My first time on a professional movie set was on my birthday on March 19, 2013. I considered it a birthday gift to myself to see what it was like to be a part of a creative team again, an experience I had not felt since the old days playing in bands. The movie set was actually for the filming of the TV Series "Hatfields & McCoys" (Kevin Costner/Bill Paxton) being aired on the History Channel. This I believe was their pilot episode for Season II (In hindsight the second season wasn't picked up by the networks unfortunately). I was only an extra for the day, but it gave me the opportunity to see how a professional film set was run and the amount of people involved in the creative process. I loved observing the lighting technicians running up and down the ladders, the cinematographers choosing their angles, the production assistants moving people around, and the talent just waiting for their chance to shine. The chemistry on set was amazing and I knew after that day I was meant to be a part of the film making process, now I just needed to begin taking the right action.
Name: Shara Wellington
Lives in: Stamford, Connecticut
Occupation: Actor, Singer and Stunt Performer