Such exciting news! The PSA, “My Heroes“, I shot a couple of months back was released a week ago and overnight started gathering major attention and praise. I couldn’t believe my eyes to see that a platform I so love, Upworthy, had published our video…but this was just the beginning! Over the last week our video has gone viral & has spread all over the world; from my home country of Australia, to Japan, France, England and beyond. News outlets such as SBS News, Australia, CBS News, Huffington Post, and Pop Sugar have all run stories, and even American actor, Ashton Kutcher, posted our video to his Facebook page, racking up close to 4 million hits, the last time I checked!
I am extremely proud to be involved in a piece with such a beautiful and important message – one that spotlights gender stereotypes, and promotes the idea of love, acceptance and compassion, no matter who you are or want to be.
Thank you to all my family, friends and the greater circle for sharing and supporting. It means the world!
Life has been so full with acting lately, I’ve hardly had a moment to catch my breath! It’s been all parts exciting, and I wanted to share my latest project.
We wrapped a couple of weeks back – a beautiful feature film, The Unimaginable (working title).
The story of Sari (the writer/director’s real life grandmother), and her time in a labor camp in Sommerda, Germany in 1944-1945. Her journey and experiences are explored through the journal she courageously kept during this period (now on display in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC), filtered through the memories and imagination of her son and grandson. I play ‘The Worker’, one of her peers in the labor camp.
I spent 6 amazing days shooting in east LA in a huge, historic factory – the location for the bullet making factory, where we work in Sommerda.
Serious props to Ben, our director, a quiet and concentrated force of nature. I was really in awe of Ben’s ability to lead with such grace and humility, and the passion and commitment brought by all cast and crew. Truly inspiring and moving stuff!