QUESTION: Hello, my name is Justina, I am 17 years old. Currently I live in Lithuania. My biggest dream is to become an actress. I am asking your advice because I have a problem. I don’t know where to start, because in my country acting business is not doing very well and I am a bit afraid to go to another country where I don’t have any friends to help me. I love acting, but I also love making movies. When I have some free time I write scripts, then I meet my friends and we are creating magic. I have lots of talents like I know how to play piano, accordion. I love painting as well. But the sad thing is that I don’t have the opportunity to grow. So I am asking your advice. Please help me.
I wish I could help, but I don’t know anything about acting in your country. It sounds to me like you’re on the right track, though, when you make films with your friends. Read as much as you can about filmmaking and maybe you can make something to submit to festivals around the world. If there isn’t much of a film industry in your country, maybe you can be part of creating one. Is there any film school around where you live? What about studying filmmaking or acting abroad for a summer so you’re not away from your friends too long? Maybe other visitors will have more answers for you.