Blu Mankuma's Latest Roles!
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BLU MANKUMA's LATEST WORK:
- Blu films "JAKE & JASPER: A FERRET TALE" in Vancouver, BC.
- Blu films "HUSTLE vs. HEARTACHE" in Los Angeles, California.
- Blu is in Pre-production for his New TV Talk Show, “OUTTA THE BLU”.
Blu Films JAKE & JASPER: A FERRET TALE in Vancouver
Role: Blu plays Principal Whitney in the film, JAKE & JASPER: A FERRET TALE
Synopsis: A boy (Jake played by Connor Stanhope) and his family continue to spiral into depression and isolation following the loss of their mother. James, the father, is played by Andrew Jackson. The boy’s teenage sister (Jesse played by Nina Hagerty) announces she’s leaving home and hands him a welcome ferret that he promptly names Jasper. When it looks like all is lost and the boys life is in danger, Jasper saves the boy and brings him safely back to his family.
Trailer for JAKE & JASPER: A FERRET TALE - Click Here To Watch The Trailer
Photo: Blu as Principal Whitney; Jake's School Principal in JAKE & JASPER: A FERRET TALE.
Blu films HUSTLE vs. HEARTACHE in Los Angeles
Role: Blu plays Heartache, a bar owner & an old Jazz singer, who comes to terms with his cancer and his estranged son's release from prison.
Synopsis: HUSTLE vs. HEARTACHE is inspired on a true story; written & directed by Jason Tyler. During Hustle's incarceration (played by Giovanni Adams), Heartache watched over Hustle's son, Julian (played by Nehemiah Sutton) , and Julian's mother, Sadie (played by Davetta Sherwood), even supplying her a job at the bar. Succumbing to his illness, during an argument, Heartache struggles home, carried by his son, Hustle (an aspiring rapper). There under his care, Heartache passes away, but not-before "handing down" one of his last recordings; an example that, even though he might not have always been there, he never stopped caring.
For More Facts about the Film: See ALAN KING'S BLOG - Jason's 'Hu$tle' and 'Heartache': http://alanwking.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/jasons-hutle-and-heartache/
Photo: Blu Mankuma as Heartache on the set of the feature film, "HUSTLE vs. HEARTACHE"
Introducing Blu Mankuma
Blu Mankuma, an exceptional name for an exceptional man! Blu is an actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director and much more. His powerful, warm presence and deep dulcet tones will put an entire room at ease.
Born James Michael George in Seattle Washington, he was selected as one of only 50 students from the State of Washington to participate in “Project Overcome” which transformed his life. Following this unique educational experience, he moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where he began his music and acting career.
Initially he was a singer in several bands including The Exotics, The Epics and his own band Smokin Pocket.
This particular stage experience resulted in Blu being cast by Antony Holland to play the title role in Shakespeare’s Othello in a Studio 58 production in Vancouver. The show was a huge success!
Blu’s extensive feature film credits include: Letters From Frank, Look Who’s Talking, The Russia House, The Santa Clause 2, Final Cut, Presumed Dead, Atomic Train, Jasper Texas, Fierce People, Fathers And Sons, Billy, Upside Down, Tin Man and 2012.
His body of television work includes : MacGiver, 21 Jump Street, The Dead Zone, The Collector, Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Da Vinci’s Inquest, Relic Hunter, Dead Like Me, Stargate, Andromeda, Supernatural and Smallville. Blu Mankuma was Johnny on Mom PI, Sergeant Stan Parks on Robocop: The Series, the police chief on the last season of Forever Knight, Willis on Street Justice and had two guest starring roles on the X Files. He is the voice of Tigatron in Beast Wars and General Sergeant in League Of Super Evil.
When asked about one of his favourite career experiences, Blu stated, “One of my all time fondest memories will always be the twenty months I spent at the Arts Club Review Theatre in 1985-86 performing in Ain’t Misbehavin for sold out audiences night after night. I worked with the best cast in the universe. We were having so much fun it was absolutely an all time high for me.”
Next on the horizon for Blu is his new TV talk show, “Outta The Blu”.