Tiandra Edwards says...
I had the privilege to work with this wonderful Production Team on two productions. I played two roles that have a number of similarities. In the short film "Malicious Attack" directed by Matthew Marshall, I played "Sara" a pregnant teenager who is bullied and made fun of. Playing this role was an opportunity to learn more about a number of things. First off I learned about the issue of bullying. I gained a greater understanding of what someone that is bullied goes through. Playing this character and working with the director taught me coping skills to deal with bullying and life lessons on this very big issue that is happening in schools every day.
In the feature film "Summer of Discovery" directed by Corrinne Wood I played the role of "Nancy" who is a “want a be” popular person in her group of supposed friends. They are not really her friends. They are using her. However this character wants to be popular so bad that she is willing to do anything to be a part of the popular group. She endures insults and is made fun of. She is made to be their servant and carry around their books and purses just to be able to be part of the group. The film shows what it is like to endure peer pressure and how people can wear a “made up mask” and pretend to be something that they are not really on the inside.
Both roles were challenging and stretched me as an actress. Diving into these roles allowed me to learn good communication skills and how to show more emotion while acting. I learned much from the fellow actors and crew that were part of the production team. I got opportunities to meet new people, create new relationships and learn more about acting and being on a film set. Being a part of this Production Team was great because they got the job done while still making sure all those involved on cast and crew had fun and had a great time. Working on these films has been such an amazing experience where I learned a lot. I am so glad I have joined this group of people to work with because they are so kind, supportive, and hardworking.