"Blood Guardian" Movie Stars Local TV Reporter Mike Watkiss -- As Victim

Longtime Channel 3 (KTVK-TV) reporter Mike Watkiss has a bit piece in the locally made movie, "Blood Guardian."

As in, blown to bits. (Or stabbed, rather -- see Watkiss' comment below).

"They dispatch me promptly and effectively," says Watkiss. He's been in a few other small-time flicks, he says, enjoying the energy of the young people who make up the state's "struggling movie-making community."

You can see a preview of the movie, which was filmed in Phoenix and Superior, on its Web site, or YouTube. Seems like it's fairly well-done, though probably going straight to the back shelf of a DVD store.

Scenes from page on movie:


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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.