I recently did a silent short horror film called The State of Dreaming. Those of you who know me know that I’m a happy go lucky, plucky kid at heart, so this role was a bit of a challenge, but still very fun to play despite the dark subject matter!
Just having fun being hipster on a Sunday afternoon with one of my best friends 🙂
We all go through it!
I had so much fun being part of this project and meeting the talented YouTube community! Special thanks to YouTube Space LA for letting us film there 🙂 See if you can spot me!
I got to be a part of this really cool documentary called History of Cool! In the video, I play a few of my piano compositions and talk about why Roald Dahl and my mom are the bomb 🙂
What do you think is cool?
The best part of the holidays is spending time with the ones you love. Sending you Christmas cheer with an original music video to one of my favorite songs, L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole 🙂 Just a fun, super spontaneous video for the holidays with an extra side of cheesiness!
Thank you Erin Wu for inspiring and co-producing with me, Gene Nagata for the sparkling cinematography, Jerwyn Tiu for your unbelievably suave dancing and Philip Haro for your sultry voice and skillful guitar and ukulele playing. Merry Christmas and happy hohoholidays!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…
I had an awesome time collaborating with bona fide dancers Erin Wu and Jerwyn Tiu, and UCLA spring sing soloist Philip Haro this weekend on this cute little love story. A big thank you to Gene Nagata for doing such a fantabulous job shooting it!
…and my dream finally came true! Last week I worked with Dean Fleischer-Camp and Jenny Slate of Marcel The Shell With Shoes On fame on a Disney short. Can’t post any details yet but I’ll keep you all updated!
Photos by Fantasies Muse Photography
In all of my volunteer experience, I have found that helping others is infinitely more rewarding for the giver than the receiver. We humans are hard wired to help others; we are meant to live collaborative, compassionate lives. It’s what our hearts long to do and we are happiest when we help others. This past Friday, I had the privilege of attending the annual gala for Operation Smile and listening to some of the most selfless and happy people on earth speak. It was touching to hear their stories and stories of now grown adults who were helped by those very people. I was especially inspired by the story of the beggar in China who adopted a cleft lipped little girl he found in a box by a dumpster. He took her around to various hospitals to no avail until he stumbled upon a operation smile flyer. Following the address on the flyer, he brought the little girl there who received a free surgery that forever changed her life. He shared what little resources he had with her and changed her life for good. These people inspire me to be better in every little thing I do, to live for something greater than myself, to help, and to get in touch with my true humanity. I am so grateful for this reminder, this life, and everything I have.
What’s yours? Tell me on twitter @sarahho61 =)