This month we have had 5 wonderful nominees and you can now read all about their journey. Take 5 minutes and read each of their stories and then tell ‘us’ who you think should receive this months Headshot Fund in the comment section! If you would like to find out more about The Headshot Fund go check out the article we posted earlier this month. Their full stories are below.
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We continue into February with a new fund and are asking for nominations right now on Facebook, this months nominees are exempt for just this following month but be sure to check with us at the end of Feb if you would like to nominate one of the lovely people below again for March! ~ Anthony & Lisa
Georgina Morelle, 35, London, Actor. I trained as a mature student at the age of 24 at CSSD and grauduated at 26. I left recruitment earning a good salary to pursue a passion I’d never before had the opportunity to fulfill.
I moved to Madrid after I graduated. My first audition out of drama school and I got the part! I stayed for three years touring Spain performing comedy to Spanish children in English all over the country.
I eventually decided to come back to London in 2010 after I felt like I was ready for the next stage of my career. Due to personal reasons my confidence took an all time low. I suffered with depression and found it really hard to find the confidence to perform again.
Over time I have rebuilt myself step by step and now I’m back in the games! Well at least trying to refocus and continue on my mission to achieve what I set out to do. During this time I have produced and presented my own music feature on sky as well as hosting my own morning drive time radio show.
I am excited as to what the future holds for me even through my personal struggles I can now feel confident enough to look forward to what the future holds for me. Always looking up
Charlotte Hewitson, 5, York, Actor. Charlotte got her luck break when chosen to play ‘Margaret Jane’ in the ITV drama Dark Angel that was filmed in York. From that, she was selected for a featured role in the feature film ‘Hampstead’ with Diane Keaton which will be released later this year. Just before Christmas, Charlotte filmed for a British Heart Foundation commercial and videography for Argos Chad Valley. She has attended Pauline Quirke Academy for the last year and loves performing and really excels at it for somebody so young.
Adam Bruce, 21, Liversedge, Actor, Writer, Presenter and Singer-Songwriter. More than anything else in the world, I love to tell stories. Whether that takes the form of acting in a play, a film, a television series, presenting on a documentary or through singer-songwriting with my guitar, I really love to tell stories. I started learning the art of telling stories at the age of eight, when I took my first LAMDA Exam at Stage School, and properly ignited my passion for performing during a Commedia dell’arte class at the start of High School several years later. Since that day, I’ve completed my A Levels, performed and trained with the West Yorkshire Playhouse Youth Theatre, and trained further with Leeds-based Red Ladder Theatre Company and Act Up North. I’ve also almost completed three years of intense, rewarding training and study on the prestigious University of York’s BA Writing, Directing and Performance degree.
During my training at the University, I’ve performed extensively across plenty of entertainment mediums. These include acting in an adaptation of Dostoevsky’s 19th century novel Demons with Common Ground Theatre, playing Harlequin in a revival of a Holocaust play called Harlequin in the Ghetto, playing the lead in the short film British Graffiti, and presenting on several historical documentaries created in the Department’s beautiful industry standard television studios. I’ve also represented the University at events across the nation, as a Student Ambassador and Scholarship Ambassador, where I’ve passionately spoken and presented publicly on how beneficial higher education is to the crucial development of skills and employability. I’ve also held two jobs whilst balancing my studies, which have allowed me to continue funding my studies and my dream.
Almost at the end of my training and study, I’ve been faced with making serious decisions about my future in the last few months. For me, there’s simply no other alternative than going into the entertainment industry. While I’ve really developed my medium-spanning skills at University, and all of the enriching outside experiences I’ve had alongside it, I’ve more so developed the mentality that there simply is no other option than to follow your dreams. I’ve worked hard over the last few years, and will continue to work hard as I attempt to follow my childhood dream of being a professional actor. I want to act, write and present across every medium, and not only entertain audiences the world over, but also keep reminding them, and myself, of the immediacy, vitality and absolute importance of stories in our world today.
Jordan Hepworth, 18, Leeds, Actor. I started acting at the age of 5. My first role was as an understudy narrator in the nativity play. I was (and still am) the youngest actor in my school as it was year 4 upwards that did the nativity, it was my advanced reading ability and my ability to remember things that got me the role. Everybody praised me on my confidence and my ability to learn lines so fast, and from that day, I knew that I wanted to make it big on camera.
I continued to act in every school play and always got huge parts. I joined Stagecoach at the age of 9 and acted in a variety of plays such as Peter Pan and High School Musical. I left Stagecoach at the age of 11 and took a 3 year break from acting. It wasn’t until my options in year 9 that the acting spark reignited inside me and I knew where I was headed in life.
From then on, I have focused my every waking moment on bettering myself, both as an actor and a person. I have completed both Level 2 and Level 3 performing arts courses in college, although I didn’t archive the correct grades to get into university. This hasn’t deterred me though, and I am more motivated than ever to prove to everyone and myself that I can achieve my dreams. I am motivated to try anything that is thrown at me, and I will take any opportunity to be on camera. So far I have acted in a few short films and that is all, but I know that I shall get on board with castings as soon as I’ve got my headshots and film reel edited.
Dawn Green, 26, Los Angeles, Writer, Actor, Youtuber. I am a writer and actress from Los Angeles. As a result of moving around a lot as a child, I developed into a nomadic spirit, often relocating or traveling to new places in search of my next writing inspiration.
Having yet to plant roots in one place for an extended period of time, I still refer to my hometown as “To Be Determined.” When asked why I left sunny Los Angeles for London my response is usually, “I came for the stories,” which is only partially true since I did actually move to London to study at University.
I am passionate about storytelling and though I’m still in the beginning stages of my acting and writing career I am thoroughly enjoying the journey.