LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Known for her dramatic roles in her native Australia, Salme Geransar, gets her comedic side on by portraying a quirky gypsy in the new indie comedy “Izzy Gets the F– Across Town.”
“When I auditioned for the role, I wasn’t sure I was right for it since I’m always doing drama,” said the Australian actress. “I had so much fun playing around with the character on set. I love doing comedy and portraying unusual characters”.
“Izzy Gets the F– Across Town,” stars Mackenzie Davis (“The Martian”) as a woman at rock bottom who must find her way across Los Angeles in order to crash her ex-boyfriend’s engagement party. The film, which also stars Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”) and Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”), is headlining both the L.A. Times and Variety and is deemed the hottest ticket at the festival, the film has sold out in just five minutes.
Geransar’s comedic performance in this role is a change for the actress who is known for portraying dramatic characters back in Australia.
“That is the strangest character I’ve ever played. I loved that I was able to play around with an accent and have fun with this role,” she said.
Working with director Christian Papierniak and alongside Mackenzie Davis, Geransar is making a name for herself in the U.S. Film Industry, after appearing in the pilot “The Picture”, and her recent booking on the feature “The Mandela Effect”.
Growing up with a family of doctors and lawyers, Geransar pursued the academic route, which led her to study Biotechnology at the University of Newcastle. However, after taking a few acting classes to satisfy her curiosity, she became hooked, and went on to study at the Australian Academy of Dramatic Art in Sydney, which very soon led to roles in commercials and TV shows.
Already, the actress has been featured in the drama “Before you Can Blink,” and won best supporting actress for the 2016 comedy “The Short Short” at the Toscars. The short has since been garnering recognition in film festivals; with its most recent screenings at The Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, The Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival, and the Laugh or Die Comedy Fest this year.
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