Category Archives: Promotions

The last few weeks have been really great for me! I’m gonna try to write about it all, but keeping it short for each job. Today, I’m writing about the modeling work… Stay tuned for an acting update!

I recently participated in two “portfolio” photoshoots. A test shoot with a photographer that I’ve never worked before, along with a creative with Sang Nguyen again. I’ll write more information about those as I get the picturesSamy on the cover of The Spy Who Saved Christmas (so you get some nice visuals), so be sure to check back. Both went great by the way!

Also, I will be featured on a 5th Harlequin cover. I’ll be sure to post a picture when it comes out! But for now, you can check out my 3rd Cover, The Spy Who Saved Christmas by Dana Marton. You read that right, “The Spy Who Saved Christmas”. And yep, those are my character’s twin sons!

Last but not least, I participated in Moores’ Canadian Suit Drive. It was an event with a good cause, accepting used clothing donations for people with low/no income, wanting to get back into the workplace. As an incentive, they were offering 25% your next suit purchase with your clothing donation. I should of wrote about this earlier though, as it went on during the month of September.

Again, I’ll will be writing about some exciting acting update soon… If you want a “sneak peak” at what that might be, check out my Twitter updates!

Posted on: 21 Sep 2010
Posted by: Samy Osman

The Snack Guru is back, in a new 60 seconds edit for the new Doritos Viralocity contest! Check it out below:

First prize gets $100,000! BUT, if we collect enough points, Doritos will give $250,000! Want to help us get those points? I’d love that! Go to and play it over there. Then, give it 5 stars, favorite it, and share it! Use the that link ( to spread it around. Make this video viral… I mean that’s why it’s called Viralocity!

Have Facebook? Use the Facebook connect option and make sure you use the blue share button, right below the video on the left and have it post a link on your profile! Got Twitter? Use the green retweet button right next to it and it will write the tweet for you, complete with link to the video! Know people that live in a country other than Canada? Extra points when they watch this video!

Also notice how I’ve embedded the video on my page? This gets us extra points too! So if you got a website, feel free to do the same. You know what they say, the more, the merrier!

I appreciate the help and support to get us those points and bring our video to the top! So don’t hesitate to share share share! Email your family, friends, co-workers, rate it, favorite it, use Facebook and Twitter if you have accounts, embed the video on your website if you have one… and any other ways to help us win. Here’s a handy image to help. Thank you all!

Posted on: 21 Feb 2010
Posted by: Samy Osman

Just a few hours ago, I finished shooting the rest of the video for ATOP Precision’s new watch. I have to say, I’m starting to like these weekend shots. It was another great day of work, even if it was Sunday!

The fun started even before I got to the job. With the address of the shooting location in hand, I walked around to some bus stops, showing the written address (in Chinese) to locals, and trying to figure out which bus to take to the city I was headed to. Despite the language barrier I was able to get on the right bus, as well as get off close to the shooting location. From there it was but a fifteen minute walk to my destination. I was able to get there on time, pay but a fraction of the transportation cost of a taxi, and have twice the fun. All this was possible mainly because of the very friendly people of Taiwan!

Video Monitor Shot at ATOP’s Video ShootWhen I got there, I saw a lot of familiar faces from the first shoot before the Chinese New Year. It was nice to see them again. We began shortly after I got changed and started off by simple shots of me adjusting the watch as well as being on the cell phone. When that was done, two other people joined me in front of the camera. Ksenija, who is also represent by PT and who I worked with on another job before, as well as Guillaume, originally from France and now living in Taiwan. We had the opportunity to chat together until the crew was ready to shoot. Once we got going, we had to act as if we were in a meeting discussing a computer product. When that was done, Guillaume and I shot a hand shaking scene outdoors, nearby the location. That concluded the shoot for the video.

Picture of ATOP’s WatchEverything went very well, even better than the first time we shot.. maybe because we were already getting used to working together. Grace from ATOP was very happy with the shoot and was so nice as to actually give me the watch! I was surprised but also very appreciative and pleased! I had joked around with her about that, but didn’t think she would actually let me have it. A big thanks to her and ATOP for the great watch, which is perfect for travellers, as well as the production company for a great day. I might have worked this weekend but in the end, it hardly seemed like work.

To finish, big thanks to Marko, my friend and roommate in Taipei, for allwoing me to use his suit for the shoot!

Posted on: 17 Feb 2008
Posted by: Samy Osman

Taipei County Yingko Ceramics Museum

Yesterday morning I was driven to a ceramics museum where we would shoot for ATOP Precision’s in house/in store promotional video. This was the first of two filming dates, to create a video showcasing their new watch. The section of the museum we shot in was used was to simulate the inside of an airport. Basically, we got footage of me walking down a ramp with my luggage and stopping to adjust the ATOP watch to a different time zone. Different shots were taken, with different angles and close ups. Finally we shot another sequence where I would talk on a cell phone after checking the time on the watch.

All in all it went good. Didn’t take us too long as it was relatively simple to do. I had a good time, as usual, and am looking forward to the next shoot. The production team as well as the people representing the product were great to work with. The second part of the shoot will take place after the weeklong holidays of the Chinese New Year are up. Speaking, for those celebrating: Happy Chinese New Year!

Posted on: 05 Feb 2008
Posted by: Samy Osman

Athlete’s World Job - Group shot Athlete’s World Job - Shot with customers

I booked a two day promotional job for Athlete’s World which happened last weekend. We were three guys and a girl, hanging out just outside the store at the St-Laurent Center location in Ottawa. All us guys were topless in shorts with a soccer ball, basketball and water bottles as props. I was in charge of the basketball and let’s just say I had a lot of practice with my dribbling.

The promotion consisted of attracting people to the store as well as to get them to take pictures with us. They printed off the pictures with a printer and there were prizes to be won. All picture proceeds actually went to the Boys & Girls Clubs. Quite a bit of money was raised and we all had a great time!

Posted on: 28 Jun 2007
Posted by: Samy Osman