Today we’d like to introduce you to Keyla Wood. Them and their team share their story with us below:
Keyla Wood originally from Mexico City. She has a bachelor’s degree and graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters FFYL of the UNAM in the career of Dramatic Literature and Theater. With twenty years of career as an actress for several years, Keyla Wood also develops as a businesswoman with the firm TheWoodPR, where she creates marketing projects, Branding, public image, etc… as well as she has also carried out her work as a producer, writer, director and acting coach, in several theatrical and film projects.
She has extensive philanthropic performance with various foundations and international organizations. She has embraced so much the fact that since some years, she lives in Los Angeles, LA now is home to her. “Los Angeles is the only city that since day one I knew I could leave on it, simply I immediately loved it”
Keyla Wood has worked in Mexican soap operas, art films, theater and many more projects. She has built and blended in the Latino community in Los Angeles as well as a decisively continued growing up in life.
“I always wanted to be in ARTS, originally I wanted to be an opera singer and then I wanted to become an actress while I was still a child. I loved the crafts of an actor, although more than that I always loved the life of an artist. That’s what I have been doing my whole life, live through art, study, learn, getting to know more people, learn from them and have delightful moments along my existence that at some point I get the chance to re-create when I’m acting”.
Keyla Wood returns to the big screen in a production from the Dominican Republic. MOTEL, the directorial debut by filmmaker Ramón Javier Cartagena, will be filmed on location in the Caribbean country. Keyla will play Yolanda, the love interest of Pedro the lead man, whom she meets at the “Motel” of the story, he makes her see another perspective on life.
The production will be carried out by Maestro Raúl Sabino and the journalist Dellanira Herásme Florían, in which the Mexican actress is also integrated as Executive Producer.
MOTEL is a project that reflects the teaching and academic experience of the main producers and addresses from different angles an authentic social reality that crosses different social sectors that have been affected by inequality. The script raises awareness about the nuclei of violence and shows very human characters with whom we can empathize. Today more than ever, it is important to learn to put ourselves in the other’s shoes, and that can be achieved with the stories we tell, as is the case with this film.
Filming will begin at the end of the year with the support of the private initiative and the Dominican Republic’s law 108-10 for the promotion of cinema. With support from the private initiatives and international companies that include countries such as Spain and the United States.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Oh my god, my road has been playing with struggles and obstacles. It’s incredible to see how at some point in life, you just don’t find a solution or a possible future for what your dreams are for when you have a mindset and just pursue your dreams constantly eventually the path open in front of your eyes. I come from a family in Mexico City where the plan of being an actress or even living outside my country wasn’t in the original plan, so I’m completely self-made… Since I was very young, I was traveling the world, studying and working in different countries I haven’t had a chance not only to work but also to know other countries and to enjoy their art. I feel very blessed about that. In 2008 I lived in New York and I could perform in theater and also live there a real tough life over there, lol. At the end of the day, all are experiences that enrich your life.
When going through that moment of course everything felt very rough, and I can say the biggest obstacles I have to be battling every day are we seeing me our fears, insecurities, and have goal sets in progress and change.
I think that’s worth it a whole world and then of course they manifest in your physical life with other types of obstacles so I’m a person that is constantly working in her inside and in the mind set, I pursue interior discipline.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I’m an actress with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical drama and I constantly pursuing peace and happiness as some of my biggest values as a person. Respect, integrity and all the beautiful things in life that make you appreciate your blessings. Although having working in showbiz for a long time since I was very, very young.
How do you define success?
To me success it’s to be able to be comfortable in your own skin, to do what you feel better doing to do, to have the consciousness and freedom of choosing, to have the maturity to respect others and acknowledge the differences without making it your problem. Success I think it’s simply a manifestation of fulfillment.
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