Hollywood beckons our young star
WITH HER sights set firmly on the bright lights of Hollywood, an aspiring actress from Maryborough is calling on the Fraser Coast community to help her get her foot in the door.
Sarah Lovett, 18, successfully auditioned with the Australian Institute of Performing Arts earlier this year to study for a month at the Young Actors Space in Los Angeles.
Through her part-time job and “a lot of fundraising”, Ms Lovett and her family have scraped together $10,000 to get her there.
However, Ms Lovett said she was hoping members of the business community might consider making small donations towards her trip.
“Whether it be goods or monetary support, regardless of the amount, every donation would be much appreciated,” she said.
Young Actors Space is touted one of Los Angeles’ most accomplished acting studios with the likes of Leonardo Dicaprio, Hilary Swank and Tobey McGuire just some of the A-list stars on its alumni list.
Ms Lovett, a former St Mary’s College student, said she was most looking forward to working with Lisa Beach and Joseph Middleton – two of the 10 casting directors she would meet if she was able to raise some extra dollars.
“They are highly regarded in America for casting well known films such as the Hannah Montana movie and Twilight respectively,” she said.
Ms Lovett said she had completed numerous workshops in Sydney in the lead up to her trip overseas next month.
“While we’re over there we’ll also be auditioning for television shows, which is pretty exciting,” she said.
Anyone who would like to make a donation towards Ms Lovett’s trip can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Chronicle on 4120 0464 before January 4.