Today is my last day being 24 and I am so grateful.
This is a rebirth and in fact, my golden year. Tomorrow I will turn 25 on the 25th.
I have many resalutions, and feel like this is a great opportunity to flip the switch and make some changes… Do some spring cleaning with old habbits and bad people in my life. Time to get back to the destiny that is me!
24 and 364 days old.
Born on Febuary 25 1989 to Kim and Steven Gunnell in Ogden Utah.
Loved by 2 older sisters and 1 younger brother.
Passionate for life and animals.
Kind, caring, giving, worthy of love.
Hard working, honest and compassionate.
Grateful, Hopeful, Happy.
#FedUp #Friday Q and A @SundanceFest for the new #Documentary, Fed Up. This film reveals a bunch of hard truths about food culture in America introducing #Facts about our food systems in schools and shows how Large corporations have a lot to do with the raise of metabolic diseases and obesity deaths in #America simply by the tactics they use for Marketing to get us addicted to there #food.
Old #Tour Art.
Four years of dedicating most of my life to trying to be successful and working in the film industry. Last week, I attended my first Sundance Film Festival.
A two week gathering of influential film makers from all over the world who come together to share their independent work, documentaries, and short films. They had it all.
As an aspiring actress and filmmaker. I was in heaven. It was like a dream world. And I was completely in Awe. Seriously AWE!
I was working as a full time volunteer. The festival has over 1800 volunteers that come to help make it happen every year during the festival. So for two full weeks I was working 6-8 hour shifts at the Prospector Theater in Park City Utah. We premiered mostly World Documentaries; I worked as an Usher and Crowd Liaison helping people with tickets and on the waitlist get in the right lines so they can enjoy their movies.
Now the first thing people usually ask me is if I saw all the famous actors or Ryan Gosling. Truth is I did, and I don’t care. I honestly think I didn’t even realize or recognize half of the people I was working with. It was crazy, and I was working.
It was a lot of work and when I had figured out the swing of things the second week turned into a world of work and play.
During the first week I had made friends with some of the guys who worked production for the festival (my kind of peoples;)) so they help introduce me to a higher scene, and a higher realm of lets say… VIP PARTYS.
The first night they took us out we went to a Filmmakers only party. I originally was not invited, but with a quick wave of my credentials and a wink of my new friends eye. They let me in… OMG THE LET ME IN. Not going to lie. I felt pretty special. Blending in with the crowd the most common question of course is, what is your film? What are you working on? With out avoiding the question and still getting to connect with people. I simply told them the truth… “I am working as a full time volunteer and do not have a project in the festival…This year.” ;)
Everyone was so nice. So kind and open. I was able to express my wants and my dreams. And people listened! It was amazing. After sharing my journey with a director from South Africa. He simply said… “Are you going to the awards ceremony?” I said, “No, Volunteers are not invited.” He than gave me his ticket, told me I was supposed to be there and to go in his place. We than parted and that was it.
Now I am sitting here at a coffee shop, getting ready to email, not this director but another, a well known established writer/director who actually help start Sundance 30 years ago. This man I had met at the Awards Ceremony Party. I complemented him on his jacket and shared my dreams. With a smile he shared his inspirations complemented me on my amazing efforts and sent me on my way. Several times we ran into each other during the night as we celebrated the festival. I have his Email and he wants me to read 1 of 3 of the scripts he has been working on. I have no fear. I have been lied, cheated and taken advantage before from people in the industry. I’ve got nothing to lose. Mistreated before and here I stand ready to try again.
Now I am just praying that for maybe once… this is the truth, this is the real deal. And that just maybe…I have been discovered.
Ice Skating at PCMR with my pals @meowlexandra_ @emma_wanderlust Under the #Moon
Shot by Jake Garn.
Got to enjoy an amazing day shooting with Famous Fashion Photographer Jake Garn. Utah Local, he started shooting his friends and family in High School and has now shot hundreds of beautiful models! We Hiked up into the mountains of Farmington Utah and got some beautiful shots. Rolling in the snow and even climbing a frozen rock!
No Title. Farmington, Utah.