Taffy Films

Taffy Films

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  • Cerris Morgan Moyer

    Working with Tatyana has provided me with several of the most fulfilling creative film experiences of my career. The structured space she allows for collaboration while maintaining her own clearly communicated vision, is inspiring as a concept and quite astonishing in practice. Not just for us actors is this space held: each department benefits from her attention in this way. It's an incredible dance between her own strong vision and letting go gently so that each of us can contribute our best in production. Once Tatyana has chosen her department heads and cast, she fearlessly trusts the process and smoothly corrects course if ever necessary. In this way, a foundation for safe exploration is established and the footage gathered is greater than the sum of its parts. With this same flexibility she gathers the story anew from these results in editing. This fluidity and embracing of the process as writer/director is matched in her producing - the speed and efficiency with which she has fund-raised, shot and delivered each film really demonstrates that she is truly in her lane. She continuously moves forward and I cannot wait to see her soar with the benefit of ever-stronger producing teams. For me individually as an actor, I feel "seen" and appreciated and part of the storytelling process in a way which is sadly unusual! All the reasons I became an actor have been met and multiplied on each of these three films of Tatyana's and two of her plays. I hope to grow in her garden for many projects to come!

About this pro

I am an actress, writer, filmmaker, who has had an extensive career in these fields. I am excited to share my experience and insight into the world of this art form on all of these different levels.

I am the recipient of the Golden Trolley Award from the Media Film Festival as a filmmaker.

I have a huge body of work in voice overs here is my IMDB page link http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0946628/?ref_=nv_sr_1

The thing I am most passionate about is communicating ideas thoughts feelings that can connect our humanity.  Tapping into the authentic part of ourselves on every level and not being afraid to be what and who we are.  I will help build confidence in my students by helping bridge what we are self conscious about into our strength!

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Philadelphia, PA 19119
2 years in business
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Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Dialect Coaching Lessons French Lessons

Q & A

What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I would get to know them, by asking questions about what they are drawn to in regards to acting.  From there I would ask them to read a passage from their favorite book and ask what it is they like about the stories and character.  It is a way to explore what they are drawn to or touched by in their world. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute

I am a member of the Actors Studio.

I have worked extensively as an actress in theatre, as well as voice overs.  I have written plays and I now make films. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes I am starting at around fifty dollars for an hour


How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching about three years ago. I have worked with film students at Drexel University helping them as filmmakers as well as understanding themselves as actors.

I have worked with my contemparies on all sorts of projects.


What types of students have you worked with?

Film students.

Some kids 

Adults who are my contemparies, on auditions and film sets. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Making my last film and seeing the actors experience all of the inner work we had created from the beginning.

Watching what I had written come alive on screen.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would reccomend that you find someone who doesnt teach at your student but helps them to find ways to learn their own tecnique, to help them to find their own authentic voice


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What they aspire to as an actor?

Why they want to be an actor?

What kind of roles do they see themselves playing?