What a feeling it is when someone you admire and respects looks at you and sees something special. That’s exactly what happened to New Zealand born actor Chris Petrovski.
During his successful audition for the prestigious Unitec – School Of Performing And Screen Arts, in Auckland, New Zealand, Petrovski met Emmy and Oscar winner Milton Justice. The acting guru has mentored the likes of Benicio Del Toro, Kyra Sedgwick, Chris Carmack, and Mark Ruffalo.
Almost immediately, Justice saw greatness in Petrovski and advised him to move to Los Angeles to further his acting career and pursue his dreams. Petrovski took Justice’s advice and relocated to California. Once there, Petrovski followed another bit of Justice’s sage guidance and auditioned for the famed Stella Adler Acting Academy. As it so happens, the illustrious school had just added a new faculty member—yes, you guessed it—Milton Justice.
Petrovski’s audition landed him a full two-year scholarship to the Academy. His award came directly from the heads of the school, which included Holland Taylor from the CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men” and John Jack Rodgers. It was at this time that Milton took Petrovski under his wing as a full-fledge mentee.
Within months of graduating, Petrovski signed with one of the biggest talent agencies in Hollywood, the Stein Entertainment Group. Before too long, he found himself cast in four independent feature films.
The director he’s currently working with, Germán Izquierdo Valero, has gushed over Chris’s talent. The filmmaker said he’s “breathing life into his character like no one I’ve seen.”
It’s an amazing story. An actor comes to Hollywood all the way from New Zealand and relatively overnight is cast in not one movie but four. It also shows just how much you can accomplish if you believe in yourself and have people in your life that believe in you too.
>>Chris Petrovski’s Four Upcoming Films<<
The Loss of Life
That young man with the bloody face on The Loss of Life movie poster is none other than our own Chris Petrovski. Currently in post-production, The Loss of Life is about a group of high school friends who capture their Halloween night on video. What’s supposed to be an evening of ghoulish fun turns into a nightmare of grisly horror. The film’s executive producer is Arlen Escarpeta (Friday the 13th, Final Destination 5).
The Coldwater Project
The Coldwater Project is about a teenager sentenced to a wilderness juvenile reform facility. In an effort to correct the teen’s delinquent behavior, the camp’s warden, a retired war colonel, goes to extreme measures. The movie is produced by Dave Gare (Law Abiding Citizen, Prime, and Sunshine Cleaning).
Finding Dad is about an angst ridden teen who hits the road to search for the father he’s never met. The film is directed by Milton Justice and written by Mark Donnelly of Broadway and television fame. JP Pitoc and Ryan Young also star.
Tourbillon is directed, written, and produced by Germán Izquierdo Valero. His film “Bicycle” took the world by storm in 2010 and is widely regard as one of the best foreign films of the year. Little information has been released about this film but if Petrovski and Valero are involved it’s sure to be a tour de force.