Meet the team making
Your entertainment their job!
NOLAN NORTH is an acclaimed American actor and voice actor recently honored with BAFTA award for outstanding contribution to performance in games. In Nolan’s 20-year career he has portrayed characters in over 180 titles. His portrayal as Nathan Drake in the acclaimed Uncharted Series has made him a household name. Other notable video performance work includes roles as Desmond Miles in the Assassin’s Creed series, David in The Last of Us, Ghost in Destiny and Destiny 2, the Penguin in the Batman: Arkham series, Corrupted Cores in Portal 2, Vossler in Final Fantasy XII, Eradan in Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Doctor Edward Richtofen in the Call of Duty games, and multiple Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2 characters. Nolan has also starred on screen in the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars as well as the Emmy-nominated series Con Man. Nolan has created some of the most beloved characters in games, setting the standard as a pioneer of the range of exceptional performances in the medium.
PJ HAARSMA is the founder of Redbear Films, the company behind Retro Replay. He is the author of the popular Softwire series and Executive Producer of the TV show, Con Man starring Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion. When he’s not making content with Drew, he’s building brands for Fortune 500 companies (again with Drew). Retro Replay is close to PJs heart since he started it with his good friend, Nolan North. “I want this website to be a great place where people can hang out between the show’s episodes and build a community they are proud of.”
PJ has a degree in science and lives in southern California with his wife and daughters. To learn more about PJ Haarsma, visit his website at www.pjhaarsma.com.
DREW LEWIS currently holds the role as the Head of Content at Redbear Films, where he leads the charge in emerging media, creative and, of course, wizardry. Embracing today’s media landscape of real-time data, co-creation with consumers, branded entertainment, and almost limitless channel combinations, Drew is pioneering exciting new ways to develop lasting conversations between brands and consumers. Drew continues to slip bourbon in his coffee while working on RETRO REPLAY, Valid Resource, Redbear Publishing, the TV show Ohana, and more.
STEPHANIE JUDGE is a Video Editor at Redbear Films for RETRO REPLAY.
In February of 2019, she started working for Redbear Films’ Sister company, Valid Resource, editing content for various clients. In July of 2019, she began editing content for Retro Replay. Since then she has edited over 143 Retro Replay videos and counting.
She was educated at San Francisco State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fiction Filmmaking. During her four years at San Francisco State University, she was an active member of the Professional Gender Inclusive Cinematic Arts Fraternity, Delta Kappa Alpha. There she collaborated with her fellow members on various films and projects.
PAUL BOTH, a native Californian (excluding his first two years in Michigan) began his journey in metal bands in the 80’s and early 90’s. When the Grunge scene put an end to his glorious hair band days, he dabbled in acting for a few years until one thing led to another and he started a recording studio to record all of his actor/singer/songwriter friends.
Tired of living on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, with it’s traffic and lack of parking, he moved back to his home town of Huntington Beach, California and has enjoyed a successful career in post production and location sound for nearly 20 years. In his spare time, he likes to run and cycle long distances. In 2010, he ran from the Huntington Beach Pier to the Statue of Liberty (in those stupid barefoot shoes) and in 2014, bicycled from Canada to Mexico. In between all of that, he drinks a lot of beer and as of now, still has long hair.
PAGAN MCGRATH comes from a colorful background of drama and performance studies, has had a few roles as a trainee assistant director on film sets in Ireland, heck, she even had a few professional acting roles, but I mean, who really knows? Hailing from both The Rainbow Nation and The Green Isle, she’s colorful to say the least.
Pagan works as the Community Manager for Retro Replay and helps out with community engagement, membership perks, research, and anything else Drew will throw at her.”
Honestly, we think Drew just found Pagan in some dark corner while at a Soup Enthusiast convention and felt like she might need a job…
A lifelong gamer and Godzilla enthusiast, Dan is from upstate New York now living in Texas. He was raised on Nintendo and would go on to own every console his savings could buy. After working at GameStop for several years, he decided to pursue a career doing what he loves, talking about video games.
Brandy grew up in a small suburb outside Houston, Texas, in a time when MTV still had music videos and before video game consoles in homes were a thing. She may be the only one in her town that owned a ColecoVision instead of an Atari. She also has a knack for finding the humor in everything even in situations where maybe she shouldn’t.
Stephanie is a proud Gen-Xer from Raleigh, North Carolina, who has found interesting ways to combine her career in training, writing, and editing with her odd array of hobbies, including gaming. Stephanie attended rival college N.C. State around the time that Nolan was at UNC, but she doesn’t hold it against him.
Huge movie maniac and Captain America fan, Lily K is from Hungary. She was a gamer ever since she can remember who started out with Duck Hunt and grew up with all the classics. Uncharted proved to be a life-changing experience and made her into a Chloe Cosplayer, probably for life. Artist, actress and film buff, Lily K is here to spread all her knowledge to you.
Rohan is a West Australian native who began his gamer journey back with Crash Bandicoot 2 on the PlayStation 1. His collection of games has grown over the years with his pile of shame growing in tandem. When he isn’t gaming, you can find him writing intense stories, binging Netflix or staring off into space.
Candace Rose originates from the Great Lake State of Michigan, where having all four seasons in one day is considered normal and “Ope” is the code word for sorry. She is living the Disney Princess life of befriending nature’s little creatures while getting lost in the fantasy worlds of books & video games.
After being introduced to the Uncharted franchise by the world’s biggest Sly Cooper fan, Lizabeth Phoenix never looked back. She is obsessed with all things George R. R. Martin and Nathan Drake, and can be found most days with her face buried in her laptop working on her novels. Oh, and occasionally talking to her characters out loud.
Jake comes from the beautiful city of St. Augustine, Florida. Some of his favorite games of all time include Gears Of War, Uncharted and Banjo-Kazooie. When he’s not with his wife and rewatching “How I Met Your Mother” or “Psych” for the thousandth time, you can find him saving the world or discovering lost cities while cosplaying as Spiderman or Nathan Drake.
Emmanuel is based in the Live Music Capital of the World: Austin, Texas. From his childhood days playing on a Famicom (the Asian version of the NES), he marvels at how far video games have become as a medium. When he’s not plugged into a console, you’ll find him watching vintage American television and learning more about the colorful past of these shows. And he’s an avid foodie and bookworm.
Growing up NOT in civilization in the mountains of West Virginia, Michelle found adventure in books, movies and games. She was raised very untraditionally on Star Trek: The Original Series, and Monty Python’s Flying Circus. She found the Harry Potter books to be her one true obsession, and discovered gaming with her family would be some of the best memories she could hope for. Now living in Texas, she is still trying to find her passion in her career, but her hobbies remain the same.
I’m a coffee and music lover. Been gaming and writing for several years. Interviewing the likes of Roger Clark and Jeffrey Pierce. Been writing as a side job to my main job as a care assistant. I love helping others and sharing my story.
Writer/Voice actor/fight choreographer/gamer/movie watcher/free sample taker/general “Person” hailing from the sandy part of Texas, Luis enjoys all forms of entertainment media and even more so nitpicking at them until they’re deconstructed and display what makes them great or… Well, he enjoys entertainment.
Are you a fan of sports, terrible B movies, or random video games? Chances are you and Josh Neff would get along just fine. Josh grew up in Okinawa, Japan, where he was able to experience the crazy arcade scene that had already died in the U.S. He adopted a motto “Everything has a story,” which he says to himself when he has to write a dull topic or cannot find a topic to write about.
Paintballer, snowboarder, hiker, gamer Andrew Lucy will do just about anything to live life to the fullest. Hailing from Michigan, you will most likely find Andrew somewhere in da “Yooper Lands” trying to find the next adventure to write about.
Shana is originally from Findlay, Ohio, and currently resides in Largo in Central Florida. She proclaims that in life she “always has the BEST seat in the house!” Being diagnosed with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy from birth has not stopped her from living life to the fullest. Her poetry has been published in 6 different collections. She loves Renaissance Festivals and any film that has copious amounts of sword fighting. She’s also addicted to yarn and chocolate!
Originally a Cockney from England, Maria has been living the American lifestyle since 2011 and currently resides in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. At 5’1”, Maria wears the moniker of Pocket Ninja proudly with over 15 years of martial arts experience (2 black belts: a 1st Dan in ITF Taekwondo and a 2nd Dan in Japanese Ju-Jitsu). She draws, paints, takes photos, plays video games, streams on Twitch, plays instruments, works in animal welfare and is a connoisseur of terrible jokes and being rather silly.