Hope all is well with you! I had another fantastic night out!
Today was the screening for the Writing 34 class’s port shorts and let me tell you, I loved it! Port shorts are 2-5 minute short films written by the students (and produced by Wade Fennig) in their final term in the Writing program at VFS. As I mentioned earlier a lot of my friends either directed, acted, or just worked on all of these little short films, and it was awesome recognizing them and seeing their names throughout!
Some wrote dramas, others wrote comedies, and there was even a sci-fi one in there as well. It was really great to see everyone’s different writing styles and ideas come to life before my eyes, and it further cemented my dreams of writing a feature — eventually. I’m not gonna start naming all of them, because unfortunately there were just too many for me to remember, but suffice to say, it was a fantastic job by everyone involved.
The writing students have the option to pick TV or film, and those who pick films make port shorts, those who pick TV work on a webseries — and this class’s series is called Nexted — and it’s based on chat roulette dating! It’s directed by THE Nicholas Humphries, DOP’ed by my amazing MoT team member Greg J. Brown, and assisted by Ryan Jackson, Jeevin Johal, and starring a whole bunch of talented actors like the lovely April Green, Alex Dafoe, Stephen Lebail (also a co-producer on every single port short!) Marcel Perro and many more! Going to be a good one! I’ll post more details about how you can check out Nexted as soon as I have them!
Here is the promo photo with Nexted’s star, Tijana Popovic. (Also, if you’re not already following them on Twitter, you should be. Do it now!!!)
So on a random note, I have had a recent fascination with music with the word rock star in it over the last couple days. I think it has a lot to do with my recent desire to get back into acting. I don’t know that it’s something I’ll ever do, because public speaking seems to terrify me, but every time I go to a sketch comedy show or watch the many projects my friends and colleagues collaborate on, it only reminds of me of how much I miss my drama days..
I also miss singing. Sometimes I wonder if I just gave up too quickly? I mean, it’s something I did all throughout growing up and once I got into “serious relationship” mode back in 2008, I sort of gave up on all of that. My once weekly voice lessons turned into singing in the car and shower. My drama projects moved to the world of television dramas (Big Brother is on three times a week. CAN YOU BLAME ME?!)
As I’ve said a million times before, I’m stoked that I got to move here, attend film school, work on amazing projects, and make phenomenal friends along the way. I’m even more stoked that I have friends who inspire me every day to test my limits, try new projects, and maybe just maybe, take a step back into what made me who I am today. Only time will tell.
Well that’s it for me tonight.. it is very late after all. So have a fantastic Sunday ya’ll and stay tuned for my lesson of the week later today!