Two months ago my husband’s 87 year young grandfather moved from Steubenville, Ohio, to a beautiful home in Summerville, South Carolina, that is exactly eight homes down our street. So while we are fortunate enough to feel that he is not only family but also our neighbor, his first two weeks as a new SC resident had him in the hospital with pneumonia.
During the time spent running to doctors appoints for Gramps, most of my other time was spent on the production side of William Brian Baker’s first movie he was filming in Charleston, South Carolina. Brian is now in New York and studying with the prestigious Stella Adler School in NYC, and I could not be more proud of someone who came into the shared conference room I share with two other production companies, say that he wanted to do A, B, and C., ask how the best way to do that was, and then actually make his first film.
I have been in charge of finding appropriate film festivals to submit ‘Gives’ to, and the first we have entered is the 2011 LA Film & Music Festival. Most of those we want to send the reels to are already past their deadline and I will have to go these rounds again after the beginning of the new year, but I must say it is so well worth it.
Gives has recently been submitted to the 2011 LA Film and Music Festival
I worked with an amazing cast during ‘Gives’ and look forward to working with most of the cast and crew again in the future. Adam Ray has been seen on vRep for the reality competition focused for actors, Audition America, and Alex Hoffmann is just so much fun to work with on set that it should be mandatory he be at all future film shoots I will be on the set for.
I missed the wrap party for ‘Gives’ because I was in Greenville, SC, for a job for Charter Communications. I must say that Jonathan Grubbs is an outstanding Line Producer and anyone needing an LP that you can fully depend on during the shoot, you must call Jonathan. Mark Meyers, the Executive Director and owner of TradeMark Films, was phenomenal in knowing how he could use the crew and cast to achieve the look required from the script and I was so impressed by his commitment to not only this project, but his past projects as well.
I also had the opportunity to work with Annie Sundberg and must say that seeing how she handled the talent was amazing to watch. I would have the most nervous person in my makeup chair and not five seconds later Annie was directing the emotions of the cast member in such a way they had a look on their own faces that they believed what they were saying. It was the most impressive witnessing of a director pulling out amazing performances by her cast that I have seen to date, and I can completely understand that is what help Ms. Sundberg win both The EMMY and Academy Awards for a project she directed a few years ago.
So family matters are hopefully settled, the film I helped to produce is now being submitted to festivals, and just want to keep working with even more amazing people in the industry!