Iris Svis is a Russian-born actress who found a new home in sunny Los Angeles. Her parents introduced her to the world of art through dance and music education. At the age of fourteen, Iris began a successful modeling career that took her around the world and allowed her to witness the diversity, and richness of many beautiful cultures. Through her travels, she fell in love with the art of storytelling. Listening closely to the unique, and universal thread that many cultures share, she realized that developing her craft was essential in portraying different narratives from her own. Most recently, Iris worked on a Steven Soderbergh feature, "LAUNDROMAT" starring Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, and Antonio Banderas. This experience only served to quicken the fire in her heart for greatness. Iris also had a chance to collaborate with such talented people as Phedon Papamichael, an award-winning Cinematographer, James Brolin, and Frances Fisher on the film "A BEAUTIFUL DAY". Having her hand in many facets of the industry, she naturally began producing. Her attention to detail and organizational skills have allowed her to produce a variety of short films and web series. She currently has a few features in development. Iris is constantly looking for opportunities to challenge her personally, and professionally, by collaborating and creating projects that she believes can make a difference in the world, where culture and film have been intimately intertwined.
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you."
— Maya Angelo
“We tell ourselves stories in order to live”
— Joan Didion
"Movies and TV are about telling someone’s story and I want to be able to tell as many as I can. Those stories are diverse, human and relate to each and everyone. TV has to reflect the world and that means that I need to wake up everyday fired up with a burning desire to tell the untold stories..."
We had a blast making this award-winning film.
Made for The 48 Hour Film Project - Los Angeles.
LET'S HAVE A LITTLE FUN!
Grab some coffee and enjoy the ride.
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