Films

Christine debuts as one of the most anticipated films in Sundance Film Festival

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!

The Last of Robin Hood

20130223_00323720130222_235354 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.

ADR on The Demon's Rook

The Demon's Rook 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..

 

A mean mom on Demon's Rook

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.

48 Hour Film shows this Friday

This year I really lucked out and got to work with the DIM Pictures group for the 48 Hour Film Festival. Under the direction of Anthony McHie, the short film In this Corner was created, and it will show this Friday at The Plaza Theater at 7pm with a bunch of other films too. For more info and to buy tickets click here.

FSU short film "Runaway Renn"

I just got back from shooting the FSU short film "Runaway Renn" in Tallahassee, FL.  It was my first time in Tally land, so it was really nice to get to do some touristy things while not on set.  The writer and director, Zachary Johnson, and crew of FSU film students working on the project were incredibly professional and just fun, nice people to work with.  Their set locations and cast were just great, and I was very excited to be asked to be a part of this project.  The short itself won't be fully finalized til Dec 2012 and will be submitted to film festivals.  Very impressed with the whole FSU film department! 

"An UnGodly Experience" - Top films for AIU Campus Movie Fest

I worked with director and AIU student, Soweto Bosia, on the short film "An UnGodly Experience" for submission into the AIU Campus Movie Fest... AND.. great news - it was chosen as one of the top 16 films and will show tonight in the finales at  Georgia Public Broadcasting.  I play a Southern, despondent and sassy waitress.

I think the top two films chosen from the finale go on to show in another national campus movie fest.  It was a fun shoot and I met a nice actor I've never worked with before Thad Spates.  He's very funny and did a great job in the film.  Also, worked with Todd Williams who writes, acts, and directs.. very multi-talented.

 

'Expressions' in Out on Film Festival

The short film, 'Expressions,' where I play a young, troubled mother debuted at Cannes short film festival earlier this year and will play during the short film section of Atlanta's Out of Film Festival at Midtown Art Cinema.  AND.. our film was mentioned yesterday on NPR's "City Cafe" coverage of Out on Film.  Very cool!  Look forward to seeing it on the big screen!

 

'Forget Me Not' in Atlanta Shortsfest - Sept 9 & 10

The short film, Forget Me Not, I did last year will be in Atlanta Shortsfest on Fri. Sept. 9 at 11:30pm and Sat. Sept. 10 at 11pm.  Venue: The Goat Farm  - 1200 Foster St. NW  - Atlanta, Ga - 30318

Admission:  $5 Per Screening - $10 Day Pass  - $25 All Access Pass

Forget Me Not

Directed by: Matt Heacock - 5 min. - Atlanta / USA   

A trace of perfume, a trio of photographs, and one man who's determined to solve a mystery.