RHYM GUISSÉ: Behind The Lens
Rhym Guissé stepped into her acting shoes at a young age leading family dinner time with witty impersonations and dramatic theatre. She spent her childhood leading explorations into local forests, dangerous watering holes from Algeria to Louisiana, while also furthering her natural acting talents with dance classes, signing and theatre...while watching all the Kung Fu films she could get her hands on. The martial arts training efforts soon paid off when Rhym was cast in independent film, “La Méduse Rouge,” a French noir film - where she played assassin bodyguard, Delphine, to a Black Market arms dealer.
Rhym was born in Annaba, Algeria, to a Malian father and Algerian mother. She experienced many different cultures and societies from an early age and grew up speaking numerous languages. Rhym’s cultural diversity has greatly influenced her artistically and cultivates her intense motivation to succeed, and continually gain leadership skills.
"My background is so varied and diverse, I've never been one to look at what the next person is doing," she says. "My travels and cultural experiences have set me apart and I will never blend in." It is this confidence and passion that motivates Rhym to achieve her dreams. An artist and adventurer, Rhym continues to effortlessly float between the disciplines of acting, music and art., while also enjoying the outdoors backpacking.
A fan of projects that speak to social engineering and futurism, her passion film has been as lead actress in futuristic indie film 'Consumption.' "I'm a big fan of Jacque Fresco's sustainable global society vision and other theories on a new world civilization. Its very rare I get a script that speaks to ideas of dystopian societies and allowing us to take a closer look at our own soci-economic structures. So, naturally, taking on this role was a dream!" says Rhym.
Between backpacking trips (such as Appalachia and Santa Catalina Island), photo shoots, filming and auditioning, Rhym stays involved in the community through the non-profit organization FeelGood World. “I believe that world hunger can be conquered in our lifetime, but it is the duty of each one of us to unleash our human spirit and try to identify and connect with our human family.”
Rhym continues to seek roles that challenge her as an activist, a woman, and as an artist.