I’ve been busy…

July 28, 2010

First AD, Director, and DP discuss the shot list...

I’ve been working on a short film called SONNY.  Check it out! 😉

Regular posting will resume in the Fall…  Thx!


A Poem.

July 7, 2010

PURPLE

Awake in the morning, on a crisp corner of a bright street.

He made me a tea latte, a London Fog – nice and neat.

Grey lounges readying grey.

Heels giggle to start the day.

Normalcy abounds, yet the absurd I feel ready to meet.


Sonny on IndieGoGo

June 10, 2010

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Most of you know that I’m a filmmaker! Now I’m getting ready to be a film director! I’ve been a first AD and producer for a while now and it’s time for me to be what I’ve always been meant to be… A director.

My project is called “Sonny” and it’s about a homeless man that loses his only connection to his past but finds a future and identity he could not have imagined. We’re shooting in mid-July but we need a bit more moolah for set design, catering, and locations.

I’m hoping to raise $2100 in 21 days. July 1st is my deadline.

Can you help?

If you can’t help, but if you know someone who can, then please forward this link! Thanks!


WEINSTEINS WANT IT BACK

April 16, 2010


The Weinsteins have gathered enough financial backing to make a bid to take back their company, in a Steve Jobs-inspired move. Something sentimental in me is feeling happy for them. Another part of me is jealous. A third, more complicated part of me thinks this might be good for the middle ground of the indie film industry. What happens next?


DIRT

April 12, 2010

It’s a good thing.  I consider it mother nature’s vaccine.  I like to play in it.  Grow stuff in it.  And sling it at that cute boy I married.  

We can tend to sometimes think of dirt as dead.  Ashes to ashes and dust to dust, ya know?  But dirt is a community of organisms.  It’s alive.  And we’re killing it.

Modern agricultural practices are eating away at our soil.

One of my favourite food bloggers linked to a new film called, you guessed it, DIRT.

Here’s the trailer…

Just like FOOD INC, KING CORN, and BIG RIVER were all films worth talking about, DIRT is worth our time.


Duncan Christopher World Premiere!!

March 27, 2010

Most of you know, in 2008 I was a Producer / Line Producer on a feature film that was shot in Tulsa, Oklahoma called “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher.”  It’s a quirky comedy about the brutal underground world of competitive karaoke.  We were in post for most of 2009 and now we’re about to have our World Premiere at The Method Fest 2010 – a film festival devoted to the craft of acting and breakout performances in independent films. I’m super excited! And just a little nervous.

It’s my first film festival as a producer and I’m having lots of fun hanging with my fellow filmmakers, meeting new people, and seeing lots of films and amazing performances. After the festival is over, I’ll post photos and more about what the events were like. But now, I’ve got to rush out and get groceries! Not much time today! Our premiere is tonight!!

To keep you satiated, here’s a photo of a group of us at the Welcome Reception on Wednesday night.

From L to R: D.W. Stephens, Peter Bedgood, Lizz Carter, Marshall Bell, Heather Roberts, Justin Monroe, Gillian Fritzsche, Ryan Fritzsche, Jack Roberts. Photo Credit: Rhonnie Curt.


New Headshots – Sneak Peak

March 19, 2010

I had new headshots taken by the lovely and artistic Amy McPherson, one sunny afternoon last week.  Amy is an artist through and through and she made this headshot event a time to remember.  We were both a little nervous at the beginning, I think.  But by the end, magic was happening.

I’m going to post about 40 or so of my favourites to Facebook soon, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peak!  I call this look “Windblown Librarian.”