Jay Craven’s Film “Lost Nation” Announces Cast
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (May, 2022) – Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven’s film “Lost Nation” is currently filming, and its actors, leading the cast have just been announced.
“Lost Nation” is set in New England during the American Revolution. The film tells the stories of poet Lucy Terry Prince and Vermont’s Ethan Allen.
Kevin Ryan (“Copper”, “Crossbones”) leads the cast as Ethan Allen. His character, Ethan Allen was a Vermont founding father and leader of the Green Mountain Boys militia. Allen’s capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 marked the first offensive victory in the American Revolution. Kevin is represented by ROAR, Singular Talent and Hirsch Wallerstein in the US and by United Agents in the UK.
Eva Ndachi (“Beautifully Broken”) has been cast to play poet Lucy Terry Prince, the first known African American poet, and a fierce woman who, as a freed slave in the late 1700s, fought her white bigoted neighbors countless times in court and won. Something that was revolutionary at the time. She’s repped by Rachel Sheedy of Insurge -Ent.
Next to join the cast is Matt Orduña, playing Abijah Prince. Abijah was a former slave, who purchased his own freedom and the freedom of his wife Lucy Prince and their children. They went on to live in Guilford where he and Lucy used legal means to fend off the illegal and malicious attacks of their neighbors who tried to take their land. Matt is repped by Mike Coppedge (Tao Talent Management) and Mark Measures (KMR & Associates).
Loyal Vermont patriot and Continental Army brigade commander Seth Warner will be played by Joe Perrino (“The Sopranos”, “The Equalizer” and Starz’ channel original hit series “Power”). Joe is repped by Insurge Entertainment.
Kevin Jackson (“S.W.A.T.”, “Criminal Minds”) plays Newport who was Ethan Allen’s confidant and loyal servant associated with the Green Mountain Boys and the fight from Vermont to be recognised as the 13th state of the Union. Kevin is repped by
Sovereign Talent Group, TalentWorks, Endorse Management Group and BBR.
Filmmaker Craven co-wrote the film’s script with producer and writer Elena Greenlee as well as students from Sarah Lawrence College. This is Craven’s 10th feature film.