SALVADOR BENAVIDES - Salvador Dali - Salvador recently moved to California
from Colorado where he was a member of the Tony Award-winning Denver Center
Theatre Company. As an Actor & Teacher he led theatre workshops and performed
for audiences throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Since childhood, Mr.
Benavides has been asked after introducing him as "Salvador,"
"Dali?" So it seems it is his destiny to play the famed surrealist
in "The Death of Dali." In fact, he has played Dali on three
other occasions, as well: in his own film about the artist, "Cabeza
de Coliflor," for the inaugural event celebrating the dedication
of the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Hollywood, California and for the
centennial anniversary celebration of Dalis birth (May 11, 1904) held
at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and attended by such notable
guests as Spanish Counsel General Jose Luis Dicenta Ballester & Roy Disney,
who presented the Walt Disney-Salvador Dali animated short film "Destino."
Delaney Bishop is a filmmaker and photographer based in Los Angeles. After graduating in 2002 from Artcenter, Pasadena, he was referred by a friend (French photographer Clement Jolin) to the Spanish cable station, mun2 to direct promos. Without knowing a word of Spanish, he went on to direct over 25 spots, winning numerous Promax and Advertising Age awards.
As a photographer, Delaney was named a Surface Magazine Avant Guardian. He has worked with celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Marilyn Manson and Snoop Dogg. Campaigns and editorial include Guess Marciano, Tom Ford, and Flaunt. Music videos include clips for Manson, Kinky, and Cut Chemist.
In 2008, his twenty minute short ‘Death of Salvador Dali’, featuring Dita Von Teese, was featured at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. Dali and his ‘Pinatas Revenge’ short have played festivals and events around the globe including LAFF, Seattle International, and SXSW, cumulatively winning over a dozen awards. Death of Salvador Dali is available to download through iTunes.
ROBERT CESARIO - Sigmund Freud - Robert spent the early part of his career
working in theatre after graduating from the Webster College Conservatory
of Theatre Arts in St. Louis. His favorite roles include Estragon in WAITING
FOR GODOT, Tusenbach in THREE SISTERS and Truffaldino in SERVANT OF TWO
MASTERS. Since moving to Los Angeles he has worked extensively in television
half hour comedies. His credits include THE BERNIE MAC SHOW, GIRLFRIENDS,
TITUS, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, DHARMA & GREG, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, DAVE'S
WORLD, CAROLINE IN THE CITY and DESIGNING WOMEN.
DITA VON TEESE - Gala - The Los Angeles Times calls Dita Von Teese the
"Queen of the New Burlesque Renaissance." An internationally
renowned Burlesque star and Fetish Model, Dita Von Teese brings classic
art deco and pin-up imagery to life. Following in the tradition of legends
like Lili St. Cyr, Sally Rand, and Gypsy Rose Lee, Dita is well-known
for her elaborate costumes and ornate sets. She is best known for her
martini glass show in which she performs an old fashioned strip tease
that culminates with her submerging herself in an oversized martini glass
(complete with olive sponge). As Daily Variety commented, "Its a
tasty cocktail." She has performed the show to rave reviews on the
Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and at high profile events like Marc
Jacobs Holiday Party, Christian Louboutins New York Store Opening, Garrards
London Fashion Week event hosted by Jade Jagger, designer Roland Mourets
Burns Day Event, and at the Osbournes Wedding New Years Extravaganza.
ALAN SHEARMAN - Andre Breton - Alan Shearman arrived in the US from England
in 1973 as a founder member of Low Moan Spectacular - the theatre group
with whom he created the hit comedies El Grande de Coca-Cola, Bullshot
Crummond and Footlight Frenzy. His film career got a kick start in 1979
with Joel Schumachers "Incredible Shrinking Woman". In 1983,
George Harrisons Handmade Films produced Bullshot, the stage version of
AlanŐs play, in which Alan played the title role. In the last twenty years,
Alan has appeared in nearly a hundred features and TV specials (along
with an impressive amount of voice work on hundreds more) and has proudly
added directing and screenwriting to his list of credits. He has won awards
for theatre direction and is currently developing two commissioned screenplays,
both of which will go before the cameras next year. Alan is married to
Anna Mathias - also an actor - and has a son at Columbia University who
developed his website at www.lowmoan.com.
RAPHAEL EDWARDS - Paul Eluard - Raphael Edwards was born in Wales England
in 1977. He was raised by his mother who was a dancer. During his childhood
he lived in England, America and Australia. Aswell as touring with his
mother all over the world. They settled in Australia when he was 12 and
lived there until he was 19 at which time he moved to New York to work
as a model. He then moved to London and started to study drama at Kensington
and Chelsea college for 2 years and has been taught the Lee Strasberg
method by Sam Rumbelow for the last 2 years at the Diarama Arts Center
in London. Over his years of study his primary influences were writers
and directors such as Tennesee Williams, Jean Paul Sartre, Sergio Leone,
Elia Kazan and of course Lee Strasberg. He was taken in by their work
because it was done to such a grand scale, spoke truth and seemed like
he had heard or seen these stories even before he picked up the play or
watched the film. He is moving to Los Angeles in January 2005.
FORTUNATO PROCOPIO - Cinematographer - Fortunato Procopio has also enjoyed
an extended collaboration with Saturday Night Live director Jim Signorelli
shooting many of the satiric short films that have prominently aired as
part of the SNL broadcasts. Throughout his career, Fortunato Procopio
has traveled extensively working in Mexico, Italy, England, France, Portugal,
and Japan. His recent projects include 2nd unit photography on "21
Grams" with Benicio Del Toro, Sean Penn, and Naomi Watts; National
Lampoons "Pledge This" starring Paris Hilton; and "The
Devil and Daniel Johnston" a documentary selected for competition
at the Sundance Film Festival, Ő05.
DANIEL LONG - Producer - Daniel studied Film Production at Hunter College
in New York. He began his production career in Miami as a Production Assistant.
Within two years he had his own production company producing music videos
& print shoots. With this experience behind him, he relocated to Los Angeles
where he has gained significant experience as an Assistant Director, Producer,
and Production Manager working on studio and independent feature films,
television, commercials and music video productions. Daniel is currently
in development on two feature films tentatively titled "Saving Grace"
& "Ill Be There".
CARYL FLEMMONS - Executive Producer - Born in Brockton, Massachusetts, home of boxing legends Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler. In Los Angeles, her career in film began in casting. Her experience also includes representation of production/post facilities and artists; including directorial, editorial, visual fx, graphics and sound design