About the Cast

DEREK LUI  (as Justin Huang)

2011 has been a very busy year for Derek Lui. He was last seen in the independent film Behind the Red Motel Door which made its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011. The film went on to screen at the BAFICI Film Festival in Buenos Aires and the 15th  Pusan International Fantastic  Film Festival inKorea.

His leading performance in the short film “Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks” is bringing him to the film festival circuit once again. The film has been screened at 5 film festivals in 2011 and it is still going strong at the film festival circuit .

Derek Lui will next be seen at the new web series “Old Dogs and New Tricks”, created by Leon Acord. His other film credits in Los Angelesinclude shorts like Marathon, The Conflict of Ms. Boston, 22 Pounds and feature films like Vamps in the City and The Amazing Bulk .

In 2009, Derek Lui began a 9 month run performing in Joelle Arqueros’ awarding winning Off Broadway play Sex, Relationships and Sometimes…Love at the Actors PlayPen Theatre in Hollywood. On the small screen, Derek Lui had appeared on the internet series It’s Always Smoggy in LA which is featured at funnyordie.com.

He has also provided his voice for the Cantonese commercials of McDonald’s, Verizon and PG & E inNorth America.

Derek Lui was born and raised in Hong Kong. After graduating college with a B.S.SC in Journalism and Communication, he started working as a TV host at the East Asia Satellite TV in Hong Kong, hosting a variety of programs including lifestyle, entertainment, music and movie programs. He has also worked as a MC/host for many movie premieres like the Hong Kong Premiere of Transformers and TMNT. In addition, he also worked as a MC/host for various stage events of Sony Computer Entertainment Ltd (Hong Kong) and hosted many press events for Sony Playstation Hong Kong.

He also appeared in plays like Passer-by and the well-received I Love Dian Deng Dan. His leading performance in the short Answer was screened at the 30th Hong Kong International Film Festival.

JIM LAU (as Tong Chee Huang)

Jim Lau has been in show business for nearly 30 years.  His early screen credits include the finale of “M*A*S*H,” “Little House on the Prairie,” “St.Elsewhere,”  “Hunter,”  “The Fall Guy,”  and “Big Trouble in Little China,” a cult classic which he acted and also served as Associate Producer and Chinese/Martial Arts Consultant.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Jim speaks fluent Cantonese and Mandarin as well as various Chinese regional dialects such asShanghai, Yang Chow, Toi Shan, and Hak ka.  While based in Hollywood,  California,  Jim also worked in the Hong Kong film industry in the 1980’s and 1990’s where he acted and produced films for Cinema City -one of the biggest film companies of the time- including one of the all time box office hits  “Aces Go Places III” starring Sam Hui and Carl Mak.

Jim graduated fromSan FranciscoStatesUniversitywith a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film.  His media experience also covers numerous television on-camera commercials, radio and television voice-overs, and ADR looping for films and televisions. He also hosted a celebrated radio program, “In the Midst of Joy,” for KMRB/AM1430 (1999-2002) and anchored the Chinese news for KSCI or channel 18 ofLos Angelesin the mid 90’s.

In 2007,  Jim plays the pivotal character of Mr. Wang  in “Ping Pong Playa” directed by Jessica Yu,  a role that adds to his prolific credits of comedy which include the recurring role of Mr. Fong in “Everybody Hates Chris,”  “Two and A Half Men,” “How I Met Your Mother,”  “My Name Is Earl,”  “The George Lopez Show,”  “The Nanny,” “The Simpsons,”  “Mad About You,” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”  He also co-starred in many acclaimed television shows such as “Flash Forward,” “House, MD,”   “Monk,” “Boston Legal,” “Big Love,” “Six Feet Under,” “The Practice,” and “Providence.”

Jim lives inLos Angeles with his wife and their nine year old daughter Lauren, who speaks very little Chinese but loves to sing, dance, and act.

ELIJAH ROCK (as Chris Slayer)

Elijah Rock has a busy summer planned with projects in FILM, TELEVISION and THEATRE. He co-stars in the comedy THREE BLIND SAINTS with veteran stars Irma P. Hall and Barry Corbin. It is slated for a national release in September, 2011. On July 26th, Elijah will be headlining the popular KJAZZ (88.1)Hollywoodand Highland Summer Concert Series with his jazz ensemble ‘The Downtown Project.’ Also, on the horizon this summer, Elijah will be seen on BET in the film ‘Burned,’ as apart of BET’s prestigious “Lens on Talent” film series.

In addition to THREE BLIND SAINTS, Elijah has played lead roles in films, including THE PERFECT HUSBAND, THE  WILDERNESS,  CRENSHAW NIGHTS, SWITCHING SIDES and THE FAMILY WILL, a short film which he also co-wrote and produced. THE FAMILY WILL was recently screened at the Urbanworld Film Festival inNew York City.

Elijah made his television debut on “The Jay Leno Show,” one of longest running late-night talk shows in history. He is a regular guest playing “Obama” as well as starring in other comedic skits. Additional television credits include singing backup for the Grammy-nominated rock band OKGO on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.

PAUL KWO (as Hua Gai)

PAUL KWO most recently appeared in the comedy film Underground Comedy starring Michelle Rodriguez and Lindsay Lohan. Previously, he has worked on blockbuster feature films including 2012, Funny People, Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and The Marine 2. He also starred in the short film New Aging, which was nominated for best comedy in 2007 for the AOF International Film Festival.

For Television, PAUL KWO has co-starred in the hit series Scrubs’s season seven finale. He has also provided his voice for the critically acclaimed series Bones as well as co-starred in the remake of Knight Rider. He has also appeared or provided his voice for numerous television and radio commercials for major international brands.

In Video Games, Paul Kwo has provided his voice for an upcoming Capcom franchise release.

On stage, Paul Kwo starred in the premiere of American Dreams: An In-Yer-Face-Musical at the Eclectic Theatre inNorth Hollywood. He has also performed numerous roles at various theatres in the greaterLos Angelesarea.

As a musician, PAUL KWO has performed alongside critically acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, international pop singer Wei Wei and many more. His original compositions has won numerous awards including ERMMedia’s Masterworks of the New Era Volume Ten, New York Youth’s Symphony’s 2005 First Music Competition and more. He has also released six solo piano albums available at most online retailers. He is also the music director of Glee Summer Camp at the Atwater Village Theatre.

PAUL KWO was born in Hong Kong and grew up in the suburbs ofLos Angeles. He received with cum lauder a Bachelor of Music in Piano Composition and a Master of Music in Music Composition from theUniversityofSouthern California. He is also the President of Gabrielino Alumni Association, providing scholarship and mentorship opportunities to students of theSan GabrielUnifiedSchool District.

RICH LIU (as Gao Choi)

Rich Liu is originally from thePhiladelphiaarea and recently moved toLos Angelesnot long ago. He has studied acting at various places like the American Conservatory Theater and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and he is currently studying with Courtney Burr at the Margie Haber Studios as well as Leslie Ishii at East West Players. He hopes you enjoy watching his completely accurate impression of a Chinese exorcism ritual as well as him getting mercilessly attacked by a zombie in this film!

MARTIN DEBOER (as Warren McBeck)

Started his movie career as a stunt performer doing martial arts stunts in theNetherlands. With a martial arts background and training inChina, he has reached a professional level. Along with his athletic abilities came the request to act and he got offered a part in a Dutch tv Show. After numerous jobs performing in front of the camera, Martin decided to move toLos Angelesto play the game at a higher level. He studied at The Lee Strasberg Institute, The Ivana Chubbuck Studios and with private coach Eugene Butler. He has starred in many different theatre productions, movies and national commercials both in the US and the Netherlands and was seen on Chuck, I Am Number Four, and recently finished ABC Family’s The Nine Lives Of Chloe King doing all the stunts for the lead actor Benjamin Stone. His diversity allows him to work both in front, as an actor / performer, and behind the camera as a stunt coordinator and Fight Coordinator.

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