Photo by Miles Orion Feldsott

Each year throngs of actors relocate to the wild wild west to take part in what could be known as the modern day Gold Rush:  the pursuit of golden statues and golden stars on Hollywood Blvd.  If they are at least half as lucky as they are talented, they’ll have a shot in hell.  But leaning on a good smile and a BFA will have the weak clicking their heels back home before their studio apartment lease expires. Successfully navigating the journey requires adapting a skill set rarely taught in theater school.  It’s a business.  It’s a game.  It’s a jungle out there.    Go hard or go home.  But on the road to Oscar there’s a lot of down time.  Be bold.  Be brave.  Be Blessed.  And good luck!   Photographer Miles Feld and actress Diarra Kilpatrick take to Griffith Park to learn how the strong survive…

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LEARN YOUR SURROUNDINGS…

KEEP YOUR WITS ABOUT YOU!…

BE CONFIDENT!…

DON’T BE AFRAID TO STEP OUT ON FAITH…

KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR WAYS TO CREATE YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES…

YOU CAN’T ALWAYS POUND THE PAVEMENT.  OPRAH SAYS IT BEST… TAKE TIME OUT TO “REMEMBER YOUR SPIRIT”…

TRUST YOUR ANIMAL INSTINCTS…

SOMETIMES ITS BETTER TO SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY A BIG STICK…

CLEAR YOUR OWN PATH TO SEPARATE FROM THE PACK…

KNOW WHEN ITS OKAY TO RELAX…

AND WHEN TO GET UP AND AT EM!…

BE POSITIVE!

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