Having a degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and experience as a compositor, videographer and editor, gives Ilram plenty of room to go anywhere he wants in the film industry. He eventually may take up the reins as an actor or even director one day. However, for now, he is doing what he loves and does best, spinning his own web of movie magic.
With his easygoing comedic personality combined with spectacular physical and creative gifts, Ilram is truly making his mark in the film industry and working with award-winning talent. Since 2003, he has appeared in the blockbuster films, Pirates of the Caribbean (At World’s End and On Stranger Tides), Alice in Wonderland (starring Johnny Depp) and Thor with Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, and James Cameron’s mega-blockbuster hit, Avatar.
Ilram’s impressive resume expands to the small screen as well, and has appeared in hit shows like Charmed, Chuck, Monk and Moonlight starring Alex O’loughlin, and the short-livedDollhouse starring Eliza Dushku. Ilram has also provided stunt work for the Resident Evil 5 video game.
Part two: The Amazing Spiderman and Ilram
Ilram Choi interview Pt2. To learn more about Ilram (Part 1) click here!
In Part 1, we learned the dynamic upbringing for the supercharged stuntman Ilram Choi, who has graced the scenes with his alarming gift to manipulate and combine acrobatic and martial arts moves, ultimately creating remarkably fearless stunt performances. Now we’ll move into the 1 on 1 session, and get to the heart of this amazing stuntman!
KD: Ilram, what has your journey overall been like in Los Angeles since you left Dallas?
IC: The opportunities are endless here. Dallas was pretty limited for what I wanted to do. L.A. has been good to me. My journey has been a smooth one. It wasn’t easy nor hard. Every year I’ve been busier then the year before. It’s been pretty incredible.
KD: How would you explain or compare your experience in Los Angeles as an actor of Asian descent from Dallas [in general] versus your experiences in Hollywood?
IC: There’s definitely more Asian opportunity in L.A. than Dallas. More jobs mean more opportunity for all creeds.
KD: When you first moved to Los Angeles what were some of the challenges you faced?
IC: Trying to make money while pursuing my stunt career. It’s difficult in the beginning, because you need to give yourself time to network and prove your worth. It’s not like any other regular job. It’s more about the word of mouth.