Updated: Mar 9, 2021
w/ Nia Fairweather [Award-winning Actress & of Netflix's LGBTQ Holiday film, "A New York Christmas Wedding"]
NIA FAIRWEATHER [Award-winning Actress & of Netflix's LGBTQ Holiday film, "A New York Christmas Wedding"] joins via Zoom to talk her full circle moments, growing up not wanting to be an actress to how it all happened, leaning into her purpose, vision boards, her film OORDEEL trending via WorldStar, and becoming the lead in a feature film manifested to Netflix.
We play STORYTIME with accents!
Brooklyn Native and Afro-Caribbean actress, Nia Fairweather, was the breakout star of Netflix's LGBTQ Holiday film, "A New York Christmas Wedding.” Nia's versatility as an actress is exemplified in her leading role. As her Christmas Eve wedding draws near, Jennifer Ortiz (Nia Fairweather) is visited by Azrael, a Yuletide angel, and shown what could have been if she hadn’t denied her true feelings for her childhood best friend, Gabrielle, who died 20 years prior. Glamour Magazine credits the film for showing the evolution of the 'Cheesy' Christmas genre.
Nia is an award-winning Afro-Caribbean actress (The Roe Effect, Paralysis) and writer/producer (OORDEEL, Four Seasons) whose work is being featured in the Diversity in Cannes Film Festival, American Black Film Festival, UrbanWorld Film Festival, Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, and BlackStar Film Fest; on HBO, Netflix, Nickelodeon, Cinemax, CBS, AspireTV, BET, Centric and Creative Control, to name a few.
She serves as a volunteer and supporter of the Assistance League of Los Angeles, A People’s Concern (formerly LAMP Arts), an art studio and creativity center serving LA’s Skid Row community, GLIDE’s Meal Program, and United Way’s HomeWalk, which works to end homelessness.
Nia employs awareness, empathy, and vision to write and perform impactful stories that take audiences on poignant journeys through critical social issues; from prostitution in My Thai, childhood abandonment in Mommie Dearest, and homelessness in Sparrow.
Nia is now developing New Amsterdam, the feature film adaptation of her viral short film, OORDEEL, the TV series expansion of Four Seasons (which will also be featured in the Diversity in Cannes Film Festival), and sharing discoveries along the way in Fire Spun, an audio short story series.
Coming to a screen near you in 2021✨✨
Smith & Grace Productions
Content Development & Film Production
Donate to the Assistance League of Los Angeles which serves homeless and foster youth here in Los Angeles.
The link to the booklist via Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/3GPXI7ONW2OAE/guest-view
JAM IN THOT:
A Huge THANK YOU to Nia Fairweather for dropping so many inspirational gems on us!
Nia reminds us to be true to ourselves and to follow our hearts!
WORDS OF WISDOM:
GRANT YOURSELF GRACE.
A massive THANK YOU to my JAMPACKED photog and editor, BROOKE COLEMAN for always rocking with me as well as helping me put together my vision. Make sure to book a recording session or peep the creations she's cooking up at her music studio, EQ STUDIOS. Brooke is always about quality so be sure to book a session at her studio if you're in the SO. CAL Area.
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