When I see the faces of people that are interested in the film industry, I feel blessed to love this type of art form. At every casting call, there is always one person there, that has never stood in ‘that’ spot in front of people to judge their performance. The stress can be enormous and sometimes I’ve seen people nearly faint walking into the room.
The day I love the most is the first day of filming. The new talent always has this look of a deer caught in headlights. I have to walk around and tell people to relax and prepare for a great experience. I let them know that the day might be long, but it will be a very rewarding one.
It’s the ‘wide eyed anticipation’ of children on my sets that move me. They see the world in a special way, from a different kind of lens. There is an eagerness to learn or show what they know that brings a lot of untapped energy on any film project and it shows on film.
-Tahiera Monique Brown