Archive | February, 2014

Salme Geransar- One talented actress!

26 Feb
Actress, Salme Geransar

Actress, Salme Geransar

“Fortune favors the brave”, this saying goes well with a star who slowly but surely is climbing the ladder. Yes, here we are talking about none other than Salme Geransar. Salme Geransar gave up her biotechnology degree in between to pursue her acting career. This diva, Iranian by birth, came to Australia when she was only four years old, along with her family. She acquired a finesse in piano, by the age of seven.

She got her first major break in the police drama series “Rush”, as a lead guest role. Working alongside veterans of the calibre of Catherine McClements and Rodger Corser really helped her fine tune her acting skills. In the series, she portrayed the character of an Afghan interpreter. For this role, she also had to learn a Persian dialect. Her Iranian origins really made her an apt choice for this kind of a role.

Her role model and source of inspiration has always been her mother, who has immensely helped her in shaping her career and taught her the importance of hard work, grit and determination. With Salme, it has always been hard work. In school, she was the brightest girl. As aforementioned, she was a child prodigy when it comes to piano. She can speak Farsi as well as Spanish. Being in the outdoors of the central coast has put that outdoor fighting spirit in her. She is also a trained boxer and kick boxer. Her dance moves can really set the stage on fire.

In her acting career the role which she got her critical acclaim, was that of an Iranian woman in the movie “Wish”. In this movie, she is facing immigration issues and to come out of it, she decides to marry an Australian man, whom she met online. However, how life takes a U-turn after the marriage is the real deal. Her role in this movie has directors talking and she is ready to jump in with the heavyweights of Hollywood now.

Rudy Vermorel: Filmmaker

23 Feb
Filmmaker, Rudy Vermorel

Filmmaker, Rudy Vermorel

What makes someone a true filmmaker? Is it experience? Knowledge? Education? Many people would argue that to be a truly great filmmaker, a person must have one thing that cannot be taught or bought or earned: the passion and love of the job.

Rudy Vermorel, who spent his childhood traveling from France to Costa Rica to Panama, knew he wanted to direct films from his early childhood. He loved to watch music videos and other video clips where editing was apparent. His earliest thoughts about editing film came from watching his favorite music videos on TV; from there, he continued to dream and study and research filmmaking in the hopes of one day creating a career out of his passion.

When he was only a teenager, he began to direct his first films–which were music videos for local bands and musicians who hired him to create videos. This early work jumpstarted his career and even gave him additional experience in how editing works; it was also essential to his decision to really pursue a career in film after graduation. After high school, he earned a degree in Communications and then moved to London in order to take advantage of opportunities there that would further his career.

Since 2010, Vermorel has worked on a number of different film editing and directing projects. These include, but are not limited to: music videos, commercials, TV spots, and similar film projects. To Vermorel, editing is more than just a job: it is a passion. Each commercial, each video, each directing or editing job is a chance to showcase and hone his skills in filming, directing and editing. The work and imagination that goes into directing and editing videos takes true dedication, talent and experience—something which Vermorel, who is finally pursuing his passion, has in spades.