“Seeing others laugh, being happy and enjoying my performance really fills my heart”
Sara Martin, 14, lives in Barcelona, Spain and has a unique and positive personality. This is a special moment for Torchlight Talent as we introduce our first female actor. Most of our past articles promote boys (you can read more about the reasons for this on our About page) so it is wonderful to have be giving this bright young lady a featured article.
Sara represents the beginning of what I personally believe is a mercifully redeeming attribute of the internet. Her YouTube channel is dedicated to making people laugh, feel positive about life and also think about important issues. She is what is now being termed an ‘internet personality’ but is dedicated to using her influence for good. For me, this is an exciting aspect of how we can use the internet as we look to the future.
Sara is also keen on collaboration with other people who feel the same and I was delighted to see a video featuring The Fandinos who are no strangers to the Torchlight Talent / Rivenmaster network. She writes, directs and edits all her videos and, though she is still relatively new to the craft, her skills are growing all the time. Check out that video here:
Sara is an extremely articulate young lady which makes my job easy! So I’m going to let her take it from here and tell you her story:
I discovered I wanted to be an actress when I was only 7. I told myself while watching a movie ‘I wish I could be an actress, it has to be so much fun’. Even though I had always been a shy girl, I tried it and loved it.
So, since that day I’ve been taking different kind of acting lessons, learning and having more confidence. For now, I’ve done some professional projects like “Sopa De Cabra – Cercles” Music video, “Big Band Clan – ep.2” (extra character), short films for cinema schools around Catalonia…
I love comedy, I’d like to consider myself a comedian. Seeing others laugh, being happy and enjoying my performance really fills my heart. But I also think that interpreting more intense characters makes you experiment hidden emotions and feel them, which it’s an amazing experience every time.
There is a big difference in acting on stage and in front of the camera. Right now, I’d say that I enjoy more acting on stage, it makes me feel more free to express myself and I can feel a connection with the public while I’m doing what I love to do, that’s magical to me and every performer, I guess.
When you perform live on stage you should be prepared because anything can happen on stage, from technical problems to going blank. On my opinion, experience will help you deal with it, just believe in yourself and don’t panic.
Since I was little, I’ve admired lots of different actors and performers. They inspire me to follow me dreams, work hard, be patient and do not give up. My biggest dream is to become a professional actress and be able to take part in a lot of different interesting projects. As well as being a cinema director and make my own work.
On the other hand, I’ve recently discovered I like singing, so I won’t discard exploring the world of music and songs.
Apart from this, one of my goals in life would also be to help people find happiness, and create an association for those who need help.
Growing up is helping me to discover what life is; I’ve learned that hard work is the key of success. Never give up, life will take you to a lot of unexpected problems and challenges but remember that what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger, don’t lose focus.
If you want to be a public character, you have to know that there will always be people who laugh at you, want to put you down and say bad stuff about you, those are who we call ‘haters’. Stay strong, don’t listen to them because they don’t even know what they say, don’t you ever let them change your way of living life. Be you and believe in yourself.
Spread good vibes and only listen to people who show love.
Don’t judge yourself, there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Since I’m Spanish, my accent when I speak English might sound very different from others. Although some may think the opposite, this is not a thing to be ashamed of, I like it.
I’d really appreciate if you all could check out my YouTube channel where I basically post acting videos (comedy, drama…) and videos with motivational messages. Your support is amazing.
It would mean a lot if you could join my journey, so we could share experiences together.
That’s a Wrap!
Let me end with an encouragement for you Sara (and a cheeky wee sibling promotion!). When my brother Phil was your age, we were making home-made fantasy films with our mini DV camcorder. Little did we know that in 2016 we would be completing our first fantasy feature film and discussion international distribution! (That’s The Gael King if you want to check it out).
You have considerably more skill now than we did then. Keep working hard, never lose that wonderful positive energy that you have, and the sky’s the limit for you!
Be sure to support this amazing young lady on her exciting journey: