Alino Giraldi graduated in 2008 and has since been praised for his work as Jack, the lead character in the dark indie film, Jackie Boy. He told us a bit about his work, his inspiration, and how Humber helped him get where he is now.
What are you currently working on?
Over the winter I took a hiatus from acting and travelled South America extensively to pursue another passion of mine - photography. So my current focus is double: finding representation and continuing to build my photography portfolio.
What other projects have you worked on since leaving Humber?
Since graduation, I've been fortunate enough to have been cast in a few commercials, documentary dramas and indie films that have captured attention both nationally and internationally. My most notable recognized work at this time would be Jackie Boy which is currently available on TMN.
How did your time at Humber prepare you for what you’re doing now? Any particular memories you’d like to share?
My time at Humber was useful because, at the end of the program, I was able to enter an audition room confidently. I also knew that if I was hired I could walk onto a set and do what I was hired to do.
I recall an exercise with Neil Dainard where each actor had to perform an intense chase scene where the actor needed to convey so much emotion without any dialogue on a extreme close up. After viewing all the students’ performances, it was amazing to see how much story can be told just with breathing and your eyes.