Wow, what an amazing year! I was so busy, I didn’t have time (or forgot) to keep this news section on my website updated! There were 8 acting roles in narrative films, a couple of commercials, a couple film premieres and screenings, and my annual trip to the Christian Worldview Film Festival in Texas. Every month was busy (except December, which has been busy with holiday plans, haha!).
There were some exciting “firsts” this year – my first sci-fi/fantasy film, my first commercial, my first big behind-the-scenes photography job, and my first time as a speaker at the CWVFF. I’m so grateful for all the opportunities and adventures, and the friends I’ve shared them with! I can’t wait to see what 2018 holds.
Here’s a run-down of my acting/film activities this year, followed by a picture collage that corresponds with each item on the list:
— Justified short film
— Paper Football short film
— Christian Worldview Film Festival (speaker)
— Film screenings and premieres
— Finding Boaz feature film
— Assana short film
— Foster Fuels commercial
— Justified premiere
— Emergent Force short film
— Closer Than a Sister short film (48hfp)
— The Chance of a Lifetime short film
— BTS Photography job for a feature film
— Prototype Advertising commercials
— Endpoint short film (77hfp)
I am so honored to be featured in the Bryan Life publication!!! I graduated from Bryan College with a Theatre degree, and loved my 3 years there studying theater and film! Back then, I never would have imagined my dream of acting in films would come true. God is so good! You can read the interview online (page 40).
So far this year has consisted of one superhero film and two sci-fi films (plus my very first commercial)! I’m loving this trend!!! It started in January/February with the superhero film, “Justified”, which ended up being about 40 minutes long. We filmed on Saturdays for 6 weeks, and let me tell you…it got cold!!! (I mean, it was the dead of winter, after all.) The morning I had to lay on the ground, it was in the 20’s. It’s hard to act unconscious when you can’t stop shivering! But other days were unusually warm, which was a blessing since a lot of it was filmed outdoors. Here are a few snapshots from production! I played Kara, and my “gauntlets of doom” gave me extra punching power (plus they’re programmed to identify an enemy and automatically attack…which doesn’t work out so well when they malfunction and start punching the wrong person).
Last weekend was the film’s premiere, and it was so fun to reunite with most of the cast and crew to watch the film for the first time! I finally got to wear my eShakti dress as well as my new lip color (“Fly Girl” by LipSense) for a classy look.
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“An isolated woman is content with her lonely life in the wilderness. But when a young boy enters her world, she discovers there is more to life than herself. Exploring passed her boundaries, however, is not going to be easy. There are creatures in the woods hellbent on keeping her there. Will she be able to defeat the bloodthirsty beings that have imprisoned her? And what will she find beyond?”
Enjoy our new teaser trailer!!! (I can’t even count how many times I’ve watched it, haha!)
Assana. Probably the most challenging and rewarding role I’ve ever played. I had to portray a whole range of intense emotions: contentment, fear, curiosity, pain, terror, grief, rage, despair, hope, joy… And mostly without words. I love acting without words. This role took me to depths I hadn’t had a chance to explore before, and I loved it. I loved it so much. I miss Assana and the privilege of stepping into her world. I also miss the talented cast and crew that made this such a wonderful experience.
(Click on any photo to enlarge)
Assana is a short sci-fi/fantasy film. We shot it in 5 days at the beginning of June. It was a very unique and special experience. Now it’s in the editing process, and we have a composer in Germany writing an original score! We would love your help as we seek to raise funds to cover our post-production costs: gofundme.com/assana
For more behind-the-scenes pictures and videos, follow these pages: my facebook page and instagram page, and the Staring at Fire facebook page.
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:
I also updated my demo reel to include scenes from Across. Other footage comes from Wanted and Touched by Grace.
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
(Hover over pictures below to see film title. Click to enlarge.)
But Maybe This
We Are The Dead
Worth the Price
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!