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Sep 26, 2017

Busy Summer

Summer comes to a close and I've wrapped up videos with Clackamas Women's Services, Portland'5 Education Project and the Northwest Forest Workers Center. This has been in addition to narrative projects including production of We Have Our Ways, the short film funded by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, Nemesis, an awardee of the POST-TRUTH project with Lower Boom and Open Signal as well as Nonprofit, a crowd-funded web series pilot. Please check out all of these projects and more which are in post production and screening later this year and next!

The all female cast and crew of We Have Our Ways.

Jul 2, 2017

Casting Call for short film Nemesis

CASTING white man, 40+ for the short comedy film “Nemesis” directed by award-winning filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone, written and produced by Brenan Dwyer of Potty Talk Productions.

Character: “Geordi” is a cocky all-American man who considers himself a Scrabble genius.

About the film: “Nemesis” is a comedy film that explores white male fragility through a single Scrabble match. The film has received funding from and will be part of programming for the Post Truth Project run by Open Signal and Lower Boom in November 2017. Potential for festival distribution as well.
Shoot dates: July 29-30. Possibility of 1 or 2 days of filming.
Pay: $100 p/day plus meals on set.
Casting non-union talent only
1 rehearsal/wardrobe fitting prior to filming

To audition: video submission
Record a video and email to casting@heartsandsparksproductions.com . Include headshot and resume in email and indicate your availability for July 15 for callbacks and July 28-29 for filming.
Go to the following website for the text to prepare and record: www.pottytalkpdx.com/casting
Submit by July 12
Casual, low-quality, or cell-phone videos acceptable.
IMPORTANT: this is copyrighted material. Please do not post your audition video as “public” on YouTube. If you post to Youtube, please post as Unlisted and provide link.

Jun 24, 2017

Casting call for We Have Our Ways

CASTING CALL:

WE HAVE OUR WAYS is now casting for two roles. WE HAVE OUR WAYS is directed by award-winning director Dawn Jones Redstone of Sista in the Brotherhood written by Kjerstin Johnson, former editor in chief of Bitch Magazine, and produced by Christian Henry, a television writer and producer for a network affiliate of NBC. This film is funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

SYNOPSIS: In a dystopic near future, two women of color struggle to navigate healthcare, state violence, and reproductive justice.

Abigail
Early 20’s, African American female
Young student who lives with her older, wiser cousin Regina. Abigail finds herself in a bind, and must rely on her cousin to get the help she needs. Abigail feels helpless in the face of something huge and dangerous, but perseveres without knowing what the future holds. 

Mari
20’s, female, Latina
Young healthcare worker at an underground clinic. Her job is stressful enough as it is, but when her coworker gets arrested and clients still need her, she must make a decision about what she’s willing to do for others. Actor appears in single critical scene, must be able to cry.

Production title: We Have Our Ways
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Short Film 
Posted on: June 24th
Director: Dawn Jones Redstone
Producer: Christian Henry
Writer: Kjerstin Johnson
Audition Location: NW Film Center
Shooting Location: Portland
Submit headshots, resume & reel (if available) to: whowfilm@gmail.com
Compensation: Yes

KEY DATES
Auditions:
July 8th 9:30am - 2pm
(Time slots will be given out)

Shooting: 
Aug. 19th & Aug. 26th 
Abigail will be needed for both shoot dates.
Mari will be needed for one shoot date, at night.

Mar 9, 2017

Graphic Means screens in Portland!

Graphic Means, the feature documentary directed by Briar Levit and shot by Hearts+Sparks will be screening at the Hollywood Theatre in Portland at the end of April as part of Design Week Portland. I'll be on hand as part of the team that helped bring Briar's vision to life. 

More info here: https://hollywoodtheatre.org/events/graphic-means/

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