Jim Horning was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Dorothy Murray and Jerry Horning. The youngest of four children, Jim spent most of his life between both New Jersey and Florida. It is no surprise to family and friends that Jim knew he would be an actor since the age of five, especially since he could often be found creating and practicing his own scripts or acting out entire pieces while playing every character.
Interestingly enough, music caused a bit of a detour as Jim’s classically trained bass/baritone allowed for him to perform his original material at festivals and shows in the late 90s and early 2000s. Turning his attention once again toward acting, Jim began to find increased work in modeling which eventually led to his being in front of the camera.
With his unique look (due in part to a mixed heritage including Irish, Scottish, German, Italian and American Indian) Jim is often cast in very diverse and varying roles. Be sure to look for meaningful and intense work from this very unique talent.
Jim can be seen in such films as Paying Mr. McGetty, The Infiltrator, Wild Bill Hickock: Swift Justice, A Fitful Mind and Grey Room: Haven’s Mill.
Shanel Sparr takes on the role of one of our two main adventurers, Rita. Sparr is a recent graduate of University of Central Florida’s Acting program with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Her previous acting credits include Maggie in Lend Me A Tenor, Susy in Wait Until Dark, and Ana in The Baltimore Waltz. Her previous assistant directing credits include Footloose, The Foreigner, and The 39 Steps. Along with her recent casting in Seekers of the Lost World, Shanel recently played The Woman in an originally conceived piece for the Orlando Fringe Festival entitled Shatter as well as Lucy in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. She is also working on an interactive theatrical gaming experience entitled When Shadows Fall as the character Gold. Shanel also enjoys creating websites, photography, and her two cats: Alex and Lu. She looks forward to continuing creating in all avenues of art.
Allison Farrell takes on the crucial role of Sara O’Hara in Seekers of the Lost Worlds.
Farrell is an actress, singer-songwriter, and comedian. She has been involved in both stage and screen productions from a very young age, and has recently ventured into the world of Voice Acting. Her most well-known role is that of Kira in the highly rated web series Afterworld. Allison is extremely excited to be joining this wonderful cast and crew for what she hopes is the start of something incredible.
Debbie Viguié plays the role of The Curator in Seekers of the Lost Worlds.
Debbie is the New York Times Bestselling author of over a fifty novels including the Wicked series co-authored with Nancy Holder and the Witch Hunt series. Much of Debbie’s writing has a dark edge to it, including her retold fairy tales, her latest being Robin Hood: Demon’s Bane (co-authored with James Tuck), a retelling of the classic Robin Hood story infused with black magic and sorcery. In addition to her epic dark fantasy work Debbie also writes thrillers including the wildly popular Psalm 23 Mysteries and the Kiss trilogy.
Debbie also has extensive acting experience in the theater and has a starring role in Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom.
When Debbie isn’t busy writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, visiting theme parks. They live in Florida with their cat, Schrödinger.
Dean Chandler Bowden plays the role of Captain McIntosh, a 17th century pirate. He’s a veteran actor who has appeared in film (Andersonville) and is a regular cast member of the annual Ren Faire in Sarasota, Florida.
Doctor Scott Viguié plays the role of Doctor Scott (see what we did there?), an archaeologist who puts Jason and Rita on the path to finding Atlantis. It’s the perfect role for Doctor Viguié, who is actually an archaeologist! In addition to that, he is a California licensed attorney, author and the star and creator of Doctor Geek’s Laboratory of Applied Geekdom – a popular full cast audio program that is transitioning into a web series and travelling science fair.