From sports enthusiast to upcoming movie Star
Me Firi Ghana caught up with Jerald Thunder a German based upcoming actor and creative director, for a short interview to find out more about the 25 year old, full name – Jerald Jerremiah Falk who is planning big things in the film and music industry in Germany and beyond.
The creative Director at DAYBREAK Entertainment tells of us his plans for the brand and much much more…..
MFG: Where did the ‘Thunder’ in your name originate from?
JT: Oh it was part of a nickname I had as an athlete. I was known as ‘Black Thunder’ and I dropped black and kept Thunder. My Ghanaian names goes like this ‘Jerald’-Adu Sarkodie J
MFG: Tell us a bit more about yourself?
JT: I was born in Germany but lived in Dansoman (Ghana) for three years. I used to be into sports and achieved quite a lot playing American football (Duesseldorf Panther). Later in my sports career I managed to secure a contract with Nike and was into athletics (sprinting) at the time. Sports for me was never a real career choice it was more of a hobby so I left the sports scene and started exploring the world of media in 2012. I took on small acting roles here and there before getting more involved with EOS entertainment (at the time) shooting music videos, doing a bit of commentating and being featured in the ‘agent knight’ web series (check it out ;)). In 2012 EOS entertainment became DAYBREAKER entertainment as we often found ourselves working till daybreak. 2 years on I’m proud to announce that all our hard work has paid off as we have just released our first movie ‘Y.O.N.C’ (You Only Need Christ) watch out for me J.
MFG: Can you tell us a bit more about DAYBREAKER entertainment?
JT:Yeah, DAYBREAKER entertainment is a film and music production company based in Germany and we offer a variety of services ranging from shooing music videos, producing films, covering events to poster and web design and music production.
MFG: So what exactly do you do?
JT: I’m an actor and creative director at DAYBREAKER entertainment. I also study media.
MFG: Where did you grow up?
JT:I was born in Saarbruecken (Germany) but moved to Essen (Germany) at the age of 7 before moving to live in Ghana in 1999 for three years.
MFG: Do you speak any of the Ghanaian languages?
JT: Yes of course Charle, I speak Twi and Fante.
MFG: What’s your favourite Ghanaian dish?
JT: Hmm.. eto with enkatie is by far one of the greatest dishes, the first time I had it I almost died- it was THAT GOOD! But too be fair I love eating most Ghanaian dishes but I’m not so keen on banku and fufuo.
MFG: Do you think it’s important to have a role model?
JT: Yes! It’s a must! It doesn’t only help you to keep motivated but it also allows you to strive to achieve even more than your model may have achieved.
MFG: Can you share with us your favourite motivation line?
‘Who am I? I’m a champion’ J.
MFG: Had you heard of Me Firi Ghana before?
JT: No, but now I know a bit more about what you guys are all about.
MFG: Are you proud to state ‘Me Firi Ghana’?
JT:Definitively! Since 2006 it has become my tradition to order the lasted BLACKSTAR jerseys to represent! I’m very proud to be from Ghana.
MFG: How can people keep in touch with you and follow your latest movements?
JT: I’m on Twitter and instagram @jeraldthunder but there is also my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jerald-Falk/108091812579706?fref=ts and the DAYBREAKER entertainment’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Daybreaker.Ent to keep up with what we are doing.
Nora Mistersky (@Ms_Nora_M)