My name is Sky, I'm a filmmaker located in San Francisco with a background in childcare and acting. I've been in childcare for about five years, specializing in child actors. I've spent a lot of time caring for non-actors as well, and my resume and references are available upon request.
I would like to find a great family to work with who have a child or children who are interested in acting. There are a lot of young actors out there, and for the right child, this could be an amazing opportunity.
Basically, rather than killing time until the parents get home; we're making movies, taking headshots, learning monologues, coaching, improvisation games, etc. I provide camera and equipment.
I of course also do all the basic nanny things like helping with homework, cooking meals, bath time, bed time, etc.
I try to only work with young actors age 8 and over, but if you happen to have a very mature 6-year-old that loves acting, I may make an exception. I only ask that they have a genuine interest in acting (even if they don't want it as a career) and can take direction well.
I live in the Castro, but am willing to travel anywhere within San Francisco. My rate is $20/hr for one child, $25/hr for 2-3 children. 5 hour minimum.
I believe that the most important part of this experience for kids is to have a ton of fun. They shouldn't feel like they're working or in school when with me, as I try to make things as fun and silly and creative as possible. Even kids I've cared for who weren't actors have loved making movies!
If you'd like to schedule an interview or have any questions, feel free to call or e-mail me. I look forward to hearing from you. :-)