©2020 Open Borders by Lasting Mark Productions

CHAD AYERS

Main Character: Bronson

Chad grew up in a small town in the Carolina's. In middle school he was that boy in the schoolyard surrounded by a crowd of kids while he did routines made famous by Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. He and his best buddy were always making tapes or videos doing magic shows and clowning around. One year they did a full blown audio drama western with sound effects. They were tireless.. Chad's grandparents owned drive in movie theaters and his father was a developer and owned several businesses. His mother spent a great deal of time in Saudi Arabia growing up due to the fact her father was an oil executive. She sold Real-estate and raised three kids.

KAT WILLIAMS

Character: Missle

Kathryn Williams is an aspiring model, actress, and entertainer from the good ole' farmlands of Saint Cloud, Florida. Kathryn started her acting career with her acutely detailed impersonations of a snail and other interesting creatures at a young age, then took to the stage at the beginning of high school, and eventually evolved into developing a passion for film thereafter. Her goal in life is to make acting a permanent career and to keep growing and learning as an artist and a human being through her passion. She is very excited to announce that she will be taking the next step in her career and will be planting new roots in Atlanta, Georgia in the coming year!

FRAN RAFFERTY

Character: Micah

Francis H Rafferty Jr. was born April 5, 1972, in Pottsville, Pennsylvania to Francis H Rafferty Sr, a Coal Miner from Gilberton, Pa. and to his beloved/departed mother Ardelle A Rafferty from Reading Pa. Fran has two sisters, Kelly and Nicole who kept him in check being the middle child. Fran attended both Mahanoy Area School District and Cardinal Brennan Catholic School where he excelled in academics, a multitude of extracurricular activities, student council, sports and graduated with Honors. Fran received a full academic scholarship and attended Wilkes University, majoring in Pre-Medical and Psychology. During Fran's College years he also trained as a competitive teenage bodybuilder out of Karpy's Fitness Center in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania under the direction of David "Karpy" Karpovich. Fran has appeared in IronMan Magazine, Flex Magazine and Muscular Development. Fran has been involved in bodybuilding and the fitness industry since he was 12 years old until the present day. 

PHIL BYRD

Character: BIG SCRAG

Phil Byrd is an American actor and radio host. He grew up in Newport News, Va but calls Orlando Florida home. His passion is entertaining people and making them laugh. 

 

Phil contributes his success and drive for radio due to him having a speech impediment as a child. He saw that as a goal to help with his speech and pursued that at a young age.

 

Phil recently got into acting for the movie "Open Borders" and looks forward to many more opportunities to entertain.

RAY HUSSAIN

Character:  Baheeb

Ray F Hussain plays the role of Baheeb. Ray brought Baheeb to life by spending time with a gas station owner and actually ran the cash register for a few days. Ray loves to live truthfully through any moment. He is a new actor presently located in the Orlando, FL area who has predominantly done work with Full Sail Film School, and is currently taking acting classes with Art Sake Studio focusing on Meisner techniques. Ray aspires to fulfill his life long dream of being able to heal people's emotional wound with his exceptional creative imagination.  

JOVAN HAYES

Character: President​ of Scragland

Born and raised in the great state of Florida, Jovan Hayes was introduced to acting at an early age. Her love for performing and being in front of a crowd led her to various theater roles, public speaking engagements, and she's currently working in a new theater production set to hit the stage in August 2019.  Over the years, she took an interest in music which led her to performing in choirs, and even playing trombone in her high school marching band. Upon graduating from college, Jovan took a break from acting and performance, but she's excited to be back in the world of the arts once again. Open Borders is her feature film debut, but this is the first of many so be sure to be on the lookout for her on both the big and small screen!

EVETTE YOUNG

Character: Evette

Evette Young was born in Lake Wales, Florida she is the daughter of Marshall and Linda Babbitt. She has 2 sisters and is French, Native American and Italian descent. She is the mother of 6 children 4 daughters and 2 sons. Her love for performing began at a very young age performing in school productions, she took a break to have her kids and then started back up in 2014 and is now not only back to acting but her kids are also jumping into it as well with her! Her specialty is dark roles but Evette has preformed everything from preschool physco teacher to comedic roles. Evette is also a spokesmodel for multiple fitness companies and has many national commercials out as well. 

Other Cast Members 

Christopher Hollis- Jam

Anna Schulman- June

Braxton Rodammer- Minor

Paul Van Scott- Bronson's Dad

Edgar Lopez-Angel

Suhail Khan- General Malik

Carley Levy- General Mailk's Secretary

Johnny Snags Norton- Guitar Player

Ciara Shatora- Breeding Center Clerk

Keoki Trask- Dying Pale