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My biography? There is a lot that I could say about it but I will try to keep it relatively short and focused on the aspect of my diverse career that brings a lot of joy and fulfilment to my life, acting.
I tend to think about myself as an international film actor who happens to be based in London, England, but who has great appetite to create creative works of art and take part in various interesting movie projects filmed around the world.
Until today, I was fortunate to gain international acting, filming and training experience in such a beautiful places like: Los Angeles (CA), New York (NY), London (England), Florence (Italy), Spain, Cyprus and Poland.
Going back in time, I think that my acting journey started when I was about five years old, when my Mother enrolled me to take part in a play, in kindergarten, for Christmas.
The role, that I now hardly remember, was the very first moment that subconsciously sparked my love for acting.
I think that my love for acting was always around me, however, somehow, I only managed to realize it and decided to pursuit it many years later.
My acting career began in London, in 2016, where for the first time I took part in an adaptation of a country house murder mystery play, "The Real Inspector Hound" (directed by Valerie Dent), where I recorded my voice for a role of Radio News Announcer.
In August 2016, I debuted on the big screen as I starred in two short student films “April Fools Day” and “You Can Heal Your Life” produced at The New York Film Academy.
Both short films were filmed at the Universal Studios Hollywood backlot in Los Angeles, CA, and were later screened at the theatre at The New York Film Academy in Burbank, CA.
In "April Fools Day" (2016), short romantic comedy directed by Kevin Luther Apaa, I played Calvin, a rather funny character with a peculiar sense of humour when it comes to proposing to his girlfriend.
In "You Can Heal Your Life" (2016), short drama directed by Sha Peng, I portrayed Ben, a record producer, who was trying to overcome weaknesses from his troubled past.
In March 2017, I wrote, directed and produced my first ever short romance drama "Let Go: The Prelude" (2017) which was filmed in Cyprus, where I portrayed Henk, an archaeologist, who was struggling to come back to his normal life after losing his fiancé, the love of his life.
In May 2017, "Let Go: The Prelude" (2017) was selected to participate in the official program of the Cyprus International Film Festival, ranking in the top 100 best reviewed festivals among 5500 film festivals worldwide according to Filmfreeway and Pafos 2017 the Cultural Capital of Europe, and in June 2017, it was screened with the live audience at the festival in Cyprus.
In August 2018, "Let Go: The Prelude" (2017) won Bronze Award at the bi-monthly competition of the Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Bronze Award at the bi-monthly Pinnacle Film Awards in Hollywood Hills, CA. For the first time in my, still relatively short acting career, I won BEST ACTOR – Bronze Award for the role of Henk that I portrayed.
In February 2018, I debuted on cable television in Canada, Shaw TV, with "Chinese Angel" short drama (dir. Sha Peng) where I portrayed Spencer Thompson, a depression suffering financial consultant from London.
Earlier in 2017, "Chinese Angel" was officially selected by Miami Independent Film Festival and in April 2018, "Chinese Angel" won Silver REMI Award in Dramatic Original category at the 51st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival – the oldest Indie Film Festival in the world, in Houston, TX.
"Chinese Angel" also won Best Canadian Drama award at the Alternative Film Festival Summer Edition June 2018, in Toronto, Canada.
In 2018, I wrote, directed and produced a very international web series "Call Me" where I portray doctor Vince Williams.
Later this (2018) year "Call Me" won a multiple awards including Best Narrative Short category at Pinnacle Film Awards Hollywood Hills, CA, Best Web / New Media category at Alternative Film Festival Summer Edition June 2018, in Toronto, Canada, won Mindfield Film Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico (August 2018), and Royal Wolf Film Awards in Los Angeles, CA (August 2018).
As I continue to work on “Call Me” I am also starting to work on another short sci-fi film. In addition, I actively pursue any other new exciting roles that can come my way.