Zaff Malik

  • Actor
    Male / Colorado
  • Ethnicity
    Middle Eastern
    Age Range
    31 - 41
    Height
    5' 10" (1m 78cm)
    Weight
    148lb (67kg)
    Hair Colour
    Black
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium
  • Files

    • video file (mp4)
  • Links

    Personal Website
    website
    IMDB
    IMDB
    Twitter
    twitter
    Spotlight Member
    yes
    Equity
    yes

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2016Zaff was one of the greatest pleasures I've had working with anyone. His positivity carried through the cast/crew on-shoot.
Oliver Smyth
castingcallpro.com
2016Zaff was one of the strongest actors on the shoot. He understood the character and added his own spin.
Tai Campbell
webvideos.co.uk

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2018Father
Commercial
Late Learner Across the Tracks TVC
Andy Fogwill
Coca Cola
2018Mechanic
Commercial
Vista - Volvo Trucks
Tim Langley
CFA
Warwick
2018Powerwasher man
Commercial
Screwfix TVC
Jamie Cadwell
Wordley Production Partners Ltd
Westminster
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2014Behind the Lens (Masterclass)David Penn
    2013Various Acting WorkshopsThe Actors Centre
    2013Improv ClassComedy School
    2012Workshop - The Art of Clowning - 'Failure is an option'Idiot School, Nottingham
    2012One to one - Voice Coaching classes (ongoing)Laura Field
    201227 weeks - Acting Intermediate CourseGiles Foreman Centre for Acting - Soho
    2012One to one - Actor TrainingMackenzie Scott
    201210 week - Acting for the StageMK Theatre, Milton Keynes
    1996BSc (Hons)Nottingham Trent University

    My interests

    - Racing sports motorcycles

    - Flying aircraft

    - Total body workout, to keep his instrument in peak condition

    Television experience

    - Acting role (paid)

    Played several speaking parts:- an Iranian Military General, a RAF Air Traffic Controller and an overt Spy (MIB style). This was for a six part Drama/Documentary for the National Geographical channel. The story was centred around supposed UFO encounters by military units in the ground and in the air during the Cold War. It was filmed on location at a former USAF base (10th July 2012) - by Pioneer Productions.

    Modelling experience

    - He was used in a nationwide Post Office promotion recently. A face/upper body shot was used by Fadcode Ltd to promote the Post Office - 31st March 2012

    www.fadcode.co.uk/pages/testimonials/testimonials.asp

    Modelling for latest youth wear range for a local Department store in mid-teens.

    Acting experience

    - Acting role (paid)

    Played several speaking parts:- an Iranian Military General, a RAF Air Traffic Controller and an overt Spy (MIB style). This was for a six part Drama/Documentary for the National Geographical channel. The story was centred around supposed UFO encounters by military units in the ground and in the air during the Cold War. It was filmed on location at a former USAF base (10th July 2012) - by Pioneer Productions (BAFTA, Emmy winners).

    - Acting role (unpaid)

    Played a speaking, lead role as Craig, a Young Business Executive, set in a cafe. He is business driven and selfish, but has a girlfriend that needs help and she is going through therapy sessions, in a short film (10th June 2012) - by APaternoster Productions

    - Unpaid Extra

    Extra in a Virgin Shorts 2012 film titled - "Who prays for Chocolate Cake" (29th May 2012). Filmed on location at a coffee shop in London.

    - Paid Extra

    Extra in a project for a German Travel Company titled - Concur (24th May 2012). Filmed on location at a major UK Airport by Scorch, London. Starring an East Enders actor and Hollyoaks actress.

    He has a real passion for this hence taking two different types of acting classes every week:-

    (1) Acting Course for film and theatre at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting, a leading professional Acting studio in Soho.

    (2) "Acting for the Stage" at the MK Theatre.

    (3) Also taking one to one, private acting lessons with Mackenzie Scott an experienced actor and acting teacher.

    - Studying the 'Method' Technique

    Specific Skills

    - Flying light aircraft, with current Pilots Licence. With full Commercial Pilots Uniform available.

    - Full motorcycle licence.

    Interesting Past Experiences

    Flying aircraft into past retro war event - Goodwood Revival, in a RAF pilot's uniform.

    Riding sports bike around the top race circuits in the UK.

    Dancing Experience

    - Freestyle dancing.

    Additional Skills

    - Experience of Green Screen

    - Experience of Autocue system.

    Pastimes:-

    - Private Pilot with 180 hrs airplane experience, access to light aircraft and is currently training to gain his tail dragger rating, enabling him to fly his passion - World War II aircraft.

    - has a motorcycle, full leathers and can ride on the road or at race tracks

    - experienced free weights, gym exerciser

    - learning to play the guitar and taking singing lessons (tenor)

    Additional Information

    Latest Press Release :-

    www.nottinghampost.com/Nottingham-actor-mingles-stars-Cannes-Film/story-26568097-detail/story.html

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    He’s currently working the Denver, CO Mountain Region market and is known for the big budget Hollywood film, David and Goliath, that graced US cinemas at Easter. TV roles include a new comedy sketch with Ant and Dec on the millions of viewers attracting ITV's Saturday Night Takeaway and for a new BBC comedy series called Twirlywoos on British TV. Recent commercials include Ford (Quicklane Cars), TD Finance/Waterhouse,and Jaguar Land Rover cars. Even a spot of modeling for Swinton Insurance, Dixons and KLM Airlines. His work has generated interest from the biggest radio stations in the country - BBC and In2Beats radio stations that both asked him to come on air and give listeners a slice of himself.

    Year upon year he is generating more media interest, to that end he entered Britain's Manliest Man and from over 1000 applications made it into the top 40, voted by the public!

    Recent interview:-

    www.comicbookandmoviereviews.com/2015/05/zaff-malik-not-sound-effect-very-good.html

    Stage Combat

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    Stage Combat Workshop taken 2013 with BASSC. Trained in :-

    - unarmed close combat

    - falling technique

    - broad sword

    - small sword.

    Took part in a choreographed close combat fight scene with a large crowd.

    - Weapons training on-set

    -- Use of M4 rifle

    -- Use of AK47

    About me

    Testimonials:-

    From: Beth Michon - Michon Creative

    "Zaff Malik (1st June) - A thorough professional, very relaxed and a pleasure to work with. Added bonus with him being so local to us, I'll be recommending him to the rest of our team, and I'd certainly work with him again."

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    From: Tai Campbell (Director) Webvideos

    "Zaff is a dedicated, hardworking and talented actor who was easy to direct for our film shoot ‘Inland'.

    Zaff was one of strongest actors on the three day shoot. He understood the character and added his own spin creating a three dimensional person. The project was made difficult by two factors:

    1) Zaff was playing someone who already exists in real life

    2) a lot of subtle, natural acting was required in the film and Zaff met these challenges and nailed it, making my job that much easier.

    Zaff's punctual, takes direction well and Zaff will work with the creative team to interpret the character he plays in order to bring a vision to life"

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    From: Jonathan Hawes (Director) Eagleye Pictures

    "Zaff was an immensely skillful 1st AD for my short film "Forbidden Fruit". He effortlessly assisted with lens changes for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the operation of the Glidecam stabiliser, whilst simultaneously pitching innovative creative ideas.

    He also helped identify various logistical concerns, which was extremely helpful in allowing me to concentrate on my role as the filmmaker. In addition to this, his positive nature and wicked sense of humour also lifted the spirits of cast/crew alike on set (including myself), ensuring a pleasant, focused work atmosphere.

    I cannot recommend Zaff more highly for your next project."

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    From: Oliver Smyth (Director)

    "Zaff Malik was nothing short of one of the greatest pleasures I've had working with anyone. As an actor he is patient and understanding of everything you tell him and everything he needs to do and he easily picks it up to get everything you need in a few takes. He arrived on set in a timely manner, was even a little early as we were still setting up. And although it was a long and tedious shoot, his positivity carried through the cast and crew, something that can make the difference on a whole project. A great actor, and great person to work with. 10 out of 10 would hire again."

  • Skills

    Perform nude?
    • No
    Skin Colour
    • Olive
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Basic
    Native accent
    • English
    Character Types
    • Athletic
    • Free-spirited
    • Posh
    • Professional
    • Wholesome