Area of filmmaking: Acting, Screenwriting
I wouldn’t be honest if I said I’m not nervous! But more than anything, I am genuinely and incredibly honored, thrilled, and eager to connect with peers, hone my craft, and grow as a black filmmaker through this program.
I’m Starr Rivers, a 21 year old actress and writer from Kyle, TX, a suburb right outside of Austin, TX. I recently graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies and a minor in Mass Communication. Growing up, I gained a passion for writing and theatre. I realized that no matter what medium/outlet it was, I loved to entertain and tell stories. Growing up as a young black woman, I yearned for more representation of people who looked like me in the entertainment industry after all, that was my dream career, too. My dream now is to continue to write stories that humanize people of color, women, and other marginalized groups, as well as portray characters that little black girls can see themselves in.