November 9th 2020

Cover photography by Allie Wallace

People in the Entertainment Industry That You Should Know

Thalia Torio Actress/Director

Tagged account: @thalia.torio

"My name is Thalia Torio, and I'm 17. I am an actress in NYC and the director of FIF Productions which is an all girls film production company. I've been in the film/acting industry for 10 years. I started theater when I was 7 but soon got an agent/manager and moved into doing tv/film acting.

When I discovered all of the parts of making a movie it amazed me. Seeing your ideas come to life was something more than amazing to me. One of the best feelings is seeing the finished product of what you created. You feel accomplished and complete and it's one of the most comforting and amazing feelings. One of the best pieces of advice I was given was that you can't sit around and wait for what you want, you have to chase it and work for your dreams. It surely doesn't come easy, but in the long run all of the hard work is worth it.

One of my best memories was working on set for the movie "Where's you go Bernadette" Although I was acting in this movie, I observed a lot of what happens behind the camera and fell in love with how movies were made."

-Thalia Torio

Natalie Marte: Cinematographer

Tagged account: @marte_natalie

"I am a cinematographer. I've been making Youtube videos since I was about 8 years old which is where I found my love for filmmaking. So I'll say it's been about 10 years since I started filmmaking.

My favorite memory would be when my documentary premiered at an actual movie theatre as part of the Passaic County Film Festival. it was such an amazing experience to see my work on the big screen. I also won 3rd place which made the experience so much better. I've decided not to go to college and become a professional cinematographer because it is the one thing that makes me happy.

Advice I would give new comers is to just START. I wasted so much time trying to buy the perfect equipment or waiting for the perfect time to start filmmaking. The biggest thing I've ever learned is there won't ever be a more perfect time than now."

-Natalie Marte