T-wolves on the silver screen
If you’ve finished binging your latest TV show obsession but still don’t have the motivation to finish homework, check out these stellar shows featuring your fellow Timberwolves!
Appearances: “Cesar 911” on National Geographic, “All in with Cam Newton” on Nickelodeon
He may not be Harry Potter or Harry Houdini, but Ryan Dong still makes magic happen on stage—literally. Working with a talent agency, Dong was chosen to work with magician David Copperfield and professional football quarterback Cam Newton on Nickelodeon, where he performed various card tricks.
“Being on TV is quite a process,” Dong said. “They have what they want to shoot, so they’ll put a mic on you and have the cameras rolling. But, they’ll do the shots over and over again just to get everything to line up.”
Appearances: “Maury’s Most Talented Kids,” WZZM TV 13 Grand Rapids, Michigan, KSCI-TV LA 18
This freshman singing sensation has had his fair share of television and radio appearances. Sam Santiago’s career took off after his cover of “How Great Thou Art” amassed nearly a million views on YouTube, and since then, he has competed in numerous singing competitions. He plans to audition for “The Voice” soon and hopes to be featured on the show.
Appearances: “Best Friends Whenever” on Disney Channel
Select Northwood drama students had the opportunity to participate as extras in the Disney Channel show “Best Friends Whenever,” which also featured the campus of Northwood as a backdrop. Among the students was Kaylie Jacobs.
“Being on TV was a lot of fun,” Jacobs said. “Being an extra on these shows was really cool because I got to see how the industry worked. We all got paid as well, so it was a win-win!”
Trinity Pham Video Links: https://vimeo.com/88355081and http://vimeo.com/86854467
Appearances: McDonalds commercial, Spotify commercial, AT&T commercial
A singer and an actor, Trinity Pham began working on TV at a young age, starring in noteworthy commercials after attending an acting school in 7th grade.
“I always wanted to explore the Hollywood industry and become an actor,” Pham said. “Being on commercials was so fun, and luckily, I got to work with patient directors which made my experiences even better.”