I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Sierra Green to learn five random facts about herself and what inspired her to be a part of Anchor. Check out my interview with Sierra below:
Loryn: What inspired you to be a part of this film?
Sierra:When I read the sides for “Anchor” and the story concept, I recognized immediately that Haleigh’s story was very similar to my own. I had been victimized by a photographer that I worked with when I modeled. It was still fresh in my mind and I was still healing. So in an indescribable way, I immediately saw this film as an opportunity to bring light to the complicated emotions that arise after an assault from my own experience. I also saw it as an opportunity to showcase my acting chops, so to speak, in a project that would really use my range. That can be pretty rare to find when you’re starting out as an actor.
Loryn: What lesson do you hope fans take away from this film?
Sierra: I believe “Anchor” shows a lot of problems and no real solutions for Haleigh and it’s what makes the film so realistic. I would hope that “Anchor” helps people to stop and analyze how they’re handling situations involving their friends, families, coworkers or even total strangers who have gone through something similar. In a traumatic event, the event itself is never as long as the healing process. You can really increase the potential for healing in someone’s life by simply supporting them. Too often, we expect victims to vindicate themselves before we offer our help. I believe you should support victims immediately- in love- because the risk of you denying strength to someone who desperately needs it is far greater than if you advocate for someone who doesn’t need it.
Loryn: What lesson has your character taught you?
Sierra: Haleigh will always be someone very special to me. For me, there was quite a bit of closure that came with this performance. In a way, it was like reliving my own personal trauma and that was something I felt very sensitive to at the time. I had a panic attack right before filming the assault scene and it took a lot of mental fortitude to push through that. But I did. And from the close of that production to this day, my assault didn’t have the power over me that it used to. I owe a lot to Haleigh for getting me through that.
Loryn: What’s something we should know about the film that might surprise us?
Sierra: That it’s a student film! So there were strict time limits placed on the production for the director. That’s why it’s such a short film. One of my favorite things about “Anchor” is how MUCH you feel in eight minutes. You might get more meat in a fifteen minute short or some more details over all, but the beauty of this film is how much you experience in such a short viewing. I’m very proud of it.
Loryn: What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Sierra: My passion for acting has always been very strong, but it’s something I’m in constant struggle over. By that, I mean that I have always felt assured that if it was what I wanted to pursue, I would be able to since I’m naturally good at it. It just clicks and it brings me so much peace. But contradictorily, I have such a passion for the unloved world that I feel I couldn’t pursue if I had such a self-involved career. The idea of manifesting your own destiny is so strong when you’re young. But it’s important to know which dreams are worth fighting for and why. And I vacillate between the two quite a bit.
To learn more about the film Anchor go to: https://www.anchor.film/home/ .