Did I mention they love me in Japan? LOL. The above is a clip from an article in a Japanese lifestyle blog about Amazake Co., my husband’s start up business which launched last summer. I am the chief advisor (we made that up, but of course I am) and it’s been quite an adventure to say the least. The taste-testing has been beyond fun (it’s a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it), and it’s pretty cool to see others learn about and enjoy this traditional fermented Japanese sweet drink. Unlike other Amazakes you might find, this one is hand-crafted and non-pasteurized, so it has all those probiotic benefits, too!
In acting news, “Premenstrual Margot” is having its premiere this March at the Women’s Film Festival in Brattleboro, Vermont. This festival is in its 29th year and features films “by and about women for everyone.” I spent some time in Putney and Brattleboro years ago, so I’m stoked the film will debut there. It’s a uniquely beautiful part of the United States, and the festival itself has a fantastic lineup this year, as you can see here. If you’re in the area, do check it out!
That’s it for the moment. Wishing you a great, nourishing year.
I’m thrilled it’s 2016. I remember as a child wondering what it would be like to live in the two thousands….it was hard to even conceptualize at the time, and sometimes it still is.
Well, we made it. We’re here. And in this bizarre beautiful world, there are countless chances to wake up. To begin again. To affirm that this life is good, no matter the perceived obstacles. No matter the madness. It’s all a massive gift.
So let’s do this!
“Waiting for You” will be screening again this Saturday at the Whitefire Theater in Los Angeles as part of the California Women’s Film Festival. If you’re in town and free, come by!
I hope you are enjoying the summer. Here in Los Angeles the weather has been uncharacteristically humid and even rainy at moments. This is a good thing for the soil and it makes for soothing naps as well!
The Topanga Film Festival is coming up at the end of this month and it’s a super-interesting one. This year’s theme is Technology at Play. There will be aerial silk performances, wildlife shorts, belly-dancing and more. “Waiting for You” will be screening on Saturday August 1st in the international short film showcase. More info is here. The entire Topanga Film Institute website is rather magical, so check it out.
And of course, if you are in the Los Angeles area, come on by!
The next few days mark the entry of “Waiting for You” into the North American film festival circuit (it was part of the Cannes shorts corner just recently). It’s an unusual film for a number of reasons. One thing I’ve been thinking about recently is its central relationship: father and daughter. Especially with Father’s Day coming in June, it occured to me that we don’t commonly observe this relationship in the cinema, at least in the United States. Actually, that’s one of things that initially attracted me to this project. If this subject matter feels meaningful to you for any reason, do consider following the journey of this tender and poetic short film. And if you are in Los Angeles and can make it this Monday at 5pm, do come on by to the acclaimed and “defiantly independent” Dances with Films festival for the showing of “Waiting for You” and five other noteworthy films.
It’s a big week, shooting a dark and stylish solo narrative film that explores the themes of extreme lonliness and surrender (more on that later!), as well as the “Game of Scones” screening in few days.
But I am especially happy to announce the entrance of “Waiting for You” into the world. It was a labor of love for all involved, and a truly exquisite experience. I could say more about the “fated” elements involved, but for now, please check out the trailer of this poetic and tender film.
I hope you’re all having an awesome summer. Here are some highlights to share with you:
I’ve been expoloring the LA improv scene, taking amazing classes at UCB and MSW. So much fun and highly illuminating! (And of course, terrifying at moments.)
In June I worked on a beautiful short film, whose title will be unmentioned for now. The subject material deals with the in between of life and death, and the team was extraordinary. Will report more on that later.
I got some wonderful headshots taken recently with the fabulous Joanna Degeneres. Preview below.
In other news, “Chaisson: Quest for Oriud” is currently appearing at San Diego Comic-Con, and “Game of Scones” is being edited as we speak. Grateful to be a part of all of these cool projects.
I had so much fun recently acting in a parody of the glorious series Game of Thrones, delectably entitled Game ofScones. This short film has an extraordinary (and massive!) cast and crew, passionately led by director Louis Allen and producers Yvonne Sayers and Lora Bofill. I play Caitlin Snark (of the famed Stark family on GOT proper). Fun times!