This is slightly embarrassing to even put out there. I might just regret it.
Living in Orlando, the acting scene is all around you. It's just something a lot of people do around here. We've had some awesome talent come out of this area, especially my hometown of Winter Park. We might not be your New York City or your Los Angeles or your New Orleans, but we're right after.
I don't know what came over me as a child, but I wanted to get in the industry. It was never pushed upon me, just something I thought would be fun. I guess my parents were told by someone I had the bubbly personality for it or something, so I was in and out of acting and modeling classes for several years at a prestigious school in WP. No, it wasn't Barbizon or one of those scammer schools. That used to drive me CRAZY, seeing people pay tons of money to be ripped off. Anyway, it was an awesome experience and I full attribute my interview skills to this training I had growing up. 1000%. So, if nothing else, it has helped me land regular jobs.
I got headshots done, but never did anything with them. Time went by and I decided to do it for real. Got headshots and comp cards done, never got them printed. Fell into some background work for ABC/Disney and for a struggling band's music video. Then, chose to audition for a part in a Spring Break movie on the flip. Oh my.
The audition was fun. It was my first real kind of audition. Waiting in a room, being handed a script to memorize, and walk into the room, meet the casting crew and the director, and show them what I was made of. I was surprised at how I just clicked into character right away. When I was done, they all commented on how great they thought it was. Like, really great. That's stuck with me to this day, always knowing I had it in me, even if I never chose to do anything with it. Anyway, in the end, I missed the getting the lead by a hair, based on my line delivery. I ended up with another principal role though, as a crazy party girl. How in the heck did that happen? Anyway, it was a super fun process and we had a few rehearsals before it came down to shooting the trailer that was going to be pitched to investors. Yeah. Needless to say, it went nowhere.
I searched high and low, honestly, trying to find the trailer for you guys. It used to be on YouTube and now because there were actual successful Spring Break movies released since, it's impossible to find. If anyone stumbles across it, let me know. A couple screen grabs I have saved will have to suffice.