I was chosen to act in a short film the first week of July. I’ve never acted in my life, and from the time I went to the audition, I knew it would be an experience I would never forget. It was something I did at random, like most things in my life. Around my lunch break, I took the train to Soho to meet with the director, Natalia Chinchilla, a NYFA student from Colombia.
Natalia and I clicked from the day we met, and she said I was “Porcella”, the character she was auditioning for. Strangely enough, the film is also called “Porcella”. It is a short story about a woman (Lucia) who has kept a secret from her husband, and on the night of the 10th year anniversary, she is finally prepared to reveal it. Little did she know, her husband (Louis) is accompanied by his student/protegé (Porcella), which turned the special night into an even more interesting and awkward turn of events.
I’m not really sure how my “acting” was since I’ve never done anything like that before. I just know that I’m comfortable in front of the camera, and I love it!
Like the Porcella page on facebook! www.facebook.com/porcellafilm for more information about the actors and crew.
One thing I liked about being on the set of Porcella is that at one point, I was in a room with a Peruvian, 3 Columbians, 1 Italian, 1 South Korean, 1 Taiwanese, and 1 Thai. So many cultures in just one room! Isn’t that amazing? That’s one of the main reasons I love New York so much.