BLIND DATING stars Chris Pine (JUST MY LUCK),
Eddie Kaye Thomas (AMERICAN PIE TRILOGY), Anjali Jay, Jane
Seymour (WEDDING CRASHERS, WB’s "Modern Men"),
and Stephen Tobolowsky. The film is written by Christopher
Theo and directed by James Keach (Producer, WALK THE LINE),
executive produced by Jane Seymour and Steve Bickel and
produced by Costa Theo, James Keach, Joy Mellins, and David
CHRIS PINE (Danny)
Chris Pine has emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest young
actors. Currently starring in Ronan Noone's off Broadway
production of The Atheist, Pine recently completed production
on the drama CARRIERS for director Alex Pastor. He was recently
seen in the Fox/New Regency romantic comedy JUST MY LUCK
opposite Lindsay Lohan for director Donald Petrie. He is
featured in Joe Carnahan's gritty ensemble drama SMOKIN'
ACES for Working Title Films and Universal Pictures. In
it, Pine plays the role of 'Darwin Tremor' - the leader
of a band of three brothers who are killers for hire.
Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley
with a degree in English and he has studied acting at the
American Conservatory Theater and University of Leeds in
the U.K. His extensive theater work includes performances
in productions of Our Town, American Buffalo, No Exit, Waiting
for Godot, and Orestes. Pine's parents are actors Gwynne
Gilford & Robert Pine. His late grandmother, Anne Gwynne,
was a film actress of the '30s and '40s.
EDDIE KAYE THOMAS (Larry) is best known for his
role as Finch in the American Pie Trilogy. Other films include
James Toback's "Black and White", opposite Brooke
Shields and Robert Downey Jr., "Project Greenlight's
Stolen Summer", with Aidan Quinn and Bonnie Hunt, Nick
Gomez's "Illtown", with Michael Rappaport and
Lily Taylor, Tom Green's "Freddy Got Fingered"
and "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle."
Eddie first appeared on Broadway at eleven years old with
John Guare's "Four Baboons Adoring the Sun" and
then again at seventeen in "The Diary of Anne Frank"
opposite Natalie Portman. He has also been in numerous off-Broadway
productions including work with The New Group, Signature
Theater Company, and LaMama. His work on Television includes
the WB sit-com "Off Centre" and the dramedy "Brutally
Normal" He has appeared on "CSI", "The
X-Files", "The Twilight Zone", "Miss
Match", "Law and Order" and other shows.
His voice an currently be heard on the Fox animated series
ANJALI JAY (Leeza)
Anjali Jay was born in India and lives in London. Anjali
studied at The Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London,
and has been both a professional dancer and actress. She
played Jamila in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production
of Salman Rushdie's book "Midnight's Children,"
which toured London, New York, and other cities. Anjali's
most recent stage credits include Juliet, in Shakespeare's
"Romeo and Juliet," produced by the Birmingham
Her theatre credits include 'The Maids' by Jean Genet,
'The Jungle Book' and 'Arabian Nights.' Her television credits
include 'The Inspector Lynley Mysteries,' produced by the
BBC. She is currently in Robin Hood, a television series
produced by BBC, BBC America and Tiger Aspect Productions.
In it, she plays Djaq, a Saracen fighter who joins Robin's
outlaws. Robin Hood opens in the USA in the spring of 2007,
and is scheduled to go into production for a second series
in March 2007.
JANE SEYMOUR (Dr. Evans)
A multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner, recipient of the
Officer of the British Empire (OBE) in the year 2000, Jane
Seymour has proven her talents in virtually all media, including
the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. She
recently starred in the top grossing New Line Cinema film
"The Wedding Crashers" with Owen Wilson and Vince
Vaughn, and she is a Golden Globe winner for her role as
"Dr. Quinn," on "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman."
Seymour has also starred in such films as "Somewhere
in Time" and "Live and Let Die", and earned
Broadway and London stage acclaim by creating the role of
Constanza in "Amadeus."
As well as recently launching a new national lifestyle
brand of home accessories, and finding success as an accomplished
career as a painter and designer, Seymour is an accomplished
writer, having just completed her 8th book, Making Yourself
at Home. In 2002, Jane Seymour penned an autobiographical
book, Remarkable Changes, profiling her own and 20 personal
stories of others who have experienced positive transformation
in the face of life-changing crisis. In addition, Jane Seymour
and her husband, actor/director James Keach, have co-authored
a series of successful children's books entitled This One
and That One, inspired the twins Seymour gave birth to twins
in late 1995. She is also the author of Two At a Time: A
Journey through Twin Pregnancy and Birth.
Along with James Keach, Seymour has also taken on the role
of producer through Catfish Productions-together they have
produced, starred and directed such programs as "Sunstroke",
"A Passion for Justice", "Praying Mantis",
"The Absolute Truth", "Enslavement: The Fanny
Kemble Story", "Murder in the Mirror", "Dr.
Quinn, The Movie", "A Marriage of Convenience"
and "Blackout". Recently Seymour and Keach partnered
on award-winning documentary "Disease of the Wind"
which won the Lionel Rogosin Documentary Award and Audience
Award Best Documentary at the Dallas Film Festival. The
film tells the story of Jane Seymour and eight inner-city
children from Los Angeles traveling with the Red Cross to
Kenya to participate in the vaccination of 13 million children
against measles which kills over one million children a
JAMES KEACH (Director / Producer)
James Keach has worked over the years as an actor, writer,
producer, and director. In 2005, he produced WALK THE LINE,
which was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Film Musical
or Comedy, and nominated for five Academy Awards. James
has starred in over fifty feature films and has produced
and directed theater in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.
He has also directed and produced over a hundred hours of
television and numerous feature films.
In association with Clint Eastwood and Malpaso Productions,
James directed the Warner Brothers feature film THE STARS
FELL ON HENRIETTA, starring Robert Duvall. He received two
Western Heritage Awards for Best Director, for the series
The Young Riders which he also produced, and the Cable Ace
Award for the cable feature The Forgotten, which he co-wrote
and directed. He co-wrote and executive produced ARMED AND
DANGEROUS for Columbia, and co-wrote, starred and co-executive
produced in the classic western THE LONG RIDERS with his
older brother Stacy Keach for United Artists.
James and his wife, Jane Seymour, have worked together
most recently on BLIND DATING and on numerous television
movies. They starred opposite each other most recently in
The New Swiss Family Robinson for Disney and in Enslavement
for Showtime. Through their company Catfish Productions,
they have produced WALK THE LINE and BLIND DATING and such
television films as, Enslavement, The Absolute Truth, A
Marriage of Convenience, Murder in the Mirror, Blackout,
A Passion for Justice, Praying Mantis, Sunstroke, and Revolutions.
Their films have always been highly received and earned
record ratings, as was their series Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman
in which she starred and James directed. Together they reside
in Los Angeles, raising their six children, playing golf,
writing children's books, and producing movies, television
shows and documentaries, including the award winning documentary
Disease of the Wind which Keach wrote, directed and produced.
In addition, James has just recently completed building
their new state of the art postproduction facility PCH Studio
in Malibu, California.
STEVEN BICKEL (Executive Producer)
Steven Bickel has broad experience in both film production
and worldwide distribution. He began his entertainment career
as the Associate Producer of the Universal Pictures feature
SOMEWHERE IN TIME starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour.
Soon afterwards, he assumed the position of Vice President
of Independent Sales for Warner Bros. International, building
an extensive distribution network.
Bickel was then appointed President of Samuel Goldwyn International
where he oversaw all film and television distribution and
marketing for a broad range of award-winning films including
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE starring Nigel Hawthorne and
Helen Mirren and Kenneth Branagh's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
Upon the sale of Goldwyn to MGM, Bickel was made president
of Shooting Gallery International where he was responsible
for the sales and marketing of leading independent pictures
including YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, winner of the Sundance Film
Festival Grand Jury Prize.
In September 2001, he was named President of Aura Entertainment,
a film production/ distribution partnership with Lexington
Entertainment Group. In that capacity he as served as Executive
Producer of THE BIG EMPTY, released by Lions Gate Entertainment
as well as producing LOVE COMES TO THE EXECUTIONER starring
Jonathan Tucker, Jeremy Renner and Ginnifer Goodwin, released
JOY MELLINS (Producer)
Joy Mellins started her career as a writer, with 3 published
Children's books and 3 novels to her name. She's written
for television - The Bill, Eastenders, Crossroads and has
taught creative writing in schools and colleges.
She went on to fund her own production company with Sean
Blowers, where they concentrated on script development,
showcasing works for commission at BAFTA. She was also an
Executive board member for WFTV where she chaired the first
workshop for Interactive television with John Howland Exec
Producer BBC interactive. Having received an award for their
short film, Sean and Joy went on to create Rainbow Studios
- a tax incentive scheme for film and television.
In 2002 she was asked by Milton and Costa Theo to set up
Theta Films and develop a slate of feature film scripts.
With two Films completed, 'Out on a Limb' (distributed by
Gorilla Films) and 'Blind Dating', (distributed by Samuel
Goldwyn) they have a further 7 in development and plan to
shoot 2 of these in 2007.
DAVE SHANKS (Producer)
Dave Shanks worked on programs like Worzel Gummidge, Minder
and Woman of Substance before producing television series
such as Ballykissangel and London's Burning. As a trouble
shooter he was frequently called in by the BBC and ITV to
rescue projects with financial difficulties, as he also
did with the film Photographing Fairies. Since 2002 he has
produced two feature films for Theta Films, opened a Bar/Restaurant
and with the support of the UK Film Council has two features
and a possible TV Series for production in New Zealand and
Spain during 2007.
He set up Dave Shanks Productions in 1982 and has worked
with Humphrey Barclay Productions, Buena Vista, Cinema Verity,
Epic Flo Films, Channel 4, BBC ITV, Columbia Pictures, Disney,
Hans Zimmer Studios LA.