WRITING: The Fridge

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.


The Fridge – a superhero’s frustrated girlfriend is determined to exit the narrative on her own terms.

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.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Nellie

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.

This is it’s own horror movie.

The one thing that disappoints me is that I didn’t see a single ghost.

Nothing. Not even a stray raccoon.

CASTING NEWS: Blue (2018)

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:

 

 

 

 

 

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CREW CALL: Assistant Directed a Feature

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.

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CASTING NEWS: Mission

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.

PURPLE LIPSTICK:

My character is confused about which produce would be cheapest to buy with the healthiest of intentions, then throw away a week later.

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