Vows film release

Vows a film directed by Brady Hall

New work added to my acting resume! I was a body double for the lead character, Aggie (below.. obviously the one I'm a dead ringer for) for the final day of shoot when they needed a back lit scene of the 2 girls getting dressed for their wedding ceremony or sacrifice or something ominous but I won't be a spoiler since I haven't seen the whole film yet myself. It's a cool project to have my name on though (yeah, I'm credited ~ woo! it was a small cast so...)

bathroom selfie before returning the beautiful wardrobe

Costumes by Helene Hawthorne
Facebook page for film ~ https://www.facebook.com/saythevows/

starring actresses Danika Golombek and Megan Hensley
VOWS tells the story of a wedding between two women from two very different families. The BOYLES are your typical American dysfunctional group of broken and clashing personalities. They travel to the bleak, grey beaches of Northwest Washington, where the SKLAR family has lived since the area was settled. The Sklars are grim, humorless and seem to adhere to an ancient form of witchcraft. We follow Kate as she reluctantly watches her sister Rose prepare to marry into the Sklars, but things take a much darker turn as secrets emerge from the dark, bloody history of her new in-laws.

VOWS comes from the team that brought you SCRAPPER in 2013.

Scrapper: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2502518/
Watch free: http://www.hulu.com/watch/691626


Declawed @ film festivals

Exciting news: Declawed, the short film I star in by Kino McFarland, has been accepted so far at 2 new film festivals and likely more will be announced soon. In the meantime the poster has been released here ~


I Broke My Leg...

General FYI:
I'm out of commission for most roles & gigs until October due to a distal fibula fracture that was a result of twisting my ankle on a flip bump over the ropes during pro wrestling practice which I've been training for since March 2016 and plan to go back to doing too just ASAP once my Orthopedic Specialist approves it!

Meanwhile I have acquired new skills in crutch dancing! What? I'm totally serious. 


Ready or not.. Here I come!

Auditioning for Z's today! 

Wish me a "drag yer limb!" (leg)?

#actorslife #asraiyakicksass 


New Years Eve 2016

Replaced "Poi Wars" way too last minute to have the handbill changed...

Like most professional & decently paid gigs: They're either totally private or you just don't know anybody else there so the only souvenir pics you get are green room selfies with your fire safety tech on his phone too during your break backstage. Thanks for coming with me, Paul!! πŸ’• 

Living the Dream

(top)me in 2015 proud to say "those ARE my monkeys, this IS my circus!" (bottom)me in 2000 fire dancing in San Francisco opening for Genitorturers...
97 or 98 somewhere in there.. I actually ran away and joined a circus! Truly one of the very small handful of groups responsible for the post modern circus evolutional come back trend thing. I even invented the burlesque inspired sexy clown costume including the thigh high bell bottom stilt pant covers.. in my eyes anyway cuz I was the first to figure it out (due to heat more than need to be cute n sexy really..) in my 100 people big circus ensemble in SF that everybody then copied and is now quite the staple in the whole EDM festival circuit however the anorexic look was an accident if I had any influence on it.. but now more so the fact that I don't live on nothing but diet pills instead of my age is what disqualifies me from getting paid to go perform at those things... that or they don't pay very well considering what they're making to produce them and there's tons of newbies who haven't learned to put their foot down and not be exploited for their enthusiasm yet. I'm old and jaded but still realistically re-envisioned... Living the dream! ;)

Meaning I took a vow of poverty in order to be an artist and that's okay... I've also gained a self taught degree in business management, marketing, web design, graphic design, SEO, accounting etc. to become a "working artist" which means the highs are not quite as high and the lows are calculated and expected so that just being a working professional performing artist is "Living the Dream!" Not something you learn overnight and never is nor will be exactly what you expected, especially since you can't know the goal is equilibrium and not reaching the pentacle of success because if and when you do reach it you still have to get up the next day and LIVE. Do you want your career to have the highest highs and then retire after your brief stint as a hot go go dancer between the age of 23-26 with no retirement fund put away so you have to go back to work (if you ever left your other job) and forever talk about your glory days? Or do you want to build a foundation for a sustainable respectable lifelong career as a working artist who lived through the struggle that forged your personality and fueled your never receding source of pride & integrity that's the fundamental principle of every good inspirational story of the artist's life and every single hero mythos that's ever left a mark on history? I may never see my name in lights in this life nor win a shiny dumb trophy for acting, but for me success will be dying knowing I never gave up and therefore kept on going, and being, unpersuadable, unrelentlessly my whole life long... Living the Dream!


Asraiya's Acting Demo/Reel Portfolio

Playlist of 'videos I've acted in' is coming along slowly but surely... Check it out ~

Mime super music video heroiness at it's best! ;)

contact card for casting: 
(currently in between agencies..)