Biographies

Alexandra Grace

Writer / Director / Actress

Role: Daisy

Alexandra (Ally) Grace is a 22-year-old actress and writer originally hailing from Melbourne, Australia. She wrote her first novel at age thirteen and went on to publish seven more, including The Halo Trilogy which debuted on the NYT best seller list. After falling in love with the American South and moving to Oxford, Mississippi to attend Ole Miss, Alexandra eventually re-located to Los Angeles. She now lives permanently in the City of Angels with her two pups Boo Radley and Flaubert. She is focusing full-time on acting and screen-writing. Moon People marks her directorial debut.

Harry Hains

Actor

Role: Elijah

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Harry Hains is an internationally-known actor and print model. In 2014, he made a permanent move to Los Angeles to focus full-time on developing his acting career. Talent and hard work landed him a number of diverse leading roles in features such as THE SURFACE and GROUPIES, along with supporting roles in CAIHONG CITY,  FALLEN BLOSSOMS and THE TOTAL PRINCESS. He also has several projects set to begin production in 2015 including YOU FOUND ME and THE MANGLED.  Harry works frequently as a Ford model and has appeared in almost fifty publications world-wide, including campaigns for Levi’s Made & Crafted, PACSUN, Kitsuné Paris, Skingraft and Adidas Originals.

Cece King

Actress

Role: Sarah

Cece King is an actress/writer based in Los Angeles. She grew up in New Jersey as the oldest of three children. She grew up with musicians and designers in her family so creativity and the arts were a constant in her life. With the support of her family she made the move from NYC to LA to attend film school and study film production. Quickly realizing she was putting herself in all of her student films, she decided acting was her true passion. These past two years Cece has been in four feature films, including “Treasure Hunters” which took place in the Philippines. She is currently in production on her first feature length film that she wrote herself entitled “The Broken Ones.” Cece is playing the lead and the project shoots in NYC.

Tyler Johnson

Actor

Role: Eric

Tyler Johnson was born in Washington DC, appearing in theatre productions and commercials before moving to NYC to attend NYU and the Lee Strasberg Institute. After appearing in shows such as Gossip Girl, 30 Rock, White Collar, and movies such as The Gardener of Eden and The Watermen, Tyler relocated to Los Angeles in an effort to further engage in his craft and his career. He’s honored to have worked with Alexandra and the amazing team behind Moon People, and strives to work with others who share his passion for the art of acting and filmmaking.

Paige Murtaugh

Actress

Role: The Waitress

Paige Murtaugh was raised in the theatre and on film sets. Since moving to Los Angeles she has been training in the craft of acting, working production crew, and studying film at Santa Monica College to learn all aspects of the business. She is committed to empowering women and youth to reach their full potential through creative vision.

Julie Helton

Producer

Julie Helton has been working in the motion picture industry since 1996. She became a member of the International Cinematographers Guild in 2001. Over the years, she has worked with the likes of George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg and Angelina Jolie. She has recently moved into producing and just wrapped principal photography on Run The Tide alongside Producer, Pilar Savone. In addition to Producing, she co-created a webisode series called Tribulations and recently studied film directing at UCLA. She is thrilled to partake on this new journey and always brings 110% to any project she is part of.

John Connor

Director of Photography

John Connor or “Connor” to his friends has been around film sets since he was born. From Deliverance in the 70’s to Top Gun in the 80’s,  he has worked on a number of major features. With over 20 years of experience, John has worked on multiple projects with industry giants like Tony Scott, David Fincher and J.J. Abrams. His impressive list of credits, includes involvement in major motion pictures such as; Mission: Impossible III, Her, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Fight Club,  Star Trek and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Cinematography is now second nature to John and he is heading his first full length feature Run the Tide. You can follow his progress on IMDB.com as “John T. Connor.”

Tana Roller

Production Designer

Tana Roller has been exploring the film and television industry since 1994. Working as a Casting Associate led to her involvement in major motion pictures such as; Three Kings, Pearl Harbor and Blue Crush. In 2004 she made a bold career change and moved into Production Design, where she developed a love for independent film. Her most current project, Where Brooklyn At, marks her debut as Producer and Creative Director of her first documentary film. You can check out the website www.wherebrooklynat.tv for more information.

Heather Denton

1st Assistant Director

Heather Denton has been working in film & television in a variety of positions for almost 20 years. After establishing herself as a 2nd Assistant Director on films such as Kill Bill, Clerks 2 and Taken, she took several years off to raise two adorable boys. Heather is now back at it, actively pursuing a career as a 1st AD, as it’s infinitely easier to schedule a movie & run a film set than juggle kid activities & homework. You can find Heather’s list of credits (including a Best Picture winner) on IMDB under Heather I. Denton.