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Turning the Corner, (sort of) And Still Ain’t Playin’

The last time I posted was February of 2020. Little did I know a month later the world would be experiencing a pandemic and a year and a half later the uncertainty continues.

Determined to press forward no matter what, all I know is to maintain a scrappy spirit, embrace the lessons, and appreciate the gifts.  Below is a bulleted list of what we’ve been up to since March 2020 through September 2021.

I’m looking forward to more stable times,  the joy of in person collaborations and the freedom we used to enjoy.

MARCH 2020

  • Our feature length documentary “And…Seen” is an official selection of the Queens World International Film Festival, virtual edition.

Coaching and teaching on Zoom, privately and for The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

  • Judge for Last Shot Film Festival

MAY 2020

  • Virtual Casting Insights panel with fellow Casting Directors, Camille Hickman and Brette Goldstein for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

JUNE 2020

  • Virtual Acting for Independent Film Class for Actors Connection.
  • Judge for the Hanford Multicultural Theatre Company Virtual Monologue Slam

JULY 2020

  • Began Collaboration on “Trifecta”, Series in Development with Royal One Entertainment, Los Angeles

SEPTEMBER  2020

  • Virtual Screening of our Feature Length Documentary “And…Seen”, for Queens World International Film Festival, nominated for Best Feature Documentary and Best Director of a Feature Documentary

OCTOBER 2020

  • Cast pilot for Animated Series,  “Mine” for JoLu Productions
  • Teaching remotely for The Growing Studio

DECEMBER 2020

  • Virtual Industry Panel for the International Actors Summit
  • Virtual  Industry Panel, Directors of  Disability Specific Documentary for Women In Film, DC

JANUARY 2021

  • Virtual Industry Panel for Casting Films which were accepted into Sundance for Actors Connection
  • Remote Indie Film Intensive for The Collaboration, Los Angeles

FEBRUARY 2021

  • Remote Industry Evenings begin, Stonestreet Studios
  • Guest on the Art, Craft, Truth with Russ Carmarda Podcast

MARCH 2021

  • Remote panel on Inclusion and Diversity in Casting for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Remote panel on Inclusion and Diversity in Casting for CUNY

APRIL 2021

  • Remote Casting Panel for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Remote Class, Acting for Indie Film Intensive for Actors Connection

MAY 2021

  • Feature documentary “And…Seen”, is an official selection of the Harlem Film Festival
  • Pilot for Animated Series Mine, is an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival

JUNE 2021

  • Tribeca Premier of “Mine”

JULY 2021

  • Collaboration begins with performance artist, Alba Sanchez on her one person show, “WEPA!”
  • Cast short film “Fowler” for director, Randall Dottin
  • “And..Seen” documentary special screening at the Bridgeport International Film Festival

AUGUST 2021

  • Judge for the Hanford Multicultural Theatre Company Virtual Monologue Slam
  • In person! Audition Master classes begin for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Casting short film “Rip Tide” for JoLu Productions

SEPTEMBER 2021

  • In person classes at Stonestreet Studios/NYU commence
  • Casting feature “Boys in Summer” for Cautious Films