January 2016 Archives
Plans include production suites, an iMax style theater, a film school, and a music school. Studio South and Pacific Ventures will develop, build and manage the complex.
Here is the pilot for Maid to Order a new series by Katie Carpenter and Going Cheek Productions.
As a struggling actress, Margot (Katie) and her friend June (Kendra Staub) come up with a plan to help make ends meet between acting assignments. It has the feel of popular shows like Portlandia and Broad City. Looking forward to seeing the series.
Katie Carpenter is an actress I first heard about when she was filming Fix It In Post as Lexy. A zombie comedy where Katie plays a featherbrained young actor. The director, Christine Parker, was proud to have Katie as one of the stars saying "She was a natural as the ditzy self absorbed actress in Fix It In Post. No one could have played that part as well." Brett Mullen was one of the cinematographers on that movie and is currently collaborating with Katie on her latest creation Maid To Order.
Maid To Order is a webseries created by and starring Katie as a struggling young actress (see the parallel?) that has resorted to running a fetish cleaning business to make ends meet. Her customers begin to asked for very strange things by her clients. The dilemma...how to keep her dignity and continue on her path as an actress.
Kimberly Dawn (also known as Kimberly Hester Huffstetler) is an actor from Gastonia, North Carolina who has been in the business for about two years. In that short amount of time she has been a part of many productions, both big and small , working on some 60 sets here in the southeast.
One of those movies is Darren Conrad's A Father's Love which is currently in production. Here's what Darren had to say about her.
"Kimberly Dawn and I have been good friends for several years! She has always been so kind and supportive of my work as an actor and filmmaker. As Kim became interested in the craft of acting, I started noticing her work and how professional she comes across both promoting herself and others. After Kim worked with me as Featured Background on The Kill Switch and Partners, I felt it was time to see her in action as a Principal Character. When I started writing A Father's Love, something about the way she speaks and the way she looks became my vision for 'Nurse Millie'. In shooting her scenes on Sunday, November 8, 2015, Kimberly showed me she can hold her own. She is very natural, organic, and soft spoken. She definitely has a 'Niche'. I was so proud of her on this film and will definitely consider her for other projects I write in my future. She is a very sweet, compassionate, and caring woman. 'A GREAT FRIEND and HARD WORKER!'"
I had a chance to speak with Kimberly this past fall to learn more about what she is doing. See the interview below to learn more about her and some of the movies she's participated in and the directors she has worked with.