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October 14, 2012

TV, movie cameras no stranger to Peru Central alum

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Filmed in 2011, the movie documents strange goings-on in an old hotel in Hollywood. Anyone who rents room 311 seems to disappear.

Hazel plays Robbie, the manager of the hotel, who continues to rent out the room despite the unexplained disappearances.

”My role is more comedic,” he said.

His character was filmed mostly in restaurants and on the streets of Hollywood, when someone investigating the sudden disappearance of a friend who stayed in room 311 goes looking for the hotel manager to get some answers.

GUIDANCE

Eli Roth, who directed one of the “Hostel” movies and played Sgt. Donnie Donowitz in Quentin Taratino’s “Inglorious Bastards,” acted as a mentor to Hazel.

”I got to learn a lot about the business through him,” Hazel said.

He has also appeared on the sitcoms “Cougartown” and “Up All Night.”

Aspiring actors sometimes have an inaccurate view of show businesses, he said.

”I would never discourage anyone from trying to do it,” he said, but it’s very hard to break into, and “you have to start small.

”It’s all about networking. You have to get your foot in the door.”

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