‘Pugon,’ ‘Caught in the Act’ star Jhassy Busran wins international acting awards

15-year-old pretty young miss, singer-actress Jhassy Busran makes the country proud by winning two international acting awards – the Jury Award Best of the Best Performance Short Film (Male or Female) at the 2021 International Film Festival Manhattan-New York and a best child actress award at the Gully International Film Festival in India for her performance as a young child forced into hard labor in the film “Pugon” by Gabby Ramos.

A true artistic feat for a newcomer indeed since she does not belong to the roster of talents of a major television network or a star-maker talent management agency.

Jhassy’s name obviously comes from the fragrant flower that is jasmine, usually white or yellow and thrives in the temperate regions of Eurasia and Oceania.

Born under the astrological sign of Virgo, this fifteen-year old 9th grader from the  Mission Christian School, declares the King’s Language, English as her favorite school subject. On the side, she is a varsity player on their table tennis team.

Of her scholastic achievements, Jhassy is most modest: “I graduated salutatorian with 7 awards. With the guidance of my parents, teachers and God definitely, I am a consistent honor student since kinder. I also played Table tennis in BULPRISA before and won a silver medal. I became titleholder of Bb Kalinisan twice and Ms. Intramurals 2019.”

A certified Swiftie, listens and appreciates all the penned compositions of international singing sensation Taylor Swift. Locally she idolizes Pop Royalty Sarah Geronimo-Guidicelli, the Pinoy Pop Kings SB19 and the ripe to become a supermodel, Maymay Entrata.

When it comes to her top picks in acting, Busran says: “I’m an avid fan of Ms. Kathryn Bernardo since 2012 I really love how she acts and her personality. I look up to Ms. Sylvia Sanchez too because of her versatility.”

Her current eye candies are SB19’s Ken Suson, Daniel Padilla and Donny Pangilinan.

She was part of the “Caught In the Act” where she played the part: “I am Daisy Sison, the best friend of Elaine Cruz which Andi Abaya portrayed,” says Busran. “My character in the movie is a nerd but not the typical one. She has a social life. She has great friends. She prioritizes her studies pero di niya kinakalimutan maging masaya.”

Her role preparations, she shares: “When I have a new role to portray I just always think that I have to wear the shoes, the feelings and thoughts of my character. And Daisy and I are somewhat similar. I am also I am also prioritizing my studies but at the same time, I balance it with quality time with my family and friends.”

“My experience in being part of ‘Caught In the Act, I would never forget,”Jhassy avers. “I made a lot of fun and good memories with my co-actors. They were guiding me all throughout the shoot. I also discovered that I can focus pala ng matagal.” She cannot help but guffaw after that reveal.

What makes her unique, she comes clean: “A lot of people say that I have a matured mindset despite my young age. Having that as my uniqueness, I think can invest more emotions and truth to the characters that hopefully will be offered to me.”

She does not say nay to the possibility of having a love team. Her explanation: “I will accept it for as long as alam ko naman po na masaya ako sa ginagawa ko with my partner and together, we bring joy and positivity to people.”

The short film, that gave her first two international trophies,  also had seasoned actor Soliman Cruz as cast. It was presented as a short film in exhibition in the online edition of Ciemalaya, the most prestigious film festival for independently produced motion pictures.

Busran promises: “I know that I always do my best in everything. I can promise them na di ko sila bibiguin at kaya ko. I am a strong-willed person and I am confident with my talents.”

Without a doubt, with her talent and charms, Jhassy Busran’s showbiz career is bright and exciting.

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