Hey, at least I’m keeping this to once a month now. Hopefully more often… but at least once a month.
In big news… I’m in the middle of relocating to Toronto, where I’m looking forward to taking the Toronto industry by storm: finding new projects to tackle and meeting amazing new people to work with. New headshots and a new demo reel are on their way, to match my swanky new website layout. I’m hoping to be working full-time as an actor by the end of 2010, and I’ve set some financial goals for myself as well.
In other news, January and February have been incredible for me… I’ve been on set a few days now for Black Eve, and even with long shoot days, including a chilly day laying on the floor covered in blood… I can still say that I love this work with all my heart. There’s absolutely nothing else I’d rather be doing, nothing else that feels this worth it for me.
& I so can’t wait to see the footage from what we’ve shot so far. Yeah, I’m all about the instant gratification, I know. ;)
I also had the pleasure of doing FASS again this month… originally, when I moved to Waterloo, FASS was where I met a lot of my first friends and a lot of the theatre crowd, and while it’s not “professional theatre” per se, it definitely has a special place in my heart and is an awesome way to spend a month. I had the ‘pleasure’ of singing this time around… not just part of a group like I did in Beggar’s Opera, but I had to sing as part of a duet and some parts all by myself. For me, singing to a house full of 200 or so people is pretty terrifying… but I hope I lived up to the director’s vision. I got to take a fair bit of character inspiration from Pinky (a la Pinky and the Brain), which left me more free to be silly and not worry quite so much as to what I sounded like. I guess the universe is pushing me to take chances, because even if you told me a year ago that I’d be singing onstage for that many people, I would’ve laughed. And then hid.
Lastly, we’ve started principal photography for Making of a King, with our first shoot date outside in the snow in late January. I got to do both my own swordfighting and come up with fight choreography for a group of extras… so yes, I was in combat heaven. ;)
(When I am settled in Toronto, I’m hoping to do more regular combat work with Rapier Wit, but any time I get to fight on camera or for fun is a time where I am a happy gal.)
I’ll be starting filming of my scenes probably later this month, where I’ll be doing a lot of greenscreen work as “The Lady of the Lake.” I tried on my costume during fight rehearsals, and am pretty excited for it! That, and I’ll have lovely whorls all over my face. I am looking forward to seeing MoaK develop, and will share footage and stills when I have them!