Hi, I’m Alicia!
Who are the FIF MENTORS?
The FIF MENTORS have been through the FIF Craft Certification program, and now are FULL time in the film industry. They are always working on set.
FIF Mentor Alicia completed the FIF Craft Certification program, and is now dominating the film industry. Before she did the mentorship program, she was trying to get into the film industry, just like you!
The FIF Mentors are popping in to help you and answer questions, but keep in mind, we are doing this for FREE. We are on 14 hour/day shoots ourselves during this training so we will help you when we can.
The FIF Mentors are here to show you the incredible program that Friends in Film is, and you can see that it leads directly to people working in the film industry FULL TIME.
SHOWS & FEATURES I HAVE RECENTLY WORKED ON:
“Showtime’s A Season With Navy Football”
“Texas Flip ’N Move”
“Ride On The Road”
“Horses and Horsepower”
“Real Housewives of Dallas”
Commercials: Wyoming Lottery, Neiman Marcus, Toyota, Mattressfirm.
Alicia has worked as a DP, camera assistant, grip, and sound mixer.
MY LIFE BEFORE THE FIF CRAFT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM:
Before the FIF program I was struggling to figure out what I wanted to do in the industry. I had moved to Texas after receiving my degree in Biological Sciences and was working in Finance. After 2 years of hating my job and where I was in life I decided to make some changes. I quit my corporate finance job to become an actor but needed to make money and connections. I didn’t know where to start, what to do and my savings was being depleted quickly. I was stressed, unmotivated and lost. Living in Dallas, I thought I would need to move to a larger market to make a living. Then I found this awesome woman (Janet) speaking about how I could have a successful career in film with no previous experience and without having to go to film school.
MY LIFE NOW!
I started FIF in August of 2015 and within 2 months I was on a feature film making over $300/day. Nothing I do could have been possible without Janet’s help and guidance. Now I make 100% of my income from the film industry here in Texas working as a camera assistant, camera operator and drone operator. The bulk of my work comes from commercials and corporate videos. I travel over 50% of the year. The most memorable trip was in February 2017 when I was paid to go to Hawaii as a camera operator! I am one of a handful of women that work in the camera department in Dallas. I served on the Women In Film Dallas Board of Directors in 2017 and produced a Public Service Announcement. My work on the board and within the organization lead to my election as the 2018 WIF Dallas Vice President. Every day I learn something new and absolutely love what I do. I’m excited to work and have found my passion. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, especially if you are starting out in a smaller market (i.e. outside of NY, LA or Atlanta).
Here, I am with my luggage and we were traveling to Ruidoso, NM for a show called “Ride on the Road”. I was one of three camera operators on this project but the only one in the plane:
ALICIA ON SET!