Today, two great things happened. It is my 12 year anniversary in the film industry and I signed up with the Black Apple Talent Agency.
It is true. Twelve years ago today I was working for a non-profit organization. I had finally hit my limit with working for other people and I knew I was destined for bigger things. So with no real plan in place, I walked into Human Resources and quit….and then somehow, by taking that leap of faith, things just start moving. I booked a film right away, was on set four days later – and then I just never stopped. Never gave up. Even when we hit the writer’s strike and the recession. Through it all – all the ups and all of the downs (and trust me there have been many) – the one thing that has remained consistent is my passion and my desire to never give up living my dream.
And now, as of today, I officially have an agent. I am repped by Sarah Yapelli at Black Apple Talent. I am definitely excited to move my career forward and to see what the next 12 years have in store!
I wanted to say thank you to my producer Taylor J Martin and to Alina Andrei for putting together this nice press piece with Film Combat Syndicate. Thank you Lee Golden for the great article – he really did his research and I truly appreciate that!
Thank you to everyone for your continued support as we move this project forward. I have a great team and I honored to have their faith and guidance.
So my writing partner Brantley J Brown and I just finished our first script together. I had written the short film Del Obispo Road – a horror short – and Brantley helped me adapt it into a feature film script. Actor and producer Edward Coupland will star as the lead, Ryan.
When Ryan’s sister goes missing in 1985, he is plagued by the memory of someone – or something – that he felt was responsible for her disappearance. Twenty years later he still can’t forget that night and the weight of that memory begins to push him to madness. When he starts to see his sister again, Ryan starts to search for answers as to why his sister vanished, and if the dreams that haunt him are real.
#tbt to when Dread Central wrote this article for an awesome virtual reality #horror #short I was hired to write. It starred Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and was directed by #YouTuber Jesse Wellens from Prank vs Prank and produced by Blum House and YouTube.
Today, in celebration of Earth Day, the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes had their second annual art show and poetry reading called ‘Art by the Sea with Poetic Expression‘. Yours truly was a feature poet invited to read. I haven’t been an invited poet in over 15 years (if not more.) Attending today felt like coming out of retirement – and I am grateful for my friend Georgia Washington for asking me to be a part of the event.
The weather today was a wonderful 72 degrees with a slight breeze as we saw Catalina Island hiding out in the distant haze. The waves crashed towards as we stood up over the high cliff. It was an amazing inspiring day and I was grateful to be a part of the festivities today!
Also after the reading today I have decided to move forward and being writing my second book. I want to write a book that is full of anthems, that can inspire people and up lift them! That’s why it’s been so hard to write. I want it to be epic!
Finally finished the feature version of the script Axe….I invited over a few of my actor friends, including a few of the actors who are involved in the film. These actors really delivered and the feedback we got from both the actors reading and those in the audience was really good. It seems as if everyone is loving the script. Time to move forward and get this thing produced!
Alexa Lowery, producer and writer of Pains of the Past, is hosting a screening of the short film Pains of the Past, which I had the pleasure of directing.
Friday November 18, 2016 8pm
Sycamore Tavern, 7038 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Pains of the Past:
The daunting horrors from the abusive men Scarlett has encountered in past relationships keep coming back like a reoccurring nightmare. This shocks all areas of her personal and professional life. As she later grows from her sorrow she starts to question if “unconditional love “and marriage are only a cultural illusion in America.