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.




Name: Ayoola Smart
Age: 27
Place of Birth: UK but raised in Ireland 
Profession: Actor
Biography: 

Ayoola Smart is an Irish, Nigerian, English actor from West Cork.
Ayoola spent a large portion of her formative years surrounded by nature and in the sea, (this is where you will find her at her happiest), and her interests outside of acting lie there, with nature, the planet and how we relate to each other, our surroundings and the impact that has individually, together and politically. Oh, and a good book and boogie ;)
Graduating from East 15 Acting School in 2016 Ayoola has since worked extensively across multiple media platforms. From Taming of the Shrew and Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare's Globe to film 'Juliet, Naked' alongside Ethan Hawke and Rose Bryne and TV including BBC's Killing Eve S3, Les Misérables and, most recently; Death in Paradise and Season 1 & 2 of RTÉ and BBC Studio’s hit Irish noir drama, Smother. She also works as a voice over artist from Commercials for Venus and Colgate to audiobooks ‘Away with the Penguins’ (Penguin) and Adele Park’s Game Over (Harper Collins) She is currently working on a long-term Motion Capture Project.

1) What is your definition of happiness?

The Sun shining.


2) How did you pursue a career in Acting?

I pursued my career from a young age. I always wanted to perform, so I
geared myself towards it through acting, dance and singing, until I could
go to drama school at 18. I was adamant that I would go to London to
train so that was my focus.


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

Either working in the humanitarian sector, an eco architect and interior
designer or a phsycologist.


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

Nature.


5) How do you see yourself in 5 years?

Being able to choose what acting jobs I would like to take on, more
comfortable in self, and hopefullllly published.


6) What is your definition of evil?

Capitalism.


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

Freer & dare I say fairer?  - though something would inevitably replace it.


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

Empathy.


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

A bit of both, a plan short term but like to let life take me where it’s
meant to go in the bigger picture.


10) Pick 1 song that defines your character.

That’s hard!
Maybe?? Alaska by Maggie Rogers.


11) What's your favourite activity?

Sea swimming.


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

Spend the day with my best friends & family on a big walk that takes us
to a beach, have a swim, a bonfire fire, sing songs, then shower off and
sleep in the camper watching one of my favourite shows/films.


13) What's your biggest dream?

Not let fear stand in my way.


14) How are you going to achieve that?

Feel the fear and do it anyway ;)


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

Not knowing when you’re next going to work.


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

It’s always a new adventure & the ability to constantly meet new people.


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

Land a leading role that challenges me.


18) How are you going to achieve that?

Keep on going.


19) What's your favourite quote?

One of my favourites- “Be realistic: Plan for a miracle” - Osho


20) Describe yourself in 3 words.

Calm, Goofy, Intuitive.




Name: Priya Blackburn
Age: 25
Place of Birth: UK
Profession: Actor
Biography:

Priya Blackburn is an Indian/English actor from the UK, currently living in London. She made her acting industry debut in 2018 in feature film Bohemian Rhapsody, starring opposite Lucy Boynton and Rami Malek. She has also appeared in Netflix's Get Even, Doctors, and I Hate Suzie.
Studying Literature at King's College London, Priya went down the untraditional route towards breaking into the acting industry - training alongside university at many part-time drama schools in London.


1) What is your definition of happiness?

Having joy, laughter and love. Feeling content, fulfilled and ready for life.


2) How did you pursue a career in Acting?

  I moved to London to Study Literature    The plan was to study acting alongside my degree, so I signed up to part-time drama schools, joined groups, found an agent and started auditioning. The rest is literally history!


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

I think I’d probably be a conservationist - working with charities over here and abroad. Something and anything to do with saving the planet and what we have.  

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

How beautiful the planet is.


5) How do you see yourself in 5 years?

Happy. Travelling. And secure within the acting industry.


6) What is your definition of evil?

  Anyone who harms another being - human and animal.


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

An oasis. People wouldn’t want to destroy the planet as much. There would be more harmony and joy.


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

  To reconnect with the world we live in - there is only one.


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

When I was trying to get my foot in the door, I used to plan everything! Now I seem to go with the flow, and just see what happens. But I’m edging towards becoming a planner again - I want some stability. And reflecting back, I really achieved a lot being a planner and setting monthly acting goals.


10) Pick 1 song that defines your character.

Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way


11) What's your favourite activity?

A really good HIIT/Strength workout. And cycling outdoors!


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

I’d jump on a plane and go travel.


13) What's your biggest dream?

It has always been to become a successful actor. Working, and being able to earn money from a career I love. But also use my platform to start programmes and awareness for the environment and animals. Top actors have so much power to inspire generations.


14) How are you going to achieve that?

Right now - I need to push myself out of my comfort zone and practice with other great actors my age. Read more, and get more in tune with myself. But also, simply to reconnect with human beings: to understand & build on compassion, and learn about others’ stories.


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

The isolation. It feels lonely taping all the time, especially when you do it on your own. Getting access to big projects is amazing - but it means your constantly working solo. The instability is hard, and never really knowing why you didn’t get a role. It can really knock your confidence - and I used to be the most optimistic person ever! I honestly was!! But even I’m starting to wonder when the right role for me is going to come along.


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

Creating extensions of myself - and exploring a character I would never actually live. Stepping into someone else’s shoes - it’s addictive. But also telling stories, reading incredible pieces of work. Being sent an incredible script just gets you all excited and gets your imagination going crazy!! And also, connecting with your scene partner. I think connecting with your scene partner is the most underrated joyful aspect of acting.


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

My 2 year goal... well I would just LOVE to do a project where I have a full character journey and arc. I want to showcase my skills, connect with other actors, and create something meaningful. Whether that’s a series regular, or a supporting main or MAIN role in a film... I wanna get my teeth stuck in.


18) How are you going to achieve that?

I’m gonna plan! Somehow, I’m gonna plan it out, and see how to get there. I’m gonna push myself as an actor - go to some classes. Watch and learn. But stay true to me. And dig out what is different and showcase that.


19) What's your favourite quote?

Life is beautiful.

20) Describe yourself in 3 words.

Smiley. Determined. Thoughtful.




Name: Joe Ashman
Age: 26
Place of Birth: London
Profession: Actor
Biography:

Joe is an English actor, who has been working since he was 10. He started in the West End in musicals & moved over into screen acting age 21 with a mix of Netflix & BBC series credits. Joe is a vegan & has a lovely pet doggo called Bruno.
1) What is your definition of happiness?

Such a tricky question. I’m finding happiness in the small moments. Like a really deep breath of fresh air on a walk with my doggo or laughing at something really silly with my partner. I suppose happiness can’t be defined when’s it’s ever changing.


2) How did you pursue a career in Acting?

I always wanted to be a footballer player but I was never even close to being good enough. My mum set up a branch of stagecoach and I attended that for a few years before going to an open audition for a west end show, which somehow I ended up getting! Acting always felt really natural and I was fascinated by the world and it’s people. I never really looked back.


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

Right now I’d give up most things in my life to be a tennis player. I play as often as I can and I’m ok at it. But I just adore the sport. I’d love to travel round the world attending tournaments playing the sport I’m totally in love with. So tennis!!


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

Yikes these are hard questions! I’m going to go for something not deep and say my dogs cute face. He’s worth getting up for everyday.


5) How do you see yourself in 5 years?

Maybe slightly more settled, but I can’t even define what settled means. I’d just like to be working. I’ve missed it so much over the last 16 months.


6) What is your definition of evil?

Being cruel to animals. What kind of maniac do you have to be to harm and innocent, loving, sentient being.


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

I’d love to say that without money we’d all being living in a wonderful heavenly like state, but I think that’s thinking with rose tinted glasses…! We’d definitely be living in a more peaceful way with animals. There would be far less animal exploitation, as we wouldn’t be monetising their value.


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

The importance of protecting our planet! What’s the point of anything in this world, if we don’t have a world to live in?


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

I like to plan. But that’s because I really enjoy planning a fun weekend or holiday. But that said it’s also important to be adaptable when things inevitably go wrong..!

10) Pick 1 song that defines your character.

First one that came to my head was ‘dancing’s not a crime’ by panic at the disco... strange!


11) What's your favourite activity?

I’ve already spoken a lot about tennis... hahaha - eating out is so fun. Particularly in Italy.


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

I’m torn between doing something I’ve never done or doing something that I love doing. I’d split the day! I’d go and do wine & food tasting in Tuscany & then listen to my record collection with my doggo & partner.


13) What's your biggest dream?

Dream big right? I want to own a selection of holiday home around the world, and skip from one to the next all year round..!


14) How are you going to achieve that?

Great question. Hard work. And also enjoying work too. Can’t spend our entire lives living for the next thing. So I’ll try and enjoy myself along the way...!


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

Inconsistency. I’d work all year round if I could and I really miss it when I’m not working.


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

Meeting new people and getting to do something different everyday. New scenes, characters, locations. I love being kept on my toes.


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

I want to book a really cool new series & film abroad.


18) How are you going to achieve that?

Same answer as before! Haha - but I’m also doing a lot on manifesting at the moment. I like the concept of manifesting, and it can only have a positive outcome.


19) What's your favourite quote?

It might not be my favourite but it’s one I always think of. ‘After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible, is music’

20) Describe yourself in 3 words.

READY TO WORK!