Tuesday, May 18, 2010
16 year old Stephanie Ibbotston as Skye Mattheus, the female lead in THE SAVING.
Steph in her own words.
I was born on a cold January night.... kidding! But I was born in January, and it was cold, you know... just saying. :)
I've been acting since I was 5 or 6. I wanted to get into movie making because through film, actors can tell a story or give a message to an audience that they wouldn't normally be open to.
My audition for the role of Skye in THE SAVING taught me so much about the contrast between film and stage acting. I'm accustomed to stage acting and being on camera is going vastly different but I'm really looking forward to learning the art form and soaking in the whole new experience.
Stephanie and I met only 3 weeks before today and I was first struck with her level of confidence. We're both new to film acting but she walked into the audition room like she was a veteran of the industry.
Besides her confidence, her grasp of the character really floored me. She had studied the script to the fullest extant, digging into the mind of Skye and had picked up on the subtle themes and subtext that can only happen with after multiple readings.
I can confidently say I think Stephanie and I are going to work very well together and I think she can handle emotionally intense role Skye Mattheus. Its gonna be a long haul learning process for the both of us but totally worth it.