on writing, producing, selftapes & more

As a creative myself, I understand the importance of strategy, collaboration, honesty, and mentorship. When I was younger, I couldn't find mentors for my songwriting and music career, and nobody in the film/TV industry wanted to expand on my ambitions to write, direct, and produce inclusive, pivotal content. Maybe it was because I was a woman. Maybe it's because I'm Chinese Canadian. Or both, since women of colour directors only make up 8% of competitors at the top 5 international film festivals (LA Times).

And I didn't know about the grants that existed, which can finance the important, world-changing concepts that were boiling over in my mind. Or putting in safety measures for my business meetings with older men in the industry. (If you want to hear more about my early experiences, listen to the song I wrote and co-produced titled Community? free on SoundCloud/buy on BandCamp.)

With my experience, well-rounded training, and BA in psychology and English literature, I can personalize the next steps in your career, for you.

Contact me for rates* & inquiries

As someone who grew up in a low-income immigrant family, the financial barriers of pursuing acting professionally were daunting. This industry should be transparent, but it isn't. I accessed my resources (by deepening my relationships with other creatives, paying for coaching, classes and casting director workshops, attending screenings and film festivals, etc.) and learned all I can about the industry, and continue to do so. I want to provide other marginalized people the knowledge I have now as a working actor at an accessible price (sliding scale available). I'm able to personalize a career strategy fit for your goals, whether it's pursuing voice acting or starting out in film/TV after some commercial experience. Especially if you're completely new to this world. Where to get affordable, high quality headshots, which acting classes to audit for free, which agencies to contact for rep, etc. - all this info will be personalized for you. I want to give you the tools you need to succeed as a working actor, at a fraction of the time and money it took for me. And now I'm more than just an actor - I write, direct and produce my own media too, and can obtain the funds necessary to back it up. Plus, if you're looking for coaching for your self-tape or audition, our first 30-minute session is free on me.

Whether it's writing your first song or album, guided vocal training, guiding first-time directors and/or producers, coaching for self-tapes, social media strategy and branding, or if you need somebody trustworthy and knowledgeable to bounce ideas off of, I'm here for you.

*sliding scale & your first self-tape coaching is free

I promise to always be honest, and put your mental and physical well-being first. Because I've been through the darkest times, and now I see my light. It's always existed within us - our love for creation and storytelling, performance and stage presence, expressions of joy and sorrow, writing at 3 in the morning (we'll work that kink out), aesthetic curation, leadership skills... It's within you.

Let's connect virtually.

©2020 by Sunny Chen.

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