Archive for February, 2014

Second 1st Date shoot

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

This weekend I went up to a studio in Glendale to shoot a quick bit for my character in Elizabeth and James’s project.  It was in one of those huge white cycs.  It was set up sort of like an interview, plus some sassy poses with a giant fan on.  It was pretty funny.  As far as I know I’m all done on that project now.

Live via Satellite, sort of – Rue Morgue’s Cinemacabre

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Last night we got together to do a Q&A with the audience in Toronto via Skype!  It was awesome.  They had us on the big screen for them. There was a slight reverb on the mic sometimes, but we could hear most of what he said with an occasional repeat. The audience didn’t have a mic, so they didn’t get the reverb effect from the speakers and were easier to understand it turned out. We never had feedback from our voices, which was good.  (When I use skype at work my coworkers often get bad feedback and reverb.)  It was great to get to sort of be there even though we couldn’t actually go.  I think the laptop was in the projection booth because we could only see a dark floor and wall.  I’m assuming they needed to hook it up there.  But they sent us pictures!

Our huge faces:

Skype Q&A

Wide view of the Royal

Goofily ass-kissing our kindly sponsor.  Also drinking:

Kraken! (sponsor on both sides)

The Royal Theater:

The Royal Theater

Here’s us on our end!

Skypin'

An excuse for weeknight cocktails, and a funny gag

Heading to Little Rock in March!

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Delivery is playing at the Little Rock Horror Show in March and I get to go!  I’ve never been to Arkansas.  Should be cool to visit.  March 20-23.  I head down Friday and leave Sunday so I’ll probably have time to see the city a little.

Passes: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-little-rock-horror-picture-show-tickets-10279898453

Grumpy Panda shoot

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

This weekend I shot a funny video with Peter and Cindy and Co. for Grumpy Panda, their production company.  They did Meter Maids. The shoot was very fun. The other ladies involved were so funny. It was hard to keep a straight face.

I think they are pretty fast at turnaround, so I should have a link to post soon.

Until then, enjoy this episode of Meter Maids I’m in.

San Francisco Trip

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

I flew up to San Francisco to go to some of the screenings of Delivery at San Francisco Indie Fest. We had drinks at Giordano Bros, a Philly-centric bar. Then dinner was tapas next door at Picaro and it was delicious! The screening was at the Roxie theater in the Mission district.  It’s one of those classic theaters that’s been around since 1909! We were in the big theater that night and it was over half full.  Not bad for a cold rainy night. We had a good Q&A.  I was pretty tired, so we just went home afterward.

Sunday I went and saw some other films.  A Field in England was super weird, but entertaining. I think I understood most of what was happening.  I think.  Then later I caught Congratulations! which is super funny and absurd.

The rest of the guys had left on Sunday, but I stayed with some friends for the extra days, so on Monday I was the only one at the screening for the Q&A.  When I went in the lobby, I realized I’d lost my festival pass.  I was like, “Um, I’m in the movie and lost my pass…” They were cool. (I never found it, but Adam gave me an extra he had so I could keep one.) We were in the smaller theater, and the projector was a little dim.  Hopefully people were able to catch the subtle stuff in there anyway. I did a Q&A after the screening by myself, but I think I did a good job answering stuff.  Someone actually asked if we shot in low light or if they artificially darkened it.  I was still thinking about the dimness and mentioned that the projection was a bit dark. He clarified and I answered about the natural lighting. I felt bad bringing it up because the theater is so nice to have us there, but I also kind of wanted to let people know that it’s not actually that dark.  Most of the audience stuck around for the questions that night, which was cool.

We had another  screening in Oakland tonight, but we couldn’t be there.  Hope they had a good time tonight!

Delivery – San Francisco Indie Film Fest

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

We are screening up in San Francisco for the SF Indie Film Festival.  It’s so close and I have some friends up there, so I figured, why not go?  So I am.  I’ll be taking a couple days off and hitting the first 2 screenings.  I rarely have time to really take advantage of these events, so I plan to actually try and see a bunch of movies there.  Also SF is great so I’ll just hang out with friends and wander the city for a few days.

Sat. Feb 8 – 9:15 – Roxy
Mon. Feb 10 – 9:15 – Roxy
Wed. Feb. 19 – 7:00 – New Parkway

 

Delivery – Canadian Theatrical Premiere

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Rue Morgue is restarting their CineMacabre events, with Delivery being the first screening!  They have been on hiatus for about 2 years.  This will be a the first time in a new venue as well.

 

So if you are in Toronto on Feb. 20th, you can catch it in the theater!

Things I’ve been up to

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Well,  it’s been a while since I checked in here.  Not a while lot has been going on, so that’s mostly why.  I was also super busy at my jobby job.

December
I shot a book trailer for Cold Iron, by D. L. McDermott. (Pocket Star).   USA today

We also did the dvd commentary for Delivery.  They are apparently in the process of putting together a new trailer and posted and then I guess they let us know the release date.  Should be soon! (I know I’ve been saying that for a while, but for reals it will be coming out in a few months!)

 

Then I went to Paris for my jobby job for 3 weeks, which was a lot of work, but Paris is wonderful and I would definitely go back for an actual vacation.  I did get 3 days off over the 3 weeks I was gone, so it wasn’t totally crazy.  Plus they flew out my husband for New years and my Bday, because they are awesome.  Our clients there were super nice and smart, so aside from the insane hours, it was about as good a business trip as I could ask for.

 

January

I shot some scenes for an indie project by Elizabeth (she played Jenny in Delivery) and her husband James, who produced a feature together and sold it last year.  The stuff I’m in is all improvised, so we came up with a new, funny take on the character after the original actress had to drop out.  In the script it’s written as a super fitness-obsessed character, and let’s just say that is certainly not me.  ;)  The original script is set up as a feature, but they are thinking of dividing it into webisodes.  It was incredibly fun and the guy paired with me was hilarious. I’ll have another shoot this month for it.