Guest Speaker Ciara Flynn – 2016
Ciara Flynn began acting in Austin, TX at the age of 12 when she dragged her parents to a local youth theatre program. It took one excellent director and only 10 minutes on stage for her to decide to commit her life to the craft. Beginning with an education in performing Shakespeare, she quickly became interested in the subtlety and breadth of creativity found in film. Before leaving Texas, Ciara filmed the lead role in “Lumberjack Man”, a horror comedy, alongside Michael Madsen and Adam Sessler for After Dark Films.
Since moving to Los Angeles, she has appeared in two films on Lifetime Network (“Online Abduction” and most recently, “Honeymoon From Hell”), several music videos including one that aired on MTV UK, and countless short films and online series. While acting is her primary focus, she also works frequently as an art director, helping to realize creative visions on set. Currently, she is preparing to act in a new drama series distributed on Amazon Prime, “Private Sales”, and is co-writing a short film slated for next year with director Matt Walker.