Saturday, I had a shoot with my good old NYC friends Zach Karem and Brennan Karem for their new short film, Selected. Selected is a film about a Utopian society where murder and crime is stopped with a single chip but it all goes awry when human nature takes over.
Brennan and Zach have been lucky enough to raise a good amount of money for the film and got 2 names, Ron Millkie from Friday the 13th and Tim Abell from the new film The Hard Ride as Buffalo Bill.
I play an interesting character named Trisha who works for the Commissioner of this Utopian world, and I’m sent to confront Zach’s Mom, Dr. Talis about her new invention, the chip the causes the breakdown of the society. Seeing as the shoot has been hectically filming in New York, Maryland and New Jersey, it made sense that I didn’t received the final script till the day of the shoot. Once on set, I had a great deal of fun! I love working with these guys!
But always a word of advice for actors and actresses of color, bring your own foundation to shoots. Most of the time, makeup artists are not equipped for different skin tones and if forced to mix foundation color, it can turn out not like you want. Bring both powder and oil-based!
But all in all, it was a great experience. The girl who played my intern, Melissa, was so sweet and fun! I loved shooting. Shooting ends this week with a wrap party next weekend!