'Game Over' (2013): It's about a game. A game of manipulation and love, of power and show business. A story of a secret seduction community called pickup artists a web of crucial plans, use and betrayal behind the curtain of the dazzling and colorful world of music, dance and theater. It's about a guy who is hiding a secret. A player who invented the rules when playing with lives. And the story of an innocent and gifted girl searching for the truth. A musical trip that will make you wonder: What's real, who's faking and who's crazy?
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Leonie Viola Thoene attended various programs at international acting schools
(Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London/ New York Film Academy, Los Angeles,
Stage School, Hamburg etc.) Her private education in Dance (Ballett, Contemporary,
HipHop) and singing (Musical, Soul) took place at the Pineapple Dance Studios,
London and Folkwang Hochschule, Essen. She played leading roles in musicals
and theatre plays in London, Vienna and Germany. As a director she initiated
several plays and shows, like 'The Clock Child' (nominated for the 'Youth Theatre
Days'),'Literature - We Dance it!', 'Train of Hope' (cross-generational play/won
theatre award, 'Cultre Days, Wesel').
Her Musical 'GLORIA' (script, composition) was professionally staged and went on tour 2008-2010. Leonie Viola started as the youngest German crime author at the age of 13. She is member of the board of the 'German Writers Association' and writes novels, short stories and scientific books. In 2012 her 11th book was published. For her compositions and writing she won numerous awards. She graduated in Sociology (MA) and cultural sciences (BA) and is now working on her PhD about Pickup Artists.
Derrick Redford is an American actor and producer. He began his career in College starring in several plays. After graduation he moved to FL where he booked his first role in the feature film 'Surrogates' with Bruce Willis. It was on set that he met his long time friend and mentor Ving Rhames. Derrick has since moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a professional actor. Derrick is described by his acting coach, Lesly Khan, as being 'The funny southern boy with the charm of James Spader'. Derrick is currently filming a big budget horror film titled 'Before the Dawn'.
Mr. Cass' NY & LA credits include Rounding Third (Stamford Theatre
Works), Jerusalem (NOHO Arts), Gaining Ground, RFK (Off-B'way),
Sleepwalk, Born in the RSA, Much Ado (Central Park), Henry V (Off-
B'way) and Macbeth (LA Fring). Also, All My Sons and, Stand-Up
Tragedy (Broadway & Mark Taper). Favorite regional credits are; Bill &
Eddie (Edinburgh), Tuesdays With Morrie and Chapter Two, TV &
Film credits include; ER, Like Family, Tucker, Fired Up, Cedric The
Entertainer, Night Court, Someone To Watch Over Me, 83 Hours
'til Dawn, All My Children, Loving, As The World Turns, Trail of
Tears, Boxboarders, The Family Plan, The One and The Drive.
He has taught acting at UCLA Extension, the NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and is currently the Acting for Film instructor at the New York Film Academy. He has worked with Stephen Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Taylor Hackford, John Malkovich, Celeste Holm, Tom Beringer, Abigail Breslin, Melora Hardin, Jonathan Winters, Stephen Tobolowsky, Cherry Jones & Randy Mantooth (to name a few).
Preston Mui was born in San Francisco and is known as a dancer, actor and choreographer. His credits include shows like the American Music Awards, Shake It Up Disney Channel, VMAs, The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance. He has worked with Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Black Eyed Peas, Pussy Cat Dolls and Christina Aguilera. Preston appeared as TONY in Parenthood and also starred in commercials for McDonalds, Target, Old Navy, Degree, print campaigns for Iphone, Casemate, Scion, Intel, Tmobile and Pioneer Electronics. He also went on tours with Paulina Rubio and Mariah Carey.
Jaime Venum Burgos is a well-known dancer and breakdancer. He has been on tour and in front of the camera with successful artists like Justin Bieber or Avril Lavigne. He starred in 'Step up 3D', '90210' or 'The Legion of the extraordonary dancers'. Also known as a member of the 'Skill Methodz Crew' he travels around the world to teach Bboying and works as a judge in famous battles.
'Legacy', whose full name is Jonathan Lee Perez, is a 28 year old b-boy (breakdancer) from Miami, Florida. He began dancing at the age of 15 after being influenced by dancers at a local skate park. He has also been seen in the movies B-Girl and Step Up 3D. He was a contestant in 'So You Think You Can Dance Season 6'. In the few years Legacy has been in L.A., he has accumulated an impressive resume. His highlights include a featured role in 'Stomp the Yard' and two world tours with Gwen Stefani in 2005 and 2007. He has worked with many top choreographers, including Jamal, Rich and Tone, Tina Landon, Dave Scott, and Sho-Tyme. Among other things, Legacy has appeared on the Vans Warped Tour w/ The Black Eyed Peas, the Lady of Soul Awards w/ Toni Braxton, The Video Game Awards w/ Method Man & Redman, the Latin Grammy's with Roselyn Sanchez, the MTV Movie Awards with Lindsey Lohan, The Grammy Awards with Rhianna & The Time, performances with Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera's 'Candyman' video and Janet Jackson's 'Rock With U' and is currently working on Chris Brown's next music video. Known for his acrobatic movement, distinguished for his individuality and drive, Legacy aspires to become a choreographer and director. Has been featured in:Hannah Montana The Movie, Dance Flick, Stomp the Yard, B-Girl, Step Up 3D, and Justin Bieber: Never Say Never.
Oren Pinchas Michaeli aka FLEAROCK was born and raised in Miami FL, were he learn how to breakdance. At the age of 11, he went on to move to NYC to take his dance to a higher level, and ended up moving to Los Angeles,CA Since 2004, he worked with some of the biggest names in show biz: Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Fergie, Chris Brown. He acted in a few movies like B-GIRL the movie and Step Up 3D - and is continuing to persue his career in Hollywood.
Sarah Kozlowski has graced South African screens with many commercials over the years and most noticeably caused havoc playing Pam on Isidingo- the sex tape extortionist who attempted to blackmail Ace. “It was the first audition I ever had and was convinced my agent was talking rubbish when he said I got the part”. But perhaps she is most recognizable from her supporting role on MNETs first season of The Wild, a massive MNET initiative shot entirely on HD, daily in the South African bush. She left the show to take up a full sponsorship at the New York Film Academy in 2011. The corporate entrepreneur who turned full time actress and model 3 years ago has hung up her power suit and is now spreading her wings in the City of Angels.
Kim Romano was born in the Philippines to a Filipino mother and Australian father. She constantly moved due to her step-father's career. Because of this, Kim enjoys traveling. After high school, she enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Automated Logistical Specialist. While in the U.S. Army, she enjoyed entertaining her fellow comrades by doing impersonations and joining talent shows. During that time in her life, she finally realized that she needed to pursue what she loves to do which is acting. After serving the U.S. Army for over 7 years, she decided to move to Los Angeles and whole heartedly chase acting.
She has a son who is the most important thing in her life. He is what makes Kim pursue what she loves. She believes that if she doesn't have the courage to follow her passion, she can't expect her son to do the same. She constantly strives everyday to be the perfect role model for her son. She is currently studying at New York Film Academy. She has studied under Genie Joseph, Tristen MacDonald, Christopher Cass and Robert Lipton.
Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Marina Dishka is a former dancer. She was a member of a hip-hop crew in Russia. Marina graduated with honors from Moscow University of Linguistics in 2009 and speaks four languages, in addition to her native Russian. She later moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. Marina studied acting for film in New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.
Natasha Tilly Marcuse is a vivacious eleven year old sixth grader. Her interest in acting blossomed when she became involved with musical theater and vocal performance at age four. Natasha began studying the film and television medium with acclaimed acting coach Marnie Cooper in 2011. She recently starred in the You Tube series, 'Cocovanilla and the Ice Veil Tales' and played a supporting role in the short film, 'Game Over' with Leonie Viola Thoene. Natasha’s passion for acting and singing has led her to pursue a professional career in the Dramatic Arts.
Writer, Director, Producer Cinematographer 1st Assistant Director 2nd Assistant Director Co-Producer Original Music 1st Assistant Camera 2nd Assistant Camera Gaffer Key Grip Best Boy Electric Best Boy Grip Production Designer Set Decorator Choreography Sound Mixer Make Up Stills Photographer Extras Editor Sound Editor Colorist Title Design
Leonie Viola Thoene (website) Tobias Deml (website) Zeus Merhi Maria Felix Phil Turner Raphael Dominique Thoene (website) Leonie Viola Thoene (website) Zac Eubank (website) Kingkan Siripiriyakul Alexander Aguirre (website) Glenn Lee Dicus Rafael Alarcon Hiroki Kamada (website) Lillie Levine Melanie Pasiquiri Jenae Ramirez Kim Romano Preston Mui Justin Pope (website) Karin Barragato Marina Proctor Teruaki Onodera Kingkan Siripiriyakul Sophie Ni Narimitsu Hiramitchi David Schenk (website) Alex Niedt Tobias Deml Teruaki Onodera
A few shots from "Game Over", taken directly from the film:
A set of Behind the Scenes photographs taken by Teruaki Onodera and Kingkan Siripiriyakul:
The Making Of of "Game Over" is coming soon - stay tuned!