Connor JessupTaylor Blaine
Connor Jessup is known for his role as Ben Mason on Steven Spielberg’s hit sci-fi drama series Falling Skies, which premiered its fifth and final season on TNT this past summer.
Also a filmmaker, Jessup most recently wrote, directed and produced the short film Boy, which premiered in competition at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, in addition to starring in the Best Canadian Feature film winner Closet Monster.
In 2012 the festival awarded him the "Rising Star" accolade for his lead performance in the independent film Blackbird. Named one of Variety’s “Actors to Watch,” Jessup executive produced the independent film Amy George, which played at the festival in 2011.
Jessup is also known for his early leading role in the Discovery Kids TV series The Saddle Club.
Like most high school juniors, Taylor is searching for a purpose. Unsure of his ultimate direction, Taylor fills his time with social networks and streaming movies. However, when hazy recollections of a wild night at the Leyland basketball Captains’ Party come into focus, Taylor’s life takes an unexpectedly sharp turn. With the help of his concerned mother, Anne, Taylor is forced between two extremes: getting back to a normal life and exposing the truth of an assault he is absolutely sure was visited upon him on the night of the party.