I participated in my second 48 hour film festival this weekend & our film rocks! What a fantastic experience...everyone kicked some serious butt. I was the team leader & had a friggin' amazing time. The phenomenally talented Catherine Butterfield joined us as our writer & I had the pleasure of starring in the film opposite the hilariously talented Molly Hagan!
The basic idea of a 48 hour film fest is that you are assigned a genre & given a prop, a character name & a line of dialogue that must be used in the film. You have 48 hours to write, shoot & edit your 4-8 minute film.
Our genre was BUDDY film
Line of dialogue: The Opera Chef Sings & Cooks
Character name: Maxwell Geanalkoplis
Catherine wrote us a smart, adventurous & absolutely hilarious Buddy film! We shot from 8:30 am to midnight on Saturday! And after my hubby & his brother edited the crap out of the film (I mean that in a great way) we turned our exactly 8:00 minute film in at 7:00pm this evening, an hour early...so cool!
I love that a group of friends got together to create something! Everyone pushed themselves to learn new things & live outside their comfort zone and yes, of course there were times when we all got tired & stressed out, but we persevered & ended up with something I am certain we all can be proud of! I personally learned so much about editing & script supervisor & directing & sound & ACTING! But honestly, I don't know if I will ever do one again, I don't know how we could top this one!!
I am really looking forward to seeing all of the films that were made by all of the teams. No matter what anyone's end project may look like or sound like, I have such respect for anyone who was on a team...and there were a few teams that were one man bands...write, shoot, act in, edit all by your self???? I think that is unbelievably ballsy!
I am going to be on season 5 of JUSTIFIED!!! I feel like the luckiest gal around...I love this show & was so excited just to be asked to audition. I owe a huge thank you to Cami Patton, Christal Karge & Mary-Margaret Kunze for giving me the opportunity to read for one of my favorite shows on tv!! It was a pleasure working with the incredibly talented & charming Damon Herriman. And my son played was by Max Rose, Max you rock!! Thank you to my team & the casting office for believing in me & thank you for everyone on JUSTIFIED for brining me on board!
What a wonderful treat to go to Albuquerque to work on the mid-season show THE NIGHT SHIFT for NBC. My first time being flown somewhere for a theatrical job & I loved it! What a treat to play the super talented Darlene Hunt's sister & getting to briefly work with the absolutely stunning Daniella Alonso! A big THANK YOU to Monica Kelly, Libby Goldstein & Junie Lowry Johnson for believing in me! Everyone involved was so wonderful to work with, I hope the show is a huge success!
I was thrilled to be cast on the fantastic show HART OF DIXIE on The CW! I had a blast! David Paymer was a wonderful director and the cast & crew treated me like family. Liz Martinez-Nelson & Erica Berger are such sweethearts to have brought me in for this role. Thank you to everyone...fingers crossed I will be asked back to Bluebell. Stay tuned for air date & any new episodes!! :-)m
How awesome to hear the amazing responses to my new CHEERIOS Nana spot. I'm so proud to have been a part of this heartfelt spot that is obviously touching people!
..."Nana," which hit YouTube and TV on Wednesday, is classic Cheerios. It features a quiet conversation at the breakfast table between a mom and her son...The son asks, "Did Nana ever give you Cheerios when you were a little kid?" This innocent yet charged question touches off a multilayered back-and-forth that leaves Mom on the verge of tears at the end (and many viewers, too, judging anecdotally).
Very proud of my newest commercial to hit the air! CHEERIOS breakfast with Nana! To Matt Smuckler & Community Films, the CHEERIOS team & Francene Selkirk, I thank you for giving me the opportunity to work on something so special!
The Sleeper was awarded BEST COMEDY ENSEMBLE at the LA Weekly Theater Awards, April 8th, 2013 in Los Angeles.
Hair, make-up & wardrobe...ready to go! I had such a fantastic time on the set of Grey's Anatomy. Everyone was wonderful, so nice & seriously professional. You could feel the love of a family that has been together for many many years. How great to be able to be a part such a long lived epic show! Season 9...I've watched it from the beginning & am now thrilled to be of it's history! Thank you Linda Lowy, John Brace & Jamie Castro for casting me, thank you Rob Corn for believing in me, thank you Cherie Nowlan for directing me, thank you Jesse Williams, Jessica Capshaw, Jerrika Hinton, Tessa Ferrer, Doug Simpson & Ben Stillwell for playing with me & thank you Shonda Rhimes for creating such a wonderful world that I had the absolute pleasure of stepping into!
The Sleeper has won the following awards...pretty cool!!!
BEST Lead Actress - COMEDY
BEST Ensemble - COMEDY
BEST Production - COMEDYBEST Director - COMEDY
I had a spectacular 2 day shoot for HOME DEPOT! Watch for me shopping at Home Depot, planting flowers & looking at newly installed landscaping lights with my "husband". Great spot with BULLY PICTURES & directed by Michael Shapiro. Enjoyed being on set with my "husband" in the spot, Darin Toonder & the sweet Patricia Fructuosso who's spot was filmed the same days as ours. Thank you Danielle Eskinazi at Exclusive Casting for casting me!
Happy & sad...Closing Night for THE SLEEPER! It's been sublimely wonderful, one of the most fulfilling acting experiences of my life! I thank my amazing cast & crew: Corie Vickers, Pete Gardner, Benjamin Mathes, Heather Robinson, Rob Mathes, Bob Dassie, Casey Gates, Carrie Newell, Jaq Galliano, Tysen Fracker, Kate Grieco, Tina Germain, Suzie McKee Gardner, Catherine Butterfield & last but not least our phenomenal director, Stuart Rogers! You are amazing people & I am SOOOOO lucky to have worked with you! :-)m
Actress & Producer.