This year has been a busy one for me. So when things slow down, sometimes I get a little depressed or think I am, all the sudden, lacking talent or beauty. Yes, I may be know as “Mama DiMarco” in my community, always cheerful and helpful…but I am not perfect. So when I get in those slumps, I start being even more proactive. What auditions are out there? Large or small parts. Are there any features or student films going on? And/or I start creating my own projects, writing, directing or producing. So I was pretty down a few weeks ago, and I found a small role in a feature coming to Neah Bay, Washington. I submitted myself, a video audition which was only a couple pages. I thought nothing would come of it…then I got the call from the Director and he wanted to cast me! This indie feature, small cameo role, shoestring budget, took me to Neah Bay for 2 days of filming and has become the most incredible filming experience in my life to date. We filmed for 6 hours on the OCEAN! We had whales swimming alongside us, we took the boat into caves, coves and under cliffs. On land, we filmed in hidden bunkers, were 4-wheeled into shooting locations and our cabins were on the ocean shore. THIS is what they mean when they say “there are no small parts, only small actors”. Many actors may have looked this role by. Many actors may have wanted more pay or not want to do an “indie feature”. But we need to keep honing our craft and what better way then by DOING and BEING. On top of all that, my director even threw a curveball my way and asked if I could add one of my dialects to the role. So I let him hear what was in my accent arsenal and we went with British. We wrapped yesterday and now I am back home still smiling ear to ear. Keep your eyes peeled for Lydia, the British Scientist in Legends from the Sky, a UFO Native Thriller.