El Dorado County’s Breanna Baker a Hit on YouTube in “A Little Heart”

by Placerville Newswire / May 07, 2016 / comments

A Little Heart, starring Breanna Baker, has burst out of the gate on YouTube with viral momentum only a week after director Annette Prieto's touching short film was posted on the popular video-sharing website.

After its theatrical premiere at CSU Monterey Bay's Capstone Film Fest in December, A Little Heart found its way onto Youtube April 28, garnering nearly 60,000 views in its first week online.

The film follows Gabby (Breanna Baker), as a curious photography student who enters an old building in search of inspiration. Instead of finding the perfect shot, she discovers a marimba, which reignites her former passion for music..

IMDb says: A Little Heart (2015)
Short, Drama, Music | 17 December 2015 (USA)
"During an exploration class, a college student rekindles a long lost love of music. And when she plays? It's magic."

Rising actress Breanna Baker was raised in Pollock Pines, CA. Her love for music began with learning drums at Pollock Pines Elementary School District and Sierra Ridge Middle School. While attending El Dorado High School, Breanna spent weekends drumming for Pollock Pines Community Church and her summers touring the US with the Sacramento Mandarins Drum & Bugle corps where she learned to play the marimba, and later returned to the high school to instruct their winter percussion ensemble. 

A natural choice for the role, Breanna Baker studied percussion as a music performance major at Folsom Lake College and California State University of Sacramento, and is now an accomplished photographer, in addition to her careers in modeling, acting, and talent management. She also served as a behind-the-scenes photographer during the filming of A Little Heart. 

"It was fun, but it's definitely a lot of work," Baker told The San Francisco Post regarding her work on the film. "Whenever there was time between takes I'd be learning the next page of music, taking pics of the crew, or going over lines with my co-star." She added, "The crew said they've never seen a lead actress double as the BTS photographer."

Online at; http://www.breannabaker.com/