Photos by Isaac Alvarez.
You never know where you’re journey is going to lead you, but actor David Dastmalchain is proof that persistence and taking chances on yourself will lead you to your goals, even in the toughest of times. From wanting just basic needs to be met to getting a role in The Dark Knight, and the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 film, David remains humble and hungry on his journey, with a focus on positively impacting the world with his work. I sat down with him recently, and he shared some of his journey with me. His laid back excitement made it feel like I was speaking with an old friend. His welcoming demeanor put me at ease at the start of our interview.
He talked about his method of acting and how he really gets into the essence of the characters he portrays, as well as how he took the pain from his past struggle with addiction, and transmuted it to stories that he hopes can inspire others. After talking with him, I’m even more excited to see him shine in upcoming films this year like Blade Runner 2049 and The Belko Experiment. There is nothing “small” about Dastmalchain’s heart, creativity, and spirit. Take a listen to the Peripheral On Center podcast and find out why.
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His Facebook fan page is at https://www.facebook.com/ddastmalchian/ and be sure to follow him on Twitter and Instagram @Dastmalchian and check out the film Animals he wrote and starred in at www.animalsthefilm.com Animals trailer.
He has over ten years of journalistic writing experience. He started his writing career with XPOZ Magazine out of Phoenix, Arizona. Additionally, he wrote for Film Writer and Director Kevin Smith’s Quick Stop Entertainment, an online entertainment website. Additionally, Thaahum is a polished Hip Hop MC. Many of his songs and projects appeared on several television and direct-to-DVD releases. His experience as an artist expanded his network. It granted him personal access to the music and film industry. This resulted in an in-depth knowledge of pop culture.
Thaahum’s column on Occhi Magazine is called “Peripheral On Center.” It will focus on showcasing projects of emerging and rising talent. This unique and fascinating column will access the heart of the business side of entertainment, to provide an insider’s view.
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