Ashid plays a magic inter dimensional being in the children’s feature we are shooting. He is 19 and only 3 ft tall. I have now worked with him in 5 finished films and am certain he is not human but some kind of magical creature …. a different species to humans. His little heart is huge in his chest and beats much faster than ours. In every situation , no matter how dangerous , if Ashid is there he is at my back .We shot a scene of us walking down a mountain together in the Tora Bora wilderness. I am incredibly privileged to have him as my friend . He knows I am as much of a freak as he is and that freaks need to stick together.