Stunt Woman/ Writer/ Producer/ Adventure Athlete
Gemita Samarra is a 24 year old stuntwoman, producer, writer, journalist, artist and adventure athlete. She started her career at an early age, doing stunts for films such as 007’s ‘Spectre’ and Tim Burtons 'Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children’ as well as having credits in 'Fast and Furious 6 and 'The Kingsman'. She later discovered she wanted to pursue a career in something that had more depth and meaning. With a huge passion in environmental conservation, human and animal rights, she shifted her focus and utilises the money from movies to fund research and documentaries she writes and produces. These usually involve Gemita travelling to some of the most dangerous and remote places on Earth. Whilst she has entered this world with a media approach, Gemita has since learnt that sometimes film and photography can do more harm than good, and has started working on more creative, impactful community projects on the ground.
Gemita grew up as a professional athlete, competing on the international circuit in show jumping, swimming and also modern pentathlon, as well as taking surfing, climbing, free diving seriously. With a versatile sporting background, Gemita utilises her unique skills to access these challenging environments she endures when on an assignment.
In January 2018, Gemita started her first NGO called My Name is Human- a global creative project with the homeless to get them out of the cities and teach them new skills in a positive environment. The project is broken into three parts- Outdoor Activities, Creative Workshops and Sustainable Education. Find out more on www.mynameishumanproject.com