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Taz Skylar: el actor y taekwondista canario que ha triunfado en la serie One Piece

El tinerfeño Taz Skylar ha triunfado con su reciente participación en la serie de Netflix ‘One Piece’. Antes de su estreno, nos confesó cómo su experiencia en el taekwondo le ayudó a preparar personajes de acción. Tanto es así que ha llegado ya hasta el cinturón negro de este arte marcial. Pero su relación con el mundo del deporte no acaba ahí. Les damos una pista: al igual que ‘One Piece’, tiene que ver con el mar.

Deportes TVCanaria, November 13, 2023
Categories Press Articles Two Neighbors

Two Neighbors

Anya Chalotra (The Witcher), Chloe Cherry (Euphoria) and Ralph Ineson (The Green Knight) are set to lead the ensemble cast of indie feature Two Neighbors from debut feature director Ondine Viñao. The project has received a SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement.

Joining Chalotra, Cherry and Ineson in the feature, that wrapped late September in the UK, are William Hope (Aliens), Samuel Anderson (Doctor Who), Jake Simmance (Better Man, Anatomy of a Scandal), Ivy Freeman-Attwood (The Ending), Taz Skylar (One Piece), Joseph Millson (Casino Royale), Zoe Telford (Genius), Laura Arnaiz (Silent Witness), Charles Hagerty (Black Mirror) and Jessie-Ann Kohlman (Dream Scenario).

Co-written by Viñao and Jordan Johnson, Two Neighbors, a dark comedy set in New York, is inspired by Aesop’s fable Avaricious and Envious. Becky (Chalotra), an ambitious but struggling writer, is overcome by envy and spite when she meets Stacy (Cherry), a beautiful but insatiable socialite, at a lavish party hosted by Stacy’s father at their country estate. The evening descends slowly into chaos, and the girls’ lives are forever transformed after the unexpected arrival of a modern-day genie (Ineson) who promises to grant their deepest, darkest wishes.

The film is produced by Silkscreen, with the company’s Ivy Freeman-Attwood serving as producer. Sean Croft, Kian Benjamin and Brendan Brulon are executive producing. Briar McQuilkin and Jordan Johnson serve as co-producers.

Chalotra is repped by The Artists Partnership and CAA, Cherry by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Ineson by Gordon & French and Gersh, Hope by The Artists Partnership, Anderson by Creative Artists Management and TalentWorks, Simmance by Jonathan Arun Group, Skylar by Independent Talent and Rogue Management, Millson by The Artists Partnership and LINK Entertainment, Telford by Curtis Brown, Arnaiz by Atwell Artist Management and Hagerty by Bloomfields Welch Management.  

Written by Valerie Complex for Deadline, article published on November 08.
Categories Gassed Up Videos

Gassed Up film premiere at BFI London Film Festival 2023

In this exclusive video, Distract TV takes you to the heart of the BFI London Film Festival for the world premiere of ‘Gassed Up’ (2023). Join us on the red carpet as we catch up with the film’s stellar cast, including Stephen Odubola (‘Ash’), Taz Skylar (‘Dubz’), and Craige Middleburg, alongside director George Amponsah. Discover the captivating storyline, the transition of musicians like Mae Muller into the world of acting, and exciting cameos from industry icons like rapper Ms. Banks, Yung Filly, and Harry Pinero. This star-studded event is a testament to the film’s unique appeal and the rising stars making their mark in the industry. Don’t miss our in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes insights. Stay tuned for exclusive coverage from Distract TV, covering the most exciting events and talents in the entertainment world. ‘Gassed Up’ is set to be a must-watch, and with stars like Stephen Odubola and Taz Skylar on the rise, the future of cinema looks brighter than ever.

DistractTV, October 28, 2023
Categories Cleaner Press Articles

One Piece breakout Taz Skylar joins Daisy Ridley in Cleaner

EXCLUSIVE: Following the massive success of his Netflix series One Piece, Taz Skylar has found his next big project as he is set to co-star opposite Daisy Ridley in Cleaner. Martin Campbell is directing. The film will shoot at the top of 2024 and falls under the British Equity act allowing it to shoot during the current SAG strike.

The timely action-thriller, set in present-day London, will see radical activists take over an energy company’s annual gala at the Shard – the tallest skyscraper in Western Europe – seizing 300 hostages in order to expose the corruption of the hosts. Their just cause is hijacked by a zealous extremist within their ranks, who is ready to murder everyone in the building to send his anarchic message to the world. It falls to an ex-soldier turned window cleaner, Joey Locke (Daisy Ridley) – suspended 90 stories up on the outside of the building – to save those trapped inside and take down the killers, whilst also finding a way to bring the corrupt energy moguls to justice.

Pic is being financed and produced by Greenland outfit Anton with Sebastien Raybaud and Callum Grant as producers. 

Skylar stars at Sanji in the hit Netflix series, One Piece. He will soon be seen in the feature film Gassed Up that he wrote and stars in, which is having it’s World Premiere at the London Film Festival this week. He also performed in Hamlet at the Young Vic with Cush Jumbo and was in the BAFTA Nominated feature Boiling Point, which also premiered at London Film Festival and starred Stephen Graham and has now been adapted in to a limited series for BBC.

Independent Talent Group and Rogue Management.

Written by Justin Kroll for Deadline, article published on October 11.