing screenplays and working on indie films here and there. But it wasn't until 2005, after graduating college and working at a local television news station that he got the role of a lifetime! He auditioned for the role of a Mexican Soldier for a movie titled, RX, directed by an up and coming director who has gone on to work on big projects. From there, he has gotten the opportunity to work along side Robert Downey, Jr. as his photo double on DUE DATE, a lead role in an independent film titled, ILLEGAL and has also won awards for his screenwriting. He currently has a full lineup of films he's either acting in, editing or screenwriting. His biggest goal is to make his horror movie, WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, a reality working along side actor Robert Englund for one of the main roles in a script he has been writing since 1990 when he was 11 years old.

We welcome Arturo to the SEED Argartha Team.


LANCE RUSSELL

As the voice of:

SSgt. JakesMilitary Call-Sign:
"Red"

Lance Russell began acting in high school on stage with various school musicals and competitions.  He left the hobby for a while during college but picked it up again during the beginning of the digital film revolution.  He has worked on numerous shorts and 3 feature length films as a principle or supporting role and has been nominated for best actor in film festivals. 

He holds a B.S. in Information Technology Management, plays guitar and sings and on occasion braves the open mic comedy scene.

We welcome Lance to the SEED Agartha Team.


CHRIS PHIPPS

As the voice of:

Major Tompkins

Christopher Phipps' bio coming soon...

 


TROY HEIDT

As the voices of:

Truck Driver

Mexican Stranger

Troy Heidt's bio coming soon...


RICK HUMMER

As the voices of:

The Narrator

SFC. PierceMilitary Call-Sign:
"Dino"

MSGT. CalhounMilitary Call-Sign:
"Chef"

Kasdeja

Rick Hummer is a very talented man, gifted with the kind of voice versitile enough to play multiple parts. Here is a behind the scenes clip of Rick playing both SFC. Danny Pierce and MSGT. Allen Calhoun:


AARON JUDKINS

As the voice of:

Dr. Reise

Aaron Judkins' bio coming soon...


Wilhelm:

Bit Part - Jon Hamm type.

NOTE: We are still seeking an actor for this role.

Please visit the casting page for more info.


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