Hi, my name is Ellie Mouratidi! I am from Greece a small country which you must have heard of, located in Europe. Α beautiful small country - undoubtedly - but a hard place for big dreams to survive.
I always knew I was different from others because I knew exactly what I wanted and went straight to get it. Most people may say that this is the reason why obstacles have shown up in my life with such a rudeness. What is the thing that's worth risking living an easy life? Acting, it is my passion and will always be.
Going against the norm was never easy, I had to work double-shifts and simultaneously try to study something that would provide me with some profit all while focusing on enhancing my acting experience.
I have managed to gain some experience, I have spent hours practicing, applying for castings, having people praising my passion and others simply telling me I should "put it to sleep" because "you're talented but it's not for your budget".
Now, did I do it? Of course not! I am not here to tell you another story of how someone tackled anxiety and depression, I am here to tell you that I have come too close to fulfill my dream way too many times and while the world was working against me I've never quit.
Of course, a positive mindset and a pinch of determination will come along with some more struggle, because life is unfair and that is the case. Today I am proud to say that I am trying and so far seem able to sustain my own home and myself, since I have no helping hand, but you have to go the extra mile to experience happiness in life and for me this means one thing: the incarnation of one's dreams.
I hope you have a smile on your face when I tell you that I got myself a ticket to that plane. Where will I go? One step closer to my dreams, in the United Kingdom where my acting academy is located. But a ticket is not simply not enough. Tution fee is something only an Oscar-winning actor could afford effortlessly, taking into consideration the economic crisis, but this is my final attempt!
Summing up, any help from you will be an extra breath for me, not a breath of just existing but living. I promise that I will keep working and trying until I can say we made it happen. 11:11 comes twice a day because everyone deserves a second chance and can you be mine!
Thank you in advance,