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Why I Became A YWAM Filmmaker & Actor

Why I Became A YWAM Filmmaker & Actor

Not gonna lie when I first heard about YWAM’s film and acting schools I thought they were waaay beyond my ability to do, but then I realized, “Hey, it’s only three months and why not try it.” Ten years later and I’m living the dream. I love creating unique and compelling stories as a YWAM filmmaker and actress.

5 Tips to Create an Actor's Showreel

5 Tips to Create an Actor's Showreel

Working for The Initiative Production Company, I have grown accustomed to being thrown into professional situations where I’m not totally comfortable. One of these moments, was when I was tasked to...

Active Beauty

Active Beauty

The first time I watched the trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty I remember chills running through me when the picture of eccentric photographer Sean O’Connell, played by Sean Penn, comes to life and beckons Walter to join him in...

Finishing Strong

Finishing Strong

My body is fatigued and my mind wanders. All I want to do is sleep. Is there some way I can turn myself into Sleeping Beauty and rest for a century? But I'm not done and I want to finish strong.That's a lot easier said than done...

Producing Powerful Motion Pictures

Producing Powerful Motion Pictures

I must be crazy. Or insane. Probably a bit of both. Which is why I volunteered for something crazy and insane. I'd like to say I feel a little like Katniss Everdeen, taking on the big bad Capitol, but I don't feel nearly as brave. Instead, I feel...

Making a Move

Making a Move

I was always that kid on the playground who would prefer to watch the other kids than participate in what I would deem to be “dangerous” activities. Some of you would call me a pansy (and so did the other kids #emotionalscars), but...

Strong as an Oak

Strong as an Oak

I instantly realised that I was working on things that do not come naturally to me and the person making the phone call is doing the same. I then realised that right now all of us in the Initiative are doing things we have never done before...

Why Star Wars Still Matters

Why Star Wars Still Matters

As we walked out of the cinema, all of us in a state of euphoria, high-fiving people that thought it was cool that we dressed as Jedi, I had an odd moment of clarity. I stepped outside of myself and looked at what was happening objectively...