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Meet, Haitian actress and filmmaker, Dezmyre Volmeus

Today we’d like to introduce you to Haitian actress and filmmaker Dezmyre Volmeus.

Dezmyre Volmeus, born as Clernicole Volmeus, is a Haitian-American actress and filmmaker from Miami, Florida. She is the daughter of Marc N. Volmeus and Clerda Cajuste. Volmeus graduated with a dual degrees in Political Science/International Relations at Florida International University. Coming from a culture that banned the idea of pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, Volmeus took a leap of faith to break such tradition and relocated to California after loosing her grandfather, Jerome Cajuste, to cancer in 2012. She participated in Miss California pageant 2013, featured in few fashion shows before she landed her first national commercial without an agent. Her ambition to know more about show business led her to intern at Jerry Pace talent agency. Months later, Volmeus made her way to intern in casting. The opportunity to have worked side by side with casting director Anissa Williams brought much needed clarity about the process. Her hard work and dedication to obtaining knowledge from both offices gave her the confidence to become a filmmaker.

In 2019, Volmeus joined SAG-AFTRA union and immediately created her first sag-film called “In Position” and soon after created her second film “Lost and Found”. Both films have been accepted to numerous film festivals. As a new filmmaker, Volmeus won her first award at American Golden Picture. Film Festival. Also, she won an award at Best Shorts Competition film festival.

Volmeus is on a mission to break the Haitian traditions which only encourages one to pursue a career in medical, law, and engineer. The first radio station that gave her that opportunity to speak on such issue and her journey was K1ng Radio in Hollywood, Florida. K1ng Radio is a platform that gives independent artist and filmmakers an opportunity to voice and promote content. It was the greatest opportunity for Volmeus to have come in contact with the owner, PapaZoe, of K1ng Radio.

Volmeus gets her inspiration to write, act, direct, and produce from Tyler Perry. In a field that is so competitive, Volmeus remain grounded in her faith through the guidance of her spiritual father Prophet Lovy Elias. The fact that Hollywood don’t have much Haitian representation in mainstream, Volmeus hopes to see a change. She created S.W.A.G.G (Strength, Worth, Goals, Godfidence) Movement Productions to tell stories that entice hope for the future.

Volmeus went from being a kid who was bullied in school because of her language barrier to pursuing her dreams in Hollywood as an actress and award-winning filmmaker.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Any road that is smooth could never be a worth telling story!!! Of course the struggle is REAL but so is my GOD!!!!! My stubbornness to chase my dreams at all cost did COST my relationship with my parents in the beginning. My parents were disappointed on my decision to leave working at North Miami Police Department to a chase a dream where there’s no guarantee. I did face financial challenges because it took six months to get a job. I was homeless at one point living in my car for a short time but was too determined to chase my dreams to even call my parents for assistance. I knew I would have received the famous Haitian response “MWEN PAT VOYE OU POU MWEN” translate in English “I DIDN’T SEND YOU ANYWHERE FOR ME” lol.. I have had people that I went to for guidance tried to make advance on me and others didn’t care to help at all. I’ve had my car repo and went under an eye surgery with no family by my side but God did send me an angel called Valerie who helped me through the entire healing process. My mom wanted me to come back home but I refused. It was during the struggles that my faith in God increases… The only thing I had in my mind while struggling was “GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTION”…

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the S.W.A.G.G Movement Productions story. Tell us more about the business.
S.W.A.G.G Movement Productions which stands for Strength, Worth, Ambition, Goals, Godfidence is a new company created for films that tell stories of hope for the future. As an immigrant from Haiti, who have endured the pain and the bullying from school, I hope to make films that would empower people from around the world to rise up to greatness.

I am proud of the fact that I turn my parents to believers. They are now supporting my career as an actress and filmmaker. In addition, I am proud of my work being recognized in many film festivals and to have won three awards considering the fact that I am a new filmmaker. Such recognition is very encouraging to soar higher. I’m on a mission to leave a legacy that dare people to chase their dreams at all cost and use that COST as motivation to GREATNESS!!

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Prayers, faith, work are only methods used in both my life and business. Faith without work is dead… I don’t believe in Luck. Any blessings with my name on it, I have a responsibility to go and get it.

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Steve Harvey – The Perfect Image
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Diana Ishimizu and Rose Bladh

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