We had the good fortune of connecting with Bridgette Audrey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bridgette, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Risk taking has to be one of my favorite things to do! You throw yourself into the unknown with nothing but faith, and trust. From the moment I knew how to talk, I knew that creating was going to be my outlet for expression. Whether it was Acting, Dancing, Writing, Cooking, I knew the only way for me to succeed in my life path was only to create. From the beginning, I always heard questions such as “What do you want to be when you grow up”? To me, to ask a young kid this question, puts so much pressure on them. At the age of 5 being asked to determine your career goals, when you haven’t even discovered half the world puts you in a box. However, I always knew that if I wanted a career in the arts, I had to throw myself in the deep end, and take a risk. My parents always supported me on everything I do, so that definitely gave me the strength to push through. I was a Dancer, Cheerleader, and Thespian in High school. I went on to study Theatre for my BFA at New World School of The Arts in Miami, FL. One of the main things at New World that they teach you; is that, for acting you must play a risk in your characters life/ and in your scene. Risks are what make life interesting, they are what take you out of your comfort zone, and force you to grow. On the path of taking risks in my craft, I than began meeting likeminded individuals, whom they too were taking risks for their career. Consciously connecting with a community of creatives, gives you support and collaborative dreaming; with that the world is at your finger tips. Using the philosophy of playing risks, I secured a job in LA as key PA on a Feature Film in Hollywood, California. I strictly came out for work, and would then return to the comfort of my home in Florida. Being the risk taker that I am, returning to the comfort of my home didn’t fit with my philosophy of life. Since then, I’ve been in LA for 3 months, continued building my community of creatives, and am now starting my own holistic business, all while still being on my journey to success in the Entertainment Industry.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
Aside from striving to succeed as an Actor in the industry. I’ve learned that putting myself into one category, is like putting me in a box. As the years have gone by, I’ve learned more things about myself, and my craft. During the quarantine in late April I picked up a hidden talent of mine. I was with my best friend at a park, and decided to make an Acrylic pour art painting. It came out so good, that since then it has been my very secretive side hobby. I started creating pieces to hang in my own space, and had so many people asking for customs that I decided to make it another side business of mine. I’ve learned that in life, you can be so successful in your career when you do things you enjoy. Your work becomes play and than you never work a day again in your life. In addition, I strive to be a better dancer, and yogi; to be so fluid with my body that my mind is put to ease. I’ve been recently taking dance classes at Show Stoppers in Hialeah, FL. As well as for my Yoga, where will soon complete my 200 hours of teacher training in Santa Monica, California and hold my own sessions. I’ve always been Intrigued with Mind, Body, and Soul practice. I’ve connected with a community of Artists, Teachers, and Healers/Facilitators whom I can learn from and apply to my own practice. Something I am most excited for, is a business venture that I am starting. I am opening up my space in California for Reiki/ Massage therapy/ Sauna sessions. Through this practice I can share my gifts, and help others.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love this question. Every time I do something, I always make a mental note of it so that I can share it with the people I care about. I’m a nature freak, being outside, exploring new grounds, swimming in new waters is what I’m all about. Since my recent move to California, I still have yet to discover all the grounds I fantasize about in my head. One of the main places I’d travel to is Joshua Tree, California. A beautiful desert, where you can find the cutest places to stay, explore, and create. Another option on the itinerary would be to have a sunset picnic with fruits, breads, wine, and chocolate on a hot air balloon in Temecula, California. The sites are unreal, and the moment I realize that there’s nothing between me, the sky and a basket attached to a balloon, makes me scream of excitement.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I definitely want to take the time to give recognition to Cj Bornacelli. A Casting Director in Miami, FL whom runs The Actory where you can learn On-Camera auditioning/Acting, Improvisation, and even build your Acting Reel. I met Cj when I was 15 years old, and he has been one of the biggest supporters in my journey. Another group that I would like to recognize would be JMP Visuals. Jiorgi Miller, and James Periera gave me the opportunity to not only work with them as a talent, but to also grow and learn about production. Since working with Jmp Visuals, I have worked on a plethora of shoots with artists and big names such as Pitbull and XXXtentacion. My talented friend Cole Knight, who convinced me to make the official move to LA. Cole is phenomenal Yoga teacher, Sound healer. Who has been working with the Dj Blondish for a holistic/ self love segment on her page called Abracadabra. This page gets featured around the world amongst other successful individuals. Cole aside from the holistic side of things, is a signed Model, and Dj whom will be dropping new music soon. Last but not least, one of my dearest friends Marcello Pescheira. Marcello is greatly immersed in the industry down in Miami, FL. Marcello is known not only known for his work on Music videos, but for me personally his crazy, fun concepts for Video and Stills. Marcello just recently opened up a trendy Film Lab in Wynwood, Bellows Film Lab where you can shoot, get film developed, and even buy film/film cameras
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