Altered Reality

2024 Psychological Thriller


When Oliver is isolated at Spring Manor, a mysterious caretaker named Jack approaches him with an impossible task. When Oliver rebuffs him, Jack suddenly vanishes but leaves Oliver a gift - a medicine that doesn't yet exist. Oliver takes the pills, not realizing that in doing so, he unwittingly enters a pact with Jack and an unscrupulous business partner. Oliver's new fame and fortune are short-lived as his daughter disappears on a family outing at the Manor. Oliver is beyond devastation and wants his old life back, but this deal with the devil has a no-return policy, or does it? This gripping supernatural thriller explores greed, family, and redemption, keeping you guessing until the end.

Cast & Crew

Tobin Bell

Tobin Bell is an American actor with a career in film, television and theater spanning three decades. He was born in Queens, New York and raised in Weymouth, Mass. His mother is the British actress Eileen Bell. He is perhaps best known for his role as the iconic villain "Jigsaw" in the Saw film series...for which he received MTV Award nominations in 2007 & 2009. He's a graduate of Boston University and has a Masters Degree in Education from Montclair State University. He studied acting with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse and Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York. He is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio and a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Lance Henriksen

An intense, versatile actor as adept at playing clean-cut FBI agents as he is psychotic motorcycle-gang leaders, who can go from portraying soulless, murderous vampires to burned-out, world-weary homicide detectives, Lance Henriksen has starred in a variety of films that have allowed him to stretch his talents just about as far as an actor could possibly hope. He played "Awful Knoffel" in the TNT original movie Evel Knievel (2004), directed by John Badham and executive produced by Mel Gibson. Henriksen portrayed "Awful Knoffel" in this project based on the life of the famed daredevil, played by George Eads. Henriksen starred for three seasons (1996-1999) on Millennium (1996), Fox-TV's critically acclaimed series created by Chris Carter (The X-Files (1993)). His performance as Frank Black, a retired FBI agent who has the ability to get inside the minds of killers, landed him three consecutive Golden Globe nominations for "Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Drama Series" and a People's Choice Award nomination for "Favorite New TV Male Star".

Henriksen was born in New York City. His mother, Margueritte, was a waitress, dance instructor, and model. His father, James Marin Henriksen, who was from Tønsberg, Norway, was a boxer and merchant sailor. Henriksen studied at the Actors Studio and began his career off-Broadway in Eugene O'Neill's "Three Plays of the Sea." One of his first film appearances was as an FBI agent in Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon (1975), followed by parts in Lumet's Network (1976) and Prince of the City (1981). He then appeared in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) with Richard Dreyfuss and François Truffaut, Damien: Omen II (1978) and in Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff (1983), in which he played Mercury astronaut Capt. Wally Schirra.

James Cameron cast Henriksen in his first directorial effort, Piranha II: The Spawning (1982), then used him again in The Terminator (1984) and as the android Bishop in the sci-fi classic Aliens (1986). Sam Raimi cast Henriksen as an outrageously garbed gunfighter in his quirky western The Quick and the Dead (1995). Henriksen has also appeared in what has developed into a cult classic: Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark (1987), in which he plays the head of a clan of murderous redneck vampires. He was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in the TNT original film The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998).

In addition to his abilities as an actor, Henriksen is an accomplished painter and potter. His talent as a ceramist has enabled him to create some of the most unusual ceramic artworks available on the art market today. He resides in Southern California with his wife Jane and their five-year-old daughter Sage.

Edward Asner

Edward Asner was born of Russian Jewish parentage in Kansas City, to Morris David Asner (founder and owner of the Kansas City-based Asner Iron & Metal Company) and his wife Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Seliger). After attending college, Ed worked various jobs, including in a steel mill, as a door-to-door salesman and on an assembly line for General Motors. Between 1947 and 1949, he attended the University of Chicago. The onset of the Korean War saw him drafted into the U.S. Army Signals Corps and posted to France where he was primarily assigned clerical tasks. Upon demobilization, Asner joined the Playwrights Theatre Company in Chicago but soon progressed to New York. In 1955, he appeared off-Broadway in the leading role of the beggar king Jonathan Peachum in Brecht's Threepenny Opera. Five years later, he made his debut on the Great White Way in the courtroom drama Face of a Hero, co-starring alongside Jack Lemmon. He also began regular TV work in anthology drama.

From the early '60s, Asner, now based in California, earned his living as a busy supporting actor. His many noted guest appearances included turns in Route 66 (1960), The Untouchables (1959), The Fugitive (1963), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) (sinister dictator-in-exile Brynov), The Invaders (1967) (twice -- as aliens) and How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (1998) (one of a couple of ghostly residents in a haunted mansion). Heavy-set and distinctively gravelly-voiced, Asner established his reputation as tough, robust and uncompromising (though, on occasion, good-hearted) authority figures. Excellent at conveying menace, he was memorably cast as the brutish patriarch Axel Jordache in Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) and as the slave ship's morally conflicted master, Captain Thomas Davies, in Roots (1977), which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award in 1977. The immensely prolific Asner (417 IMDB screen credits!) would receive seven Emmys in total (from 21 nominations), all Primetime, and become the only actor to win in both the comedy and drama category for the same role. That was also the part which made Asner a household name: the gruff, snarky newspaper editor Lou Grant (1977). Grant began as a mainstay on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), a 30-minute sitcom.

When the character was promoted to West Coast editor of The Los Angeles Tribune, Asner went on to star in his own much acclaimed drama series. Despite consistently high ratings, the show was axed after five seasons amid rumours of disharmony between the star and producers, possibly due to the former's outspoken political views. Indeed, Asner has been a controversial figure as an activist and campaigner, engaged in a variety of humanitarian and political issues. A self-proclaimed liberal Democrat, he published a book in 2017, amusingly titled "The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs."

Between 1981 and 1985, Asner served twice as President of the Screen Actors Guild, during which time he was critical of former SAG President Ronald Reagan -- then the president of a greater concern -- for his Central American policy. In 1996, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and in 2002 received the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award. In addition to appearing on screen and stage, he performed extensive work for radio, video games and animated TV series. He voiced the lead character Carl Fredricksen in Pixar's Oscar-winning production of Up (2009), starred as Santa in Elf (2003), and played Nicholas Drago in The Games Maker (2014). Ed passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 91 on August 29, 2021.

Charles Agron

Writer/director/producer/actor Charles Agron most recently acquired through his K Street Pictures banner Last Call, starring John Malkovich and Rhys Ifans directed by Steven Bernstein for release later this year and previously acquired the indie feature Alex & Eve in 2017, starring Andrea Demetriades and Richard Brancatisano directed by Peter Andrikidis which was released around the country.
Agron previously starred, wrote, and produced the horror film Monday at 11:01 am starring Lance Henriksen, Briana Evigan, and Lauren Shaw and previously teamed with director, Victor Salva (Jeepers Creepers), and produced and wrote the indie feature Dark House, starring Lesley-Anne Down (The Great Train Robbery) and Tobin Bell (Saw).

Agron acknowledges that his primary literary influences are Rod Serling’s seminal television series, The Twilight Zone, and the various works of author Stephen King, especially The Shining. & Eve.

Agron was born in Los Angeles, California. He later moved to Santa Barbara and attended Laguna Blanca High School. A pre-med student at UCLA, Agron also worked for the National Physician’s Association, where he lobbied for doctor’s rights in Washington D.C. However, Agron’s future was not in medicine or law.

Thanks to Elaine Young, a family friend, he was encouraged to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. Between Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, he studied acting, filmmaking, and the business side of the movie industry, while simultaneously producing short films. His first project, produced in Los Angeles, was a dark comedy short film, I Live in Los Angeles, which played on the festival circuit.

On the acting front, Agron was fortunate enough to hook up with the Lena Harris Studio, which operates on the 20th Century Fox lot. He followed that educational experience with a lengthy association with renowned acting coach John Sarno. Sarno spent seven years with Agron, who decided that acting would be one of his main pursuits.

Alyona Khmara

Alyona Khmara (“Caroline Cook”) is a Eurasian actress born and raised in Western Ukraine, residing in Los Angeles, CA. Years of dance training opened global opportunities for Alyona to work as a professional dancer in South Korea, China and India, where she performed in over a dozen Bollywood films.

Alyona moved to Los Angeles in 2012 and studied the craft of acting at renowned studios like The Actors Room, Ivana Chubbuck, John Kirby, and Stephanie Feury's Studio. Alyona has appeared in national commercials (IBM, Verizon, Volkswagen, and Comcast Xfinity), booked a co-star role on Ray Donovan, and appeared in a number of short films and independent projects that received multiple festival awards.
Fluent in Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish and American English, Alyona is constantly adding skills to stand out in this evolving market. With the reminiscence of the sweet sadness of Audrey Hepburn, but most importantly her unique-self, Alyona brings a strong camera presence, a natural authentic approach, creative in-depth character development, professionalism, and European elegance, with the most important component -- a fun-loving presence on the set.

Krista Dane Hoffman

Krista Dane Hoffman (“Alex Parker”) Krista grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers as a child on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.  Even as a young child, she had a serious passion for the stage, and loved both acting and singing, (and dancing like Elaine Benes...she hopes you know that Seinfeld reference).

Five years ago, Krista moved out to LA, trading in riding the subway to jamming out to Led Zeppelin in her car stuck in traffic.  When she's not busy being her own stage mom, she loves to escape to hike in the mountains and explore beaches.

Most recently, Krista's performance in the short film The Babies has won her 3 Best Actress Awards at various film festivals, and the film has additionally won 20 awards already in the film festival circuit this season. She also has a national commercial for Lays & Ballpark Franks running this year. 

She is currently filming her recurring role on the series Sangre Negra (Robert Miano, Eric Roberts, Erik Estrada), which will be streaming on Amazon soon. She also shot 4 films this past fall, including The Nesting Doll (Lesly Nicol, Brooke Elliott, French Stewart). 

Krista has appeared on 30 Rock, the show Bar Karma produced by the Sim's creator, Z-Rock on IFC, and Beauty Queen Murders on ID Channel. She's been very busy filming commercials including national spots for Coors Light, Carl's Jr., Dr. Pepper, and Target, and many short films and indie features including Gala & Godfrey, which swept many film festivals awards last season.
Krista has a long time background in musical theater, one of her favorite performances was when she brought tears and laughter to her audience playing Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors. She has performed Off-Broadway and in many New York theater festivals.
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