I’ve been focusing a lot on script writing for the last several months and that means I get to brag about my short film making it to the semifinals in Screencraft’s annual short film competition this past Fall.
So what’s in store for 2019? More writing, of course. This includes production of a short film I wrote and will star in (Revenge, Inc.), plus feature draft revisions and story development for future work.
I’ll be working on a feature-length film shooting in Cincinnati in August. It’s called Blue, about a young woman trying to rebuild her life after a failed suicide attempt. The shooting schedule is remarkably aggressive: a full feature shoot in 12 days!
I’m going to play a tremendously unhelpful receptionist at an unemployment office who doesn’t actually care about anyone else’s employment. It’s going to be GREAT.
I managed to get the role even though my audition tape was framed like this:
First, the talented cast worked off of an outlined script, improvising a lot of their lines. The results are exceptional and of-the-moment.
Second, this film was largely conceived, performed, and crewed up by a female team. Jessica Erin Martin took on multiple roles, as writer, director, producer, and actor (Tabby). Co-star Ashley Lenz (Abby) produced and acted in the film.
My jaw still remains a little bit on the floor at what these women have accomplished and I was very happy to be a part of it — along with many other excellent crew members — and to see a Joshua tree for the first time.