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RISING STAR: MEET SANTI LAWSON – ACTRESS & PRO FILM SOUNDTRACK MIXER !

Santi Lawson is a Actress and Professional Soundtrack mixer for various productions. Santi has started out pursuing a career in the arts at a young age. She has gained experienced in the industry and transitioned to acting and soundtracking for films. Read below our exclusive interview below with Actress & Soundtrack PRO Creator Santi Lawson:

Q: Where are you originally from and where are you located now on the map?

Santi Lawson- A: I originally from Borneo, Indonesia. I lived in Brisbane, Qld, Australia since late 1995.

Q: Santi, you have a professional career as an actress in the film industry and you’ve starred in some big productions. How did you get started in the entertainment industry?

Santi Lawson- A: Once we arrived to Brisbane, Australia in late 1995, then my parents got us home School Teacher round in 1996 for Learning English as a Second language, don’t remember how long it was for, I started going to Primary School since about mid-1997 to grade 7, Then had to stop, then continued to do Grade 8 High School, From this, I had so much plans I wanted to do, I didn’t think I would become an Actress, Once, I started my Grade 8-12, I got in so many things playing sports, drama, choirs, line dancing, chocolate fundraising, and School related projects. Then I became to do more acting in my Drama classes, my School year 1998-2001, Completed my senior in 2001. After I completed my Grades, I had a blank plan to what I wanted to do for the long term.

In late 2004 where I finally had my ideas comes to life, has me to start thinking to pursue my Career in Sound Production. From early 2005 I started studied Certificates II and III in Music Industry for 12 months. 5 years later, I went to SAE Brisbane, Australia to pursue further into my Career plans as Studio Production for 1 year. 

End of 2009, I did some basic modeling for short time for weddings, Lingerie, classic nude, and swim wear, I decided not to continue further. 

I was studying, I’ve joined a website called https://www.reverbnation.com/SantiLawson 

Late 2011, I have decided to join Film Industry slowly, to do both Acting, and Sound Production as a Film Composer (Soundtrack) 

Towards the end of 2012, I got promoted for a Short Film project called Maiden 2013 – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2797830/reference Credited runs for about 15mins also.

Early 2013, started my first Featured Film called The Inbetweeners 2, from here to 2021 – gaining further more roles in the Feature Films, San Andreas 2014, VMP (Vision Media Post) QADA Corporate Video (Non-Speaking Interpreter 2014, Australia Day 2016, At Last 2016, In Like Flynn 2017, Rise of the Animals (Sound Mixer and Featured extra, I am Jingyi 2019 (Featured extra and Sound Recordist 2019, If You Love Them (Sound Mixer), Godzilla vs. Kong 2019, Love and Monsters 2019, TV Series Harrow S2 2018, Harrow S3 2019, TV Series Reef Break 2019, The Lott Brand – 2021 Photoshoot, RACQ Shoot 2021, Thirteen Lives 2021 (Currently Filming) 

Q: Do you have a top 3 favorite actors, filmmakers, or directors that you want to work with in the business?

Santi Lawson- A: My top 3+ favorite Actors will be, to name a few of them are,

  • Mark Wahlberg from Transformers – Age of Extinction
  • Nicolas Cage from Knowing
  • David Duchovny from The X Files series, Evolution 
  • Joel Edgerton from The Thing
  • Matt Damon from The Martian 
  • Arnie Schwarzenegger from Terminator 2: Judgment Day, T3 Rise Of The Machines
  • Tom Cruise from Mission: Impossible series, War of the Worlds, Oblivion
  • Leonardo DiCaprio from Inception 
  • Paul Rudd from Ant-Man
  • Patrick Wilson from The Conjuring 2
  • Paul Walker from Eight Below
  • Richard Gere from The Mothman Prophecies 

For Actress will be,

  • Gillian Anderson from The X Files series 
  • Naomi Watts from The Ring, King Kong
  • Milla Jovovich from The Fourth Kind, Resident Evil series
  • Liv Tyler from Armageddon 

For Directors will be,

  • Ridley Scott from Prometheus, The Martian 
  • Brad Peyton from San Andreas 
  • Peyton Reed from Ant-Man
  • James Wan from The Conjuring 2 
  • Chris Carter from The X Files series
  • Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig from Winchester 
  • Christopher Nolan from Interstellar 
  • Michael Bay from Transformers, The Island 

Q: As an actress, what would you say is your fav genre in roles you play( Drama, Comedy, Crime, Action, a little bit of all) ?

Santi Lawson- A:  My genre in Films will be,Sci-fi/Adventure, Fantasy, Action/Thriller, Horror, Supernatural (similar to Conjuring series), For me, being an Actress, you cannot lie to whom who you are, again every director wants to see the real you, not the fake you. A

Q: Can you share with us something people may not know about you? Any hobbies or other secret talents you have and or like to do in your spare time aside from acting ?

Santi Lawson- A: In my spare time when I do, I have turned my bedroom into a Soundtrack Recording Studio, mixing and Mastering Engineers, for this, I haven’t yet got the time to complete everything, it is still in the process…

In the meantime, thinking of making new logo for my Soundtrack Recording Studio, a lot to adjust when I have the time to do.

To add, In early 2019, I got promoted to do 3 short Films, my role was to help out with Sound Mixer, Sound Department (Boom Operator assistant) in between sets, had to do featured extra, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10864177/ 

Q: Can you share with us something people may not know about you? Any hobbies or other secret talents you have and or like to do in your spare time aside from acting ?

Santi Lawson- A: I am a very musical artist in between, I love music in a specific genre in Soundtrack, similar to Hans Zimmer, further beyond cosmic Ambien Space Soundtrack to be specific. I own some instruments, 6 string Bass guitar, Hand Pan Drum in D Minor, Kalimba, Harmonica, recording equipment’s, Pro Tools, Complete 12 for mixing, mastering. 

I have 2 cats I love the most, whenever, I am away I miss them. Being in the Film Industry sometimes is tough to be apart from your loved ones, my beloved Furry 

Q: What are some projects that you’ve just wrapped up recently or that you’re currently working on now? 

Santi Lawson- A:   Current project will be @, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10864177/

Q: What are your official social sites on the web we can follow ?

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Santi Lawson- A: My work websites is in progress for an update soon below

https://www.linkedin.com/in/santi-lawson-1a61035b/

https://vimeo.com/santilawson

https://www.facebook.com/SantiLawson17/

LATEST FILM RELEASE: https://youtu.be/tYtre5RNpBo