"I was extremely excited when I heard I had gotten the part and had no idea what to expect but looking back on it now, I could not have asked for anything more. The experience was amazing and being able to work among these talented people, under the direction of Ian Serra, a man who certainly knows what he's doing, was an honour. Everyone on set got close quite quickly, especially the actors. When people are working towards a common goal, relationships grow very quickly, which is exactly what happened on set. The environment was an exhilarating one and I have learned so much from working on The Mount and cannot wait to start the next adventure!"
"The set of The Mount was ultimately addicting, the people you meet are all extraordinary. Everyone is so tightly bound, especially with a small crew, it means everyone can get to know each other and become very close in a matter of days. Everyone is kind and accepting no matter who you are and are always willing to help you learn. While we were filming, it was amazing to feel encapsulated in a role alongside others who were fully capable of doing the same. We drew the best out of each other and whilst we weren't filming, the crew were kind and helpful, and the directors were direct and assertive. The entire experience was a massive learning curve, all in all."
"Since day one I felt right at home. Everyone made me feel at ease and comfortable in this environment. I was welcomed by all and felt part of the team from the start. It was this level of interaction that we all shared that made it easy for me to positively engulf and absorb their great level of knowledge, expertise, advice, suggestions and positive critique. Factors which have contributed to my personal growth within this field of work, especially when having to portray my character in this movie without (for reasons you will realise when you watch the film) not being able to use my facial expressions. This was my greatest challenge and something completely out of my comfort zone, as using my facial expressions has always been my fortitude especially when expressing myself in my dance. However, this successfully allowed me to discover other strengths in me and enabled me to learn how to express and portray myself by using other nonverbal means of communication, such as my body language when carrying out certain dancing scenes and the use of eye contact in certain scenarios."
"I am so grateful for such an opportunity, especially to work with an incredible crew. Everyone was funny and friendly; the other actors and support team were like a family. Every night when | went to bed, the anticipation for the next day of filming was amazing. I loved listening to everyone's ideas on how we could do the scene and we all got involved some way or another. The interactivity was an opportunity in itself. If we weren't on camera, we were helping. If we weren't helping, we were watching, listening, learning. There is so much to learn and | know this is just the beginning. Filming was such an incredible journey, and I'm so thankful to everyone. | can't wait to carry on with the rest of the adventure!"
"The Mount was my first involvement in filmmaking and in this genre. It has been exciting, challenging, nerve-wracking and adrenaline-inducing and it has really pushed me as an actress. The experience has given me the 'movie bug' and I am looking forward to being involved in future productions and pushing myself further. My ambition is to land a lead role with a meaty character I can really sink my teeth into."
"Throughout my life I had dabbled in T.V advertisements, pantomimes and theatre to name a few, however, I would have never imagined I would land my first speaking role in a film! The directors were outstanding, the crew were amazing and the cast gelled instantly. We truly were like a family, united towards the same vision. I am extremely thankful for the opportunity and cannot wait to see the result of our hard work."
"'The Mount' was my first venture into film and was an experience I can only describe as 'challenging and nerve wracking as it was enjoyable.' The discipline required for learning lines, the process of characterization and character development is something common to both stage and screen and were areas I felt my experience treading the boards came in 'very handy.' Far more challenging was learning to maintain character between takes, moving precisely on set and keeping emotions, facial expressions 'small.' A patient, supportive and very friendly director/s and crew helped settle some nerves and when combined with a fun and talented cast has made the whole experience both enjoyable and memorable. I hope my adventure in movies is just beginning."