For over two decades, Rider Strong and Shiloh Strong have been acting in theater, film, and television. When the brothers joined forces to write and direct, they produced the short film Irish Twins, which premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to win multiple jury and audience awards at festivals worldwide. That same year they created a spec commercial for Barack Obama’s presidential bid that MoveOn.org awarded Funniest Ad and raised the money to take to air; it was the first political ad to appear on Comedy Central. Their second short, The Dungeon Master, was a selection of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival where it won Best Short in the online competition. It also won Best Comedy Short at the Sonoma International Film Festival and Best Short at Hell’s Half Mile. Their next short, Method, was selected to open the 2011 Palms Springs Shortfest. The brothers are currently at work on the feature length version of The Dungeon Master.
Rider Strong began performing in local theater when he was just five years old. After being cast as Gavroche in the San Francisco production of Les Miserables, Rider started a professional career that has spanned a variety of genres and formats. He became best known in his teens for his role of Shawn Hunter on Boy Meets World, which ran for seven seasons on ABC.
After the show wrapped, Rider pursued his education, graduating magna cum laude from Columbia University and receiving his M.F.A. in Fiction & Literature from Bennington College. His short stories and poems have appeared in literary journals throughout the country, including Whiskey Island, The Chiron Review, and Poetry Motel.
Meanwhile, Rider starred in Eli Roth’s Cabin Fever. He’s been covered in blood for a slew of horror and thriller films since. Back on stage, he was Benjamin Braddock in both the First US National Tour and Australian productions of The Graduate.
Shiloh is a “Visual Jack of All Trades” – he’s a Photographer, a Writer, a Filmmaker, and an Actor.
He grew up running around the forests of Northern California dabbling in all things creative. He took pictures, and acted in plays and made some really awful pottery. After a random and mildly successful acting career in Los Angeles he chose to pursue his true passion of getting behind the camera.
He ventured off to the distant lands of Santa Barbara where he graduated with honors from The Brooks Institute with a focus on Advertising Photography.
Shiloh’s “day job” of photography has been featured in PhotoDigital Pro magazine as well as garnered him 4 International Photography Awards.
Now Shiloh is all grown up and pursuing his various creative endeavors in photography, motion pictures and graphic novel development.
When he’s not running around like crazy he can likely be found floating on some fiberglass in the Pacific. Sometimes he stands on it. The fiberglass. On a wave. It’s a board. Surfing. He’ll be surfing.