This Weeks Thoughts

Screen Shot 2018-08-18 at 16.05.19My mission as an Actress and owner of two entertainment companies is to inspire those who are going through, or have faced adversity. To change perception and change judgmental mind frames. Change is a natural constant in life, the weather, the seasons, the date, your age, look. Some of this you have control over, and some you don’t. As an actor you have to notice the changes in society, you also have to notice what isn’t changing and needs to and that is when you have to be the change.

I feel very strongly that anyone should have a chance to be successful (what ever that means to them) and that the only obstacles they should face are the usual discrepancies life throws at us. Being a certain ethnicity, a certain weight, having a disability should not be a problem for the industry, being different is the new ‘normal’. There are enough challenges as there is, being YOURSELF should not be another.

This mission is my calling, as I persist I will succeed.

#AllIn #Inclusion #NoSuchThingAsNormal #BeTheChange

Poem Of The Week By Paul Zetter

Life is a game we are all born to play
A throw of the dice at the start of each day
A quest for the dream that we long to fulfil
It is there to be won and we know that we will.

The Years will roll on by
As the years always do
We will cherish our memories
And the loved ones we knew.

And look back to yesterday
Pointing the way
Then think of tomorrow
But live for today.

We must play our own game
As we travel along
And live on our hopes
And hope we’re not wrong.

We will find our true love
As we go on our way
And the glory of life
At the end of the day.

Dreams,Demons and determination..

Is all about the D today.. .(not to be misconstrued)..

So we all have Dreams we all have determination – but of course we all have demons, and we can either let them ruin our dreams or make us more determined to get to the dream, Also maybe leading us through unexpected routes of getting to them.

I have a good example of this, when I was going through a difficult time mentally and physically and I felt like my main dream of being a successful working, talented actress was slipping away and fading, it was a demon, I was constantly feeling sorry for myself, feeling crap, dwelling on a recent but tricky past and dwelling on what was not happening and what should be. This lead me to find other ways of trying to reach where I needed to be. Someone told me to go and find a way of serving others and while you wait to get the chance to do it through story telling.

I am and always have been very interested in casting, writing, producing ect.. Everything that goes on behind camera – so I went in search of a extra corner to my funnily shaped, not so well rounded but confusing self – so I could serve.

I applied for multiple casting assistant jobs, runner work, entertainment PA jobs ect.. and eventually went and got a super intern spot with Imperium. I loved it! it shortly lead to a full time thing and I was allowed to build a really cool client list of children of all ages. It grew and grew and keeps growing and so dose my love for the kids. I love working flat out, pushing as hard as I can for my little ones, it pays off and they all started and have not stopped booking amazing work. Its continues to push, challenge and inspire me. My love for this industry and all the people I  meet in it grows daily. The demons we face as individuals – A few of mine consist of self doubt, overthinking, poor health and lack of confidence still challenge me everyday but I have started to realise they are all part of a much bigger picture and makes the determination stronger and the dreams founder – even more reachable and even adds other dreams along the way – leading to ways of getting to the original dreams through the unexpected. (got to be funner right  -when things don’t go to plan!?)

Really the actor is just the tiniest part in the puzzle. Without the manager you may not have the right agent who would not have got you to have been seen by the casting director, who will not have got you through to the director or/and producer who would not have put you in there work, which could not have been written without the written, you could not have looked the part with out the wiggles and all at costume and make-up, without the sound guys you will not have been heard and with out the camera crew you would not have been seen, without the direction it would not have worked, without the investors none of this would be happening, without the guys at post production this would never of been finished and with out the fellow other actors… (this could go on forever but you get my gist). Basically there are so many people that work incredibly hard to make something happen and everyone has their own individual dreams.

I think what I wanted to really get to is that it is so easy to get so wrapped up in our on little world and just think about us that one tiny piece that goes in the puzzle, and yes of course we are important to think about yourself but it is also so important not to forget the others – to support and be understanding that everyone has just about the same distance to travel as you do even though the  journey is going to be completely different.

Everyone has dreams, determination.. and demons. The ones who win are the ones who use the demons as fuel.

 

Time for number 2.. no poo puns involved just yet – roll on the explanation..

So this title leads me to a very special lady who introduced me to my first taste of what good acting actually feels like and opened my mind to a extraordinary way of thinking. ‘Own your Sh<3t' was one of the first ever straight acting classes I took with a inspiring woman Ewa Kolodziejska.
She made makes you realise that what you send out to the universe you get back, its amazing what happens when you change the way you think about situations and people, if you listen more, if you loose self awareness and if you capture and express the right energy you end up in the right places.. and you start to even get free stuff.. honestly.. try it!!
but also that confidence really is key. in everything you do. This amazing person is writing/has written a book that I can't wait to get my hands on and give to a load of people, the more people that can get there heads around the things that Ewa teaches could really be world changing.
Understanding people takes openness and is something to be practiced daily and its only possible if you loose that self awareness. And when you do you pick up on so many wonderful honest moments that allows the art of acting to be the most powerful it possibly can. telling other peoples stories is a huggeee responsibility, I don't think there is a specific technique to acting its what ever works for the individual. its different for everyone, but what ever it is for the individual it never stops being a evolving matter.
I originally signed up to Ewa class because the title make me giggle.. the main reason being that through out the journey of health problems my life literally revolved around sh<3t.. everything happens for a reason right so with out all my sh<3t I would not have found Ewa, the class, the incredible people you meet every time you go (I have made a few of my most closet friends in that class) I also may not have even have carried on pursuing my acting career…
Things happen for reasons and I think this is just one of many situations that backs that up.. sometimes things seem so difficult and unfair at times but one day it will makes sense.. I think the universe has a wonderful but difficult way of putting people in the right places..

Crazy Keely Cat life.. FIRST BLOG!!

Hellooo!
welcome to having a sneak peek of what happens to me.. the ups the downs the ugly to beauty, exploring life and everything it has to offer as I chase my dreams.

firstly before I start I am extremely bad at spelling and all things languagie.. so if you are after a well written perfectly correct read id maybe pass this one.. having said that if you love correcting grammar you will be in your element.

so who am I and whats this all about.. my name is Keely Cat-Wells and I am a Actress and Talent agent. I love everything to do with the Arts. I grew up on a farm in Sussex and had the most beautiful childhood with the most incredible Grandpa who remains to be my biggest inspiration along with my hero, superstar of a mum, he and she are going to be having blog posts, actually probably a few just about them. – I look back and can only think of smiles, freedom and happiness – except when it comes to school.. I think that is for a whole seperate blog post! :0 on the farm I was constantly surrounded by animals, hard working people (I think this has stayed with me all my life and is always in my subconscious making me the hard worker I am today) I was a comeptive horse rider from a young age and at the age of about 12 was determined I was going to be a jockey – but I attended a theatre class and I was hooked.. the bug was caught – I started off with stagecoach every saterday then slowly making it to bigger things and the natural progression started with going to a big theatre group Songtime, extra lessons, making and writing things myself.. this was a fast paced huge new world and I was by far the smallest, quietest (at first!) (before they got to know me!) person there. I used to be so (actually I still am) the most shyest, self conscious person.. I even used to cry and be scared to leave my adoring mum before every session even though I loved every minute of the classes, we suffer for are Art right!?. my first jobs were pantos then started auditioning for major tv roles after gaining a place on a wonderful agency.
so that was it from that this was going to be my career.
after many trials and tribulations I moved to London at 16 and stared at a dance academy. – 2 years in I started to get unwell and I cut a veryyyyyyyyy long story short ended up having 8 operations during my final year. I got better slowly with some permanent implications mentally and physically (also made for a seperate blog post) and found my way to straight acting again.. I still dance and I still LOVE it but my career is to be a actress.
living In London I have made some incredible connections and done some crazy and cool jobs. I am currently working as a Children’s Talent Agent while auditioning and looking into moving to LA to pursue my acting, and have a special lot of kids on my books – who I totally believe in and I love the trill of thinking I am helping introduce them to this fantastic industry – the job like any thing dose not come with out its difficulties but its an amazing thing to do and I gain so much from it – as I hope some do my kids.. who I literally feel so attached to.. like they are my real kids, I am a huge believer in people doing jobs that they enjoy and that really is the only way to have a fun, and most successful life – if everybody enjoyed what they did think of how different the world would be!? anyway that is also another title for another blog post!

I can’t wait to be sharing my journey with you and hopefully giving you something that will male oyu smile.. because really life just all about that SMILE. I give you one from me right now. now go pass it on.

Keely Cat Kisses
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