My hair has been growing really fast (as usual), so last month I had to get new headshots taken. Photo credit goes to my friend Leona Worcester. Click to enlarge:
Last December, I acted in the pilot episode for Mount Hideaway, a new murder mystery TV show! I have a recurring role as Dr. Amy Bradford — the quirky small town veterinarian and part time forensic scientist. You can watch the trailer, or rent/buy the hour long pilot episode on the Mount Hideaway website. You can also rent it on Amazon or watch it for FREE with Amazon Prime! (If you do rent or buy it, your money will help enable us to film the rest of the season!) Enjoy! (And please share to help us spread the word!)
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! It’s so hard to believe it’s 2017 already. This past year has flown by with so many film projects to keep me busy. I’m hugely grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had this year, and want to give a quick recap since I’ve been too busy to keep my website updated with posts about all of them!
Highlights: 10 Films and 2 Best Acting Awards
– Difference Maker
– One Day
– But Maybe This
– Best Acting Award for Providence
– Technicolour Daydream
– Best Acting Award for Across
– We Are The Dead
– They Remain
– Worth the Price
– American Dream
– Mount Hideaway
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Other notable film-related activities this year were attending the opening night of Providence in the Empire AMC Theater on Times Square in NYC (Feb.), spending a week at the Christian Worldview Film Festival (March), going to the premiere of My House (July), hosting a screening of Polycarp (Aug.), and getting cast in two films coming up next year! 2016 was a wonderful year and I look forward to more adventures in 2017!
The time finally came. I cut 20-21 inches off my hair and had it styled the shortest it’s ever been! I’m loving it, and have been getting lots of positive feedback on my “new look”. It will be perfect for some exciting new roles I have coming up! I still need to get actual headshots taken, but here are some photos my brother took the day after I got it cut…
On August 13-14, I participated in my second 48 hour film competition of the summer! (If you haven’t seen the 48 hour musical I acted in with Mirari Pictures in July, click here.) This time I was working with team “Just Pick A Name Already”, and we made a post-apocalyptic film called “Across”.
We were outside in the sun all day, and the heat was brutal with temps reaching 103 degrees (with a heat index higher than that). I kept a water bottle in my pack and drank as much as I could, but I was still feeling dizzy at times.
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We had other challenges, some which would try the patience of a saint, but through it all the team kept a great attitude and just kept pressing forward as best they could. We were on location nearly 16 hours, and I didn’t get to bed until 3:30 the next morning. The sun woke me up three hours later. That afternoon, I went over to the apartment where they were editing the film and rerecorded some audio they couldn’t use from the day before (because there was loud music from a wedding on the property while we were filming).
Two weeks later, all the 48 hour films were shown at a screening. Our team was ecstatic to find out that we were nominated for 7 awards, making us the second most nominated film! Two days later, we attended the “Best Of” screening where all the nominated films were shown again and the winners were announced.
Our team took home 4 awards! We received Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Costume Design, and BEST ACTING!!! We were so excited! Here are pictures from both screenings…
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I’m sure you’re wondering when you’ll get to see our film, and trust me, I can’t wait to share it with you! But it will be going on a short festival tour first, and we don’t want to disqualify ourselves from any festivals by posting it online. As soon as it’s available for the public to see, rest assured I will be posting it here for everyone to enjoy!
The first weekend in August, I went out of town to act in a short film called “Sergeant Lowman”. It is a romantic story about an American soldier wounded in France during WWII and nursed back to health by a young French woman until he must leave to rejoin his troop. It will be quite short once it’s put together, because it will actually be used as a flashback in a feature-length film as a grandfather tells a story to some young boys about his father during the war. The feature is called “Technicolour Daydream”, and you can follow their progress on their Facebook page! The film will likely be released next year.
Here are some behind-the-scenes pictures that some crew members were kind enough to snap on my cell phone.
I very much enjoyed working with Writer/Director Mitch Hudson, Producer/Set Designer Jenna Green, and Actor Caleb Towns (as well as the rest of the crew). We were delighted to join forces again the very next weekend to participate in a 48 hour film competition! But more about that in another post, coming soon…