Mani Nasry’s first feature film We has joined the international film festival circuit and has provided to be a bona fide success. The film has been screened at several highly distinguished festivals around the world. The Desert Edge Global Film Festival awarded Mani Nasry with Best Leading Actor in a motion picture. The film was screened in Germany, Italy, Nigeria, Russia, India, Canada, US and many other countries. It is now available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Vudu, Itunes, Apple TV.
The film follows a character by the name of Ethan… except his name isn’t really Ethan, it’s Ahmad – he is hiding his true identity. He has lived a lie and has lost his identity, he doesn’t know who he is and why his relationships are not working and he’s trying to find himself. Set on filling an emptiness left by the death of his parents years ago, Ahmad can’t seem to find that one connection we all desire. His dad was bombed in Afghanistan and his mom committed suicide. Ahmad is a little lost after being torn away from Afghanistan because of the war. Losing touch with his culture and religion, he doesn’t know if he should marry a Muslim girl or a Canadian girl. The film shows the beauty of Canada, and of individual cultures and religions, but exposes the complexities when they come together.
Mani Nasry is are a Multi-Talented Actor, Producer, Director, and Writer continuously making his mark in the entertainment industry from starring In the film ‘Glow’ ft Portia De Rossie to having numerous roles lined up as well as with awards such as ‘ Best Leading Actor’ in the featured film production called We (2021)! All amazing accomplishments!
What would you say motivates you and inspires you to be the best in your profession?
“What motivates me is the ability to change the world, one day at a time. To make people feel wanted, needed, cared for, respected, valued, and appreciated. Our film We gives people of different ethnicity a chance to be the leading characters in a movie. There is a lot of politics and injustice in the industry and that’s one of the reasons I believe we have to create, we have to be the producers, the shakers, the makers of content, and change the narrative. To tell our stories by producing our own content. Yes, it took me 10 years to study acting in New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, and 5 years to study filmmaking at Ryerson University and another 5 years to make the film but the message is important to the world. The film We breaks barriers between two countries and unites us even though we might be of different religions, backgrounds, or skin tones. What matters is that we are one, we are united, and from the same source. What we do to others we are only doing unto ourselves. Let us be kind and gentle to one another. All we need is our two hands to help others, to serve, to lift others up, to give hope to others, to smile in order to make them feel good about themselves, we are one family helping each other stand strong and tall.”
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Mani Nasry Website: www.maninasry.com
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