LARA CROFT TO
TOUR IN LIVE ACTION SHOW
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[ August 30th 2004 ]
pro Wantana (Prajanbarn) Martinelli, who recently
won the U.S.T.A. mixed-doubles championship, stars
in Fred Calvert's latest film "Toi and Poochie,"
a story about two unfortunates thrown together
and end up scamming for a bit of the American
dream. Martinelli plays Toi, an attractive Thailand
tennis instructor who is brought to Los Angeles
by a lecherous middle-aged American. She's promised
marriage and support for her impoverished family.
the man meets a more exciting woman, he callously
dumps Toi at the airport leaving her with just
enough money for a return ticket to Bangkok. She
instead stays and barely survives as a dishwasher.
When her wallet is stolen by Poochie, a ten-year-old
African American street kid, an unconventional
relationship of distrust and reliance begins.
Jovon Rashaad, a dedicated new talent who has
been acting since he was five, portrays the crafty
Gilbert, "Camdem" and "Hot Wax Zombies," plays
a scoundrel manipulating Toi's affections and
America Young plays his conniving daughter. A
martial artist and stuntwomen, Ms. Young will
be touring the country and Canada this summer
as Lara Croft, Tomb Raider in the live-action
show. "Toi and Poochie," a Farmhouse Films, Inc.
production, is produced by Sukunya Wangsomnuk,
TV series "Sex-Ray" and "Zero dB," written and
directed by Disney veteran, Fred Calvert, "Sesame
Street" and "Rule of Three." The film brings to
life the rich ethnic flavor that is Los Angeles
as well as the commonality we all have -- a need
to love and be loved in return.
are available for the worldwide premiere of "Toi
and Poochie," set for September 14 at 7:30 p.m.
at the L.A. Film School. Authentic Thai appetizers
will be served and Toi and Poochie themselves,
Wantana Martinelli and Jovon Rashaad, will be
in attendance. The writer and director Fred Calvert
and producer Sukunya Wangsomnuk will be present
at the premiere as well. The L.A. Film School
is located at 6363 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood,