January 2014 Archives
We're OK is a combination live action and animated tale of an 18 year old girl suffering from depression. She has decided to kill herself. In this fantasy drama we will see what's going on inside of Delilah and the part of herself she presents to her friends and family.
Kira Bursky will be directing. Kira is well known here as an exceptional creative mind with several films in her catalogue as well as being a musician and songwriter.
Check out the Kickstarter campaign for We're Okay and help fund a film that will not only be entertaining but give some insight into teen depression and sexuality.
The trailer below will give you a sense of what the experience was like for Steve seeing how his friend adapted to the joys and the ordeals that were presented to him in this village so distant from what we're used to.
Dollar Babies program for film students.
Check out their campaign to raise funding at:
Taught by veteran actor Ron Joseph.
Wednesday Feburary 5th thru April 23rd at Jade Castle Studios.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
More information at:
Photo Credit: Magen Marie Photography
Pat jumped into acting head first a couple of years ago after the recession took a toll on his business. He has made rapid progress. After a year of acting classes at The Actors Lab in Charlotte, North Carolina he was asked to teach a couple of classes there. One for beginners and another for teens.
So it seems Mr. Dortch has been on a crash course in the acting business and wanted to lay a good foundation before he starts to build.
The building process continues with meeting the right people. Studying under acting coach J.D. Lewis of The Actors Lab was a good choice. Meeting folks there like Joe Chiazza of 5Ahead Films was also a good start. Joe is a wonderful cinematographer and co-director of the Door to Door Web series written by Rachel Woodhouse and Justin Xavier who he also met at the acting classes. The Door to Door series is a comedy in which Pat plays the overly exuberant manager of a sales company. A quirky look at a day in the life of a salesman and his sales team.
For his role in Out Of One's Misery, Pat was prepared. Writer and producer Michael Sharpe told me that Pat fit the part perfectly and he knew in his mind the part was Pat's before he left the room.
So it was sink or swim and Pat's definitely a swimmer!
Check out the film and interview below to see what you think.
Daryn Zonegrone is working to bring The Film House to Greenville, South Carolina where it will show independent films and classic movies. The project will be funded through the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce's new web site SCcrowdfund.com.
If you enjoy music and poetry and have never experience an artists in the round type of performance you should attend this one presented by The Charlotte Singer-Songwriters and Poets Circle.
Five performers present their songs and poetry, taking turns on stage, for your enjoyment. Sometimes artists that are touring the country are booked to perform and at these in-the-round events. So you never know what to expect.
My Toxic Backyard, a documentary about polluted groundwater, will be screened at the Thin Line Film Festival in Denton Texas. The directory, Katie Damien, will be in attendance. Screening is scheduled for midday on Saturday, February 15th.
Tweetsie Railroad, located between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina, is seeking entertainers for their 2014 season.
One of Tweetsie Railroad's two steam locomotives, 2-8-2 #190, on May 20th, 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
They are needing singers, dancers, actors, equestrians, magicians, and specialty acts.
2014 Local Auditions
January 25 & 26
9:00 am Registration / Auditions begin at 10:00 am
I.G. Greer Hall
Appalachian State University
401 Academy Street
The Filmed by Bike Festival is accepting submissions until January 20th. The festival is in Portland, Oregon but is accepting submissions from all over the world.
If you like cycling and have a short film that involves bicycles you should enter this contest. The festival will be held April 19th through the 22nd in Portland and is all about having fun riding bikes.