The Film


About the Film

What It Takes is an inspirational documentary about becoming a successful makeup artist in the film and fashion industry. Director Amber Talarico shares her journey of the ups and downs  she has faced throughout her career, along with over 20 award winning makeup artists who also share their stories, advice, and inspiration

Our Goals


Seeing first hand the amazing feedback from screening our film in 2017, our mission with What It Takes is to inspire artists around the world to pursue their dreams by watching our film and to offer a platform in which artistry, education, and motivation are all in one place.


We offer free workshops each month, masterclassses with major award winning celebrity makeup artists, and content that will inspire artists to never give up, keep going, and pursue their wildest dreams.


We believe that success is 25% skill, 75% attitude and 100% mindset!


Host a Screening Event

Already have seen the film and absolutely love it and want to share it with other aspiring artists? Host a screening event in your home town! There are many creative ways you can bring awareness to this industry by hosting a screening event. Click below for ideas, inspiration and details on how you can bring What It Takes to your home town!

Have a Screening at Your School

Does your school want to host an event? We have partnered with schools across the world to create amazing events for your students. Mixing education and inpsiration is always at the forefront of what we do at What It Takes. Have an event and even request Amber to come as a guest speaker/educator at your institution!

Sell & Distribute Our Film

Do you own a salon, school, or store that wants to distribute What It Takes to your customers? Our film is a great asset to any store that caters to the make up industry in all markets. We offer great commissions to our partners who want to sell and distribute our film. Click below for more details!