I attended The Weinstein Company’s centerpiece gala presentation at AFI Fest of The Artist on Tuesday, November 8th at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. There was a private after party immediately following the screening at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and an even more private one at The Little Door.
“The Artist” is a fabulous movie with silent acting! I laughed, I cried just loved it! Amazing job to Jean Dujardin, Berenice Beijo and John Goodman directed by Michel Hazanavicius. The story is about Hollywood in 1927, as a silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break. I highly recommended.
Playing a lead role opposite Ving Rhames, actress Sheila Shah stars in the gritty film, Mafia. Directed by Ryan Combs, the film also stars Robert Patrick and Pam Grier and is set for release in early 2012. Shah also wrapped up the action drama Crossroads about a former combat soldier being forced into the crime world. Shah performs all of her own stunts in the action-packed film, which also stars UFC fighter and stuntman Roman Mitichyan. In 2007, Shah relocated from Toronto to Los Angeles to pursue acting and landed her first role as an FBI Agent in the 2008 feature film Saw V directed by David Hackl, followed by another horror/thriller film The Tortured starring Erica Christensen and Jesse Metcalfe. Growing up in Montreal and Toronto, this multi-talented performer who is fluent in English, French and Farsi, won the title of Miss Iran of Canada. Shah holds a Degree in Chemistry, with Post Graduate studies in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs. She also holds an Arts Degree in Merchandise Marketing from The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. As the sister of twin brothers, one with cerebral palsy, Shah plans to dedicate her spare time to creating awareness and organizing fundraising events to finding a solution for the neurological disorder. Shah supports the March of Dimes, Easter Seals and United Cerebral Palsy.
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