2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

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England’s own Alon Bentley

Alon Bentley

Alon Bentley

Alon Bentley is an established performing artist that was born in Northampton, England. His parents are well known in their field, his dad was former band manager Graham Bentley and his mother is a successful author. His parent’s background was most likely the reason that he was introduced to music and why he loves being a performing artist today. Alon started his career by focusing on making his own music and perfecting his ‘art’ through endless practice as somewhat of a perfectionist.

Over time he has grown to become an expert in various arts and has been part of many successful projects. This includes, feature films, music videos, bands, television and even radio. Alon first performed as part of an acoustic duo named ‘Obvious Reasons’ well over a decade ago. If you ask Alon he will tell you that from the very beginning he wanted to create his own brand whether that is in music, acting or in production behind the camera. Of course he has people that he idolises but he would much rather be known as the first of his kind, rather than the next “insert name here”!

After releasing music and touring for years, in a newly rocked up five piece band, Alon then turned his attention to acting. He trained in a number of England’s elite drama schools but prefers to cite his life experiences as the crucial part of his self-discovery as a performing artist. Alon Bentley is always looking to grow as an individual and as an artist by setting himself several career goals. 2015 will see the small screen debut of his written work when his sitcom ‘Sex, Drugs and Veggie Springs Rolls’ airs in the UK. He is also working on a treatment for the Sci-fi channel in the US and plans on moving to LA in the near future. Many exciting opportunities undoubtedly await him. This is one talented Brit, potentially set for international super stardom!

A huge future awaits Shea Kimpton-Brown

Shining star Shea Kimpton-Brown

Shining star Shea Kimpton-Brown

When it comes to having a knack for acting, Shea Kimpton-Brown is the doppelganger of her younger sister Summer Kimpton-Brown. The 12-year old English actress began her career in performing arts and modeling, and following in her sister’s footsteps, soon got into acting.

As Shea looked natural in her modeling photographs, her mother sensed that her elder daughter could try acting as well. She took her to London’s Celebrity Talent Academy where Shea watched her sister act, and decided she could do it too, joining the academy thereafter. With them she has played roles such as Pepper in Annie The Musical, Patrice in 13 The Musical, Young Eponine in Les Mis, Susan Pevensie in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Jemima in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Mary in The Secret Garden. It wasn’t long before she was discovered by the US-based talent agency, Talent INC. and is currently training via Skype with Gray’s studio in LA.

When it comes to modeling, Shea gets inspirations from Cara Devlin. As for her acting roles models, she is greatly inspired by Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence. When asked about her favorite male stars, Shea expressed interest to act opposite Zac Effron and Robert Pattinson as she can learn so much from these versatile actors. She will be seen with her sister in the TV series The Good Guys Club, which is currently in pre-production & to be aired in 2015.

As for her future plans she looks forward to work on commercial prints in LA and New York, while at the same time make her mom and dad proud through her acting skills. She suggests newcomers let their personality shine by overcoming their nerves and carefully listening to producers or photographers.

Nine year old British actress Summer Kimpton-Brown headed to Hollywood

Little cutie-Summer Kimpton=Brown

Little cutie-Summer Kimpton=Brown

Having manifested her immense talent through her performances in various musicals such as: Annie in the musical of the same name, Kendra in 13 The Musical, Cosette in Les Mis, Lucy Pevensie in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Jane in Mary Poppins, and Verucca in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, the 9-year-old Summer Kimpton-Brown convinced her mother to call London’s Celebrity Talent Academy so she may enter into films and TV.

While auditioning at the academy it didn’t come as a surprise when she, rife with confidence, said all her lines without needing the paper. After being trained in a number of acting lessons, Summer had the opportunity to travel to America where she got introduced to several US acting agents through Talent INC. Through their support she acquired a number of prospective projects to work on in New York and LA.

More recently Summer has acted on the pilot episode of part comedy, part drama ‘Ramm’, a role which has been her favorite so far. As for her upcoming projects, she is highly optimistic about her future performance in the TV series ‘The Good Guys Club’ currently in pre-production to be aired in 2015.

Summer gets her acting inspiration from the performances of Angelina Jolie and Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz, and wants to imbibe their flair and versatility into her own work, but most importantly she keeps thanking her mother, who has been supportive from the very beginning.

In addition to her suggestion of improvising whenever the situation calls for it and to totally “be yourself” when acting, she also says “Be confident and enjoy your work, you’ll rise and shine”, when addressing all new comers.