Crush the Skull premieres at Los Angeles Film Festival!

I was so thrilled to finally see Crush the Skull with all my favorite people! It was a wonderful evening. Apparently there was such a demand for the first screening that the festival added a second one on June 17th at 9:30pm. (Tix here: https://tickets.lafilmfest.com/Online/seatSelect.asp)

Oh sorry, I can’t. I’m in Sonoma.

Every once in a while, two things come together and the world becomes a better place. And those two things are: movies and wine.

I’m excited to announce that the feature, The Week, that I recently associated produced on, will be screening at the opening night of the Sonoma Film Festival on March 25th! I am also excited to pretend that I am on permanent wine tasting vacation on a Wednesday DAY. Road trip! In the words of Romy and Michelle, “Woo! Tucson, here we come!” Note to self: Buy super floppy, inappropriately large sun hat.

Bonus: My very own brother’s band (Trouble in the Wind) will be scoring the film. If you feel like having lots of Americana type emotions, check them out at www.troubleinthewind.com.

For more info on the film (starring Rick Gomez and Joelle Carter) here’s the website: http://www.theweek-themovie.com/

 

Hangin’ on the set of “The Neighbor”

This past weekend I got to star in a short called The Neighbor.  It centers around a couple moving into an apartment where creepy things go down. I won’t give anything away, but I will say that I run around with a terrified face 99% of the time. We intend to eventually make a feature version, so this short will serve as a sort of teaser. We had the BEST cast. The wonderful Christopher Backus played my husband.  We also had the lovely Elimu Nelson, Manon Mathews, and even an appearance by Nick Riedell (Better known on YouTube as the Riedell Brothers)!  It was quite the challenge to turn our one bedroom apartment into a film set. But, we made it happen.  The crew was amazing, professional, and positive. We tackled 18 pages in two days.  Which is definitely crazy. We were all pretty much the most tired ever. But, I made some good friends, and I think it’s going to look awesome. Check some behind the scenes below!

Fancy times at the premiere of Parlor at ScreamFest 2014

Last night I attended the opening night of ScreamFest at Grauman’s Chinese Theater to see the film Parlor! The parts I could watch were fun. Let’s just say it has GORE. The after party was amazing at Madame Tussauds and my good friend Nick Riedell and I hung out next to wax figures, because of course we did. Fun/Creepy.

Boo.Thats a wrap on Crush the Skull!

I can’t believe I have to say goodbye to all of these wonderful people.  I have never enjoyed working on a movie so much.  I loved sinking my teeth into this weird character. And I feel like like I made some really great friends.  As you can see from all of the sad face pictures…it was an emotional day. I can only hope this movie turns out as good as I think it will…just so I can see all of these people again either at festivals or on future projects. Thats a wrap on Crush the Skull! I can’t WAIT to show it to everyone.

Day Seven: Crush the Skull

Tim Chiou wrapped today, and I started to get super emotional!  I wasn’t expecting to be so sad on the SECOND to last day. Lord knows what tomorrow will be like.  Other than that, it was really fun today.  Chris Riedell made me laugh during our entire scene. Which was a welcome departure from my normal “hysterics.”  And today I got to fake shoot a gun…which I realized I am terrible at.  I have never used a real one…so that’s probably why. Highlight of the day. I got to look through a door jam with intensity. Acting!

Day Six: Crush the Skull

Today was the EASIEST day by far!!! I didn’t have to scream or cry at ALL!  All I had to do was walk down hallways.  And then I took a nap.  This was actually called “work.”  Acting.  On set today I was reunited with the fantastic “killer” Walt Bost. Walt is actually the nicest man in real life.  But, in this movie, not so much.  The blood splatter on Walt and I was especially detailed today.  (Thanks to Becca Abraham) Also…Katie Savoy and I had some really “candid” moments watching playback.  Tomorrow will not be so easy. A lot of screaming to come…

Day Five: Crush the Skull

I have a whole new respect for screamers in horror movies.  That shizz is hard…especially when it is accompanied by running.  This  can be illustrated by our lead, Chris Dinh, taking a well deserved nap on some cardboard. Also, take a look at my view of the crew as we filmed in the hallway.  They look pretty badass.  Not to mention the makeup peeps, Becca Abraham and Hannah Sherrer, were on top of their game.  They worked their creepy magic on Tim Chiou doing some amazing special effects makeup.  He may or may not have had to wear a green skintight jumpsuit…for reasons I will not disclose 🙂 So stoked because tomorrow I get to work with the lovely Walt Bost again! Also, I got to see the promo that we shot at the end of yesterday. It looks AMAZING! I can’t wait for it to come out.

Day Four: Crush the Skull

Today we shot a creepy promo and I did my voiceover work from the dungeon.  I realized today that I only have four days left of shooting and the thought was very sad indeed. I will miss it a lot.  Hopefully this is just one of many features to come where I can work with these people. 🙂

 

Day Three: Crush the Skull

Today I saw the set that they have been building for a month inside of the warehouse and it is AMAZING. They have made the creepiest dungeon/torture warehouse in history.  And on top of that, the crew was extra lovely today.  These people are awesome. Perhaps I should figure out how to get features funded just so I can hire them all and work with them 24/7. I finally got to act with the wonderful Chris Riedell and was reunited with Living with Models alumni Tim Chiou (“Kim”).  And then of course there was the normal amount of on set antics with Katie Savoy. Great times all around.