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Dan Latham

About Dan Latham

Hi Everyone! I'm Dan. I was born and raised in Chicago IL in the USA. In 2002, I went over to Kyoto Japan and lived as an exchange student during the summer. In 2005, I moved to the Tin Shui Wai area of Hong Kong. I was opening up a cafe and starting a clothing company there. I also worked as an english teacher and also tutored people in Japanese.

I came back to the USA to write and publish a book. It is called Homeless in Hong Kong and is a true life story about events that happened between me and my best friend and also my ex-fiancee from the UK. I don't have a release date for it yet. I also work in movies and TV. I started out as an extra playing four roles in this summer's The Dark Knight. I played a cop named Sgt. Andy Spellman, a bomb squad member, and a hospital patient named Alex Lee. Sad to say most of my scenes did not make into the film, but few did.

I also spent 5 weeks of my summer filming a movie with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale and it is directed by Michael Mann. It comes out 07/2009. I had many different roles in it. My other movie work includes Eagle Eye, the Informant, and next summer's Public Enemies. My TV work includes CSI:NY, Leverage, and the Beast. My commercial/ ad work includes various spots for WWE wrestling.

I hope to move back to HK and work on film there or also in Japan because I am such a big fan of both of their TV & movies. I also am hoping to adapt my book into film medium after its publication.

--WORKS--- FILM:

THE DARK KNIGHT [WARNER BROS.] EAGLE EYE [DREAMWORKS] PUBLIC ENEMIES [UNIVERSAL] THE INFORMANT! [WARNER BROS.] COUPLES RETREAT [UNIVERSAL] A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST. [NEW LINE CINEMA] FLUFFENHAUS [SHORT] EID (EID EFFICENCY INSTITUE) [SHORT] SAWGGER INC. [SHORT] SISTER MARY [JAMES VALLO PICTURES] I HATE HER TO DEATH [SHORT] A BURNING TALE OF DESIRE [SHORT] LITTLE FOCKERS [UNIVERSAL] SOURCE CODE [UNIVERSAL] THE DILEMMA [UNIVERSAL] GHOST IN THE GRAVEYARD [SHORT] THE VOW [SCREEN GEMS] SPECIAL DAY [SHORT] CONTAGION [WARNER BROS.] SHAMELESS {SHOWTIME NETWORKS] AN HONEST LIFE [SHORT] PREDATOR'S GAME [DISTANT STAR]

TV:

LEVERAGE [TNT] CSI:NY [CBS] THE BEAST [A&E] WWE CYBER SUNDAY 2008 [WWE ENT.] CHECK PLEASE! [PILOT] MATADORS [ABC] PLEADING GULITY [FOX] A T F [CBS] THE CHICAGO CODE [FOX]

COMMERCIALS:

WWE CYBER SUNDAY 2008 JUS (ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE) CHEVROLET [UK MARKETS CM] WELLGATE BRACES

CREW:

STAND IN : CLINT HOWARD [THE DILEMMA] CASTING [LITTLE FUR] STUNTS: DRIVING [EAGLE EYE] DRIVING [THE CHICAGO CODE]

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Interesting facts about Dan Latham

Relationship single
Languages Spoken english, japanese
Hometown Tin Shui Wai, Chicago IL, Kyoto Japan
Location Chicago
City Other Hong Kong, Kyoto Japan
School College of DuPage, Kyoto International Academy
Job Actor, Writer, Teacher, Retail
Gender male
English Name Dan Latham
Member Since October 16, 2008
Fans 197
Profile Views 81,986

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Transformers 4: Chicago becomes Hong Kong

Or "Kong Hong" as they had the characters reversed on somethings.  It took the Chinese actors on set to point that out!   lol

Transformers Age of Extinction rolled into town and I have been busy as hell.   Add to the 5 other shows shooting in Chicago, and I am feeling it but loving every minute of it.  Due to agreements I have signed I really can't say anything about it except for the fact that I have worked on it.  I will say this, it was one of the most physically demanding things I have done so far but it's also probably the most fun I've had on a movie set yet.

There is parts of the movie that take place in HK but they are using locations here and in Detroit for them.  Not exactly sure what is next for them but they are coming there next after filming wraps here.  Hopefully HK is ready!!!

Some of the HK sets

Then there's this place

And it wouldn't be a Michael Bay movie with out this...

I'll post a follow up next year when it comes out but I will be sad when filming ends in a few weeks.   Hopefully some AnDers get on when it comes there next month!!

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Dhoom : 3 Motion Poster Release

Last fall I got the chance to work on big Bollywood production called Dhoom 3.  It is one of India's highest grossing film series ever.  I had a real blast working on it and had 2 small scenes working with Aamir Khan.  The film was mostly shot in Chicago and it comes out around Christmas.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQRHtzSxIJ0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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Hired on to direct short films based on the Persona game series!

One big thing that has me super excited is  I've been hired to direct several live action short films based on the video game series from Japan.   These are really low budget fan films which we are hoping to expand maybe into a larger project.   I did some minor assistant directing before  and did a small industrial so this is my first big directing project.

Right now I'm having a lot of fun designing the character looks and feel of the world.  The writer sent me a bible on the world. I'm also replaying the games to get a better handle on the world.   If you aren't familiar, the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona games are mainly rpg based and deal with dark occult themes.  The first part will be a Velvet Room scene with Igor.    I'll post some of the sketches on here in the upcoming weeks,

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Hello again everyone!!!

It's been ages since I've been on here.   Last year was a really rough year for me emotionally and it took me a long time to recover, still not as bad as the events that caused me to leave Hong Kong but right up there.

The year started out great but took a downturn mid way through.  I had to bury two good friends of mine, a childhood  one and one from after high school.   I also had a break in and most of my possessions related to film work were stolen.  My laptop and back up drive were also stolen.  I lost tons of pics from over the years, including lots of my film work ones.   I lost most of the films I worked on including some signed copies of thing by the other actors I worked with.  Also gone was 70% of my novel which was there and one the back up.  I've only recovered some chapters which were in emails but that's it.

Despite my state I did work on a few projects and that really helped,   I'll have to update some posts on things I've worked on recently.  I'm ok now and looking forward to the future and a busy fall for the new tv season plus Transformers 4 is coming to Chicago next week.

Hope everyone is doing good and having success with their projects and business!!

Dan

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebration with their friends and family.   I had an enjoyable little break.  

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcmfCXwAFs4

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Languages Spoken english, japanese
Fans 197
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Location Chicago