Thursday, December 18, 2014
Our comedy short, Modern Woman Fitness, was so fun to film. Would love to shoot lots more comedy sketches like this! We screened at Cake Batter's Funny Women Festival at IO West in Los Angeles! So excited to work with our talented producer and star Christine Fairfax! Also, big thanks to Finest City Improv where we filmed and the sketch came together! Bring on the funny ladies!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Our 48 Hour Film Project is online! Check it out!
You're Not Funny is a drama about a struggling comedian who pits his passion against his loved ones. I wore a lot of hats for this film including: associate producer, actress, location manager, and script supervisor! This film was produced by Balestra Entertainment.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I am LOVING my improv class more and more every week. As my classmates and I develop “group mind” it becomes that much more fun! I’ve got two shows coming up at the end of this month and another couple in October! Definitely a change from film acting. So different! My only complaint is sometimes it's hard for me to fall asleep on improv nights because I'm wired. Such a natural high :)
Friday, August 1, 2014
It’s been quiet. Down time used to be scary for me. Self-doubt collecting in the empty moments. Now I just enjoy the slower pace while it lasts. There’s time to play music with my family band, exercise more, and dream up new projects. I have faith that there are great opportunities on their way and now is the time to rest up for the next round of busy.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
What a month! June 2014 has been so fun! It started with a sold out screening of Flower Power, a short film I acted in. My family was there for support and it was a blast at the super-hip Digital Gym in North Park. Then I filmed 5 episodes of my Gardening Series with Balestra Entertainment. How cool to shoot with friends and see all of our planning come together. The series is currently being edited. Can’t wait to share! Another highlight of the month has been taking a weekly improv class with Finest City Improv. Who knew how cool improv could be! I love it! Being with a great class/teacher and getting to work with everyone on a regular basis is something I look forward to each week. Finally, I had a great audition for a Kid’s Web Series. Would be my dream come true to do a kid’s show! Visualizing something like Sesame Street or Yo Gabba Gabba! Some day! So thankful. Keep it coming!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of taking a workshop taught by Brian James O’Connell at Finest City Improv.
The class was funny, fast paced and interactive. I left feeling a little more knowledgeable in comedy improv and a little more eager to take my next improv class. I jotted down some notes that I’m going to list here:
- Never too late to drop the baby or pick up a French accent
- Specificity is good
- You have 3 lines or 30 seconds
- Yes, and… (it’s punctuated)
- Slow Down
- Start with a declarative statement
- When in doubt, shut up
- Laughs are to be earned, not chased
- Mortality, Sexuality, Political Structure, Social Structure, and Religion
- Alternate Reality
- Character Based
- Triangle 1: Robot Pirate Ninja
- Triangle 2: Fast Cheap Good
- Triangle 3: Smart Funny Interesting
Ok, not sure if I got those all exactly right and there was lots more, but I just wanted to put it here as a reminder to myself and a taste for others who may be thinking of studying with Brian.
Monday, April 28, 2014
This past weekend I had the luck to be part of the One Day in San Diego project as a production assistant! It was so great! We started the day at Balestra Entertainment Headquarters with some WD-40 and clipboards. Six or seven locations later (I lost track) we finished the day eating pizza in the car, joking around and watching the sky turn dark while the city skyline lit up over the bay. It was a true filmmaker’s day with twists and turns, hustle, and creative collaboration. I loved it! This was my first experience with documentary film making, and I have to say it felt wonderful. Such a new feeling to be grounded in the real world without all the pretending of the “acting” world. There is room in my heart for both and I’m so happy to have broadened my horizons. That night I hit the pillow hard and that's the best kind of tired there is--the tired from a day well spent working hard at what you love :)
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Last night I attended the orientation for a Stand-Up Comedy Class. Surrounded by my fellow funny loving comrades, we learned some basics: keep it clean, be aware of the layout of the microphone and stage, and go into this for the love of comedy not for the money. I don't think this particular class is going to end up working for me with the timing and what not, but I do appreciate the concept and think studying Stand-Up is a worthy cause for an actor or anybody who loves comedy. For now you'll have to put up with my barely funny self but someday I may take a class and become hilarious! On another note, I think there needs to be more feminine energy in the comedy club world. I'm picturing floral arrangements, soft candlelight, and colorful comfy chairs. Throw in some cocktails and we're ready for a flirty fun time!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
A couple weeks ago I took the drop-in class at Finest City Improv. It was really fun AND it kicked my butt. I slept really well that night. Finest City is a great venue with many talented folks. I recommend checking it out for classes or a show. In just a couple hours there, I gained some great tools for acting and life: listening, yes and, etc. I'll definitely be back!