Gabriel Silva has been acting since he was ten-years-old, when he landed his first film playing the son of Ben Affleck and Zoe Saldana in Live By Night. Fast-forward past his high-flying escape from Rodan in Godzilla: King of the Monsters to present-day, where he’s not only added award-winning podcaster to his resume but he has also dropped his first short film in his directorial debut.
Take a look at his exclusive interview as he tells us more about what all he has going on!
BCKOnline: How did you get started in acting?
Gabriel Silva: My mom put me on acting classes as a little kid to help build my self-esteem. I was picked on back then because of my height. At first, I wasn’t really in to it and then, it quickly became all that I wanted to do.
BCKOnline: What is your favorite part about being an actor?
GS: I like being able to put myself in someone else’s shoes. To ensure that you are bringing that character to life, you have to become the character. I like being able to see life from someone else’s point-of-view.
BCKOnline: In addition to acting, you are a podcaster. Tell us how that got started?
GS: It all started with the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. I was bored and wanted to do something new. I had a blast being a guest on ThaRealityIs podcast a few times so I was like, I will try to do my own. And going on five seasons later, here we are! And, yes, it is still a blast!
BCKOnline: You won the 2021 Young Artist Academy™ Award for Outstanding Podcast Host and you are nominated again this year. How do you feel about your new nomination?
GS: I’m truly excited and humbled. Last year, I couldn’t believe they they called my name as the winner. This year, I am honored to be among a great list of nominees and really looking forward to heading to LA for the ceremony in October to share in the experience with everyone live and in person.
BCKOnline: In addition to your nomination for your podcast, you have more exciting career moves to share. You have just debuted your first short film as a director. What made you want to get behind the camera?
GS: Watching Ben Affleck work on the set of Live By Night inspired me. Mr. Affleck showed me how he directed and acted at the same time. He explained the process and I was hooked. So, I owe my peeked interest to Batman.
My coaches Adam Cope, Jon Glen, Marc Fajardo, and Bob Luke have all continued to encourage me and teach me how to take the next steps in my career. Behind the camera is not as easy as it looks but, it’s cool to see something that was in your mind come out on the screen.
If you aren’t following Gabriel Silva on social media, make sure to do so and be a part of his journey. We have a feeling that this is just the beginning.
Take a look at Gabriel’s first short below. Sound-off and comment. We want to hear from you about what you think!