Volunteered the other day with WIFTA (Women in Film and Television Atlanta) for the pledge drive to help support GPB (Georgia Public Broadcasting). I'd always seen those volunteers on tv while watch Anne of Green Gable marathons, and it was fun to actually get to do it. Such interesting, nice ladies in that organization too - a great way to volunteer!
Great experience playing Marie, a law student with an estranged relationship with her mother (played by Sallye Hooks), in "French Actress" in the short acts performance of Autumn Leaves at Onion Man Productions. Written by local playwright, Nick Boretz and directed by Lee Buechele.
Thank you to the audiences for their laughter, kind words, and basically for supporting theater!
So excited that Christine is getting great coverage for its debut at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Vulture called it one of the 15 most anticipated films. See the article here. Vanity Fair lists it as one of 19 Films that could be Oscar breakouts. See the article here.
So excited to have been part of this film. Good luck to Christine and all the films at Sundance Film Festival!
What a wild ride! The Working Title Playwrights hosted their annual 24 Hour Plays Festival on Sunday - where a play is created from writing to onstage performance within 24 hours. I'm SO glad I did it. I was a little nervous for us, but it came out great. The audience loved our 10 min play I was in - Summer Camp Abroad (written by David Fisher & Paul Donnelly and directed by Starshine) Highly recommend it to all actors, directors, playwrights and audience members!
Friday: UGA Alumni Event
Saturday: Watched Larry Crowne, written/directed/starring Tom Hanks, he goes to college later in life to get a degree
Sunday: On set for a college commercial
Received this cute tee in the mail from the production company for Christine. How very thoughtful!
Just wrapped playing Young Mom in a film shooting in Savannah based on a true-story. This time my son was 9. Great cast and crew. Met one of the leads of the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black. Privilege to work with such a happy, talented crew.
Here's the video of the Comcast commercial I shot last year. I'm the mom in the green blazer.
It's been a hot second since I wrote on my acting blog, but lots of fun acting things always going on..
- New headshots compliments of the talented photographer and actress Anna Enger Rich (highly recommend)
-Just started Michael Cole's on-camera audition technique class
-Booked a part in a PSA filming this month
I'm doing some older updates here - but I had a fun, rare experience at this year's Atlanta Film Festival. I was picked out of the audience to perform with the comedy sketch troupe - The Whitest Kids You Know - who had a series on IFC (Independent Film Channel). I was in their dating game sketch which you can Youtube to get a feel for this rather crude, boy humor.
I got to work with the talented Theshay West again in his film "Under Pressure." And yes - because I'm now an actress in her 30s I'll be playing the mom role again, to a troubled young teen girl. They had a sneak peek premiere of the film, but the final cut is yet to come. Until then here's a trailer for it:
The Last of Robin Hood starring Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline, and Dakota Fanning has been shooting in the Atlanta area.. they are actually still shooting for a few more days, but here's the coolest part - they filmed a few scenes at my condo building. So the whole crew took over our place for 2 days. The building I live in is from the 1940s and this movie takes place in the '50s. I did get to briefly meet the stars of the show and because the directors, Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, are two of the nicest guys I've met in this business, I got a bit part in the film as the receptionist in a posh NYC hotel. Period pieces may be my new fav films - great costumes, hair, and make-up.
Storyline from IMDb:
The Last of Robin Hood is the true story of Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning), a teen starlet who became the last girlfriend of legendary swashbuckler Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline). In 1957, Beverly was working at Warner Brothers studios with a fake birth certificate saying she was 18 -- she was in fact, only 15 -- when she encountered the former matinée idol. After a bumpy start, the two undertook a relationship that was ultimately embraced by Beverly's Hollywood mother Florence (Susan Sarandon), who became a willing third wheel. The affair took them from L.A. to New York to Africa, then to Cuba where Flynn pitched in with the rebels to make a pro-Castro propaganda movie starring Beverly. It all came crashing to an end in Vancouver, however, when Flynn died in Beverly's arms, causing an avalanche of publicity; Florence finally achieved the attention she sought in the form of tabloid notoriety but the chaos drove Beverly to the edge of sanity.
I haven't written yet in 2013, but I've already had some really great acting experiences this year. One was being called in to do ADR (additional dialogue recording) on The Demon's Rook. I've never done ADR before until Demon's Rook, but it was a fun yet challenging experience. I was basically recording my lines but trying to match them to my same performance that we filmed last summer. So they would play the scene I was in, and I was recording my voice to dub myself basically. It was funny because for a second I thought, I can't do this, which is insane because what, I can't do my own voice..ha! We did multiple takes, and I thought it was hysterical for them to be like "Could you be more you?" So basically being the same you - can sometimes be hard.. but funny and fun! Also, I got a few sneak peeks at this film and it looks amazing! Their film quality was outstanding - so kudos to them. I will repost when you can see the film.. somewhere..
Made this video about AMC being taken off Dish Network for a contest - I got to work with the fabulous Theshay West and Dominic Racano again.. If you're on Facebook or Twitter, we'd love your vote - Enjoy!
So my friend Thad from UnGodly Experience writes me about this film he was killed in and says I should send the director my headshot/resume. So - I do and he writes me back and offers me a part in his super creepy movie he's filming "The Demon's Rook." Check out their website to see the trailer they already made and already have some great reviews on. I play a mom again, but this time a really mean, very impatient mom - or maybe it's just really bad kids.