Reiss Kershi: So You Wanna Be in the Movies Huh? (UK) : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Reiss Kershi: So You Wanna Be in the Movies Huh? (UK)


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Professional Brit-Asian film actor-producer Reiss Kershi wants to help you get into the industry over lunch!


Reiss Kershi is a Brit/Asian actor-producer. His professional career began 2016 playing the young Riz Ahmed in the feature film City of Tiny Lights.

He has gone on to work extensively on a multitude of films, TV shows, commercials and more. He began producing, putting his faith and commitment behind films he believed in, using what he learnt on set to produce. He's since produced films across different genres, from music videos, TV pilots and short films that include critically-acclaimed BAFTA's London's Forgotten, which was attended by Mayor of London. The film highlighted the important issue of knife crime in London. Reiss' interests are in telling gritty stories, giving a platform to difficult issues seldom tackled. Aware that we all need the kindness of other creatives to get into any creative industry, he commits a lot of his free time to help fellow actors or wannabe producers through coaching, mentoring, or advice and contacts. He's helped others land big roles in TV shows and films. He believes in giving back where you can as a creative. 

He's very excited to have the Dunedin community join him for this Saturday lunchtime workshop. Everyone welcome!

In this one-date-only workshop in NZ, Reiss hopes to advise and share tips on how to make your passion for film, acting, producing - or any other aspect of the industry - your career. Or to encourage others to dip their toes and try something new. 

Come along and break bread with this engaging actor/producer tipped for great things. Bring your lunch, pen and paper, and willingness to make things happen for yourself!

Part TedTalk, part coaching, part behind-the-scenes event with a few A-list show biz friends dropping by (did we mention Reiss is also an impressionist?).

"Reiss Kershi is utterly convincing as the softer, more obviously vulnerable young Tommy, sharing that same magnetic essence with Riz Ahmed." 

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1hr 30min



Content Warning

Will avoid possible swear words


Dunedin Pride x Fringe Hub

26 Princes st Dunedin

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