Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
TREASURE ISLAND (FLORIDA): Indian-born artist Pyx Smit is now trying exploring in United States to work in Hollywood films. "You can never know when you see me filming in LA!. I am an actor by passion and like to work with professional producers and directors who respect each and every of this cast and crew. I will be doing a music video for an album of known pop singer of Hollywood from LA, shortly in Miami FL I have non singing role to shoot in January, 2017. That's of Hollywood producer," said Smit with confidence. Smit is now settled in Tampa (Florida) .
"I am post single, open and free to travel anywhere in the world for filming," said Smit
"I have upcoming in Hollywood FL and Miami FL. I completed my mech engineering from M S Univ of Baroda, Vadodara. Later I moved to Pune," disclosed Smit.
This year has played the principal role as father in a short film Veronica Fajardo, Hollywood, FL USA.
"I Hate Toronto" – A Love Story; - 2011 is an IMDb Credit. He played the supporting role of the Cop in Feature Film by Grand Slam Pictures, Toronto Canada. His two other IMDb Credit feature films are Dowry; 2014 – IMDb Credit by Inseyet Films, Mississauga Canada – The Pandit, Supporting and Mumbai Chopra; 2014 – IMDb Credit. Episodic, Misadventure of an IT girl by Natasha Chandel, Los Angeles USA – The Cab Driver.
He speaks English, Hindi and Gujarati with East Indian accents. He possesses specials skills - Comedic Timing, USTA Tennis player, Professional Driver and Mechanical Engineer.
Pyx Smit has been stage artist since his school years when he was in grade 7. The Pune artist played many dramas, stage performances then and continued in the University and even after until he got involved in business (Mechanical Engineering) and marriage.
Later after his divorce he attended Pune Film and Television Institute and did some plays in English too. Certain circumstance, he migrated to Toronto, Canada in 2002. There were not many choices for starting a new career in North America when he came here. After long struggle with miscllenous jobs until 2006, he thought of exploring the acting career.
"So, I joined the Acting School in 2006 for 6 months and did refresher course for Acting in Films and modeling. Struggles continued and by the end of 2008 I got the first Film," said Smit in a brief conversation with this correspondent at lunch at Taste of Punjab resturant in Treasure Island, Florida.
Smit got a good breakthrough as he got a role in 'Jonathan's Journey' in Toronto, for screening in Berlin Film Festival. The director came from Berlin to shoot the film .
"After getting breakthrough then I worked in dozen of Indie film projects with various directors in Canada, before moving to Tampa, USA. Recently I completed a short film 'Escape', filmed in Hollywood, FL," disclosed a confident the Indian born artist.
Three of his works have IMDb credits too. IMDb is the most authoritative source for movie, TV, and celebrity content.
"I have had unsuccessful try with Indian films too, who came to shoot films in North America like Tasveer of Nagesh Kookunur in Calgary Canada, English Vinglish of Guari Shinde in New Jersey USA, No Problem of Anees Bazmee in Canada etc. However I did work with a brief role in Dowry of Jag Parmar of Canada, which was screened in Delhi Film Festival 2015 with a best NRI film award. Now I am exploring in USA and you can never know when you see me filming in LA!!! I am post single, open and free to travel anywhere in the world for filming," said Smit
"I am an actor by passion and like to work with professional Producers and Directors who respect each and every of this cast and crew. I will be doing a music video shortly in Miami FL."
Smit was born in a remote village of Goa and later shifted to Maharahstra and Gujarat.
Short Film by Veronica Fajardo, Hollywood, FL USA – Father – The Principle Role
Mumbai Chopra; 2014 – IMDb Credit
Episodic, Misadventure of an IT girl by Natasha Chandel, Los Angeles USA – The Cab Driver
Dowry; 2014 – IMDb Credit
Feature Film by Inseyet Films, Mississauga Canada – The Pandit, Supporting
Jury Duty; - 2013
Instructional Video-Canadian Law by RTA Productions, Toronto Canada – The Juror, Supporting
Yakubu; - 2012
Feature Film by Echo from a Valley Inc., Hamilton Canada – The School Principal, 3rd Lead
I Hate Toronto – A Love Story; - 2011 – IMDb Credit
Feature Film by Grand Slam Pictures, Toronto Canada - The Cop, Supporting
Just Another Dead Indian; - 2010
Feature Film by Thunderbolt Productions, Toronto Canada – The Paramedic, Supporting
Water; - 2010
Feature Film by Ideal Productions, Brampton Canada – The Security guard & Shooter, Dual Roles
Calvin Carrington; - 2009
Short Film by Raj Nandy Production, Toronto Canada – The Obstetrician (Doctor), Supporting
Photos on Train; - 2009
Documentary Film by Kazik Radwanski Productions, Toronto Canada – The Commuter, All Leads
Jonathan’s Journey; - 2008
Feature Film by Beble Productions, Berlin Germany, The Taxi Driver, 3rd Lead
New Comers to Ontario; - 2011
Commercial by Creative Bube Tube, Milton Canada – The Narrator, Lead for Language
Viaggio Mobility Scooter; - 2008
Infomercial by Direct Access Group, Toronto Canada – The Scooter Rider
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