Julian LeBlanc, Canadian entertainment blogger, will play a Hollywood model-actor
The 21-year-old Canadian writes one of the industry’s up-and-coming celebrity blogs and has appeared in various films and television series.
In “Judas Kiss,” LeBlanc will play Nate, a Hollywood actor-model. The film tells the story of a disillusioned filmmaker’s visit to his peculiar alma mater, where he is trapped in a tug of war between his tortured past and a troubled future.
LeBlanc’s casting is an opportunity to reach out to his blog’s wide readership, and to spotlight his multiple talents, said “Judas Kiss” writer-producer Carlos Pedraza.
“As a young actor, I’m excited for the chance to work on a project with so many talented people,” LeBlanc said. “It’s going to be a great learning opportunity and a whole lot of fun to take on the character of Nate.”
Besides acting, LeBlanc, a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts, is also a trained dancer. He has also begun producing his own short films.
“Judas Kiss” is the first feature from filmmaker J.T. Tepnapa. He has won many international awards for his short films, including the multiple award-winning parody of 1950s teen health films, “Masturbation: Putting the Fun Into Self-Loving,” the comedy “Drag Queen Heist” and the homeless youth drama, “Begging for Change.”
LeBlanc recently completed the films, “I’m in the Mood for Love,” and “Some Boys Do.” He also appeared in an episode of the ABC Family drama, “Kyle XY.”
“Judas Kiss” is being produced by Blue Seraph Productions, a Los Angeles company headed by Tepnapa and Pedraza. Their previous work has been featured in the New York Times, BBC, Variety, Frontiers, Fab magazine, the Today Show, MSNBC, and other international news outlets.
The film, scheduled to shoot this summer in Seattle, has already attracted attention for casting “Dante’s Cove” star Charlie David (host of Logo’s travel show, “Bump,” and writer-star of the film, “Mulligans”). Fellow Canadian Richard Harmon (of Syfy’s hit “Caprica” and the Cartoon Network’s upcoming “Tower Prep”) will also appear in a lead role. Also cast is controversial adult film star Brent Corrigan, who appeared in last year’s Oscar-winning “Milk” and the comedy, “Another Gay Sequel.”