In the Garden: Colony

What a joy it was co-starring on Colony’s Season 2, Episode 10: “The Garden of Beasts.” This show is so good, and this episode was killer. If you like television dramas that make your heart race + your heart break, you need to watch this. I’m so blessed I got to play with these passionate folks and be a part of this fierce and nuanced world. Thank you, #Colony!

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W/ Amanda Righetti (aka Maddie) + Adrian Pasdar Photo by Isabella Vosmikova

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With Adrian Pasdar after filming on that overcast October morning 

Fresh Year, Fresh Moment

Happy new year, all! This year promises to have many surprises, and I think most people can feel that in their bones. I wish us strength, clarity and compassion as we travel forward.

Lots of fun stuff happening here. Today marks the “online premiere” (who knew there was such a thing?–lol) of “Waiting for You.” So glad that many of you who wanted to see it in a theater can finally view this simple, touching and transportive little film. It’s 15 minutes and you can view it on Film Shortage, hopefully on a biggish screen if you can!

Also, I have some fresh new photos, shot by the exceptional Mikel Healey. I’ve returned to my bobbed locks after a long hiatus, and it feels very right. Enjoy the shots and do try see the film. As I’ve said elsewhere, if you enjoy cinema that gives you space to breathe and feel, then this film is for you.

I’ll be back for more soon.

Peace,

Dalit

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Fall Showings

Hello and happy fall! Recent films making their way around the world… “Waiting for You” screened in Berlin last week, and the feature Happy Hunting premiered at Los Angeles’s Screamfest the week before. In that one I played Melissa, the mysterious sister of the lead, played by Martin Dingle Wall. Alas, the sis role didn’t make the final cut, but so it goes.

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Enjoy these crispy days….

xDalit

Here is the love

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Here are some stills from “A Song of Consolation,” a tender USC short I recently had the pleasure of working on.

The story is about an unlikely connection between two loners who share a love of music. You can view the entire film here. Enjoy!

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Bizarre & Beautiful

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!

Yasss

P.S.

“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!

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Rustling Fall

This fall is really rustling. Whew! Just finished 4 days on an AFI short—see below.

Also, a premiere of an AFI thesis I’m in plus a screening and nomination for “Waiting for You” happening on the same evening next week.

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Happy fall, all!

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the pleasure and the pain

Just filmed an emotional scene in a fierce indie feature.

Am sworn to secrecy at the moment but will share the deets as soon as I can.

For now, here’s a post-filming selfie from the day.

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May all beings be free and happy.

xDalit

Summer Cadences

Greetings!

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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!

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A special relationship

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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.

Peace, Dalit

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