Today we’d like to introduce you to Brynn Mitchell.
Brynn, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
Like so many people, I feel like my life, and with it my artistic journey is paused right now. I’ve been using this time to brainstorm and write, and rest so I have the chutzpah to get moving again soon!
I studied theater in my undergrad and then fell in love with film when I was given the opportunity to direct my first short. The past few years I’ve spent taking any role I can get on set and have worked with and learned from so many talented people. I’ve also started studying Intimacy Direction and Coordination so I can work with artists on scenes of intimacy. It’s not cool or unique to be passionate about film in LA, so what makes the grind exciting is working with my friends and lifting each others’ art up.
Has it been a smooth road?
NO. Smooth roads are boring anyway! It sounds really glamorous when “successful” people talk about how they’ve overcome so much, but I can say from experience that in the thick of it, rejection is shitty. Being rejected over and over and over again and having to conjure up confidence and belief in your own art from thin air is grueling work. Still working on it. But what helps is focusing on lifting people up.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m a writer/director and I focus on female-driven stories. I have a solid group of people around me that love working together and constantly make each other better. I’m also currently training in Intimacy Coordination, which is super exciting. I truly believe that safe on-set practices are the way of the future for the film industry and I’m passionate about being a part of that.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
This Pandemic has really shaken things up! I think that so much will change as far as on-set practices and the movie-watching experience, but it’s really impossible to say how. I also feel like Intimacy Coordination is going to become a standard practice. Keeping actors safe and preventing any manipulation and trauma is so important and still undervalued. Hopefully, that will be a big shift in the coming years!
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