WARNING: The title of this post has nothing to do with the contents of this blog.
I just LOVE this time of the year! It's cooled off a little here in Texas, which is awesome, and we've got Halloween decorations all over the house. I use to be terrified of this holiday growing up, but having a kid of my own who literally laughs at anything remotely creepy or spooky, has made me come to really appreciate the "fun" with this holiday and to just have a good time celebrating with my kiddo.
A few updates have happened since I last wrote. The Austin Revolution Film Festival occurred and it was an incredible experience to see THE SAW on the big screen at the iconic Alamo Drafthouse and hear the laughter from the audience. It's insanely rewarding to hear people, who you don't know, respond with such positivity and gusto to your own project. THE SAW also was awarded Best Texas Micro-Comedy Short, super rad!
Thank you, ARFF for having us!
edThe short film, The Debt, I was in earlier this year, played at another festival,
Austin Under the Stars Film Festival, this past weekend and The Debt was awarded
Best Texas Film! And to my surprise, I won Best Actress! How freaking cool is that?! Congratulations to all the nominees and winners and to Austin Under the Stars for a beautiful and successful event!
If you weren't able to catch my Southwest Airlines campaign that was showing on Instagram and Snapchat earlier this year, never fear! You can watch it below! Super short and (I think) rather funny ad.
Earlier this month I traveled to Portland, Oregon to visit my best friend. Boy, was that trip out of this world MAGICAL. Like for reals, if you've never been to Portland I highly recommend it. It's stunning!
After the trip I jetted back to Austin to perform in my Improv 401 Showcase at
The Institution Theater which was a gas! We performed a Living Room with a Montage that went fantastic and we were all thrilled with where the show went!
Okay... now for some serious talk. In this business, there are always ebbs and flows... which KILLS ME. To be honest, it can be trying on your spirit. However, to keep you motivated I truly believe in staying in class of any sort and making your own work. It's crazy to think how many amazing films and shows that are watched and adored by others around the world that were grass-root, independent projects. And being a true creative doesn't always mean they'll be a handsome reward at the end of the tunnel. It's definitely not what keeps real artists fires burning within to create. I have to remind myself this ALL THE TIME.
So myself and two friends decided...hey! Why not write something and perform it to people we don't know? So... we did! And truthfully, it was the best time. It didn't even need to be strongest script or the funniest material, but the fact we all committed, played the room and have each other's backs made the experience worthwhile! And all the laughter we heard (don't worry it was sketch comedy, there were suppose to be laughs) was rewarding! We just did it! The performance wasn't polished to perfection, it didn't have to be! We let the performance take spontaneity when needed and that made it FUN, not only for us but also the audience. You can watch the sketch below!
SO GET OUT THERE AND MAKE ART WHENEVER YOU CAN!!! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!
Alright, I am now going to step off of my soap and close out this very long winded blog post. I'll be having a VERY EXCITING announcement soon about my own project you might have heard me talk about on other podcasts or interviews. Everything is finally coming together for it, but we are gonna need ALL the help we can get to make it happen.
And YOU can help.
That's it for now, keep an ear out for announcements and you can keep up with me on the e-world. I'll be checking out Austin Film Festival this week and I am really looking forward to meeting new colleagues and experiencing some beautiful and unique work.
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