|Posted on February 1, 2015 at 3:00 AM|
Okay Ladies and Gentleman, time for a long overdue update! I do apologize that this has taken so long! A lot of people I was catching up with over the Christmas Holidays were asking, 'What have you been up to? Hows the film world?' and I feel bad having not kept on top of social media because soooo much cool stuff has been happening for me! Last June I was working on the film CandyLand and started taking an interest in the Props Department. I was thinking of all the cool builds and artwork needed for the films and decided to ask about volunteering. I started working with David Alexander Macdonald who took me under his wing and taught me some awesome skills and I got my first props credit on Leon Lee's Feature called, The Bleeding Edge.
From there I began working with Property Master Clint Novak and was lucky enough to work consistently gig after gig after gig! I learned valuable skills in the props department and I was blown away by the dynamics of a film set! As an actor, I really wasn't able to fully understand the intricacies and complexities of how the productions operate and now...I'm a pro!
I worked on the TV movie Reluctant Witness, feature film Photographs, assisted with The Christmas Shephard and then came back after my summer holidays and began working on, If There Be Thorns and then Seeds of Yesterday. These films were the 3rd and 4th films in a series based off the books, "Flowers in The Attic" and both had amazing cast such as Heather Graham, Rachael Carpani, Jason Lewis, Mackenzie Gray, Mason Cook, Leah Gibson, James Maslow and so many more! I loved working with all of them! It was such an experience watching them work and learning and observing (and of course helping) and feeling proud of all we contributed to the films as a props team!
There was one moment when I was watching Heather Graham and Rachael Carpani do this amazing scene and tears kept welling up and I was crying because it was so moving and powerful, and these two leading ladies were doing exemplary work take after take. I knew that I was so lucky to have that experience because it was something I could never find in school. Both the directors for Thorns (Nancy Savoca) and Seeds (Shawn Ku) are people I bonded so strongly with and would love to work with again in the future!
And Since this past November I have been on set props for the Hallmark TV Series, "When Calls The Heart" and have had the pleasure of working with Lori Loughlin, Erin Krakow and Daniel Lissing! We finish up shooting this season at the beginning of March and I will be so sad when it is over!
In addition to that I was able to see the short film I did, "Hungry Heart" fully finished and it looks amazing! Thank you Sara McIntyre and Marena Dix for creating such a beautiful piece! In October I did a photo-shoot for the film, "No Men Beyond This Point" where I got to portray Young Helen and adorn various 1940's attire, which I loved so much! And last week I met with my amazing talented friend Tommy Roumanas http://www.tommyroumanas.com and began discussing his upcoming music video!
The past 6 months have been amazing and I am so excited for the future! I am working in such an interesting industry and meeting amazing people! I have been practicing yoga for almost 2 years now and and really taking responsibility for my health and my body! I am working on some awesome art pieces including a mural with my boyfriend Adam Buhler that takes up our entire bedroom wall! I am learning about permaculture and urban farming and this year will be our third year with our giant organic garden! We are still property managers on top of that and slowly making improvements to the Slocan house and bringing together a cool community of people! I am finally making enough money to make monthly donations to the charities I love and I'm engaged in a recycling project right now with Rebecca Sjonger where we collect all the bottles from set and raise money for the Abbotsford SPCA!
I am truly grateful and blessed for all the amazing people in my life and I'm looking forward to working on new projects in this year 2015!!!