Next film festival screenings

Hi there!

Quick update with great news! My first short film The Appointment has been accepted into two more film festivals back to back!

In August, this dark comedy will make its Australia premiere at the Woodland Film Festival, yaayyy!!! This is our first outside the U.S. festival screening!

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UPDATE EDIT – Latest info: We are in block 7 – screening at 4.45pm on Saturday, August 6th!

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Woot! What a great line-up and so honored to be part of it!

 

And: The Appointment is also an Official Selection of the American Grindhouse Film Festival in September!

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Exact dates/times and locations TBA!

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I love how the laurels are starting to pile up! :) Congrats to all my cast and crew!

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Actor’s log, stardate 12/29/2015, sitrep!

Another year is about to fade away like those words in the Star Wars intro.

Ok, ok..I’ll stop with the sci-fi geekiness!

At the end of every year, I finish entering notes into my acting ‘log book’, which keeps track of my career highs and lows, and hopefully some encouraging milestones. I realized I’ve been doing this for over 10 years now, starting in 2004. I wish I had started in the late 90’s when I got serious about acting and enrolled in my first acting classes. Those were some interesting years, developmentally anyways. Hindsight. Oh well. But that’s ok – things didn’t start really happening until 2004 when I got my first imdb credit as an actor. Ahh, I remember how proud I was! Happy moment. :)

So, in a nutshell I went from dabbling in theatre in Germany -> extra on film sets in California -> acting training in earnest -> student films -> supporting roles in short films -> main roles in short films -> supporting and main roles in indie feature films -> writing and producing my own scripts -> making my first short film -> developing my next short film! Yay!

I might not be a celebrity or a known actor. I might not be a name, yet. I might not be the youngest and prettiest anymore. I might not be the best at schmoozing and kissing ass. But I got the three big “P”s in my corner: Persistence, Professionalism and Passion! (Just ask my agent, heh)

Like I always say…it’s the journey, man, not the destination!

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So this year wasn’t too shabby on a creative level. Did my art thing, sold a few pieces, got some props, did some acting, completed my first short film and got it into a few film festivals. Did some more writing and started my next big project, a horror comedy short film.

Setting new goals and dreams and aiming for new milestones in 2016. May they all come true for you and me!

So, in closing out this year….

Have a happy, healthy, fun and prosperous New Year 2016, filled with light, love and life! Cheers!

 

Appointment with Festivals (sorry, couldn’t help it)

Today “The Appointment” will be shown at the inaugural Ax Wound Film Festival in Vermont! I feel really honored to have my little film in such brilliant company! You can see the great line-up of short films here! I can’t be there in person, but will be in spirit! I was lucky to meet some of these inspiring women filmmakers at the Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego. If you’re in the area – don’t miss it!

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I love the official Ax Wound FF wreath – all made up of sharp weapons ;)

 

Speaking of Horrible Imaginings, which happened about a month ago…. I had such a blast and it was our best screening yet! Such a fun and appreciative audience! I can’t even tell you how many like-minded and enthusiastic new friends and filmmakers I’ve met. Thank you, Miguel Rodriguez, for putting together such a terrific film festival! At some point the super cool TG Geeks asked me to do an interview and you can hear their entire podcast here. (I start at around 10 minute mark, if you’re short on time.). They also did a cool write-up here, so check it out!

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On the stage for a Q/A with fellow filmmakers, and in the audience…as a super happy camper. Thanks for the photos, Dante Moran of Inferno Productionz! 

Here’s another pic with festival director Miguel Rodriguez below. Not sure who took the photo, but thank you!

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Yes, me in a dress, flanked by my co-stars Ary Hernandez and Mike Burnell, represent’n ‘The Appointment’

That’s all folks! Thanks for reading!