A Couple of things here...lol
1. I don't know who the hell "Robin" is.
2. I don't know this persons name cause they never said it.
But unlike other short films that I have encountered where they were slightly out of the blue, he sent me the script immediately with his name and email address.
Yes! I have experienced 2 times since being here (5 months), where "Filmmakers" have called me from Casting networks:
Them: "Oh hi, I would love for you to send in an audition tape but the role requires skin, nudity or lingerie. Can you wear that and do a monologue."
Me: "Can we meet so I can see the script?"
Them: "Oh, Uh, I am really shy and would rather just do things over the internet."
RED FLAG * RED FLAG* RED FLAG* RED FLAG* RED FLAG*RED FLAG*RED FLAG
I may be new to New York but I ain't no spring chicken when it comes to this stuff. And I am certainly not desperate in any way.
Anywho, My boyfriend Sean and I ended up filming my audition tape (You can see below) on Wednesday and Joel (The Director) loved it! So, now I am in! YAY!
I've actually never done an audition tape but it was fun! I think I will probably do more things like this.
Sean and I had so much fun we are actually thinking of doing a little side project on our own. :-)
We shall see, but for now, I will post pictures of the shoot! It takes place next week on Tuesday. And if you know me, I will be posting tons of pictures!
Taped Audition for Lisa in "I'll Do Whatever It Takes"
This is a very different character than what I am used to playing so it was a bit awkward at first but I had a lot of fun!
Soon, my wrestling games were stopped by a mother who said "Girls can't wrestle with boys. Go home." and soon, the idea of my sisters and I being crass like my brothers wasn't tolerated at home.
I am glad that the spitting we did got abolished, since it isn't a flattering habit on anyone, but the barriers and rules of how to be a girl made me so angry that for a long time, that I didn't want to be a girl and started to use "Like a Girl" to separate myself from the "Feminine Women" and "The Warrior Women."
Most of my life, I hated being a woman. I looked up to characters in film like Princess Leia in Star Wars, and Marion "Mary" Ravenwood in Indiana Jones 2 but still, in the real world, I would constantly try to prove my masculinity while struggling with my femininity.
It was only in the last 4-5 years that I have truly started to accept that being "Like a Girl" is a good thing. Being a Girl is not a bad thing, nor should it be and I am so happy as a woman/girl/lady in the entertainment industry, that there are people proving that "Like a Girl" is great!
Thank you to those who are helping those of us who were once afraid to be "Like a Girl" and for the many young girls who are growing up in this world who will hopefully grow up thinking that "Like a Girl" is a positive phrase, rather than a negative.
One of the great things about being a female actress is getting to talk about comedy that men just don't understand or have a very different perspective of. This Comedy written, directed and starred in by a Fellow Lady Filmmaker and actress, Kristine Gerolaga, is about the trials and tribulations that women go through before, after and during that very special time of the month where you just don't know what to do with yourself. She and her team are putting together this hilarious comedy and after watching the indiegogo campaign, we at Diabla are supporting the hell out of it!
So as they say "If you have a vagina or like them" you will be rolling when you see this!
Please watch the clip she put together and consider supporting a wonderful women filmmaker in their endeavor to continue making great films with fun women roles!
Love it and will be donating this weekend!
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