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JUSTIN GROVES PLAYS BRICK MURELLO

Justin Groves

Ruby has two other children by her first husband. Brick is the heir to the fortune.

Justin Groves is playing the role of Brick Murello

Justin's work included acting alongside John Hannah in a feature film entitled Genesis (2017), and also in The Rizen (2017) and The Rizen II (2018) by Directer Matt Mitchell starring Adrian Edmondson and Sally Phillips. He featured in internationally renowned singer/songwriter MIKA’s music video 'Good Guys' (2015) as well as British Pop icon Will Young’s music video 'Thank You' (2015)  .

In theatre Justin performed with London Central Drama School graduates in Just Do Right by Atramental Theatre (2016) and also with Edifice Dance Theatre in Salome (2016) and Synaes Theatre Collective project The Raven (2015).

Justin's biggest achievement in the UK was writing, directing and acting in his film Acceptance. Acceptance has been played in 13 International film festivals so far including the prestigious Iris Film Festival and Sunscreen Film Festival where I received a nomination for best actor in Los Angeles. Acceptance was also one of a few short films eligible to apply for the BAFTA awards for Best British Short Film.

BRICK MURELLO

Brick is Ruby's eldest child by her first husband, and her only son.  He was a handsome boy, but introverted and very serious.  Brick had a happy early childhood, but was sent to boarding school in England when he was of an appropriate age.  When his father died, Brick was not encouraged to return home during holidays, originally because his mother was grieving, and then by her second husband who deliberately shunned him.  He felt abandoned and scared, and eventually resentful of Edward when he realised he was being shunned.  Brick did not keep in touch with his little sister, River, as they had been separated at too young an age to develop any deep bonds.

At school, Brick was encouraged by both his teachers and his Uncle Michael to become involved with the dramatics society.  He had a natural talent - no doubt inherited from his Uncle - and thrived in this environment.  After finishing high school, Brick went on to study at DADA with the support of his Uncle.  He was respected in the industry and was already being written up and talked about as one to watch.

Brick missed his dad terribly when he died.  As Ruby worked through her grief and wildness Michael tried to step in and fill the gap for his sensitive nephew.  He regularly brought his whole family to visit Brick.  Brick soon came to adopt his Uncle, Aunt and cousins as his real family and was devastated when his Aunt died and Michael and Emerald were badly injured.  Unfortunately, the strength of his attachment had not been recognised and so no one supported him in his own grief process.  The Bannister had much to deal with and stopped visiting or communicating all together.

Brick's sense of rejection and resentment and isolation grew, and is the power behind his work as an actor.  He sees this new company as a way to show everyone that he is amazing without them and is better than they ever were.  Subconsciously though, he is desparate to reconnect with his Uncle.

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