The student film created by full-time background actress, Satya Vanii gets nominated as a finalist for Cannes World Film Festival

Satya Vanii’s ‘Pinky Promise’ Is for The Clowns (Literally)

Satya Vanii is a talented actress and filmmaker who is making a name for herself in the film industry. She has worked on award-winning projects such as “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “Love Victor”, but her work as a filmmaker is really starting to get noticed.

Breaking Barriers in Hollywood

Satya Vanii Becomes Cannes World Film Festival Nominee for ‘Pinky Promise’ | Alpha Magazines


As a frequent SAG/AFTRA background actress, Satya has often been typecast as Latina or Middle Eastern. However, her experience working on “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with a full Asian cast and crew allowed her to fully embrace her Filipina roots. Satya’s dedication to representing her heritage and culture is inspiring, and her work is a testament to the importance of diversity and representation in the entertainment industry.


A Cannes World Film Festival Finalist

Cannes World Film Festival “Remember The Future” Finalists


Satya’s short film “Pinky Promise” has been named a finalist in the Cannes World Film Festival’s “Remember The Future” awards. The film tells the touching story of two boys from different backgrounds who form a pinky promise never to fight again.

Inspired by the clowns who go into war zones to entertain children facing tragedy, the film is a brief representation of why clown are still needed worldwide. Portraying the clown in the film, Satya Vanii’s ‘Pinky Promise’ was created to honor their work [clowns] in bringing levity and joy to a world that sorely needs it. The short film is not yet publicly available. Vanii is expecting to do an exclusive viewing before the thought-provoking work is released.

Unfortunately, clowns have been depicted as creepy and murderous in films & shows like ‘It’, ‘American Horror Story’, and numerous others across the world. Satya believes her film can change some opinions about the clown culture in society.


A Message of Hope

The news of Satya’s short film came just a few weeks before the latest conflict between Israel and Palestine. According to Al-Jazeera online, Israeli forces fired stun grenades and arrested worshippers from inside the mosque, drawing condemnation from the Palestinians. It’s a reminder of the ongoing conflict that is never far from the minds of those who live in the region.

Satya remains optimistic that her work can inspire the next generation to exist peacefully and respectfully. “It is disheartening to witness what is happening,” she says, “but I hope one day soon my short film will inspire the next generation to exist peacefully and respectfully.”


A Look Ahead

Satya Vanii becomes Cannes World Film Festival Nominee for ‘Pinky Promise’ | Alpha Magazines


In addition to her work as a filmmaker, Satya is still being booked for upcoming projects in theaters and on television. Satya is also exploring music, specifically opera. The filmmaker has been open about her journey to updating her talents via social media.

Sources say that Vanii is training to sing classical music for a role coming in the next two years. Her dedication to her craft is evident in the diverse range of projects she is taking on. Vanii is always looking for new challenges to push her limits as an artist.

To stay up to date with Satya’s work, be sure to follow her on social media and keep an eye out for upcoming projects.


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