REEL TO REAL: A SOUTH "AFRICAN AMERICAN" ACTRESS AND HER ADVENTURES NAVIGATING THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS AND VALLEYS IN THE PERFORMING INDUSTRY.



LITTLE “WORKSHOPS” OF HORROR

So you’ll hear about these hundreds of studios doing thousands of workshops with billions of industry guests. (Ok, maybe a slight use of hyperbole there. But that’s how overwhelming it feels sometimes.) I was so

TRYING TO ORGANI(Z)E YOUR LIFE

I have also learnt versatility is somewhat of your enemy here. My worst question is “So what kind of actor are you?” or “ what kind of genre do you want to focus on?” Um,

THE HAMSTER WHEEL

I do feel that there is a strange injustice to the universe out here. It doesn’t seem to matter how much you go above and beyond, do the extra work, graft the extra hours, networking,

STAND AND DELIVER

I’m working as a Stand-In at Disney. A Stand-In. It’s almost like an understudy. You are the body and talking head they use for the actors when rehearsing a scene, planning camera angles and shots

JUST ARRIVED, TRACK 17…

Honestly, I wanted to be famous. I thought being a Hollywood movie star would make me the happiest most content individual in the world. I packed up a 14 year professional career in the industry,