LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Acclaimed actor Nick McLoughlin has joined the cast of the upcoming science fiction series “Dmacina” from filmmaker Alex Pucci.
“I’m extremely grateful to be a part of this amazing series, spearheaded by Mr. Alex Pucci,” McLoughlin said. “I’ve always had a fascination for science fictions complex characters that demand a lot from you and take you to a place that challenge you as an artist”
McLoughlin portrays Cameron, the founder of Dmacina, a company that builds life-like robots that are meant to serve humans to eliminate people’s propensity for aggression and violence. However Cameron’s business partner Nathan (Jeremy Sless) discovers a dark secret about the androids’; and in turn puts the partnership and the fate of the human race in the balance.
The series is the newest for Pucci who is known for such films as “Violence of the Mind,” (2013), “Indiscretion” (2013), “Frat House Massacre,” (2008) and many others.
“After the extensive audition process, we finally found the perfect choice for the leading role of the founder in Nick,” Pucci said. “I’m excited to see what he can bring to the franchise and some preliminary filming has already proved our investment in him is an invaluable one! Here’s to ‘Dmacina.’”
McLoughlin comes to the series after completing leading roles in the drama “Comfort” directed by 2 time Academy Award Nominee, Stephane Ceretti, the award winning comedy “A Stephen Corwin Rockumentary” (If you’re a fan of Steve Irwin, check this one out) and the upcoming thriller “WTF” from director Peter Herro (“O Come All Ye Faithful”).
“I usually portray the romantic lead or comedic characters, so this is the other side of the coin where I’m going to be playing a darker character that people don’t really understand, and that’s enticing” he said. “It’s a challenging role with a lot of complexity that taps into the very nature of what makes us humans tick”. “It’s going to be artistically fulfilling, portraying someone like him after playing the ‘good’ guy all the time!”
Born in New Zealand, McLoughlin was a student of Nelson College where he became an established rugby player even as he earned top drama honors for his work. He would ultimately move to the United States and attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, which is recognized for its distinguished alumni such as Robert Redford, Paul Rudd, Grace Kelly and others.
McLoughlin would go on to perform leading roles in comedic hits such as the web series “The S(eries)” and the films “Hello I’m Famous” and “Pigeonholed.” He would also earn accolades for his leading performance in the play “The One With Friends” A play designed to destigmatize depression through the use of art, which was staged in Los Angeles and New York before sold out crowds.