EXCLUSIVE: Tamlyn Tamika, who took it over Karate Kid Part II role of Kumiko in the hit series Cobra Kai, has embarked in the independent function Including the child.
Whose child is a socially conscious film about the undetected child abuse in the family of director Roxy Shih and producer Autumn Federici and Jake Helgren under their banner The Ninth House.
Tomita plays Sallie, a compassionate and gentle yet willful lawyer who takes on child abuse cases free of charge for the greater good of a broken criminal justice system.
Whose child follows a woman (Anna Schafer) working in public relations at a children’s hospital who changes her life when she is referred to as “aunt” for a young boy named Billy. Billy’s case is serious; he suffers from a severe head trauma, is in a coma and is barely holding on to life. When she realizes the incident was about domestic violence, she takes matters into her own hands to overthrow a system that would otherwise have failed her.
Tomita’s feature credits include The Joy Luck Club, come see paradise, and Two days later. On TV she starred in Epix’s Berlin station, The good doctor, and Star Trek: Picard. It is replaced by Sovereign Talent Group and The Geddes Agency.
Ninth House Films’ Dashing in December aired on The Paramount Network in December 2020. They are currently in post-production on an independent feature film Breast Cancer Bucket List, with Kelly Hu.