Hate Me Gently
The Film School and its Shoot the Stars! initiative is honored to have Michael Welch and Travis Hammer join Season 4 and share their experience and talent with our students.
KARKUTONG is currently running the Film Festival Circuit, but we expect it to debut shortly. In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy the trailer:
Travis has been one of the regulars on the television series MANHATTAN (shooting on the campus of Santa Fe University of Art and Design!), and will soon be seen in the HBO reboot of WESTWORLD and the blockbuster sequel INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE. Previous credits in the last 24 months include TV series TRUE DETECTIVE, THE LEFTOVERS, DIG, THE NIGHT SHIFT, KILLER WOMEN and CRIMINAL MINDS, along with feature films THE LONE RANGER and FRANK. Whew! In sum, Travis has become an increasingly go-to actor and we’re fortunate to snag him on his way to A-list status. Travis will be playing “Harold” in the drama HATE ME GENTLY and “George” in the comedy KARKUTONG.
If you’ve seen THE TWILIGHT SAGA, you know Michael’s work: he played Mike Newton, one of Bella’s most steadfast high school friends. Due to TWILIGHT, Michael makes the rounds of Comic Cons and other fan conventions, and Twilight memes (“” How you likin’ da rain, gurrrrlll?”) featuring the character of Mike populate the web. But Michael’s career is much more than TWILIGHT. He’s been a regular in the SyFy Network series Z-NATION and has racked up guest appearances on episodes of SCANDAL, GRIMM, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, CSI: NY and a host of other series. Michael was one of the leads in the feature BOYS OF ABU GHRAIB and is now starring in the currently filming SIGNIFICANCE (a television movie and “backdoor pilot” based on the popular Shelly Crane fantasy fiction series). In total, Michael is credited in 88 productions to date—and yes, he’s not even 30. Michael will be playing “Ellis” in the drama HATE ME GENTLY and “Vinnie” in the comedy KARKUTONG.