Who says you can’t have it all? Definitely not this girl! Maryam is a multi-tasking machine and an inspiration to anyone who crosses her path. With a keen-eye for business, she’s strategic by day, and rocks her artistic abilities as an actress and producer by night. What she may forget to tell you is that she has a bit of geekiness beneath that thick skin of hers.
A little biased? Possibly. But only because on top of everything she accomplishes career-wise in life, what really defines her are her core values: dedicated to family, friends and making the world a better place. I call her “my dreamer” and in her world, they always come true.
~Aubrey Smethurst (BFF)
01 Art & Travel. My favorite piece of art from my travels. Bought in Ubud, Indonesia while shooting Eyes of A Beginner. I try to buy a piece of art from every place I’ve visited.
02 Loft. My second office and home. Where most of my creative prep work happens.
03 Blink Media Works. The studio where I spend the majority of my time.
04 Gastown. The neighborhood I love, live, and work in and my favorite place in Vancouver to hang out.
05 Sunshine Coast. Where I spend most of my weekends.
06 Technology. What rules my life. We have a love/hate relationship.
07 Cheese & Bread. My guilty pleasure. Add a glass of wine to that combo and I am a happy happy girl.
08 An Actor. That’s what I am. It’s my art form, my passion, my life.
What neighborhood do you live in?
Monday to Friday you can find me in Gastown. On the weekends I relax by heading up the Sunshine Coast.
What do you do and where?
My chameleon lifestyle is what keeps me inspired. During the day, I’m either the VP of Marketing & Sales at Blink Media Works, host of the newest tech show AppTV, or out on auditions. At night I work on my own productions under Boundless Films.
What are you working on?
At Blink Media Works, I am currently working on AppTV. The newest technology show featuring apps and the devices that support them. AppTV is set to launch on TheCave (MenTV), SunTV, and Chek TV mid-January 2011.
At Boundless Films I am currently in production with my first feature film documentary called “The Millennials: Networking Change,” which tells the story of how our generation is utilizing social media and technology to facilitate change in the world. The film just recently got accepted into the Toronto International Film Festival’s TeleFilm Pitch This! Program.
On the acting side, I’m shooting a national Tylenol commercial in Toronto this fall, and also starting to promote the independent feature film “Eyes Of A Beginner” I shot spring 2010 in Indonesia, where I played the leading lady!