As an international actor I believe that one of the many truly important and necessary avenues for disseminating all manner of artistic works is a film festival. There are numerous festivals around the world, some more well-known than others, but all are equally important to local communities, artists in all fields, as well as societies and peoples worldwide.
Film festivals like the G.I. Film Festival (https://gifilmfestival.com/) and the Asian World Film Festival ( http://www.asianworldfilmfest.org/ ) are just two of the myriad of arenas that showcase the work of every speciality field in the industry - from filmmakers, actors, and stunt people to special effects, voiceover, foley artists and so many others.
Art truly does imitate life and the artistic works that film festivals showcase can become not only individual expressions but also powerful tools in bringing people together and focusing on the essential concerns that we all share rather than dividing us.
I want nothing more as an actor than to be a collaborative part of real, thought-provoking film and television works as well as intelligent and conscientious photographic works. Film festivals and their inherent production afford an actor such as myself
the chance to fulfill those dreams by allowing me to network with people in several areas of the industry. Whether I am in a particular film or part of a specific photographic campaign promoting said film festival, I am very happy to be a part of something that can potentially make the world a better place in the long run.
There is no better time than today to become involved in something so worthwhile and necessary!! Whether simply a local production or one with a long standing reputation and a wider scope, getting and being involved in festivals like the G.I. Film Festival and the Asian World Film festival is a wonderful way to contribute to positivity and positive change on a large, even international, scale.
I have worked both in the u.S. and here in Brazil and I hope to continue to do so while growing, reaching new heights and conquering different and/or more difficult challenges that allow me to become the best version of myself along the way!!
If there are any filmmakers reading this who believe I might be of use to them and their project, I would love to hear from them!!
Sincerely and respectfully,
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Guest Blogger for Fulton Film Company
International film / entertainment marketing.