“I recently took up a 10 day theatre workshop when I absolutely knew nothing about it. From wanting to run away from a group of professionals to taking it as a challenge, I went onto experience and learn the process behind theatre and it was absolutely life altering. When people from different backgrounds and aspirations come together to create something with an art form, we find ourselves in a rollercoaster of emotions and I love it! These instances make me realize what kind of a person I aspire to be and is a huge reason behind why I want to be an actor.
Way back in school I used to be the kid who’d always be outside class. It was almost natural that in college I’d be out and about trying my hands in as many things as possible. I remember choosing to pursue mathematics in university and realizing it might not be my forte and pondering about other things. That’s how I landed my first job at a film distribution space and it introduced me to the world of filmmaking. I’d listen to a number of scripts, meet aspiring writers and filmmakers on a daily basis. This got me thinking about every process that happens behind the scenes from technicians as well as on-screen actors. I learnt a lot about what films can do to make people a better version of themselves.
Right around this time, I got a call from a friend who wanted to start something on his own and wanted talk about it. Turns out it was about filmmaking and making learning accessible. It excited me because as a newbie I was looking forward to getting to know the industry as soon as possible and take the leap. You cannot learn an art form all at once. But it’s possible to take a dive into and immerse yourself in a subject when you have the determination to learn something.
What if I told you there’s a place where you can come and share your firsts and falls? Talk about your auditions, you’ll hear tips from regulars on how you can take one shot better than the other and a random text on the group checking in on each other when things are downhill. This is the community that we aspire to build together at level up. It’s a place for all kinds of people and a place people from everywhere can call home. It’s a community of learners supporting each other and sharing knowledge because we honestly cheer and look out for each other. Not everyone who enters an industry get’s that. It can get lonely and we want to change that, because we’re all in this together.”