For those who didn’t see the film, please can you tell us what Park Life is about?
It’s about a girl called Amy and her boyfriend, Olly, who are having another argument on her birthday. This is the last straw for Amy, who is fed up with Olly’s lazy attempts at romantic birthday gifts. It’s about their story and what happens to them next, which is really unexpected.
Why did you want to be involved in this production?
There was someone at the college who was working on costume design, and I just happened to see a poster for it. I wasn’t having the best day, but thought to myself that I hadn’t been involved in a short film since my first year, so it would be an excellent opportunity. I didn’t expect to get it.
What attracted you to begin a career as an actor?
When I was younger, I didn’t do it at all, even though I wanted to. I was a bit scared of the judgment as I was a football player, so it’s like, you don’t do that kind of thing. After college, I didn’t know if I wanted to carry on with my education and do a degree.
My mum said to me why not try acting as I always wanted to do it. My sister went to Hereford College of Arts, so I thought I would meet with the tutors and see what they had to say, as I had no previous experience. The tutors here were willing to take me on to the Performing Arts degree course. I’m very grateful for this and ever since I have been throwing myself at every opportunity.
What’s next on the horizon for you?
I have my dissertation coming, but I will also audition for more projects. Probably lengthier films, as I have done short films for quite a while and I would like to challenge myself further.