The award for the most unsupportive mom goes to...ME! In a student short by Chelsea Santana, up and coming filmmaker, I play...you guessed it, a mom! We shot our scenes last night at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in NYC. The synopsis: Johnny and Julianna are friends of Frankie and they convince him to go on a dance audition to work on a cruise ship. Frankie shares this news with his mother who strongly feels that he should focus on his academic career and not make poor decisions like his father. But, of course, Frankie pays her no mind and instead follows his heart.
The lovely Chelsea Santana...
Don't adjust your screen, it was shot in black and white...
Lately I've been keeping busy shooting a short film titled SAY GOODBYE. I'm enthusiastic about this project for a few reasons. For one, it is based on a true story, written and directed by a young lady, Maria Palacios. Supporting aspiring female filmmakers is very rewarding. Girl Power!!!! Actress Nora Becker, who plays my daughter, is not only beautiful, but an absolute joy to work with. The three of us have a really great vibe together, and I'm looking forward to seeing how our chemistry translates on the screen.
Reviewing my lines and staying hydrated; the message on this glass is pretty accurate!
Strategic placement of cheat sheets throughout the scene in case I forgot my lines.
This is what they call "ACTING THE FOOL" I definitely practice method acting when it comes to this.
aaaaaannnnnd its a wrap!?!?! Well...sort of...at least for now. It looks like we'll be revisiting this script. Maria is going to add some fresh ideas, make some changes and we'll re-shoot later this year. I'll keep you posted!
Saying Goodbye (for now) Maria Palacios, Suzette and Nora!