By Colin Costello

Known as “The Brazilian Firecracker,” Aymara Limma continues her tradition of playing hot characters in love with her directorial debut, the new award-winning romantic comedy short, “Te Amo! Shabbat Shalom!” The film also stars Anthony Kantor.

Set in Los Angeles, a free-spirited Brazilian actress strives to balance her demanding Hollywood career with the strict rules of Judaism. Ayeme (Aymara Limma) is confronted with a choice: between her successful acting career and her vows as a recent religious convert. Luckily, her husband Mike (Anthony Kantor), a semiobservant Jewish attorney, is by her side.

Speaking of by her side, Aymara has certainly had her share of notable costars. She began her career in the award winning, “Capitães da Areia,” by Jorge Amado, starring opposite TV Globo’s Andre Gonçalves. She was also in “City of Angels,” with the Ghostrider himself, Nicolas Cage. Of course there was her love in real life, Diego Blanco, from the internationally renowned band, Los Pericos.

“Te Amo! Shabbat Shalom!” unites diverse cultures through its themes of love, spirituality, religion, beliefs, certainty, trust, faith, success, certainty and overcoming challenges. We even may see fiction repeat itself as Aymara begins shooting the webseries based on the short film. “It’s called ‘Ayeme and Mike.’ Although I am married in the series, but I am single in real life… for now,” smiles the lovely actress/director. “But you never know… art has a way of imitating life. I

Aymara short film “The Amo Shabbat Shalom” was featured and won
the Audience Award at “Cinema at the Edge Independent Film Festival,” held in Santa Monica, California.