Getting the juices flowing before filming next week. With actors Guillermo Pfening and Paola Baldion and director Julia Solomonoff. Without giving too much away, that teddy bear is a baby, that invisible person to my right is my son, and the living room is actually a park. Photos by our very gracious DP Lucio Bonelli.
Was delighted to get to see a (near final!) cut of Andrew Barell's BlueBird Weather today, a short film we shot upstate this time last year. It's a wonderful story told from the vantage point of a young boy (played by freakishly talented Matthew Tronieri of Spiderman), and it's exquisitely shot. Mighty proud to have worked with Grainger Hines of HBO's The Knick and the rest of this remarkable cast and crew. Until the big reveal... a few pirated screen grabs. Thanks Andrew! More to come, will keep you posted. ;)
So my curiosity finally got the better of me. I punched in all my coordinates and now I'M ON FACEBOOK!!! It's quite a trip! I'm not sure why I held out so long or what I was worried about - maybe I just needed to feel like I knew who I was before I started being reminded who I've been - but regardless, I'm enjoying reconnecting with old friends immensely.
I've gotten a handful of blast-from-the-past snapshots, including this one from my friend Parlan from a play we performed at the NY Shambhala Center in honor of the passing of the Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. In the play, which was written by Trungpa and kind of pokes fun at religious and specifically Buddhist zealousness, this ridiculously eager-minded meditation student (played by moi) keeps trying to get everything just so, do every ritual exactly right, and iron out all the kinks in her understanding of the teachings. But a salt-of-the-earth farmer sets her straight. "I just get up early and do what needs to be done." Sage advice. Thanks for the pic (and the reminder), dear Parlan.
Don't know how she does it, but Xanthe Elbrick magically siphons all the self-conscious awkwardness out of taking headshots and makes it pure delight. [Insert every praise imaginable here: fun, relaxing, beyond skillful....] If you need pictures of any sort, I can't recommend her emphatically enough. There. Glad to get that off my chest.
So I auditioned for this because the title made me smile, and it turns out the script not only is fabulously funny, it's also super smart. Can't wait to play the secretary in Liv Senghor's hot, funny, delightfully girly short "Hot Girls Aren't Funny" in November. More to come!
More about this talented team at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hot-girls-aren-t-funny#/story
Was proud to work on this film last fall with Andrew Barell. (That's the back of my head quarreling with Grainger Hines of HBO's The Knick). Here's a glimpse of what's in store...
I'll will be back in the recording booth tomorrow with the great Andrew Totolos at Apesauce taping "Important Safety Information" for several EyeCare products to be used in conjunction with video interviews of expert optometrists. Woohoo! As always, just give a shout if you want to check out my medical voiceover reel.
I am really excited to have been cast in a supporting role in Stephen Folker's upcoming feature-length drama Life as a Peach, filming summer of 2015 in Iowa. I'll be playing Michelle, a social worker within the foster care system, caught between the demands of her job and her own inner compass. Can't wait!
I was happy to play a financial advisor in an industrial about practical uses of technology for IBM Corp. Thanks to David Darby and Cat Fisher of Drury Design Dynamics for casting, producing, and directing.
Hi! I was just cast as Linda, single Mom to an awkward teen navigating the murky waters of his first love, in Alexey Kosorukov's touching 16mm short film There is Love.
Just completed shooting the film Stardom, a melodrama in the style of Ingmar Bergman written and directed by Albert Tholen. Filmed on black and white 16mm at the (ironically) fabulously colorful Connecticut estate of Alexander Julian and family. Terrific time!
Never doubt the power of Actor's Access. Self-submitted via video and was just cast as May, a no-nonsense wife and mother in Andrew Barrell's Bluebird Weather, independent short due for release in 2015.
I will star opposite Grainger Hines of HBO/Cinemax's period drama The Knick and of Spielberg's Lincoln. Stay tuned for more.
I just had the privilege of recording voiceover for a series of ultrasound training videos for a French medical device company. A long project with a tremendous amount of detailed instructional copy, but we did it!