Joaquim Gonsalves is an Actor, Cinematographer, Photographer & Screenwriter based in Dubai, UAE, since late 2014. A graduate in Hotel Management, he quickly realized that a regular job was just not going to satisfy his appetite. His love for 'creation' saw the light of day when he turned 24 and he's never stopped since. He started out by playing an active role in a few short films in India for ZylinderMeisters (created by him and his best buddies.)
Acting: Trained for acting on film, Joaquim Gonsalves has successfully performed in 17 short films since 2012 and one French feature film, "Dune Dreams" (2020) alongside veteran actor Benoit Magimel. His roles have ranged from a commercial Safety Awareness video for DNATA/Emirates, a total of three, 48 Hour Film Projects between Mumbai and Dubai to 2 character-driven short films with riveting performances in the multi-nominated "Screen 13" (2016) and the award-winning "Amber" (2020)
He also successfully recreated a scene from the acclaimed Christian Bale film American Psycho for a YouTube challenge organized by the Film Riot channel. (Linked here in IMDb) Additionally, Joaquim has acted and played an active production role in the recreation of an Anurag Kashyap film "Shaitan, in One Take-One Minute" for the said Director's Short Film Contest. He played the Actor Shiv Panditt's character named Dash / Dushyant Sahu.
Joaquim also played a Supporting Role in the Horror Short Film, "Amunet" (2019) Directed by Vijendra Bhambhani, which proved to be an Award-Winning film across film festivals globally.
Theatre: He has also acted in 2 theatre plays in Dubai, "The Michelle" (Short & Sweet Theatre Festival 2016) & "Bas Ek Pal" (Alex Broun Play Festival 2016). The second one got him his first-ever Nomination. Best Supporting Actor for his role as a 6-year-old with ALD(Adrenoleukodystrophy)
Cinematography: Joaquim regularly works with Dubai based Award-Winning Film-maker Faisal Hashmi of Hashmic House Films and has done 3 films with him with two as a Behind The Scenes Shooter for two award-winning films, "Skipped" (2017) & "Wicken" (2018). "Behind The Sneeze - Skipped" won him the Best BTS Film at Emirates Short Film Festival 2018. Shot by Joaquim and Edited by Faisal Hashmi. The 3rd project had him fulfilling Lead Actor duties in "Amber" (2020) which one the Best Film Award at Al Ain Film Festival 2020.
Additionally, he has successfully finished a Documentary "The 'Other' Iftar" (2019) alongside thespian & Award-Winning Documentary Film-Maker, Mir Imran Hussain. This project had Joaquim fulfilling duties of Cinematographer/Screenplay/Sound & Editor profiles. Lastly, Joaquim also has another short-film under Post Production titled, "Back on Track" (2020) Created alongside Mir Imran Hussain, both these projects were made under their joint banner - Mushroom Media Production Studio.
Mentors: Joaquim has been privileged to study the nuances of acting under Bollywood Veteran, Ashok Purang, Hollywood's Anthony Montes, and Australian Playwright, Alex Broun. He also considers Sir Michael Caine's teachings as pivotal in his Acting Career through his Best Selling Book - Acting in Film.
Entrepreneurially inclined, he regularly invests in upcoming products and technologies. Additionally, he has helped crowd-fund a Hollywood Indie feature film, 'Gehenna - Where Death Lives,' by accomplished Director / Creature Artist Hiroshi Katagiri.
Candid Photography, Headshot, Video, Product Photography, Narrative Video, General Video, Script, Blog Post
Dr. D. Y. Patil Hotel Management & Catering Technology, Bachelor of Hotel Management