Michael Lee is an avid practitioner of Japanese swordsmanship, and of course, a huge fan of zombie films. When not lost in thought concerning the beauty of dying cherry blossoms or how to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, Michael is busy preparing to go to law school as a practical way to utilize his undergraduate and graduate background in philosophy and international studies.
Arun began acting for Noah’s films during her freshman year at Yale. Arun was happy to jump right into the project, despite how outlandish the plot, be it film noir, martial arts, action, comedy, mystery, or all of it combined. Working together was so much fun that she went on to star in the film’s sequel the following year. Willing to give anything a try, she had no problem running around New Haven in a cowboy hat and wielding a samurai sword, no questions asked! Since then she has taken on countless theater and dance theater projects, and has used her art to promote a message of social justice — a cause close to her heart. Born in Nepal, Arun was adopted as a baby and brought to the United States. She has never forgotten where she came from, however, and has reconnected with her birth country through many trips back to volunteer at the orphanage that cared for her. She also founded a Yale organization, YNepal, which sends groups of students and young professionals to the orphanage to work with the children who currently live there.
Mike, a graduate from Endicott College with a BA in visual communications, has had a high interest in art, music and the culinary arts from a very young age. From elementary school through college, Mike would get involved in projects that consisted of art, designing, film, acting, drumming, and cooking. He always knew he wanted to be involved in movie production, and since he and Noah share this passion, they became fast friends. His passion for the project led him to become the film’s producer, a role for which he seemed destined. Being one of the lead actors in the film has opened other doors for Mike and makes him realize that acting and producing are new creative outlets for him.
"'Lloyd's body of work has now proven to be a seminal influence on film today. Just look at any film created by the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Takashi Miike, Peter Jackson, Eli Roth, Gasper Now, and James Gunn, to name a few, and you are likely watching a film influenced Class of Nuke 'Em High, Tromeo & Juliet, or Citizen Toxie," Stan Lee - creator of Spider Man."
from Lloydkaufman.com: "Whether or not he would accept the fame (or blame) for these raunchy, mainstream blockbusters, there can be no doubt that what Kaufman has achieved is enormous. In 30 years, Kaufman, along with Yale friend and partner Michael Herz, has built Troma Studios up from a young company struggling to find its voice in a field crowded with competitors to legendary status as a lone survivor, a bastion of true independence, and the world's greatest concentration of camp. Among Troma Entertainment's library of over 1,000 movies are the early performances of such stars as Kevin Costner, Billy Bob Thornton, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert DeNiro, Dennis Hopper, Dustin Hoffman, Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) and countless others! As a filmmaker, Lloyd Kaufman has accumulated a remarkable list of credits, as well as a more extraordinary list of debits to loan sharks and pawn shops across New York."
Sang Kim is an instructor and the NY representative of the Toyama School of Japanese Swordsmanship who also holds an extensive background in hand-to-hand combat. With his experience in martial arts instruction for actors, Sang’s hope is to help bring an authentic representation of traditional martial arts to the movies.
Erika Tsang is a noob in the world of film and acting, but well versed in the world of kicking ass. Her expertise comes from attaining a black belt in taekwondo and surviving 15+ years of older-brother-kung-fu-wrestlemania-hold-this-while-i-hit-you-do. Erika is excited to participate in this film, as zombie-like invasion has become an increasingly larger concern to her lately due to economic conditions and her employment in finance.
Chris Kulmann has been acting since his teenage years in various theaters around Connecticut. He has also directing and music directing children’s theater for the past three years now. Chris has recently been in the Knuckle Sandwich Production of “Notes on a Napkin”, a movie consisting of a series of sketches looking at life, love and the pursuit before death, which came out in the Spring of 2010. Chris also performs in the vocal band, Love Note Sentiment.
Edward Lee Miller attended Yale University where he obtained a BA in Philosophy, and recently graduated from law school. He is currently studying for the Bar, but he stays busy giving back by teaching part-time in the inner-city. In his free-time, Edward enjoys cycling. Though he has no background in Japanese swordsmanship, Edward does hold a 1st Degree Black Belt in both Tae Kwon Do and Tang Soo Do. His background in football and his years of poking fun at the cockamamie frat boys at Yale, makes Edward a perfect fit as G.
They are the deadly undead. Like no zombie you have ever seen before, the Ninja Zombies arose from the grave retaining their ancient martial arts skills to wreak havoc on the city.
Bernie is a biomedical engineering major at Yale University. As a child he has always been interested in martial arts, and frequently pretended to be a ninja performing secret missions. Although he never before had the opportunity to fully practice a specific martial arts in particular, he started learning and performing Wushu when he entered Yale.
Among Kevin’s many talents includes gaining and losing 5 pounds within a week. When he isn’t out saving the world (aka always) he likes to eat seaweed, watch bubbles, and don capes, pretending to be a badass seaweed eating, bubble watching supervillain.
Holding rank in numerous different styles of Japanese Swordsmanship, Henry hopes to bring an authentic yet visually pleasing representation of his passion to the set of Ninja Zombies. Along with martial arts of all kinds, Henry also enjoys gaming and movies. He holds his Bachelors degree in IT, currently works in finance, but aims for success doing post production video editing.
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