“By Any Name” a thriller to watch on Amazon Prime.
Are you a horror fan or a thriller fan? Yes you can be both. I am more of a thriller fan. Horror films sometimes for me are just to gory. I was recently introduced to the film “By Any Name” starring Cengiz Dervis and Samira Mohamed Ali.
What is the story about?
Amazon’s synopsis reads: A half-naked, blood covered man is apprehended running through the woods. He displays knowledge of sophisticated military techniques, but has no memory of who he is. Entrusted to the care of a female psychiatrist, both of them must go on the run when the army decides that the amnesiac man – known only under an alias of “John West” – is a security threat who must be stopped at all costs.
It’s more than that. Every turn there is something unexpected and the fight scenes are well choregraphed. The character John West has military experience and it shows in the way that he anticipates the moves of each of his opponents. I personally like the chemistry between the two main characters.
Who is the actor behind John West? That is Cengiz Derviz. Let’s find out more about him, shall we?
Cengiz has been practicing martial arts since he was 5. His uncle introduced him to the art and he has never looked back. Cengiz first got into films by working with actors and actresses to improve their martial art skills on set. He trained Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean) for his role in the film Johnny English.
Auditions and Acting Coach
You are only so good on your own. Cengiz highly recommends an acting coach. Before the audition even starts it is time to think about an acting coach. Do you have someone to help you prepare for your audition? I am thinking you probably have already taken acting classes in the past, but what about that big role you are auditioning for? You need help. Cengiz has that help and after he earned the role of John West he worked with his acting coach on and off for 16 weeks before production. As for the fight scenes the crew was already impressed by what they saw and he just had to keep up daily training.
Cengiz’s roles are always current but did you know he starred in Knightfall and was more than three months on set for the series.
Go and check out Cengiz website cengizdervis.com to see what he is up to next.