Short Film — “Carrol Lynn”

Can you even believe these production stills from the short film, “Carrol Lynn” on which I served as producer / line producer?! Writer/Director James Cernero and DP Steven Carmona (yes, the same one who’s worked with me on the LSL Life Docuseries), together created some beautiful, powerful images. The performances from Annie Golden, Danielle Burgess, Nikiya Mathis, Anna…

Writer, Director, Mother, Superhero?

Hey! I am a writer, producer, and director — primarily in film/video. I have produced a feature, directed a documentary series and many short films, and have written and directed live theatre. I’ve written feature films, short films, and several episodes of an About.com web-series. I’m also currently directing and producing a documentary about the…

Minimalist Filmmaking: On the making of my short film, Jerry & Diane

So I just wrapped production as a writer-producer-director on another short film! It’s a 7-page comedy about a guitar lesson gone wrong, called “Jerry & Diane”. I’m really happy with the performances from my actors and excited about how it looks! We had the stupendous and fearless Chris Domig playing Jerry. And the delightful dry and quirky Margaret Rossi Copeland playing…

Building Sustainability… On Location and In Education!

When we shot “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher,” we did our best to produce the film in a sustainable, green-minded way. Some of the things we attempted include: Using Bio-Diesel Reusing Clothes for Costumes Eco-friendly Flatware Shooting On-location Shooting Digitally Being Carbon Neutral Using Bio-Diesel We secured a bio-diesel donation from Tulsa…

On Being A Better First AD

Back in May, I was the First AD on a series of commercials for Microsoft – specifically, for several computers that sport the new Windows 7 operating system. We shot in a studio for four days and to be honest… It was my best experience as a First AD ever. I’m not sure what the…

Post-production!!

I’m currently working with Jack Maatman on Sonny, the short film I wrote and directed. Principal photography was in July and because my husband and I were moving across the country (from LA to NYC), we had to put the post-production process on hold until we could get settled enough to work. Well, recently Jack…

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher

First and most importantly, you can watch our feature comedy on both iTunes and Amazon! Enjoy! And now here’s some more info about “the little indie that could.” The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher is an independent feature comedy written by Jack Roberts and directed by Justin Monroe. It was edited by Ryan Fritzsche….

Sonny: Pete’s Blue Chip

Our second last location was Pete’s Blue Chip on Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock, CA.  They were such awesome people and very cool to work with! It’s an Eagle Rock institution, having been around forever, and when you walk in, that been-here-forever nostalgia is thick in the air. We shot at the empty lot during the day on…

Sonny: Southern California Edison

If you’re a writer, and you’re writing a short film or a feature and you’re thinking you want to be able to shoot it “on the cheap” then my advice to you is this: don’t set it in an empty lot, unless you own an empty lot, or know someone who owns an empty lot….

Principal Photography!

So I’ve been busy at work directing the short film I wrote called SONNY.  Principal photography was last week – July 18 thru 23.  It was an amazing experience.  Quite nearly the best week of my life.  I love love loved it! I’ve directed theatre before and I love directing theatre.  I love directing actors!…