Wow, guys. Wow. Um, I have some news, and it's that I've been nominated for an award. Actually, TWO.
My super-feminist, super-funny web series REPRESENT has been making its rounds at festivals and getting selected and recognized by quite a few! Which is humbling in itself. One of our official selections came from the amazing Queen Palm International Film Festival! Earlier this year, my pilot script The Character won the silver for Best Dialogue at this festival, so I was pumped.
Guys! My friends at the Crude Mechanicals invited me back to do more comedy with them!
Recently I was asked to perform in a comedy sketch with my friend Chase Kiefiuk! Chase and his collaborators wrote the sketch, Venmo. It's about a girl who finds herself in a tough position, and a little behind the times! I would love it if you could take two minutes and watch it here! Comedy is my favorite, and I'm so excited I get to work on it consistently with my friends!
New market, new headshots! My old headshots (by the amazing Mikki Schaffner of Cincinnati) were absolutely beautiful, but they were getting a little - well, old! They didn't quite look like me anymore, and they didn't quite fit the actress I've become, either. So I decided that after I moved to LA, before episodic season (AKA the time of the year when I'm gonna be hustling for those glorious two-line waitress/cashier/barista roles on network sitcoms!), I would be investing in some really great new headshots. And BOY, did I!
Lucky for me, I found the incredible Joanna DeGeneres, who, in addition to being an amazing photographer, is an actual miracle worker, apparently. Joanna helped me use my three looks to get the most variety out of them, and I ended up with super on-brand headshots that I love! So here, everybody - meet your new favorite adorable best friend/indie quirk master! [Spoiler alert, it's me.]
Check out just a few of my new headshots here and in the photos section! And be sure to check out Joanna's website - she's an unmitigated delight and SUPER good at her job, obviously!
I recently had an interview with The Shelbyville News! Shelbyville is my hometown, so I was thrilled to speak with Ross Flint about my web series REPRESENT, hoping that they might see fit to include me somewhere in the back of the Arts & Culture section. But it turns out that they found me worthy of the front page! I was so excited that they wrote such an awesome article about me and my work, and that everyone back home was so supportive about it!
I love talking about my "humble beginnings" in a small town, because I never expected that a life in the arts would be possible for someone like me, who lived far away from Hollywood and couldn't even fathom how to make my way towards that. But I'm writing this from my new Hollywood apartment and making progress every day! Hopefully this piece in my hometown newspaper will light a path for someone who might be in the same boat as I was.
You can read the article on the Shelbyville News website! Thank you so much to Ross, the journalist who profiled me, and everyone at the paper!
P.S., I also love that they went with my former valedictorian status as the headline! Nerds get stuff done, y'all!