We had the good fortune of connecting with Amy Curtis and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Amy, we’d love to hear more about your end-goal, professionally.
My end goal is simply to have film and tv acting as my only avenue for sustainable income. Of course, I have lists of things I want to accomplish in my career, I want to be in a Marvel movie, do a romantic comedy, a crime show, a sitcom… all those great things. But, ultimately, my goal isn’t to reach a certain status of fame or fortune, but to just be able to work doing what I love only and that’s it.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I say what sets me apart from many others is that I am not trying to finesse my way to the top. I find creative ways to connect with people on real levels, getting to know them and letting them get to know me. I don’t try and force my way into doors, but I have found that when building real relationships in the film and acting community, people see that and want to work with you. I truly don’t have a tremendous amount of work under my belt yet, and that’s okay. Recently, I am most proud of getting signed to Pastorini-Bosby Talent agency over the winter break. I think this was so fulfilling because it wasn’t easy. I had auditioned for them once before at the end of my senior year of high school and didn’t get in. I thought at this point in time that I knew everything I needed to know to be successful in acting as if I could move out to LA right then and there. It was humbling to know that I didn’t know everything. I’ve learned that I still have so much to learn and that’s a good thing! Through the last three years studying acting for my BFA at UH I have grown so much in my craft and gotten opportunities to work with media production students next door at Valenti doing short films, like “This Is Real Life” which came out in April 2021. I want the world to know that how you treat people along the way matters. I care about people so much. Being intentional in making genuine connections in ANYTHING you do, career-driven or not, not only positively affects others in a way we can never fully see, but also positively affects your attitude and outlook on life daily.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of my favorite spots in Houston is Day Six Coffee Shop, downtown. It features a lot of black artists’ work, paintings, and books that you could look at for hours. They also have open mic poetry nights and acoustic circles every Saturday night hosted by the Newstonian

https://www.instagram.com/the_newstonian/ . I would also probably take them to the Museum of Natural Science, which was one of my favorite places to visit growing up. Other than that, maybe just bike around the Houston bike paths that go through Buffalo Bayou Park, past the aquarium, and to Herman Park.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate this shout-out to my family, they have always supported and uplifted me in pursuing acting, they’ve never once discouraged or dismissed it as a career path for me. I would also like to dedicate it to Houston Younglife College which has been a second family for me in college, the community there helps keep me going when I’m running on empty and are my biggest hype people.

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Marcus Agustin, Harry Vu, Marcus Limm

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