Super Roommates began filming on Friday the 13th of March. It was amidst a snowstorm, and there was an accident on Deerfoot, so I arrived on set after pretty much all my cast & crew, but our location still wasn’t available to us until fifteen minutes after our call time so it wasn’t bad. Yet.
Recap of my year:
January – I wrote a five-page script called “Phone Call”.
February – I created my production company, Foolish Fox Films and filmed “Phone Call”.
July – I had an idea for a web series and wrote two episodes. “Phone Call”, was completed and submitted to festivals.
September – I pitched my web series idea and a week later “Phone Call” won best comedy at its first festival.
November – I found out my web series had received 20k in funding from Telus Storyhive.
On Thursday November 28th, Storyhive announced which 40 web series pilots they’ve decided to fund. Mine was one of them.
If you need to catch up, I recommend reading my post, Pitching a Web Series.
I haven’t been posting as much lately as I should have, but that is because for the last month or so, I’ve been working on a web series. If you follow my reading/writing blog Precarious Reader, you may have read my post Derailed in which I mentioned that I had put aside the novel on which I’d been working for over nine years. I’d had an idea for a web series and I wrote two episodes, and then I got busy with some other stuff for a while and wasn’t sure where to go from there anyway.
Way back in December, I got cast in my first union role as Kelli in Ming’s Dynasty. I got to be on set for two days for this project and it was so much fun! The project itself is also super funny and creative.
I got super lucky in January in terms of roles. I managed to worm my way into four short films, two as the lead, one bit part and one background. But apparently that wasn’t enough for me, because I wanted to make a short film.
I was going to quit acting in November.
Well, I was supposed to quit this time last year.
When people find out I’m an actor, often the first question they ask is “Film or theatre?” I’ve always answered film because that’s been what I wanted to do since I first wanted to act, and more recently screen acting is the only kind I do. But like many actors, I got my start in theatre.
In November last year, I was lucky enough to play Hanna in Snowshoe & Monster, a webseries pilot for Telus Storyhive. We had three days and $10K to make the best pilot we could.
In February, the finished Snowshoe & Monster pilot came out and was one of two pilots chosen to make five more episodes with $50K.
This past week has been one of the busiest I’ve had so far this year, and all in a good way. A great way, in fact.