Berlin Lu 盧柏林
Berlin was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia by his beloved Chinese parents in the 1990’s. At the age of 13 years old, he became a caregiver to both his parents when his mother’s schizophrenia and his late father’s dementia deteriorated.
Berlin was fascinated with acting when he watched A Beautiful Mind, the first time he saw a character with schizophrenia portrayed on screen. Determined to make his mother proud, Berlin graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne and worked four years at KPMG. However, he did not give up his dream of acting. After performing in amateur theatres, indie films and a TV show in Australia, he decided to pursue acting seriously and continue taking care of his mother by bringing her to Vancouver, Canada in late 2016. He was fortunate enough to play various TV/Film characters in Supernatural, iZombie, and Supergirl; among them, the most meaningful role to Berlin was as Shi Ming in The World is Bright, a story that is very close to his heart.
Since then, Berlin felt inspired to write and direct She Made Me, a short film about a young Chinese-Canadian songwriter who struggles to take care of his schizophrenic mother and to be a shining example for his -8 year old sister.