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January 21, 2013Posted by on
“When a man decides to rob a jewelry store, things don’t go as planned — and nothing is what it seems.”
Stars Matt Carmody, Corryn Cummins & Drew Powell.
Director of Photography Sandra McCurdy.
The film was nominated for Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress for Corryn Cummins at the Idyllwild Cinema Fest.
Trailer for the short film, “Safe Room”, written and directed by Matt Carmody.
January 21, 2013Posted by on
We’ve all done it. You see someone on TV who strikes a feeling of deja vu and it drives you crazy trying to remember where you’ve seen him. For me, it was a smile that haunted me as we watched the premiere episode of Leverage on TNT. I let the feeling slide for a while as we truly enjoyed the entire ensemble cast of the show (Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge). But before the final credits I was on my smart phone checking IMDb for the actor playing Eliot Spencer. You have to admit, he’s changed his persona a little since the days of Lindsey on Angel – From preppy lawyer in blue button down shirts to the rugged “Hitter” with long hair and a cold stare. That smile, however, never changed.
We loved Leverage and continued to watch every week. So imagine my delight when our friend Drew Powell told us he was going to be on the show. I remembered an episode of Without A Trace which he guest starred with Beth Reisgraf, so I knew he’d feel right at home. He quickly became one of the Leverage family and appeared again in Season 4. He was recently a guest at Con2, a convention of Leverage fans in the UK.
I missed a few episodes after Drew’s appearance in Season 1, but once I read John Schneider was going to be a guest star, I marked my calendar to watch “The Studio Job”. John makes such a good “bad guy” and I’ve always loved his voice. What I didn’t anticipate was this:
My daughter and I both downloaded Christian’s new CD “House Rules” when it came out. If you like good ol’ fashioned country music, you have to give it a listen. You will NOT be disappointed.
One day, on a lark, we decided to have our own Christian Kane Film Festival. Our plan was to watch every TV show or movie we could find on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube or Ebay that Christian’s been in. There’s quite a few. We’re still finding more.
In our Internet search for CK films, we found the following interview. It showed me who Christian Kane is off screen and what makes his music and his acting so real. I admit it. I’ve become a #kaniac. (Read the Urban Dictionary definition of kaniac below.)
“Kaniacs - Loyal fans of Christian Kane-musician & actor, who has created a cult following due to his kick ass music, strong acting in both movies and TV, his drop dead looks, & southern boy charm. He’s known for being a fun, genuine, grateful, & humble guy in real life that only adds to his charm.
Christian (CK to Kaniacs) began acting in Fame LA but his role as Lindsey McDonald in Joss Whedon’s hit series Angel began the true Kaniac phenomenon. He’s starred in major motion pics such as Just Married, Secondhand Lions, & Hide just to name a few. His current role in TNT’s Leverage as Eliot f*ckin’ Spencer (The Hitter) has brought a whole new level of obsession and Kaniacs following has swelled to epic levels.
CK recently released an incredible EP with songs such as The House Rules & Whisky in Mind that shot to #1 on Amazon & #3 on ITunes TWO days after its release. EPIC onstage performances w/Steve Carlson have caused Kaniacs to drive hours away, fly cross-country, or half-way ’round the globe to see CK live.
A lot of Kaniacs say they don’t normally like country music but they love every tune he’s ever put out! Yeah – he’s THAT good.
Also an influential force on Twitter CK tweeted for ‘his people’ to add John Schneider AKA Bo Duke causing John to gain 1000+ followers in the form of Kaniacs and Grifters (fans of Leverage) in only a few hours.
Kaniacs are in true force at his live shows & on his internet sites.
Kanaics aren’t groupies – they are FANS.”
* Watch Drew Powell as Jack Hurley on the episode The Twelve Step Job from Season 1 and The Boys Night Out from Season 4 of Leverage. http://drewpowell.com
* Find out more about Christian Kane at http://christiankane.com
January 3, 2013Posted by on
As a fan, I was saddened to read that Leverage had been cancelled. It’s was a great show and I thank the writers, producers, crew and cast for giving us 5 fun seasons. I also have to thank them for creating an amazing character in Jack Hurley (The 12 Step Job and The Boys Night Out Job) and casting Drew Powell in the role. I’ve watched Drew on stage and screen for over a decade and I can tell you – he was having as much fun on set as it looked like he was having on screen.
My husband received 4 seasons on DVD for Christmas, so we’ll keep watching. =)
Dec. 21, 2012
TNT’s Leverage has thrilled audiences with its delightfully intricate plots, its “stand up for the little guy” attitude and its terrific performances from stars Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf and Aldis Hodge. But after five wonderful years, it’s time to say goodbye. Leverage will come to a close on Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 10 p.m., with a series finale that stands as one of the show’s best episodes.
We are honored to have worked with executive producer Dean Devlin, Electric Entertainment, creators John Rogers and Chris Downey, and all the cast and production crew on Leverage. We look forward to exploring new opportunities to work with them again in the future. We also want to thank the passionately devoted fans of Leverage, who have been the driving force behind its success. – TNT Network
A Jack Hurley Montage created by a fan
July 25, 2012Posted by on
Drew plays “Ryder”, a large man and werewolf who addresses the Shreveport pack as they face a change in leadership. The episode airs July 29th on HBO at 9PM PDT.
It will be nice to see Drew working with Joe Manganiello again (Alcide). I met both of them for the first time in 2007. After working with Drew for a while we finally met him in person when he appeared on stage in “Bedtime Stories”, a series of one act plays by Gloria Calderon Kellet. Also in the production was Joe, performing a touching story called “Wounded”. Gloria later created a short film with her script, also starring she and Joe, which became a solid hit at the film festivals.
So set your TV reminder to watch True Blood, Sunday July 29 at 9PM on HBO and meet two amazing actors. =)
July 5, 2012Posted by on
Watch for Drew Powell in
Necessary Roughness (USA)
July 18, 2012 at 10 PM
June 27, 2012Posted by on
Starring: Michael Blaiklock, Todd Grinnell, Jay Hayden, Jolie Jenkins, Bianca Kajlich, Richie Keen, Victoria Kelleher, Gloria Calderón Kellett, Lindsey Kraft, Jay Lacopo, Andrew Leeds, Joanna Leeds, Sharon Madden, Mallory McGill, Peter Porte, Drew Powell, Lawrence Pressman, Sally Pressman, Greg Rikaart, Matthew Rocheleau, David Scales, Rhea Seehorn, Timm Sharp, Marc Valera & Christine Woods
Written by: Gloria Calderón Kellett, Michelle Kholos Brooks, Lindsey Kraft, Jay Lacopo, Andrew Leeds, David Windsor & Kelly Younger
Directed by: Philip Buiser, Jim Holmes, Gloria Calderón Kellett, Lindsey Kraft, Jay Lacopo, Andrew Leeds, Cameron Watson & David Windsor
Lighting Design: Paige Luke
Produced By: Nicki Georgi & Lara Wickes
July 13-15, 20-22
Stella Adler Theater 6773 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd Floor Los Angeles, CA 90028
Get your tickets now! http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/253221
April 12, 2012Posted by on
In the game winning play of the biggest game of his life, the best High School Football player in the nation injures his knee and destroys his dreams of a college and professional career. But fifteen years later, he receives the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to go back and change history.STARRING: Brian Presley, Drew Powell, Kurt Russell, Melanie Lynskey, Christine Lahti, Marc Blucas
RELEASE DATE: April 13th
Abilene, TX - Albuquerque - Amarillo, TX – Austin – Beaumont, TX – Cleveland – Columbus, OH – Corpus Christi – Dallas – Des Moines, IA – El Paso – Harlingen/Brownsville – Houston – Laredo, TX – Louisville – Lubbock, TX – Odessa/Midland, TX – Oklahoma City – Salt Lake City – San Angelo, TX – Tucson – Tulsa – Waco – Wichita Falls, TX
Grand Rapids – Phoenix – Colorado Springs – More to come…
September 15, 2011Posted by on
I first saw Drew on PAX-TV’s The Ponderosa (a prequel to Bonanza) back in 2001. I was impressed to say the least. Not only did he fit the physical requirements of the iconic Hoss Cartwright but he had the warmth and humor that endeared the character to us when Dan Blocker filled the role. The show only lasted one season for reasons unrelated to the quality of the production. Unfortunately, The Ponderosa became a memory and so did Drew.
Drew worked in films like Starship Troopers 2 and TV shows like Over There and CSI. However, it wasn’t until The Ponderosa began an encore run on TV (almost 5 years later) that my curiosity once again peaked about this actor. I Googled him and found little information on the net. What I did find were Ponderosa fans who had actively supported the show and Drew since day one. Through his fans, I learned more about the man as well as the actor. Being an amateur web designer, I decided that he needed a fan website so others could learn more about him, too.
This was only my second actor website, but I’d pulled everything I could find off the internet, purchased some photos and videos on Ebay and put up a 4 page website. I’d learned from other friends in the entertainment field how important the Internet was becoming in Hollywood and hoped my small contribution might help him in some way.
Drew proceeded to build his TV credits with guest roles on Monk, Cold Case, and Without a Trace. One day I received an email from him asking if we could work together to make the site I’d created into his “Official” website. I think I giggled like the girl who’d just been asked by the school quarterback to help run his campaign for student body president. lol The answer was YES! That was in 2006.
My husband and I met Drew for the first time in 2007 at the stage production of Bedtime Stories in Los Angeles. He was as wonderful on stage as he was on the screen. We were greeted with bear hugs and thank yous.
Drew’s resume has continued to grow. From off broadway to Broadway, from independent films to major motion pictures, from guest roles to recurring starring roles on TV, he’s become one of the busiest character actors today. I believe who he is off the set has as much to do with it as his talent. You won’t find a more genuine person in Hollywood. I am honored to still be maintaining his website and even more so to be his friend.
(You can find a complete resume on Drew’s website www.drewpowell.com)
This Friday (9.16.11) you can meet Drew Powell in Straw Dogs, which opens in theaters throughout the US. Starring with Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Kate Bosworth and James Woods, Drew still commands your attention in the film. Then watch for him again on CW’s Ringer (9.27.11) and FX’s American Horror Story (10.3.11).
Drew also stars with Kurt Russell, Brian Presley, Melanie Lynsky and Christine Lahti in Touchback, coming soon to theaters everywhere.
September 1, 2011Posted by on
Ten years ago this month a little know TV show on an independent network premiered. The Ponderosa was meant to be a prequel to the popular TV show, Bonanza. The main characters were the same, but it had little else in common with the original. It wasn’t even a “western”. It was a family show on a western set, filmed in Australia (which looked nothing like Lake Tahoe, Nevada). However, after meeting this version of the Cartwright family, you didn’t care about any of that.
Daniel Hugh Kelly as Ben Cartwright
Matt Carmody as Adam Cartwright
Drew Powell as Hoss Cartwright
Jared Daperis as Little Joe Cartwright
Unfortunately, for reasons unrelated to the quality of the show, it only lasted one season. In just 20 episodes it captured an enthusiastic fan base that continues to this day. http://www.eaglestation.net/
August 2, 2011Posted by on
David and Amy Sumner (James Marsden and Kate Bosworth), a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father’s death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy’s ex-boyfriend Charlie (Alexander Skarsgård), leading to a violent confrontation.
Directed by : Rod Lurie
Screenplay by : Rod Lurie
Based on the ABC Motion Picture Screenplay by : David Zelag Goodman and Sam Peckinpah
Based on the Novel “The Siege of Trencher’s Farm” by : Gordon Williams
Produced by : Marc Frydman
Executive Producers : Beau Marks, Gilbert Dumontet
and James Woods