FNI Wrap Chat #181 | Baz Black | Actor/Writer/Director
HAPPY NEW YEAR FOLKS!!!!
On this Brand new Episode of Fni Wrapchat... we cast our eye on the future Generation of Film TV talent.
Mark Monks sat down with Baz Black to chat about making your own opportunities and your own creative way, and his upcoming feature "Dublin Crust"
Baz Black is an Award Winning Actor/Writer/Director from Ireland best known for playing Ged Delaney in Season 1 & 2 of AMCS Show 'KIN' .
He trained at Bow Street Acting Academy. His early acting career started in theatre at a young age, Baz played Danny Zuko in Grease, then during his teenage years his unique heavily tattooed look saw him appearing in many music videos and promotional campaigns. Baz had a very successful modeling career and was signed to Frasers (Dublin) and Asha Tank (London) During this time he was on numerous front cover magazines, billboards, TV commercials and the face of full clothing ranges. This led to once again pursue his love for acting and he appeared in numerous Short Films and TV shows as he built his career up. Baz's look does get him cast as the 'bad guy' which he says he relishes but he also wanted to show another side to his acting abilities so he founded his production company 'Sure Look Productions' and wrote, directed and starred in his Short Film 'Reflection' which won many awards including 'Best European Short' and The Albert Pyun Award for 'Best Director' His second Short Film 'Merrow' based on Irish Mythology once again received many awards including 'The Overall Spirit of the Festival Award' His other Short Films include 'Loot' and Chinzilla' He has also written and Produced TV Series 'Just Messing" His debut feature film 'Dublin Crust' will be released in 2023 and has already garnered rave reviews and a Sold Out Premiere at The Whale Theatre received two standing ovations. Baz is an advocate for mental health and body positivist and has appeared on numerous TV talk shows, Radio and Podcasts to speak on this topic, a short film he wrote and directed called 'Office Workers Shocking Transformation' went viral with over 100 million views. In this video Baz can be seen with his tattoos completely covered up with make up.
He then removes the make up to reveal his tattoos in the shock ending with the message of the video being 'Be whoever makes you happy' As well as acting Baz is an accomplished drummer and plays in three bands. He wrote best selling book 'Ink Princess' which is soon to be made into a movie. He is a professional Body Piercer for over 19 years and has owned numerous tattoo and piercing studios. He has toured doing stand up comedy and practices the martial art of Jiu Jitsu since the age of 15 and was on the European Team.