Despite The Campaign Palace insisting that Rom Gulla is not an actor but a “role player”, the star of a Panasonic campaign, which will see pranks played on him over the coming month, wrote and acted in an entry for last year’s Tropfest contest, Mumbrella has learned. He has also appeared in at least one play.
The 28 Day Persecution of Rommy Gulla campaign claims that it will play a daily prank on Gulla without his knowledge of what it will be. Panasonic is inviting consumers to suggest their own stunts.
The first stunt – which went online over the weekend – features a fake police raid after helium has been pumped into his bedroom to raise his voice while he sleeps.
The video appears to show a shot of Gulla asleep. Curiously, this was taken before anybody had supposedly entered his bedroom. Although the video implies there is a hidden camera in the bedroom, Gulla is facing away from where it is apparently hidden. The shot of him asleep appears to come from a handheld camera, as it is moving slightly.
When Mumbrella queried whether Gulla was an actor on Friday, a spokeswoman for The Campaign Palace insisted: “He’s a role player.” Mumbrella asked: “Is he an actor?”. The spokeswoman replied: “He’s not an actor.”
As well as the Tropfest role, Gulla also receives a favourable review in Australian Stage for his role in a play at Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre.
A profile of Gulla on the Star Now talent listing website states: “I have acted in several plays including MADEMOISELE FIFI,HATFUL OF RAIN and many others, i have just recently been in a tivo commercial and have film two hands a short film.have been doing a play called fawlty inn from 14 of june.”