Alex Radu Stars in Blockbuster Occupation Rainfall

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He joins Vince Colosimo & Temuera Morrison in feature film Occupation Rainfall.

I’ve had the pleasure interviewing our very own Aussie Actor Alex Radu before the big Movie Conglomerates snatch him away.

Occupation Rainfall releasing later this year, evolves around it’s sequel, after two years into an intergalactic invasion of earth, survivors in Sydney, Australia, fight back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies, uncover a plot that could see the war come to a decisive end. With the Alien invaders hell-bent on making earth their new home, the race is on to save mankind.

Radu plays Villager, in the action blockbuster. The character is described as someone who survived the first attack. He’s a fighter and also responsible for his own withstand and the ones closest to him.

After spending some time talking about his new role, upcoming projects and life in general here are some of the things he shared:

How did this come about?

I remember the 2017 NFTA Awards, after receiving my Award that evening, I decided to stay back and talk to a few people. I met a lovely lady who now has me on her email list. One day she contacted me about the role and next minute I’m on set. Crazy how quick things happen.

What was it like being on set with Vince Colosimo and Temuera Morrison?

One word to you my friend: Fantastic! I’ve watched Mr. Colosimo and Mr. Morrison for years and now having to work with them on set was a true manifestation come into physical form. Really kind and talented gentlemen.

What’s your advice to anyone out there following their dreams?

My advice would be to have a vision and to find your tribe! I believe that having goals and dreams makes it all about thyself, but if you have a vision it will open up many doors and you start to receive incredible ideas, because when I think vision, I think about having an impact in the world. This is the major difference between having goals and desires, to having a vision. Thinking ‘me me me’ is only going to lead to unhappiness. Ask yourself often: ‘How can I make a difference in people's lives by doing what I’m truly passionate about?’ Be specific when you ask questions, you’ll get specific answers if you remain open.

You make the difference by contributing through your work, achievements and success in all areas of your life. It’s how I look at it. For example: being happy, healthy, landing a lead role in a big production, winning a big award etc, these would be legitimate reasons to inspire others to go for it. Through this you show others that it’s possible. The power of Influence is extraordinary, it makes people take action and better their lives. When I see success in others I see success in myself.

Keep in mind, there are many naysayers and jealous people out there, stay away from them, you don’t want to hang out with any junk jokers that don’t help you shine. Remain focused and don’t compare yourself to others.

How do you define success?

To me success comes from within. Firstly it’s important to make myself happy, treat myself well, feed my body and mind with nutritious foods, work on myself everyday and be around great people. These are some of the things I focus on a daily basis. I look at successful people (such as some of my biggest inspirations Denzel Washington, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio to name a few) as mentors and guidance, it always makes me excited!

This pushes me to take it to the next level, work harder, become stronger, healthier and happier. I absolutely love associating with successful people. I have dear friends that are doing tremendously well in all areas of life. I learn a lot from them, I better myself because of them and their influence upon me. Very powerful, it’s how we grow. I cannot stress enough the importance of being around the right people and just to clarify, I mean the right people not the “best” people, there’s a big difference. If you’re around people who small talk, like to gossip and instead talk about and share new ideas, where you can expand and grow, then I recommend changing your circle (real quick).

What’s your motto?

‘Stay in your head and your dead’. I’ve learned this from one of the most incredible mentor, Mr. Tony Robbins. Thanking you again kind sir!

Can you share your secret?

I work on my personal development and craft everyday without fail, even on days when I don’t feel like it. You must make time. I am excited to share this with everyone because I believe if we all share the love, we better ourselves and become stronger. Every time I audition or opportunities come up or I land a role in any project, whether it’s film, tv, campaigns etc, this is what I have crystal clear in my mind before I go ahead with any of it (I encourage you to do the same, it’s life changing). I always set my mind to: ‘I work for meaning, for a mission that makes this world a better place. I always aim for my work to be challenging, varied and most importantly meaningful, making a difference in someone’s life.’

The point to realise is that we are in control of how we feel about our work. Following your vision doesn’t just make your life better, it makes the world better too.

I see this misconception often where people think contributing is done only materialistically which couldn’t be farther from the truth. I agree that material things are important when contributing but sometimes not everyone is able to contribute in a material way, hence why I believe that words are extremely powerful and can truly have an impact and change lives.

Being with you in this interview right now sharing my knowledge and inspiring others is simply contributing. I encourage all of you to go for it, speak your heart out if you have things to say that will inspire and make a difference. Don’t hold back, be honest and don’t be afraid to say it how it is. This is how you become rich in all areas of your life. That’s the secret.

Do you have any exciting upcoming projects?

The Australian Trip web-series, releasing later in the year.

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