MICHAEL RAY ESCAMILLA
Both an accomplished stage and screen actor, Michael Ray has appeared opposite Robert Duvall in A NIGHT IN OLD MEXICO, alongside Laura Linney in Showtime's THE BIG C, was part of an ensemble cast that included Ed Harris, Eva Longoria & Michael Peña in FRONTERA, HOT PURSUIT with Reese Witherspoon and Sofía Vergara and Steven Caple Jr.'s THE LAND, which premiered at SUNDANCE. He received the prestigious OBIE Award for his performance in Heather Woodbury's A TALE FOR TWO CITIES in New York City, a HELEN HAYES Award from the Kennedy Center in Washington DC for his performance in Craig Wright's RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS, and the San Antonio Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for BEST ACTOR Award for the lead performance in his own film CRUZANDO. Michael's upcoming projects include the Indie feature UNDER MY SKIN, along with the dark comedy EL TONTO opposite Charlie Day and Kate Beckinsale, both set to be released in 2020. Currently, he can be seen in all three seasons of John Singleton's television show, SNOWFALL, on FX.
Luis Bordonada joined the Army after graduating High School. He started his theatre education under the guidance of Prof. Hector Serrano, founder of Viva El Paso and Shakespeare on The Rocks Theater Festival. His first break in film came from the Hughes Brothers and their film, The Book of Eli. In the same year Luis was cast as the lead in the award winning independent film, Ilegales (Illegal), for which he earned a Best Actor Award in Chicago's Naperville Independent Film Festival. He has had recurring roles FX's The Bridge, AMC's Better Call Saul, along with guest starring on A&E's Longmire. He will next star alongside Allison Tolman, Sophie Reid and Jobeth Williams in Barracuda, which premiered in SXSW 2017. Luis plays Nelson Herrera on Starz' new critically acclaimed series, Vida. He recently wrapped on the show's second season due for release on the Spring of 2019.
Luis is the son of a retired Army sergeant, Alexander Bordonada, who served three combat tours in Vietnam and Korea. This made his portrayal as Charlie Burroughs in the feature film SGT Will Gardner his most intimate role to date. SGT Will Gardner is Max Martini's directorial debut and is due for theatrical release January 11, 2019.
Karen Sours Albisua
A native of Mexico City, Karen studied acting and directing at Texas State University. Upon graduation, she moved to New York to continue her studies at Circle in the Square Theatre School where she met her mentor Alan Langdon. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
TV: Recurring roles in FX's The Bridge, Showtime's The Chi, and PBS' We are NY. Film: Insidious, Sin Cielo, Negative, La Dama, Another Slave Narrative, and Going Local. NY Theater: She Like Girls by Chisa Hutchison (GLADD Award Winner, Ohio Th), Tennessee Williams Collected Shorts (Theatre Row, dir Matthew Lillard), Theresa Rebeck's Katie & Frank (Cherry Lane, dir Pamela Adlon), Shanley's Four Dogs and a Bone, and Beth Henley's The Debutante Ball (24hr Play Fest, Circle in the Square on Broadway), and The Seagull (dir Alan Langdon). LA Theater: Handcuffed to Darkness (VS Theater) which she both produced and starred in, Bernardo Cubría's The Giant Void in my Soul, and The Tragedy (The Pico).
Karen serves as an Associate Artistic Dir and Literary Manager of Animus Theatre Co in NY, and is a member of Ammunition Theatre Co in LA. She recently joined Mesquite Productions where she's devoloping and producing independent films. Spirit Animal: Panzas! Karen’s psychotic, lovable, Mexican-born, NY-raised, LA-based, coyote chasing, English Springer Spaniel.
David Barrera is a veteran television actor who has appeared in over one hundred TV shows including Castle, Dirty John, The Big Bang Theory, CSI: Miami, The Closer, N.C.I.S., Medium, The Mentalist, Heroes, The West
Wing, NYPD: Blue and 24 for which he received an ALMA Award nomination.
Most recently, David has been seen in recurring roles on critically acclaimed shows like Bosch, What/If with Renée Zellweger, The Bridge, HBO's Emmy Nominated Generation Kill and Chance opposite Hugh Laurie on HULU. David has been seen in films such as Universal’s family comedy Evan Almighty starring Steve Carrell. Other film credits include Infinity directed by Matthew Broderick, The United States of Leeland, starring Don Cheadle, and No Way Back with Russell Crowe. David is currently recurring on the ABC Situation Comedy United We Fall. David received his B.F.A. from the prestigious acting conservatory at Southern Methodist University and earned his M.F.A. from the Professional Actor Training Program at The University of California, San Diego. While at U.C.S.D he was awarded the Princess Grace Award in acting.
He resides in Los Angeles with his talented wife, actress Maria Canals-Barrera and their two beautiful daughters.