The Selfish Giant mesmerised me. Its cinematography is so intimate that I felt wrapped up in the depression that plagued the characters. Writer and director Clio Barnard presents two teenage boys living in poverty and dysfunction in Bradford. Arbor (Conner Chapman) and Swifty (Shaun Thomas) support one another when it seems they have no other companionship and nothing positive in their lives...
My expectations of Prisoners were low: the trailer highlighted the vengeful father theme, similar to that of Taken, and seemed to rely too much upon the film’s big name stars such as Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman. I expected it to be a one-dimensional, box office-driven movie...
"Count to a Hundred" is still underway! It has been a very stressful experience at times, but I am so grateful the degree portion of the film is complete! But my post-production team is still working on completing a beautiful short film that will be festival ready. Click here for a full update.
I've written another review, this time for a family drama, "Breathe In" directed by Drake Doremus. The moral questions in this film are obvious; the answers, however, and more subtle. "Breathe In" is about self-indulgence, passion, freedom, and obligation. You an read the full review here.
"Count to a Hundred" is my new short film to be shot in early August. It is a ten-minute short film about Thomas, age 6, who finds himself bored on his family's farm so he starts to play hide and seek with his sister. While he hides in the farm shed, he witness two mysterious men enter and unload a strange sack. So Thomas starts to wonder: could this be a dead body? Then Thomas follows the two men as he tries to figure out just who they are.
This is my newest project and one I am especially excited about because it feels like the beginning of my filmmaker's voice and style. I am drawing great inspiration from the films of Terrence Malick, leading me to treat the farm location almost like another character.
I've started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for this project, and I would love your support. Just click the sheep to find out more!
I've recently started reviewing films for ThinkingFaith.org, including a review of the French film, Renoir directed by Gilles Bourdos. The film was beautifully impressionist, a tribute to the great painter, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. It offers a glimpse of the life of the Renoir family and their relationships especially of those between Renoir, his son, Jean, and the actress/model, Andrée. But you can read my full review here.
I am a filmmaker, actress, writer, and travel-lover from Austin, TX. I'll use this blog to post updates about my work and reviews about films, my travels, and related topics.