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Spring 2016 Update

It’s always busy here in NYC. Lots of projects and lots of fun!

So let’s do a nice re-cap.

It’s Spring!!! And I am definitely looking forward to filming in warmer weather, because no one likes filming in the cold.

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Since I got back from the holiday season, I worked on a short film titled “Cataclysm” directed by an NBCUniversal intern, Erian Mathis, at the end of January. I played a principle role of the Psychologist.

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Last weekend I filmed some intense finale scenes for indie film 1970’s thriller, Thorns for Flowers, as lead, Gretchen. It will be ready in time to screen at the International Soho Festival May 2016! Woo!

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Then I have a reading (and filming in April) for the third episode of nerdy web-series, Three Days of Glory, as principle role, cosplayer Nina Collins.

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The other week I got a few callbacks for a National Commercial in which all information is confidential, but I had a really great time working with the commercial director and House Casting, NYC.

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I was also involved in a workshop of a new musical by Greg Bonsignore (up and coming lyricist and director of recent Off Broadway show, Atomic) in conjunction with BMI Musical Theater Workshop. The music was catchy and hilarious. Can’t wait to see their production come together!

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And finally, I performed in Love Creek’s Off Broadway One Act of “The Power and The Glory” as lead, nervous wreck Wanda. Plenty of physical comedy with great laughs! Well written script.

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           So Spring is off to a great start with all my weekends through May filled with film shoots (Three Days of Glory and Thorns for Flowers), and hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze in some little projects in-between.

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Thorns for Flowers: Day 2

Day two of filming with Thorns for Flowers was filled with scenes that were intense and emotional. I normally perform this style on stage or in song, so this was a great exercise bringing it to film. It was exhausting but amazing!

I got a chance to film with beautiful scenery like some spooky woods and a sun-dappled lakeside which was so perfect for the mood of the scenes. I’m so happy to be working on this project! And, as always, it’s a blast working with my fellow cast and stellar director!

 

Looking forward to shooting more scenes in the New Year!!

Thorns for Flowers: Day 1

I had SUCH a great time filming for new Feature Film, Thorns for Flowers this past Saturday. My role as Gretchen is amazing and deep and our director, Anthony de Lioncourt is FANTASTIC. I’m so glad I finally got a real chance to work with him!

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Photo by Eugene Lin 2015

Day one of shooting consisted of horses and countryside which is always enjoyable to someone who lives in a concrete jungle (aka NYC). And I finally got to meet my co stars Oev, who plays young Leo, and Yaron, who plays another important character (no spoilers!).

Looking forward to shooting Day Two this weekend and feeling lucky that global warming has warmed up the Northeast just enough that I won’t freeze during our outdoor shoot. (Gotta stay positive!)

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet for this AWESOME film, check it out here.

 

I’ll keep you updated on any new adventures! Until then, stay warm and Happy Holidays!

 

Thorns for Flowers – Feature Film

From the people who brought you THE PROTOKON
I have been cast in their next feature film
THORNS FOR FLOWERS!!

A psychological thriller/horror/fantasy feature film is going to be so much fun! A big thank you to Anthony De Lioncourt and Mark Mattson for keeping me involved in their amazing work. I am definitely looking forward to filming my scenes soon!

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Check out their teaser trailer they just released! More details to come!