The Cast


Photograph by Dario Grassi

Luna Rioumina

Actress, Author, Singer & Model, Luna Rioumina was born in Russia to a Russian Father and Jewish Mother. She speaks English, Russian and French and holds a masters degree in Linguistics from Wellington University. She studied Dance and Classical Music for seven years and holds a diploma from the prestigious Igumnov Music School. Luna began studying  acting while still living in Moscow where she attended classes at VGIK and over time has studied Stanislavsky, Checkov as well as the Meisner Acting Techniques in Moscow and Auckland, New Zealand.

A the age of 16 Luna earned a scholarship to study in France while at the same time, she was studying at Moscow State Institute of International Relations – one of the most prestigious Universities in Russia - commuting between Russia and France. While in Europe, Luna seized the opportunity to travel around Europe, Asia, Africa and North America and spent three consecutive summers in India, acquiring her Yoga qualifications from leading gurus.

Luna currently resides in Auckland, New Zealand and Los Angeles, California. Her acting highlights include roles in such award winning, internationally acclaimed television dramas and films as Outrageous Fortune, The Legend of the Seeker, Spartacus and Players. She also worked for one of New Zealand’s leading television channels – Prime TV – as a reporter as well as hosting a live popular music television program called World Music. As for modeling, her international campaigns have included work for Sony, Nurofen, Cascade, Mini Cooper, Canadian Club, Heineken, and Fujifilm. When she has spare time, Luna is an avid snowboarder, rock climber and artist. 

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Sean Cameron Michael

South African-born veteran actor Sean Cameron Michael started acting professionally at the age of twelve in musical theater. With a career spanning over thirty years, he is today regarded as one of Africa's most successful exports to Los Angeles where he is now permanently based.  Sean has performed numerous leading and supporting roles in over eighty television and film productions and has worked with some of the top actors, directors and producers in the world today, including Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Ryan Reynolds, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington, William Hurt, Tom Cruise and Michael Bay. 

Sean first gained international exposure in Bryan Singer and Dean Devlin's Emmy-winning mini-series The Triangle, as well as Fox's multi-Emmy and Golden Globe nominated feature 24: Redemption (opposite Jon Voight and Kiefer Sutherland). Over 12 million viewers tuned in for the premiere.

He notably worked opposite Games of Thrones' Charles Dance in the Emmy-nominated Strike Back series, as well as Oscar winner William Hurt in BBC Films' Royal Television Society's award-winning The Challenger Disaster. In 2013 he secured the series regular role of Richard Guthrie in Michael Bay's hit pirate adventure series Black Sails for Starz Entertainment. Season 1 garnered 4 Emmy nominations and 2 wins, with Sean being considered for a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He returned in season 2 which premiered in over 200 countries and was once again considered for an Emmy, as well as a SAG Award.

A highlight of 2015 was Sean playing the supporting role of Lester in Zentropa/Universal's western feature The Salvation for director Kristian Levring, alongside Mads Mikkelsen, Jonathan Pryce and Eva Green. The film premiered to a 12 minute standing ovation at Cannes.  

On television he guest starred opposite Gary Sinise in CBS's Criminal Minds: Beyond BordersOf Kings & Prophets (ABC), as well as the lead baddie role of Shane Copley in Scorpion opposite Robert Patrick on CBS. The actor went on to win Best Performance by an Actor at the Boston SciFi Film Festival for his lead protagonist role of Sam in the indie feature Broken Darkness (world-wide release pending).

Michael had a recurring role on the hit Mark Wahlberg-produced conspiracy drama Shooter (USA) as Russian diplomat Grigory Krukov, opposite Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps.  He is currently being considered for a 2017 Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal.  The busy actor has a number of projects in various stages of production around the world and is excited to be joining the AST franchise. We are very happy to be working with him.

Jemma Dallender

Jemma Dallender was raised in Surrey just outside of London and took a liking to the arts at a young age. Jemma started dancing competitively at age 5 and continued to compete throughout secondary school. During this time she was also active in theatre and performed at many prestigious locations including Her Majesty’s theatre and The Royal Albert Hall. 

She went on to train in Musical Theatre at one of the best drama schools in London, Arts Educational School. Thousands of girls audition each year and she was one of only 45 girls who made it onto the prestigious course. 

After graduating, Jemma went on to star in a number of TV shows such as ‘Casualty’ (BBC) and ‘Hollyoaks’ (E4) and can also be seen on ‘Living’ in ‘Taken: the search for Sophie Parker’. 

One of her biggest parts to date was in the cult feature film ‘I Spit On Your Grave:2’ where she took on the lead role of Katie for which she received rave reviews. She recently starred opposite Steven Seagal in ‘Contract to Kill’ shot in Romania.

Jemma’s next project is the feature film ‘A Sexual Thriller’ in which she is playing the role of Michelle Waters. 


Jesper Christensen 

We’re quite proud to announce the attachment of the Danish Actor, Jesper Cjristensen to the A Sexual Thriller project. Jesper has worked with some of the finest Directors of our time like Lars von Trier on Melancholia, John Madden on The Debt, Marc Foster on Quantum of Solace, Jan Troell on Everlasting Moments as well as Truth or Consequences and Martin Campbell on Casino Royale to name but a few.

His theatre work included Alceste in the Misanthropist, Richard in Richard !!! (solo), Faust in Faust and Astrov in Vanja. As he puts it, a lot of worried men. Its an honor to have him on board and we know he will bring great passion to his role.

Jesper has the gravitas and insight that only a lifetime of great work can produce.

Andrea Stefancikova

An international model and actress who has appeared in numerous feature films, the Bratislavian native, Andrea Stefancikova, immigrated to Canada in her late teens. Andrea is fluent in English, Slovak, Czech and Italian and is currently studying Spanish and French. Growing up in a family of artists, she began at a young age studying dance, piano, painting classes and also found time to sing in a choir. Her deepest passion though has always been acting and writing. Perhaps it was the influence of her publisher parents, but Stefancikova always had stories to tell, something to share with the world. Her poem “Garbage” was published in 2005.

Working as a model, she lived in several different countries before she decided to fully dedicat herself to acting. She says she emerged as an actor through Meisner and later on also studied drama at the Strasberg School in Montreal and Lyric in Vancouver, BC, which she made her full-time base in 2011. Since then she has accumulated an impressive volume of work.                                                                                                                                                        

Stefancikova has appeared in films/TV including the newest E! Network's scripted drama, The Arrangement (Michael Vartan, Josh Henderson), created by Jonathan Abrahams (Mad Men), CBS's Zoo (Billy Burke, Nonso Anozie), the crime drama Dark Harvest (Cheech Marin, Tygh Runyan), etc. She is the star of an upcoming feature Real Fiction, anticipated to premiere in the early 2018 and a short film, Unintentional Mother, which will premiere at TIFF 2018. Andrea had a special appearance in the all-female-crew Canadian lesbian drama Below Her Mouth.

She has been cast in a pivotal role in the action-adventure spy thriller franchise, AST (Luna Rioumina, Jesper Christensen, Sean Cameron Michael and Robert Maillet) where she has signed on for a three picture deal. In AST, Andrea brings her skills, grace and dedication to playing a sophisticated, brilliant woman claiming her power and shatering the glass ceiling.

Her soon to be published memoir has been optioned for film/TV by Robert Lantos of Serendipity Point Films.

Robert Maillet

Before stepping into the wrestling and Hollywood spotlight, Robert grew up in a small French village in New Brunswick. As the oldest of three boys, it was very apparent that he was different from the rest of his age group. He was taller than anybody else, even his first grade teacher. He was a shy because of it, but being a dreamer helped him escape. Robert loved to draw. He made up stories inspired by TV series and movies he loved at the time, from Battlestar Galactica to Conan. At one time he dreamt of being an artist, but Robert also had a passion of watching professional wrestling at home with his father. He was fascinated by the characters, from their skills, strength and a confidence that he wanted so much as a shy boy.

When Maillet was about to graduate from high school, he made the decision that would change his life. He wanted to be a pro wrestler and be in the World Wrestling Federation. He began his journey in a local wrestling promotion, helped by his stature; at 7-foot tall they made him an attraction as a Giant. He became comfortable being in front of a crowd every night; he loved to tell stories in the ring as well. Several years later he had his big break and realized his dream to work for the WWF. He wrestled all over the world, gaining experience and making friends.

After WWF, persuaded by a local acting friend, Maillet tried a little bit of acting. He appeared in an episode of Lexx and Liocracy with Leslie Nielson. Not long after, Maillet got an offer to play a role in the motion picture film called 300. He was offered the part after a Montreal wrestling promoter gave his contact to the producers of 300 who was looking for a big man to play Uber Immortal. He was hired the day of his audition. Robert got to realize his second dream of being an actor in a Hollywood film. 300 went on to be very successful. Maillet’s his fight scene as Uber against Leonidas played by Gerard Butler won best fight of the year at the MTV movie awards in 2007. A year later he auditioned and landed the role of Dredger in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes – a French henchman who works for Lord Blackwood, nemesis to Holmes played by Robert Downey Jr. Maillet made news while shooting a fight scene with Downey, when he accidentally punched him in the face.

Maillet’s next role was in a film noir called The Big Bang starring Antonio Banderas and Sam Elliot. He played Anton “The Pro” Protopov, an ex-con Russian Boxer, who hires Banderas’  character to find a missing woman. This was his first dramatic role and his character is central to the story. Positive feedback from the cast and crew made Robert gain confidence that he could do bigger roles and make a career in film. His next role he will play a Minotaur in the action fantasy film Immortals, he goes face-to-face with Henry Cavill (Superman) in the film.

He lives with his family in the hometown where he grew up.

Gareth Glen

Gareth was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and received his acting degree from The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Since graduating he has worked extensively in television and theatre in the UK. 

His theatre credits include: Romeo and Juliet, A View from the Bridge, Guys and Dolls, The Real Thing, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Great Expectations. 

In TV his credits include: Low Winter Sun, Rockface, Taggart, Sea of Souls, Holby, Foyles War, River City and The Ghost Squad.

Gareth is also regularly employed  for voice over and short film  work with credits including: The Railway Man, The Widower, White Settlers and Another World.

Gareth is making his first real inroads into features with  “ AST “ and is delighted to be joining such a great cast and production.

© Kristrún Entertainment  2017