Don’t wait for your Visa to start creating and putting yourself out there.

Actor and filmmaker Galia Barkol wrote, directed and starred in the dramedy feature DON’T LET THE NIGHT END (Sundance Screenwriters’ Labs semifinalist) – now on Amazon Prime.

Her near-future comedy series DEEP YEARNING won the NYC TV Fest’s Best Comedy Screenplay award and was selected for the Stowe Story Labs. Her acting and filmmaking work has appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival, SoHo Fest, ITVFest, the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, and more.

Originally from Israel, Galia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Film & The Performing Arts in Paris, France, and she completed her acting studies at HB Studio in NYC. Galia is a recipient of the Tangerine Entertainment fellowship, as well as the Franco-American MICEFA grant.

In this interview she shares the details of her process getting a VISA and finding opportunities to go to school and create in the United States. But even if you have not completed that process or are interested in starting, Galia reenforces that artists nowadays should take every chance they can to create and showcase their work no matter where they are in the world.