What It Takes is an inspirational documentary about becoming a makeup artist in the film and fashion industry. Follow Amber Talarico as she shares her struggles with the financial/emotional stresses associated with starting at the bottom. Throughout the film, we showcase the many steps and stages artists go through to achieve success in this industry. Alongside of Amber, over 20 award winning artists also share their stories of the beginning years of starting out and the real struggle.
Amber gracefully exposes what artists go through to make it to the top- everything from long hours, impossible expectations, low/no pay, and being under excessive amounts of pressure.
Whether or not you work in this industry, watching What It Takes will open your eyes to what not only these artists go through to stand out in the crowd to be successful, but to anyone beginning their journey to achieve their dream must discover. There is one common factor. We all have to start somewhere; the bottom.