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
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.
A few weeks back I had the pleasure to work on a project for director CJ Richter. “Some Punishment” was my first short film and an incredible experience.
From watching the “making of” of movies, you always hear actors complain about “waiting around” until the crew is done with the lighting or other technical adjustments. They are not kidding!
While there’s a bunch of people walking around, moving sets, watching your every move, it’s important to remember you are playing a character and try to ignore the noise. Sometimes you’ll be asked to walk in a room with 2o people staring at you and pretend to be alone! It’s easier said than done.
But overall, I think I got pretty lucky to work with such talented and hard-working people. I owe a special thanks to CJ and the producer Lauren Schmandt for being so freakishly amazing.