We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Lynn Dawson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah Lynn, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I have always enjoyed acting, I asked my Mum to take me to ballet and dance classes and joined a community theatre when I was seven. The thrill of performing is something I love to this day. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic I’ve just participated in a live reading of Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters on Zoom with actors across the world. We raised money for charity and it was amazing to feel excited about performing again. Our actors were in six countries and our audience similarly disbursed. I felt really proud of what we achieved.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve always loved acting and producing goes hand in had with that. In addition to working on other peoples projects, I have my own productions that I am working on. Right now I am working on a sci-fi feature called Horizon which I wrote, which is about a NASA scientist who discovers something strange in her work, that leads to a deep discovery about herself. As a indie filmmaker you often end up doing a lot of things yourself. To that end I have Directed, Edited and Written on projects. I try not to do too much as that’s overwhelming. I always try to add as much value as I can to a production. On one film I was hired as an actress on, I introduced the Director to a PR firm I had previously worked with and they organized a large cast and crew screening. So that worked out really well. I’ve learned that you must keep going and stay positive.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well I would start with the beach. The California coast is amazing and we have many beautiful beaches here. Having dinner and watching the sunset is a perfect way to end a beach day. My pick would be Nobu Malibu. If they hadn’t been to LA before I would take them to Beverly Hills to see Rodeo Drive and Universal Studios and of course to see the Hollywood Sign. A yoga class would also be on the list, nothing better to de-stress and probably lunch at one of the Urth Caffes. I love their boba green tea. Then Lake Shrine is also on my list, such a special place to relax. Then on other days some shopping. I like the outdoor malls in particular, like The Grove. A hike is also on the list. Griffith Park has many beautiful trails and you can hike up to one of my favorite places in LA the Griffith Park Observatory. There is so much to do in this city and it always keeps me entertained!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Well there are a lot of people to thank. My parents, and grandparents, my family and my friends. I would like to thank The Actors Studio for my observership. My junior school teacher Miss Joy Freeman-Cotton for supporting and encouraging me. My Uncle Graham for introducing me to the books and courses of Tony Robbins and all the libraries where I have been able to read countless books from.
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