Born in Wisconsin, Ken attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison where he earned his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy. While at UW, he studied theater, acting and film production. After graduation, Ken moved to California and took courses on advanced film production, composition and visual design and cinematography. He also studied independent film production and guerilla film making at the New York Film Academy. Ken acted in numerous stage plays at the renowned Sunset Playhouse during the late 1970s and 80s. During this time, he also kept busy doing TV and print modeling. In 1999, during the Frank Sinatra Memorial Golf Tournament in Las Vegas, Ken had the opportunity to meet and spend time with film icon Jack Lemmon. The two remained good friends and pen pals until Mr. Lemmon’s passing. Ken has been a successful pharmacist and pharmacy owner for much of his life, so it would be several years before he was able to fully pursue his love of film production and acting. This pursuit has begun to flourish due to a chance meeting with Paul Tanter and Simon Phillips of Dystopian Films. Ken has partnered with these two exceptionally talented filmmakers at Dystopian Films and has now fully established himself as both an actor and producer.
Paul Tanter is a British director, writer and producer working in independent British films. He is best known for the Rise and Fall of a White Collar Hooligan features films and the Jack trilogy (Jack Says, Jack Said and Jack Falls). He has written, directed and produced feature films starring Jason Flemyng, Danny Dyer, David O’Hara, Steven Berkoff, Dexter Fletcher, Adam Deacon, Alan Ford, Lorraine Stanley, Martin Kemp, Ricci Harnett, Vas Blackwood, Kate Magowan and Kierston Wareing.
Simon Phillips is a British actor and producer working in independent films. He is best known for the Amazon Prime TV show AGE OF THE LIVING DEAD and NETFLIX horror feature GEHENNA but has also completed the Jack Falls Trilogy and White Collar Hooligan Trilogy which rocketed his profile in the UK. He has appeared in feature films with Danny Dyer, Jason Flemyng, David O’Hara, Mark Hamill, Robert Englund, Rutger Hauer, Richard E. Grant, Art Malik and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Conner began his burgeoning career on the high school stage of his hometown. Since the age of 12, Conner has shown a vast interest in acting and, more broadly, the entertainment industry. Born in a backwater town, Conner quickly learned if he wanted to pursue this passion, he would need to work his way into larger markets in larger cities. He proceeded to perform theatrically for the next eight years all the way through high school and onto the college stage. Conner then began broadening the horizons of his creative desires through the implement of one of his favorite mediums, film.
For the last three years, Conner has used his years of acting experience to aid his pursuit of directing, producing, and editing. He has found success on a number of projects, both student and professional. Just before graduating in 2019, Conner was noticed by Dystopian Films and offered an internship to help him explore the professional film landscape. Conner would like to thank the company’s executives, Simon, Paul, and Ken, for providing many occasions for Conner to develop his skills and grow both personally and professionally. Conner graciously accepts their trust and faith in him and he always looks forward to what challenges the next project brings
Born in rural Wisconsin, Matt was taken away by technology early in his life when he built his first computer at the age of nine. Matt currently works as an assembly editor for dystopian films and digital media Technician.