New adventures with presenting :) 2016 & onwards

A week ago, I attended a course I had dreamt of for a while: TV presenting training with TV academy in Pinewood Studios. I love being creative, and MUSIC will always stay & have a special place in my life. Acting is a big love too, but sadly due to my French / Polish background, I only got to be cast as lovers, cleaners, prostitutes or other country stereotypes. A few years ago I discovered how much I love travelling, and so, going back to my journalist background, I have for long thought of learning more about working as TV presenter to meet incredible people from all around the world & e.g. film a series around my one more love: TEA :). I worked as a presenter before, but tt was amazing to meet fellow presenters, including Finnish documentary maker Iris Olsson (see below), and hone our skills together . It was hard work, especially as I was suffering from a nasty cold, but also great fun to practice writing scripts, learning all the ins and out of the studio, and working with the camera. I simply cannot wait to share with you the end result – my final presenter showreel.     I hope the training will help me experience adventures all around our beautiful planet & visit places I have not even heard of! Stay tuned and cross fingers 🙂...

Acting & meetings with fellow creative souls :)

Acting was my first stage love, and it is still very dear to my heart 🙂 Music came later and my songs are my dearest ‘ babies’ but I still love working as an actress on various creative projects. Last night I was honoured to take part in an amazing acting workshop with a Casting Director Lucy Rands. Unfortunately I could only learn my lines for the scene I was selected for on the train to the very workshop, but thanks to having good memory, I managed to memorize all in just under an hour & perform the material with another actress.  It was incredible to be told afterwards, by several of the fellow actors who took part in the workshop, that according to them, I was “one of the best & I delivered the scene very well”. I was nearly sure that due to lack of time and preparation I would simply… run away & not show up, but I am very happy to report that hard work & courage paid off! The scene was difficult and challenging (I hated my character a bit! 🙂 )  but I tried my best & was truly delighted & humbled by comments I received. And it looks like I will work on an incredible project soon with one of new friends I met!   If you would like to see me act, have a look at my showreel below 🙂 Fingers crossed for more work very soon! With hugs x M http://planetmaja.com/actress/  ...