Tangi Miller ("Felicity" co-star),
Ishtar Uhvana, Rosslynn Taylor,
Millicent Ally, Tassa Hampton
Produced by Daniel Yost and Mark J. Gordon
Photographed and Directed by Daniel Yost
Associate-Produced by Tanya Shifman
Edited by Fabiana Cesa
Documentary 89 min.
Five black actresses struggle to make it in Hollywood...a
down in the trenches "how to" closeup of what aspiring
stars go through.
This documentary is a fascinating
story of five young black actresses trying to make it in Hollywood.
The film consists of some 30 episodes, each showing different aspects
of their everyday lives. The camera follows the girls going to auditions,
interviewing with agents, managers and casting agents, and working
at various odd jobs while pursuing their dreams and acting in showcases
and student movies. We begin to understand the pressure of competition
and the difficulties of racial stereotypes and barriers. We feel
their ups and downs and get to know them in their personal lives.
This is a movie about determination, persistence and desire to succeed
against all odds.