Thursday, August 13, 2009

Pua Magasiva in "Uso" (2006) - Short Film

Pua Magasiva (Shane, Ninja Storm) starred in the award-winning comedic short film "Uso" (meaning "brothers") back in 2006. Magasiva stars as Ranatonga, alongside Joe Folau as Brodie. The film finds the two close friends waiting for an important phone call outside a phone booth. Brodie is eager to speak to a girl he is interested in but the only number he gave her belongs to the phone inside the booth. His best friend Ranatonga keeps him company and tries to pump him up for the call, helping to ease his tension with humor. Despite the obstacles that face them (a rude woman wanting the phone and the police), the two don't give up on their goal. When Ranatonga is the only one around to answer the phone, he pretends to be Brodie and sets up a date for him so he won't lose his new love. The fifteen-minute short film was written and directed by Miki Magasiva. Pua Magasiva & Joe Folau also appeared together in "The Other Side of Heaven."

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Jack Guzman on "ER" - 2 (2008)

Jack Guzman (Danny, Wild Force) made his second "ER" appearance playing a paramedic in the Season 15 episode "Parental Guidance." Guzman made his first appearance as EMT Morgan in the previous season, where he interacted with series star John Stamos. In this episode, his brief appearance comes opposite series star Angela Bassett, whose character gets mugged and fights back against her attacker, leading to him being taken to the ER, instead of her. Guzman has a few brief lines as he relays the condition of the patient to Dr. Brenner (played by David Lyons) and his interns as they enter the hospital. Interestingly enough, before joining "ER," David Lyons starred on "Sea Patrol" in his homeland of Australia. After his departure from "Sea Patrol," he was replaced by Jungle Fury's Nikolai Nikolaeff.

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Brandon Jay McLaren in "Sea Beast" (2008)

Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack, SPD) played a supporting role in the science fiction flick "Sea Beast." The film focuses on a small fishing community that is soon terrorized by a sea creature and it's family of mini-monsters who seek to devour everything in their path. The main creature is even more dangerous because it has the ability to camouflage its appearance and sneak up on its prey, which includes Brandon Jay McLaren, who plays Drew, a young fisherman who becomes an early victim of the sea beast when he's working late on the docks and is hunted down by the monster. Drew's death is questioned very quickly and leads to the first evidence of the creature in town. The film was produced in Canada and also stars Miriam McDonald of Degrassi: The Next Generation, which has featured McLaren's SPD co-star Chris Violette. A full zip of McLaren's screencaps is available below.

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"Sea Beast" is available on DVD

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Nathaniel Lees & Peter Rowley in "Hercules and the Lost Kingdom" (1994)

This made-for-television prequel to "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" finds Hercules on a mission to stop the reign of terror that his evil stepmother Hera has inflicted upon the lost city of Troy. Along the way, Hercules saves Deianeira (played by Renee O'Connor) who is later revealed as the heir to the throne of Troy. Nathaniel Lees (Master Mao, Jungle Fury) plays the pivotal role of the mysterious Blue Priest, who appears to Deianeira at certain points, revealing her importance to the kingdom of Troy. Ultimately, the Blue Priest tries to sacrifice her to Hera, until Hercules comes to her rescue once more. Ninja Storm voice actor Peter Rowley (voice of Zurgane, Ninja Storm) plays a small role in the film as the sidekick of an auctioneer whom Hercules & Deianeira deceive so that Hercules can retrieve the compass to lead them to Troy. Also featured in "Hercules and the Lost Kingdom" are John Sumner (Fresno Bob, RPM) and Patrick Wilson (voice of Dragoul, SPD).

Nathaniel Lees

Peter Rowley

"Hercules and the Lost Kingdom" is available on DVD

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