Today we’d like to introduce you to Michele Ann Einert.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Not sure who needs to hear this, please believe in yourself and know that it is never too late to try anything new.
I made a decision to reinvent myself.
I am a mother of four daughters and was a stay-at-home mom. At 43 years old, I decided to pursue my dream of being an actor. I began with a headshot and submitted myself online for modeling and film background work. I was determined and persistent. I booked gigs. I took it to the point where I realized if I wanted something more, I needed to get formal training. I enrolled in numerous and various classes and simultaneously continued self submitting. Now, I am a SAG-AFTRA actor, have representation and established credits. This year I turned 50. I have been working toward my dream every single day and I am continually growing and challenging myself on this journey.
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?
“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward” Rocky Balboa.
This industry is brutal.
For example: I have been in an audition when a casting director took a telephone call while I was doing my scene. Another time, I had been officially booked for a job, announced it to my friends and family, only to be called five hours later and told production had cut my role. Also, a company I worked for as a model exploited my image and breached our contract, I had to take legal actions, etc…
I choose to remain grateful for all of it. The good things and the disappointments. All these experiences allow me to learn and grow as a human.
We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am passionate about bringing scripts to screen.
It became clear to me that if I wanted to get those coveted roles, I needed to make my own content. I collaborated with a screenwriter/director and together created a short film, “Claws Out”, which I am the Executive Producer and Lead Actor on. At present, it is in the Film Festival Circuit.
Currently, I am developing a feature thriller/crime/detective film from a script I have optioned.
What sets me apart…I persist.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?