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Dywayne Thomas

MA, BFA, HNDip, Hon. DHL, DPA. (Born May 17, 1977) is an actor, producer and martial artist born in London, England.
He is an actor and is famous for Mia, Survey, Rise of the Foot Soldier 4, DC Pennyworth, IF, Necktie of Ribbon, Catalyst, Hello Aulivivoir and Ted Bandy Hudson. He is also the Associate Producer of the feature film “Cyberlante” from Raya Films Productions.
Thomas has a black belt in karate and has won several National, English, and British Karatedo Championships awards. From 1987 to 1992, he was a former junior individual and team Kata champion who represented the London Fivefold Karate team.

Early life

Thomas was born on May 17, 1977, in the City of London (London, England) to his parents Patricia Cindy Thomas and Winston Roy Thomas (Caribbean, South American, African ancestry).
He is the third eldest of six children of the Caribbean and African ancestry. Many of his relatives live in the Caribbean and the United States, but his close family lives in the United Kingdom.
Thomas grew up in Hackney and studied at Gayhurst Elementary School.
TV host (and a long-time friend of the family), Jasmine Harman, attended the same elementary school as Thomas.
Thomas later attended Cardinal Paul Roman Catholic School in East London. He was in the same grade as professional football player Darren Perth when he was at Cardinal Pole.

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Acting career

Thomas began his acting career appearing in numerous dance & musical theatre performances at an early age. The most notable one being the 1986 production of “The Pied Piper” starring Sylvester McCoy at the Royal National Theatre, Southbank in London.

Thomas trained at the Identity School of Acting in Brixton and Gray’s Inn, London. He also did his Screen Action training at the British Action Academy in Surrey, England.

Thomas is currently preparing for his new supporting actor role of Mario Colombo in upcoming feature film ‘Mia.’

He will be featured in the upcoming SURVEILLED movie by RAYA Films and most recently he was featured as a Boxing Judge in Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella, which got released towards the end of last year.

He has appeared in the following feature films: Hello Au Revoir, Catylist which is due for release next year. He also plays a part in the crime/horror project, “Ted Bundy Had a Son” and is also an Associate Producer for the docu-drama “Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted: The Underground Work of Controversial Filmmaker Shane Ryan, which includes Bai Ling, Clint Eastwood’s daughter, Kathryn Reeves Eastwood, and Jonah Hill as part of the impressive cast.

CREATIVE ARTS AND MUSIC:

With a passion for carnival arts, dance, and music, Thomas has performed as a session musician/vocalist and performer with vocal groups, bands, steel orchestras and carnival clubs including Perpetual Beauty Carnival Association, Pantonic Steel Orchestra, Mangrove Steel band, Eclipse Steel band, Parchmore Project Choir, One Voice Community Choir with The Voice UK star Bizzi Dixon and  Black Theatre Co-operative with Felix Cross MBE.

EDUCATION:

Thomas holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, an Honorary Doctor of Performing Arts degree, a Master of Arts in Fine Art from the  University of Hertfordshire, a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fashion Design and Technology from the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London, formerly The London Institute.

He is an Alumnus of the Alumni of the London College of Fashion, which includes: Driss Jettou, former Prime Minister of Morocco; shoe designer, Jimmy Choo, and supermodel and designer, Alek Wek.

KARATE CAREER:

Dywayne Thomas is a British Karateka, aspiring actor and a lover of great movies. He has a black belt in Karate and is a winner of multiple National, English, and British Karate Championship awards. He is a former Junior British Individual and Team Kata Champion, who represented the Traditional Karate Association (TKA) London Goju Ryu team between 1987 and 1992.

In the early 1980s, Thomas had commenced training on a daily basis in Judo from adolescence with a very distinguished teacher only to, later on, realize that it wasn’t the right martial art for him. A few years later, in January 1985, he began learning Goju-ryu karate under the instruction of Shihan Chris Rowen, 7th dan, who was a 3rd dan Sensei at the time and also a student of Kaiso (Founder) Gogen Yamaguchi, 10th dan. Yamaguchi sadly passed away on May 20th, 1989. He is the founder of the International Karate-dō Gōjū Kai Association.

KARATE CAREER:

In 1987 Thomas was graded to Shodan (1st Dan) Junior Black belt by Shihan Chris Rowen. Shihan Rowen would occasionally invite special guest instructors over to train his students in Okinawan and Japanese Goju-Ryu Karate. Thomas would’ve also received specialist instruction from Gōjū Kai masters, Shihan Ingo de Jong of Sweden (Vice-President of the International Karate-do Goju Kai Association) and Saiko Shihan (Grand Master) Goshi Yamaguchi (8th Dan, Hanshi) of Japan, who is the current President of the International Karate-dō Gōjū Kai Association.

Thomas took a break from competing and training in 1992 to focus more on his academic studies. After a two year gap, in 1994, he returned to Karate training under the instruction of Shihan Vic Charles MBE where he was taught Wado-ryu Karate at the N-16 Fitness Centre, opened by Charles in 1992, in the heart of Stoke Newington, Hackney.

Since retiring from Karate competitions, Thomas has endured a brief stint in the British Army as a Signaller, worked in the private security industry as a Close Protection Operative and Media Security Advisor. He is currently focusing on his acting and filmmaking career.

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LONDON BORN ACTOR DYWAYNE THOMAS TO STAR IN UPCOMING HORROR FEATURE FILM SURVEILLED

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LONDON BORN ACTOR DYWAYNE THOMAS TO STAR IN UPCOMING HORROR FEATURE FILM SURVEILLED

Introducing Dywayne Thomas, a man of many hidden talents and extremely resourceful when it comes to giving advice on various subject matters.

Thomas got his first taste of acting back in the mid eighties after performing alongside lead actor Sylvester McCoy in the 1986 production of ‘The Pied Piper’ held at the Royal National Theatre, Southbank, London. This was by far his most notable experience of that period.

After an absence of nearly twenty years, Thomas returned. To get back into the swing of things, he decided to do bit of Screen Action training at the British Action Academy, which he intends to resume his stunts training with soon. He also completed training with acting coaches, Christopher Villiers & Matthew Ashforde (2020 Casting), Alex Fideslski (The Reel Scene), Benjamin Leonides-Morgan (Film & TV Firearm Training) and various subject tutors during his time at the Identity School of Acting.

Dywayne Thomas with industry friend, TV Personality, Bianca Maria.

Dywayne Thomas with industry friend, TV Personality, Bianca Maria.

Thomas is currently preparing for his new acting role of a charming Italian barman, Mario Colombo, in the feature film ‘MIA,’ expected to be released sometime next year.

LONDON BORN ACTOR DYWAYNE THOMAS TO STAR IN UPCOMING HORROR FEATURE FILM SURVEILLED

Starring alongside lead actor GAVIN GORDON, Thomas has a featured role in the upcoming feature film ‘SURVEILLED‘ and he is also an Associate Producer of the crime thriller “CYBERLANTE,” both films are produced by Raya Films.

SURVEILLED is a frightening horror film about a young guy who believes he’s found the identity of a ghastly serial killer stalking his hometown of Clairmont.

GAVIN GORDON, who plays JOE BROOKE, the lead protagonist, is a professional Surveillance Operative with a love for horror films. Additional cast members includes actors JOHNNY KINCH, MELANIE AUMANN, ROBERT ROWORTH and KELLY CALABRESE.

LONDON BORN ACTOR DYWAYNE THOMAS TO STAR IN UPCOMING HORROR FEATURE FILM SURVEILLED

SURVEILLED is currently in the post-production stage.

For the latest news and updates on film projects by Raya Films, please go to: rayafilms.com

For more entertainment industry related credits on Dywayne Thomas, check out his Internet Movie Database.

Follow Dywayne on Twitter and Instagram: @dywayne_thomas

 

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Isaiah Freeman – Give Your Heart Today

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Isaiah Freeman Releases Feel-Good & Atmospheric Gospel Single ‘Give Your Heart Today’

About The Release
Isaiah Freeman drops his latest catchy single, “Give Your Heart Today.” The publication of the Gospel includes all aspects of motivating and promoting listeners. “Give Your Heart Today” takes the listener on a musical journey in a nostalgic gospel/soul style alongside a modern R&B sound. The audio instrument and connector work perfectly for listening to recordings. Surrender your heart today
There is a lyric poem that draws the listener to tell the story. Under the influence of God, the song lifts people up and motivates them to serve. A living instrument with melodic elements that give the song an intimate and relaxing air. With catchy vocals, this talented artist maintains a fully loaded arsenal of high-octane music that backs up the fact that he’s ready to deliver.
A strong influence in the music industry and in people’s hearts. This post is the first collaboration between writers Gerald Mickens, Shawn Mickens, and Isaiah Freeman. This is evidence of Isaiah Freeman’s prowess as a musician and his innate talent. Give Your Heart Today offers a happy tool with a powerful message that makes listeners want more.

About Isaiah Freeman
Isaiah is a classically trained, singer/songwriter from Cincinnati, OH. In the summer of 2011, he was chosen to be one of the top 20 contestants on BET’s Award-Winning Gospel talent show “Sunday Best.” Isaiah has had the privilege to write songs for several gospel artists over the years, including but not limited to Darwin Hobbs, Geoffrey Golden, and Leon Timbo. He has also been blessed to work with Tasha Cobbs, William Murphy, Rance Allen, Kevin Bond, and Bishop Paul Morton to name a few.” As a firm believer of artists serving in a local fellowship, Isaiah has had the privilege of partnering with and serving in several ministries of varying demographics around the country over the years. As a worship artist, Isaiah has accepted the responsibility of leading God’s people in worship all over the world, aiding them in becoming more aware of the nearness of our God and connecting with His heart through song.
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Soraya Azzabi: The Global Sensation

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Soraya Azzabi is an extremely talented woman.
She is not only stunning with her Middle Eastern and European features but she is an actress, on-air personality, filmmaker, and model.

She is well known for modeling in Vogue and Cosmopolitan and walking runway for high fashion shows around the world. She co-represented the Eastern realm at the finale of the Elite Model Look World competition however many of her talents lie in behind the scenes work.

Her voice-acting debut was last year in 2019 when she was apart of the computer-animated family film, Arctic Dogs.

Her most impressive work is when she directed and wrote: “Making It Against All Odds” which was released on Amazon Prime.

It’s an animated documentary about Tracey Mills who was abandoned by his mother and abused by his father as a child. It shows how he overcame adversity against all odds. Starting under the wings of Christian Audiger on his rise with Von Dutch and Ed Hardy, Tracey became the creative consultant to Kanye West’s Yeezy collections which then led him to launch his own brand Visitor on Earth.

Soraya wasn’t always in these positions she originally came from very humble beginnings.
Once her family moved from Casablanca, Morrocco to Montreal, Canada her life faced many challenges but she kept studying and dreaming for a better future for herself and her family. She now has traveled the world, opened up “Samo Films” in Toronto. She has turned her survival story into a success story where she is able to push everyone around her to do better and be better.

She is now enjoying her life in Toronto as a brilliant model, actress, and filmmaker. Her future is full of so many possibilities and triumphs.

When asked by Voyage about her journey this is what she had to say :

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
“It’s never a smooth road if it’s a smooth road its cause the challenge is not great enough for you. For me, the key is to surround yourself with positive women but also men that encourage you to be the best of yourself, and its imperative to give that same energy back.

No matter what you decided to peruse its gonna be a challenging road but we have to learn to enjoy the journey that gets you to the result.”

The documentary series Making it Against All Odds produced by Samo films story. Tell us more about the business.
“I’m a model and a TV host. That is now producing and directing a documentary called Making it Against All Odds, from survival to success. The documentary is about people that came from poverty or and a difficult upbringing and became successful.”

To see more of her:
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