Settling into the energetic reset of 2017 brings a much needed sense of relief and reflection. Focusing on the work of casting and producing narratives of underserved voices has taken on an urgency and personal mission for completion.
I am humbled and grateful for the gift of family, and the creative collaborations which have evolved into meaningful friendships.
2017 promises to be a creative and fulfilling year. We will be doing the NY casting for the indie feature, Love is Not Love beautifully written and directed by Stephen Keep Mills of Triskelion Entertainment www.triskelionent.com
Shooting will take place in LA and NY. The narrative is experimental yet universal in the questions it asks and discoveries it seeks. I am looking forward to introducing another LA based creative team to the amazing talent NYC has to offer.
Much preparation is underway to complete in 2017 our feature documentary in production, And…Seen.
We are shooting in February with our brilliant crew DP Cybel Martin www.cybeldp.com, Sound Design by Brian Neris and much guidance from editor Craig Williams and consulting producer Rosalyn Coleman of Red Wall Productions www.redwallproductions.com
Our subject Jamie Petrone continues to work hard as a performer, musical director, instructor and founder of the non-profit inclusive conservatory Thisabilty www.thisabilityarts.org
Barrio Boy the narrative feature written and directed by Dennis Shinners of Cautious Films www.cautiousfilms.com is about a young man’s quest for self discovery in the midst of neighborhood chaos, cultural stigma and isolation has been 40% shot. Phase two pre-production begins Spring 2017.
I couldn’t be more proud of the stellar cast, and it is a joy to also be a co-producer.
Derailed, the gripping psychological feature thriller is in post production.
Written masterfully by Tracy Andreen, directed by David Jackson, produced by Michael Buttiglieri of Divine Immortality Productions and Executive Producer Marguerite Henry of Mar Vista Entertainment. It was great to team up with these great LA based professionals.
I anticipate a successful festival season and distribution.
I remain grounded by continuing to teach and work with young, professional actors at The Performing Option www.ThePerformingOption.com, workshops for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation www.sagaftrafoundation.org and as a private audition coach.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and safe New Year fall that allows for as much creative self expression possible through the uncertainty – Liz