“I think the hardest thing, and I’ve noticed this with a lot of female filmmakers, is that we feel like we have our fingers in so many pots. We’re actors/directors/writers/producers and so it’s like the hardest thing is like narrowing it down to, what can I focus on right now!”
Welcome back to Nothing Shines Like Dirt, Episode 62. Elise and Lesley sit down with ACTOR/FILMMAKER Lauren Chavez-Myers. They discuss her feature film DEAD BILLY on Amazon Prime, New Mexico TV/Film scene, and community.
ROOM of REQ PRODUCTIONS
Lauren Chavez-Myers is a Burqueña, actor, and filmmaker who grew up in the Land of Enchantment. Chavez-Myers received her BFA in Theatre Performance from Chapman University and spent 8 years working in professional film, television, and theatre in New Mexico. As an actor, her recent credits include "12 Strong," "Only the Brave," "The Space Between Us," "Better Call Saul," and WGN’s "Manhattan." She’s the co-creator, executive producer, and star of the psychological thriller "Dead Billy," now available on VOD, and served as a company member and Director of Media & Marketing with Duke City Repertory Theatre for five years. Chavez-Myers has written, produced, and directed several award-winning shorts through her production company, Room of Req Productions, and currently has several projects in development. She loves discussing all things related to Harry Potter, ferrets, and Art History, and resides in Los Angeles with her filmmaker husband Rick and their filmmaker-in-training pup, Marty McFly.