Halo-Haloween pt. 11: Actor Treva Etienne, Happy Man, Sharon Leal in Grimm, The Diplomat Hotel, Haunted statue of Satan

From Oct. 17 to Oct. 31 FilAm Creative will be celebrating all things Filipino and horror. Halo-Haloween is hosted and programmed by FilAm director Walter Boholst and his new horror film “Voodoo Possession.” Contributions by Natasia Gascon and Mark Owen.

Treva Etienne plays voodoo priest Jean Drouillard who searches for his missing mentor and joins forces with the Americans in Voodoo Possession. Treva Etienne is an English actor. He played a Somali militiaman in the film Black Hawk Down (2001) and appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). He also appeared in three series of London’s Burning as fireman Tony Sanderson. Etienne played Dingaan Botha, a South African man, in 12 episodes the TNT series Falling Skies, in its fourth season.

Tomas Boykin talks his mysterious dialogue skills, set life and working with Danny Trejo.

Sharon Leal
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Sharon Leal appeared in 2 episodes of Grimm (Eyes of the Beholder, Red Menace). Leal was born in Tucson, Arizona. Her mother, Angelita, is Filipino. Her father was an African-American military policeman who broke up with her mother before Sharon was born. Shortly after, her mother married Jesse Leal, a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force and a police officer at Clark Air Base, Philippines; he legally adopted Sharon.

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Recently Sharon starred in the movie “Addicted.”

Magandang Gabi Bayan – Demonyo sa Sementeryo
Magandang Gabi Bayan’s Halloween Special episode featuring haunted stories about a statue of Satan in a rural cemetery. Hosted by Noli de Castro. (in Tagalog)

The Diplomat Hotel
A disgraced reporter seeks redemption by leading her documentary crew to spend one night and tell the story of what really happened at the haunted and infamous The Diplomat Hotel.

Screen Space did an article on the director Christoher Ad Castillo: “Though still very much a young man, Christopher Ad Castillo carries with him a lifetime of movie memories. His late father, the great Filipino director Celso Ad Castillo, was a defining force in Asian cinema; his son would often accompany him on-set, leading to acting roles in several productions. Now, the son is a directing force in his own right; Castillo’s third feature, the independently-financed supernatural thriller The Diplomat Hotel, featured at the recent Cinemalaya Film Festival and opens wide in its homeland this week.” Read the full article here.

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FilAm Creative is an all-volunteer community organization supporting Filipino Americans in entertainment and media. More information can be found at filamcreative.org, facebook.com/filamcreative and on Twitter at @FilAmCreative.

Voodoo Possession is available at Redbox, Walmart, Amazon.com, Dish, iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Xbox, Sony & YouTube and other outlets. Starring Danny Trejo, Ryan Caltagirone, Kerry Knuppe, David Thomas Jenkins, Treva Etiene, Tomas Boykin.

“Voodoo Possession” is a Rough Riders, Front Row Media, B2FX and Waltertainment production based in Los Angeles, CA. Additional information can be found at the official movie website voodoopossession.com, facebook.com/thisplaceiscursed, http://instagram.com/avoodoopossession and on twitter at @voodoomovie. The website includes stills, credits and a movie trailer.

Walter Boholst can be found at facebook.com/itswalterb and waltertainment.com.

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If you would like more information about “Voodoo Possession,” or to schedule an interview with Walter Boholst contact info@waltertainment.com.

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