Mark is an accomplished actor from TV’s Boston Legal and Human Target and the Films Dark Night Returns II, and Zero-Dark-Thirty, before teaming up with fellow Ogdensburg local Ethan Henry to create ZBURG. He splits his time between Los Angeles, CA, and the St. Lawrence River.
Born and raised in Ogdensburg, Ethan Henry is a prolific film maker and musician to watch out for. He and his production company Ignorant Tourist made the cult film Infected: Call of The Hero, Zaris Space Adventurer, Davis and others.
Morgan Elliot is a cinematographer, editor, writer and director from Canton, NY. He teaches videography and documentary film at SUNY Canton, writes short stories, and referees high school basketball. His work can be found at Ridge 44 Productions
April is a professionally trained hair and makeup artist, and accomplished multitasker. April quickly moved on from powder and props up to be an effective Production Coordinator in no time. She is the owner of April’s Hair Studio located in Black Lake, NY.
Erin is a producer and actor currently living in Boston. She studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts as well as improv at Second City in Chicago, and has most recently appeared on HBO in Vinyl and on Lifetime in Black Car and Mystery of Michelle. Originally from Ogdensburg, Erin is thrilled to work with this generous and talented cast and crew.
Nicole was born in Lebanon, NH and settled in St. Lawrence County to raise her family. She worked as a DJ and radio co-host before joining the cast of ZBurg. Nicole is an avid multi-media artist and enjoys the warmer months camping on the St Regis River. Twitter and Instagram are both @supermorgann
Jon is a local actor and filmmaker. His previous fcredits include: The Call of a Hero: The Infected , Zaris Vierom Space Adventurer . The Ogdensburg area native holds a Bachelors degree in Graphic and Multimedia Design and is self employed at Jonnycake Productions. He has a awesome pet cat Lem and his hobby is taking his family to the Drive-In Theater nearly every weekend in Summer.
Dave attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in Graphic Design. He recently served as Museum Interpreter at the Frederic Remington Art Museum. Together with the love of his life, Karyn Sullivan, an Ogdensburg native, they have a family that includes their dog, Baxter, and three cats: Pabeeje, Minnie and Charlotte. His freelance work can be found at daveferryart.com
Zburg marks Aaron’s first acting experience. He’s a natural talent, hard worker and shows an interest in film making. He lives in Ogdensburg and attends OFA Middle School.
Garrett grew up in Ogdensburg and promptly moved west for work as a white-water raft guide, a snowboard instructor & downhill mountain bike trail crewman. Several years ago Garrett returned to be closer to family, the river & start his landscaping business – River Roots Landscaping. He enjoys wake skating, mountain biking, snowboarding, and x-country skiing.
Allexa Hooper is a recent high school graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy. Her hobbies include: dancing, singing, piano, and playing clarinet in the marching band. Allexa acted in numerous plays and musicals, and she's a songwriter too with her single “Broken Ones Lie.” Allexa plans to attend college at SUNY Plattsburgh to study Civil Engineering.
Jennifer is an officer manager and licensed veterinarian. Her previous credits include Prisoner of Time (2016) and Faithful Companion (2016). She enjoys horseback riding and films: Sci-Fi, Horror, Adventure and Westerns. She looks forward to new projects in the future and dreams of being able to pay off her student loans one day.
Evelyn is a gifted and playful young performer. She is very happy to be working on one her father Ethan’s projects.
Brady John Shaver lives in Ogdensburg, NY with his Parents Jon and Jennifer and his two siblings Emilyn and Henry. Though Piker runs things in Zburg, Brady just finished fifth grade and attends John F. Kennedy Elementary school. He enjoys making short films and creating comics and artwork. His dream job is to work for Pixar when he gets older.
Richard is from Queens, NY where he started making music, and appeared in the music video DJ JS-1 Last To Know. He is grateful that he chose to move to Ogdensburg and the opportunity to start working on Zburg and other film and music projects. https://soundcloud.com/thegodrashid/survival Instagram @thegodrashid
Giovanni was cast to play Alito with no prior acting experience and brought an unexected depth and danger to the character. Gio is from Puerto Rico by birth and now lives near Depeyster. He loves pizza, the New York Giants and now, the North Country.
A native of Ogdensburg, NY for 40 years. Served in the USAF (10yrs) station at Dover AFB DE. Married for 25 years and together they have raised a son and two daughters. Currently employed with the city of Ogdensburg. Enjoys golfing, fishing, boating and spending time with family and friends at the River House, located on the majestic St. Lawrence river.
Allysha is a 2012 graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy after which she served four years in the United States Navy. She continues to add some authenticity to Zburg law enforcement from her real-life job as a Corrections Officer at the St Lawrence County Jail. Allysha is recently married; she and Elaini Bracy live in Ogdensburg, NY.
Martha Valley is a retired nurse and founder of Sunny Day Nursery School. Martha is a lifelong resident of Ogdensburg and at present enjoys spending time at the river and volunteer service. Zburg marks her first time acting since a 1962 stage production of “Our Hearts Were Young and Gay” by Jean Kerr, playing the lead role of Emily at St. Mary’s Academy.
Lynne Valley is a New York based actress. She enjoys strolling in Central Park and travel. Last seen on Spike Lee’s Netflix series She’s Gotta Have It, and CBS Bull, her favorite role was Daphne on NBC 30 Rock. She is thrilled to have worked with her brother Mark on Zburg. LYNNE VALLEY – Legit Reel LYNNE VALLEY – Commercial reel
Byrd is a Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, visual artist, and actor. Brad's music has been featured in dozens of film and TV shows, notably in ABC, FOX, and MTV. Valley's brother in law, this marks Brad’s inauspicious acting debut. http://www.bradbyrdofficial.com/
Marnie's focus is on writing, directing and producing. She has produced and directed music videos, and manages Elusive Tiger Productions with her husband Brad Byrd. Marnie has had several small TV appearances, and is excited to get back in front of the camera and work with her brother Mark.
Ryan started out with a small role dressed as the Phantom of the Opera, but made himself indispensable assisting with crew duties and developing the character of Phillip, Harry’s cousin, allegedly. Ryan is a member of St. John’s Theater Conservatory, a film maker, and musician. He also delivers court summons in his spare time – out of costume.
This is Dan's first acting experience. He runs Reagan's Collision in Ogdensburg and spends his time remodeling vintage Corvettes.
Nick is another creative local. His songs Zburg and Before You Go have been generously made available to the production. Nick is a professional musician, touring New York State and the East Coast year-round. He’s a gifted storyteller, songwriter and fisherman. His most recent album Breathe is available on CD Baby. And, it was his fantastic idea to play Duff's Tavern in episode 15.
Nick Keene npkeene.com is a director, producer, actor, editor and designer born in NYC. He started acting professionally at the age of 10 as the lead in Fidelio, at the Network Theater. He attended Trinity School, Vassar College and, then to study Acting/Directing at Circle in the Square in New York City. Aside from editing work, Nick manages the Egremont B&B and music venue in Egremont, Mass.