|LIZ WOODWARD.................... ELIZABETH BERKLEY
GENE MAXWELL ................... BENJAMIN RATNER
MALCOLM............................. JOHN NEVILLE
GEORGE MAXWELL ............. JAY BRAZEAU
GISHA MAXWELL ................. BABZ CHULA
JOLEA MAXWELL ................. REBECCA HARKER
HERBERT ............................. NICHOLAS LEA
RUBY ................................... LINDA SORENSEN
SALLY ................................. MARNIE ROBINSON
MOVER ................................ TOM SCHOLTE
|"There are movies where people come and do their work and then there are movies like Moving Malcolm. When we're done for the day I don't really want to leave. I want to keep going. That I'm grateful for because that does not come along all the time."
as Elizabeth Woodward
|Having worked with directors Oliver Stone, Woody Allen and Sir Peter Hall, as well as acting opposite Al Pacino, Goldie Hawn, and Eddie Izzard, Elizabeth Berkley has proven her talent from comedy to drama in a variety of film, television and stage roles.
In August, UK audiences will see Berkley, who received rave reviews for her performance, in the award winning Roger Dodger, opposite Campbell Scott. The film, directed by Dylan Kidd, takes a comic, sophisticated look at the modern male ego at war in the singles scene. In the US, Roger Dodger premiered at the 1st Annual Tribes Film Festival where it received the award for Best Feature Narrative. The film then went on to screen at the Toronto Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival where it won the Don Quixote, the FIPRESCI and the Luigi DeLaurentiis Awards.
|In 2000, Berkley made a memorable debut on the London stage in the West End Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Lenny opposite Eddie Izzard for director Sir Peter Hall. She received rave reviews for her portrayal of 'Honey Harlow' during their successful six-month run at the Queen’s Theater.
Additional film credits include Woody Allen's Curse of the Jade Scorpion, Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday ,The First Wives Club opposite Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler, Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls and The Real Blonde. In addition to her film work, Berkley is also known for her role as 'Jessie Spano' on the hit NBC series Saved by the Bell. She had a recurring role on ABC's NYPD Blue and CSI.
|Berkley is an accomplished singer and dancer (tap, jazz, and ballet), having performed with principal dancers from The American Ballet Theatre and The New York City Ballet.
Berkley currently divides her time between New York and Los Angeles.
as Malcolm Woodward
|John Neville’s most recently appeared in David Cronenberg’s Spider and has just wrapped the Norman Jewison film, The Statement, starring Michael Caine. Neville’s past film and television credits include playing “The Well-Manicured Man” in The X-Files, the title role in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Von Munchhausen, The Fifth Element, High School High, Little Women, Baby’s Day Out, Alan Parker’s The Road to Wellville, and Stark, Roland Joffe’s Goodbye Lover .
Mr. Neville has been artistic director of two of Canada’s most prestigious theatres, The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and the Stratford Festival Theatre, Stratford, Ontario. He also ran the Neptune Theatre, Halifax and the Young Company at Stratford. In England he was the artistic director of Nottingham Playhouse and The Fortune Theatre, London. His numerous directing credits include Hamlet for the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, The Rivals for the National Arts Centre and, in England, Twelfth Night and Henry V for the Old Vic Theatre.
|Mr. Neville recently starred in the much-acclaimed London production of August Strindberg’s The Dance of Death and in The School for Scandal for the National Theatre. He has appeared on Broadway co-starring with Liv Ullman in Ghosts and in Tony Randall’s production of St. Joan as well as the lead in Sherlock Holmes for the Broadhurst Theatre, New York. Mr. Neville played Henry Higgins in the National American Tour of My Fair Lady. His performances at the Stratford Festival Theatre include Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merchant of Venice and Separate Tables and, for The Grand Theatre London, Ontario, Arsenic and Old Lace and Dear Antoine. While living in England, Mr. Neville played the title character in Coriolanus and was co-director and star of The Importance of Being Earnest for the opening of the new Nottingham Playhouse, and created the role of Alfie for the Mermaid Theatre and The Duchess Theatre. Under the direction of Sir Lawrence Olivier he played leading roles in the prestigious Chichester Festival’s opening season.|
as Gene Maxwell
Moving Malcolm DIRECTOR and WRITER
|Known as one of Canada’s busiest actors, Ben recently made his directorial debut with his self-penned feature film, Moving Malcolm. Ben also co-stars in this dramatic comedy alongside Elizabeth Berkley and John Neville.
As an actor, Ben’s recent film work includes the lead role in the up-coming release 19 Months. He also has co-starring roles in up-coming feature releases A Problem with Fear, Good Boy, and See Grace Fly.
|Having worked extensively in both Canada and Los Angeles, Ben’s past film work includes the lead role in director Bruce Sweeney’s Last Wedding, which premiered as the opening gala presentation at the prestigious 2001 Toronto International Film Festival. For his work in Last Wedding, Ben was awarded the 2001 Film Can “Best Actor” Award, was nominated for a Leo Award, a Canadian Comedy Award, and was named “Best Canadian Actor” by The Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle. For his work in 2002’s Looking for Leonard, Ben was named “Best Supporting Actor” by the Vancouver Film Critics’ Circle. Other film highlights include leading roles in film festival hits Dirty, also by Bruce Sweeney, and Zachariah, directed by Michael Roil. Dirty premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1998, and garnered critical and audience raves at The Berlin and Toronto Film Festivals that same year. For his work in Dirty, Ben was nominated for a 1998 Leo Award for “Best Actor in a Feature Film.” Zachariah was shown at 1998 Vancouver, Telluride, and AFI Film Festivals, and won the Audience Award at the 1999 Palm Springs Film Festival. In addition to numerous other lead and supporting roles in both studio and independent features, Ben has co-starred opposite Leslie Nielsen and Richard Crenna in Warner Brothers’ Wrongfully Accused, and Lena Olin in Ignition.|
|Ben is currently a series regular on the new ABC miniseries, Kingdom Hospital, written by Stephen King. His other recent television credits include Guest Starring roles on The Twilight Zone, the Dead Zone and Mysterious Ways, for which he received a Leo Award Best Actor nomination. He has appeared in over 25 television shows including DaVinci’s Inquest, Beggars and Choosers, Becker, and 7 Days.
In made for television movies, Ben has co-starred opposite Brian Dennehy in Indefensible, Stockard Channing in An Unexpected Life, and Barbara Hershey in The Stranger Beside Me. He also appeared in Once a Thief, directed by John Woo.
An accomplished stage actor as well, some of Ben’s credits include his self penned one man show Cherished and Forgotten, Frank Borg’s The Chalk Player, and David Mamet’s American Buffalo, for which Ben was nominated for a 1995 Jessie Richardson Award.
|NICHOLAS LEA as Herbert|
|Having worked extensively in film and television in the U.S., Canada and abroad, Nick was most recently seen in Ignition starring Bill Pullman. He was also a lead player in the Sony Pictures’ summer blockbuster Vertical Limit, starring alongside Bill Paxton, Chris O'Donell and Robin Tunney.
Internationally known for his 7 season portrayal of “Alex Krycek” on The X-Files, and his lead role on John Woo's Once A Thief, there are currently over 20 web sites dedicated to his burgeoning career.
Although a “USA Today” poll picked Nick as “The Next Hollywood Action Star”, he is equally at home with comedy, having recently been seen co-starring with Hong Kong film star Sean Lau as well as Bif Naked in the Canadian independent feature Lunch With Charles. He recently filmed the pilot episode of NBC’s Untitled Anne Rice Project.
|JAY BRAZEAU as George Maxwell|
|Brazeau most recently was seen in A Guy Thing, starring Jason Lee and Julia Stiles. He also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s mini-series Taken and the feature film Insomnia starring Al Pacino and Robin Williams.
Brazeau’s love affair with acting began when he was a child. “Every Saturday I’d be at the local movie theatre and I was constantly reading about film and film-making”. His credits are extensive and span almost every entertainment medium from acting on stage and in film, television and radio plays, animated features and series, to writing and directing.
|Brazeau completed three seasons with the CTV hit series Cold Squad as the coroner. He was nominated for a Gemini Award for his work on the series Stargate SG-1, he has also received four Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, plus a Pittsburgh Press Critic’s Award for Best Actor of the Year in 1988. Recent work on stage includes Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman and the 1,000 Year-old Man in 1999, A Saga. He has impressive feature film credits including Head Over Heels as the lead bad guy opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. and Monica Potter and Double Jeopardy in which he worked opposite Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones. His most recent work has him a studio head in Murder at the Cannes Film Festival. Other leading roles include the critically acclaimed feature Kissed which was chosen for the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, The Prisoner of Zelda, the pilot for Dead Man’s Gun, as well as co-starring roles in the features Kitchen Party, We’re No Angels with Robert Deniro and Sean Penn, Snow Falling on Cedars with Ethan Hawke and Scott Hicks (Director of Shine), Middlemen plus the award winning Movie of the Week The Diary of Evelyn Lau, the feature Slam Dunk Ernest as well as roles in the features Gold Diggers, Little Women and Andre. Jay was recently seen in the MOW's The Stranger Beside, M, A Very Muppet Christmas and Saint Sinner, plus the pilot for NBC The Legend of Butch and Sundance.|
|Numerous television credits include guest starring roles on Dead Man's Gun, Young Person's Guide To Be A Rockstar, Mysterious Ways, DaVinci's Inquest, U.C. Undercover, Outer Limits, So Weird, 7 Days, Millenium, Outer Limits, Poltergeist, The Sentinel, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, North of Sixty, Jake and the Kid, My Life as a Dog, The Marshall, The X-Files, The Odyssey and Lonesome Dove. Jay also voices animated projects such as The Playroom, The Big Snit and numerous radio dramas and commercials.|
|BABZ CHULA as Gisha Maxwell|
|Babz Chula is an enigmatic, charismatic woman, a celebrated actor, a sexy grandmother, and a mother of five. She earned the 2001 Gemini Award for Best Actress in a Continuing Series for CBC’s These Arms of Mine. Known as the West Coast’s “Indie Film Queen”, her collaborations with Director Bruce Sweeney in Dirty, Live Bait and Last Wedding earned her accolades from international film festivals, including the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival, which opened with Last Wedding.
Babz won a Leo Award for her performance in the short film Love Charm. Other feature films include The Date, North of Pittsburgh, Run, In Search of the Last Good Man, American Boyfriends, Immediate Family, Cousins, The Accused, Runaway and My American Cousin. She most recently guest starred on Exposed for Showcase Diva. She was a series regular on the television series Madison and The Commish and is the voice of many familiar cartoon characters. Babz was voted “Woman of the Year” by Women in Film and Video in 1996.
|She also has an extensive background in theatre, including directing A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking and will be directing a play with Acting Schmacting Productions.
as Jolea Maxwell
|Rebecca has recently been nominated for a Leo Award for Best Actor Female for the award winning short film Room. Other credits include Last Wedding, Dirty, The X-Files and The Chris Isaak Show|
|LINDA SORENSON as Ruby
|Linda Sorensen is a two time Genie Award winner. She has appeared in theatres across Canada.
Her film credits include Mordechai Richler’s Joshua Then And Now starring James Woods, for which she received a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress; Adventures In Babysitting, The Paperback Hero, Breaking Point, Stone Cold Dead, Strauss In 3/4 Time, Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs. Miller, and Draw! opposite James Coburn for which she received another Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Linda divides her time between her homes in Toronto and Vancouver.
|TOM SCHOLTE as The Mover|
|A Graduate of the University of British Columbia’s BFA Acting program, Tom Scholte is best known for his work in Vancouver’s independent film scene. He was a four time Leo Award Nominee for his performances in Live Bait, Babette’s Feet and What Else Have You Got? Last year he captured the Leo, as well as a Genie Award nomination for his work in Bruce Sweeney’s Last Wedding. Other film credits include, Snow Falling On Cedars, and The Core. Tom’s television credits include a Leo nominated and a Gemini winning appearance on DaVinci’s Inquest, as well as roles on The X-Files, Dead Man’s Gun, The Dead Zone, Jeremiah and Stargate. On stage, Tom was more recently seen in the Arts Club Theatre’ s world premiere of Morris Panych’s new play Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, and the Stanley Theatre’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace. Past theatre credits include The Crackwalker (Theatreshop), A Live Bird in its Jaws (Pink Ink), and Haunted House Hamlet (Presentation House). Over the past six years, Tom has taught acting for the stage and screen at UBC, Vancouver Film School, and Lyric School of Acting.|