Cinema is the highest form of art. It takes variety of talent and skills such as writing, story, concept design, visual effects, music, editing and above all acting from talented individuals to create magic on the screen and as popular TV personality, philosopher and futurist Jason Silva says, “Watching movies is a kind of ecstasy. The ecstasy of understanding. The ecstasy of relating to the other. We experience a “deistic shift” as we assume the viewpoint of someone else and transcend ourselves and experience a kind of radical empathy.” Each and every talent-based contribution in Cinema is important for its expression and success but actors are the ones who bring life to the cinemas. Here we are sharing one such exceptionally talented film director and actor Mani Nasry’s journey to success.
Who is Mani Nasry?
Mani Nasry is an extraordinary actor, filmmaker and artist who has been making his valuable contribution to cinemas for quite a long now. Mani Nasry who has been extraordinarily manifesting his vision into successful cinemas has worked really hard to reach this feat. He is a well-trained actor, director, producer and has received his training in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. He has enjoyed success in many great Hollywood Feature and Short Films such as The Glow, Covert Affairs, The L.A. Complex, and Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium while he has also given a great deal of time to some majorly acclaimed independent projects such as Galaxy Donuts, The Babysitter, In The Pin We Trust and 482-LOVE.
Towards a Successful Future.
Mani Nasry has learnt acting at some of the most prestigious institutes in New York such as H.B Studio, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and at the Actors Studio in New York founded by Elia Kazan, now operated by Al Pacino & Ellen Burstyn. Raised and groomed in Canada, he always had a go-getter mindset that helped him to plan early for his film career. He attended a Toronto high school renowned for its excellence in arts and theatres and was accepted into one of the most competitive film programs at Ryerson University. Notably, he went to Ryerson University while he was already knee deep in his film career and was learning the both technical and creative aspects of film making and acting.
“My aim in life is like everyone else and that’s to find love and happiness,” said Mani Nasry, Actor, producer, and director. “For me finding love and happiness in what you do is the main focus, I find love and am happy within the film industry and that’s why I strive to accomplish more.”
Perseverance results in Perfection.
For a man who is always ready to put in the blood and sweat, nothing is impossible. Mani Nasry who has always been a firm believer in hard work, moved to New York while he was only 19 years old and played various challenging roles in various short films at colleges and universities such as Sheridan, Humber, York University and earned a bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts at Ryerson University. After a good deal of experience in his craft, he landed his first major role, a $5 million film called “The Glow” with well-known actors Dean Cain and Portia De Ross.
Awards and Recognitions.
Mani has won and been nominated for numerous awards based on feature films which helped him pave his way into the industry. Awards ranging from, Best Performance by An Actor in a Leading Role, to a nomination for Best International Actor with his newest feature film We. We about which we will talk in detail later has also won Best Feature Film, and The Desert Edge Global Film Festival recently granted Nasry the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Award for We.
We, A Cinematic Brilliance on its Way.
He currently completed his first feature film called We, which took over 5 years to make and has already joined the international film festival circuit and has provided to be a bona fide success. The film follows Ethan, a man with big ambitions and an even bigger heart as he searches for love in the years following the death of his parents. Mani brought authenticity and life to the leading character of Ethan. He not only acted in it but also directed and produced the film. He imbued a character with layers and complexities that allowed for the audience to empathize with him and root for him. The film was fully improvised on a 200-page script. Mani is a master improviser, working with uncertainties and inherent risk to create a fresh and invigorating performance not only from himself but helping all actors accomplish the same results, the work electrified the entire production.
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