Archive for October, 2008

Comedy Death-Ray

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The whole show was great and the film was well received. The only drawback was that Patton was working late as Remy the Rat and was unable to attend. He had a friend come in his place, so the film didn’t quite have the same introduction it probably would have, but it seemed like the audience really got a kick out of it, though they weren’t sure what to expect going into it.

It was a little odd screening a film short at a comedy show, but all in all it worked because it was more of a variety show overall. Singers, magicians, comedians, video sketches, and Peter’s film. Awesome!

I wish I could have met Patton, but I’m really glad he liked the film and wanted other people to get to see it.

In other news I am shooting a student short next Friday and then another short is slated for mid-December. Woo!

Patton Oswalt *hearts* Cheerbleeders

Friday, October 24th, 2008

I am just delighted since I am a huge Patton Oswalt fan so that’s why I keep bringing it up. Peter just called to let me know that Oswalt is going to screen Cheerbleeders at next Tuesday’s Comedy Death-Ray Halloween Spooktacular at UCB theater. It looks all sold out but I emailed to see if there was a chance I could get one or two tickets. If not, oh well. I just wanted to get to see the reaction in that setting. I think it will go over well. It’s a delight.

The Absent Journalist

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Yesterday I went down to Huntington Beach to shoot a short film called the Absent Journalist. I would describe it as a fast-paced character study about a journalist who is unsatisfied with the direction of his life and isn’t quite doing a lot to improve it and how he interacts with the people around him who are really in the same boat.
I play the seemingly happy-go lucky coffee shop girl, Summer. I think they wrapped up the rest of the shoot today or will this week sometime. It’s going to be an editor’s dream project (or nightmare depending on how you look at it) – lots of quick smash cuts, lots of rhythm in everything. Should be a sweet little film when it’s done.

Witch of Portobello Update

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The project has already won an award from the Berlin film festival: The Cinema for Peace Special Award. It hasn’t even been edited down yet, but is winning a special award for concept.

Here is Craig’s chapter in its entirety

Peter Sherney

greatest blurb ever

Monday, October 13th, 2008

“If you see one 11-minute cannibal-cheerleaders-under-the-sway-of-a-Greek-god-of-the-revels-high-school-outcast film this year, let it be CHEERBLEEDERS”

-Patton Oswalt

How delightful is that?

Only one calorie per spray!

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

Today I shot a commercial for Wishbone Salad Spritzers. It is a thesis for a student at Art Center in Pasadena. I think it will turn out totally delightful. Tomorrow they are having all these people dressed as salad get dressing or spritzer dumped on them in a giant salad bowl. I am not a salad person. I am the real person who spritzes her salad.

Next Saturday I will be shooting a short independent film in Orange County. Busy weekends!

More good news for Cheerbleeders

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Cheerbleeders has won a couple awards so far.

Honorable Mention for 2008
Best Comedic Horror Short for 2008 Tabloid Witch Awards
Best Short for 2008 Phoenix Fear Festival

Huzzah for Peter!