Thursday, August 30, 2007

I Heard the Mermaids Singing in post

It’s official! CONGRATULATIONS to us :-)

We are now in post-production for our GORGEOUSLY shot, executed and performed film -
I Heard The Mermaids Singing.

Victoria Charters - as Sweetzer, Kenny Johnson - as Al

Victoria and Kenny:

Our lead-actors are Kenny Johnson and Victoria Charters.

Three of us: from left:
Victoria Charters
- lead-actor/filmmaker
Karla Shelton - producer, 1st AD, line producer
Kenny Johnson -
lead-actor, actor, actor!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I Heard the Mermaids Singing

We are currently in pre-production for a short film "I Heard the Mermaids Singing".
We are so lucky and delighted to have the very talented Kenny Johnson starring in this production with me.

I Heard the Mermaids Singing

A lyrical love tale with a bitter-sweet twist,

I Heard the Mermaids Singing

is a short-film adaptation of

a play

written by

legendary acting coach & casting director

Michael Shurtleff

who passed away January 28, 2007

but lives on in our hearts and minds

I Heard the Mermaids Singing

is an homage to him

intended for submission to

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2008

Produced by:

Victoria Charters

Karla Shelton


Kenny Johnson



Victoria Charters



Casting Director

Michael Shurtleff

For more information please contact:

Victoria Charters

Firehorse 5 Films

C: 323.363.0572

Karla Shelton

Travelingbear Productions

C: 818.414.4314

H: 805.682.3934

This beautiful Mermaid was given to me by my coach Wendy Spiller when we first started working together.

Monday, August 13, 2007



Art and Living To Host First Annual Art to Life Awards

(July 2007 - Los Angeles, CA) On the eve of its second anniversary, Art and Living magazine has signed a deal with Ingram Periodicals to distribute the publication to 657 Barnes & Noble stores throughout the nation. The deal officially brings the magazine to over 1000 locations nationwide, further solidifying its status in the art and design world.

"This is incredible," says Jeff Marinelli, Art and Living's publisher, "especially at such a key anniversary for us." The publication was also recently asked to participate in Art Basel, the international art show, in both Switzerland and Miami. Dedicated to creating a richer, more meaningful world through art and design, Art and Living has supported more than eight causes that have raised in excess of five million dollars for art and health-related organizations in the past year.

In August, Art and Living will hold its first annual Art to Life Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. As the magazine is devoted to broadening the role that art plays in our day-to-day lives, Marinelli, was inspired to establish the awards to recognize people who best embody the spirit of Art and Living. "We have created these awards to honor those individuals in numerous disciplines who work day in and day out to bring art in all of its wonderful incarnations into our lives," said Marinelli.

The Art to Life Award will be bestowed upon four individuals for their significant contributions to the design profession, including John Finton of Finton Associates, Inc. for fine-living development; Janice Feldman of JANUS et Cie for furniture design; Richard Landry, AIA, of Landry Design Group, Inc. for architecture; and Barbara Lazaroff, ASID, of Imaginings Interior Design, Inc. for interior design. The private event will take place in the Poggenpohl showroom at the Pacific Design Center.

Art and Living is an informative, educational and passionate publication, presenting an abundance of information regarding the world of art in all its splendid forms. To support LA's art and design magazine, subscribe at

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Caught in the Act - August shows 4th and the 8th

Our improv group has two shows this month.

Our regular first Saturday of the month show and then a show for 90 or so unruly U.C.S.B. interns!

the fun fun fun continues ...