Saturday, March 10, 2007

Karan Ashley & Johnny Yong Bosch in "Devon's Ghost" (2005)

"Devon's Ghost: Legend of the Bloody Boy" is an interesting film, given the PR connections. It's co-written by Karan Ashley (Aisha, MMPR) and co-directed by Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam, MMPR-Turbo) and PR exec Koichi Sakamoto. Ashley portrays Symphony, a high school student still haunted by the disappearance of her father and his connection to the murder of an abused classmate 10 years before. Her mental state isn't helped by the legend that has grown up around the boy whose body was never found. When Devon returns and begins killing randomly, Symphony is right back in the middle, hunting for answers and fighting for her life. Bosch stars alongside his MMPR co-star in the role of Josh, Symphony's best friend since childhood who also witnessed the unbalanced state of young Devon. Josh comes to Symphony's rescue when she needs him most and helps her to fend off the "bloody boy." The two PR alums appear throughout the film and have some pretty good fight scenes.

Karan Ashley

Johnny Yong Bosch

"Devon's Ghost: Legend of the Bloody Boy" is available on DVD

Brandon Jay McLaren in "She's The Man" (2006)

Former Red Ranger, Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack, SPD) hit the big screen in the 2006 teen comedy, "She's the Man," starring Amanda Bynes. McLaren played the supporting role of Toby, a member of the soccer team that Amanda Bynes' character, Viola joins, while taking the identity of her twin brother, Sebastian. McLaren appeared throughout most of the film, becoming friend with Sebastian without realizing he's actually a girl. He appears in several scenes with star Channing Tatum as well. His character even gets a love interest in the geeky Eunice, sharing a kiss during the film's climax.

"She's the Man" is currently available on DVD