Eliza Agudelo is an aspiring actor who appears in the film Social Etiquette; here is a link to her IMDB page:
Q: What made you interested in acting?
A: I was always interested in acting, but I guess I forgot about that dream until after college I woke up one day and realized I wasn’t happy and I thought about what would make me happy and moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dreams and have never looked back.
Q: What was you most challenging role?
A: My most challenging role has been portraying someone who had to realize the choices she made brought her where she is now and to move forward she has to also forgive her father for sexual molestation as a child. It was an eye opener as not just an actress but a person.
Q: How do you go about getting a reel made?
For now I have some friends who have equipment and we get together and edit some pieces together. I also like to involve myself in the crew side of filming.
Q: What are the advantages of having an IMDB page and how does one go about getting one made?
A: Since the film industry has changed so much, having an IMDB page is crucial it’s what a lot of people look at when you haven’t gotten to A-List celebrity status yet. So just even registering your information yourself and adding your resume is how you start just like any other site. The credits on the other hand come from the producers of the films you’re in, not all get posted but at least you can be found on the site.
A: I really enjoyed going to Lifebook Acting classes, they’re not very well known, but they teach everything, from scene study to improv to cold reads and they help you find your niche who you would be cast as.
Q: What sort of day job you have and how does it influence your work?
A: Currently I work at an accounting firm. It actually has been very pleasant because I have flexibility to go to auditions or film and the owner does taxes for people in the industry and he helps me out by introducing me to them.
Q: What is the most realistic film you have ever seen about Hollywood life?
A: To be honest right now, none really come to mind. I don’t know if there is a real depiction of the “casting”couch” the sexual favors for a role, the insults the people who try and put you down and those saying that you can’t make it without them. It would take away from the glamorous life that other people hold Hollywood as.
Q: What do you think motivates people the most, fame, money or artistic vision?
A: Well I have been pursuing my acting for about 3.5 years and I always loved the creativity, the feeling of freedom to explore and understand other people, the fact that I can cause people to think differently, open their minds, their hearts and make them feel what they didnt think they could feel. But I’ve noticed that a lot of the newcomers like me really want the fame and money. I think we all think about it sometimes, who doesn’t want to be able to take care of their family and never worry about finances again.
Q: What is Social Etiquette about?
A: It was sort of a mockumentary on what is appropriate in the world of Social networks, how far people go, like stalking or harassing etc.
Q: What role do you play?
A: I play the role of Traci, I’m being interviewed and asked what is the craziest thing that has happened to me in any or all of those sites.
lease note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)