Such is the wealth of actresses both on film and TV, I’m doing double duty when it comes to featuring them and this time around our adoring eyes fall on the eloquent Dawn Young. She stars in “The Garden Left Behind” which has been making waves on the festival circuit having premiered at the prestigious SXSW. The compelling film has now made its way to the Woodstock Film Festival which Dawn has just graced this week and is screening at the Nashville Film Festival. At the heart of “The Garden Left Behind” is Tina (Carlie Guevara), a young trans woman of color so often a target of hate and it’s nice to see she has support in the form of Dawn’s character Miriam. When one if faced with insurmountable odds, the human spirit comes true and Dawn more than embodies the warmth of Miriam who is Tina’s speech therapist. As Miriam, Dawn is positively genuine and even interjects humor to help her patient’s feel at ease at all times.
You might also like to catch “Beneath The Surface” which Dawn directed. The water polo documentary garnered numerous plaudits for its inspirational message and it’s a reflection of Dawn’s generous talents as a film-maker. We can’t wait to see what her projects are in the pipeline.