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“There Was No Need To Be Anywhere Other Than In the Moment.” – Actress Kristen Harris, on Passionflower (2011)

Actress Kristen Harris, based out of Winnipeg, studied voice performance at the University of Toronto. As a teenager, she studied with the famed improv troupe The Groundlings in Los Angeles. Harris has worked in both America and Canada, with various … Continue reading

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TFF 2012: Rubberneck: Director/Actor Alex Karpovsky: “Hopefully we can create a character where you can still nurture empathy for him even after he commits a heinous act.”

Rubberneck is Man of the Hour Alex Karpovsky’s fourth feature, and a total departure for him, being a thriller. It’s a blast, tense, suspenseful, psychologically harrowing. Very upsetting and unbalancing. He stars as well, and it’s a great performance, a … Continue reading

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TFF 2012: Interview with Curfew Director Shawn Christensen: “We Definitely Were Trying to Romanticize Aspects of New York.”

Shawn Christensen, in “Curfew”, a film he also wrote and directed A 19-minute short, Curfew was so satisfying to me I never wanted it to end, and yet it was perfect at its current length. My review is here. I … Continue reading

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TFF 2012: Interview with Fairhaven Director/Writer/Actor Tom O’Brien: “We Had To Make a Leap of Faith.”

Tom O’Brien I loved Tom O’Brien’s first feature, Fairhaven (my review here), premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Last week, I interviewed O’Brien about his film (he wrote it, directed it, and also acted in it). My interview with … Continue reading

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A QA with Jeremy Richey about Elvis Presley As An Actor

Jeremy Richey’s site Moon in the Gutter has been an almost-daily pitstop for me ever since I discovered it years ago. He approaches his topics with passion and enthusiasm, and reminds me of one of those buttons on Facebook that … Continue reading

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Brooke Thomas: “I Feel a Satisfaction In Helping Actors That Has Kept Me Driven To Continue In Casting.”

Brooke Thomas, Mary Egan Callahan, Brooke and Mary: On-Camera Commercial Intensive Class for Actors I first met Brooke Thomas when I was 16 years old, and cast in a University of Rhode Island production of William Inge’s “Picnic”. She was … Continue reading

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Understanding Things I Don’t Understand: An Interview with Director David Spaltro

David Spaltro David Spaltro’s “Things I Don’t Understand” is a beautiful, funny, and emotional film. Please read my review. Keep your eyes peeled for this one! Spaltro was generous enough to answer a few of my questions about “Things I … Continue reading

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Jennifer McCabe on Acting: “Bring Yourself.”

Jennifer McCabe I met Jennifer McCabe in 1995 when we both were grad students at the Actors’ Studio MFA Program in Manhattan. We became friends, of a sort, during our 9 a.m. dance classes at the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio … Continue reading

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“This is a life-altering moment for these people.” – Actor Ron Eldard

I saw Roadie when it premiered at Tribeca (here is my review), and fell in love with its specific brutal eye, and its quiet observational power. Starring Lois Smith, Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy and Ron Eldard, Roadie is a small … Continue reading

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“I Was Always a Cartoonist In My Mind. But Then Something Happened.” An Interview With Director Ben Barnes

When I was in LA, I went to a screening of God Damn King Kong, a short film directed by LA-based director Ben Barnes. It starred my brother Brendan O’Malley, who also wrote the script. It’s a beautiful and absurd … Continue reading

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