American Kirare-Yaku premieres in exactly one week!!! Since I’m assuming everyone’s been desperately wanting to know what a Kirare-Yaku IS, here’s a little insight for you.
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And if you fancy a little more reading, check out http://www.japantimes.co.jp/tag/kirare-yaku/ for an interview with one of the greatest Kirare-Yaku of our time, Seizo Fukumoto.
White Privilege Frankenstein continues to rack up accolades and attention, this time with a win for “Best Performance Web/New Media” at the Mawgill Film Festival! If you’re keeping track, WPF has taken home awards in three different festivals: Magwill, TOFF and the Best Shorts Competition.
In addition, WPF will be getting its first big-screen showing at the Katra Film Series! If you loved the film and want to see it in person (and meet the talented cast and crew), or if you’re interested to see it formate first time, we hope you’ll join us on February 6th!
Acronyms aside, I’m thrilled to announce that White Privilege Frankenstein is now available to watch and vote on at The Online Film Festival! If you’ve watched and enjoyed the film, please pop on over and vote for us–it’s free, and it means a lot for a small production like ours. If you haven’t seen the film, now’s a great time to go check it out!
Happy Belated Halloween! October is done, and with it that most scary (and fun!) of holidays. Luckily for me, October was also a month where I got to work on some really fun “spooky” projects, which were both smashing successes!
First, I was lucky enough to have a small part in Chris Carfizzi’s White Privilege Frankenstein, a riotously funny (no pun intended) short that takes on the ideas of race and privilege in America. Since our launch just about two weeks ago, White Privilege Frankenstein has been seen almost 3,500 times on YouTube alone, and more on Funny or Die, Vimeo and other sites. Actor Jesse Williams of Grey’s Anatomy has blogged about it. Pulitzer Prize winners, Charles Blow (NY Times) and Jonathan Capehart (Washington Post) have seen it, liked it and quoted it on Twitter. Now, it’s have been accepted into the Best Shorts Competition, an online festival. If you haven’t checked it out yet, go watch right now!
Second, on the very eve of Halloween (and into Halloween itself, actually) I was thrilled to be part of the cast of a one-night showcase at Dixon Place of Who Mourns for Bob the Goon?, a new play by Joshua Young. Directed by Lucia Bellini, this black comedy tells the story of a special therapy group for individuals who all think they are (or were) third tier comic book characters. The characters explore their past as the play switches from their realistic lives and settings to the fantastical comic book realms they think they inhabit. These fantastical realms range from Bob the Goon’s ‘Batman vs. Joker’ world to a post-apocalyptic Land of Oz. The showcase was fantastic–the picture above was the audience just before we completely sold out! The response form the crowd was nothing short of spectacular, and I can’t wait to see what happens with this piece next.
Now on to make November just as successful!
After lots of work with the incomparable Jane Dashow (seriously-check her out if you’re looking for great training), my commercial voiceover demo is complete and now live on the site! Check out the V/O page for the demo and a few other fun clips we recorded. I’m also thrilled that this coincided with my first professional voiceover audition this week, and I’m looking forward to continuing to work in this exciting medium.
I’m quite excited to announce that the spot I filmed for Thermalin Diabetes is now live on their website. This was a really fun shoot with a wonderful crew, and (as I have family members with type II diabetes) it was great to work with a client who is producing a product that will potentially help millions of people around the world. You can check out the spot (and other stories of the challenges of living with diabetes) at http://www.thermalin.com/danny.html.
It’s been a great week this week–over the weekend I booked a promo for a new diabetes medication which shot Monday, then today I had a great day of pickup shots for Deadly Sins. Plus, I just found out I booked a multi-day shoot for Discover ID’s Fatal Encounters, which shoots next week!