The past few weeks I have been working on my most exciting & rewarding role in a production to date. Daimonion is a short film written & directed by Naomi Karpati, an award-wining action actress & one of my physical & spiritual mentors.
I have been training with Naomi for about 6 months now. Naomi is a fantastic martial artist & action-actress & has helped me immensely in my action/fight training for film. The skills she has taught me & the way she has helped me open my eyes to many possibilities, both physical & emotional, has been an absolute blessing at such a turning point in my life.
Naomi asked me to join her in Indonesia to play the lead character in her film & I was honoured to say the least. It all happened so quickly, I barely had time to think about just how cool this opportunity was! Only a few weeks later, on my birthday, I boarded a plane to Indonesia & we began filming straight away. For 2 weeks non-stop, we visited some amazing places & captured some amazing footage for the film.
While we were there, I had the honour of interviewing Guru of Silat Bakti Negara, Gusman Wiranata, who was also Fight Choreographer for Daimonion. Naomi was making a documentary on Gusman & his history with the art & it was a fantastic experience to study with him & get to know him as a person. I can’t wait to go back & train with him agin in the future!
Working on this film so far has been life-changing. I have seen myself open up as an actor in ways I never knew. It has been such an incredible journey & I thank Naomi for believing in me & giving me this chance of a lifetime. I can’t wait to see where to from here!
I didn’t have much time to write while we were away filming, but Naomi has a great daily diary of our adventures on her blog, read it here
Here are some behind the scenes shots of our time in Indonesia – stay tuned for some updates when we film the Australian scenes soon!