Fiona Palomo recently broke out in the Netflix smash hit, “Outer Banks” as a series regular; she plays Sofia, a Pogue desperate to be part of high society. She has also starred as Sister Maria on the Netflix series “Control Z” and appeared in the 11:11 Films series, LA NEGOCIADORA. She is also one of the stars in the popular Mexican TV show “Gossip Girl: Acapulco.” Fluent in both Spanish and English, Fiona has a background in song and dance. She is the daughter of Mexican TV icon, Eduardo Palomo.
A second-generation actor, son of award-winning actress Camryn Manheim, Milo was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After growing up on the sets of “The Practice” and “Ghost Whisperer,” Milo was bitten by the acting bug and has since become a sought after actor in his own right. Milo has had a big year so far, starring in three very well-received projects in March alone including Paramount+'s YA drama series SCHOOL SPIRITS, Disney's rom-com PROM PACT, and Disney's DOOGIE KAMEALOHA, M.D. Rounding out 2023, Milo will star in Sony's JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM as Joseph and Eli Roth's thriller THANKSGIVING. In 2022, Milo reprised his lead role as charismatic zombie Zed in Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3, the third installment in Disney's hugely successful franchise. Milo also appeared opposite his Z-O-M-B-I-E-S co-star Meg Donnelly in a recurring role for ABC's “American Housewife.” He wowed audiences and came in second place in the 27th season of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS.
Omid Djalili is a multi-award-winning stand-up comedian, actor, host, and writer. He has been performing his stand up to huge acclaim since 1994, including “The Good Times Tour” in 2022. His feature films include JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM, LOVE AGAIN, THE MUMMY, THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN III, CASANOVA, ANITA & ME, MEAN MACHINE, SPY GAME, GLADIATOR, and NOTTING HILL. In addition to numerous television credits, Omid appeared on stage as Tevye in the highly acclaimed Fiddler On The Roof and as Fagin in Oliver! “Tonight With Omid” (Emshab ba Omid), a Persian language chat/sketch show, made its debut on BBC Persia in 2022.
Originally from Toronto, Rizwan moved to New York in the early 1990s to pursue his dream of acting. During his early career, Rizwan landed recurring roles in “Privileged,” “Better Off Ted,” and “24.” In 2010, Rizwan landed his breakout role as a series regular in the NBC comedy “Outsourced.” His most notable credits include “Schitt's Creek,” “Perfect Harmony,” “The Magicians,” “Mr. Robot,” and “Peacemaker.” He played the supporting role of LeFou in ABC's live action/animated blended special of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A 30th CELEBRATION. Most recently, Rizwan was in SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS.
Geno Segers just filmed a leading role in JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM, directed by Adam Anders. He was recently on NBC's ”Perfect Harmony,” and starred on ”Yellowstone” for Paramount TV. Geno was previously seen in the comedy film GAME OVER MAN! for Netflix. He starred in BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, which premiered at TIFF. He was a series regular on the critically acclaimed series ”Banshee” and in ”Bone Tomahawk,” where he starred opposite Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, and Kathryn Morris. Geno's breakout role was as Mufasa in the worldwide tour of Disney's The Lion King.
MŌRIAH is a Mexican-American recording artist, actress, and producer. Her film credits include starring in BECAUSE OF GRACIA, and as legendary singer Loyce Whiteman in the upcoming Ronald Reagan biopic alongside Dennis Quaid. In addition to JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM, she plays Bathsheba in the television series “The Chosen.” She co-produced the film UNSUNG HERO, which releases in 2024. MŌRIAH co-hosted K-LOVE/AccessMore's most successful podcast, “BECOMING:us,” alongside her husband Joel Smallbone. Her album “BRAVE” hit number 9 on Billboard's CCM charts; she self-produced and wrote her latest EP Curtain Call, as well as all of the accompanying live performance videos; and is currently writing songs for a country album.
Joel Smallbone is an Australian actor and one-half of the 4-time GRAMMY® award-winning pop duo for KING & COUNTRY with his brother Luke. He began his career as an on-stage performer and child actor in short films with his writer/director brother Ben Smallbone. Joel landed his first starring role alongside Billy Ray Cyrus in 2014 in the film LIKE A COUNTRY SONG, followed by the 2016 independent film PRICELESS, which he co-wrote and played the lead role. He also co-wrote, co-directed, and starred in a feature film set to release 2023 called UNSUNG HERO, a story about his family's immigration to America.
Lecrae is a rapper, CEO, actor, New York Times bestselling author, investor, activist, and “a kid raised in Hip Hop culture who came to know Jesus.” Before the Grammys®, before releasing the #1 Album in the country (Anomaly, 2014), Lecrae dropped arguably the most seminal project in his catalog, Church Clothes. In the 10 years since Church Clothes dropped, the mission remains the same: To represent faith and Hip-Hop with an unashamed edge that challenges the Church to live up to its potential and encourages the Culture to reconcile with its Savior.
Stephanie Gil is a talented young Spanish actress, whose career already encompasses several works in film and television, including the films FATIMA and TERMINATOR: DARK FATE. She has been in the Malaga Film Festival twice: with THE BEST SUMMER OF MY LIFE and THE SILENT WAR. She also appeared in the television series “The Salisbury Poisonings.” Stephanie lived and studied for several years in London and is completely bilingual in Spanish and English; she also speaks French fluently. She is in JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM and is filming her first project in French, playing the role of Anne of Austria, Queen of France.
Antonio Banderas, an international movie star known for many beloved roles, began his acting career in Málaga, Spain before moving to Madrid and joining the National Theatre of Spain. His first movie role was in 1982; in 1988, he was in the Academy Award®-nominated film WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN. He made his Hollywood debut in the 1992 film THE MAMBO KINGS. He has starred a number of fan-favorite series, including the ZORRO, SPY KIDS, SHREK, and PUSS IN BOOTS franchises. He earned an Academy Award® nomination for best actor for his role as Salvador Mallo in PAIN AND GLORY. In addition to his acting, Antonio has also written, produced, and directed films. In JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM, he plays the role of King Herod.
Adam Anders is a four-time Grammy® nominee and two-time People's Choice Award winner. For many years, he served as the executive music producer of “Glee” and recently re-teamed with “Glee” co-creator Ryan Murphy to produce Netflix's feature film, THE PROM. His company, Anders Media Inc., produces film and television content for global audiences. He has sold more than 100 million records and worked with artists ranging from the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus to Andy Grammar and Ceelo Green. His music has been heard in such film productions as HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, THE WEDDING PLANNER, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, and ROCK OF AGES. His many other credits include executive producing the television shows “Perfect Harmony” for NBC and the international hit teen musical “Kally's Mashup,” which he created based on his own life. His credits also include executive producing the faith-based FOX live television event “The Passion,” starring Tyler Perry, which generated the #1 soundtrack on Billboard.
Nikki Anders is a singer and songwriter who was the founding member of the multi-platinum Christian group AVALON. She previously has penned songs for film and TV including “Glee,” “Kally's Mashup,” “The Young Victoria,” and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL; as well as for artists ranging from Sheryl Crow to Selena Gomez. She also starred in the reality show “The Glee Project” and served as its music mentor.
Ryan Busse is a film and television producer based in Los Angeles. In 2018, Busse founded the film and TV production company STORY Collective with his friend and former colleague Stephen Meinen. STORY Collective recently completed production on the feature film THE STRANGERS’ CASE, as well as JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM. Additionally, Busse and STORY Collective have film and television projects set up with the aim of telling thought-provoking stories that shift culture with commercial appeal. Prior to starting STORY Collective, Busse spent five years at Allison Shearmur Productions (ASP), where he was intimately involved in the development and production of THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN; SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY; ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY; POWER RANGERS; A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS; NERVE; and Disney’s CINDERELLA, among others. Busse began in the talent department at WME where he worked for several years, the last of which spent as the talent coordinator.
As a film producer and creative executive for more than 25 years, Steve Barnett has built an impressive track record of creatively and financially successful films that have generated global box office revenues in excess of $1 Billion. Barnett has developed, produced, or supervised more than 20 feature films covering all genre and budget ranges such as the box-office smash 300, THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, and THE MIST. Barnett produced the Netflix hit, A WEEK AWAY, and is in post-production on SOMETHING HERE, a country musical; HITMAN; and VALIANT ONE, a military thriller—his directorial debut. As a hands-on, creative producer who has worked closely with filmmakers on every aspect of the feature-film process, making the transition to directing was a natural progression for Barnett as a storyteller. Barnett is Partner/CEO of Monarch Media, where he manages the film development, production, and financing of a robust slate of feature film and television projects.