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Natalija Ugrina A Young Croatian Model, actress, and influencer

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Natalija Ugrina has been in the fashion industry, but she tells us how the vision of this world is behind the eyes of a new face on the catwalks.

Before modeling ‘knocked on your door’, what was your life like?

People often look at my life and think it has always been easy for me. I can promise you, the road to success is never easy. When I moved to LA, I didn’t know anyone and had to start from zero.

I was studying in the morning and working in the restaurant in the evening and had to change 3 buses to reach there. Above all people used to say I can’t be a model or actress with such a height (I am 6 feet tall). because one knows your truth. If you’re secure in yourself, no one and no(thing) can touch you, this is what I did and Followed my heart, listened to my inner voice, and that’s the reason today I am enjoying the peace and success.

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1.- When did you discover that you wanted to be an actress?

What cost me most of all was deciding to study it. Since I was assigned for the first time by a modeling agent and signed me up for the Fashion TV international modeling contest, I decided to move to Italy and to start this work as my career. But it wasn’t until I was 15 that I decided to study it and want to earn a living from it. And my family were a key part in this, they encouraged me to study what I was passionate about first, they always told me that I would have time to work on what I did not like. And how right they were!

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How much does the unpredictable factor of luck count?

Certainly a lot. The chance that the decision about the cast will be made before I even start audition is very high. Everyone who has a role has at least a minimum expectation from an applicant. You are automatically classified and your influence sinks.

You speak of the insane competition in the industry. Doesn’t success make you vain?

Success is a matter of definition. If you only combine success with not being able to save yourself from offers, it may be vain. I am happier about too much than too little work and am restless, but I can still doubt myself. The moments of success that remain are the inconspicuous moments of happiness in front of the camera when I did my first scene.

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What have you learned about yourself?

I didn’t know that I could flip this switch: If the filming says: ” Action! ‘, Then you’re different. I was afraid that I couldn’t.

You have changed mind after graduating in economics. Why?

I discovered a new passion while filming, I enjoyed it. But I only decided to make something of it when I saw the finished film. I did my best in filming without knowing exactly what was going to happen. But when I saw the result, I knew I had to keep going.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?

Summers in Croatia on the beautiful island of Brac! I don’t like cold & winter so much that my friend Ivana bought me a calendar that counted days to summer. Luckily, I live in LA now and I have summer all year long.

What do you hope for in the future?

Long before I became an actress, I always said I wanted to see the world. So I hope that is now a reality.

What would you say to all the men and women who want to enter the world of the catwalks?

“Have discipline, be committed to everything, even if you are a small photographer it is experienced, sometimes it is difficult and competitive, have a love for what you do and, I always say, casting is to be known, if I had not gone to Italy I would not be here, never be discouraged by a no, because it is part of life.

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A pleasure and an honor to have been able to chat with you.

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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’

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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:
https://instagram.com/bragwall?igshid=u1legst4p9s9

 

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