LUKE ARNOLD - "Blake"
Luke's "mad scientist" hair-do made him ideally cast as the gifted physics student "Blake", whose hero is the great historical figure Sir Isaac Newton. Luke also brought with him the talents of being an accomplished swordsman & choreographer, which would have been particularly useful if only there had been a sword fight in the film.
Luke's star is on the rise as he played the lead role in the recently released feature film "Broken Hill", which co-starred Timothy Hutton & Alexa Vega. Critics have compared Luke to a young Heath Ledger, a sober Mel Gibson, & a likeable Russell Crowe. After graduating from the renowned West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, he has appeared in various TV shows such as "McLeod's Daughters", "The Strip", as a creepy stalker in "Rescue-Special Ops", & as a pig in "Rush" (-I mean policeman).
Luke was always good-natured on set, even when dragged on a bed, injected with a hypodermic syringe, flung off a cabinet, & made to hang from a first-floor balcony. The graduation scene in the film was his idea, which may give us a bit of an insight into some of his sexual fantasies!
CLAYTON MOSS - "Lloyd"
Clay plays the loquacious & somewhat acerbic LLoyd (-please feel free to consult a dictionary!). This complex role suited his all round character acting skills, which have been finely honed by working extensively in Theatre, Film, & TV for the last 10 years.
As a true professional, Clay accepts a performer is sometimes asked to suffer for his art. In this case it took the form of being chased across a paddock by a pair of underfed attack dogs, & also having to publicly parade around in a pink thong (-and it wasn't the type you wear on your foot!). But dedication has it's compensations, as in other scenes Clay got to drive around in a Ferrari F430 convertible, do his own stunts, & pucker up for some prolonged smooching action.
Clay says he caught the "acting bug" after seeing the film "Predator" & wanting to be like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Despite being subject to several unsuccessful experimental treatments to improve this condition, he now accepts this bug is incurable & will hopefully lead him into working on major feature films.
ROGER SCIBERRAS - "Vinnie"
Roger plays the role of Vinnie and, by an amazing coincidence, they both share the exact same two main interests in life - sports cars & hot girls. In fact, Roger only decided to take up acting after he was asked to be an extra in a soap commercial which required him to continually kiss a young Spanish beauty, & it suddenly dawned on him that this could be a stimulating career to pursue.
He has since appeared in a variety of TV shows & also had the pleasure of working alongside the legendary Donald Sutherland in the film "Fool's Gold". Roger states he often needed to take Donald under his wing & give him a few acting tips - but that's just the sort of "giving" person Roger is !
Roger kindly volunteered to do all his own stunt driving in the film, which involved more than a few "hair-raising" moments, but remarkably everyone remained alive. It was no secret on the set that Roger had formed a very passionate relationship with Betsy. He was captivated by her Italian charms, & was sadly heart-broken when they had to part company at the end.
Roger's ambition is to be cast as the natural successor to Sylvester Stallone in the next Rambo film - "Rambo 7:Excess Hormones"
STEVE MARESCA - "Ricardo"
Steve was originally cast to play Vinnie, until the shock news was revealed that he couldn't drive the car in the film because he didn't have a driver's licence! So, rather than letting his irresistible comedic talents go to waste, the role of Ricardo was created for him, which he quickly made his own.
As can be seen by this photograph, his body is his temple & he spent a lot of time refining his physique to impress the chicks for the steamy topless scenes he was required to do(-all of which were inexplicably later deleted from the film). A highlight of the shoot for Steve was having the good fortune of acting alongside a bevy of stunning models who were auditioning for the part of sexy Angelica, & he didn't even seem to mind getting a firm slap across the face in one of the improvisations!
Steve loves being in front of the camera, & feels he is the ideal man in the world to take on the big role of doing a biopic of either Meatloaf, John Belushi, or Chris Farley.
CATHERINE JERMANUS - "Zara"
Catherine has a special aura & feminine charm that made her ideally suited to play the part of the mystical Zara. She also hinted that she might have some actual connections to the supernatural world, & that she had a premonition that she would assume the body form of Zara & possess her soul for eternity (-let's just hope she was only joking !).
While she was rehearsing reading the tarot cards to the crew, they were repeatedly warned not to look directly into her seductive eyes or they would fall mercilessly under her hypnotic spell. Of course, the poor fools could not resist & were then seen wandering around aimlessly like brain-dead zombies (-although looking back this was hard to distinguish from their usual behaviour).
Catherine has used her special acting powers in a variety of TV & film roles, & hopes the planets will align to give her a lead in a Hollywood blockbuster. Catherine's future is written in the stars & that she will become one of them.
EMMA LEONARD - "Destiny"
Emma plays the role of the sweet nurse Destiny, & it would be fair to say that if in the real world nurses were this beautiful & caring the health of patients would be miraculously improved. Emma actually chose to do some preliminary research into nursing skills by spending some time at a medical clinic watching the staff applying bandages & doing injections, but for some reason decided to draw the line at helping apply the haemorrhoid creams.
Emma recently played a lead role in the feature film "Vulnerable", about two couples in the aftermath of a car crash - where Emma's nursing skills would have come in handy if only she had been paying a bit more attention! Emma's previous work includes a broad spectrum of theatre & television. She so convincingly played the role of a drug mule in the TV series "Underbelly" that unfortunately now every time she travels overseas & has to go through Customs they insist on giving her a full body search!
Emma says her ideal role, & the one she is waiting to be asked to play, is of an undercover-serial-killer-robot-vampire-princess from the future.
GILLIAN COOPER - "Angelica"
It's somewhat of an understatement to say that Gillian is one "hot, hot, babe !" Her natural beauty, voluptuous figure, & her athletic prowess made her the only choice to play the sexy Angelica.
It was certainly no coincidence that on the day of shooting her doing a gym workout wearing a yellow leotard there was a record attendance of crew & "film critics", who all turned up enthusiastically to observe how things were going & to offer their expert advice. None left disappointed.
Gillian has worked extensively as a freelance model over the last few years adorning the cover of many fashion magazines & being involved in a variety of advertising campaigns. This film marked her acting debut which she clearly adapted to easily, & she plans to do a lot more in the future.
BARRY QUIN - "Professor Sorvad"
Barry is a highly respected veteran of the acting fraternity & is also a lecturer at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art.
He has a long list of credits to his name in Theatre & Film, & is well known for his characters in TV series such as "Prisoner", "Carson's Law", "All Saints", & "Home and Away".
It was very generous of Barry to lend his enormous talents and his svelte English enunciation to enliven the role of the somewhat austere Professor Sorvad.
He always displayed a positive attitude on the set & barely even groaned when called upon to endure wearing a suffocating ogre mask in stifling heat. A true professional !