I have been working on a new series with a really talented group of people behind and in front of the camera called Trap Door. The story came about because of a scene I was doing for my reel. I wrote the scene and after releasing I got swarmed with messages asking if I was going to continue the story.
It was a good feeling to say the least. The original video is a bit different and I'm not sure if it will be featured in the show, but it sparked something and from there the series has taken off.
The original scene was one that I felt strongly in. The content (WATCH HERE) was something that I had experienced in my earlier years (with the exception of one thing, you'll know what it is). As an actor, I had always been drawn to characters that were different from myself, stories that I found unique, that's what we do but in this show, its been a struggle for me to live in a storyline that hits home and also lives in a different universe. This show blurs those lines for sure, going into a sci-fi crime thriller with a psychological twist, that I hope will be enjoyable for those watching, but at its core, it shows a part of my personal self that I rarely talk about.
As a creator, this is my 3rd web series I've written and produced, but its the first show I have written and have myself as the primary lead. It is also the first Dramatic Series I've written. I have dabbled in dramatic shorts but I mostly stuck to comedy. Especially when I moved to New York. I think writing and being in comedies when moving here was easier. It was a light weigh of getting to know people and I have loved meeting and mingling with those people.
I also thing a big part of it too was that I was a lot heavier when I first moved to NYC, (About 50lbs) and that created a "type", that Comedy, I felt, was more accepting. (As Shitty as that is)
It really becomes a whole new perspective when doing something so serious. As an actor, I am learning that what I have done on comedy sets don't always work when doing drama's like this. Of course this is more of a Dramedy, incorporating some humor but the heavy scenes like the one in the picture you see above feel different. There is a heaviness that you need to mentally prepare yourself for. For me, it becomes a healthy addition. I have wanted more of this and I think the process has made me a stronger actor. It also helps when you have great people to work off of (The crew is pretty cool too).
So, the emotional, spiritual and artistic journey will continue with this series. I am looking forward to updating the trailer, but for now, if you want to check out more you can go to our site:
TRAP DOOR SERIES
Today was the last of a 2 day filming sprint.
We got most of Episode 2 done and will be finishing up the rest of the series at the end of August.
Thanks for reading and as always,
Look to the stars
I'm a woman of all trades. Love what I do and I do what I love.