VANCE BYRD MENTORSHIP PROGRAM 2021
Clarissa interned with BAFTA in early 2021 while she was completing her senior year at John F. Kennedy High School and she shone for her organizational and leadership abilities, as well as her creative talents. She received a full ride scholarship to Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, where she is studying Film. She is excited to learn about every aspect of filmmaking while studying at Chapman and while being mentored by BAFTA.
Clarissa is being mentored by writer/director Sabina Vajrača.
College: Chapman University
Highschool: John F. Kennedy High School
Favorite Film: Inception
Favorite place in Los Angeles: The alleys of Downtown LA
Best Burgers in Los Angeles: Happy Tom's on Sunset
Clarissa's theme song of 2020: American Teen - Khalid