The pandemic has posed challenges for all, regardless of your chosen profession but it has hit the theatre world and its performers particularly hard. It has therefore been necessary for directors and producers to utilize new platforms; thank god then for Zoom.
During March I had the pleasure of working on a short play ‘Little Hidden Worlds written by Hallie Stephenson and directed by Dante DiNasti. With a great cast rehearsing 3-4 nights a week on Zoom we recorded the play separately in our own homes, giving us a rare freedom in our own productions; scene, costumes, make-up, cameras and lighting.
You can watch the result here
*Fake scar make-up 101.
Being busy as an actor is NEVER a bad thing and these past few months have been super busy, with two exciting projects in production and some great smaller projects completed.
One of my favorite’s has been playing Helen Maxwell in the movie version of the ‘Clock Tower’ survival horror computer game, written and directed by Director Ruth (Ladarius Winns) working on a horror film has been oxymoronically SO MUCH FUN, principal photography has started but for now here is a sneak peak at the trailer.
Next up I’ve been back working with the awesome Jerome Curtis (Lights on Films) on a new digital series 108th, playing the Chief of Police – totally up my alley. Here is a snippet.
Last up, I worked with the innovative Reelarc on this scene titled ‘One Day at a Time’, focusing on addicts and the affect of their addiction on loved ones. You can watch a clip here.
An actors life is never dull, as actors we never stop: new headshots, new reels, new clips, new workshops, new classes the list goes on and the bank balance goes down – thank god then that Confucius got it spot on when he famously said ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’
Thanks to a wonderful invitation from Refinery 29, I got to experience the 2018 ’29 Rooms’. So, on September 7th fresh from the New York Fashion Week shows, we headed to Brooklyn for a VIP evening; with a Smirnoff Popsicle cocktail in-hand we set off to explore this unique interactive installation.
This year, in a huge Brooklyn warehouse space, 29Rooms brings together, artists, partners, and visionaries, and contains interactive installations, performances, and activities ‘designed to unlock your imagination and dare you to dream bigger’. The theme is ‘Expand Your Reality’ encouraging creativity and ‘a new realm of abundant thinking’.
The 29Rooms: Expand Your Reality tour is on – September 6th through 16th only, in Brooklyn, New York.
Go, explore, create!
An actors life is unpredictable and bloody hard work but then some days you get asked to do such a fun gig and you realise you have the best job in the world. This is my character ‘Annie the Analyser’ for the new mobile app Invidme.
Invidme is the next level in video interaction on mobile platforms. With InVidMe, you can interact with your favorite characters by choosing a phrase, recording your answer, and then sharing the video with the world!
Check it Out and Interact with me! https://invidme.com/ @Invidme Apple.InvidMe.com
Of all the awesome things that comes with being an actor, playing dress up may just about be the best – turning up to set and being transformed into someone else, with a different job, a different life is a privilege enjoyed by few #blessed
Since last year myself and a very talented bunch of actors have been working on ‘The Circle’ A thriller mystery about two half sisters on a mission to find out the truth about their mothers death. And to my great joy I get to play the ‘Baddie’ – a dual character Ruth – a major plot twist! In my scenes I get beat up, stabbed, shot and generally thrown around the set daily – but I’ve always been a badass -so was just an ordinary day at the office 😉 Working with a great director and so many amazing actors all bringing their unique styles to the ensemble makes you realise how lucky you are to be a working actor in New York City. Stay tuned for updates the first episode is imminent! @thecirclewebseriez
Check out my cast interview here:
Working as a full time actress in New York City has been a dream come true, in this past year I’ve met and worked with so many amazing fellow actors, directors, producers, writers and visionary’s and I’m so happy to say that I have many more projects in the pipeline filming over the next few months. This is just one of them ‘The Letter’ by The very talented Jerome Curtis and Lights On Films, check out the trailer here!
So monologues always terrified me as an actor until, that is I took a class with the wonderful Paul Fouquet of Alyssa Meyers Casting, four weeks later and I love monologues – who knew eh, this one is still my favorite – from Mike Bartletts play ‘Bull’ and the cutting and fearless character Isobel – after I presented it for the first time to class my feedback was simply ‘well you nailed that’ …..high praise indeed from Mr Fouquet