A Voice in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege E3 2014 Gameplay World Premiere

Hi there. I’m Pyrobro in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege E3 2014 Gameplay World Premiere.

Extra Life | Gamers are heroes.

Extra Life 2013

Dear Friends & Fam,

Video games. Psh, such a waste of time, right? Until now. In a celebration of gaming culture, tens of thousands of gamers have joined together to save the lives of local kids, and I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring… AGAIN.

On October 25th, 2014 starting at 8am PST, I will be hosting a 25 HOUR GAMING LIVESTREAM @ http://twitch.tv/samgh0sh to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Miracle Network, and the most epic charity gaming event, Extra Life!

Last year, with your kindness and generosity, I raised $4,505 for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and became an Ambassador for the hospital helping build and develop a community of fundraisers. In Extra Life 2013 alone, 43,416 gamers raised over $4 million for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

I sincerely hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support my (now warranted) gaming addiction with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to helping kids and their families as they undergo treatment for cancer, cystic fibrosis, and other life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat thousands of children each year regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Your donation is tax-deductible and the best news of all, ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. To donate online right away safely and easily, click “Support This Participant” on this page.

Once again, I will be holding a raffle for donors this year. For every $5 you donate, you get 1 raffle ticket. $100 gets you 20 raffle tickets; $500 gets you 100 raffle tickets. Math… I’m working on securing sponsorship from several big players in the industry, so as soon as I do, if you donate, you will be notified via email and I will ask you to choose from the prizes available. Winners will be randomly selected on October 29th at 12pm PST.

Just to get an idea of the types of prizes, here’s LAST YEAR’S LIST:

1 Elgato prize
2 Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us prize packs
6 PlayStation prizes
2 Sega prize packs & 3 Kingdom Conquest II prizes
1 Cards Against Humanity prize pack
4 Ouya prizes
6 United Front Games prize packs
10 Rockband prize packs
1 FatWallet prize pack
10 BFAds.net prizes

So, you can do some good and win some AWESOME.

NOTE: PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN SEND APPROPRIATE ‘THANK YOU’ NOTES AND ANY COMMUNICATION REGARDING PRIZES YOU MAY WIN. FAILURE TO LEAVE AN EMAIL WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF ELIGIBILITY.

So… thanks to Extra Life, when someone asks why I play video games, I proudly say, “It’s for the kids.”

These kids are our future. Save the kids, save the future. Please donate now.

Your caring little game-aholic,

Sam

Extra Life | Thank You to Food Sponsors

In order to sustain 25 hours of non-stop gaming, proper nutrition is essential.  The following local businesses offered their support, kindness and generosity to my cause and I couldn’t have done this without them.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

CAROUSEL RESTAURANT in Glendale
304 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 246-7775
Carousel on Twitter
Carousel on Facebook

CONRAD’S RESTAURANT
820 Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 246-6547
Conrad’s on Twitter

FOXY’S RESTAURANT
206 W Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91204
(818) 246-0244
Foxy’s on Twitter
Foxy’s on Facebook

GENNARO’S RISTORANTE
1109 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 243-6231
Gennaro’s on Twitter

HOME RESTAURANT
1760 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 669-0211
Home on Twitter
Home on Facebook

MARIO’S ITALIAN DELI & MARKET
740 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 242-4114

THE PLATE CALIFORNIA BISTRO
505 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 241-1840

THE WOODLANDS CAFE in Glendale
2527 Canada Blvd, Glendale, CA 91208
(818) 549-0537

And a very, very special EXTRA LIFE THANK YOU to Tiffany Mualem for securing these generous businesses.  You’re awesome.  Plain and simple.

Extra Life | Play Games. Heal Kids.

Click to Donate!

Dear Friends & Fam,

Video games. Psh, such a waste of time, right? Until now. In a celebration of gaming culture, tens of thousands of gamers have joined together to save the lives of local kids, and I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring.

On November 16th, 2013 starting at 8am PST, I will be hosting a 25 HOUR GAMING LIVESTREAM @ http://twitch.tv/samgh0sh to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Miracle Network, and the most epic charity gaming event, Extra Life!

Thus far, with your kindness and generosity, I’ve raised over $3,700 in a little over a week for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. And at this point, 41,734 gamers have raised over $3.85 million for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

I sincerely hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support my (now warranted) gaming addiction with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to helping kids and their families as they undergo treatment for cancer, cystic fibrosis, and other life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat thousands of children each year regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Your donation is tax-deductible and the best news of all, ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids. To donate right away, click here or the image above.

Because of the outpouring of love and generosity I’ve received thus far, I’ve managed to secure several incredibly generous sponsors who were kind enough to donate prizes for me to raffle off to donors! So, for every $5 you donate, you get 1 raffle ticket. $100 gets you 20 raffle tickets; $500 gets you 100 raffle tickets. Math… When you donate, please leave how you would like your tickets allotted in the “Message to Fundraiser” section and click “Fundraiser” right underneath that. Winners will be randomly selected on 12pm PST on November 20th. Here are the many prizes thus far:

1 Elgato prize

  • 1 Elgato Game Capture HD device

2 Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us prize packs

  • 2 Naughty Dog Prize Packs including The Last of Us for PS3, The Last of Us PAX-exclusive women’s t-shirt in medium, The Last of Us American Dreams 1st edition comic book, 2 Naughty Dog silver decals, & 2 Naughty Dog black decals

6 PlayStation prizes

  • 1 The Art of God of War: Ascension hardcover book
  • 1 Killzone Mercenary game for PS Vita
  • 1 Puppeteer game for PS3
  • 1 Beyond: Two Souls game for PS3
  • 1 Heavenly Sword: Nariko action figure
  • 1 Twisted Metal: Sweet Tooth action figure

2 Sega prize packs & 3 Kingdom Conquest II prizes

  • 2 Sega prize packs including Sonic plushie, Sonic CD soundtrack, Sonic Dash shirt, SEGA iPhone 5 case, & Kingdom Conquest II iPhone 4 or 5 case
  • 3 Kingdom Conquest II iPhone 4 or 5 cases

1 Cards Against Humanity prize pack

  • 1 Cards Against Humanity prize pack including Cards Against Humanity main game, Cards Against Humanity: First Expansion, Cards Against Humanity: Second Expansion, Cards Against Humanity: Third Expansion, & an exclusive SUPER SECRET REJECT PACK

4 Ouya prizes

  • 4 Ouya hoodies

6 United Front Games prize packs

  • 3 United Front Games prize packs including Sleeping Dogs for PC steam code and an official United Front Games t-shirt
  • 1 United Front Games prize pack including Sleeping Dogs for PS3 and an official United Front Games t-shirt
  • 1 United Front Games prize pack including Sleeping Dogs for Xbox 360 and an official United Front Games t-shirt
  • 1 United Front Games prize pack including Little Big Planet Karting for PS3 and an official United Front Games t-shirt

10 Rockband prize packs

  • 5 Rockband DLC prize packs for Xbox 360 including Foster the People, Rick Springfield, Aerosmith, Chevelle, Black Crowes, Toadies, Elton John, My Chemical Romance, Green Day American Idiot, & Sublime
  • 5 Rockband DLC prize packs for PS3 including Chevelle, Rick Springfield, Foster the People, My Chemical Romance, & Toadies

1 FatWallet prize pack

  • 1 FatWallet prize pack including, but not limited to, FatWallet t-shirt, FatWallet water bottle, FatWallet car decal, FatWallet thinking putty, FatWallet stress ball, FatWallet string bag, & FatWallet gym bag

10 BFAds.net prizes

  • 10 official BFAds.net t-shirts (one of them will be a special gold t-shirt worth a $100 gift card when the winner takes a photo of themselves wearing the shirt in front of their favorite retail store)

7 Codes from My Personal Collection

  • 1 The Last of Us for PS3 Sights and Sounds Pack DLC
  • 1 The Last of Us for PS3 Survival / Sights and Sounds Packs DLC
  • 1 Rift Starter Pack game & DLC for PC
  • 1 Defiance game for PC
  • 1 Little Big Planet game for PS Vita
  • 1 Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for PS3 Lost Treasure Pack DLC
  • 1 Call of Duty Ghosts for PS3 PSN Theme

9 Posters from My Personal Collection

  • 7 GTA V posters
  • 2 Call of Duty Ghosts posters

And there’s plenty more to come. You can do some good and win some AWESOME.

NOTE: PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN SEND APPROPRIATE ‘THANK YOU’ NOTES AND ANY COMMUNICATION REGARDING PRIZES YOU MAY WIN. FAILURE TO LEAVE AN EMAIL WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF ELIGIBILITY.

In addition to those amazing prizes, I’ve created some livestream milestones:

$1,000: Kick off livestream with Super Mario Bros. on the original Nintendo Entertainment System – CHECK
$2,000: Play “Find It” with my 5-month-old pup, Cheeni – CHECK
$3,000: Sing a song, by request, that I may or may not know the lyrics of – CHECK
$4,000: Play Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II for Nintendo – CHECK
$5,000: I will have my friend, Tiffany Mualem, do reviews of movies of my choice (she’ll be with us 11/16 from 8am-noon)
$7,500: Dramatically interpret a Yelp review, by request
$10,000: Do a little beatbox set
$12,500: Call my dad on speakerphone and ask for his philosophy on life
$15,000: Lip sync any Bollywood song, by request
$17,500: Call my mom on speakerphone and ask for her to sing a song of her choice
$20,000: I will kiss on the mouth whoever is with me in the room playing at that moment

Finally, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what games I’ll be playing, so here’s a tentative list:

Nintendo
Super Mario Bros.
Excite Bike
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I & II
Duck Hunt (if I could get my hands on the gun and it works on an HDTV)

PS3
Grand Theft Auto V
Assassin’s Creed III & IV
Uncharted 2 and 3
The Walking Dead
Call of Duty Black Ops
Journey
NBA 2K11
Madden 10
The Last of Us
Sleeping Dogs
Hitman Absolution
Infamous Collection
Sports Champion
SSX

Ouya
Towerfall
Bomb Squad
You Don’t Know Jack
No Brakes Valet
Dub Wars
Amazing Frog? The Hopping Dead
Hidden in Plain Sight
Knightmare Tower
Fist of Awesome

Card/Board Games
Blackjack
Monopoly

Dog Games
Find It
Tug O’ War

And so… next time someone asks why I play video games, I will proudly say, “It’s for the kids.”

These kids are our future. Save the kids, save the future. Please donate now.

Your caring little game-aholic,

Sam

The Uncharted 3 “Puppet Time” Contest

“Your goal is to recreate a cutscene from Uncharted 3 using puppets or toys (official, unlicensed, or improvised).  Sock puppets?  We’re cool with that.  Paper bag marionettes?  Fantastic.  Gundam model kit/barbie doll customs?  We’ll love it. Have an imaginative idea that would be alright under our forum Rules of Conduct?  Really, just go friggin’ nuts.”

Sock Monkey’s Deception
A Search for the Fabled “Naughty Dog”

“Anything For You” (2007) for You on YouTube [Full Movie, Trailers, & Red Carpet]

Although I cringe while posting this, “Anything For You,” my leading debut in a feature, is a part of my (incredibly dark and troubled) past. And thus, I feel a responsibility to share with you my hairdo from 2007.

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So, sit back, grab a few loved ones, strap them in, gag them, and click play… let it load… blame your internet connection, and finally, suspend all disbelief and any critical (third) eyes. Oh, and do yourself a favor and Full Screen that bitch.

Ladies and gents, I present to you “Anything For You” for You on YouTube…

If you’d prefer to watch on YouTube or you want to see my other (more recent) works:

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And if you feel inclined to do so, please Share, Rate, Comment, and Subscribe!

***I’m grateful for the opportunity I had to work with first time writer/director/producer Anand Alagappan, Emmy award-winning cinematographer Alphonse Roy (Aamir), my extraordinary cast mates Pooja Kumar (Vishwapooram, Man on a Ledge, Sita Sings the Blues, Flavors), Julie FineDiana Cherkas (The Killing Time, My Little Demon, Indigo), and Aaron Mathias (Things I Don’t UnderstandPride: The Series), production designer Tushar Unadkat (Flavors, When Kiran Met Karen), co-producer Kevin Desmond (Shor in the City), and assistant directors David Hou (Supercapitalist) and Jessica Hebda, among a myriad of others. Ick. Got that out of the way.

Previous “Anything For You” posts:

PRESS: Anything For You – Showtimes and Mumbai Premiere (05/12/11)

FEATURE: Anything For You – RELEASING IN INDIA MAY 13TH (04/26/11)

INTERVIEW: The New Indian Express – July 3rd, 2010′s EXPRESSO (07/03/10)

INTERVIEW: Anything For You – Interviews on Studio JnS (06/30/10)

FEATURE: Anything For You – IN THEATERS APRIL 23RD (04/17/10)

PRESS: Anything For You – Breaking New Ground in The Hindu (10/18/09)

EMAIL: Dear Artist, 08.10.08 Treat (10/08/08)

FEATURE: Anything For You – The First Teaser (09/24/08)

PRESS: Anything For You – DP Alphonse Roy in Filmfare (08/29/08)

FEATURE: Anything For You – The Movie Website, IMDB, and Press (06/02/08)

FEATURE: Anything For You – El Numero Uno’s Untold Story (01/02/08)

FEATURE: Anything For You – @$$%^^& (10/15/07)

And the Winner of The Uncharted 3™ “Bad Lip Reading” Contest is…

The Last of Him?

Thank you to Chaiwali (Elena), Judd Nissen (Sully), and Chubby_Toots (Sully in Sully’s Hot New Spot) for lending their (now AWARD-WINNING) voice-over talents!

Also, thank you to Blueobelisk and AKyemeni for their awesomely creative and funny 2nd and 3rd place entries!

And finally, thank you to the judging members of Naughty Dog and the Playstation Forum Mods!

Writer Access Project Staged Reading by WGA-W, SAG-AFTRA, & CSA

Photo by Joey Manderino

On Tuesday (April 30th), I had the amazing opportunity to perform a scene from Joey Manderino‘s hysterical pilot The Evolution of Manny with Tyler Langdon, Nellie Barnett, and Mike C. Nelson.

The event consisted of a reading of scenes from the 2013 WGAW Writer Access Project Honorees’ original, unproduced television pilots at the Renberg Theater. The honorees include: Sherry Carnes, Dawn Comer Jefferson, Michael DiGaetano, Margaux Froley, Geetika Lizardi, Joey Manderino, Joseph Neustein, Leslie Valdes, Lena Waithe, and Thomas Wong. For more information on the project, along with the honorees’ bios, contact information, and scripts, visit the Writer Access Project page.

The event was presented by the WGAW Diversity Department, SAG-AFTRA National Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee, SAG-AFTRA EEO & Diversity Department, and Casting Society of America Diversity Committee.

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2013 Writer Access Project Honorees
Rear: Thomas Wong, Michael DiGaetano, Dawn Comer Jefferson, Joey Manderino, Joseph Neustein, & Leslie Valdes
Front: Sherry Carnes, Geetika Lizardi, Lena Waithe, & Margaux Froley

The Uncharted 3™ “Bad Lip Reading” Contest

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take cut scenes from the Uncharted games and replace the audio with your own.  Re-cut and re-dub to create the most awesome, most ridiculous Uncharted fan film ever.”

A prank goes horribly wrong.

Sully’s got a hot new spot…
Featuring Chubby_Toots & Chaiwali

Is this the last of him?
Featuring Judd Nissen & Chaiwali

NBC Pilot “Holding Patterns”

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What was I doing over the last week?  I’m glad you asked.  Actually, I shot a little part in “Holding Patterns,” a new NBC pilot.

Nah, no big deal.  No need for applause.

Just my first network pilot.

Oh, shut up.

Okay, don’t.

Thank you.  Thank you.

Now, in order to get as many hits as possible for this post, I will very slyly list the following seriously important people associated with this pilot under the guise of “Give credit where it’s due:”

“Holding Patterns” was created by Justin Spitzer (The Office), directed by Scott Ellis (Weeds), and stars Kate Lang Johnson (The Campaign), Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital & Guys with Kids), Nelson Franklin (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Luka Jones (Up All Night & The Campaign), Humphrey Ker (St Trinian’s II: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold), Kimiko Glenn (Nous York), Mark Proksch (The Office), and Oscar Nuñez (The Office).

All good people.  Super talented AND smoking hot.  Lethal combo.

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