The girl who doesn’t just take ‘no’ for an answer: Panta Mosleh stars in PTSD short ‘Instance’

Panta Mosleh by BrandyLand Photography

Panta Mosleh by BrandyLand Photography

***Update: Instance screens at #VIWIFF2015 on March 5, at 6:30 PM. Purchase Tickets here.***
It’s the first time I’ve met Panta, yet when she bounds into the coffee shop we are meeting at, she greets me with a big warm hug like we’ve been friends for years. Hugs are also doled out to all the coffee shop staff.

Panta isn’t your average young actress, she’s bubbly and quippy yes, but she’s also very smart and determined. Panta also doesn’t listen to the word “NO”. Continue reading

Vancouver stunt performer Maja Aro nominated for 2014 Taurus World Stunt Award

Aro1 cropped***Update! Maja Aro sent a note: She did not win the award, but had a great time at the show in L.A. as a nominee. Good for you, Maja!***

When Maja Aro comes over to meet me at the Dominion building the athletic young woman is what I had expected from a stunt performer. However, I am impressed when I see two recent scars in her face and a splinted hand. When I ask her about it, Aro smiles and shrugs. Injuries come with her job and she doesn’t make a big fuss about it.

She obtained the cuts at the set of the sci-fi show The Tomorrow People, where she flew through a tempered glass door and got such a big gap on her face it needed stitches. However, Aro says she didn’t deal with it until the take was over and continuity pictures were shot.

“I have a very high pain threshold, luckily, and I don’t bruise easily,” she laughs, Continue reading