Recent and Upcoming Projects:
After an overnight shoot March 12 to March 13 this still was taken of “Antique” the most experienced pole dancer at the club in the pilot of Alice Rose (writer/director) and Kevin Hackenberg’s (cinematographer) film called Pole Position. An hour later on the morning of March 13 I went into self quarantine to be safe or as safe as one can possibly be in these most trying pandemic times.
Despite still being in isolation from the pandemic June was a month of collaboration with the writer director and cast of The Man with the Floppy Ears. I was the daft socialite in this romantic triangle screenplay. Rehearsals began on June 17, the table read was June 28 and filmed on Zoom
On August 22 we shot our live scenes for the public service announcement Titled “Are You Ready: Vote 2020”. I wrote, co produced, cast, and appear in this important timely video .
While there are many “get out the vote” videos, some are partisan and most don’t give you specifics on exactly WHERE or HOW to cast your vote. We made this NON-PARTISAN video to provide information on the voting process and to get it to as many voting-eligible Americans as possible, regardless of party affiliation.
That last picture is me as a “golden girl “who would rather complain than vote.
In the last Presidential election fewer than 30% of eligible American voters determined the outcome. We need to increase voter participation- our democracy and future hangs in the balance! Please view this nonpartisan video I with a group of concerned citizens put together. Share with all your friends and Vote like your life depends on it (it does)!!
Filmed my scenes in TMWTFE last week of September. Below are links to the trailer and playbill for the screening on Oct 17. We did this all virtually so it was safe and the viewers may not even notice we’re not really all on the same stage.
THE MAN WITH THE FLOPPY EARS – Video Promo
Theater article on THE MAN WITH THE FLOPPY EARS
Our virtual premier was a big hit and we had a lively question and answer afterwards. Now by popular demand there will be encore performances. Most likely over Thanksgiving weekend. Stay tuned.
Early October ADR on my scenes as Bubbie in What Do I Do Now. From the rough cuts I saw it’s clear this is going to be a fabulous film. Can’t wait for its screening and release in 2021. Pictured here with the amazing Director Joshua Coates.
On October 13 I was the featured guest on the Keith Andrew Network. Keith Andrew is an engaging host who’s own story of overcoming disabilities continues to inspire many.
I was honored to have been the voice of the grandmother in this epic podcast called The Gray Area. My part was pivotal in a momentous Thanksgiving dinner scene . Writer director Edward Champion created a whole dystopian universe of characters and conflicts. You can hear the trailer for Paths Not Taken: Shadows Have Offended Chapter 10.7 released on October 20 at http://.grayareapod.com
qflixphilly.com Its been reviewed quite favorably. For example “…a loving homage to the so-called Golden Age of Porn and the same time…with clearly noticeable melancholy, what was lost through the terror of the AIDS years. Perhaps Todd Verow’s best film yet” – Manuel Schubert TAZ Germany. “Visually striking, with terrific flourishes, from superimposed imagery to snippets that pay homage to the films of the era….an enjoyable film from the veteran indy queer auteur” – Gary Kramer Philadelphia Gay News.
After 13 months only filming on zoom or outdoors (due to Covid) feels so good to finally be part of a shoot again. On April 26 played a psychiatrist in the trailer of Unique Rose directed by Christopher McClean of Black Lens Cinema.
Stay tuned for more shoots scheduled later this month and next.
The film Peacemakers screened in May. Here are some screenshots of me as the doctor. Peacemakers won first place at the Philadelphia International Film Festival & Market for 2020.
Reprising my role see the trailer for the book The unique Rose here;
Great review of the Film Goodbye Seventies:
May is the month of table reads :
Human hibachi 2, the horror comedy sequel to the feature film Human Hibachi. This one is going to be close your eyes screaming scary. Filming in June.
The re-edited version of The Man with the Floppy Ears will be found On Demand at OnTheStage.com beginning June 4 – 17 and then the 18-30. due to the limitations of OnTheStage they only allow us two weeks at a time for ticketing. The tickets will be $4 + some small fee by OnTheStage.
Woo hoo The film Ageless Love is up for a Golden Globe award and will be screening at Cannes later this year.
I just loved everything about this movie. I played Bubbie, the grandmother of Yale Schwartz back in the 1940s.
Check out this link with the Director Joshua Coates is being interviewed for Golden Globes magazine.