Now on Amazon Prime is Paradise City, a fictional inside look to the world of Rock & Roll and navigating life.
Paradise City, set in Los Angeles, chronicles the lives of rock star Johnny Faust (Biersack) and a young rookie kid, Simon, (Boyce) who idolizes him as they collide through their broken homes built by the music business. The series was created by Ash Avildsen (Hit Parader/Sumerian Films), son of Academy Award winner John Avildsen (Rocky, The Karate Kid), and is loosely based on his own life, and estranged relationship with his father.
Paradise City includes a star-studded, powerhouse-female cast, including Amanda Steele, Bella Thorne, Drea de Matteo, Fairuza Balk, Olivia Culpo, Perry Reeves, and Brittany Furlan.
Watch the trailer here.
Amanda Steele is an LA-based actor, fashion designer, model, and entrepreneur. She starred in the first season of AwesomenessTV’s series GUIDANCE as the lead role of Miriam. She recently appeared in a recurring role FREAKISH for Hulu. In addition to her work on-screen, Amanda launched her fashion line, Steele, at the age of 19. Amanda has a massive and loyal social following, with over 5 million followers across her platforms. Additional credits include THE MICK and the upcoming series PARADISE CITY.
Drea de Matteo
Drea de Matteo is best known for her role as Adriana, Christopher’s loyal and loving fiancée on HBO’s critically-acclaimed show, “The Sopranos”. She won an Emmy and received a SAG and Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Adriana.After her famed death on “The Sopranos”, Drea went on to star as Matt Le Blanc’s hilarious sister Gina on NBC’s “Joey”. She was also a desperate housewife (Angie) for a year on “Desperate Housewives” and was a series regular on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”. Recently, she starred on the hit NBC drama, “Shades of Blue”, alongside Jennifer Lopez and ABC’s “A Million Little Things”.Big screen credits include “Walker Payne” with Sam Shepard and Jason Patric… Zoe Cassavettes’ “Broken English” with Parker Posey… “New York, I Love You” with Bradley Cooper directed by Allen Hughes…”Assault on Precinct 13″ with Ethan Hawke and Lawrence Fishburne…Abel Ferarra’s “R’Xmas” with Ice T….”Lake City” with Sissy Spacek. She will next be seen in Vanessa Del Rio’s Biopic ‘Latin from Manhattan’” opposite Esai Morales and Taryn Manning. Drea has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in film production.
With over 10 Million followers across social media, Brittany Furlan knows how to deliver engaging, hilarious content for the millennial audience. Brittany can be seen in the independent comedies RANDOM TROPICAL PARADISE and SPY INTERVENTION, and was cast as the lead in the Lakeshore feature 10 SIGNS YOU NEED TO GET IT TOGETHER. Brittany also starred in “All Wrong,” a BlackPills series living on Vice.com. She also was in the Working Title/Warner Bros. feature film WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS opposite Zac Efron and in the independent film MF and THE UNICORN, both directed by Robert Schwartzman. Major studios have hired Brittany to promote their film releases and continue to look for new ways to capitalize on her passionate fanbase. She’s leveraged her immense following into collaborations with major brands, publishers, scripted and non-scripted producers, including a significant deal with Endemol Beyond. Brittany has been named as one of the thirty most influential people on the internet. She was recognized in The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Top 25 Digital Stars,’ and was a presenter at the 2016 Streamy Awards.
Olivia Culpo has created a substantial platform in the modeling, beauty and fashion spaces. What began as a minor pageant run turned into a multi-title winning streak, culminating in a highly successful modeling career that has since made Olivia a household name. In just a matter of years, she has created a massive worldwide platform (which includes an Instagram following of more than 4.7M) that stretches across the entertainment, beauty, and fashion spaces, substantiating herself as a fierce entrepreneur and business-minded woman. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Olivia launched “More Than A Mask,” a line of nonsurgical, nonmedical face masks that, with each purchase, donate a portion of sales to Feeding America and Color of Change; thus far, More Than A Mask has helped provide 1.5M meals through Feeding America and raised $10k for Color of Change. Expanding even further, Olivia’s recent collaboration with Express, titled “Express Together,” which was available online and in-stores, exemplified her unique and authentic creative approach, as well as her commitment to giving back. Most recently, Olivia and her sisters, Aurora and Sophia, collaborated with Macy’s to launch an exclusive ready-to-wear collection, Culpos X INC. The collection features three must-have capsules that offer customers quality fashion at affordable prices. The first capsule was released in October 2020, the second was a holiday-timed launch in December 2020, and the final launch is set for this month, January 2021. As a special limited edition launch for the holidays, Culpos X INC and Macy’s collaborated with Olivia’s “More Than A Mask” to help raise money for the philanthropic initiative; Macy’s will donate 20% of the purchase price of the masks to Girls Inc. to help inspire girls to be strong, smart and bold.
Perhaps best known to audiences for her pair of spousal roles in Dreamworks’ big screen blockbuster OLD SCHOOL opposite better half Will Ferrell, and HBO’s fan favorite ENTOURAGE, actress Perrey Reeves assumed the role of real-life wife within nearly a week of Warner Bros.’ feature version of the latter. She has since transitioned into yet another Hollywood-themed vehicle, Freeform’s FAMOUS IN LOVE with Bella Thorne, with whom she reunited for the drama series, PARADISE CITY also starring Cameron Boyce. Other recent features include the Hulu romantic comedy PLUS ONE, Lifetime’s THE LEAD, and the upcoming Spring release COSMIC SIN with Bruce Willis. No stranger to memorable television roles, Reeves has since enjoyed arcs on the likes of TNT’s PERCEPTION and USA Network’s COVERT AFFAIRS, as well as starred on the political drama THE LYON’S DEN with Rob Lowe. She also appeared with MAD MEN star Elisabeth Moss in the telefilm ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN. Born in Manhattan and raised in a variety of east coast locales by her academic parents, Reeves’ educational background ranged from years abroad in France and Italy to Ivy League universities. No surprise then that her interests are as diverse as the roles she has played. A lifelong vegetarian, she finds mental and physical balance in meditation and yoga, which she has faithfully practiced for over two decades. In fact, in the midst of acting, she also focuses much of her efforts on owning and operating am off-grid sustainable yoga retreat in Costa Rica from where she used to commute while filming the “Entourage” series
Paradise City is available now for streaming through Amazon Prime!
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