Masumi making waves

Masumi has just returned from Germany after the world premiere of Veit Helmer's Gate to Heaven. Her first international film and second feature film, it premiered at the Hof Film Festival on Saturday October 25th. The Hof Film Festival is Germany's equivalent to the Sundance Film Festival. The audience was excited and the party that followed was pure success with 800 guests partying away till the next morning. According to the film's producer Ulf Israel: 'The German press is curios about Indische princess coming to the Bavarian province.' The film will be released in Germany on 18th December 2003 by Prokino (the people who released Run Lola Run) and Twentieth Century Fox. After which the film will go international and do festivals like Rotterdam or Cannes. Also, Masumi has been signed by Samira Higham an agent with ICM (International Creative Management).