12 March 2011
Lauren Socha co-stars in the ever-so-popular Misfits TV series.
She’s over on the Island for the first time at the Minghella Film Festival with Robert Sheehan and presented the award for the best short film by a young person last night (interview with them coming soon too).
We chatted about her first experience on the Island, how talented young Islanders are and her top-tips on doing well in acting.
“The talent around here is amazing”
“I think the talent around here is amazing,” she said after watching the short films submitted by young Islanders last night.
Dominic Minghella had also said something very similar in his presentation, Lauren expanded, “This is the only place that I know of that has stuff like this around. You can show you talent off – not just in drama and acting – but in camera-work, script writing, editing.”
“Head down – and work hard”
When we asked Lauren for tips of getting in to acting, she was definitive, “Don’t listen to criticism.”
Confidence was also important, as was an aura of happiness and putting yourself forward, “You can’t be shy and you can’t hold back from anything.”
In summary, “Head down – and work hard.”
VENTNOR BLOG (source)
12 March 2011
Last night saw the opening of the 2011 Minghella Film Festival and the festivities kicked off with the Young People’s Short Film Festival Gala at Quay Arts.
A collection of short films made by young Islanders were screened to a packed audience, which included Robert Sheehan and Lauren Socha from the TV programme, Misfits.
We caught up with Robert after he’d and Misfits co-star Lauren Socha awarded the prize to the judge’s favourite short (more to come on that later including an interview with the winners).
On the Island for the weekend
He was clearly chuffed to be invited to come down to the Island and present the prizes, telling us that he’ll be sticking around for the next couple of days, soaking in the film festival as well as taking a tour to experience the delights of the Isle of Wight.
Robert had some great advice for anyone wanting to get into acting or film-making.