First of all, mark your calendars for DECEMBER 9th... that's when my movie premieres on HBO!
Based outta NYC, the Metropolitan ZOOM (formerly the Metropolitan Room) is hosted a 24 hour variety show in an attempt to win the Guinness Book of World Records LONGEST EVER Virtual Variety Show!
And I was a part of it!
Also, I won this acting award:
I am so excited to finally announce this!
I had a major role in the HBO film, ALABAMA SNAKE, coming soon to HBO (December 2020.)
Alabama Snake, directed by Theo Love and produced by Bryan Storkel, explores the story of Oct. 4, 1991, when a violent crime was reported in the town of Scottsboro, Alabama.
Glenn Summerford, a Pentecostal minister, was accused of attempting to murder his wife (played by MEEE!) with a rattlesnake. The details of the investigation and the trial that followed has “haunted Southern Appalachia for decades.”
I played a role that may or may not have been the antagonist. Or was I a protagonist? As Hamlet said, "nothing is either good or bad, only thinking makes it so." But this story, in which I played a real person, will make you wonder: just who was the real snake in this story?
For more behind the scenes photos and info, check out my blog post about it here:
I'm excited to share an episode of the CoVid 19 inspired/ filmable sci-fi YouTube series, MEM39, in which Carlo and I appeared recently.
Written by Andrea Careri, MEM 39 is about a global pandemic in the near future (2039, to be precise) in which a virus is causing most everyone who catches it to lose all their memories.
You can watch our episode here:
"Near Death" is screening at the American Horrors Film Festival in the "Helloween Short Films" block Saturday, October 26th, 2019 in Lake Geneva, WI. Tickets available here:
"Near Death" is screening as an official selection of the Awareness Film Festival on Friday, October 11th, at 7 pm. It will take place at the Regal Cinemas at LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. The Awareness Film Festival highlights films that inspire or shed light on important causes. Tickets and info available HERE.
"Near Death" is screening as an official selection of the Chain NYC Film Festival on August 15th, 2019.
Tickets available here: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10436231
Director Matteo Saradini and I will be in attendance. The screening includes a Q & A after!
Oh, I've been singing, just for film scores lately instead of live events! I just recorded something special that I can't yet announce, but let's just say it was exciting to get BACH to singing arias for a film about a certain FEMALE FRENCH SAINT, but with a new twist!
I also made a brief stint as IRINA VOLKA for the score for "Near Death." We're getting pretty meta here!
What an HONOR and THRILL to perform with the MacArthur Genius and Pulitzer Prize and Tony nominated TAYLOR MAC in judy's "A 24 Hour Decade of Popular Music" at the Ace Theatre in conjunction with UCLA CAP.
SPY V SPIA is now in the composing stage of the project! We're at the home stretch. Until it's officially ready... here's a fun teaser!
Alabama Snake has been garnering some great reviews!
“Move aside, “Hillbilly Elegy”—the new HBO documentary “Alabama Snake” is the riveting (and terrifying) depiction of Appalachia that people need to see.”
-Nick Schager, The Daily Beast
"Alabama Snake takes the concept of dramatic re-enactments and applies a level of stylistic showmanship rarely seen in documentaries...Alabama Snake is shot like a horror movie, and edited and scored like one as well...Love’s stylization makes Alabama Snake stand out from the crowd."
-Katie Rife, AV Club
Available on HBO or HBO Max NOW.... or click over to videos to see the highlight reel of my work.
SPY V SPIA NEWS
Carlo and I spent a day at the ANALOG VIBE STUDIOS doing ADR and Voiceover for our action rom-com spy parody! We are closing in on a finished project that we are proud of- it's still making us laugh!
Well, this is exciting! Our TV series Pilot, NEAR DEATH (adapted from the short film airing on SHORTS TV (see below) is officially a FINALIST, TOP 5, in the Pilot Category of the NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL. I LOVE NASHVILLE! Haven't been in years.... We'll be attending the 1st-7th of October and our pilot will be read by name talent. Of course, we'll be attending VIRTUALLY :)
Super proud and excited!
Hey everyone! Wanted to share the interview that Carlo and I recently gave the online screenwriting magazine MovieBytes
after two of our scripts, DARK HORIZONS and TIME ZERO, ascended to the VERY TOP in their ranks of 1000+ award-winning scripts. We are so so excited because our feature film script (TIME ZERO) was just acquired by Canadian producers who are very passionate about making it into a great film as early as this Autumn! We would also love to thank our manager Kathy Muraviov for negotiating for us. More soon!
"In Three," a monologue I wrote and performed, is an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the 2020 SO YOU THINK YOU CAN ACT competition!
Airtime is at 9 am and then again at 12 pm ET
(6 am Pacific and 8 am Central / 9 am Pacific and 11 am Central).
The film is a Network's "Editor's Pick" and will air again and again in the next months.
They post the schedule a week in advance at https://shorts.tv/en/tv#tv-epg ... Until then, here’s how you can watch the film on your TV/ Cable network....
DirecTV (Channel 573)
AT&T U-Verse (Channel 1789)
Google Fiber (Channel 603)
Frontier Communications (Channel 1789)
CenturyLink (Channel 1789)
US Sonet (Channel 292)
Blue Ridge Cable Technologies
In other SCRIPT news:
"Dark Horizons" was in the FINAL DRAFT BIG BREAK SCREENWRITING CONTEST'S TOP THREE!!!
I just wrapped a role (#2 on the callsheet, y'all!) in a documentary/ horror hybrid... I play a woman who underwent hell during REAL EVENTS. I won't say more about it just yet, but as soon as I can, I will be thrilled to let you all know when and where you can watch it. I got to see just a few clips from the dailies and the film looks incredible. I had such a wonderful time in Alabama working with an incredible director, crew and fellow castmates.... I cannot wait to tell you all more about it!
Meanwhile, "Near Death," the short film, is screening at the Chain NYC Film Festival in August. Look to the right to buy tickets! August 15th at 6 pm.
I just wrapped a hilarious short film, "The Lemon Grove Annual Charity Race," in which I starred as Debra, a desperate housewife battling her nemesis... action comedy... It was an amazing shoot. Great script, fabulous director and crew, and incredibly talented fellow actors. Can't wait to share that one!
Super exciting news: Carlo and I are thrilled to announce that we are currently filming a short film/ showcase for a TV Pilot of Feature Film called "Near Death." This project was co-written by us and stars Carlo, yours truly, and a few incredible actors: Reed Michael Campbell and Jolie Oliver. Directed by Matteo Saradini, we have an incredible crew including producers Carlos and Gabby Lugo.We have filmed two days so far of this scifi noir thriller, and I am playing LAPD Homicide Detective Katie Larson. Those of you who know me in "real life" (whatever that is) know that I'm a gushy teddy bear... but this is some of my favorite casting: a total badass with action scenes!
I had such a blast filming a short film written and directed by Harrison Reishman, with cinematography by Atom Jones, co-starring yours truly, Claudis Bridgeforth, and Marianne Lu. More info on that coming soon!
Our pilot script, "Dark Horizons," won 1st Place in the Script Summit Screenwriting Awards in Las Vegas last week in the TV Pilot division. It was so exciting to attend the Action on film Festival and the Mega Festival! I met amazing people and had a blast.
Our pilot script, co-written with Carlo Carere, "Dark Horizons," won the High Scribe Award/ Best Script Award at the Sun Valley Film Festival. The contest was judged by Scot Free Productions' Kevin Walsh.
Winner, Screenplay Festival
Winner, High Scribe Award/ Best Script, Sun Valley Film Festival
October 31st, 2017
Our Kickstarter was a SUCCESS! I'll be publishing a blog about the LAST MOMENTS and the HIGH STAKES, dangit, but for now, just know we are SOOOOO grateful. We raised $20,055. That's enough to greenlight a bare bones production of our pilot. We are seeking additional funding to pay Kickstarter fees and add production value, including sound design, costumes, post production, marketing, festival fees and more. You can help here:
and check out the website here:
October 6th, 2017
"Spy v Spia" has launched a FABULOUS, HILARIOUS Kickstarter Campaign! Come pick up a prize or two. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/944205133/spy-v-spia-a-madcap-spy-parody-romantic-comedy?ref=1lp0x8
"Time Zero" won BEST SCREENPLAY at the CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL! Thanks to everyone we met and all who put on the festival. It was one of the best Film Festivals we have ever been to. The people were fantastic and the quality of films was through the roof!
photo by Diana Delzio, Modern PR
July 10th, 2017
"Spy V Spia" got a nice write up in AMB Magazine this month. Check it out HERE!
June 10th. 2017
"Time Zero," my action-thriller script, co- written with Carlo, won 1st Place in the Story Pros screenwriting contest in the action/ adventure/ thriller category!
"In Three," my romantic dramedy script, was named a quarter-finalist in the ScriptFest Comedy contest!
"Spy V Spia," our will they/ won't they rom com sitcom with a spy parody twist, has attached director Christopher N. Rowley and producer Gretchen Landau. Our goal is to begin filming the short form digital series (web series) in Autumn 2017.