Lucinda Curtis
Lucinda Curtis

Lucinda Curtis
Lucinda Curtis

Derek Frood
Derek Frood

Lucinda Curtis
Lucinda Curtis


Parasitus is a pilot TV series that is being funded by Gil Ponce an American investor who has roots in the Philippines.

The story revolves around a Philippine folklore creature called a Manananggal and starts with the arrival of Sophia into the country after moving from the Philippines herself. 

The mystery intensifies as the story introduces the main characters and gets us to question the motives of each and every one of them!

Below we introduce our incredible cast that have done an amazing job. Episode one in now in post production with a snippet of episode two that will be thrown into the mix to get audiences excited for things to come.


Derek Frood


Derek has a great portfolio of stage, screen and TV credits to his name with his recent role of Captain Bray in popular TV series 'Poldark' and 'The Mayor of York - The White Princess'
He also played John Randall Head of MI5 in the series Confidential Trust.
Stage credits include Frankenstein, A Christmas Carol, Twelfth Night, Michael Morpurgo's I Believe In Unicorns amongst dozens more!


Check out some of his amazing work in his showreel here -


Lucinda Curtis


Lucinda is a veteran of film and TV, holding numerous credits going back to The Avengers, all the way through, Grange Hill, Poirot, Brookside, Casualty and Doctors. Her latest film credit was in the highly successful, Winter Ridge.


Rebecca Hanser


Rebecca is a London-based actress born and raised in The Netherlands. She had a love for film and acting at a young age, and after a successful career in journalism, she moved to London where she studied Screen Acting at the prestigious Drama Centre London. Hanser joined theatre company People’s Co and comedy club EXTREME and is now, appearing all over London on stage and screen.


Sharni Tapako-Brown


Sharni is no stranger to our followers, expanded her profile, in also becoming a Producer and Writer for, "Country Star Productions", alongside Gary Rogers. As a woman in film, she believes that there is no limit of what you can learn from others, and thus no limit of what you can achieve for yourself.

Sharni's credits include: 'Abatement' (Writer/Country Star), 'The Great Fire' (ITV/Jon Jones), 'Macbeth' (Screen Northants/BBC) 'Off To Work' (JME/Daniel Alexander), 'Julius Caesar' (Hannah Perrin/Stratford on Avon), 'A Christmas Carol' (Blue Orange Theatre), 'Wind In The Willows' (Looking Glass Theatre), and many more.


Richard Calvert


Richard Summers-Calvert has had an incredibly busy 2019, from playing the role of ‘Dexter’ in the feature 'King of Crime' (Lionsgate) opposite Claire King (Emmerdale, Corrie) and Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) to appearing in the exciting new dystopian film ‘The Brink’.

Most recently Richard played the lead role in the soon to be released worldwide feature film ‘Drive Me to the End’ starring Tracey Wilkinson (Carnival Row, Bad Girls) and Kate Lister (Seachange).

In his spare time Richard trains in hand to hand stage combat weekly and travels the UK as a professional wrestler.


Howard Brown

Howard is instantly recognisable as the 'Halifax Advert' man who sprung to fame over several years of their successful TV adverts.

His first advert Xbomb was voted advert of the year at the Money Marketing Awards 2001 and featured on ITV’s Best Ever TV Ads at number 13. He then went on to release a cover version of Barry White‘s “You‘re The First, The Last, My Everything” that charted at number 13 with the proceeds going to the NSPCC. Howard appeared in The Office Xmas Special with Ricky Gervais. He has also been immortalised with a waxwork at Madame Tussuad’s.


Andrew Greaves

Andy Greaves is a young actor from Birmingham and a member of The National Youth Theatre of GB. He made his first professional stage debut back in 2016 in Johnathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing playing the role of Ste. Since then he performed Mac in There Is None Who Does Good by Dave Pitt and took on a full UK National tour in Castaways with Mandala Theatre Company written by Atiha Sen Gupta (Skins, Holby City). Andy has also played roles in film playing Malcolm in Macbeth (Screen Northants and BBCCIN) due for cinema release this year. Also the title role in Hungry Joe by multi award winning and BAFTA associates Shunk Films.