A Brief History
A Brief History
Rider and Shiloh made their first movie when their dad came home with a video camera. Rider was two. Shiloh was three.
What started as a way to kill time in the redwoods of Northern California turned professional. The boys were "discovered" and became child actors. For over two decades, they performed in theater, film, and television.
When they decided to write and direct again, they made three short films that won awards at festivals worldwide. 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.
Now they write movies, graphic novels, write and direct pilots, and direct multi-camera comedy.
After being cast as Gavroche in the San Francisco production of Les Miserables, Rider began an acting career that 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. Meanwhile, he 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.
His short stories and poems have appeared in literary journals throughout the country. He's written for The Believer, Moviefone, Tribeca's Future of Film Blog, and Bullet Magazine.
He's the creator and co-host of the podcast, Literary Disco.
Shiloh is a “Visual Jack of All Trades” – a photographer, writer, filmmaker, and actor.
He grew up running around the forests of Northern California dabbling in all things creative. He took pictures, 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 to the distant land of Santa Barbara where he graduated with honors from The Brooks Institute with a focus on Advertising Photography. His “day job” of photography has been featured in PhotoDigital Pro magazine and garnered him four International Photography Awards.
Now Shiloh is all grown up pursuing photography, motion pictures and graphic novel creation. 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.