MEET THE CHARACTERS

From ROXY DOOM and the 1990s Reinvented.
What does it hide behind one's name?
Dates, facts and reasons.

‘Immortal souls have landed the main role in this movie’

JESS LEPAGE – is an American rock musician and activist, best known as former guitarist and co-founder of the Minneapolis-based alternative rock band The Salad Days. Following the 2000 breakup of the band, Lepage returned to his roots and began working with a coalition of Native American musicians and activists, moving to the Federal Reservation of Pine Ridge where he currently resides.

Born: May 18, 1968, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

ZACHARY ‘ZAC’ LUTES – is an American child actor famous in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He made his major film debut at age 11 in 1981 with adventure comedy Far Close, directed by Joe Ryan, starring alongside fellow child actors Campbell Kane and Troy Tacker. The three made friends on set and became known by the press at the time as ‘The Triplet’.
In 1989 Lutes, Tacker and Kane founded Alternative rock band Bad Posture which opened for Chronic Age on their 1991 European tour.
Lutes quit acting in 1996.

Born: January 29, 1970, Los Angeles, California, United States

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GREG MARIN – is an American record producer and audio engineer best known for producing The Salad Days diamond-selling album Thistopia in High Tide in 1993 and Jelly Red third album Vain Fair in 1995.

He currently owns his own private recording studio in native Milwaukee where he likes to produce low-budget albums for local bands.

Born: March 17, 1961, Milwaukee, Winsconsin, United States

WILLIAM MILLER – professionally known as Bill Millerl, is an American director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing the romantic comedy-drama Verity Fakes in 1992, the film that somehow ‘defined Generation X’ and launched his career at an international level.

His other films include the independent coming-of-age film ‘We Were in School Together’ (1990), the comedy caper ‘Cut to:’ (1994), the comedy-drama ‘I’ve Got Millie Washington on the Phone For You’, the music documentary ‘As Someone Long Prepared for the Occasion’ (2007) dedicated to the career, life (and death) of musician Andy Quinn of Alias/Insane, and the music comedy ‘Best Before: Sunrise’ (2011).

Born: October 7, 1962, New York City, United States

Current drummer of Alternative Rock band The Salad Days II.

Bassist and founding member of NYC-based post-punk band Chronic Age.

Born: August 5, 1954, Annapolis, Maryland, United States
Spouse: Chris Gibson (m. 1986–2012)
Children: Kitty & Jenny Gibson-Morris (b. 1991).

VANESSA LEE MURPHY – is an American musician and dancer, best known as the bassist for alternative rock band Noseband (1996–2003) (2009–2010) and The Salad Days (1999–2000).
Lee Murphy is also an accomplished dancer. She was studying performing arts in NYC when she was invited to join Noseband in 1996.

Born: January 3, 1977, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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MARK NIXON – is an American music journalist.

Magazines: Rocking Stones (1991–2010)

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SABRINA PAGLIETTA – is an American composer, singer-songwriter and percussionist with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.
Recognized as a genius at the age of five, was selected for Julliard School of Music to study marimba at the age of ten and graduated with honors at eighteen. She later moved to LA where she began performing at local clubs before getting noticed by producer Lance Rigg who launched her career in the Alternative Rock-Pop scene in 1988.

LYN PEARSON – is an American bassist.

Music groups: Noseband (1990–1993), Active Thought (1993–1999)

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ANDREW ‘ANDY’ QUINN – was an American musician best known as the original lead singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of the Alternative rock band Alias/Insane.
Active in the Los Angeles Alternative rock scene, Quinn moved to New York City in 1996 to work on the material for what should have been Alias/Insane fourth studio album, claiming that Los Angeles had become toxic after the disapperance and presumed death of his friend actor Campbell Kane.

On June 4, 1997, Quinn was supposed to meet his band members at the NYC studios BigBigSound Studios (located near Union Square Park) but failed to show up. Four days later, his body was found in the waters of the East River near South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan. His death was ruled suicide by drowning.

Born: January 29, 1969, Los Angeles, California, United States
Born: June 4, 1997, New York City, New York, United States
Music group: Alias/Insane(1989–1997)

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BRANDON RAY – was the drummer of Minneapolis-based Alternative Rock / Punk band Flipside (1991—1993)

Born: October 3, 1975, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

JOSHUA "JOSH" BRANDON – was the guitarist and singer of Minneapolis-based Alternative Rock / Punk band Flipside which he co-founded with friend Camille Bach.

Born: June 10, 1968, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

RONALD REA – is an American musician musician and composer best known as guitarist of the post punk / alt-rock band Chronic Age.
Over the years he has composed many soundtracks to independent films and documentaries.

Born: July 5, 1956, New York City, New York, United States
Music group: Chronic Age (1982–2012)

LANCE RIGG – is an American record producer, engineer and songwriter. Rigg began his career as engineer at Los Angeles Darling Studios in the mid-1980s, working with Gnamma, Sabrina Paglietta, B.K. Larkin, Roxy Dunn, Alias/Insane and Jelly Red amongst others.

Born: July 24, 1957, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

MATT ROBERTS – is an American music journalist.

Magazines: Rocking Stones (since 2002)

DARLENE ROMAN – is an American musician, best known as the original bassist of the alternative rock band The Salad Days. Roman left the band in 1998, retiring from the scenes and literally vanishing into thin air.

Born: November 6, 1968, Buffalo, New York, United States

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KIT SARGENT – is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the alternative rock band Noseband from 1988 to 1991.

Born: December 24, 1967, San Diego, California, United States

BOBBIE SCHNEIDER – is an American drummer and musician, best known as the drummer for alternative rock band Noseband from 1991 to 1999.
In 1999 Schneider was fired by Roxy Dunn for being ‘an alcoholic’ and quit the music scene forever.
In 2007, after years working as a salesperson in a baker shop in LA, Schneider was able to open up LEPAIN, her own gluten-free bakery in LA.

Born: August 13, 1968, Santa Clara, California, United States

PETER SIMONS – is an American musician and architect best known as the co-founder, guitarist, vocalist and primary songwriter of the Alternative Rock band The Paleologists.
When The Paleologists disbanded, in 2002, Simons started the HOMELE$ PROJECT, creating tiny houses for homeless people in the Boston area.

Born: March 6, 1967, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Music groups: The Paleologists (1985–2002)

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TROY TACKER – is an actor, producer and musician, best known for his roles in indie movies in the 1990s and for co-founding the band Bad Posture with fellow actors and best friends Campbell Kane and Zac Lutes.

Born: August 10, 1970, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

CHRIS THORNS – is an American musician, best known as the guitarist of the alternative rock band Jelly Red. Thorns replaced Toby Vassar after the latter died of a heroin overdose on July 17, 1992.

Born: May 21, 1973, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Musical groups: Derivative Pain(1989–1992) Jelly Red(since 1992)

Son of Kelly Davis. Nephew of music journalist Travis Travis. Currently studiying at Stanford.

Mother of Ben Travis. Sister of music journalist Travis Travis. Single mom. As a teenager she was a big fan of Campbell Kane.

Music journalist working for LA-based music magazine ‘Lo-fi Hi-Fi

Born: January 18, 1982, Bennington, California, United States

MIKE TYRON – is an American musician, best known as the bassist of the Alternative rock band Jelly Red.

Born: September 1, 1967, Los Angeles, California, United States

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TOBY VASSAR – was an American musician, best known as the guitarist, co-founder and songwriter of the alternative rock band Jelly Red. Vassar died of a heroin overdose on July 17 1992 while the band was on tour. He was replaced by friend and fellow guitarist Chris Thorns, who at the time was only nineteen.

Born: January 7, 1967, Pasadena, California, United States
Died: July 17, 1992, Los Angeles, California, United States

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CALEB WILLIAMS – is an American hip-hop artist, producer, fashion model and stylist.

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