Brooklyn Anderson shines in “The Leading Lady” by Dillion Daniel

The rising star Brooklyn Summer Anderson shares with NY Elite her latest project “The Leading Lady” a short film by director Dillion Daniel. Brooklyn says a a young artist she is full of dreams and passions, who enjoyes acting and singing.

California native Brooklyn Summer is a seven-year-old artist from Simi Valley, and stands ready to turn Hollywood on its ear! Ms. Summer is a second grader who has been singing and performing live since she was five years old and recently started pursuing an acting career.


Brooklyn Anderson, Photo by Isa Battaglin (Lilly K Photography); Make up artist Paige Pelfrey.

Ever graceful under pressure, she was just declared Grand Champion Winner of both the 2018 California State Talent Competition, and the 2017 Greater Bay area Talent Competition in her age group. Brooklyn has been recognized by Music Producer Marc Williams of Indasoul Productions as a “tiny powerhouse.”

Brooklyn also recently wrapped her first film, an indie feature directed by Dillon Daniels entitled “The Leading Lady”.

Brooklyn has big dreams to be running Hollywood some day, and based off her rapidly rising social media presence and considerable talent she is well on her way! Brooklyn continues to develop her acting and singing skills so keep a look out for this diminutive superstar! Brooklyn Summer is repped by Eleven Talent Agency.

NY Elite: What are you latest and current movie projects?

Brooklyn Anderson: I recently wrapped a short film “The Leading Lady”

NY Elite: Can you tell us about your character in the film? 

Brooklyn Anderson: My Character was the 7 year old young dreamer.  I was in awe, and star struck by a movie star.  She was all I wanted to be.  The emotional expressions on my face, demonstrate the impact of the powerful moment the leading lady was willing to gift me. 

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Brooklyn Anderson, Photo by Jas (Jas Anthony)

NY Elite: What was it like working with the director?

Brooklyn Anderson: Director Dillion Daniel is outstanding he treated me as an equal, realizing my value and potential.  Today he encourages and supports me in pursuing my dreams.

NY Elite: Among all your roles so far, which has been your favorite one and why? 

Brooklyn Anderson: My favorite role was the young dreamer, because it’s really who I am. I didn’t feel like I had to become the part, I was the part. 

NY Elite: What do you enjoy most about your acting career? 

Brooklyn Anderson: I feel more comfortable in front of the camera than I do in public really.  I enjoy meeting other people like me, who dare to dream.

NY Elite: What other hobbies and interests do you have? 

Brooklyn Anderson: I have a love for singing.  I really enjoy preforming, working the stage, and audience.  I wrote my first song at five.  I enjoy creative song writing, and playing it on my guitar.

NY Elite: Are you working on your next project now? 

Brooklyn Anderson: Yes but I am not allowed to say.  You will find out soon enough.  

NY Elite: What personal advice would you give to someone about impressing the directors during audition? How to audition?

Brooklyn Anderson: To be yourself.  I think they know what they are looking for before you walk in the door.  I stay engaged in conversation the director is having with me and direct eye contact.  Dream big and work hard. 

Brooklyn with Director Dillion D and Allyson J

Brooklyn Anderson with Director Dillion D and Allyson J.

NY Elite: What causes/charities do you support?

Brooklyn Anderson: My Vocal coach Jessica Ford told me one of the most important things you can do with your gift is to give back.  I started singing through Seasons Hospice volunteering my voice and hugging everyone I saw in a wheel chair at five years old. My favorite quote is from Aubrey Hepburn.  As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

My dad is a Marine Corps Veteran, I support Operation Surf.  An epic life changing adventure for wounded veterans and active duty military heroes who learn to surf and overcome the pain and trauma of war.  Get Involved. 

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Brooklyn Anderson, Photo by Isa Battaglin (Lilly K Photography); Make up artist Paige Pelfrey.

NY Elite: What are the things in your life that you’re most grateful for? 

Brooklyn Anderson: My family is sacred to me and what I am most grateful for. I have a hard working supportive family that makes huge sacrifices for me to be in great schools and be able to work with amazing coaches.

I have been rewarded with good friendships in my life both old and new.  Life is a big journey full of ups and downs so it is important to choose healthy relationships that lift you up.



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