Last week I wrapped on filming Go Four Broke, a pilot created by my dear friend Gabi Hankins. (Check out her website - she is absolutely amazing and such an inspiration!!) I had the pleasure of acting alongside some fantastic actors, and got the opportunity to work with a dedicated and talented crew, so I thought I'd share a little bit about the shoot.
We started the shoot with a bang, actually filming some of my meatier scenes on the first day! Talk about diving in head first! I got to improv alongside the fabulous Maile Flannigan - let me tell you, that lady knows her stuff! For me, the intimidation factor was real, which nicely played along with our character relationship.
I sneeked a quick peek at the monitor.... shhh!!! Don't tell the DP ;)
Speaking of which, Oliver Young, our fabulous Cinematographer, was so amazing. As someone who normally does horror and slasher films, he nailed the vibe of our comedy, don't you think??
Conor Brown brilliantly played Steven, my character's photographer boyfriend. Can't wait for future episodes to see where their relationship goes!
"Follow your passion and you'll never work a day in your life." Ahh a day acting with your best friends is a day well spent. Gabi, Taylor Kenney, Caroline Boyd and I got to film a few of our scenes together today. We also had the pleasure of working with Caroline Sunshine, Eric Bunton, and Daniel May. Yay!
Here is a behind-the-scenes shot of our fearless director, Shelby Thomas, giving me notes in between takes! She was so creative and innovative the whole shoot!
Night shoots get a little crazy, but our whole team was motivated and committed so we knocked out quite a big scene. Got to improv with my main four G4B girls - so much fun!
Max Landwirth, our steadfast producer (Landwirth Legacy, LLC), kept us on track and moving. Such a blessing to work with him and his company.
Each member of the cast was so much fun to work with, whether they were on set one hour, two days, or for the whole shoot!
No pictures from today - we were outside in the hot hot Los Angeles sun! Thanks to our amazing makeup artist, Lindsey Lisse (@lindseylisse) we were still looking good, despite sweating off our sunscreen.
And that's a wrap! Why do I have a catering uniform on? Guess you'll have to wait to tune in and see...
Many many many thanks go out to Gabi Hankins for creating such a wonderful project. It is so important for women to be represented truthfully in television, for all of their imperfections to be shown, because the shows we watch should reflect reality - let's be honest, no one is perfect. I feel so honored to have the opportunity to play a character that helps to showcase what life is like for twenty-somethings in our generation. Its tough, scary, vulnerable, and sometimes the only thing that keeps you going are the friends in your life who can pick you up when you're down. Despite the roller coaster that life tends to feel like, I feel pretty lucky to be where I'm at, surrounded by amazing people and ready to see what comes next.