The 10-year-old actress presents sound reasons to support independent filmmakers
In an exclusive interview seen on YouTube, Central PA child actress Rory Ogden discusses the soon-to-be-released film Just a Kid. It also reveals the challenges that many independent filmmakers face, as well as the need for fundraising campaigns.
In Just a Kid, Ogden, who resides in Hershey, PA, portrays Julie, a desperate young girl who goes to great lengths to ease her brother's pain after his breakup with an ex-girlfriend. There is currently a Kickstarter campaign to garner financial contributions to complete the film, which was shot in New Jersey. The monies obtained will be used entirely for that purpose and to submit it to film festivals across the country.
Ogden is becoming somewhat of a local celebrity. In the past six months, she has been seen in three films, including Just a Kid. In the film Letters, she plays the friend of a playmate whose mother suffers a miscarriage. The youngsters set on a series of incidences to help the mom cope with her tragic loss. In the short film The Patient, filmed exclusively in Harrisburg, PA, Ogden is seen as a young mental patient who lives in an institution.
She has also been featured in two series on the NBC network: Deception starring Meagan Goode; and Do No Harm starring Steven Pasquale and Phylicia Rashad.
In addition to acting, the 10-year-old also plays the violin, sings with the Hershey Honors Chorus and plays field hockey.
For more information regarding this campaign, log onto http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1299292721/just-a-kid-a-short-film?ref=live
Rory Ogden's YouTube interview can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsvDt0E9UrY.