2015 has been great so far! The first week of the year I shot a beautiful short film Masquerade with my new friend and collaborator Andrew Hawkins. It’s a period film about William and Ellen Craft who escaped slavery by posing as a white invalid and his slave. It’s an equally fascinating and unnerving true story that I’m honored to have a part in telling. The crew of people that came together for this were talented hardworking problem solvers. I am so grateful for all their efforts. Our fearless cinematographer Thomas Garrett brought a drone! So cool and surreal to see (especially against an 1848 backdrop!). I’m so excited to see how the shot turns out…
The rest of January through March I was busy running around for pilot season. Which basically means a lot of makeup and memorizing. I’m kidding–it’s great exercise! And I’m so pleased there’s so much more work available and feel lucky to have been considered for so many large parts.
Also, I just booked another short film called Dizzy With That Dame. It’s another period film–this time the 30s–and it’s a “whodunnit!” Check out the kickstarter page here to see a short promo video featuring yours truly.
Up next is the world premiere of Cynthia Robinson’s Dancing on Eggshells. It’s being produced by The Billie Holiday Theater but we’re in residence at The Brooklyn Music School Playhouse in Fort Greene. More recently I’ve been focused on writing and pursuing on camera work, but doing a play will always feel like home. Nothing can match that feeling of “we’re all here in a room together and anything could happen” so I’m over the moon about starting rehearsal next week. The play has a lot of heart and danger and it should be interesting to see where we go with it. It runs from April 23rd to May 17th (Thursdays through Sundays) and you can buy tickets here.