We’ve brought some exciting new talent on board for Clandestine! For Thousand Pounds fans, you’ll recognize a few from our previous work.
Meet the new members:
Lex Randleman joins the filmmaking team as a Writer
Lex writes, “I hail from a speck of dirt in the middle of Ohio. I'd name it, but you wouldn't know it. Needless to say, things weren't exciting there. I had a lot of free time and an over-active imagination. At that age, I wasn't even sure what to do with it, but I kept it busy with comic books, cartoons and X-men action figures.
Things changed soon after I got to college and it was decision time. I decided to be a writer, and I guess I was too stubborn to change my mind. It wasn't long after that I met Chris Cowan. An aspiring writer + an ambitious filmmaker = instant collaborators and friends. I studied the craft, I practiced and experimented on academic and personal projects, Years later, here we are.
Coming into Thousand Pounds was a reunion with Chris and an introduction to the rest of this great team. The most amazing part? All of these crazy ideas I was coming up with finally had people who could bring them to life. Being a hardcore geek at heart, nothing makes me more excited than action and drama and super powers. Don't let any of the muscles or martial arts fool you; these folks are pretty much all geeks too. The only thing better than creating is having people to share that excitement, passion and drive to move the creation into new territory.
To date, I've been happy to be one of many creative voice on Thousand Pounds. I was a creative collaborator on Street Fighter x Tekken: The Devil Within, and, of course, I'm a co-creator and writer on Clandestine. There's some other great stuff begging to be mentioned, but I'll have to keep them secret for now. :P You know how that is.”
Reuben Langdon joins the cast as the Lion Clan’s second in command, a key warrior behind Adelene (Amy Johnston)
Although you may not recognize him, Reuben Langdon is currently in the most talked about Film of the decade, James Cameron’s Avatar. In addition to stunt doubling the main character, “Jake Sully.” Reuben performed many random stunts for various CG and live action characters in the film. Most of his performances used motion capture technology, an art form based on CGI-assisted acting. Reuben Langdon is a Los Angeles based Actor/Producer/Director/Stuntman/and Stunt Coordinator who began his career in Japan as a series regular on the Japanese superhero TV series B-Fighter Kabuto. Later, he relocated to Hong Kong to work amongst the most famous names in the Hong Kong film industry, most specifically with Jackie Chan in Jackie Chan: My Stunts, Gen-Y Cops, and the internationally renowned fantasy adventure The Medallion. Currently residing in Los Angeles, Reuben continues to share his talent onscreen. He has appeared alongside Sammo Hung in the Martial Law series and has worked regularly on the hit TV show, The Power Ranger’s. Langdon’s highly technical training in multiple martial arts has assisted him both in his acting and his motion capture carrier.
Complimenting his success in the worlds of film and television, Langdon has performed in and coordinated a number of motion capture shoots for interactive video games including; Lost Planet 2, Resident Evil: 5, The Bourne Conspiracy, Tao Fang, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, and Dead Rising. In Devil May Cry 3 and 4 he was both the motion capture actor and the English voice of Dante, the Gun/Sword toting hero of the franchise. Reuben has also worked as a performance capture actor with such respected directors as Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson. In 2001, Reuben Created Just Cause Productions, an international multimedia live action and CG production house that combines talents from East and West. By utilizing the latest in technology and incorporating cutting edge digital effects Reuben is able to create a unique blend of visually stylistic Action Cinema that knows no boundaries. Today Reuben and Just Cause are the forerunner of Action Packed 3D live action and animation productions.
Vonzell Carter joins as leader of the Wolf Clan
A founding member of Thousand Pounds, Vonzell Carter has lived a life largely designed by achievement. Vonzell has the education, accolades and body of work to validate his strength and versatility in the performance arena, including a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from CalArts. This same confidence and dedication is evident in his martial arts training: Yang style Taijiquan, Shotokan Karate, Gun Fu, and Kali, combined with the intense physical training in his acting program. Vonzell was most recently seen in the play Eternal Thou (Backstage West Critic’s Pick) at Atwater Village Theater. An excerpt from the Backstage review: “Carter is mesmerizing. His every movement is riveting”.
Gui DaSilva joins as a body guard in the Lion Clan assigned to protect Adelene (Amy Johnston)
Gui DaSilva was born in 1990, raised in New York City by his mother, a former professional dancer. At the age of two he was found, by his father, imitating the figure on top of an old Martial arts trophy, which decided his future of becoming a martial artist and started training him. Gui obtained his black belt in Tae kwon do at the age of 14 and continued on to his goal of being in the Olympics. In 2007 he got injured during a sparring practice while training for the 2008 Olympics. He then discovered martial arts tricking and followed his mother’s career as a professional dancer. He moved to Los Angeles in hopes of being a successful actor and stuntman who inspires all people.
Mickey Facchinello joins as a mystery warrior who will be revealed as Clandestine’s story unfolds
In the eyes of many of the crew at Thousand Pounds, Mickey Facchinello is still very, very young… which make her accomplishments, thus far, even more impressive. Mickey is a world champion, holding black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Shorei-ryu Karate – well complimented by her additional skills in martial arts style tricking and extreme martial arts. She also has extensive training in screen fighting, contemporary and hip-hop dance, wushu, parkour/freerunning and aerial silks. All of these amazing talents have been tried and proven when Mickey performed in Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas’ headlining martial arts live show Sideswip LIVE! alongside an otherwise all-male cast. Thousand Pounds has been lucky enough to recreuit this powder keg of talent and energy just in time to watch her explode onto the scenes of Hollywood action stunts and performance.