Today we’d like to introduce you to Kamajhia.
Hi Kamajhia, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I am a creative with big dreams born and raised in Florida. At the age of seven, I was inspired by the arts when I attended a performing arts school. I would dance in school talent shows, act in stage plays, play the violin, paint and draw, but the art that struck my soul was Acting. Performing on a stage took me to a place of fearlessness and I knew this is what I should be doing. I was a Performance Theatre major in middle school and high school. I trained in many aspects of theater like playwriting, directing, voice and movement, and acting. I participated in District Thespians and won a superior award in Contrasting Monologues. Also, danced in different dance competitions performing solos and in groups. I knew I wanted to grow as an artist, so I decided to take a big leap. I moved to California to follow my passion. I still continue to enhance my skills in acting, writing and directing in the short films that I create as opportunities to further my acting career.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Creating my own short films has been a smooth process. The vision to the final video is all good. Then there are also a few bumps on the road. When I first started to create short films, I would get so excited to promote the heck out of them. However, there were moments when I felt like I wasn’t being noticed. When I promote my film on social media, I get little to no support. At first, I used to be flustered about it because I would wonder why people are following me but not supporting my art? But I realized that it’s not a reflection of my work. My mom gives me great advice about how to handle stuff like that and now I have a different perspective about it. Also, my theater teacher from my jury scene inspired me with these words “You need to take acting more seriously.” I want to inspire rather than be an impression. I learned that my art isn’t for everybody and that’s okay. A famous quote I stick with today is “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” A bumpy road is something I’m grateful for and I remember those experiences whenever I have my doubts in my current work.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I’m an actress, and I also do many things which include write, direct, photography, video edit, dance, and much more. I’ve put those elements in the films I create. I’ve done the work independently and I have to say it’s tough. I would write, type, film, edit, and market the films. It’s a journey, but I feel that I’m doing the right thing. Storytelling plays a huge factor when I create the films making sure there’s a message. For example, Absorb which is about a woman breaking societal standards. I wrote it as a poetic dialogue where you had to dig deep into the characters. The message behind it is that it’s okay if you’re misunderstood. Love yourself and you’ll heal from the noise in the world. I’ve seen my growth in the films I’ve created and it blows my mind how incredible each one makes me feel so proud. Also, I’m empowered by the incredible feedback from people who support my vision. It warms my heart that there are people who are inspired by my art. I want to make an impact in people’s lives to believe and don’t be afraid to be yourself.
So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
I love meeting new people and I’m always open-minded about new ideas. If you want to work with me, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and watch my films on YouTube. Collaborating with other artists is something I look forward to in the future. I want to be around people who want to be or already part of the entertainment industry. So let’s get some boba tea!
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kamajhiaofficial/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kamajhia
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/kamajhia
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1O38gncBwoUz4AOyroiqzA
- Other: https://filmfreeway.com/Kamajhia
Photographer: Mikhelon Arnold