Davis elated at YVAs nod

Observer writer

Friday, January 19, 2018

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AS part of its new vision, the rebranded Your View Awards (YVAs) has expanded nominations to include theatre. One such category is Best Female Actor.

Camille Davis is delighted to be one of four in this category.

“It is definitely an honour, especially because I was nominated by the public; that means more than anything else,” Davis told the Jamaica Observer.

“I don't think the entertainment business has recognised theatre in general, so this is a step in the right direction. We have artistes and politicians who come and watch plays, it's not just regular people. This is a good initiative; it shows that something is being done and someone sees the value in the work that we are doing,” she continued.

The other nominees are Sakina Deer, Dahlia Harris, and Andrea “Delcita” Wright.

Davis made her acting debut in 2004 with the play Woody's Last Stand, and has since secured roles in plays like Vibes, Ladies of the Night, Funny Kinda Love, Saving Alligator High, and Love Games by Jambiz Productions . Even though she left the production house last year, she said she has not stopped acting, but shifted her focus to film.

“People come to me all the time and ask if I am still acting, especially because I am a Christian now. I don't intend to stop acting unless God comes to me and tells me to stop acting. I left Jambiz to take a break; I had spent 13 years there and I felt I had learnt and experienced all that I had to and needed to go. It's just growth; I am trying to expand on the talent that I have been given. I just want to do more film. Theatre is demanding and I couldn't get to focus on the level that I wanted to in order to pursue film,” she said.

Davis is excited about her upcoming short film Mango Walk. Directed by Kyle Chin, it is expected for release this year. The comedy follows a married couple expecting a baby and their plight to protect the family business against larceny.

The YVAs will unfold on February 24 at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew.

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