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Wrapped - Again

A while back my amazing fiance Bekah wrote three short films for me for Valentine's Day. They were based on ideas for characters I had, a few of which I had written monologues for. Bekah worked her writerly magic and crafted them all into gut punching narratives.

As luck would have it, one of her very talented friends, Alexis, wanted to transition from stage directing to film, and so asked Bekah for any shorts that she might have that she could direct. 'Again' was one of these three shorts, and Alexis chose it to be her first film directing experience.

 

Fortunately, Alexis is married to another great talent, Rick, who is a DP fresh off of a NEXT Audience Award win at Sundance 2016. As if that weren't enough, we were joined by a smattering of talents, including producers Stephanie Marin and Tyler Evans, AD Tim Astor, and crew Dan Adlerstein, TJ Yoshizaki, Sevell Bensen, Katie Moest, Ryan O'Hara, and Dan Siegelstein.

But wait, there's more! A stellar actor by the name of Aubrey Dollar joined in to play my better half.

And then there's me. It's been a hot moment since I worked on a film, so there was a little adjustment to make. But what struck me many times was 'what a solid team this is, and how fun it is being on a team'. One particular moment was towards the end of the shoot - I was off screen waiting for a queue from the director to feed Aubrey lines for her closeup. By this point the crew had gelled quite a bit, so the set up came together like clockwork. So there we were, hanging on the moment, myself waiting for a slight, wizardly wave of the hand of the director Alexis. Why she didn't drop her raised finger to point at me for the queue delighted me to no end. Instead, her finger melted into an embellished swish, which cast a silent spell that said, as she did throughout the shoot, "whenever you're ready." I am. For people to see this.

Upcoming Screening - 12/14 - Black Dahlia Ballet at Women's Indie Film Festival

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I'm proud to have played a small role in a short that has made its way to quite a few festivals already, with more hopefully to follow.  Coming up is its premiere at the Women's Independent Film Festival, where it has garnered 4/6 awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Music Video, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing. 

Please join me in celebrating the hard work and vision of this great creative team (Steven Espinosa, Mary Agnes, Daniel Lynn, Adrianne Richards, John Grady, Avi Quijada, Diana MacNeil, Michael Challenger, Hannah Louise Beavers) and help us win the Best in Show Audience Award by voting at the screening!

  • 12/14 - 6 pm - 1404 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tickets here -

http://womensindiefest.com/2013_IndieFest.html

Hope to see you there!

For Sale - 'Snow' (Short Film) on Amazon

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I'm proud to announce that 'Snow' is now available for purchase or rent on Amazon.

It's currently screening at numerous festivals, and is being developed into a feature film.   

Follow the stirring narrative of the father of epidemiology in his quest to prevent the spread of cholera in London.

Here's the link - 

'Snow' the Movie on Amazon

If you have a moment to give it a positive rating on Amazon, that would be wonderful.

Wrapped - Black Dahlia Ballet short film

Last week I finished a quick shoot for the Black Dahlia Ballet short film wherein I play the detective.  The film will be about 5 minutes long, and is intended to garner interest for a feature film.  It was shot on the RED camera, and from what I can tell is going to look amazing.  It has a really talented team - Daniel Lynn as the DP, Avi Quijada as the line producer, and Stephen Espinosa and Mary Ablaza as the director/choreographers.  The lovely and talented Adrianne Richards plays Moira, an actress who is playing Elizabeth Short (known as the Black Dahlia) in a ballet about the murder.  Here are some shots from the day of the shoot.

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