Alongside being an award-winning musician, Bashy AKA Ashley Thomas landed his first acting role in 2010 and has been progressing ever since.
After seeing Bashy star in HBO limited series ‘The Night Of’ in which he played the role of Calvin Hart back in early 2016, the actor received a phone call from director Guy Nattiv and producer Jaime Ray Newman for him to appear in their short film ‘Skin’.
Now, Bashy has taken to Instagram to inform fans the short film he starred in has been nominated for an Academy Award. Portraying an important message throughout the short visual, Thomas is a living example of growing up in the streets of west London to landing onto the roads of an Oscar nomination.
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Mad ting. #Oscars2019 Guy Nattiv (Director) and Jaime Ray Newman (Producer), a husband and wife team reach out after watching me in ‘The Night Of’. They send over this really dark but brilliant script for a short film they’re making called #Skin. I read it, loved it, one of my agents sets up a FaceTime call with them; we talk about it, they were cool AF and super passionate. It was a short film, really brief but pivotal role and there wasn’t any money but there was love and good energy, so I think f**k it, why not, I’d love to be in it, it’s an important message. They shoot the harrowing piece with an extraordinarily talented cast. Done. Guy and Jaime kindly invite me to my first ever Passover Seder at their home, with their family which was beautiful. Boom. I go away to continue doing my ting. They go away too, edit, grind, have screening after screening and get as many eyes as possible to see the film. That short film #Skin has now been nominated for an Academy Award. Mad. Congratulations to Guy Nattiv, Jamie Ray Newman, Sharon Maymon and everyone involved . Please watch the trailer & see the full short film if you can, it will blow your mind.
Be sure to watch the trailer and don’t miss out on the appearance of Bashy himself within the short film.