I'm an over 50 former EMT who suffered a brain hemorrhage and stroke back in 2011. While I'm currently disabled, I'm trying to pursue some of my life long dreams, as well as check some goals off my bucket list.
I'm currently working on my first novel (which is in its umpteenth draft revision), and learning what I can about the business of show. I have a few credits from backing indie film makers, but I'd like to learn some of the ropes first hand. Although I've always dreamed of becoming an actress, I'd be happy to find myself cast as an extra in a film of some sort. Yes, that is one of the bucket list goals.
I'm currently cleared to drive by my neurologist, but haven't gotten over the fear of getting behind the wheel again yet, so that makes transportation for me a bit of an issue.
Any words of wisdom or advice for breaking in to film making and acting for someone who is disabled would be greatly appreciated. I have gotten my speech near normal and my gait has improved dramatically. I hope to connect with others who are willing to help guide me on this journey.
Unique traits: I am eager to learn and willing to work as hard as physically possible. I am a former EMT, so I'm familiar with prehospital patient care treatment if a role ever comes up for something along those lines. For my writing, I usually use my pen name: Lily Eva Blake
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