Beach Break written by PICKERING is HBO'S ITV OFFICIAL SELECTION TOP 5 sponsored by The Academy, The Writers Guild US
Joanna in the very best sense of the word, is an animal - raw, instinctive, unpredictable and compelling. You can't take your eyes off her."
Phillip John, multi BAFTA nominated Director, Marvel, Downton Abbey, Spotless, New Tricks, Being Human, ITV/BBC/PBS
After meeting Joanna at the Tribeca Film Festival and being enamored with her charisma, I familiarized myself with her portfolio and was incredibly impressed with her acting. I cast her in my forthcoming feature film Eon, based on the short film which caught the attention of Steven Spielberg.
Emily Carmichael, Director and writer for Spielberg, Amblin Entertainment, Pacific Rim, Jurassic World 3, 20th Century Fox
Joanna is a hard working, intelligent actor who is dedicated, and can take direction well, as well as drawing on her own initiative. She can bring to any role, no matter how small, or how challenging, a strong and committed performance"
Irma Sandrey, Method Coach, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute (Al Pacino, Sienna Miller, Scarlett Johansson, Uma Thurman et al)
A formidable force up on stage."
Paul Calderon, Actor, Director, Co-founding member Labyrinth Theater, Artistic Director Primitive Grace Theater
Joanna reminds me in her acting, elegance and power of Vanessa Redgrave - which having worked with her too, is the highest compliment I can give an actor. Joanna is a truly great actress. She must be on stage."
Bina Sharif, acclaimed playwright and director, New York City
A great actress and creative: willing to learn and join in the development of a role. Great sense of humour and a joy to work with"
Dean Cavanagh, BAFTA nominated Writer/Director/TV Producer, Channel 4, HBO, BBC
Joanna's audition is impossible to forget; she has a raw, intuitive talent, rich in intensity. She has a definite talent."
Director Aleksey Burago/Russian Art Theater/HB Studio.
Joanna was fantastic to have on set for Svengali! She was superb to work with, and even in a small part, brought so many great ideas to the table. I'd highly recommend working with her in any capacity on film, TV or theatre."
Jonathan Owen, writer and director, British indie hit "Svengali" starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit) and BAFTA award winning Vicky McClure
Joanna's greatest attribute as an actress - is the ease with which she can portray perhaps the most difficult task of all - vulnerability."
Alexa Oath, Senior Coach, Lee Strasberg
Joanna knows how to deliver psychological realism."
Norman B Schwartz, senior coach and director, NYFA
"Art is the most intense mode
of individualism that the world has known"
- Oscar Wilde
"In order for the artist to have a world to
express he must first be situated in this
world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious,
a man among men"
- Charles Baudelaire
"If we cannot see the possibility of
greatness, how can we dream it?"
- Lee Strasberg
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