Today we’d like to introduce you to Sari Sabella.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Sari. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Ever since I was a kid, I have been fascinated with cinema and the stories told on screen. Growing up in Amman, Jordan I would spend countless hours sitting in front of the television taking in the work of some of the greatest artists to this day; Buster Keaton, Jerry Lewis, Jim Carrey and Jackie Chan to name a few.
The stunts and physical humor that they showcased were mind blowing, and I grew up dreaming to be just like them one day. My father played a significant role in my career choice as well. He owned a camcorder when I was young and would film me any chance he could. He taught me how to use the camera myself and I helped him preserve memories at many family events. As I got older, I was eventually allowed to borrow the camera to create my own action and comedy skits with my friends. It didn’t take long to realize that this was my passion and would ultimately start me on my journey as an actor/stuntman/filmmaker.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I don’t think it’s ever a smooth road for anyone. Even those artists we call “overnight successes” paid their dues in one way or another. I faced many obstacles along the way, from sleeping on couches to juggling the ever so difficult task of not letting your “side hustle” sidetrack you from following your dreams. I believe one of the hardest obstacles, and I’m sure many artists out there can relate, is your mind. Your mind can tell you over and over to tap out and walk away when in reality you’re closer than you think. The journey definitely wasn’t easy and it still isn’t. The beauty is in the process and every opportunity, win or lose, is a learning experience. You have to learn to celebrate your “wins” no matter how small. Whether that’s a stunt coordinator emailing you back or booking a huge gig. I believe that life is like a heartbeat monitor, full of ups and downs. If it’s a flat-line, we’d be dead.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am an actor and professional stunt performer. I’ve worked on many projects from video games to tv and film. My most recent television credits include “How To Get Away With Murder” (Stunt Double), “Lucifer” (Co-Star) and “Seal Team” (Stunt Actor) with ABC, Netflix and CBS respectively.
I’ve also done motion capture on video games such as Bioshock infinite, Mafia III and the X-Com series.
In addition, I am still that kid at heart creating my own content. My friends and I get together on a regular basis to put out our own original work and keep the creative juices flowing. I believe that there’s never an excuse not to be working, even if that means you make your own work. You can always see what I’m up to by checking out my Instagram page, linked below.
I am proud of how far I have come and the goals I have reached so far. I believe what sets me apart is my kindness to others and understanding that some situations require a little bit more patience while leaving the ego out of the equation.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Being confident, being kind, working hard and staying humble.
- Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3630072/
- Instagram: Instagram.com/sari.sabella
- Other: https://youtu.be/J6sYNXiQai4
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