The Calling From Within

"Our Humanity Calls for Needing to Know the Sacred Part of Our Lives." - Kirtan Coan, Yoga Instructor. Nature enriches our artistry, and being in nature weaves beauty and power into our lives as artists, dancers, musicians, and actors. Sophie takes us on a journey of awakening her senses to nature while dancing.

  • Sabrina Jane Layman
    Not Far From My Heart
  • Sabrina Jane Layman
    Not Far From My Heart
  • Sabrina Jane Layman
    Not Far From My Heart
  • Sophie Bennett
    Key Cast
  • Ceili Jordan Taft
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 9, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - UNCSA High School
Director Biography - Sabrina Jane Layman

Sabrina Layman is a SAG-Eligible TV, film, commercial and theatre actor, filmmaker, screenwriter and songwriter. She wrote the script for “Hyper Piper and the Adventures on I.V.I.”, an Amazon Prime TV Series, where she was the lead role of “Hyper Piper”, and her short films have been in many international film festivals. Her short film, "The Calling From Within", won the Best High School Short Film Award at the Spotlight International Film Festival in 2023. Imaginative, focused, and determined, Sabrina enjoys acting, writing, filming, and running. She inspires and collaborates on a film set, stage, recording studio, and hiking trails.

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Director Statement

Nature and art inspire me as an actor and filmmaker, and I hope you can get outside in nature today!