Introducing: The “Ellman” Ellery Alexis, and Liz Giran, co-owners of Shire Productions,www.shire-productions.com. Daringly Innovative : Combining the raw talent of independent artists with new streaming platform!
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Our team creates daringly innovative productions, using next level streaming platform. We specialize in Cinema, TV, Music, Sports, Theatre, The Arts, Modeling, and More!
The Ellman brings independent artists together and builds a team to access new stream platform. We do this by teaching, encouraging, and listening to the artists. As we take the team to the next level, we’ve become like family to each other! Together, we set goals and achieve success. We expect a lot from ourselves and each other, and as we gain success, we begin to trust each other, building a strong, dedicated team.
Ellery Alexis and Shire Productions providing new streaming platforms. Also exploring , and bringing life and hope to independent artists! We also Partner with Time Warner and Comcast Cable. Therefore we’re able to give our investors and partners a discounted rate on programming with ourselves and advertising with Time Warner and Comcast.
Shire Productions Streaming TV and Radio Networks are set to launch in 2016! With free apps for TV and Radio, we’re going to blanket The United States and The World!
Our vision is to bypass the huge production companies, that specialize in commercial artists. To provide ourselves, independent artists and partners a platform. Such as exposure on our Networks. Daringly programming, and possibly having a channel to on our Streaming TV or Radio Networks.
Projects in Development for the TV/Radio Networks:
Northsiders: A Sitcom whose focus, is no matter what the world thinks of you, you’re special the way you are! Including the bizarre, dysfunctional, young adults who must co-exist in Chicago. These young adults love The Chicago Cubs baseball team!
The Horror Feature, The Bowel: Kiri Craw’s body was never found. Only three living people know the truth of what happened to her; Joss Holden, her jock boyfriend, Ian Fane, the spiritual fanatic, incarcerated for her disappearance; and Dexter Craw, her mentally disturbed brother who furiously insists, Joss’ testimony against Ian is a lie. No One believes him. The Secret to this Dark, supernatural, sadistic puzzle is warded in the confines of A Demonic Tomb, known as The Bowel.
The Unpredictables: A daring, edgy comedy organization. Pushing The Envelope for Live and Cinematic Creation.
His Modeling And Cinematic background range from: Fraternity Boy, College Jock, Extraterrestial, United States Football Player, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field. Big El has been The Leader of various Improv troupes, including The Unpredictables, and The Unlikely Strikes, in addition to various Sketch Comedy Troupes. Originally doing Musical Theatre and regular Theatre, in The United States and Europe. Ellery got his bare bones on Comedy, while studying with The Groundlings School of Improv. Also under the mentoring of Greg Dean, (Greg also mentored Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams.) for Standup. Additionally The Ellman was mentored by Paul Lander(Writer of various Sitcoms, and writes for various comedians.) The Ellman’s Standup has been Streaming on XM Satellite Radio. Big E’s Comedy Show, The Ellery Alexis Show. Among some of The Hollywood Clubs, his show has appeared: The Comedy Store, The Comedy Union, The Ice House and more…….Some of the guests that have appeared on his show: Kira Soltanovich(The Girl in The Photo Booth. On The Tonight Show, with Jay Leno, and much more), Steve Mittleman, (The Tonight Show, Letterman, Comedy Central, and Cinema). Lastly, The Ellman is the creator, co-writer, and co-Lead of NorthSiders, a sitcom in development, as well as co-owner/Chief Executive Officer of Shire Productions, and owner of Ellecurve fitness.
The Ellman is Daringly innovative! Hosting and performing on The Ellery Alexis Show (Standup Streaming on XM Satellite Radio), consisting of unusual, and bizarre comedy plus more! Others are:
The Funk Improv and Sketch of The Unpredictables! The Spectacular Ventriloquism of Christine Barger and Friends!
Hypnotist Chuck Tyler!
Penetrating Vocalists: Roxxy Floyd and “The Babe!”.
Comedic Magician Matt Price!
Other Standups, including: Alycia Marie, Julian Booth,Ryan D, Ashley Messer, David Flick!
Thank you for your consideration, and We look forward to giving you a live performance , Daringly production or investing in Us!
Elizabeth Giran better known as Liz Giran was born in the summer of 1985. The third child out of 4. Her background is Filipino and Spaniard. She’s married and has one child. She’s been an athlete since the age of 10, participating in: track and field, basketball, and swimming. She now competes as a figure bodybuilder and has been successful in achieving placements with all shows she’s competed at. She’s nationally qualified and going for her pro card. She’s the co-owner of LG Fitness (www.lgfitness.net). She also is the Co-owner/President of Operations for Shire Productions. She’s worked on several films and commercials and can be found at imbd under Elizabeth Giran. Her petite figure and youthful look can fool you for the strength she truly possesses mentally and physically but is one of the sweetest and kindest people you will ever come across. She loves to dance and loves music of all genres. She enjoys working out and weight-lifting and takes full pride in doing so. Liz is a family oriented person and spends her free time with family every chance she gets.
Brittney Pettus is an aspiring actress, who had a dream and dedicates herself to make that dream a reality. Coming from a small town, she ventured out to be the best at what is consider to her one of her biggest passions. She has studied under amazing acting coaches like Bobbie Shaw Chance, Chris Calvin Murphy, and Ellery Alexis. She has been in many short film productions, acted in a “Silence Your Cell Phones” commercial in Lancaster, CA., and has performed all over Southern California at venues such as Little Modern Theater, Ice House, Space Station Studios, and Bravery Brewing. She spent a year performing with her very first improv troupe , “The Imps” which help her breakthrough and transition to performing in front of a crowd, and her involvement in the improv troupe “The Predictables” has aided to shape her reality of doing what she loves to do best, to entertain and make people laugh. You can currently catch her performing with “The Unpredictables” and is an Artistic Director for the acting company CCM on Stage. She lives, breaths and sleeps acting. And with her beautiful daughter by her side, she hope to continue to do great things and one day see her face on the big screen.
Ann has performed with various Improv Troupes in Hollywood. She is a main stay of The Unpredictables Comedy Organization. Ann has a unique style of Spicy, Sweetness and Physical. With Ann, you see the quirkiness and Heart of each character. Make no mistake, when you have the pleasure of seeing her perform. You’ll want to join her on stage! She’s A Lightning Bolt!
Janine is originally from Yorkshire, in the North of England and she now resides in Los Angeles. She started dancing at the age of 7 and has been performing ever since!
She was first cast in the historical ‘York Mystery Plays’. Janine was then offered a place at the prestigious Drama School – ‘The Arts Educational School’, London. There she studied the techniques of many renowned playwrights.
She has gone on to appear in many successful theater productions which included Ducking Smith in ‘Our Country’s Good’ at York Theater Royal, UK. Her West End credits include ‘Studs’ at The Soho Theater and ‘Red Devils’ at The Criterion Theater, Fabian in ‘Twelfth Night’ at The Tabard Theater and a leading role in ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’. She also featured in the new comedy ‘Forget Me Knot’ at The Courtyard Theater, London with Rolling Sky Productions.
Janine played in a new British movie ‘Conversations’. In addition, she’s had leading roles in the movies ‘All or Nothing at All’, ‘Joe’s Knob’ and ‘Lesson’.
She completed ‘The Test’ with Director Joel Chu at ETC Films, and then took the movie to Cannes Film Festival. Janine’s major commercial work was with ‘Nintendo Wii Fit Plus’ where she was publicized on all major TV channels, magazines and bill boards across the UK and Ireland.
Being a SAG-AFTRA member, her most recent work includes a U.S National commercial for Disney and 3D Horror Movie ‘89101’. Janine’s new horror movie ‘The Closing’, has just been released and is now being taken to leading film festivals.
Slated for theatrical release in the U.S and the U.K in 2016, Janine will take on the lead role of Sarah Adams in romantic comedy ‘Let’s Just Do It’, directed by Gene Fallaize.
Janine is currently in Post-Production for thriller “F***, Marry, Kill” ,which she stared as the leading role of ‘Tiffany Forbes’. She is also the Executive Produced and writer for this movie. It is soon set to go to all the leading film festivals around the world.
Janine has received many awards for her performing excellence over the last couple of years including: The Lilian Baylis Award Winner presented at The Old Vic, The Sir John Gielgud Bursary; The Lionel Bart Foundation Award and The Tim Rice Charitable Trust among others; and she has been The Spotlight Prize Nominee.
My name is Carlos Simental. I’m the youngest and only Male in a family of three.(2 older sisters)
I have three kids of my own, I’m a 10 year Naval Veteran, and I believe we write our own destiny.
My role model was and always will be my father and I believe that faith and family come first.
I love my craft and I put work towards it every day with each new project.
My motto is not if you fall will you get back up, it’s how fast you get yourself back up…
I’ve come a long way and I believe in everyone and everything. I give my all and I never give up under any circumstances.
I am a Humble man who enjoys working with others and my kids are my world.
Ryan D is that guy you knew that always made everybody laugh at all of the inappropriate times in life. This young rock n roll musician turned comic hailing from El Monte, California has come up hungry for his spot on the stage. He´s been active all over Southern California in venues such as The Famous Comedy Store, Improv, and The Ice House. Lately, he’s acting and writing with ProCo Production Company, has been featured on skits on Funny or Die and is the Co-host of entertainment/comedy podcast “Humpcast” every Wednesday. D shares all of his uncensored comedic views on the world on stage and on air.
Tasha was Born in Dallas Texas, the land of vicious smiles and back-handed compliments. Fittingly, her writing is a unity of opposites. A two time Pageant loser, Tasha has an appreciation for the dark, comedic and the darkly comedic. Her style is life lessons with a body count.
Mir Waiss Najibi is a versatile actor who thrives on constantly improving his skills. Growing up in the 1980’s He fell in love with the television of that time and knew from a early age he wanted to be an actor. As he grew up he worked on mastering different accents as well as impersonations (a couple of which include some former presidents) He is determined to be at his very best with everything he does. He is always seeking to bring something new into his arsenal and on to his resume because quite frankly the competition is stiff and he is determined to rise above all obstacles to show the world what he is capable of. Over the past few years he has been featured in several music videos for various musical artists and even has a “Doritos” commercial to his credit. “The more I learn, the more opportunities that come, and the more seriously I am taken.” Proudly calling himself a Jack of All Trades, Master of One” (acting of course), he came back to IVC to finish his undergrad and pursue a bachelors degree in theatre and is currently waiting for acceptance to either Cal State Long Beach or Fullerton for Spring 2016.
You know the Toys R Us jingle? “I don’t wanna grow up I’m a Toys R Us kid” well Flick took that song to heart. This 30 year old 6.6 child complains about everything from politics to the Hooters restaurant chain and makes it some of the funniest stuff you’ll ever hear. His view on life might be a little different but he is still one of the most relatable comics in the country. Voted one of the funniest comedians in the state of Florida and on the top 5 must see Florida comics of 2016 list. David Flick, guaranteed to keep you on your feet but more importantly laughing.
Alycia Marie is from Oregon. She is a writer and stand up comic. She has be on tv on felicity , lewsiefrs lounge, and on people.com. She has performed at the ice house, Jon Lovitz comedy club,inside jokes, Hollywood improv , the comedy store, flappers, flappers Flappcast , along with numerous bars around la. She. Also performed at the American legain imperial beach and secret show Hollywood ca. As a Opener, and headlined for teaser in Fresno ca. ! She also hosted at vauclyse lounge and next stage in Hollywood. Lastly she hosts her podcast and periscope comics review pop culture! Follow her on Twitter at mixing up comedy!
Tanis was born and raised in Peace River, Alberta, Canada. She is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and is of Cree and Sioux descent. As a life-long athlete, Tanis was never a stranger to performance. She was a competitive figure skater for 15 years and was also cast in a local production of The Sound of Music at a young age.
Tanis attained her Bachelor of Physical Education degree at the University of Alberta in 2000. It was during this time Tanis took Drama 101 and fell head over heels in love with acting. She quickly got an agent and began booking roles in commercials and independent film.
In 2003 Tanis moved to Vancouver, BC to further pursue her career. With a principal role on “The Twilight Zone” with Jeremy Sisto and Alicia Witt, playing Corb Lund’s girlfriend in “Hank William’s First Nation” and a string of roles in independent film under her belt, Tanis’s career was continuing to develop. In 2008 Tanis decided to tackle New York City and immerse herself in serious training. She completed her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting in 2011 and has been working steadily ever since. She has starred in countless Off Broadway shows, worked with the famed Sheila Tousey at the William Inge Center for the Arts in “What Would Crazy Horse Do?”, starred in “Manahatta” at the prestigious Public Theater in NYC and also originated the lead role of Bonnie Red Bird in “Pow Wow Highway” the first play adaptation of the novel.
Tanis is best known for her role as Tammy on “House of Cards” opposite Michael Kelly and Gil Birmingham, along with Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. She is also delving into producing and writing and her first short film “A Big Black Space” will be released in 2015.
Luke Jones has is a native of Las Vegas who is a seasoned stage and screen actor. His current role is in the series “DTLA” directed by Larry Kennar, co-producer of “50 First Dates.” His upcoming films inlcude “Lost in Darkness,” “The Red Man,” “Lori Sheedy, Fuck You” and “Lost Tour: Vietnam.”
He also starred in “Liars, Fires and Bears,” directed by Jeremy Cole, which ran in 14 film festivals and won the Big Bear International film festival for best film. Luke starred as Ricky, the scene-stealing pawn shop owner. In the powerful and mesmerizing “The Prop is the Girl,” directed by Stephen Coombs, Luke has the most honest performance. He has also appeared in numerous short films, including “Heart Shaped Glasses” and “Blur.”
Luke studied film and acting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before moving to Los Angeles to pursue better opportunities in the industry. Luke also finds his passion and drive through world traveling, which he believes is the ultimate way to learn about himself and those around him
I was born in Phoenix, AZ, but was quickly relocated to Tulsa, OK where I spent the first five years of my life running around the house with 15 dogs. After my parents divorced, my mom and I moved to Prescott Valley, Arizona where she met my step dad whom she divorced twelve years later. Growing up was rough, but luckily I met my very stable and very supportive husband, Josh, my senior year of high school. After graduation we moved to Tucson, AZ to attend The University of Arizona together. We became engaged and in 2004 we were
married. I quickly realized I hated school, which was a surprise to me because I was always on the honor roll. So with too much student debt, I dropped out. Done with Tucson, Josh and I moved back to our home town, Prescott Valley and got ‘normal jobs’.
Depressed and unsure what to do with myself, my intelligent husband asked me a simple question, “What do you WANT to do?” When I answered
acting he replied, “Then do it.” After coming up with a ton of excuses of why I can’t, he gave me a stern look and said, “Figure it out, because I’m not putting up with you being a pain in my ass anymore.” Extremely insulted I said “Fine” and then sat down at my computer to being my journey.
After signing with a local agency, I landed my first regional commercial, which is still running eight years later! I enrolled in as many classes as I could afford and drove 2 hours each way 3-4 times a week to Phoenix. I was running on fumes but loved it. One day my mom returns from Vancouver, BC and tells me there’s a Native American network in Canada, and there are a lot of acting jobs up there. So without much research Josh and I packed up and moved to Bellingham, WA, right in-between Seattle and Vancouver. Quickly I realized this wasn’t a smart acting move because it takes more than wanting to act to work in Canada. So with a bunch of down time, I joined an adult cheer team. For a year and a half Josh and I lived in Washington, and we loved it. I knew I had to make the choice to continue to pursue acting or stay with my new friends in a town I loved.
In June of 2011 Josh and I loaded up a moving truck and made our way to Burbank, CA our new home town. I hit the ground running as soon as I got here. Within two weeks I had my first audition which lead to my first job in LA. I began taking seminars and talking to fellow actors to learn the ropes. At the end of July I booked my first feature, in August I booked my first web-series. In October I enrolled in Carter Thor Studio, under the direction of Alice Carter. I learn so much every class, I’m constantly inspired. By December I signed on to a TV series, and another feature, that will begin filming soon.
In a short time of being here, I realized producing your own work is very important and in February 2012, I produced the pilot episode of T-WATS, with a full season planned. I have many projects in pre-production, including a play I hope to have ready in the fall, and a few more web-series. I’ve always been interested in modeling, so in my spare time I find photo shoots to entertain myself. Mainly, I like to write and work on future projects. I’m constantly excited for what’s around the corner and that excitement keeps me motivated and moving forward.
Christine was born and raised in the midwest. She has been performing ventriloquism for audiences since the age of 7. She moved to Los Angeles after college to make her living as a performer. She also works as an actress on TV and Film. Some of her credits include Days of Our Lives, Ghost Whisperer, Dexter, iCarly and Made of Honor.
She customizes each performance to the event. This is NOT your typical ventriloquist act…not only does she bring audience members on stage to become “dummies” in the show, but she has created a hybrid of ventriloquism and improv comedy called “Ventrilo-Prov” that includes audience suggestions and participation. An average 45 minute performance includes around 10-15 audience participants onstage, as well as getting suggestions from those in their seats. This is not an old 1920’s act…this is fresh and exciting!
Julian Booth is a Welsh actor and stand-up/improv comedian born in Newport, South Wales. He grew up in the nearby town of Caldicot, near Chepstow, Gwent. He attended the local secondary school, Caldicot Comprehensive, then went on to complete a BA Joint (Hons) undergraduate degree in philosophy and psychology at Keele University in Staffordshire, England.
Previously a musician and lawyer, he found his way into acting by chance when cast in a Neil Simon play after attending an London open-call audition. After completing formal acting training in London, he then studied in Los Angeles with well-renowned method-acting coach and former film/television actress Dianne Hull, herself taught by Lee Strasberg and legendary American director, Elia Kazan.
His first significant lead film role was in Still and the Spot (2013), which won the 2015 Audience Choice Film Award at the CEC 21st Annual Short-takes International Film Festival held at UCLA, Los Angeles. He then went on was to appear as one the lead cast in Sentient (2014), selected for LA Screamfest and Dragon Con film festivals in 2014, and which also premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in the same year.
After recently re-locating to Los Angeles, Julian has wrapped up two indie-features As Worlds Collide (2016)” and Cult of the Vampire (2016), with a further four features and three TV series lined up over the next two years. Julian is also a participant on BAFTA LA’s Newcomers Program, which promotes some of the UK’s best new talent to the US film & TV industries.
Dionne Neish is delighted to be apart of Shire Productions. She can be currently seen dancing with a Serta Mattress for Big Lots current campaign. Her credits include the sci fi movie Martian Land; playing Portia in Merchant of Venice At The Orange Tree Theatre; Those Who Trespass Against Us at Hackney Empire Theatre, Aida at The Royal Albert Hall which toured the UK among others. She has a degree from Drama Center London and has also trained with Brian Reise, Ivana Chubback and Lesley Khan.
Johanna Finn was born in Finland. Before moving to New York and later to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting, she worked in child welfare with foster children, biological parents, and foster families, and she did humanitarian work for NGOs in Africa. She has a Bachelor’s degree in social services, and a Master’s degree in acting.
Feature films and short films that Ms. Finn has been in, have won awards at film festivals and have been screened across the US. ‘Somewhere in the Middle’, which was Ms. Finn’s first speaking role in a feature film, won the grand prize for Best Feature Film at the San Antonio Film Festival in Texas, and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York. The movie was screened in the Times Square AMC movie theater. Ms. Finn appeared in an EUX Media educational sit-com called ‘Wall Street English’, which is shown in 28 countries. Her first TV role on American Television is on ‘My Haunted House’. The episode airs on LMN and A + E in spring 2016. The play ’12 Angry Jurors’ that Ms. Finn was in in New York City had 14 sold-out performances and great reviews. Ms. Finn won an award for Best Actress in a Short Film for her performance in ‘Hot Therapy’.
Matt Price is one of the most likeable and charismatic entertainers you’ll see perform today. His non-stop very witty comedy combined with his award winning magic really creates a spectacle you’ll want to see again and agian. Winner of Florida’s Magician of the year and a semi-finalist in the Seminole casinos “comedians ball” Matt Price is on top of his game and he really is making comedy magic cool again.
Los Angeles native, Jelani Semaj Barber is an upcoming recording artist, songwriter, and engineer. Currently, she is studying the Sound Arts Bachelor’s program at Ex’pression College for the Digital Arts. JelaniSemaj is an artist in many mediums; supplementing her music, she also models, writes poetry and short stories, as well as creates visual art.
Sultry would be one word to describe her voice. JelaniSemaj combines the upbeat, lively tempo of House with her jazzy, soulful voice to bring a passionate twist to her music. As an artist, JelaniSemaj strives to be versatile and creative, influenced by muscians of many genres and eras.
Early on in her childhood, JelaniSemaj was influenced heavily by the late Bob Marley. His powerful words, passion, and love for his art and the world around him first gave Jelani her “soul”. As she grew, so did her inspiration; including but not limited to, Amy Winehouse, No Doubt, Billie Holiday, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Outkast, Pharrell Williams, The Isley Brothers, Whitney Huston, and Elvis Presley.
JelaniSemaj has collaborated with several artists including Mikey Mogul, Dope Alchemy, as well as Caleborate, and has shared stages with the likes of Bobby Valentino as well as the California FeetWarmers, with goals of one day setting her own stage.
Sarah May Scotti, aka Roxxy Floyd, was born in Orange County, California, and has been performing since the age of 3. She sings, acts, plays instruments, and mixes music because entertaining is in her blood. She’s currently majoring in Acting and minoring in Music at USC while living in LA. She mixes original tracks, remixes existing ones, and writes, records and performs her own original music and lyrics.
But really, I’m someone who is humbled daily by the art of others, constantly inspired to learn more, create with more insight, and make music that is not only enjoyable, but can really connect with others.
“A little bit country and a whole lot of rock & roll” describes Edmonton powerhouse singer-songwriter Dahlia Wakefield, who has independently released 3 solo albums, two singles to Canadian country radio and two albums with Dirt Road Angels. She won the 2013 Global Country Star Search in her category and received four awards at the North American Country Music Associations International (NACMAI) competition in Nashville. Dahlia has been a finalist in seven international songwriting competitions, has songs on five compilation CDs, and has recorded lead and backup vocals for many songwriters.Dahlia is a Grant MacEwan Music Program graduate and is currently a vocal coach at Cooper Studios and Dance Theme. She enjoys performing country/rock music with her own 4-piece band as well as the fun Dirt Road Angels for major events, telethons, TV shows, festivals, rodeos, galas and casinos in Saskatchewan and Alberta, sharing the stage with many of Canada’s top country acts! Music is her passion and Dahlia looks forward to a lifetime of making music!
Shire Productions Home page soundtrack, the instrumental song “Just Tell The Truth” was composed by Dahlia Wakefield and produced by Tommy Schaaf. Dahlia’s website is www.dahliawakefield.com and Tommy’s is www.tawmy.com
Rich began writing comedy at an early age, writing parody commercials for his school drama group. More recently he has written comedic sketches, monologues and other material that have made audiences laugh worldwide