Damon dreams of New York stage

Artist calls for help to attend IMTA Convention

A STAR IS BORN: EL artist Damon Briceland is raising funds in the hope of attending the IMTA Convention in New York next year Picture: SUPPLIED

Aspiring young East London actor Damon Briceland recently returned from the 10th Annual International Arts Talent Showcase (IATS) held in Johannesburg.

Hosted by director of 33 and Me Talent Agency Elsubie Verlinden, the event was attended by more than 1,000 participants representing an assortment of performing arts disciplines.

Briceland was one of the few participants selected by world-renowned American IMTA talent scout Joey Hunter to represent SA at the International Modelling and Talent Association (IMTA) convention in July 2021, in New York, US.

“Since my debut role in a 2014 Port Rex Technical High School play directed by George
Mountjoy, I have had a burning passion for acting, so consider it an honour to have been chosen by such an esteemed person as Mr Hunter. Should I make it to New York, it will help me pursue my dream and I will also do my best to make SA proud,” Briceland said.

To attend, however, he needs to raise funds to ensure his dream of acting internationally comes to fruition.

“I have to secure an estimated R80,000, preferably before January 10 2021.

“That amount excludes flights but does include a comprehensive training and experiential
package that will be of benefit to my career.

“Of that total, a deposit of R7,500 needs to be paid by November 25.

“I would appreciate any assistance, no matter how big or small, to reach my goal.

“Even though I was selected to attend based on my audition, I will only truly qualify should  I raise that full amount. Monetary contributions are not deposited into my personal bank account as IMTA procedures have been established to ensure all funds are secure and allocated to the correct participant,” Briceland said.

IMTA provides unique opportunities for aspiring actors, models, dancers, singers and
songwriters to showcase their talents to top international casting directors as well as model
and talent agents who are looking for new faces.

It also provides opportunities to learn from industry professionals and helps open the right
doors for participants. Since 1997, IMTA has helped launch the careers of stars such as Josh Duhamel (Transformers ), Jessica Biel (Hitchcock), Ashton Kutcher (That 70’s Show) and Elijah Woods (Lord of the Rings).

To assist Briceland, contact him on 065-839-6807 or e-mail him at damondouglasbriceland633@gmail.com

His official IATS audition video is available to view upon request. Alternatively it can be viewed by clicking on the link below




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