About the Director

Alexis Van Hurkman

Director Alexis Van Hurkman (in orange) with crewmembers Alex Robinson and Jeff Sorensen (in mirror)

Alexis Van Hurkman has written, directed, and worked in postproduction for over 14 years. Alexis has penned four feature length scripts—FOUR WEEKS, FOUR HOURS, DATING THE DEVIL, THE VAMPIRE HUNTERS, and WALKING TO FRACKVILLE, and has directed several short subjects including PEACE AND QUIET and the radio serial DEADPAN ALLEY. Alexis also collaborated with the video artist Harrel Fletcher on THE FORBIDDEN ZONE, which premiered at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Exhibit, (Super)extra[meta], and has shown in venues around the world including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, in their 2004 biennial exhibit of emerging artists. FOUR WEEKS, FOUR HOURS is his first feature-length production. For more information, go to alexisvanhurkman.com.

About the Cast

Judi Beecher

Judi Beecher and Eric Pierpoint in Box Canyon, California

Judi Beecher (Alexis, the wife) is a multi-talented performer who has modeled in France, Italy and New York. She sang in the south of France next to the Gypsy Kings, and performed in Cologne and Barcelona. Multilingual (speaking French, Italian, and Spanish fluently) Judi has lived and performed around the world. Her first professional acting job in America was with Woody Allen in COOP ITALIA, a string of commercials for Italian TV.

Judi has performed in more than eleven Off-Broadway original theater productions, has acted in numerous independent films. On television, she has co-starred in a movie for Showtime, had recurring roles on THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and AS THE WORLD TURNS, and has co-starred on JAG, THE SHIELD, and ONCE AND AGAIN. She produced, directed and starred in THE GOURMET DINNER, a festival short, which screened at the No Dance Film Festival in 2004. For more information, visit judibeecher.com.

Eric Pierpoint (Larry, the husband) began his career on stage in the 1970's when he received an MFA at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.. He was exposed early to the D.C. political scene as he traveled around with his CBS newsman father, Robert Pierpoint, then senior White House Correspondent. His first television series was HOT PURSUIT. He then went on to recur on HILL STREET BLUES, co-star in FAME,  and then star in ALIEN NATION. He also recurred in WIOU, SILK STALKINGS,  and MR. STERLING. In addition, he has guest starred in dozens of episodics. His most recent television appearances have included recurring roles in ENTERPRISE and HBO’s BIG LOVE.

His features include THE WORLD’S FASTEST INDIAN, LIAR LIAR, HOLES, FOREVER YOUNG,  THE STRANGER, WINDY CITY, DRIVEN, STEEL, WHERE TRUTH LIES, MAGGIE, THE MOVIE NUT, and INVADERS FROM MARS. He has considerable theater credits, having created the role of Harry Baldwin in the New York premier of PANACHE,  and recently finished runs of OURSELVES ALONE  and RICHARD III in Los Angeles. Other favorites include A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, THE HASTY HEART, SLY FOX, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, SEE HOW THEY RUN, MACBETH. He was also a part of the original American cast of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

Kaylynn and Scott

Scott Escamillo and Kaylynn Raschke at Coyote Dry Lake, California

Kaylynn Raschke (Liza, the photographer) is an actor, writer and director. While living in San Francisco, Kaylynn performed on stage as “Sadie” in the Bay Area production of Somerset Maugham’s RAIN, played Casey the psycho-serial killer lesbian the the premiering San Francisco production of Kate Bornstein's STRANGER IN PARADOX, and appeared in television's NASH BRIDGES.

Kaylynn also produced, directed, and starred in the short subject, SLEEP TIGHT...A BEDTIME STORY, and has toured internationally with her one-woman play, LADY AND THE HOOVER. She has moved to New York, most recently appearing in the two-person off-Broadway play CREEP. For more information, see aboutkaylynn.com.

Scott Escamillo (the pilot) attended UC Santa Cruz, where he developed a passion for acting and the stage. He continued his training with the acclaimed South Coast Repertory Theater and went on to travel the world with the provocative Mehmet Sander Company.

He has been seen on Caroline in the City, the independent film Blue Shark Hash, and in his collaborations with director Alexis Van Hurkman including PEACE & QUIET and DEADPAN ALLEY.