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3 November 2006 (Japan) See more »
There's bad blood between good and evil.
Two demon hunters race to save the human race after an a cult accidentally releases a particularly dangerous demon. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Glen Levy ... Josh Griffin

Tanya Dempsey ... Alex Marlowe
Lana Piryan ... Nikki
Tom Seymour ... Bannon
Chris Sheets ... Gordon
Tracy Erickson ... Ruby

Ronald Quigley ... Chief
Stephanie Kane ... Lisa

Robin Raedeke ... Max

Natalie Khoury ... Jackie

Heather Ashley Chase ... Debrah / Debbie (as Heather Ashley)
Meagan Mangum ... Goth Girl

Isis McKenzie ... Valerie
Ardy Brent Carlson ... Nathan (as Brent Carlson)
Al Zequiera ... Cult Leader (as Al Z)
Charles Cooley ... Cult Member #1
T.J. Lewis ... Trey Stone

Tony LaThanh ... Cell Phone Guy
Zelda Lin ... Shaman / Desert Cult Dancer / Penthouse Servant
Shawn Lynch ... Demon Warrior / Sleezy Pete

Sean Patrick Kennedy ... Cult Member #2
Benjamin Crellin ... Cult Member #3
Maisun Jabban ... Sandwich Shop Waitress
Guillermo Ornelas ... Sandwich Shop Cook (as Guillermo Ornelas T.)
Koji Horii ... Noodle Bar Cook
Scott Baker ... Hollywood Hotel Cop
Jeff Sisson ... Street Vendor
Danja Jenee Koja ... Sandwich Shop Patron
Jeff Seebach ... Sandwich Shop Patron (as Jeff 'Jefe' Seebach)
Fumihito Minamitsuji ... Pure Demon
Kenny Abney ... Demon

Viktor Phoenix ... Demon (as Andrew Waggoner)
Sonja Williams ... Demon
Pat Nelson ... Demon
David M. Brunsman ... Demon
Sandra Grande ... Desert Cult Dancer
'Evil' Ted Smith ... Desert Cult Dancer / Vid Phone Drunk (as Ted Smith)
Suji Lee ... Desert Cult Dancer
Tim Paul ... Desert Cult Dancer
Kristin M. Chu ... Desert Cult Dancer
John Lechago ... Desert Cult Dancer
Robert Clark ... Sandwich Shop Cop
Carrie Holt de Lama ... Sandwich Shop Cop (as Carrie Holt)
Wyatt Weed ... Street Bum

Directed by
'Evil' Ted Smith  (as Ted Smith)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
'Evil' Ted Smith  (as Ted Smith)
Wyatt Weed 

Produced by
Scott M. Baker .... producer
Robert A. Clark .... executive producer
Carrie Holt de Lama .... line producer (as Carrie Holt)
Deborah L. Velarde .... co-producer
Original Music by
Viktor Phoenix  (as Andrew Waggoner)
Cinematography by
Yaron Levy 
Film Editing by
Wyatt Weed 
Casting by
Lisa Hannan 
T.J. Lewis 
Art Direction by
Zelda Lin 
Costume Design by
Sonia Woodfield 
Makeup Department
Martin Astles .... special makeup effects artist
Jason Bach .... assistant makeup artist (as Jason 'Playah' Bach)
Jason Bach .... special makeup effects assistant
Mark Bautista .... key makeup artist
Robert Choate .... assistant makeup artist
Kelly Conroy .... key hair stylist
Kiya Corvacho .... assistant makeup artist (as Kiya Coruacho)
Alice Hoff .... assistant makeup artist
Kelly Hughes .... assistant makeup artist
Emily Porter .... assistant makeup artist
Danielle Lyn Saunders .... assistant makeup artist (as Danielle Lyn Sanders)
Jeff Sisson .... assistant makeup artist
Jeff Sisson .... makeup assistant: special effects
Michelle Terrones .... assistant makeup artist (as Michelle 'Razor' Terrones)
Christina Zuleta .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Carrie Holt de Lama .... unit production manager
T.J. Lewis .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wyatt Weed .... assistant director
Art Department
Tim Arp .... prop designer (as 'Grim' Tim Arp)
Jeffrey Bassetti .... art department assistant
Carrie Carpenter .... props
Suji Lee .... scenic artist
Sound Department
Doug Andham .... sound effects editor (as Doug Andorka)
Doug Andham .... sound re-recording mixer (as Doug Andorka)
Ardy Brent Carlson .... boom operator (as A. Brent Carlson)
Brian Hawlk .... sound mixer
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Tim D. Lloyd .... boom operator (as Tim Lloyd)
Cynthia Merrill .... foley artist
Nick Neutra .... foley recordist
Chris Olson .... boom operator (as Christopher Olson)
Chris Phips .... adr recordist
Jesse Pomeroy .... supervising sound editor
Paul Stanley .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Charles Cooley .... special effects technician
Tom Seymour .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
John Lechago .... additional visual effects
Elliot Worman .... visual effects
Glen Levy .... fight/stunt coordinator
George A. Lopez .... stunts
Fumihito Minamitsuji .... stunts
Johnnie Saiko .... stunts (as Johnny Saiko Espiritu)
Terry Taneie .... stunts (as Terri Tanae)
Ted Van Doorn .... motorcycle double
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Allen .... still photographer
David M. Brunsman .... electrician
Robert Clark .... electrician
Robert Clark .... grip
Preston Connor .... grip
Chris Crawford .... grip
Brandon Cunningham .... gaffer
Nathan Donnelly .... grip
John Lazear .... camera operator
Gary Lowrance .... gaffer
Wisnick Luberice .... assistant camera
Hilda Mercado .... camera operator
Colleen Rea .... assistant camera
Robert Salvo .... still photographer
Scott Sandland .... key grip
Jeff Seebach .... key grip
Andy Steinman .... camera operator
Vinny Walsh .... gaffer (as William 'Vinny' Walsh)
Tim Wattez .... grip
Casting Department
Randy McKenney .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristin M. Chu .... wardrobe assistant
Tiffany A. Freeman .... wardrobe assistant
Nicole Johns .... wardrobe assistant
Jessica Lane .... wardrobe assistant
Music Department
Jim Agnew .... composer: song "Deluxe"
Other crew
Jodi Berlatt .... production assistant
Lauri Blue .... publicist
Ardy Brent Carlson .... production assistant (as A. Brent Carlson)
Glen Levy .... sword master
Mark Litwak .... producer's representative
Chuck Murphy .... production assistant
Zack Smith .... caterer
Bryan Sundstrom .... script supervisor

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7 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Great low-budget action film that does a lot of things better than the studios, 28 March 2006
Author: ccp-dw from California, USA

Guardian is what I always looked and hoped for when I was as kid - a buried treasure, a hidden surprise. Remember when you took a chance and rented those films with the questionable covers, and nine out of ten times, you got burned? Not this time. Guardian is obviously a labor of love, by people who love the movies, and that love, passion, and fun shows in every frame of it.

Yes, the flick is low-budget, but it does amazing things with what amounts to pro-sumer equipment that most anyone has access to. Young filmmakers, take note: you will spend many viewings trying to figure out how they did some of this stuff. Most films operating at this level are simple dramas with talking heads, or make no attempt at large-scale stunts or effects, but not the guys who made this flick - they went nuts. Check out the references to Johnny Quest, Anime, Mad Max, Chop-Socky, Ghostbusters, South Park, and if you look very closely, even Blade Runner!

Never mind all of that, however - just enjoy the flick. Glen Levy is charming and aerodynamic, Tanya Dempsey gives a star-making performance and is one of the most beautiful actresses to come along in a long time, and Lana Piryan is dead-sexy, with an accent that makes you really not care if you get possessed by a demon or not. The rest of the supporting cast is either funny, handsome, or sexy, and the plot, although a bit derivative of other things, is very well constructed, and some of the dialogue is quite funny. There is a gag involving a bottle of ketchup that has to be seen to be believed.

Guardian may be the first low-budget, indie feature that I have seen try a "Hollywood" style approach to everything, instead of hedging its' bets every step of the way. Not perfect by any means, but the best "B" flick I've seen in a long time, and hopefully not the last feature that Ted Smith will make. "Stay sharp - like a razor."

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