Coco de Bruycker has a dream: She would like to aspire as an actress, inspire and revolutionise the film industry.
The dream in the beginning.
“In the beginning there’s always a dream,” they used to sing in the very first performance. At drama club the 11-year old Coco found her first love: Acting. Soon she starts taking acting lessons, joins workshops and at 17 she becomes a member of the young National Theatre Mainz, her German hometown. That day it was clear to her: She would like to be an actress. But had she ever dreamed about a scholarship in New York that time?
Obstacles since birth .
Together with her parents she was uncertain about her dream job. As there’s a striking stigma about Coco: She walks differently since birth, has cerebral palsy. This doesn’t get her to give up, though — neither on her dream. After graduating from High School, she auditions at New York Film Academy. There she asks if she has a chance as an actress with a walking disability. Their respond: “You’ve got lots of energy, you can inspire screenwriters to new roles.” A week later she got accepted with a scholarship for an eight-month acting program right in Manhattan.
Crowdfunding project: The way to a big goal .
Coco has been invited to New York for September 2017. To start her acting course in the USA, she needs money. As studying and living is pricey there. A total of 50,000 US-Dollar includes remaining tuition fees and rent. This Coco funds with the crowd now. #NYCoco is her crowdfunding project’s name for world change. “My studies are the way to a big goal, “ she says. Her dream would be that actors with disabilities were ordinary and taken as they are: human.
Becoming a part of the dream — changing the world
She’s already found partners on her way: Musician Oliver Mager from Mainz finds her project “totally cool” and actor Samuel Koch calls for action: “Become a part of her dream, as it is mine!” So there she is, Coco de Bruycker, a small town girl from Mainz. With a chance to live her dream, despite cerebral palsy, and to revolutionise the film industry. All in all #NYCoco has already raised 10,000 US-Dollars in this way. The project has many fans on Facebook. Now the young dreamer is looking for other film revolutionaries to join. Because Coco’s certain about this one thing: “Together we can change the world!”