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Nikita: Season 3, Episode 6
My role: Sammy (Recurring)

In this scene, Sammy, a tech in Nikita's Division asks Sonya about rumors concerning a mole. This episode, titled "Sideswipe", first aired on December 7th, 2012.

26
Jan
2008
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Announcements, PhotographyComments: 0

Bolandi Classics Website Screenshot

Today I checked my email and found out that I’m now all over the Bolandi Classics website. The pictures are from a photoshoot we did back in June 2007, shot by the one and only, and very talented Jef Harris. I did this pro bono, since they are a relatively small and new company in Ottawa. Check out the website for the pictures! In addition, if you happen to be interested in their services, make sure you tell them I sent you. And hey…by all means, follow that up with an attempt to get a discount!

As for work in Taiwan, I booked another job. This one was for a beach and swim wear catalogue. The garments were from a local Taiwanese clothing line called Honor. Some of the stuff I wore for the shoot was a bit small for my taste…but to each his (or her) own! I had fun on this one, as always. Lastly, I’m being considered to for a rather important role in a commercial. More on that if I get the role!

22
Jan
2008
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Photography, TelevisionComments: 0

Behind the Scenes at Charles River Catalogue ShootYesterday morning, two of my roommates and fellow “PT” models and I took a cab to a studio in Taipei. We had a catalogue shoot for Charles River which was outdoors and outside of Taipei. So, we all hopped into a small bus together, models, photographer and crew, to a city three hours south of the capital. It was so warm, and such a beautiful day. Quite the contrast from a chilly and raining Taipei morning. The weather greatly contributed in making the shoot a very pleasant experience. Then, after we were finished, we were treated to a traditional Chinese lunch. Let me say I ate more than my share. The chef seemed quite pleased to see foreigners enjoy the food as much as we did. A great experience overall!

As for today, I finished shooting my first TV commercial in Taiwan! It was for a company called Chi Guan, advertising new residential buildings. My role consisted of being a business man, walking down the street and noticing the buildings. Pretty simple job! Got a close up and everything. I also had a chance to have some interesting conversations with the other actors as well, espesially from an older guy from Holland and a fellow Canadian, both now making their lives in Taiwan. I can see why they would, it really is nice over here!

18
Jan
2008
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: PhotographyComments: 0

Behind The Scenes At Snow Fox PhotoshootToday I had a photoshoot for a Snow Fox catalogue. I worked with Ksenija on this one, who is also with PT Models. We were photographed seperate, and together for a series of shots. Afterwards, we mostly did simple shots for the rest of the product line.

I had a great time as usual and the people there were very friendly. The more jobs I get the more I want to work!

08
Jan
2008
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: PhotographyComments: 0

PGA Tour Catalogue PhotoshootToday I had my first gig in Taiwan. This was for a catalogue showcasing PGA Tour’s clothing. They took shots of me, along with another guy and another girl, together and on our own, wearing different outfits. I had a good time and learned a lot in terms of modeling, especially tailored to work in Taiwan. Also I’m thankful that Sylvere from France (the other male model), being a decade older than me and having a lot more experience, was there. He gave me a few tips and I picked up some things by watching him work. I also noticed some things by taking a look at some of the shots after they were taken. I felt that by the end of the shoot I became better at posing. Keep in mind acting is my focus here!

Although barely anyone spoke English, and those who did only knew basic words, the crew was great to work with. Most of them were very nice and helpful. I love the Taiwanese people! This was a great first job. On top of that, the photographer is well known in Taiwan and works with many clients. He has a lot of power when it comes to booking models for shoots. Also, he has a reputation for delivering great pictures.

As for the picture on the top right, it’s a behind the scenes shot of the photoshoot. The guy is making sure the light is good.

A great start! Looking forwards to the next jobs. I already have news of a small role in a TV commercial.. more about that soon!

01
Jan
2008
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: AnnouncementsComments: 0

NYE 2007 at Taipei 101This year, I celebrated New Year’s Eve at rooftop party, very close to the famous Taipei 101 in Taiwan. It was a great night in a fun atmosphere, spent with new friends, along thoughts of family and friends back home.

On the top left is a picture from the amazing fireworks display, visible from the party. We heard it was the last time they were going to have it firing from the skyscraper itself. So we were lucky to see it!

For those who’d like to see pictures from my trip to Taiwan, just click to the link I set up for my Facebook album: “Around the World: Taiwan”. No need to sign up to view them.

Finally, I’d like to take time to wish you all a great 2008! I hope this year will be a great one for all.

06
Dec
2007
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: AnnouncementsComments: 1

Next week, I will be going to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan! I’ve been offered a contract with PT Models and will be with them for at least two months, Over there I will be going to castings/auditions for modeling and acting jobs. Be sure I will be talking about this experience!

25
Nov
2007
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Events, FilmComments: 1

Bollywood North Premiere Night

Plasma Films held their public premiere of Bollywood North last night. In this short film, I play the role of the Thug. This event, with red carpet and all, was held at the The New Jaz’oo Cafe Villa on Sparks Street in Ottawa. The owners of this place are also Executive Producers of the film.

It started off with Graham Murray (the Director) giving a speech, preparing the audience for the film and a revealing statement about his work in the pornographic industry (may have been a joke). All kidding aside, he talked about the nature of Bollywood movies and how Bollywood North was a satire of the genre, Canadian style. 

The movie was played with a great reaction from the crowd. Lots of laughs were heard, including mine (the part where I get headbutted to the chest, Zidane style, always gets me). After the end of the film, the Producers Tiffany Murray and Philippe Paquette went up to talk and answer questions. Later they invited me up there and I responded a couple of questions as well. Graham also joined us to help out.

All in all, it was a great night due to the company of good friends and catching up with the people I worked with during the production of the film.

24
Nov
2007
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: PhotographyComments: 0

Desi Wear PhotoshootThis evening, I had the chance to work with Jef Harris again. We got along well during the last shoot we did together and we both wanted to work together again.

So Jef contacted me and explained how he needed to do a Desi Wear print ad for Anokhi Magazine. Even with less than a day’s notice, I gladly accepted the offer. We shot it at Sin Hell’s Kitchen in Ottawa and I worked with Alexandra Rodionova (model) for the most part. We got along great and it was a good shoot. Looking forward to working with these two again!

22
Nov
2007
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: TelevisionComments: 0

I had been asked to do a local (Ottawa) commercial by Reel Impact Communications and shot it today. It was for an auto credit TV ad.

This was surprisingly fun to do! Also, there’s an interesting story involved with this one. First of all, this was shot on location at the car dealership. When I got in, I had talked to a few people as I was attempting to find out where I had to go. Eventually I found the room and changed into my suit, while they were shooting the female version of the commercial. I discovered that my suit’s pants were missing (this has never happened to me before.. and hopefully won’t in the future). So, instead of panicking, and informing Lois from Reel Impact (who was running the show), I decided to try and remedy the situation myself. Why give her unneeded stress?

Remember the people I talked to before going to set? Well one of him was close to my size…his name was Steve. So after running into to the owner of the car dealerships and sharing my current situation with him, we decided that Steve’s pants were the closest match to my suit color and pant size. The man had no choice but to switch with me (since the big boss told him to). I assured Steve that my jeans were comfortable and off we went into a room to change. I then returned to the set, with the production crew clueless about what just happened.

We shot in an actual office with people doing their work while Lois from Reel Impact kept everyone smiling and laughing with her unique sense of humor. I performed the commercial in both English and French. As we progressed with the different shots, I eventually asked if my pants were in the frame. Lois confirmed that they were. I then stated how I was glad I didn’t go through all the trouble of finding pants for nothing. Confused, she asked for clarifications. I told her, and whoever who was listening the story. It proved to be quite a hit with the people working there. We kept going and finished in under two hours of shooting. Overall, it went great. I made sure to thank Steve before I left, and traded back our pants. He agreed that my jeans were comfortable.

12
Nov
2007
Posted by: Samy OsmanPosted in: Announcements, FilmComments: 0

2@2 Movie PosterFirst off, the film “2@2″ by Parktown Productions took the Grand Prize in Calvin Klein’s IN2U short film contest! Also in July, we shot the short “Autopilot Off” in three straight shooting days. It was a blast to shoot. Shooting of “The Portal” also begun in that month, and we actually just finished shooting today. It was a great experience! The character I played was very different what I’ve done in the past.

As for smaller roles go, I had a couple of “special extra” ones in locally shot MOWs (Movie of the Week). One of them I played the “hot half naked guy”. Let me assure you it was the top half that was naked. It was a scene with two well established actress and lots of fun to shoot. Finally I participated in Pascal Aka’s short film rendition of his poem “Without You”.

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