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THE NINONG

The lives of two best friends are shattered when the women they love die in a tragic accident in the Philippines. One year later, they get a strange phone call leading them to discover the man who is responsible for their loss. They call him Ninong, an elusive ciminal protected by politicians and corrupt law enforcement. Mike Pilon (6 time karate world champion Michael Laurin) and John Brown (Eric Gable) will engage in a dangerous journey into the exotic islands of the Philippines, tracking the untouchable Ninong (Dominic Keating, Star Trek: Enterprise).

The Ninong displays Michael's first collaborative work as an actor, producer and writer. Shot entirely on location on the the Island Garden City Of Samal (IGaCoS) in Philippines, the film's production value shines far above other independent films. Having written the script somewhere around ten years before its production, Michael plays an average man whom is married to a beautiful and mysterious young woman with a hidden past. When her past catches up with her, Mike Pilon (Laurin) must defend her honor, armed only with his powerfull skills and the undying love of his lost wife. Michael included many true stories and actual events from his days as a travelling world champion of martial arts in the script, giving the film a pseudo- reflection of his own life.

LE CERCLE ROUGE (THE RED CIRCLE)

A short film inspired by the 1970 heist film directed by Jean- Pierre Melville. Michael plays Corey, a criminal whom has just been released from prison. He finds himself in an interesting situation after being held up by Vogel- a murderer on the run. Given the man's interesting and somewhat limiting situation, Corey makes him an offer which he can't refuse.

AMERICAN STREETFIGHTER

An action/martial arts film starring Gary Daniels, Ian Jacklin and Gerald Okamura. In this scene, Jake Tanner (Daniels) fights a group of thugs (featuring Michael Laurin). In addition to his appearance, Michael also choreographed most of this fight sequence, which also includes one of his students in the role of an opposing fighter.

CURIOUS

A short film directed by Leah Sargent based on 'Alice In Wonderland' by Lewis Caroll. Michael plays The Mad Hatter, the infamous host of the maddest tea party this side of the rabbit hole!

THE ADVENTURES OF BELVIS BASH

An adventure/comedy directed by Gary Ambrosia and starring Corey Feldman (The Goonies, The Lost Boys), Mark Metcalf (Animal House), Larry Thomas (Seinfeld), Daniel Baldwin (Homicide) and Frank Stallone. The story follows a burned- out Elvis impersonator who is hired to play for the US Army during the Afghanistan Campaign. Michael plays a French Mime with a somewhat less-than-positive opinion of Americans. His unique training in mime study was the foundation of this classic and humorous role.

THE MOSAIC PROJECT

An action/martial arts film directed by John Sjogren and starring Jon Tabler, Julie Strain and Joe Estevez. The story follows a man whose brain has been modified with a microchip, programing him to be lethal. Michael stars in and choreographs this fight sequence with Jon Tabler.

CYBER SEEKER (also known as THE SEEKER)

An action/adventure film directed by Mike Tristano and starring Don Stroud, Joe Estevez and Roger Lee. Set in the future, Ryan Steele (Lee) and a mysterious wasteland dweller (Stroud) must stop a madman from unleashing a deadly virus on the human race. Michael plays a deadly cyborg who is programmed to destroy Ryan Steele before they can stop the plan to destroy the people of New Los Angeles.

PROJECT 12

A team of anonymous military and government servicemen are assigned to a secret project at Nevada Test Site (also known as Area 51)

Winner of the Roswell Film Festival in New Mexico.

HOCKEY IS MORE THAN WINNING

A documentary that follows the adventures of a junior hockey team, and explores the lessons learned from the game.