HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Noisemaker sounds and streamers swirling)
Can you believe 2017 is here? In all honesty, 2016 felt like a really long year. A lot of important events occurred in 2016. Some great and some not so great. One thing I can say for certain is that amazing television and film was made in the year 2016. Here are a few of my favorites...
My favorite show of the year, Westworld. Innovative and really explored the depths of the human experience and what happens to us when given a new imaginary world and choices to make. Various levels, superb performances from the actors and the storytelling was engaging and asboluetly thrilling. Other shows that are easily honorable mentions, Stranger Things, Black Mirror and Better Things. I've got way too many more shows I need to sink my teeth into.
Now films...I have to admit I did not watch nearly as many films as I wished. Television really engulfed my time when I wasn't working or being with family. But I have to say one film...
Ya know when you see a film and you are watching it and you think to yourself, this is exactly what I needed to see, right now in my life. LA LA Land was that film for me this year. Nostalgia of when I was a child and watching musicals with my mother came rushing back to me, witty and delightful characters who savored each other during moments on screen, the overall coloring and atmosphere. It was lovely. It was surreal but yet still grounded in realism. It made me feel like I was home. But overall 2016 really succeeded in the film realm and I can't wait to keep watching, looking forward to Moonlight and Manchester By the Sea.
The end of 2016 was a quiet one for me, but still got to work a little which is always great!
I had another RT Short come out, sponsored by Vizio, Is This Show a Soap Opera?
In November I got to work with Two Shot West Productions, with the director
Scott Rice, on a regional commercial for the Colorado Wildlife Council. Fun day on set and we even had a little visit from a not-so-little water moccassin snake while filming. Excitement was had by all :)
And to my surpise I got to shoot a quick short film, The Debt, with Fun Size Riot Films.
I was fortunate to play opposite of two actors I've been really wanting to work with, Peggy and Nick, which was an absolute pleasure! So look out for more information soon!
I am waiting to see a cut of the short film I was in last year, A Stagnant Fever. I am working on the final piece of my film, THE SAW and still writing another short film at the moment. And I have been brainstorming another script which after some discussion and spitballing I have decided to write into a full length feature film.
Yeah...Why not, ya know? New year, new goals. That seems to be about it for me at the moment. Hopefully y'all are having a wonderful start to the new year!
Oh! And don't forget...RWBY, Volume 4! New episodes premiere ever Saturday Morning at 11am Central Time! Wahoo! AND EXCITING NEWS, if you haven't already heard, the video game RWBY: Grimm Eclipse will be available for Play Station and Xbox One on January 17th!
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