On September 24 I was filmed as the republic diplomat in a virtual reality, film called Betaverse, produced by the Center for Immersive Media of the University of the Arts . It was great fun, and I can’t wait to watch with the special virtual reality goggles on when it is ready for “screening”
Early September filmed the teaser film The Therapist by Eyes on You Productions and
Awakened Films. Director/writer Cynthia McKnight and the entire cast and crew were on their game. An emotional story of a traumatic childhood/abusive mother daughter relationship and the court appointed therapist who ignites a healing journey. Can’t wait to see this film ( and work on the anticipated feature)
Excited to announce I booked the role of Nancy Loomis in the feature film The Prepared Mind. See https://www.imdb.com/title/tt23395814/ Filming is scheduled for November. Brad Mays, writer and director is the consummate storyteller and this is a very timely, must tell story. I had the pleasure of working with Brad eight years ago on Road Rage ( a bleak little comedy). Can’t wait for this dramatic thriller such a gripping screenplay.
Booked the role of Julianna an abusive, alcoholic mother in the film, The Therapist, by Eyes on You Productions. This psychological study is poignant and explores a difficult dynamic that is all too prevalent in modern life – rehearsing throughout August and filming early September.l
Fitting and blocking
mid July for filming three days at the end of the month of phase 4 Jay and Paulis of the feature film, The Beautiful and Neat Room . I really enjoyed bringing Paulis , a hippie vibe mama with bohemian style, to life.
The story revolves around Marie, European artist who comes to Brooklyn, and to economize must share/sublet her two bedroom flat . All sub tenants seem normal on interview, but then, for various reasons, tensions arise: a very engaging story by a writer/Director who has acclaim from her earlier documentary Maria Petschnig ( and I should add Maria and her team were a pleasure to work with).
In late June I had the pleasure of being the character of Miss Murgatroyd in Marty Krzywonos ‘ comedy Ranger Kids Cookies, a charming family film, starring a precocious sister, and brother, ages four and five. These children are just darling and may have found their calling at such a young age. Marty was inspired to write this comedic mystery on discovering the talents of these youngsters. Been in other films of Marty’s – my favorite being Gratitude. He’s multi talented as he writes, directs, edits and acts and is also a fine composer/musician.
Beautiful day in May filmed in Honesdale Pennsylvania the role of quirky neighbor Ms Janus in the feature called The Projection . Was 2nd feature film that both Nicholas Runfolo and I were in (also Ageless Love) but the first time as scene partners. This was also 2nd time with Spinning Real Pictures the talented team of George Scoufaras and Evan Samaras making their feature debut with a doozy of a psychological thriller.
After a rehearsal earlier in the week on April 8, we filmed my scene in a PSA for Boulder Crest Foundation. The remarkable storyline and gripping cinematography lent believability to my scene as a police therapist treating a first responder policewoman with PTSD
The set was at the offices of Neymarc Visuals in Hoboken. Andrew Neymarc directed and along with the rest of his team did an awesome job. He and his brother Remy are credited with being the youngest creators of a Super Bowl commercial in advertising history.
Excited to announce that I will debut my role as Judge Anna Castaneda in Vendetta Vette in the teaser, which is in pre-production for June 2023, (the feature to be filmed by year end 2023). The film is written and directed by Chuck Borden and written and created by Triumph Donnelly Studios. See pictures below and check out the film on triumphdonnellystudios.com.
Sunday, March 12 pick up shots for Acting Human… Close-ups shots of Ms Kelly —these filmmakers are giving it their all. I can lie on hard cement in the dark in freezing cold —that’s show biz. LOL
Looking forward to the screening of this horror comedy series should be a real happening on March 25
Upgrade My Country Rise of the Beast has been released. It is part of a movement to fix the American political system, based on the premise of a broken government. Two main tenets of the movement, 1 impose term limits and 2 modernize elections so that all people of all viewpoints can come together. This film carries a message with a punch.
Oh, I play one of the beast congressmen appearing throughout the film. It was a lot of fun shooting this satirical, sci-fi yet informational video.
After four days of season one streaming on tubitv.com, Sangre Negra assumed the number one spot for crime series. It’s also now on Amazon Prime. Definitely binge worthy.
My character, Alexandra Levy, is introduced in episode three Candid Cameras at approximately the 30 minute mark. See the clip below.
Not easy holding back my husband, Jim Mitchell played by Aaron Doren who is threatening to kill pastor Michael Oliver played by Justin McDavitt. The pastor and I (Kelly Mitchell) have been quite sinful in an earlier scene. Excited to see the sex scene and fight scene in the final cut. These scenes were filmed in Birmingham Alabama the weekend of December 9, 10 and 11. The feature film is The Devil Comes Dressed For Church Too, and will be Planet Muzick’s signature film.
Photo with actor, Willie Wiggins , who plays pastor Henry Wilkins in The Devil Comes Dressed For Church Too.
Photo with actor, Aaron Doren who plays Jim Mitchell my husband in The Devil Comes Dressed For Church Too.
Photo with Justin McDavitt, who plays Pastor Michael Oliver in The Devil Comes Dressed For Church Too.
Two more days in November of shooting as Ms. Kelly, the bigoted drivers ed instructor, in Acting Human, Another challenging scene at dusk in the parking lot of the high school… I actually had a stunt double (thankful not to be in harms way)
With the amazing writer director Jacob Stargate of 886 Productions on set of The Grounders on November 7
My can this day get any worse look. Taking orders from a bunch of misfits at the diner.
Being attacked by an unwelcome guest
Actually this is Joyce the waitress and she was delighted to take part in the second episode of this comedy horror series that is destined for great things.
October 31 film shoot was incredibly real. It was for the Acting Human pilot and the set was www.thecarstage.com. A very cool studio for action car scenes. Many well known movies were shot there. I was Ms. Kelly the bigoted drivers education instructor. My juices were pumping and I almost lost my lunch when my student ran a stop sign. No “acting” required. I’m looking forward to seeing the footage from that day. Here are some stills.
In September I booked two roles in two TV pilots. One is Joyce the snarky diner waitress in The Grounders (Link to IMDB) and the other is Ms. Kelly, the bigoted drivers ed instructor in Acting Human. The latter pilot was written by trans people and tells the true story of problems during their high school days being trans teens.
In September also booked roles in two feature films produced by Planet Muzick The first feature is The Devil Dresses for Church Too and I play the southern cougar Kelly Mitchell. Filming begins first week of December. The other feature will be filmed in the spring of 2023. It’s called Streaming Sarah. I play the role of Juliette a paranormal investigator who becomes stuck in the spirit world Excited to be part of all these great stories
Mid August went to Washington DC to play the minority whip in upgrade my country a political movement through dramatic film and music to amend the US Constitution for term limits for congress and gerrymandering and corrupt election practices and to empower and educate the electorate. A really fun shoot with Tony Zork enterprises.
I’m pleased to announce that I have been signed with Triumph Donnelly Studios to play the role of Judge Anita Jacobs in their upcoming feature film, the action thriller Vendetta Vette (c) 2022. Website: Triumph Donnelly Studios
What a privilege to be filming this educational video for Penn Medicine August 1 through August 3. I play a middle-aged Italian woman who is from and lives still in South Philadelphia . I had smoked a pack a day for 40 years and finally gave up cigarettes when my father died from lung cancer. The film promotes a new program to test yearly with a CT screening that checks for lung cancer at the early stages when it’s more treatable. On day one we simulated the actual CT scan , D2 I talk to the doctor about the procedure and D3 I gave my story in an interview. So satisfying when my acting can be used to promote a good cause.
On August 1 the Mara Prose podcast episode three of season five presents me as its celebrity guest. See below and listen:
June started with a touching story where I play the character Maya who (among others) was scammed by a brother and sister team who claim to be able to communicate with the dead. The challenges the filmmakers face included the smallest space in Brooklyn and recording between overhead flights from JFK… I think they did an amazing job and look forward to seeing this Indie make the film festival circuit.
End of May was interviewed for the podcast by author Mara Prose. August 1 release date.
On set on May 26 filming Another Man’s Trash a clever Indie. Its proceeds went to Philabundance. John O’Hurley ( J Peterman Seinfeld ) served me soup along with a quick nicety exchange. Good food actually. Super cast, Whiplash going from billionaire earlier in the week to homeless.
On May 23th and 24th I participated in a sizzle reel for a TV reality series showing three families and their issues with succession in the family business. Our family owned this beautiful art deco theater and some 50 other theaters we were moguls in the theater business and had a son and daughter who both wanted to succeed to running the enterprise. It was great fun shooting. It felt real. The Green Leaf Production team is top notch in this genre. And in the realm of coincidence the actor who played my son was also my son in Human Hibachi 2. I have a strong feeling this will be picked up by one of the networks.
The miniseries Prison Letters has been fully edited, Attached is a clip from episode one where I play a cancer patient who has little faith. The series is based on the letters that the Apostle Paul wrote when he was in prison – letters of joy, challenge and encouragement.
The world premiere of the trailer for Vital Instruments is now out. There also is a sponsoring brewing company that makes slasher beer… See below:
An Interview with Actress Julie Chapin on Laughter Talks:
It’s official, my film Ageless Love is an Oscar contender – number two on the list:
temperatures dropping to 25°. An awesome crew that draped our coats, hats and mylar blankets over us between takes. Also they brought in huge propane heaters. That along with thermal underwear and rushes of adrenaline kept cast and crew comfortable. No doubt will be an exciting authentic paranormal thriller. Can’t wait for this one.
Ageless Love was screened by The HFPA Golden Globes on October 30th in Los Angeles California for a chance at a nomination 🎬🙌🏼
.#agelesslove #oscarcontender #goldenglobescontender #hollywoodreporter #variety #cannes202
Ageless Love screened in Beverly Hills at the Lumiere Music Hall on October 15-21. I was part of the panel in the cast talkback on the 21st. See me HERE talking to celebrity host Felicia Michelle. This film is really wowing audiences and Bubbie plays a pivotal role in the story ( quoting the Hollywood Reporter).
Reviews of PIZZAMAN
Thank you @hollywoodreporter. This is very exciting for all of us.
Come see the Oscar contender Ageless Love opening in Beverly Hills at the @lumierecinemala on October 15. Meet me and the cast Oct 21st at our Q&A. It’s gonna be amazing. You don’t want to miss it. Ticket link: http://www.Lumierecinemala.com
Vital Instruments In October, I went upstate NY to begin filming a LEAD role in the horror/action short, VITAL INSTRUMENTS, directed by Lee Schatzman and Greg Kase!
After a bank heist that didn’t go according to plan, a trio of violent thieves take shelter in an abandoned farmhouse…that’s actually not abandoned at all, but instead inhabited by half a dozen women in a witches coven (led by me) and their shotgun-wielding captor (my husband). And that’s where the surprises really begin…
We will be working on this film throughout the month, and hopefully, it should be ready in Q1 or Q2 of 2022.
August 2 shoot was awesome for a faith based series called Prison Letters. I was the patient of little faith whose hospital roommate was quite the opposite. The Times Square Church team were on their best game. So talented, so professional and divinely inspired. It was a joy to be Helen in this first episode.
Helen the grumpy patient with casting directors Anna Naumi and Patricia Mauceri
A recent glowing review of Ageless Love:
July 29 was the world premiere of Ageless Love
Filming in the short thriller Leashes in Newark Delaware in July. Kim Jacobs the mother of one of the leads. Interesting story line with dog costars and paranormal effects.
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 where the Director Joshua Coates is being interviewed in Golden Globes magazine.
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.
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.