• Natasha Ofili

MATHER will always be a part of my heart.

10 days in the middle of a desert (Coyote Dry Lake) away from the world. Nothing can be seen for miles and miles away. We were isolated. Under the dark sky, cold nights, some heat waves sunsets, and violet winds. All the cries, roller coaster of emotions, lost love and acceptance. I survived them all behind the scenes of Mather.

During the production of Mather, I discovered a new meaning on elevating my skills as an actress. Our base camp hardly had any cellular service. Nothing was coming in or out. No social medias, texts, emails and etc. Because I was disconnected from the world, I grew a new branch of trust and confidence in my potential.

The silence of the desert made me appreciate the stars. Most importantly, the whole experience bought our crew and actors together to build this story. Our unifying passionate drive brought this beautiful authentic scenery on screen.

Mather will always be a part of my heart. I thank you for my growth, forcing me to step out of my comfort zone, and challenge me to be vulnerable. This was my first film where I shattered the wall of my vulnerability. This was also my first film where I embraced my confidence as an actor and knew this is my start of my new career change. There was no turning back.

Chase Burton, the director of this unique art story, pushed and pulled the rug from under me. Because of that, I was able to let myself go. Tears were streaming down my face and that moment I was reborn.

Watch this out of this world art short film: MATHER

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