All posts tagged: Apolonia Davalos

Woman In Film: Why I’m An Actress and Filmmaker

  I am a woman of and in film! What does this mean to me? I live, breathe, and think film in all that I do. It means that potentially working 12 to 16 hour for days, back-to-back, actually excites me and gets me up in the morning. It means that every second of the day, amidst my many tasks at hand, I’m concocting stories to bring to life through the silver screen (and developing the team to execute it). Why film? Reason One: because I’m a visual learner. And I know I’m not the only one!  (Laughs) Why film? Reason Two: because I can exercise more than one skill at a time. (I’ll give you a specific example shortly.) Furthermore, the community of talents that are collectively of the same mind in bringing a single concept to fruition is extraordinary—an intricate, complex, and beautiful 3-D puzzle made up of abundant pieces and moving parts coming together to achieve and complete an original and exclusive image! There is nothing like it, for all walks of …

Actor Scoop ~ Interview with Steve Alberts

Remember the short film, Children of War, by writer, producer, and director, Apolonia Davalos (read the TBAP review here)? I t was a lovely movie, and after having the privilege of privately viewing this movie, the lead actor, Steve Alberts is with us today! Follow our chat below and learn more about this talented gentleman! Miranda ~ Hello Steve! Thank you for visiting TBAP today. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Steve  ~ I’m 71 years old, married, and I have 3 children and 11 grandchildren. I love to hunt, fish, carve wood, play golf, and be creative.  I am pleased that God gave me a West Virginia heritage, raised me in the Appalachian Mountains, and gave me a love for the people of West Virginia.  I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree from WVU, and, I love my WVU Mountaineer sports teams. Also, I treasure my family and friends. Miranda ~  Are you a Christian? If so, when did you first become one? Tell us your story. 
 Steve  ~ I became a …

Movie Review ~ Children of War

Movie banner Category Short Film/Inspirational Genre Drama/Romance Rating 3.5 Stars Review This movie is beautifully far more complex than the simple story it presents! It shows the richness and pride in culture, heritage and family, while telling a tale of love, forgiveness, failure, redemption and healing. War, West Virginia, is a place that appears to have been forgotten, but not by its folks who are proud of its history and contribution to America. It is quite refreshing that it was set there, rather than in a big city, showing the goodness of a town left behind in ruins after so much positive input from it, into the lives of its people and America as a whole. The Children of War aims to tell not just a love and family story, but one of pride that comes from culture and heritage. My only regret is that it’s a short film without the length to further develop this unique story and explore its charming setting—rocky mountains, quiet ponds, and a whole lot more! As for the dialog/scenes, there …

Join These Authors/Actors/Alliances in TBAP’s 2016 Easter Fiesta!

Hello Folks! I’m happy to invite you to TBAP’s 2016 Easter Fiesta! it’s going to be lots of fun! About the Event TBAP’s Easter Fiesta is a social media event where the professionals of the literary and the entertainment industries give back to the audience that has supported them over time, by chatting with the audience that will appear on TBAP’s social media on a set date/time. For 2016, it’s TBAP’s Facebook! The professionals are drawn from the categories: authors/actors/alliances/music artists. it begins March 17th through 27th. I’ll be your host! Meet the Guests! 1.  Award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston, Winds of Change, and Heart of San Francisco series, Julie Lessman was named American Christian Fiction Writers 2009 Debut Author of the Year and has garnered 17 Romance Writers of America and other awards. Voted #1 Romance Author of the year in Family Fiction magazine’s 2012 and 2011 Readers Choice Awards, Julie was also named on Booklist’s 2010 Top 10 Inspirational Fiction and Borders Best Fiction list. One of her most recent novels, …

Interview ~ Actress & Producer, Apolonia Davalos

About two weeks back, I interviewed Filmmaker, Sharon Wilharm, writer and director of the movie, The Good Book. A week later, I reviewed the movie. Today, I’m honored to interview Apolonia Davalos, the lead actress of the The Good Book, and a movie producer in her own right. Join us below!  Miranda ~ Hello Apolonia! Glad to have you at To Be A Person today! Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Apolonia: I’m honored to be featured on To Be A Person! Thank you for welcoming me! I was born in Fairbanks, AK. I am the daughter of an Air Force Veteran, my Mother, who is my hero, guardian angel, and teacher of life. I’m the middle child who gets the best of both worlds of being the younger and older sister. Growing up, every two years our humble family (me, my mother, and my two sisters) relocated to a new area where we were called to serve our country, our community, and our church (Mom taught us that families serve). I am …