Ramon Frank Quintana Eric Ruby
Ramon has been working as a professional stuntman for twelve years, with various acting credits along the way. Some of his recent projects include The Missing, Secondhand Lions, The Three Burials of Melquidas Estrada, with Tommy Lee Jones and Barry Pepper, and the TNT mini-series Into the West. Ramon's horse stunts in The Missing earned him a nomination for the Stuntman's Association's annual Best Stunt Award. He has been known for years as one of the top horse riders in Hollywood, and has worked closely with legendary stunt coordinator Walter Scott for over a decade.
Pecos Falls is Ramon's professional acting debut. He's not crazy about actors or acting, but he took the job as a personal favor and because it sounded fun. His stunt experience was a huge asset in our fight scenes, and it's also reflected in the physicality of his acting.
Chris Dempsey Bryan Blake
Chris had worked on a number of dramatic masterpieces prior to Pecos Falls, including Assault of the Party Nerds I and II, Virgin High, and California Casanova. A fixture on late night cable, Chris took quickly to the mysterious part of Bryan and showed that he was capable of serious dramatic work as well.
In addition to being a talented actor, Chris is a sculptor, painter, and metal-worker. He spent several years with the LAPD and several more as an armed forces medic. He rose to one challenge after another on this shoot handling live, venomous rattle snakes and skinning dead ones; scaling precarious cliff edges and hill sides; and taking more hits and falls than he had in his entire career combined.
The beating we gave him as Bryan doesn't reflect the way we felt about Chris, though rarely had we met such an intelligent and good-natured actor. Without his keen eye for continuity, we would have never achieved sufficient coverage. Chris served as an assistant director while acting, falling, and climbing. No director could ask for more.
Jenny Gabrielle Danielle Wyman
Jenny has had her eye on acting since she was nine years old. She left for the Interlochen Academy to study theater when she was fourteen. After two years, she decided she'd rather live than study and began traveling Europe and the United States. After several years abroad, she began an intensive schooling with renowned acting coach Eric Morris. In LA she gained some notoriety as Tamara the Punk Rock Girl in a Queers video and landed a role in Henry Jaglom's Festival in Cannes.
Jenny jumped at the chance to play the enigmatic Danielle in Pecos Falls. Although her introduction to the wilderness was rocky at times, her professionalism and dedication were marvelous. She was invigorated by her first experiences with movie fighting and stunt work, and particularly by her first taste of fake blood, which she found minty and sweet.