THAT’S A WRAP!!! Filming for House Broken is finished! We got some gorgeous footage and captured some truly special moments! It was a wonderfully satisfying shoot, as a producer and actor! Now on to post-production! A huge THANK YOU to our Director, Beth Spitalny, our Director of Photography, Nicola Raggi, my co-writer and co-star, Andy Peeke, our two little stars Taleen and Ara McOmber, and the rest of our amazing team!
I am very excited about my next project, “House Broken”, for a number of reasons! First of all, I co-wrote this film (my first writing credit!) with my friend and über-talented fellow actor Andy Peeke. Andy and I star as a married couple who has difficulty potty training their youngest child. This puts a strain on their marriage… and their social lives. I am also producing this project with my new film production company – SOS Productions – and I’m loving all that’s involved with that! We have a fantastic team, led by our award-winning director, Beth Spitalny. I am also happy to once again be working with Nicola Raggi, who was my director of photography for “Tom’s Dilemma” and “Pizza Fiction”. We shoot this August! Stay tuned…
On Friday I stopped by to visit my friends at Chasing News to walk their red carpet, present a citation of commendation and praise from the New Jersey Senate and Assembly, and to help celebrate their 500th episode! Chasing News can now be seen in the New York market at 10 PM on My9 and 1 AM on Fox5, as well as the Philadelphia market at 12:30 AM on Fox29! Congratulations, Chasers! I was honored to celebrate with you! Watch it HERE!
This project is a labor of love for me, in the truest sense of the word. My real-life son stars in this sweet little 5-minute short, and I play his mother. This is Colin’s first film… and I’m honestly not sure if he’ll do another one so that makes this even more precious. We shot it 2 and 1/2 years ago (sigh… he’s grown up so much since then!). After the shoot, the footage just sat in film Purgatory until this past January, when the director was gracious enough to hand me the footage and his blessing to finish the film. Since then I’ve taken on the role of executive producer and WE’RE ALMOST DONE! It’s in sound design now getting the finishing touches and we should have it finished by the end of this month. In the meantime, a few production stills are up on IMDb – check it out!
My new voice-over reel is done – listen to smooth velvety sound of ME selling you a car, a health beverage, jewelry… and reading a dramatic love letter. It’s the first time I’ve compiled my voice work in one place, and I’m already booking more voice-over jobs as an almost immediate result!
I play “SuperMom” in my newest commercial for Vitamin Dose! With the help of Vitamin Dose (and some special effects) I demonstrate how I juggle motherhood and a career with ease! I also did the Voice Over work for this spot. It was directed and edited by Peter Normandia of Edit Cellar and shot by Mitch Martinez. I had a great time working on this – and I’m “super” pleased with how it turned out!
I booked Emergency One commercials! Thanks so much to Breakthrough Casting for casting me in TWO commercials for Emergency One! I am a professional with a cold in the 15-second spot and a concerned mother of a sick toddler in the 30-Second spot. Both spots were produced by Ellenbogen Creative Media and were filmed this past Tuesday in upstate New York. Links to the finished commercials will be posted shortly!
Filming wrapped on my latest short film “A Good Neighbor”! I starred alongside Morton Hallberg, who plays my creepy new neighbor. This thriller was written and directed by the very talented Adrian Anaya, whom I met on the set of “As It Seems” a couple of years ago. It was a pleasure working with Adrian again – and I was honored to be cast as the lead in his directorial debut! The executive producer wants the film locked by this summer, so I look forward to being able to share it soon! In the meantime, the movie poster will have to do…
Right before St. Patrick’s day, I spent a fun Friday afternoon with my friends at Chasing News – demonstrating how to make a proper Irish Coffee! Its something I learned on my last trip to Ireland and I’m strangely passionate about it. I almost never get them in the States now, because I have to be such a “Sally” when I order. A true Irish Coffee is a beautiful thing. This television appearance is my first attempt at letting Americans know WE’RE DOING IT ALL WRONG! I sincerely believe, if I continue to get the the word out, I will be doing my part in making this world a better place. You’re welcome.