Donna Hamblin is a Las Vegas based actress who grew up with the entertainment industry in her blood. With a grandmother who worked on many John Wayne's films and a well-known musician father. It's no secret who's footsteps she followed in. Proud of her heritage being the great great granddaughter of the famous pioneer Jacob Hamblin, who's known as the great peacemaker. In her sparetime she enjoys visiting the lake's monuments and various things named after him as often as possible. Thus being the most common question asked to her: what nationality she is? The answer is going back to South Pacific, the Maori tribe which her father's father came from, where she had the chance to see in the past. Growing up knowing she wanted to engage in the entertainment industry. It was when she moved in Las Vegas at a young age that she started doing various theatrical productions and as well as showcases around the strip before moving unto an agent and doing television where she had small parts in different shows, even including the CD-ROM game Caesar's World. Being introduced by a friend to the independent movie world, it was from there she found her niche in the business of genre filmmaking. It was then she fell in love with that creative magic, where she has been able to work, grow and enjoy performing on a regular basis with some of the biggest names in the industry, adding cult titles to her resume, getting her name recognisable over the years. In her sparetime, she has enjoyed giving her time to various volunteer works. A big passion of her is her love of fencing where she trained with a top master in that field. Fencing came naturally to her and she was able to construct double fencing, sabres in each hands, ended up doing a musical The Thieving Magpie. With Angel of Reckoning completed recently, and about to be released, she reached a point where she sees the future is just beginning to open new doors and upcoming projects are about to challenge the actress in her.
Mark of the Astro Zombies
That was the first movie I did with Ted V. Mikels. Being on the set of that independent movie was my first foot in them and it was great to see how they were working in it. It was so different than television work, being so much faster doing a scene, but still thrilling.
Cauldron: Baptism of Blood
I came to Ted with this character, this very strong doctor, prepared and nailed it, leaving the set with a great feeling of accomplishment. Those feelings don't happen often, so it was a good memory.
Sludge (Shadow of Death)
Sludge was a lot of fun and I had to work with the amazingly talented Joe Castro. We were running in the hills of Los Angeles, doing scenes all day involving gore and great special FX.
At the House of Madness
Oh my GOD! That was my first starring role, it was such a big deal to me! I was extremely honored to be the star of this movie, actually. I loved being in Mississippi, making friends with the cast and crew. That's where I fell in love with Steve Sessions' work, by working with him. Good times!
The thing I remember was that it was tremendously fun to create that cookie, aggressive realtor. It's always fun playing someone with that such a strong personality.
Killer Biker Chicks
There is so much I had to learn in this film at the last minute, like riding a motorcycle, and with the help of my brother in law, I was able to get his bike, which we call rocket bike and was able to get to third gear first day of training. And the next week I had to learn to do a burlesque fan dance within couple days.
Astro Zombies M3 Cloned
That was such a high for me, because I was somehow connected with the legendary John Carradine, and Tura Satana... being able to create a contemporary work of such a classic film.
I remember I was sick as a dog when I got there. In the beginning, I had to take Sudafeds like candies, but things got better over time, and it was such a memorable and fun experience, except that I had to work with Rover, the cockroach, so big you needed a leash on him. I don't need to mention we didn't stay friends afterwards...
That was my therapy movie, the only time I could kill four people and get away with it. Once in a lifetime experience! And the first time I had the pleasure to collaborate with Len Kabasinski, and am so glad I did!
Blood Reunion 3: Hunters
It was my first time working with Jim Devault, with whom I wanted to work with, knowing his experience in the genre film work. That weekend in Texas was nothing but warm, southern hospitality, and teary eyes from laughing with these fangs my character had to wear.
Paranormal Extremes: Text Messages from the Dead
The main thing I remember was that Ted gave me the original script in advance and I was prepared the day of shooting. The next thing I knew was that when we were filming, the script changed. I got the lines at the last minute, literally, on the set. Rush of adrenaline, you say? You're right!
Angel of Reckoning
Amazing, the whole thing! What can I say? I knew that when I picked up the script of the film that it was a very powerful character, and what a challenge it was to bring that into reality. The whole week was intense filming, in a positive, creative way! I cherish this experience and my work relationship with Len and feel honored Len gave me such a great role!
Ten Violent Women 2
I originally agreed to co-star as a reporter in the film, but the lead actress had to cancel her participation weeks prior filming, so I was asked to understudy and ended up starring at the last minute! And had to lip sync, which was a lot of fun!