Category Archives: backstage

Filmmaking

Kickstarter

I’m beyond excited to be working on a new personal project. Together with another talented friend, I’ve co-written a short screenplay. For the past several weeks we’ve kind of isolated ourselves from the world, writing day and night to create a compelling short drama. When we were finally done, we looked at each other with a mix of disbelief and anxiety ( in an exciting way )  to be typing “the end” on the final page. Since then lots has happened.  read more

Shoot : 01

Flavia_Borges This was one of my favorite shoots to date. I feel as though they capture the essence of who I am and how I felt as they were snapped. Thanks to the talented photographer Clay Boutte. Flavia_Borges_2 read more

HEADSHOTS

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A little over a year ago, I was getting ready to do my first set of  professional headshots. For those of you who aren’t quite familiar, headshots are standardized professionally taken photos that every actor uses when auditioning or being submitted for a job so casting directors know exactly what the actor being considered looks like.

This time the process was a lot more involved, starting with a new haircut, ( just a little layering ) careful wardrobe selection along with appropriate hair and makeup  and a playlist filled with 90’s jams to put me right in mood.

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BACKSTAGE : THE GODDESS

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Awhile back, I invited those of you who live near by to come see The Goddess, a play I had been working on. We closed in November and I’ve since been experiencing dressing room withdrawal. We were a very large cast of 17, extremely focused and easy-going group of actors. Goddess was a glamorous period piece, Hollywood in the 50’s fashion. You can probably imagine a lot of our time backstage was consumed by hot-rollers, bold lips, and cat-eyes.

Not the easiest but indeed the most fun. Putting on a show brought us here, but the energy exchanged during the daily get-ready ritual brought us close together, which I’m sure reflected positively in the work as a whole. Of all expectations involved in being in a play, I couldn’t quite picture that the wait to get back on-stage would be filled with so much warmth.

 

Black and Red

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I’ve been working with photographer Francisco Rojas in building our portfolios. So every now and then we get together and put on a photoshoot. This was one of the looks and definitely my favorite. There’s just something about pairing black lace and red lips that never fails.

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Backstage : Goodnight My Love Take 2

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When I first learned I’d get to be a zombie in Goodnight My Love my first reaction was: YES! Second reaction following immediately after, I rushed to the remote control to watch an episode oh Walking Dead and start making zombie noises. You know, to perfect my growling skills. I knew I’d have to rely on the makeup department for a lot of the characterization and they were nothing short of amazing. Catherine Woods is a hell of a makeup artist. Everything looked so real (and disgusting) I had a hard time looking directly in the mirror and at other zombies after the transformation.

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BACKSTAGE : Goodnight My Love TAKE 1

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Who would have thought I could go from bride to zombie in one day? Not long ago I didn’t even watch Walking Dead and soon after becoming addicted to the show I was cast in a zombie flick. So can you imagine my excitement in being part of this? I think you can give it a shot but no amount of guessing will describe my enthusiasm. “Goodnight My Love” was shot in two days. Flashbacks, dream sequences and zombie chases. Pretty cool, huh?

But underneath it all lays a story about human relationships. A homosexual couple lost everything they know in a zombie apocalypse. No matter the circumstances, “people need human contact” as once said Tennessee Williams through one of his characters dialogues and that’s what keep people fighting for survivalI’m extremely proud of this project for many many reasons, a few of them being my talented director and screenwriter Kellee Terrell (thank you so much for giving me the gift to play Aimee) Kristin Anderson for being such an amazing actor and challenging me to raise my bar, Elizabeth Brouillette and Conor O’Farrell for producing a kick ass short.

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