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Born and raised in Belarus, where she studied the International Affairs and American Culture atthe Belarusian State University, Anastasiya Rul moved to the United States in 2010. She earned aBachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans in 2014.However, art has always been one of Anastasiya’s passions. At the age of nine, she appeared onthe runway for her mother’s collection, attending a local drama theatre, a musical school,gymnastics and dance practices. As a university student, Anastasiya continued her theatricalactivities in Belarus. While in the United States, she has been working various positions on filmproductions in New Orleans. This has allowed her to network with a wide array of professionalsin the entertainment industry. Anastasiya’s primary interest in film had been acting until recentlywhen she decided to expand her expertise to screenwriting, producing, and directing. She madeher first short film Dinner For Two which was screened at the University of New Orleans FilmFestival 2015. Anastasiya assisted local producers in preparing budgets, helped produce AndreaKuehnel’s thesis film Us Against The World, which won the Best Screenplay and Best Pictureawards at the UNO Film Fest 2015, and has recently produced the short film Rite by MorganRoberts. The latter two projects have been accepted to the New Orleans Film Festival 2015.Anastasiya played a part in Warner Bros’s Geostorm (2016) and has a couple of significant roleslined up in the coming year. All the while, she continues to master her acting skills, studyingIvana Chubbuck’s technique and taking various self-improving classes.
Unique traits: Play Caucasian, Eastern European; fluent English, Russian, Belarusian; accents: Russian, British. Firearms, stage combat, film stunts; modeling; improvisation; horse riding.
Film by Dean Devlin (Action and Sci-Fi) Actress When catastrophic climate change endangers Earth's very survival, world governments unite and create the Dutch Boy Program: a world wide net of satellites, surrounding the planet, that are armed with geoengineering technologies designed to stave off the natural disasters. After successfully protecting the planet for two years, something is starting to go wrong. Two estranged brothers are tasked with solving the program's malfunction before a world wide Geostorm can engulf the planet.
Film (short) by Chris Ganucheau (Action, Comedy and Sci-Fi) Actress, Producer
The Cuddle Club
Film (short) by Joey Harmon (Comedy) Actress Agent Heffnerplitz has been tasked with taking down the Cuddle Club, an organization consisting of three cuddle bandits that break into women's homes in an effort to provide them with anonymous, platonic cuddling.
Film (short) by Morgan Roberts (Adventure, Drama, Horror and Thriller) Producer Morality clashes with ceremony and things go awry.
Us Against the World
Film (short) by Andrea Kuehnel (Drama) Producer JOHN, a middle-aged prison guard on death row is speechless when he realizes that the prisoner, who is scheduled to be executed in a few hours, is none other than his old childhood friend, FRANK. John tries his best not to get recognized. However, he cannot hide his true identity from his former friend and eventually gets confronted by Frank. The two of them share a difficult moment over Frank's last meal while their childhood memories vividly come back to life. For a short moment it seems that they are both young and innocent again. But reality catches up with them when the clock strikes the final hour and the execution team enters to carry out the inescapable task.
Call Me Cappy
Film (short) by Maja Holzinger (Comedy and Drama) Actress Wally never knew he wanted anything out of life until he fell for a junk mail scam advertising a Caribbean cruise.
Film (short) by Simon Marthinsen (Action) Actress
Television by Meredith Averill (Romance and Sci-Fi) Actress What starts out as a star crossed lovers story gradually changes focus to explore moral conflicts with integration and racism Both humans and aliens feel like they are the superior race so they fight each other to try to achieve the most power. The seven aliens and their families help each other out and take great risks to ensure their survival.
Dinner for Two
Film (short) by Anastasiya Rul (Comedy and Romance) Producer, Director, Writer A young woman wants to break up with her long time boyfriend.
The Scarlet Devil
Film (short) by Abbie Graffeo (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress A team of student filmmakers create a short about a woman who, fed up with her husband's infidelity, commits a crime so horrendous that it makes even the detective interrogating her uneasy.