MONSTERS OF MAN (2020) - Action

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MONSTERS OF MAN (2020) Action

A robotics company vying to win a lucrative military contract team up with a corrupt CIA agent to conduct an illegal live field test. They deploy four weaponised prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden Triangle, assuming they'd be killing drug runners that no one would miss. Six doctors on a humanitarian mission witness the brutal slaughter and become prime targets.A robotics company teams up with a corrupt CIA agent undergoing an illegal, unsanctioned military operation. Dropping four prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden triangle that no one will miss. The mission is to prove the robotics company is worthy of winning a lucrative military contract. Six doctors on a good cause witness the brutal slaughter of an innocent village and are forced into a deadly game of cat and mouse as they become the new targets.

  • DIRECTOR/PRODUCER
  • Mark Toia 

Originating from a very successful career as an advertising photographer, Mark Toia was encouraged into directing TV commercials by his clients. They desired to bring his exceptional photographic eye to the small screen. 

20 years on, Mark has become one of the world's most sought after international directors and is now receiving scripts from Hollywood's finest. His ability to deliver a stunningly artistic story full of drama, to shooting a fast and furious action piece is only a glimpse into what he can deliver.

Toia's legendary cinematography skills, vast post-production VFX knowledge, combined with his ever-evolving mind and machine-like work ethic make him the perfect choice for any production. 

His passion is to capture incredible performances within an image that emotionally compels. This combination puts him squarely at the forefront of today’s film and television industry.

MAJOR

Neal McDonough

  • MASON
  • Brett Tutor

Brett Tutor was born and raised in Austin, Texas.

Getting his start in the entertainment business as a stunt man, he would soon end up working as a survival specialist for the Discovery Channel and as a carpenter for TLC and HGTV.

He now focuses full time on film acting and writing and recording music. 

  • Boller
  • Jose Rosete

Born and raised in Arizona, now living in Hollywood CA, Jose Rosete has now been a working actor for over 13 years with over 300 credits to his name.

Quentin Tarantino called his film Lowlife “a stroke of genius". Other highlights include The AMC spinoff The Walking Dead: Red Machete, Dead Bullet, doing motion capture and voice for Resident Evil: End of Zoe and the Roberto Orci produced Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Windlands - War Within the Cartel.

Jose also has two more amazing starring roles slated for release later in 2020 with the comedy John Taylor's Prom Date and the suspense thriller Hotel Dunsmuir.

  • KROGER
  • David Haverty

David Haverty is an actor, creator, and editor with OddDog Pictures based in Los Angeles and has been acting mainly in the theatre industry since the age of 10 years old.

Head of his class at Pinellas County Centre for the Arts majoring in Musical Theatre, a Broadway Theatre Project 99-00 Alumni, and attended Marymount Manhattan College for Acting.

With leading roles in Urinetown (Bobby Strong), Beauty & the Beast (Beast), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon) until moving to LA in 2006 which switched his theatre focus to working on original musicals and plays in leading roles.

Some include Ryan is Lost (dir Michael Nankin), Skullduggery, and sketches from the National Lampoon (prod. Matty Simmons.

  • JORDAN
  • Paul Haapaniemi

Paul Haapaniemi is an award-winning actor and writer based in Venice, California.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Paul got his start in the film industry by winning The Lawrence Kasdan Award and Endowment for Screenwriting.

After moving to Los Angeles, he has continued to work in feature films and television, both as a writer and actor.

Paul recently wrapped production on the period drama, 40, and will be seen later this year in the action-adventure film, Danger! Danger!

He can also be heard voicing the evil genius, Madcap, in Cartoon Network's Power Players, currently streaming on Netflix.

  • WENDY
  • Tatjana Marjanovic

Tatjana Marjanovic is an Australian actress of Serbian descent. Tatjana started her television career with a lead role in two seasons of the ABC drama series, SYD2030, for which she was nominated for a Webby Award and won a Telly Award. 

Her success continued after moving to LA with a leading role in the SXSW nominated series Fallout: Revelation, the sci-fi fantasy series, We Were Tomorrow that launched at last years San Diego Comic-Con, and Popstar TV’s latest series, Purgatory now streaming on Apple TV.

You will be able to watch Tatjana make her feature film debut later this year in the Komack Company's highly anticipated horror Do Not Disturb and the upcoming thrills and spills nail-biter Great White.

  • BAO & BR4 Robot
  • Conrad Pratt

Conrad K. Pratt is an actor, stuntman, and writer from Kāne'ohe, Hawaii. Conrad spent his high school years training in many styles of dance at Hawaii’s prestigious 24-VII DanceForce Studios and after touring with Ricky Martin in 2011 as a dancer and the tour dance captain, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

Since then, he has worked on film and television projects including The Wolverine, Hawaii Five-0, Glee, Rush Hour, The Real O’Neals, and was the lead in A Desert Sonata, produced by The Huntsman: Winter's War and Beauty & The Beast’s writer Evan Spiliotopolus.

Conrad recently completed writing his first feature film, Escaping Freedom, and continues to explore all facets of entertainment and story-telling in Hollywood.

  • TIEN
  • Kayli Tran

Kayli Tran is an award-winning American television, film and stage actress originally from Nashville, TN.

She recently debuted her first Series Regular role as Ada Saito on Snapchat TV's Dead of Night, which stands to be the platform’s top original show garnering over 14 million views and counting.

She is also known for her latest work on Jesse Bradford's drama The Day of Matthew Montgomery, Issa Rae's comedy series BSU: Black Student Union, USA Network's hit show Shooter as well as major international video games including Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Sony’s The Last of Us Part II.

  • JANTZ
  • Ryan Hough

Ryan is a native of Canada now residing in Southern California spending countless hours perfecting his craft as a serious actor.

Director Mark Toia noticed and incredible energy and charisma during the casting of his feature film Monsters of Man and did not hesitate in hiring Ryan for the role as Jantz.

Ryan’s other work includes Generation Now, The World's Astonishing News!, and Regression (I)

  • FIELDING
  • Jessica Blackmore

Hailing from Orlando, Jessica Blackmore got her start in horror indie films and was dubbed breakout actress for her performance in The Sacred. 

After moving to Los Angeles,  she booked her first job working alongside John Stamos in a super-bowl ad that garnered millions of views.

Since then she has added several Lifetime movies including Wicked Mom's Club,  television roles, award-winning shorts, and over 100 commercials to her resume.

Through her work, she has been able to travel the world,  create different & dynamic characters,  and work alongside Oscar awarding-winning filmmakers. 

Today she balances being a full-time actor, and a first- time mom, while preparing for her next role. 

  • LEAP
  • Ly Ty

Ly Ty was first discovered by talented Cambodian director Kulikar Sotho. Actress and director Angelina Jolie Cast Ly ty into a small role in her film First they killed my father.

Ly Ty was asked to play a very strong role as Leap in the action sci-fi feature film Monsters of man directed by Mark Toia.  Ly Ty’s  performance was reported to be so strong and so emotionally powerful that he bought the entire cast and crew to tears in his first take

  • ANGIE
  • Taylor Leigh Edwards

Taylor Leigh Edwards is an American film, television and theatre actress originally from Dallas, TX living in Los Angeles.

She started training in theatre at 8 years old and hasn’t stopped creating art since.

Some of her recent television appearances include Black-ish on ABC, 68Whiskey on Paramount Network and I am the Night on TNT.

She also recently starred as Evie in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play No Place to be Somebody, under the direction of legendary actor and director, Richard Lawson at WACO Theatre Center in Los Angeles.

  • DEZ
  • Jordy Tulleners

Jordy Tulleners is a Belgian born actor currently residing in Hollywood, CA.

Beginning his entertainment journey in theatre arts and progressing into film and television, Jordy has worked alongside industry stars such as James Arthur, Matthew Cullen, Jan Verheyen, and now director Mark Toia.

In 2017, Jordy starred opposite Katy Perry, where he played the leading role in her music video Chained to the Rhythm. 

He has been featured in works such as Belgium’s De Collega’s 2.0 and Zone Stad leading him to star in American works such as Lifetime’s American Psychos and short films Under and In Our Time, which premiered at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

In addition to acting, Jordy is constantly writing and directing his own creative projects

  • KEALA
  • Ma Rynet

Ma Rynet is a well-respected actor in Cambodia.  Starting with a starring role in the acclaimed award-winning film The Last Reel directed by high respected director Kulikar Sotho.  Then onto feature film Hanuman directed by Jimmey Henderson. Mekong 2030 Directed by Anysay Keola | Sai Naw Kham | Pham Ngoc Lan |. 

Then followed by the incredible role of Keala in Monsters of man.

  • FOSTER
  • David Samartin

Hailing from Dallas Texas, David Samartin is a world-class saxophonist and actor.  David made his recording debut shortly after moving to Los Angeles as the featured tenor saxophonist on the Motown tribute album to Marvin Gaye.

To this day, David is one of Los Angeles most highly sought afters sidemen - becoming a regular with both Jeff Goldblum’s jazz orchestra and Peter Weller’s band.

David moved confidently into acting, taking classes with the renowned Hollywood acting coach Anthony Meindl.

He has since appeared in Harry’s Law alongside Kathy Bates, as a struggling dad in The Boy Who Could Fly, and heading up a strike team in Spirit 7. He is also recognised for his work in numerous commercials.

  • PRAK
  • Trong Kam

 

Trong Kam was first discovered by English travel documentary filmmakers, which gave Trong a taste for the film world.

Acting in a short film really showcased his natural talent and also the eye of Director/Producer Mark Toia, Which earned him a role of Prak as village leader in up-incoming Action/Sci-fi Monster of Man.

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  • BILL
  • Michael Goldman

 

Michael Goldman, is an Australian actor and voice-over artist known for his work on The Wilds, A Place To Call Home, Australia's Big Brother and Monsters of Man. He is the founder of the Sanctuary Film Festival, which takes place every year at the Australian Gold coast, in Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, Australia.

Award-winning actor Neal McDonough is credited in hugely successful productions such as Band of Brothers, Minority Report, Captain America, Justified, Desperate Housewives, Walking Tall and many more.

Recently, he starred in the award-winning films, Greater, 1922 for Stephen King and Game Over Man for Netflix. 

In addition to just wrapping his second season on Project Blue Book, he also gave a lightning-rod performance in Paramount Networks' Yellowstone opposite Kevin Costner. 

Soon to be seen in his second season of Van Helsing (as the Bride of Dracula), as well as the Netflix hit series, Altered Carbon, as the Grand Creator of a New Universe. 

He also got the opportunity to reprise his role as Sean Cahill in the final season of the USA hit TV series, Suits. And also reprising his role as Damien Darhk on Legends of Tomorrow. Neal is also starring and executive producing the new western feature film, The Warrant.

Six American doctors must fight for their lives after four weaponized robots wipe out a village in Southeast Asia.

  • Genre: Sci Fi, Mystery And Thriller, Action
  • Original Language: English
  • Director: Mark Toia
  • Producer: Mark Toia, Pam Collis
  • Writer: Mark Toia
  • Release Date (Streaming): Dec 8, 2020
  • Production Co: MRT Films Pty Ltd, 11:11 Entertainment, Hanuman Films

Produced by 

  • Pam Collis ... producer
  • Keri Grant ... producer
  • Kulikar Sotho ... line producer
  • Carolyn Toia ... executive producer
  • Mark Toia ... producerCinematography by 
  • Tony O'Loughlan

Mark Toia Film Editing by 

  • Kram Aiot Casting By 
  • Gabrielle Almagor
  • Emma Green
  • Shannon Makhanian
  • Ben Parkinson Art Direction by 
  • Jessica Fish

Samnang Pak Makeup Department 

  • Jefferson Cabral ... special makeup effects artistProduction Management 
  • Patrick Stark ... unit manager: vancouverSecond Unit Director or Assistant Director 
  • Wade Savage ... first assistant director
  • Kulikar Sotho ... second unit directorArt Department 
  • Danny Bokator ... props
  • Mout Iv ... property master
  • Eduard Pronin ... Robot DesignerSound Department 
  • David Aaron Brun ... sound effects editor
  • Mark Cornish ... sound recordist: Cambodia, New York
  • Vasundhara Gupta ... dialogue editor
  • Sony Morm ... boom operator
  • David F. Van Slyke ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editorVisual Effects by 
  • Vardhika Iriawan ... digital compositor
  • Henry Vasquez ... digital compositor
  • Nguyen Anh Viet ... cg supervisorStunts 
  • Conrad K. Pratt ... stuntsCamera and Electrical Department 
  • Timothy Carr ... camera operator
  • Mike Gomes ... camera operator
  • Tony O'Loughlan ... camera operator
  • Corey Robson ... camera operator
  • Jordan Toia ... camera operator
  • Lucas Tomoana ... camera operatorAnimation Department 
  • Henry Vasquez ... animator
  • Nguyen Anh Viet ... vfx & animation supervisorCostume and Wardrobe Department 
  • Soryda Morm ... costume supervisorEditorial Department 
  • Warren Eagles ... colorist
  • Leon Ernst ... assembly editor / first assistant editorLocation Management 
  • Nick Ray ... location managerAdditional Crew 
  • Matthew Ewald ... Supporter
  • Timothy D. Orr ... Helicopter PilotThanks 
  • Ethan Donbavand ... thanks
  • Avery Guerra ... special thanks
  • Akie Kotabe ... special thanks
  • Jesús Loniego ... thank you
  • Paul Martin ... special thanks
  • Mark D Valenti ... thanks

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