“It’s Silence of the lambs meets La La Land.”
– Francesca Louise White
You’re not in Hollywood any more…
What is The Great Charade?
The Great Charade is our debut feature film. It is a psychological thriller in which the world’s two most famous actors are kidnapped. They awake, bound and bruised, with no inkling of where they are. Unable to move they are at the mercy of those who adore them the most; their fans.
Interview with BBC Oxford
“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”
– Hunter S. Thompson
Everyone knows Ryan Sterling and Amara Giovanni. The world’s most talented actors. Everyone wants to be them, or be with them. Far from the lights of Hollywood, Ryan and Amara awake, bound and bruised, with no inkling of where they are.
Unable to move they are at the mercy of those who adore them the most; their fans. Prepare for a covertly twisted, completely insatiable, covetous, deranged adventure. All wrapped up in a beautiful shell.
Who are RODEAX?
Rodeax first began in 2015 when we (Rodeo and Dan) first began producing films together. Throughout that three-year-journey not only were we able to produce a number of exciting projects, but in doing so we also amassed an incredibly talented crew, and a selection of wonderful actors. Thus, Rodeax grew from just the two of us, into a much larger team.
In short, Rodeax is grown from our passion for telling stories, and our unshakable belief that through the art of storytelling and the medium of film, we can build a richer and more vibrant world.
Meet the Cast...
Marcus Davis-Orrom – Lyle Cole
Marcus is an eager and flexible performer with vocal training and experience in a range of different acting styles both on stage and screen. With a vast wealth of experience in classic roles, Marcus brings both gravitas and honesty to his performances.
He is also a founding member and Producer for Don’t Hate The Players Theatre Company.
Ricardo Freitas – Ryan Sterling
Ricardo is a very driven and determined actor. He sees acting as a way of “telling a lie in order to tell the truth”. He is committed to bring truth and realism to his work. His goal is simply to make the audience feel and believe; if he can have one person in the audience feel or relate to what he’s going through in his character then he feels he has accomplished his goal.
Ricardo is honoured to have won the Acting Award of Excellence at The Southern Shorts Awards for the film ‘Exodus’.
Francesca Louise White – Amara Giovanni
Francesca has a steadily growing resume of credits in features and short films, theatre, commercials, corporates, and music videos as well as print work.
She undertook extracurricular exams with LAMDA and Trinity and attended a great many of RADA workshops. Educated to a Bachelor Degree level in Drama at Exeter University, she then travelled across the pond to various acting schools including The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Groundlings in Los Angeles. She is also professionally quallified to fight on stage and screen by the BADC.
Winner of Best Actress in a Leading Role for ‘Between the Divide’ at the Moscow Indie Film Festival 2018.
Candice Palladino – Dixie Lee
Candice is quirky, smart and not afraid to take chances. Energetic to the core, this native New Yorker is living and performing in London and wherever the wind may take her. An actress. A singer. A VO artist. A storyteller. All wrapped up in a big bundle of joy.
Winner of Best Actress and nominated for Best Performance in Fest at The Actors Awards Film Festival for her role as Ashley in ‘The Getaway’.
Nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role at The Planet Connections Theatre Festival in New York City.