July 3, 2012

Holy Shit, It's Already July?!

*Shouts* WHERE DOES THE TIME GOOOOOOOO!!???

Anyway, in the month of June, I worked on three films, had one photoshoot, and a ton of auditions. All in all, it was a great month and I have no complaints.

The first film I did is called "In Lieu of Flowers" where I had a small supporting role. It's an indie feature with a pretty decent budget and I was paid and everything!! Yay! You will hear my voice in several scenes via voicemail and building buzzers, but when I appear on screen (twice) you don't see me speak. It's hard to explain without revealing plot spoilers and I don't want to disrespect the director/writer by revealing too much. I filmed for two days and the director/writer, William Savage, was a lot of fun to work with. I play a character named Melissa.

The second film is a short called "American Girl". Once again, I can't reveal too much about what it's about but I had a strong supporting role and the footage is going to be AMAZING for my reel. I also worked on this project for two days and I. Had. A. Blast. It was one of the most fun sets that I've been on. The director/writers name is Jason Shahinfar and I was shocked that this was his first project. The set was so professional, everything ran ON TIME (that NEVER happens) and the cast was hilarious. I'm very excited about this one. My character's name is Alexis and I play the lead girl's closest friend. 

The third film that I did is called "My Man Is a Loser". It's also an indie feature, but a pretty big one with some big names in the main cast. It's stars Michael Rapaport, John Stamos, and Bryan Callen. My role was a small supporting character named Jordan and my scene is with Michael, John, and Bryan. Jordan is one of three crazy ass college girls who are enlisted by John Stamos's character to help him with a project. The scene that ensues is hysterical and we had so much fun filming. It was a long twelve hour day, but I had so much fun that I didn't notice. The guys were so nice, great to work with, and I was especially excited to meet and work with Michael Rapaport as I've been a fan of his for a long time. Bryan Callen was very funny (and a bit flirty) and bought us girls Chipotle for lunch. 

The photoshoot was for a cystic fibrosis inhaler (not interesting) and we shot on the beach in the Hamptons. Too bad it was about 50 degrees. Sitting in the plush Winnebago was nice, but being on the beach in the cold wearing a bikini top and shorts was pure misery. I mean, it was the kind of cold that cuts straight to your bones. Luckily, we weren't out there too long, just a couple of hours.

In other news, I booked a SAG industrial for Bank of America that shoots next week. It's not big money, but I'm excited for the booking nonetheless. I was bitching about how slow it had been so I'll take what I can get! I'll be playing a very sweet, understanding customer service rep that assists customers with the fine details of their mortgage loan modification applications. That sounds so interesting right?! Anyone?? Helloooo........

7 comments:

  1. Great to see you posting again girly! Congrats on the the new projects! You, me and Britt have to get together soon.

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  2. WORK WORK WORK WORK!!!! lol.
    Good job, im happy to hear that you been busy!
    What is your school like? I been thikning about going there, can you do a posting about it?

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  3. Kristin: Thanks Kristin!

    Marvin: Thank you! I will eventually write a post about the class. I'm not studying there at the moment but I plan on going back later this year. I can tell you that I highly recommend studying with Terry. His class is wonderful and has helped me tremendously.

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  4. Congrats on being busy! question, me and my friend did 5 films on our own. They make a pretty good reel. I was wondering when they go after SAG work will the casting directors look down on the face that i worked with the same producer and no one else?

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  5. Ramos: Hmmm, that's a good question. I would say that it doesn't matter. Plenty of people work with the same directors/producers over and over again, including huge stars.

    As long as you have excellent footage for them to see, I doubt any casting director would care. And even if they do care, what exactly can you do about that? Always remember that it's impossible to please everyone all of the time. So don't even try.

    Because you've now gotten some experience under your belt, I would take this time to start branching out and working with other people, if for no other reason than variety's sake.

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  6. Congrats on your awesome June! I'm getting into the swing of things this month and have been getting auditions (and a callback yesterday! But I don't think I got it because I haven't heard from them yet) and I hope my July has some success. If I book at least one good project, I'll be so happy! And congrats on working with John Stamos, two of my best friends are in love with him :P

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  7. LLE: Congrats on all of your auditions and your callback. Sometimes one day isn't enough time to know whether or not you've booked something.

    Also, I haven't forgot about your email, I'm still deciding. :)

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