What a year indeed! As 2020 comes to an end, we are keen to celebrate the wonderful work and talent of Actors Door Studio graduates and students. This year has been difficult for many people around the world. Our students, teachers and staff, like many individuals in our industry, have experienced moments of uncertainty, disappointment and confusion. Yet, throughout this year, we have seen their true passionate and creative spirits rise above the tests they have faced. We have been overwhelmed by the resilience of ADS students and staff. Despite the challenges of the COVID pandemic, the disruption of lockdowns, uncertainties around what the future might hold for them, they have never ceased to inspire us, to impress us and to move us. We want to thank them and to celebrate them and can think of no better way than by sharing with you all a brilliant little film by one of our own, graduate Katy Stokes. This gorgeous film tells them story of a lonely, uncelebrated bauble, that is always delegated to the back of the pack. Always hoping to be seen and to fulfil its purpose (of being a bauble of course!) it nonetheless has to deal with rejection, year after year, until magic happens… The original music track, created by the very talented James Stokes, can be found on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/4y1AHbT0l3oPoM9xcLyO5R?si=hwzSHQP1TM6vFm5n8P-iJg We asked Katy to tells us about the story and her inspiration. Her interview and her little gem of a film is below. In the meantime, and in the spirit of this little bauble fighting to fulfil its life’s purpose… A Merry Christmas from us at at the Actors Door Studio! Always Hope, always Dream, Create with Love, and Do Not give up!