After years of practically slamming my head against walls, trying to figure out how to “work hard enough” to succeed as an actress, a light switch went on in my head! What if I choose myself? So after pulling out of the rat race of being a struggling actress, I jumped into becoming a successful producer. I decided I wanted control over my career, and in just a few short years, the production company I formed www.mirrortreeproductions.com produced numerous short films, a 12 episode web series, and a feature film (distributed by Image Entertainment), all of which I star in. Voila- In turn I became a working actress. After finally thinking outside the box, and trying different things, I was able to make my dreams come true. Creating your own work is the key to success in the film industry! Actually it is the key to any industry!
Instead of chasing after the job you want, I say create the job you want!
Alexandra Boylan (Producer, Writer, Actor, Co-Founder Mustard Seed Entertainment and Mirror Tree Productions)
Alexandra is an award-winning filmmaker. MirrorTree Productions, has produced numerous feature films, including "Home Sweet Home" and "At Your Own Risk". Her company Mustard Seed Entertainment's film "Catching Faith" had a two year run on Netflix and was on the shelves of Wal-Mart. Her most recent film "Wish For Christmas" sold to Pure Flix Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Alexandra’s script "Switched" was awarded the winner of the Kiaros Pro MovieGuide award for best screenplay. She is the author of "Create Your Own Career in Hollywood: Advice from a struggling actress who became a successful producer" available in Kindle and print on Amazon, and is an active member of Woman in Film Los Angeles where she served on the WIF PSA Board. Alexandra co-collaborated on the book "Thriving in Hollywood!" for msinthebiz.com