So my most recent labor of love is finally finished and ready for world consumption. LISTEN TO DYNAMITE HERE!! Dynamite was written by the incredibly talented Jess McAvoy and I am honored to have her friendship and support in singing her beautiful song. A special thanks to my dear friend Stacy Smith (Producer, piano, back-up vocals), Scott Byrne (Producer & Guitars), Ryan Cullinane (Drums), Diko Shoturma (assistant engineer), James Yost (assistant engineer) and Steve Greenwell (Mixer).
After completing a wonderfully transformational “More Than Acting” workshop this weekend with Deena Levy, I will be joining her scene study class starting next week. I am honored to be working with this wonderfully gifted woman and excited to be inspired and to take my acting to a higher level!
What a great time we had shooting this short film! The cast was just fantastic to work with, Kevin Littlelight and Melanie Reinboldt wrote a fun, quirky script with great characters, and we had the fabulous Nicola Raggi as Director of Photography (who was also the DP for “Tom’s Dilemma”)! I’m told this film will be finished by mid-December, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what we all made.
Today I met the cast of “Pizza Fiction” as we had our first read through and rehearsal. The script (written by Kevin Littlelight & Melanie Reinboldt) is hilarious and there was a fun chemistry with castmates Lori E. Cunningham, Michael Improta and Harri Molese. Filming starts this weekend!
Principal photography wrapped at 6:30 this morning for “Tom’s Dilemma“! It was such a pleasure to work with castmates Eric T. Miller, Chase Bolnick and Katie Corwin! Miguel Gluckstern did an amazing job as director and Darren Dean (producer) and the rest of the crew were a well-oiled movie-making-machine! I’ll miss this film family – but I look forward to hitting the festival circuit with them all in the near future!
How’s this for a lucky Friday the 13th – I was just cast in another film – a lead role in the film “Pizza Fiction”, Kevin Littlelight (dir.). This charachter is a handful and I know I’ll have a blast playing her! We shoot at the end of October… details to follow!
My next role will be in the feature film “Tom’s Dilemma“. It’s a dark film about a narcissistic father who – in the wake of his son’s molestation – becomes more entrenched in his own cowardice and flailing masculinity. The film is directed by the uber talented Miguel Gluckstern, and produced by the award-winning Darren Dean (Kinyarwanda, Prince of Broadway). The cast includes Eric T. Miller (Kings) and Chase Bolnick, among others. Principal photography starts this weekend! Please “like” the film’s Official Facebook Page for updates!
I was back at Terminus Recording Studios recording my vocals for “Dynamite” and filming my music video yesterday! From here we move into post-production… and it’s sounding really good! Sit tight for a few more weeks and I’ll post a link to the song here… with the video to follow!
I was in Atlantic Sound Studios recording my next song – “Dynamite”, written by Jess McAvoy. Today we laid down the guitar (played expertly by Scott Byrne) & drum (deftly played by Ryan Cullinane) tracks – and it already rocks! We’ll finish up at the end of the month with Piano & strings… and then my vocals. I’m super excited to share this with the world!
After completing a 12-hour shoot day, I am wrapped for “Bergen County”! And, after just 2 more days of shooting, “Bergen County” will move on to post production! I had a great time working with my on-screen husband, Craig Rivela, as well as our fabulous director Jonathan Lipp and the very talented Director of Photography, Tom Agnello! As an added bonus, I got to play with my home-grown (usually masked) Jersey accent!