Matthew Lillard, Director
As an actor, Matthew Lillard has been associated with Hollywood Box Office hits (Scream, Without a Paddle, Scooby Doo Franchise) and received critical success with films like SLC Punk! and The Groomsmen. He can be seen in Alexander Payne’s next film The Descendents. FAT KID RULES THE WORLD marks his directorial début.
Jacob Wysocki, Troy
A native of Lomita, California, Jacob Wysocki landed his first professional acting job with a recurring role on the ABC Family series “Huge.” He followed this up with a critically acclaimed turn in the 2011 Sundance standout “Terri,” starring in the title role opposite John C. Reilly. Jacob received a Gotham Award nomination for Breakthrough Actor for “Terri” and was highlighted by The Huffington Post as one of 2011’s Fresh Faces in Movies.
Matt O’Leary, Marcus
Matt O’Leary most recently appeared in Andrew Niccol’s IN TIME for Fox and HBO’s Television Movie CINEMA VERTE opposite Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini. Additionally, Matt can also be seen in the independent feature, NATURAL SELECTION directed by Robbie Pickering, for which he won a Breakthrough Performance Award at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival Awards. This film also garnered four other marquee awards at the festival, including an award for winning the Narrative Feature Competition. His upcoming projects include Disney’s remake of THE LONE RANGER with director Gore Verbinksi. He most recently completed the military thriller DRONES directed by Rick Rosenthal that explores the unique moral implications of robotic warfare. Previous credits for Matt include Frailty, Spy Kids, The Alamo, Brick, Live Free or Die Hard, and Sorority Row.
Billy Campbell, Mr. Billings
Billy Campbell currently stars in the critically acclaimed AMC television series, “The Killing.” Campbell plays the role of troubled mayoral candidate Darren Richmond in the thrilling drama, which Alessandra Stanley of The New York Times describes as “scary and suspenseful, but in a subdued, meditative way that is somehow all the more chilling.” The second season will premiere April 1, 2012. Campbell is best known for starring opposite Sela Ward in the beloved ABC drama “Once and Again.” In the series, Campbell portrayed single father ‘Rick Sammler,’ a role for which he earned a 1999 Golden Globe Awards nomination in the Best Actor – Drama Series category, as well as a People’s Choice Award in the Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series category. The show was also nominated in 1999 for a Golden Globe for Best Drama Series.
Mike McCready, Composer
McCready was born in Pensacola, Florida, but moved to San Diego as a baby and then to Seattle at the age of four. His first band was called Warrior, followed by Shadow, with which he moved to Los Angeles in an unsuccessful bid at rock stardom. Thoroughly fed up with the music business, McCready was back in Seattle working at an Italian restaurant and attending community college classes when he began jamming with middle school acquaintance Stone Gossard on the material that eventually became the first Pearl Jam album.