Stephanie Faith Scott is an Actors Connection client who performs in NYC and whose most satisfying acting experiences was playing a jilted bride in the independent feature film, The Video Guys, a film about a group of guys that video tape and photograph weddings.
“It was something I found on Backstage,” she said. “At the time we were filming, no one knew where it would take us. But that film wound up being accepted to many film festivals and winning many awards, including Best Feature Film in at least three festivals. It got me an IMDB credit, exposure, I even had a few people come up to me, recognizing me from the film.”
To get acting experience, however, Scott doesn’t rely on casting notices to find work. As she described in a recent piece she wrote for DigitalChickTV.com:
My original goal was to get into television, and my husband, who writes and directs, insisted that we must stop waiting for other people to make our careers happen—stop waiting for TV casting directors and agents to find me among stiff competition. I knew it would be a lot of work, but then I got the idea for my show, The Retributioners, about a woman who wants revenge on her enemies and have it documented on video. The idea seemed perfect for the new medium—a pseudo documentary about a woman seeking validation by grabbing the same means of production. The idea came to me almost fully formed, and was so perfect for the Web format that we couldn’t not do it. We immediately threw down our many other projects and jumped in.
Scott didn’t get “discovered” with her web series but, as she wrote in the article, “I did create something I am really proud of, and we continue to hear from fans old and new about how much they love the show.”
If you are interested in learning more about creating a series that will showcase your talents, Actors Connection is offering a seminar, How to Use YouTube for Your Acting Biz, Thursday, December 16 at 7 pm. Click here to learn more and register.
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Written by Bob Johnson.