Haley’s confidence and humor made her a standout during auditions, and her razor focus and commitment to her role saw her through a very demanding shoot. We’re looking forward to seeing what she does next… hopefully another film with us!

We sat her down a while back to talk about her experience shooting Avarice. Give it a watch and see for yourself; her infectious charm will get all up in your sinuses making you sneeze rainbow glitter. It’s awesome! We also asked her a few more questions outside the video about acting and her experience directing her first short film, Friends ‘Till the End.

How did you get into acting?

When I was 7, we were watching a movie in the living room. Once it was over, I told my Mom that I wanted to be on TV, and she found me some lessons. After that I started getting roles in independent film. Now, here I am.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever had to do for a role?

In the movie Avarice, I had to play 2 characters and interact with myself. It was really fun.

If you could travel back in time and be in any film, which one would you choose?

That one is hard but I think that it would be either Avatar; the Last Airbender or Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I love fantasy and Greek mythology. So, if I choose those two then I get both, plus I get to live it.

How was directing Friends ‘Till the End? Did it change your approach to acting?

When I was directing Friends’Till the End I saw what it was like from both sides. For an actor, there are 3 main factors that you need to worry about: memorizing, acting, and movement. For directing, there are a lot more. You have to worry about continuity, actors and more.

What advice would you give to other young women who want to get into acting?

The first step is to find a good teacher that teaches you the techniques and not just how to act for a particular script. Then, find an agent the really likes you. But most importantly, whatever you do, DON’T GIVE UP. I’ve auditioned for a lot of movies and didn’t get the roles. DON’T let the audition process effect you.

Thanks, Haley! Don’t forget us when you’re all famous and stuff!

Want more? Avarice director Rachel M Taylor shares her experiences working with Haley in 3 Tips for Directing Children. Plus, check out the trailers for some of the projects Haley has starred in:

Avarice:

Fresh Skweezed:

5 Dollars:

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Dan works out his social anxieties by producing and directing films. He's a proud New Mexican, and prefers green over red.

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