It has been way too long since I posted last. Since I wrapped on my magical experience in Legends from the Sky, I jumped into a 48 hour film festival, then a short film, a co-starring role on a TV show, a feature film, my CSB episode is about to hit the public, My sister is making movies again, we are almost ready to launch MILES, The Device is about to screen locally, Trauma screened in LA, and I started writing a play. PHEW!
First up, our company, Mighty Tripod Productions, did another 48 Hour Film Project. This is where you pull a genre on Friday, and have 48 hours to film, edit, compose and turn in a FILM! It must be 7 minutes in length, or less. Each Team pulls their own genre but we all had to incorporate these elements…
A Fly Swatter
A character named Darin or Dana Stumme who is a Massage Therapist
The line of dialogue “No Way. Never Again.”
Team Mighty Tripod pulled SILENT MOVIE! We had a blast! Our Director, Ben Rapson was amazing to work with. Our writer, Todd Downing, created an amazing story. We twisted Chris Taylor’s arm to DP for us again. Our crew was beyond mighty! And I got to act alongside David S. Hogan (of course), Sara Coates, Tony Doupe, and Sharva Maynard. We also added some adorable dogs to the mix, WINNING! Our film ended up winning Best Cinematography (Taylor), Best Musical Score (Brendan Patrick Hogan) and Best Costumes (Lisa B. Hammond & K.d. Schill). Our FAB editor Brad Strain should have won an award for edited a SILENT FILM, not an easy task. We are so proud of our film, Karma Gettin’.
Then I went across the water, to Port Orchard and step into the shoes of Lynette in Closing Time. This is a powerful short about a woman struggling to forget the past and then HE walks back into her life. I was fortunate to work opposite Mr. Benjamin Andrews. The writer Don Manning wrote a great story which would easily lend itself to a feature film…
Then I was cast in my first role on national TV!!! I cannot talk about this yet but, trust me, I will post pics and details soon.
The Feature Film I am thrilled to be a part of is, Brides To Be! This is written and will be Directed by the Dynamic Duo, Kris and Lindy Boustedt. I cannot wait to dive in this Winter and start filming! The film revolves around the same two women in the short film, Together Forever. Carollani Sandberg and I will reprise the roles. Joining us, as the best friend, is the hilarious and talented Jesse Lee Keeter. Robin and Jenna are getting ready to walk down the aisle and say I DO. But it’s the day before the wedding, and the venue they chose isn’t what they expected…and it could be a deadly decision. Is their love strong enough against the darkness that lays within this mansion?
Are you ready to laugh? Do you want to see some ninjas? Ever wonder what NW talent is like if they all come together and create? Well, start watching Chop Socky Boom! After years of hoping, dreaming, and making “please cast me” faces…I was cast in the role as the Italian/Russian beyond Moody Producer, Carmen. Subscribe, get caught up and watch as the new episodes are released weekly. Darlene Sellers and Heath Ward ROCK!
Finally my phenomenally talented sister is writing and making movies again! And guess who she wants to work with? ME! We dove right into From The Debris, a silent film in four segments (Water, Fire, Earth & Air)…What would you do if your darkest wishes could come true? We cannot wait to share it and jump into our next film…
SCREENINGS!!! David and I can’t wait to launch our next short film, MILES. We hope to do so later this month OR will be screening in Northwest Horrorfest…if we can submit it in time. Our first ever 48 Hour Film, Trauma, was an official selection and screened in Hollyshorts in Los Angeles. This psychological thriller keeps going and going! AND the time is HERE! The Device, an alien thriller both David and I starred in, IS DONE! Not only is it done, it is screening in Local Sightings AND Tacoma Film Festival (October 14th) AND it comes out on DVD in December! We had the chance to do the DVD commentary, so we got to see it twice! David and I were very pleased and cannot wait to work with the Gents at The October People again. What do all three of these films have in common? They are ALL directed by the AMAZING, the TALENTED, the CREATIVE Jeremy Berg. You are incredible my friend.
WOW! It has been a crazy and creative Summer. I would like to add a special shout out to my agents, Topo Swope and Tim Crist. I have been with Topo Swope Talent for over 17 years and I can’t wait for the next 17 to come! Both Topo and Tim are so supportive in all that I do, they always have my back as an artist and as a friend. THANK YOU!
A HUGE loving thank you to my MOM and Mama Sue! For neverending support keeps me creating so I can make you laugh, cry and dream. I LOVE YOU BOTH TONS!
What about when I wasn’t on set? Well, in my down time, yes I had some, I started writing again. Since I joined the Theatre Union, Equity, I seem to get less opportunity to work on the stage…and I miss it. Even more so, I miss acting on stage with my husband, David S. Hogan. I feel blessed that he and I have been in many films together this year. But there is something about being on stage with him…I can’t explain it but I LOVE IT. So I am MAKING myself an opportunity. Thus the tilte of this post, DON’T WAIT, CREATE! So I am writing a powerful 3 person one act which I will be producing next year on a main stage. I am beyond ecstatic about this play. It has just continued to flow out of me and onto the page. But I am going to take my time and just enjoy writing again. I have been finding places in nature to sit, soak in my surroundings and BE. It is when our minds are at ease that creation can grow.
That is it for now. I will have NEW REELS coming soon. I want to get that TV clip on there 🙂 Until then…BE MIGHTY!