Jerry & Diane

Chris Domig and Margaret Copeland Hunter star in my not-so-romantic comedy short film about a guitar lesson gone wrong, Jerry & Diane, which premiered at the Big Apple Film Festival at the Tribeca Cinemas on November 9th, 2014. Jerry is a desperate ‘guitar teacher’ hoping to ‘take it to the next level’ with his favorite…

Sonnet #42 for the New York Shakespeare Exchange

I adapted and directed another sonnet for Shakespeare Exchange‘s The Sonnet Project – a great project here in NYC that is aiming to film all of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each performed by a different actor in a carefully chosen New York City location. This time I shot Sonnet 42 about a jilted lover. The location I was assigned provided…

Sonnet #143 for the New York Shakespeare Exchange

I directed (adapted, shot, and edited) Sonnet 143 for Shakespeare Exchange‘s The Sonnet Project – a great project here in NYC that is aiming to film all of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each performed by a different actor in a carefully chosen New York City location. Sonnet 143 is about a mama, her baby, and a chicken. Or is it really? Grand Central…

View from the Q

I directed this short one-act play by Sharifa Williams called “The View from the Q” for the Players Theatre‘s Short Play & Music Festival. But it had been a while since I’d directed theatre and I was a little nervous, but looking for something to do, when Sharifa Williams emailed me about potentially directing the play…

Third Trimester!

I have three projects in their third trimester: two short films and a baby. Sonny is so close to being finished, I can almost taste it! I’ve even started thinking about what to write for my “director’s statement” and am just giddy with the thought of getting to write one! We’re still finishing the score…

On Directing Actors

The Hollywood Reporter has a delightfully short little piece on Tom Hooper and his recent accolades called “The 5 Secrets of Tom Hooper’s ‘King’s Speech’ Success.”  In it Hooper says, “I was at the roundtable with Ethan Coen and he said to me, ‘I’ve never directed an actor in my life,’ and I thought, well —…

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…

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…

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!…

Writing As A Director

I’ve been working on a short film script, as a writer. But the objective for this short film has been for me to direct it. Ryan has been gunning to produce again and it’s time for me to direct. So instead of attacking this most recent rewriting period like a writer, I attacked it like…