Hi, I’m Alexus Mercedes and I am looking to expand my horizons and create a better future for myself by taking the next big step to become an actress. Performing is my passion, it’s when I feel most at home and happiest. I am hoping that in reading this letter you may find it in your heart to help me in achieving my dreams.
Life has a funny way of testing our limits, unfortunately I have had health problems along with anxiety and depression which has been my challenge. To overcome these challenges I began performing, signing, and acting, mostly on the internet thus far though I have had the pleasure of singing at the Mount Baker theatre here in Bellingham, Wa. Performing has given me a place to escape to, a place of solace where nothing else in the world matters and I can express myself. .
With encouragement and support from those close to me I have decided that I am ready to take this next leap in my acting career, finding an agent. In my search for a good fit I first found that many of the largest talent agencies made me feel like a grain of sand in the desert, with hundreds of clients and little guarantee for work this was clearly not the right place for me. Eventually I found Talent Inc, this agency feels right, they support their talent, they are more personal and they are excited to have me as a client
The agency I am looking at working with holds classes to train their clients about the industry from behind the scenes to the best way to pose for the camera. They provide comprehensive 1-on-1 training with agents, managers, and casting directors on how to handle PR, and auditions, how to take directions and they will help me in refining my skills to adapt them from the stage to the screen. After the classes are completed they will be taking me to attend a talent showcase in Orlando, Florida which brings agents, casting directors, managers and more from all around the world, to scout talent. I am excited for the opportunity this provides as this has been my dream as long as I can remember.
Unfortunately due to Covid and my various health problems it is hard for me to hold a 9-5 job and while my wonderful husband supports us in our everyday finances, this is something I wanted to do on my own. Considering the current economic situation for many people, I understand that it may not be possible for everyone to donate. However, every penny counts and every penny is greatly appreciated. I have set up a go fund me to crowd source the funds I need in order to move forward with this, $4,500 for my classes, travel to and from Orlando, nicer clothes for audition, and to help with some of my doctors bills.