Today we’d like to introduce you to Any Ferreiras.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I am an actress from the Dominican Republic. I have been living in Los Angeles, CA for more than three years.
My start in the seventh art was very unconventional. When I was 14 years old, without previous experience, I had the opportunity to audition for what would be the first Dominican Horror Movie, called Andrea: The Revenge of the Spirit (2005). Based on a true-life story. To my surprise, I was selected to play the lead role.
We did not expect this movie would be one of the greatest hits of all time in Dominican Cinema. Today it is considered a Cult Movie.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Everyone who is in the film industry knows that it is a path full of uncertainty and rejection. Without leaving out the competitiveness of the market.
When I decided to come to Los Angeles to train as an actress in an intensive one-year program. Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep up with the rest of the teammates because my English level was too basic. So it was very difficult for me to be able to learn all the scripts and give my best performance on stage.
Thank God I had teachers with human sensitivity and they understood the process that I was going through and they focused more on the feeling that I transmitted to them at the moment of acting and not on pronunciation or grammar errors.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
About my journey, in the Dominican Republic, I have made two feature films with leading roles: Andrea and Botija. And several short films.
And here in Los Angeles, I have had the pleasure of working on different TV Shows such as Perry Mason (HBO), Chippendales (Hulu), Freeridge (Netflix), and different commercials and short films.
During the peak of the pandemic when everything was paralyzed, I produced a short film with a colleague, called Visa Issues, which has been selected in more than 15 festivals. With this short film, I won as best actress in two festivals, Berlin Indie Film Festival and Florida Shorts.
What differentiates me from other actors? I understand that each actor has a different proposal to show because each one has lived different experiences in the course of life. I have my own voice, my truth.
So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
Through my website, you can find my information: resume, headshots, reels, and most importantly, how to connect with me.
- Website: https://www.anyferreiras.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anyferreiras/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anyferreiras1
- Other: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2138578/
Matt Kallish (Headshots).