This was me in the film, being sneaky in a rural lakehouse:
Check it out!
The first shoot for Nellie is wrapped. We shot in the Ohio State Reformatory museum, famous for serving as the title location in the movie The Shawshank Redemption.
I play the title character and had the privilege of working with talented cast and crew, including some special effects make-up artists who added significant poundage to my face.
The one thing that disappoints me is that I didn’t see a single ghost.
That’s a wrap! On me at least. I spent two days in a remote and not at all creepy* part of Ohio, where there was no cell service and I had to wait to show everyone what I was doing on Instagram.
I got to drive this vintage vehicle:
And got some early morning shots of this beautiful lake:
See? Not creepy at all.
*It was the answer to “how rural is too rural?”
I’ll be working on a short film — intended as a precursor to a feature — called Below the Trees.
Filmmaker Parker Brennon will be shooting his third short next month, in Southern Ohio.
I’ll be playing the supporting role of Erin, who suspects there’s more to her almost-mother-in-law’s strange behavior than meets the eye.
I’m excited to work on this project and get reimbursed for mileage. I might wear one of these shirts:
After some time on hiatus, pre-production is back on track for short film Nellie. I’ll be playing the title role. We had a table read on Sunday. Look at this blurry selfie we took!
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:
I just got back from Los Angeles, where I worked on a lovely feature called Abby and Tabby: Alone in the Desert. This film is so exciting, on so many levels.
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.
Last week, I worked on Celia C. Peters’ short film Mission, as a human woman who briefly piques the interest of an off-planet visitor.
My character is confused about which produce would be cheapest to buy with the healthiest of intentions, then throw away a week later.
I shot a brief appearance in an independent feature film called And Then I Go, currently filming in Louisville, KY this month. I play the School Nurse, asking the troubled young protagonist how I can help him with his constant headaches.
While I’m not able to share any photos from the set right now, here is a picture of The Pink Palace:
It’s a house in Louisville that’s haunted by a helpful spirit named Avery who warns residents of impending danger.
So there you go.