Bring your tween and teen girls to see these two short films in Shrewsbury!

Megan Brown from Brick has been acting since she was 9 years old. Her love of telling a story became evident through her involvement in local theatre productions with Brick Children's Community Theatre.

Megan has taken acting classes and credits her teachers for helping her follow her love of acting. She began working with Dr. Barbara Holstein when she was 10 and was one of the girls in the first performance reading of "The Locket,", a play based on "The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween."

(Dr. Barbara Holstein with actress Megan Brown. Photo courtesy of Pressing Releases)

Megan starred in the first production of that play at the Grange theater in Howell. She enjoyed the story of the girl, sometimes seeing many parallels in her own life.

Megan will enter her sophomore year in September and hopes to continue acting wherever possible. She has recently been awarded the Rising Star Award at the Hang On To Your Shorts Film Festival in Asbury Park for the film "Falling in Love, a Coming of Age, Selfie Film," written and directed by Dr. Holstein, in which Megan had the starring role.

If you would like to see these films, they are being shown at the Monmouth County Library's Eastern Branch, 1001 Rt. 35, Shrewsbury, on Monday, June 19th, from 7 pm - 8:30 pm.

Dr. Barbara Holstein, who is the woman behind these plays that express how much guts it takes to be a teen, is a positive psychologist and filmmaker. Her two short award-winning films are called "The Truth, A Short Film," and "Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film," based on her two books for girls, tweens and teens entitled "The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween," and "Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen."

Following the showing of her films on June 19th, she will discuss with the audience many of the core topics brought up in the films, and lead a lively talk and Q&A around related subjects including the issues some girls in the audience may be facing, and even how to become a filmmaker and make a film.

Her books will be available for signing and purchase and are great for moms and tweens/teen girls. For more info, CLICK HERE.