Chad Gervich

David Ellis


August 2005. The Hawaiian sky is a brilliant blue, the water a comfortable low 70s. Former pro surfer David Ellis is bobbing in the ocean on his Russ K. longboard, directing a movie.

Samaire Armstrong


The bokuto slices through the air, as tough and slender as the 25-year-old woman holding it. "I'm the only white girl in the world who does this," says actress Samaire Armstrong, who uses the wooden…

  • TV

Utility players pitch in


It's no surprise that the holy grail of TV actors is a starring role on a singular successful series. Landing a role as a regular means a steady paycheck, visibility and, most important, the…

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