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Telek

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Telek may be the shortened executing name of Papua New Guinea vocalist and songwriter George Telek Mamua, who all began saving for Peter Gabriel’s REAL LIFE imprint in 2000 in age 43. A indigenous from the community of Ralauna, close to the city of Rabaul in New Britain Province, Telek performed in a number of groupings during his youngsters: the Unbelievers Revival Music group, the rock-influenced Painim Wok, as well as the even more traditional Moab String Music group. Telek was taken to the attention from the Traditional western musical globe by David Bridie, previously of MY PAL the Chocolate Wedding cake and at that time leader from the Australian folk-pop clothing Not really Drowning, Waving. That band’s 1990 work Tabaran was a Paul Simon/Graceland — like fusion of Traditional western pop using the indigenous music of Papua New Guinea, and Telek was a intensely featured visitor vocalist. The documenting periods and ensuing travels also presented Telek to percussionist Ben Hakalitz, who became a normal collaborator and bandmate quickly thereafter, as do Pius Wasi. Telek and his group reunited with Not really Drowning, Waving in 1993 to try out Australian dates over the WOMAD celebration, and soon programs were within the functions for Telek to record his very own album for discharge in Australia. With Bridie’s advocacy, Telek’s self-titled record was released in 1997, showcasing his mixture of American pop and rock and roll with traditional Papua New Guinean noises. It helped get the eye of REAL LIFE, which agreed upon Telek for his debut worldwide release. Critical Tam was released in the summertime of 2000, offering Telek’s bandmates Hakalitz and bassist Glen Low, plus Bridie on keyboards and creation, rather than Drowning, Waving guitarist John Phillips. Telek also performed on that summer’s WOMAD tour.

Quick Facts


Full Name Telek
Died May 17, 1988, Susquehanna Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 1.75 m
Nationality Papua New Guinean
Music Songs West Papua, Midal, Poroman Lewa, Serious Tam, Free West Papua, Peace In PNG, Waitpela Gras, Ririwon, Happy Island Girl, Malira, Balamaris, Mama Mi Laikim Yu, Bunaik, Tutana Kuraip, Talaigu, J S Airport, Sepik Meri, Iamagit, Barturana, Iau Mari, Lok Lok Kdui, Go Ralom, Tolili, A Lung Na Pintoro, Tolili Kundu, Meri Pilastar, R.E.N.B.FM, Namisali, Madang Yu Kam Gut, Noken Bisi, Pura Parero, Iau Ainip
Albums Serious Tam, Celebration Of A Legend, New Painem Wok Band Vol.2, Akave, Laikim Yet Vol.9, Amette, Telek
Movies Amazon Falls, Radio Rebel, Christmas Bounty, Mr. Troop Mom, Santa Hunters, Walking Tall, Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade, His and Her Christmas, Growing the Big One, Leap 4 Your Life, Flight 93, The Brotherhood IV, Replicant, Third Man Out, White Noise, Before I Say Goodbye, Screwed, A Dog Named Duke, Bigger Fatter Liar, Midnight Rider, The Spring, She Made Them Do It, The Building, Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby, Unclaimed, Camouflage, Stalkers, A December Bride, Little Boy Blues, Dead Man's Gun
TV Shows Hell on Wheels, The Immortal


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#Fact
1 Mother of Ava Telek.
2 Winner of a 2011 Leo Award for Best Female Performance in a Leading Role in a Feature Film. Other nominees included Lauren Lee Smith and Amanda Crew.
3 Winner of the Women in Film and Television Award of Merit for her portrayal of "Jana" in Amazon Falls (2010), at the Vancouver International Film Festival in 2010. "Amazon Falls" had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in Sept 2010.
4 Cousin-in-law of Anna Galvin.
5 Her husband Jamie Campbell, is the first cousin of film/television director Raul Sanchez Inglis (Raul Inglis, who is a close friend.
6 April gave birth to daughter, Ava Marie, in 2006.
7 Graduated from Carson Graham Secondary School in North Vancouver [1991]


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bella Ciao! The Violence of Nice 2017 post-production Professor
Big Fat Liar 2 2017 Video post-production Judy
Heart of Clay 2017 post-production Corrine
Limina 2016 Short completed Thelma
Little Pink House 2016/I post-production Nurse
Frequency 2017 TV Series Christa Hurley
Rogue 2014-2017 TV Series Donna
Dead Rising 4 2016 Video Game Survivors - Female (voice)
A December Bride 2016 TV Movie Darcy Sterling
On the Farm 2016 Roxy
Supernatural 2011-2016 TV Series Etta Fraser / Darla
Heart Felt 2016 TV Movie Nancy Spencer
The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story 2015 TV Movie Casting Director
Earthlickers 2014 Short Goddess C
Santa Hunters 2014 TV Movie Natasha
Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas 2014 TV Movie Miss Hodges
Strange Empire 2014 TV Series Constance Fogg
Happy Face Killer 2014 TV Movie Wanda
Christmas Bounty 2013 TV Movie Gale Bell
Leap 4 Your Life 2013 Maureen
Garage Sale Mystery 2013 TV Movie Garage Sale Lady
Never Gonna Let You 2013 Short
Midnight Stallion 2013 Belinda Chaney
Whisper of Fear 2013 TV Movie Anita
Out of Business 2013 Short Actress
She Made Them Do It 2013 TV Movie Mimi
Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade 2012 TV Movie Donna
Hell on Wheels 2011-2012 TV Series Nell
How to Fall in Love 2012 TV Movie Meredith
Duke 2012 TV Movie Cami
Radio Rebel 2012 TV Movie Delilah
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour 2011 TV Series Female TV Host
Health Nutz 2011 TV Series German Woman
Endgame 2011 TV Series Lilly Palmera
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story 2011 TV Movie Elle (as April Tanya Telek)
Amazon Falls 2010 Jana
Growing the Big One 2010 TV Movie Marie Burns
Shattered 2010 TV Series Donna Bishop
Health Nutz 2009 TV Movie German Woman
Mr. Troop Mom 2009 TV Movie Denise (as April Amber Telek)
Reaper 2009 TV Series Phyllis
The Building 2009 TV Movie Maria (as April Amber Telek)
Robson Arms 2007-2008 TV Series Sasha Kowalski
Aliens in America 2007-2008 TV Series Leslie Becker
Men in Trees 2008 TV Series Pushy Broad
Tin Man 2007 TV Mini-Series Prostitute
The L Word 2007 TV Series Nell
Gray Matters 2006/I Lana Valentine (as April Amber Telek)
Whistler 2006 TV Series Rose
Flight 93 2006 TV Movie Lyz Glick (as April Amber Telek)
The Collector 2006 TV Series Darla Gunn
His and Her Christmas 2005 TV Movie Sarah (as April Amber Telek)
Two for the Money 2005 Young Woman (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Stargate SG-1 2005 TV Series Sallis
Third Man Out 2005 TV Movie Alice Savage (as April Amber Telek)
Young Blades 2005 TV Mini-Series Maid Isabelle
Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Mork & Mindy 2005 TV Movie Woman in Bungalow 5 at Chateau Marmont
The Brotherhood IV: The Complex 2005 Video Captain Arabella Morrissey (as April Amber Telek)
White Noise 2005 John's Secretary
Dead Like Me 2004 TV Series Elvira Mom
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story 2004 TV Movie Debbie (as April Amber Telek)
5ive Days to Midnight 2004 TV Mini-Series Dottie Sikorski
Walking Tall 2004 Casino Waitress (as April Amber Telek)
Man Without a Name 2004 Martina Schick
Before I Say Goodbye 2003 TV Movie Bank Manager
Body & Soul 2002 TV Series Shoshana White Deer
Special Unit 2 2002 TV Series Miss Understanding
Seeking Winonas 2001 Winona #1
The Immortal 2000-2001 TV Series Dr. Sara Beckman
Replicant 2001 Downtown Mother Victim
First Wave 2001 TV Series Gibson
Camouflage 2001 Stage Woman
Hollywood Off-Ramp 2000 TV Series Naughty Rosemary Riding Hood
Secret Agent Man 2000 TV Series Lucy / Charlene
Screwed 2000 News Reporter
The Hunger 2000 TV Series Alissa Dunlap
The Spring 2000 TV Movie Emma Baker
Little Boy Blues 1999 Hotty cashier
My Father's Angel 1999
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby 1999 Mrs. Wilson
Beggars and Choosers 1999 TV Series Fran
Y2K 1999 Chloe
Millennium 1996-1999 TV Series Elizabeth 'Liddy' Hooper / Calamity
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven 1999 TV Series Lily
The Outer Limits 1996-1999 TV Series Shirley Baxter / Young Lucy
The New Addams Family 1999 TV Series Alex Banning
Letting Go 1998/II Receptionist
The Net 1998 TV Series Gerta, Brand New Productions
Cold Squad 1998 TV Series Doreen Norlan
Voyage of Terror 1998 TV Movie Rhonda Rowan, TV Reporter
Sleepwalkers 1998 TV Series Kimberly Daniels
The Sentinel 1998 TV Series Susan Tanner
When Danger Follows You Home 1997 Pam
Super Dave's All Stars 1997 TV Series Miss Super Dave Contestant
Excess Baggage 1997 News Reporter (uncredited)
Masterminds 1997 Sexy Girl
Viper 1996-1997 TV Series Hostess / Amanda
Hardball 1997 Video Fiona
Dad's Week Off 1997 TV Movie Bikini Girl
Dead Man's Gun 1997 TV Movie Brittany (segment "The Great McDonacle")
Volcano: Fire on the Mountain 1997 TV Movie Brenda Webb
Echo 1997 TV Movie Stu's Date
Madison 1997 TV Series Daisy Lamont
The Love Charm 1996 Dierdre
Fall Into Darkness 1996 TV Movie Flight Attendant
Highlander 1996 TV Series Roxanne
Sliders 1996 TV Series Honey Sue
A Kidnapping in the Family 1996 TV Movie Marlee
Downhill Willie 1995 Samantha
Deadly Sins 1995 Gwen
Deadlocked: Escape from Zone 14 1995 TV Movie Blonde Singer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Out of Order 2003 TV Mini-Series personal assistant - 6 episodes
Sabrina the Teenage Witch 1996 TV Movie utility stand-in
Hard Evidence 1995 stand-in

Casting Department

Casting Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story 2013 TV Movie casting associate - as April Telek Campbell
Hell on Wheels 2012 TV Series casting associate - 1 episode
Three Weeks, Three Kids 2011 TV Movie casting associate - as April Telek Campbell
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour 2011 TV Series casting assistant - 3 episodes
Comeback Season 2006 casting associate: Canada

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Growing the Big One 2010 TV Movie performer: "The Yankee Doodle Boy" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hitchhiker 2006 Short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 15th Annual Leo Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Presenter
#SaveBCFilm PSA 2013 TV Movie Herself (uncredited)
Get Cooking with the Stars 2012 TV Series Herself guest
Leftcoast TV 2010-2011 TV Series Herself
The 13th Annual Leo Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Presenter
MKP Celebrity Talk 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Leo Leo Awards Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama Amazon Falls (2010)
2010 Women in Film Award Vancouver International Film Festival Amazon Falls (2010)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 UBCP Award UBCP/ACTRA Awards, Vancouver Best Actress Leap 4 Your Life (2013)
2014 UBCP Award UBCP/ACTRA Awards, Vancouver Best Actress Christmas Bounty (2013)


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