Thursday, June 19, 2008

Mermaids @ReelHeART

I Heard the Mermaids Singing screened last night 6.18.2008 at the The ReelHeART International Film Festival, in Toronto, Canada.

ReelHeART Schedule

Upcoming screenings

Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival, July 24 - August 3, 2008

Central Florida Film Festival, August 29 - 31st, 2008, in Kissimmee, Florida

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Here's the short film we filmed at Cannes as part of the
Cannes à la Flip Competition

An action film actress, walking home from her premiere is followed by a dangerous looking man.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Broadhumor Screenplay Lab - Saturday, June 14

Broadhumor is a festival of funny female filmmakers.

I was one of the actors reading the 2008 Screenplay Finalists for Broadhumor Screenplay Lab on Saturday, June 14, in the Studio at the Electric Lodge. The highlight for me was reading with Janina Gavankar, best known for her role as "Papi" on The L Word.

The writers select scenes from their scripts that they want to hear read aloud by a team of professional actors. The readings are for the writers, but are open to the public.


Brian v. Bear by Susan Deming
Citizen Rose by Anne Kruse
The Chickens Are on Fire by L. C. Cruell
Potluck by Michelle Muldoon

Butler School by Jami Burke
The Happy Dance by Pamela Rodeheaver and Lisa Katz
Once Upon This Playground by Anne Kruse

Here Come the Bridesmaids by Julia Camara
On the Line by Kathryn Kyker
Tongue Tide by Gwen Baer and Linda Yandell

Ice Cream by Yarrow Vincent-Wayman
Izzy and Allie by Suzanne Studer Iselt
Pomona Mona by Constance Brenner

Candyland by Val Valdez
China Rock by Shi Liu
What Do You Thinx of Madeline Minx? by Noemi Zeigler

Riley’s Village - Pilot by Anne Kruse
Sweet Dee Pimps Out the Boys (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) by L.C. Cruell
Suspicious Minds - Pilot by Roxanne Marciniak

Monday, June 09, 2008

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

I love this poem, and come back to it today. - V

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

from Dream Work by Mary Oliver
published by Atlantic Monthly Press
© Mary Oliver