Friday, March 9, 2018

Mammoth Film Festival - Reckless Juliets - Britni Raine Interview

Of Native American (Ute), Irish, Scottish, English, Russian, German, and Swedish descent, Britni Raine was born to two Military parents, moving from place to place across the country for most of her childhood, before settling in the Chicagoland suburb of Deerfield, IL.

At the age of nine, she would be cast as the Scarecrow in a production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, and fall in love madly with acting. Soon thereafter, she began studying voice and acting in the city seriously, and it would only be a few short years before Britni would land her first professional role in David Huzieran's short ORDINARY WORLD, as the heartless mean girl Stacey, after the director saw her heading to the extra's holding and auditioned her on the spot. Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles, she would play the distraught, reckless party girl in Marttie Go's HIGH SCHOOL, I HATE YOU, and be given the opportunity to study with Erica Daniels of Steppenwolf Theatre, Adam Belcuore of The Goodman Theatre, and Bob Mason of The Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, requiring her to briefly move back to The Windy City. From then on, Britni would be the first to workshop the character of Zoe in broadway's AIRLINE HIGHWAY (nominated for four Tony awards), under the direction of Tony award winner Joe Mantello, would go on to win the recurring bad-influence, druggie Jenna on ABC/Lifetime's ARMY WIVES, and take on the comedic role of Kianna, in Showtime's SHAMELESS.

Now based in Los Angeles, Britni is not only completing an online degree in psychology with the University of Arizona, but is rumored to be producing her own content, exploring today's stigma surrounding mental health and giving a voice to those who suffer.

Up next for the rising starlet? See her in the role the earned her the Best Actress in a Web Series award from the 2017 FirstGlance Film Festival (Philadelphia), in Skyler Barrett's new multi award-winning web series RECKLESS JULIETS, available on Vimeo On Demand.

Mammoth Film Festival 
From Left to Right
JBN Journalist Joseph Flores and Britni Raine

Journalist: Joseph Flores
Location: Mammoth Film Festival

When Britni's mother was first pregnant with her, she considered naming her 'Cinnamon', while her grandmother suggested 'Butterscotch'. In the end it was her father's side who decided on the name 'Britni'.
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