2021 all wrapped up: the highlights!
I have been lucky to have had an exceptionally busy year, working professionally in all areas of the industry. Let's take a look...
I completed filming on Ella Greenwood's short film 'Self-Charm' alongside Bukky Bakray (BAFTA winner 2021 Rising Star). This was a huge highlight for me and was also a great project to be a part of
I performed as a lead alongside Jack Bence (Peep Show, Bad Education, Small Axe) in a dark comedy horror short film called 'Honeymoon'. Watch it here
Got new headshots from Samuel Black, which you can view here
Gained new representation with Roberts and Day Management.
The trailer for 'Self-Charm' was released which you can watch here.
Thanks to my new representation, I was cast as the lead Toni in a multi-episode LGBTQ+ web series called 'Practice Run' from the mind of established writer and director Jade Winters of Wicked Winters Films
Finally had my Rose Bruford showcase after my showcase was postponed during lockdown No.1
I was cast as Alice Eymor in Quivalon Productions multi-episode podcast audio drama 'Clash of the Cousins'. Work has recently completed on that project.
Completed Playwriting: Working Class Voices with Paul Bradshaw funded by Arts Council England
Also joined Duncan Macmillan on a writing course to help add more strings to my bow.
I completed an 'Emotional Body' five day course with Rose Bruford to enhance my performance skills and explore breathe work
Cast as lead Millie in 'Ash and Millie' from The King Brothers and Golden Eagle films. A heart-warming yet ridiculous short film.
Performed in Hidden Rose Company's first fully fledged production 'Playwright Pick'n'Mix' to a full house in the heart of Camden. I also was Creative Producer and can't wait to put on more original shows
Performed in The Orchard Theatre's very first immersive live event 'Behind the Curtain' as 'Becky', Directed by Emma Bond and Terri McCann
Cast as 'Rachel' in 'The Darkest Hour' from the mind of Danny Szam, filming early December
I spoke on an anti-bullying podcast to help further the cause. You can watch the podcast from influencer, writer and Director Kayas Irshad here
Work has begun on my first short film with me as Writer and Producer called 'Swings and Roundabouts'
I have also had the pleasure of working with (in a workshop or 1:1 capacity) a number of esteemed industry professionals. Such as:
Olissa Rogers, Casting
Sophie Pierson, Casting
Stevee Davies, Casting
Ben Cogan, Casting and the industry
Naomi Ackie, the industry
Jamie Donoghue, Masterclass
To keep aiming forwards, creating my own work and embracing this completely bonkers industry. Which I love.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!