We have been blessed to meet and work with some amazing, multitalented young actors. One of those is Brianna Hope Beaton, a Florida-based actress, writer, and reporter who plays a speech contestant in Providence.
When did you first develop an interest in acting?
I was about 9 years old. I was asked to do a PSA. It supported the organization, Give A Kid A Backpack. This PSA aired in the Epic Theaters across Florida right before all feature presentations on a one year run. You can say I started on the big screen. From this experience, I knew I wanted to continue acting.
What was your first Film/TV role?
First film role is that of a middle school student in the film Snap. It’s a short film about bullying.
What Movie/TV projects have you been involved in?
Film projects include Providence, North Charleston Fire Museum, Snap, Time and Lemonade Stand. TV projects include The Outsiders Club, 24Flix, HDNet Movies and voice over work for Sea World.
Tell us about your experiences with being a reporter for Kids First.
KIDS FIRST! is an amazing organization that promotes healthy children’s media. I’ve been so fortunate to have an involvement in this organization for going on four years and absolutely love it. I wanted to get involved as I thought it would be a great experience. I was looking to enhance my writing and on camera presentation skills. To have the opportunity to interview directors, producers, celebrities, and other talent involved in the TV/Film industry would help me with my shyness and nervousness. Needless to say, I was able to improve all of this and so much more. Having the ability to warn parents and children about film content from a kid’s point of view is so valuable. It gives them the ability to make right choices. I’ve gotten so much from being a KIDS FIRST! Film Critic. It has provided me with skill sets that will last a life time. Ms. Ranny who is the Founder of KIDS FIRST is my mentor and I’ve have made so many friends around the country. Who knew from being a KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, I would have one of my quotes on the back of the DVD Mom’s Night Out, having the chance to appear on the National Syndicate TV show, The Daily Buzz, interview so many great celebrities, and host a radio show, KIDS FIRST! Coming Attractions, the #1 rated weekly radio show on the Voice America Kids Channel with more than 100,000 listeners monthly. I absolutely enjoy being with this organization and very grateful for the opportunity.
Tell us about your work with 24 Flix.
Working with 24Flix has also been amazing. 24Flix is the home of wholesome entertainment and news. With 24/7 live Television, On Demand Movies, Documentaries and TV Shows and the latest in news, sports and entertainment. I just started working with them almost one year and I co-host the monthly/yearly music countdown. In addition, I get the chance to volunteer at the yearly International Christian Film Festival. This is one of the largest Christian Film Festivals in the world. Their goal is to help filmmakers get to the next level. The festival is the premier choice for faith-based, family-friendly films and documentaries. I thoroughly enjoyed it earlier this year and looking forward to it next year.
Who are some of the people you’ve met as a result of your work with 24 Flix and Kids First?
Wow! Being involved with KIDS FIRST! I have the opportunity to meet/interview tons of great people in person such as NBA Star Kevin Durant, Actors/Actresses, Ann Hathaway, Ester Dean, Bella Thorn, Zendaya, Debby Ryan, Austin & Ally, The McClain Sisters, Jim Belushi, Robert Belushi, Jake T. Austin (Wizard of Waverly Place), Taylor Grey, and Brandon T. Jackson. I have also interviewed COO/EVP @ Blue Sky Studio, Brian Keane and Rio 2 Producers, John C. Donkin and Bruce Anderson and also Executive Producer Don Hahn of Disney Nature Chimpanzee. With 24Flix I had the opportunity to have a sit down interview with Stephen Baldwin which was amazing!!
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are to finish high school in about two years. I am aiming for the Dean’s List. In regards to my acting career, continue to grow in my craft with acting classes, learn as much as I can and learn something new every day that I do not already know. I plan to attend college for Culinary and continue with my acting. One day I will open up a successful restaurant and be an award winning actress.
I give God all the glory in everything that he has blessed me with thus far. I can truly say that with God all things are possible. Thanks to my wonderful parents, Gregory and Faith Beaton for all their love and support through this journey.