Name: Daisy Moore
Age: too old
Place of Birth: Nottingham
Profession: Actor/Filmmaker
Biography:
Daisy Moore is an actor and filmmaker originally from Nottingham. She appeared in Doctors, Poldark, ITV's Cleaning Up and feature Starfish opposite Joanne Froggatt. Last year she also played one of the leads in BFI funded The Lost Land Girl and a multi-lead in Counting To Zero at The Yard Theatre.
Her first short 'Rituals' screened on the BFI.NETWORK, Aesthetica and Carmathran Bay, and she was nominated for Best Woman Director and won best cinematography at LSFF. In 2017 she was selected for SHORTFLIX (SKY & Creative England) a development programme for young writers/directors through which the initial ideas for short '7 Bananas' started brewing which is currently doing the festival circuit and have already screened at BIFA and BAFTA qualifying festivals. Daisy recently won the Curzon x Auga De Madre female film-maker competition with micro-short 'Antidote' which was selected for Depict Shorts and was nominated for IMDbPro Audience Award at Encounters Film Festival 2020.

1) What is your definition of happiness?

It's hard to describe the feeling but being on the beach in Wales where my family used to holiday on the caravan site, just thankful that it's sunny and not raining (because - WALES) and looking down the beach to the horizon. So anything that makes me feel like this.


2) How did you pursue a career in acting and directing?

I got approached by a manager whilst I was doing Fashion Design at Uni. I'd always wanted to do acting but growing up in Nottingham had no idea how. I even rang up Spotlight when I was 16 but they told me I needed an agent so I put the phone down and was like "well, that’s that then". This manager challenged me to get a headshot & showreel scene done, so I did it, when I handed them over to her she said "You'd be surprised how many people say they are going to do it but don't" and signed me. So that was the beginning of being in the industry for me. I feel like a lot of people think after that "well I'm set" but that was just the beginning of the hard work. Directing wise - I made my first short Rituals as something that was meant to be a showreel piece but soon got carried away with the creative side and it turned into a completely different project and more of a creative outlet. From then on, I was lucky it got selected by the BFI and other great festivals.


3) In another life, what would you see yourself as?

A mermaid (if this was a fantasy other life) haha but I studied Fashion Design so I think that, or costume design because I feel like the Fashion Industry was too wasteful for me whenever I did an internship etc OR live by the sea and build my own eco house. I'm a gemini so can never decide!


4) Pick 1 thing that inspires you on a daily basis.

Sounds corny but the sky. It puts everything into perspective.


5) How do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I want to be working with all my creative friends e.g. in film and have all come up together, now working at the highest level. I want to be working constantly and work with directors/creatives I admire and be creating exciting, nuanced and interesting projects. Projects that interest me acting wise but also aesthectically and stylistically too. I've never been one of those people bothered about owning a house or property as I've always been more excited about having certain experiences but I think in 5 years I would like a place of my own, a safe space - so I can have a floom from my bedroom down to the swimming pool hahaha!


6) What is your definition of evil?

Lack of sympathy/empathy.


7) If we didn't have money, describe what you see the world as, in your eyes.

Opportunity! Also I think with or without money I tend to concentrate on the sky, the sea and the landscapes. I think seeing the world as those phyiscal things is what will always be there to help ground me.


8) What is the 1 thing you'd like to teach humans?

Life is too short to judge other people.


9) Do you like to plan your future or go-with-the-flow?

I think I have to go-with-the-flow in this industry - things never go to plan so what’s the point having one!


10) Pick 1 song that defines your character.

Oh my god it's really difficult! Part Of Your World? Lizzo GOOD AS HELL? ‘Cock Eyes Optimist’ from South Pacific! I can't decide. *Gemini*


11) What's your favourite activity?

Dressing up! Dancing! Being silly!


12) If you had only 1 day to live, what would you do?

Deep sea diving! Absailing - the lot!


13) What's your biggest dream?

Besides from being able to hold my breath for more than 5 minutes underwater this question took me a back. Proving that I'm definitely someone who goes with the flow. I think it used to be playing Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" which nearly happened when they were casting the Sofia Coppola version in 2014 but that project fell through. In a way it still is my dream but I think a role that would equal that. My dream now is just having a good role in a great TV show or film working with a great director/creatives i.e. Joanna Hogg, Sally Potter, Celine Sciamma, John Waters etc. To be in a project like ones I watched when I was younger and that took me to a different world and got quoted 24/7.


14) How are you going to achieve that?

Keep going, be positive, work on my audition techinique and push my directing abilities. It's all I can do.


15) What's the most frustrating thing about your career?

  1. People always want you when they can't have you.
  2. I think the lack of control and creative outlet, which is what led me to filmmaking. I really enjoy it but it’s equally hard to pursue. I worked out recently if you are pursuing two things at once, you can't divide your time, you have to work twice as hard and give your all to both WHILST surviving finanically as well. Which, I'm not going to lie, can be exhausting.


16) What's the most joyful thing about your career?

Apart from getting a role, or getting a commission/funding. I think just being in rooms where you have to pinch yourself, even auditioning for a great role is such a gift. Also, I do try and look at the lack of control as a good thing too, you never know what adventures or situations you will end up in or what will happen - it's exciting!


17) What's your goal in the next 2 years?

I want to find a project I really want to do e.g. I did a BADC stage combat sword fighting course last year and I am putting it into the universe that I will be in the Margot Robbie pirates project. That would be a dream come true. Or get a good TV recurring role where I can kind of relax for a second, knowing my schedule. It's weird, actors' lives are so all over the place until we get a job and then everything is scheduled for us, maybe all we really want is routine after all? Also to get a US visa (or at this point marry an american haha) and US representation to enable me to work overseas.
Film wise - I want to make another short film (hopefully with some of the great production companies I've been talking to) and develop a feature, but not to pressure myself to do that if I don't feel I'm ready. Only do it if I enjoy it. I want to do projects that examine a moment or a feeling that is hard to describe and that feels new.


18) How are you going to achieve that?

Keep going, be positive, work on my audition technique, collaborate and push my directing abilities. It's all I can do. Focus on myself and what I'm doing instead of other people. I want to try and plan and target certain projects/people working on it to get cast, really set a bulls-eye target for myself.


19) What's your favourite quote?

Adams Family Values is one of my most quoted movies of all time, the script is just so darkly sharp "So I-I killed. So I maimed. So I destroyed one innocent life after another. Aren't I a human being? Don't I yearn, and ache, and... shop? Don't I deserve love... and jewelry?" Debbie in Adams Family Values 1993



20) Describe yourself in 3 words.

Curious. Indecisive. Quietly Determined.








Name: Tarek Khwiss
Age: 29
Place of Birth: London England
Profession: Dancer/Choreographer
Biography:
Dancer, choreographer and creative director based in London and known globally for my fresh and fierce vision. I believe in uniqueness & encourage all to be you, be free, be fabulous. With open dance classes in London, taught workshops around Europe & a dance intensive in NYC, I’ve been blessed to see the growth & positive energy I’ve given to others.

Credits include:
Pet Shop Boys, Dua Lipa, Amazon Primevideo, Tiktok Pride, Alicia Keys Soulcare event, Tinder Ad.

1) What is your definition of happiness?

Happiness is being content with yourself and everything you do gives you joy.

 
2) How did you pursue a career in dance?

I pursued a career in dance by going to dance college while also taking open classes at dance studios and joining professional companies that led to performance, jobs and travelling the globe.

 
3) In another life, what would you see yourself as?

A fashionista living in NYC being fabulous around the city.


4) Pick 1 thing that inspires you on a daily basis.

Sense of hope, sunshine, music and seeing people being truly themselves.

 
5) How do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself constantly travelling, sharing my vision with more artists and being fully content in what I wanted to achieve.

 
6) What is your definition of evil?

Something that creates ill wishes to others who have no care for someone else.


7) If we didn't have money, describe what you see the world as, in your eyes.

The world will be a place of trade with one another, sharing and we will all be more inspired to grow, gain more skills from one another and more kind.

 
8) What is the 1 thing you'd like to teach humans?

How to love one another beyond what you see from eyesight and see all as human beings.

 
9) Do you like to plan your future or go-with-the-flow?

I like to have some structure but you can never plan your future, you can only guide it in the direction you’d like it to go.

 
10) Pick 1 song that defines your character.

At the moment it will have to be Beyoncé – Bigger, as it gives me hope, motivation and passion.

 
11) What's your favourite activity?

Dance

 
12) If you had only 1 day to live, what would you do?

I would eat my favourite food, meet my friends, go paint balling and dance the night away. I will also spend one last day with the family.

 
13) What's your biggest dream?

My biggest dreams to be internationally known for my choreography, touring with artist, have my own clothing brand.

 
14) How are you going to achieve that?

By being positive, working towards those goals and visualising where I will be in the next few years.

 
15) What's the most frustrating thing about your career?

The most frustrating thing is that it is bias, you are judged by who you know, your looks not your talent and what you offer to the table. This ultimately means your fate is in someone else’s hands and no matter how many times agents, choreographers and teachers claim they are looking for unique individuals who are different from one another, when it comes down to the wire they go for the people who have the same look, same body and same way of moving. Dance is meant to be diverse and unique which is praised when you’ve created a following for yourself. The way I would change this and have made a step in that direction is by creating a company (Gawz) that celebrates your talent before your looks. I ended up having a small agency working with big brands to choreographing for artist who have a unique vision. Now my slogan and aim to encourage all to Be you, Be free, Be fabulous. 

 
16) What's the most joyful thing about your career?

The most joyful thing is that it makes me happy, everyday is a different adventure and it keeps you on your toes.

 
17) What's your goal in the next 2 years?

My goal is to build more clients with my choreography, gain the online recognition that I feel I deserve and buy my own property.

 
18) How are you going to achieve that?

I will continue to push my creativity and make it seen. I will interact more on social platforms and save for that property.

 
19) What's your favourite quote?

Be you, Be free, Be fabulous. This is a quote that I live by and say to everyone. It’s my trademark and it keeps me motivated to love myself no matter what.

 
20) Describe yourself in 3 words.

Unique, vibrant, inspiring.






Name: Joelle Rae Bromidge
Age: 20
Place of Birth: Lincolnshire
Profession: Actor
Biography:

Storyteller, fitness enthusiast and food lover born and raised in the Lincolnshire wolds.

Credits include Get Even (Netflix) My Dad’s Christmas Date (Amazon Prime) and Starstruck (HBO Max).
1) What is your definition of happiness?

Being in an eternally present state, free from worry and free from unconscious thought.


2) How did you pursue a career in Acting?

I started when I was very young by appearing in pantomimes at my local theatre. Then when I was about 13 I got a place in the Nottingham TV workshop, where I have trained up to this point in my life, and which opened the doors for me to get my first professional role in Get Even, which then led on to me getting an Agent and working on other professional jobs.


3) In another life, what would you see yourself as?

Honestly the reason I love acting is because you can shape shift into so many different lifestyles and career paths throughout your roles. I’ve always been very indecisive, I have a lot of hobbies and could see myself doing all manner of things, but I think I’d most likely be a personal trainer, or maybe even a Chef as I LOVE cooking.


4) Pick 1 thing that inspires you on a daily basis.

Myself in the future, and making steps to grow into the person I am meant to become.


5) How do you see yourself in 5 years?

Living in London, either renting or with a mortgage depending on the pace of my career. At this stage I would like to have had a breakthrough role (ideally in the action genre) opening career doors for me to play strong female lead characters in my future projects.


6) What is your definition of evil?

Greed, and ignorance, having more than enough for yourself and turning a blind eye to the difference you could make to others lives with what you have. The fact that the worlds’ billionaires could cure world hunger and homelessness and still have BILLIONS left for themselves is evil to me.


7) If we didn't have money, describe what you see the world as, in your eyes.

It is a beautiful utopia that is full of negative energy. It’s yin and yang all rolled into one, I am so grateful to be here but there is also so much wrong and unnatural with the way our society functions (myself included).


8) What is the 1 thing you'd like to teach humans?

To free themselves from social media addiction and the toxic urge to compare and change themselves - this is something I still struggle with and need to learn as well.


9) Do you like to plan your future or go-with-the-flow?

I very much like to plan my future, but I am also open to whatever opportunities or downfalls cross my path. I have a vision board in my bedroom of things I am working towards.


10) Pick 1 song that defines your character.

Honestly in my current mindset I think Amazing by Kanye West is one I can relate to and it makes me feel empowered.


11) What's your favourite activity?

I absolutely love working out at the gym, nothing feels better than the buzz you get while nourishing your body. I also really enjoy driving in the sunshine while listening to music loudly and getting drunk with my best friends.


12) If you had only 1 day to live, what would you do?

I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of something amazing and courageous but I honestly think I would just spend it with my family and the people that I love the most.


13) What's your biggest dream?

To change the way humanity lives and views the world.


14) How are you going to achieve that?

I am working on a very confidential brand at the moment which I’m hoping will revolutionise the fashion industry for young people. Also when I have reached the point in my acting career where I have more of a platform I hope to vocalise the inequality in the world that people in developed countries turn a blind eye to, and change the way our economy functions. I want to be able to tell stories though film about things that are really happening and things that matter, and create a kinder planet for everyone on it.


15) What's the most frustrating thing about your career?

The idea that there are times where someone else has my future in their hands. Despite this, I always think it’s up to myself to become the best at my craft to enhance my chances of getting jobs and reaching my goals.


16) What's the most joyful thing about your career?

The fact that I get to tell a whole range of different stories from different lives, and I get to do something I love as a career which I think every person should aspire to.


17) What's your goal in the next 2 years?

To get to know myself better, to move to London for at least a period of time, to gain more exposure as an actor, and to invest some of my earnings into my brand development.


18) How are you going to achieve that?

By continuing to self evaluate and detach myself from unconscious thinking, by taking a leap of faith and moving there even if I don’t think I can afford it at the time, without the risk there is no reward and I know I will always find a way to make it work, by continuing to read and learn and discover ways to become better at my craft, and by being careful with my money and prioritising my future over material pleasures when I earn money.


19) What's your favourite quote?

Probably either “Create your own destiny” or “knowledge is power” both of which I have tattooed on myself and are very sentimental to me.


20) Describe yourself in 3 words.

Energetic, kind, intelligent




Name: Lacey Darlene Paulson
Age: 32
Place of Birth: Michigan
Profession: Freelance Filmmaker

Biography:
Prior to founding Kilo Pictures, Lacey started her professional career at Warner Bros. Pictures. Following a two year stint on their Burbank studio lot, she spent six years traveling the globe working with director Jaume Collet-Serra. She most recently completed a job working with David Goyer on the AppleTV series, Foundation. Happily relocated to London from Michigan, Lacey considers herself a happy person that wants to change the world for the better.
1) What is your definition of happiness?

An overall feeling of contentment and joy.


2) How did you pursue a career in Film?

I thankfully stumbled into it. I had studied advertising in college and moved to New York to intern at an ad agency. I hated it. I also ran out of money and ended up moving to LA. I landed an interview to work in Physical Productions at WB Pictures and that's how it started.


3) In another life, what would you see yourself as?

Definitely a designer. I vacillate between an architect, interior designer or clothing designer. I love finding ways to bring beauty into places, including my home. For a while I was desperate to attend FIDM. I still find myself designing and creating clothing when I can't find pieces I've envisioned.


4) Pick 1 thing that inspires you on a daily basis.

Typical, but it's my dog. Every morning she wakes with boundless energy and excitement. It feels as if she's simply happy to have woken another day. Not because she knows at all what is going to happen that day, but simply because she woke up.


5) How do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself happily running the company I'm currently building. Providing opportunity to those who wouldn't typically be given it.


6) What is your definition of evil?

Action with intent to inflict physical, emotional or mental pain.


7) If we didn't have money, describe what you see the world as, in your eyes.

That kinda sounds idyllic. I know the value of money, and especially the value to those who don't have it, but I'm sure the barter system would turn into some kind of monopolistic game of manipulation. I tend to believe the best in people, but history has proven that there are selfish pricks in every generation.


8) What is the 1 thing you'd like to teach humans?

Kindness to others.


9) Do you like to plan your future or go-with-the-flow?

I like to plan my future, within reason. I think it's healthy to have goals to look forward to, but setting them with the understanding that sometimes life is life, and things often unfold in ways you can only detect looking back.


10) Pick 1 song that defines your character.

Oddly enough, it's an instrumental song from an Apple commercial. "Green from iPhone 5 Facetime everyday TV advert" by L'Orchestra Cinematique. It's crazy but I really identify with it. I've always identified with piano instrumentals more than any other kind of music.


11) What's your favourite activity?

Eating with friends!


12) If you had only 1 day to live, what would you do?

I would invite all my friends and family over to consume all my favorite foods.


13) What's your biggest dream?

I want to retire in a home large enough to host friends and family, while running a local tchotchke shop on the high street. The shop filled with all the things I've found and loved throughout the years.


14) How are you going to achieve that?

I've started a list of things I've seen and loved. Ie: specific things such as a certain brand of stationery, or vague things like this style of mug, etc.


15) What's the most frustrating thing about your career?

Comparing myself to other successful women that are being written about in the media. It's become a conscious effort to silently thank them for their achievement and try to find the same for myself. But it's a real challenge to shift the paradigm from, "they have taken my small portion of success from me" to "what she has done is incredible and has no direct impact on my ability to achieve".
 


16) What's the most joyful thing about your career?

Finding friends in the most unlikely of places and people. I desperately love how I can literally travel the world and find someone nearly anywhere that I've worked with, or a friend has worked with, before.
 


17) What's your goal in the next 2 years?

To purchase my first home in Hampstead Heath!

18) How are you going to achieve that?

Save, save, save! (Also, sell, sell, sell those scripts.)


19) What's your favourite quote?

"Success isn't the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."


20) Describe yourself in 3 words.

Ambitious, Thoughtful, Listener




Name: Angelie Cubillan
Age: 29
Place of Birth: Philippines
Profession: Accountant
Biography:

Born in the Philippines and having moved to the UK; Angelie Cubillan is a quirky and life loving individual who loves to travel and explore what the world has to offer. Throughout her life she has always been fascinated by different cultures, languages and weirdly numbers.
During her teenage years many of her peers thought Accounting was boring and geeky, but Angelie saw it as art and how it requires creative judgment and skills.
In college, she studied Business Studies where she learned about different currencies and method of trading in other countries. This interest was further developed when she opted to take her bachelor’s degree in Business and Management and follow a career path in Accounting where she is now studying to be chartered and managing interesting multi-million projects whilst pursuing her love of travelling.
1) What is your definition of happiness?

Being with the people I love.


2) How did you pursue a career in Accountant?

I was always interested in Accounting in particular how there is only one answer to a question, there is no waffling and because of this I studied it at University  level I then pursued a job in this sector and now I am studying to become a chartered accountant.


3) In another life, what would you see yourself as?

Gardener, I love plants and gardening.


4) Pick 1 thing that inspires you on a daily basis.

My partner Jack.


5) How do you see yourself in 5 years?

To be a chartered accountant and start a family or already have started a family


6) What is your definition of evil?

Someone who purposely hurt others.


7) If we didn't have money, describe what you see the world as, in your eyes.

Free.


8) What is the 1 thing you'd like to teach humans?

To be kind.


9) Do you like to plan your future or go-with-the-flow?

Go with the flow majority of the time but there are some parts where I would like to be structured in particular my career.


10) Pick 1 song that defines your character.

Stronger - Kelly Clarkson


11) What's your favourite activity?

Gardening.


12) If you had only 1 day to live, what would you do?

Be with the people I love.


13) What's your biggest dream?

To have a family of my own and be successful.


14) How are you going to achieve that?

By working hard.


15) What's the most frustrating thing about your career?

How busy I can be which can be stressful.


16) What's the most joyful thing about your career?

The projects I am involved which is very interesting


17) What's your goal in the next 2 years?

To become chartered.


18) How are you going to achieve that?

Studying and passing the papers


19) What's your favourite quote?

Whatever happens, happens for a reason.


20) Describe yourself in 3 words.

Ambitious, highly motivated and friendly.

 FILED: ARTS, CULTURE, LIT.