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Meet Mycah Bacchus

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mycah Bacchus.

Mycah, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
When I decided to move to Los Angeles, I did not know what the journey would entail. All I knew was that I was ready! I had been performing in San Diego for almost two years, working in theatre, film, commercials and print modeling. I decided it was time for the next step. I had just finished my second run in an touring play called Safa’s Story, when I asked myself, “What do you want to do now?”.

As an artist, I always feel like there is always a hunt in searching for new projects to be involved in or new people to collaborate and create with, especially after the satisfaction of closing a project settles in. I call it the “Artist’s Itch”. It’s the never-ending need to perform, to create, to express! In San Diego, I had met so many amazing people but I had become curious about my next steps. I started researching projects and so many of them were filmed or created in Los Angeles and I lived so close! I started asking myself, if I lived in LA what projects could I work on? What people could I meet?! Where would this work take me? That curiosity started with a few small questions, but eventually the possibilities were all I could think about. I had to find out! I did not just want to drive up to figure it out. After all, I had done that before and it was limiting. I wanted to be involved! I wanted to work and grow and learn in this new city! And so, I made the decision to move and my journey to LaLa Land commenced.

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?
I think moving in general is hard. Moving to Los Angeles is like being in Game of Thrones! Here are some of the things I struggled with. Hopefully, the lessons I had to learn can help somebody else.

1) If you find a place you like, check it out on Google Maps. It can help you decide if you like the area and the street!
2) Put in an application for your house. If you like it, so do 20 other people. A place in LA can be open one day and gone the same day!
3) Meet great people! Most people move away from family or friends and it can be hard. There are so many MeetUp, Facebook, and Networking groups in LA that can help you navigate this big city!

These are the main things that made moving to Los Angeles a challenge. Working through these things helped me find my way!

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am getting to a point where I really enjoy developing stories and being a part of the creative process, so I like to define myself as a creator. I am an actress and model but I am also starting to get into writing and producing my own stories. I think creating, writing, and producing my own stories will set me apart in the long run. I do not want to wait and hope that someone writes a story perfect for me. What is stopping me from doing it for myself or someone who looks like me? Absolutely nothing!

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment of my career was starting my career! My mom said she Googled me once and was able to see some of my work which was cool but having the courage to change my path was empowering. I was working in marketing and realized I was going down a career path that I could not see myself involved in long term. It would have been easy to take the path that was created for me but that not what was making me happy. I decided to leave my marketing job and soon after I left, I got a message to be in a play. I began acting, modeling and working in entertainment which lead me to move in Los Angeles! My decision lead me to learn and grow in the life I want to live doing what I want to do. I am thankful for that.

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