Introducing Featured Talent – Sky
(in his own words)
Ok! I guess I should make this as brief as possible; my real name is Sky, I am English and I have been doing acting and professional modelling for ten years. I have an American Passport through my Father. I have been lucky enough to work in some interesting and beautiful countries and indeed work in some for many months. I have lived and worked as a pro model and commercial actor in:
* South Africa
* The Phillipines
I have become an expert in working quickly doing catalogue work, but what really excites me is shooting editorial, and it is perhaps this, the most basic art of story-telling that triggered an interest in performing as an actor.
However, I am also a geek and proud of it – I first studied Biology in England at Undergraduate level, then undertook a post-graduate MSc In Information Technology systems. I became interested in videography & editing since I was often traveling and backpacking in countries that I worked in and some which, well, just interested me. I ended up with massive amounts of footage which needed editing, so I studied Final Cut Pro editing and Web design in Singapore whilst working for Ralph Lauren as a model for a couple of months. This has lead me to want to pursue production as well as acting in LA. Here is my production reel:
It is is hard to say what I am most proud of professionally speaking; I just feel honoured that I have had the chance to work with so many talented people in so many different countries. I guess i have a strong gypsy gene somewhere! I did really enjoy working in India and Asia however. One of my best jobs was to have a scene opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie called The Goodnight. A friend of mine in Israel even messaged me once to say they saw me in the trailer for it on another film’s DVD :
One of the most enjoyable advert campaigns that I have done was for Budweiser – I particularly enjoy taking the mickey out of myself and in this case we were spoofing Baywatch with fake tans et al.
Here is another video that I filmed for the BBC last year – again, more comedic which I certainly like doing:
Anyway so I am in LA now to pursue acting full time with a hint of modelling thrown in. If you are interested in seeing some of my print work here I am:
Travel is my number one passion along with making friends all over the world. At some point I shall be editing segments from my backpacking adventures. I perhaps have travelled Asia and Thailand more than 40 times ; I will always love the place, but in terms of one of the best things in my life which I have done I would say the trip of 2010. In 2010, my friend I have boat hitch -hiked to Brazil which too 4 weeks and two ships.
Aside from travel, I love partying, exploring, making friends, filming & editing, conceptualising shoots, impressing clients, learning the craft of acting, living life to its fullest, and learning. I like keeping fit, and adore snow skiing, frisbee, horse riding, rugby and kite surfing. I am 6 foot 1.5 and Id say I am ‘athletic’.
I fell into modelling and acting through my Mum sending photos into a competition that the English actor Tom Hardy was involved in before me. It was televised and I became involved with a top London agency as a result. It wasn’t as if I looked in the mirror one day and thought “boom!”
My philosophies in life?
*Sharing is caring
*Carpe diem et nocte
*Go hard or go home!
Bruce Weber is one of my hero photographers. I admire many actors but most of all I think everyone of you is involved in acting or modelling deserves to pat yourself on the back, because it takes balls to handle rejection. In fifteen years time I aim to have established myself as a top actor with a zest for life, totally grounded, with an army of love and happiness in my life. And a boat. I love boats. A boat and hostel that I own in the world.
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