Sarah’s song – a post-apocalyptic short about trauma and the struggle to face the vicious world – has just been selected by a horror film festival in Toronto, with Tsawwassen’s Sabrina Valana in the lead role.
A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York last year, the aspiring young actress plays teenage Sarah in the film which will debut at the Canadian horror film festival, Blood in the Snow, in November. next. .
The 21-year-old South Delta high school graduate says she’s thrilled to have landed the role and can’t wait to see where her thriving acting career takes her.
âI’m not one of those people who thinks ‘I want to get to Hollywood!’ If I could be on Broadway and act for the rest of my life, that would make me so happy. Just so that I can tell stories and work with other creators, other artists who live and breathe to tell stories or piece together someone else’s life, âsays Valana.
Having emerged from her âdreamâ school’s two-year program, she says she has learned so much about herself and what the world is like to be an artist.
âThey train you to be a human being who investigates what it means to be a human being,â she says.
Getting started in New York has been a dream for Sabrina since childhood, and she still remembers all the sirens and horns of the hectic city life vividly.
“I knew there were people who wanted to chase their dreams as hard as I did, [and they were] just like walking next to me, banging my elbows, being next to them – being in a place where people wanted something as hard as me, that made me do my best, âsays- she.
Valana thanks everyone close to her for supporting her in pursuing her dreams and says she is working with her agent to audition for as many opportunities as possible.
Sarah’s song has been accepted at multiple festivals, she says, but so far only the Blood in the Snow Film Festival selection has been announced on the film’s Instagram page at @sarahsong_film.
The film is slated for release on December 15 of this year, the IMDB webpage reads.