SPY v SPIA WON BEST WEB SERIES at the Love & Hope International Film Festival in Barcelona on 9/23/23. It was also nominated for Best Actress (Erin!) and Best Cinematography (Janine Sides.)
SPY v SPIA won BEST DIRECTOR at the Wallachia Film Festival on 9/23/23!
In writing news, Erin & Carlo Carere were finalists in the Catalyst Content / Nashville Film Festival PITCH competition with their sci-fi/ crime dramedy.... project title and info under wraps!
Erin was nominated for BEST ACTRESS for SPY v SPIA at the
Love & Hope International Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain, this September 2023!
You can catch SPY v SPIA on Tuesday, September 19th in the 10 pm (22:00 ) Block.
SPY v SPIA was also nominated for Best Web Series and Best Cinematography.
SPY v SPIA has a few festivals left to its run:
FIAC (International Festival of Art and Cinema in San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico), August 2023
LHIFF (Love & Hope International Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain, September 2023)
Wallachia Film Festival (Romania) September 2023
We are so honored to have been a part of so many wonderful festivals. More info at: https://spyvspia.com/
I’m excited to announce that Spy v Spia won BEST US SHORT FILM
at the Sherwood Players Productions International Film Festival!
This means it has now won:
All my life, I’ve had certain dreams - about life, love, storytelling, acting, writing, and singing ! One of those was to be Jamesina Bond AND sing a 007 theme song.
When it turned out I didn’t get famous in my 20s (and beyond! Apparently a person continues to age as life goes on....)…. rather than say, ah, ok, I’ll just keep waiting- I said- nah! Let’s create projects where I get to do what I would want to do- have always wanted to do!
And based on me and my sweet partner in life and crime, Carlo Carere … a romcom about rival international spies was born.
I even got to sing the THEME SONG written by my dear friend Mark Mallman - it’s both sexy and hilarious - and I’ll link to a secret YouTube so you can hear it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEg_0Gu1zdE
So thanks to you all for all the support- because an #actorslife and #singerlife and #screenwriterslife sometimes demands that we also become #producers and #filmmakers and #contentcreators -
And turns out- it ain’t easy. But it’s a joy! And an honor to share.
ISA FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP:
A sci-fi feature script Carlo and I wrote, REVERSE, was named WINNER in its genre in the ISA Fast Track Fellowship! We are is proud!
Also, watch Aaron Michael Sanchez of KMET-LA interview Erin for the LA Femme International Film Festival!
SO MANY FUN ANNOUNCEMENTS!
First of all, I won the BEST ACTRESS AWARD at the 2022 HEX AFTER DARK FESTIVAL for SPY v SPIA! If you are in Vancouver/ Burnaby/ Calgary in October, you have many chances to see SPY v SPIA. Check out their festival here: https://hexafterdark.com/schedule/
Meanwhile, CARLO was nominated for BEST ACTING PERFORMANCE at the AUSTIN COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL for his work on SPY v SPIA. I am so proud of my sweetheart. :)
SPY v SPIA awards and selections so far include:
*WINNER, BEST SHORT, SOFIA ART FILM FESTIVAL
*HONORABLE MENTION, BEST SHORT, LONDON INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY FILM FESTIVAL
LA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE
LA FEMME FILM FESTIVAL
CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL
HEX AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL
NEW ZEALAND WEB FESTIVAL
AUSTIN COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
PORTLAND COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
STUDIO CITY FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER, BEST ACTRESS: Erin Carere, HEX AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL
NOMINEE: BEST ACTING: Carlo Carere, AUSTIN COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
NOMINEE: BEST ROM COM, PORTLAND COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL
Finalist: Stage 32 Short Film Festival
Finalist: Big Apple Film Festival
links for tickets coming soon, or look to the right at "Appearances!"
In other news, my novel, "Ghosting Shakespeare," was long-listed for the LeapFrog Fiction Prize, and is an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Catalyst Content Festival!
More to come. :)
SCREENING in LOS ANGELES on SEPTEMBER 3rd as part of the
LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL/ INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS SHOWCASE!
Saturday, September 3rd, 2022 in the 3:30 pm block, AKA, the Comedy / Sci Fi Shorts Block C3:
The event will be held at the REGAL CINEMAS at LA LIVE:
L.A. LIVE / Regal Cinemas at LA Live
1000 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90015
We are excited to be sharing the bill with luminaries such as Jessica Chastain, Bruce Dern, Sally Kirkland (in the same block as us!), Danny Trejo and so many many more wonderful folks.
And if you are in PORTLAND, OREGON… or AUSTIN, TEXAS…..
Hold on to your bicycles and your hats! ‘Cause we’re coming to:
The Portland Comedy Film Festival (date TBA)
The Austin Comedy Film Festival! (November 8th, 2022)
Both are in November, 2022.. More info with specific dates and ticket info coming soon.
AND, you can check out our website HERE!
MEANWHILE, JULY 27th, 2022,
SPY V SPIA
at the Academy Award, Bafta and Canadian Screen Award Qualifying-
LA Shorts International Film Festival!!!!
Spy V Spia, a MADCAP Spy Parody... …served up with an unexpectedly romantic twist!
LOGLINE: Two rival international spies join forces against an evil organization only to discover secrets about their past, their future, and their hearts.
I was recently interviewed by SHOUTOUT LA about risk-taking, perseverance, and the City of Angels.
Read that interview here:
REVERSE is an official WINNER: RUNNER-UP in the OUTSTANDING SCREENPLAY AWARDS!
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Erik Bork was a judge. He gave us the following feedback on our project:
"Excellent script in so many ways. Professional-level execution on the page. Full of cinematic action and human emotion. The story evolves in intriguing directions. The concept is scary, original and involving. Despite all the violence and horror elements, it
also has heart -- with the main character’s family relationships grounding it all in something relatable."
We are proud and excited!
I've signed with a new management company representing me as an actor!
Thomas Ybarra and Jonny Espinoza from TOP PRIORITY TALENT are fantastic additions to my team!
"Alabama Snake" won an Emmy! Congratulations to Katie Hickman, Knox White, Britton Foster, Jimi Jones, Nisa Schoonhoven for your OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION and SCENIC DESIGN EMMY! And congrats and thanks to Director Theo Love, Producers Bryan Storkel, Amy Bandlien Storkel, Bo Butterworth and ALL the cast and crew of "Alabama Snake.' I feel proud to have been a part of this film!
IN SCREENWRITING NEWS...
Our sci-fi/ drama/ action/ horror TV pilot, REVERSE, is the
#1 Sci-fi project of the month, of the year, and of all time on
THE RED LIST, from among 60,000+ award-winning scripts. We're very proud of it.
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!
October 29th, 2023: A TRIBUTE TO THE GREATS.
Erin sings beloved hits from artists including Carole King, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald and more with Nancy's Cabaret! 2 pm at Baci Restaurant in Huntington Beach, CA.
August 27th, 2023: Ahiah Spiritual Center in Pasadena, CA, at 11 am! If you want to come join and be lifted in spirit, Erin will be song leader that morning.
And then, that afternoon:
August 27th, 2023: Broadway Classics at Nancy's Cabaret
at Baci Ristorante in Huntington Beach, CA, 2 pm.
Featuring: Erin Carere, Mark Kopitzke, Andreas Pantaszi, and Kristin Carmella.
Singing mini-musicals and hits from shows including "South Pacific," "Guys & Dolls," "Phantom of the Opera" and many, many more...
Sunday, September 24th, 2023:
CROONER CLASSICS at Nancy's Cabaret at Baci Ristorante in Huntington Beach, CA. 2 pm.
April 1st, 2023, 7 pm:
SPY v SPIA is being honored at the ITALIAN COMEDY FEST
And I'm singing a special song for the occasion! Accompanied by Chris Glik on the keys.
And I'm part of the reading of a funny play by Emmett Loverde at that same event...
Aaaaand there are tons of fun comedians, and a red carpet! And shmoozing.
RE: SPY v SPIA at the 17th ANNUAL, 2023 POPPY JASPER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The producers of the AWARD-WINNING will they/ won’t they, spy parody, action-rom-com short/ TV Pilot, “SPY V SPIA” are pleased to announce they are an OFFICIAL SELECTION of the 17th Annual, 2023 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival.
“Spy v Spia” will be featured in the Local Filmmaker Showcase - Southern California, on Thursday, April 13th at 1 pm:
Held at the District Theater in Gilroy, CA.
7430 Monterey St.
Gilroy, CA 95020
April 13, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00 PM PDT
Friday, November 4th at 4 pm in the LA Area:
As an Official Selection of the Studio City Film Festival at the Laemmle Noho 7. (The ticket link on the Laemmle website is broken, but the Film Festival said they’d honor any ticket for any section, or you can just get a ticket day of!)
5240 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Monday November 7th-Sunday November 13th:
NZ Web Fest Online- Free!
Tuesday, November 8th, Austin, TX:
As an Official Selection of the Austin Comedy Film Festival
Where Carlo is nominated for Best Acting!
We screen at 3 pm, which is in Session 1. The Entire Session begins at 1:30 and there’s tons of great films!
Austin Film Society Cinema
6259 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, Texas 78752.
Sunday, November 13th, Portland, OR
As an Official Selection of the Portland Comedy Film Festival
Where we are nominated for Best Rom Com TV Series!
We OPEN this festival, screening at 2:30 pm SHARP!
The Clinton Street Theater
2522 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202.
October 16th: Chelsea Film Festival, for Spy v Spia
*as well as October 12th-31st online
October 14th: HEX After Dark Film Festival, for Spy v Spia
October 13th-16th: LA Femme International Film Festival, for Spy v Spia
September 2-9th, 2022: The Los Angeles Film Festival/ Independent Filmmakers' Showcase, for Spy v Spia
September 3rd, 2022: The Los Angeles Film Festival/ Independent Filmmakers' Showcase, for Spy v Spia
July 27th, 2022: LA Short International Film Festival
Do you love:
The Rat Pack?
Music? Laughter? FUN!!!?
If you like piña coladas, getting caught in the rain…. Even if you ARE into yoga, long as ya have, mmm, say, half a brain??
Then you’re the audience member I’ve searched for!
Come to the Hollywood Improv Sunday, May 29th at 6:30 pm, and ESCAPE!
I was featured in the latest issue of LAKE COUNTRY JOURNAL.
You can read the entire article HERE!
Next, NEAR DEATH will be distributed on PLEX TV! Soon, anyone almost anywhere int he world will be able to stream this scary supernatural thriller. More info coming soon!
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:
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