|James Cullen Bressack, Director:
Bursting upon the indie horror scene at the age of eighteen with his first feature My Pure Joy, James Cullen Bressack has been called "horror's new hope" (STUDIO CITY PATCH - Mike Szymanski) and "a talent to watch out for." (HORROR SLEAZE TRASH - Ben John Smith) as well as garnering rave reviews on almost every horror web site. Released by Media Blasters on their Fresh Meat Shriek Show label in 2012, the film quickly rose to the top of the best sellers list on Amazon.com in the horror category. His second feature, a real shocker whose details are top secret, is due to be released later in 2012.
In addition to "Dancing with Rip", James has also been hired to helm a big-budget film which starts in Thailand in early 2013.
The youngest child of two show business veterans (his father, Gordon Bressack, is a three time Emmy Award-winning writer of such shows as Pinky & The Brain and Animaniacs, his mother, Ellen Gerstell, has given voice to dozens of cartoon characters) James grew up learning about the business and obsessed with genre films.
He has become an icon of the scene with thousands of fans looking forward to what he will be doing next.
Nyjo Brennen, Producer:
Nyjo Brennen is a Bahamian born award-winning producer & actor from West Palm Beach, FL. He graduated from Florida A & M University (2009) with a B.S in Broadcast Journalism. Followed by a Masters degree in Entertainment Business (2011) from Full Sail University.
He's produced & starred in the TV & WEB series, My Brother's Keeper, as Dallas Wright. (WINNER of Outstanding Drama Series in 2012 LAWEBFEST) He made his Directorial debut for the Florida Bureau of HIV/AIDS Awareness film titled "VOICES: Love Exchange," replacing the older version of sexual awareness videos throughout Florida and some courses in New York.
Nyjo joined the principle cast of the Sci-Fi series, HIDE., shortly before producing his 1st feature film in 2011, Talking With the Taxman About Poetry by Lamont Pierre, starring Vanessa Simmons (Run's House, Daddy's Little Girls), Steph Jones (R&B Singer), Kareem Ferguson & Sal Stowers (Winner of America's Next Top Model). The film was his 1st production of many in association with his new production company, The J is Silent Productions.
Nyjo currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Kenyon Glover, Producer:
Kenyon Glover was born and raised in Monroe, Louisiana.He started in the entertainment industry modeling after an injury from basketball prevented him from furthering his professional athletic career. He then attended an acting class with a friend of his and thought he would tag along. The acting teacher asked Kenyon to volunteer in a scene and he did, and he felt the passion for acting at that moment and made the decision to invest his life in the art.
After making the move four years ago from the other La. to this L.A., Kenyon wasted little time diving into show business drawing attention from casting directors, producers, managers and agents alike. Kenyon draws a lot of acting skills from his own personal journey in life. He loves to play basketball and played professionally for a team in the UK. Besides his obvious love for the game and lifting weights, he enjoys spending time with his wife, and model, Desiree Glover and their stepson.
Kenyon started his own company, Glover Industries, in which he works with kids teaching them martial arts and basketball skills. He founded his own health & wellness consultancy company in which he encourages and coaches individuals on the importance of health and exercising and eating as a lifestyle. This led to his starring and hosting in his own fitness series on
the Ultimate Fitness Network.
In addition to Kenyon's acting resume, he has added 'producer' to his already burgeoning credits and recently produced, "Anica The Series" through his new production company, Kenyon Glover Films. He is also producer and and stars in Ask Me No Questions (2013) and has two other feature films set for release in 2013, Unlimited and The Haunted Ship.
Tammy Ridenour, Producer:
Tammy graduated with a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and, speaking fluent Spanish as well, has utilized her language abilities to start her own adventure travel company, Maya Expeditions, in Guatemala. She lived in Guatemala for over 22 years before moving to LA in 2008.
Tammy is using the organizational skills she gained running Maya Expeditions in Guatemala, and Copper Canyon Adventures in Mexico, to handle the myriad obligations that come up with a movie production.
Taking care of her groups with the best food in the wilderness complements well with taking care of the cast and crew while filming the "Dancing with Rip" conceptual trailer and the forthcoming feature. Tammy also uses her skill at web maintenance to keep us up to date and is a huge asset in all facets of "Dancing with Rip" film production.
Les Mahoney, Writer/Producer:
Les Mahoney, screenwriter and producer of "Dancing with Rip" is an actor (www.lesmahoney.com), husband and father of two children.
He has lived in Los Angeles since January 2008, but before becoming an actor, traveled the world, for 20 years with the United States Air Force, and as a tour guide for nine years with his own company based in Mexico.
Les became interested in the real-life story of the Grim Sleeper after reading about this serial killer on the web. Intrigued by a black serial killer that had escaped arrest for 25 years, Les dug deeper into the story, quickly becoming convinced that a movie inspired by these true events could be not only entertaining and thought-provoking, but also helpful to the beleaguered South Central community where the murders have taken place.
The "Dancing with Rip" team
as important as our production team are our great supporters and fans.
||Denis Maloney, ASC
||Cynthia Burski Liskey
||Juana Crespo Frias
||Dale Shane Cupp
||David Anthony Hernandez
||Christina Ann Desiere
||Sean Vincent Baggins
||Hassam Ali Tariq
||Lisa Marie Young
||Stacy Ayn Price
|Kelli Jo Farkas
||Paul Rose, Jr.
||Maryam Myika Day
||Glenda Morgan Brown
|George Vreeland Hill
||Graham Mackie, Sr.
||Andrea Kim Walker
||Dhiny Mercedes Bale