WOW! My last update was June 2015. A lot has happened since then – I am an LSFM Industry mentor, and you can see my character Carly Fisher in BBC One’s Doctors THIS Thursday at 1.45. But I’m just going to do a quick overview as, looking back, I write too much lol. It’s the writer in me. The Forty Elephants film script got put into The British Urban Film Festival and Ch4 and we won BUFF Live Script Reading award (for 2015). Who’d have thought my first award would be for writing?
I did another subjectivity event where I had to write 3 monologues to do with ‘youth and the criminal justice system.’ Where the audience was a jury and had to decide whether the young person deserved to go down or not. We had a panel of experts (lawyers and those working in the justice system) to clarify what the real verdict would be and it all happened at The Royal Festival Hall, Southbank. The monologues and acting were received so well – some people were crying thinking they were real cases, which for me as a writer was brilliant especially as they rhymed, yet still seen as that actor truth. Powerful! The Forty Elephants was then put on at the Tavistock and POP Brixton and it went down a storm. They were my last performances and involvement with the play and Hiype productions. I have since parted ways, wanting to pursue other projects and go to LA, which has been the focus of 2016. On New Year’s Eve I sat down around a table, with two of my best friends with a notepad, pen and a glass of wine and we wrote our goals for 2016! Continue reading →
It has been my overall dream for a long while, that I want to pay my way through life, through my creative means. Meaning I want to eat, pay my rent, travel and have fun all from payment through my creative outlets and ONLY through my creative outlets. No part time/ full time PAYE jobs. Straight self-employment through my writing, acting and modelling (though the latter is very few and far between).
ACTING: So I have been in various plays this year in various theatres and each one has come from the last. I was recommended for a role for a scratch night at the Waterloo East theatre with Whoop ‘n’ Wail. The play was called Three Women in a Music Box written by Dan Horrigan and directed by Alice Bonifacio and I played Cora.It went down a treat with the audience along with the critics and gained 5 stars ∗∗∗∗∗ I received my first review from it:Continue reading →
The pageant that I am taking part in on August 10th in Luton is edging nearer and I need as MANY votes as I can get. If you could click on the link and vote for me being the face of the pageant I’d really appreciate that and anyone else you can spread the message to would be greatly appreciated also.
This is an event where Channel 4 spills the beans on how our industry works. You meet industry professionals who can reveal what skills, experience and attitude you need to get noticed. And we share the secrets of how you can build an incredible career in the media. Continue reading →
Had a day of meetings and a uni catch up (With Staci Shuttleworth and Tamsin Nolan from my course) Always nice to catch up with the girlies and they’re both doing BRILLIANTLY in media. Staci has just been promoted to the head of scheduling team for channel 5 and Tamsin works either for sky sports or a sports channel/programmes like soccar am or something like that. Anyhoo!
Hello everyone! Well it has almost been a year since I left the United Kingdom to study at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After meeting Sarah Barrow who visited San Francisco for a conference and showing her around both the city and the Academy, it was suggested that I give an update blog…which I am happy to do of course!
Since my last blog back in September 2011, I have completed two semesters and seven courses. The classes have ranged from writing short scripts, filming short films, directing actors, editing film footage etc.
Well I’m here let you know about another theatre opportunity where you will get to see me play the character of ‘Anna’ in the play ‘1963: They had a dream’ at The Tabernacle Theatre in Ladbroke Grove on July 20th at 19:30.