Today we’d like to introduce you to Brittney Escalante.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Brittney. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m an actress born and raised in Los Angeles.
Grew up dancing as a little girl and got the chance to do my first theatrical production with McCoy Rigby at the age of 8, The Wizard of Oz as a munchkin, haha. I was hooked ever since. After that, I continued working in shows and booking commercials as a child.
I traveled the world performing with a company known as The Young Americans for a few years teaching music and dance all over. After I left the group, I went on to focus on Television and film on my own living in LA and have been training and auditioning since!
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
A smooth road? Oh, goodness no. This industry is no joke. You have to learn to take rejection with integrity and understand that your worth is not what you do or don’t book.
One of the biggest struggles is being able to afford an LA lifestyle while pursuing your dreams. It’s expensive out here. Everyone has a “ day job” to pay for classes, headshots, the day to day things you need to have just to live.
You gotta be crazy, or you gotta love it more than anything. Luckily I’m both.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m an actress that’s constantly auditioning for projects. When I’m not auditioning, I’m training. When I’m not training, I try to get together with my sketch comedy group to make our own original content, 5D Productions. We never know when we’re gonna book something next, so it’s important to stay creative along the way and that’s exactly what this group has allowed me to do.
Honestly, it’s taken a long time, but I really believe in myself. I believe in this journey. Even on days, I doubt myself, I know how important it is to me.
I’m proud of how many “No’s” I’ve gotten and can still get up the next day and strive to do it all over again.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
This is not necessarily a quality but your community is so important. Surrounding yourself with people that make you want to keep going and be better.
That and self-care. You gotta take care of yourself because it can get ugly.
- Instagram: _5Dproductions_
- Other: www.imdb.com/brittneyescalante
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