Sofiya Cheyenne is a long-time challenge participant, who submitted her own project for the first time in 2018. Renowned writer-director Peter Farrelly viewed all of the 2018 film challenge shorts to find the right actress for an upcoming role in his TV show, “Loudermilk.” After auditioning multiple actresses, Peter and his brother Bobby — who also serves as a director on the show — decided Cheyenne was the perfect fit for the role. Sofiya’s film challenge submission, “You’re Up”, led to the first major recurring role of her career. “It would not have happened if it weren’t for the connections the Easterseals Disability Film Challenge provided,” Sofiya says. “And even though I didn’t actually win the competition… it has brought me more opportunity and exposure than I could have ever asked for. I am so grateful!”