Where can people find out more about you on social media? What is next for you in your career? More of the same passions: acting and writing! I made a pilot performing as a principal character for a series called “Street Smart.” It is about the opioid epidemic. A play I wrote was read with… Read More @joannapickering: Where can people find out more about you on social media? What is next for you in your career?
I used to collect Japanese art, but I loyally collect old classic books—rare or masterful works. I have always been an avid reader. I don’t have book shelves so there are stacks and piles of books like a maze around my house. I think the best writers are the best readers, so the stacks have… Read More @joannapickering: What do you collect, if anything?
Forge supportive female networks—go to panels, talks and events that are specifically championing female talent or diversity. This way you automatically have one mission in common. You are going to be surrounded by women and likeminded creators that wish to and are tackling inequality in our industry. They are going to unconditionally open doors, make… Read More @joannapickering: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?
I am now eligible for an artist Green card. This is the result of years of grueling hard work. It is a really big moment as it opens up the next chapter on the same platform as American actors and filmmakers and bigger studio auditions. There is no faking it. I am immensely grateful to… Read More @joannapickering: What is a successful moment in your career so far?
Where to start? I’m going to keep this positive, and apart to say the climate is fucked, I have enjoyed working with Create2030 at United Nations which is dialogue for incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals into the arts and filmmaking. This is an awareness to the re-distribution of wealth, poverty, climate change issues, equality, inclusivity… Read More @joannapickering: What is your biggest concern with the future?
All my personal defining moments have come from failure—in my ability to re-generate at this point, in getting back up and starting again, or trying something another way. There is still a dialogue in rejection, because if you listen you are being told what someone does not want. That is still a basis for a… Read More @joannapickering: What’s a defining moment in your life?
It came to me not the other way round. I have always been creative from an early age. I kept journals of writing and I studied pure math. When I graduated, I turned down a lot of money in banking and instead traveled the world as a nomad. I was working on my own self… Read More @joannapickering: Why did you decide to work in this industry?