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Guys Reading Poems Trailer Released! | Tickets On Sale for Dances with Films Screening

Earlier this week our completed trailer for Guys Reading Poems was turned over to us and we were just so excited to share it with everyone! This coincides with our West Coast premiere happening in our very own backyard on June 11th at the Dances with Films film festival here in Hollywood. Tickets are available here.

On June 11th, the 19th annual edition of Dances with Films film festival will host the West Coast premiere of Guys Reading Poems, a black-and-white mindbender feature film that uses poetry as a framing device.

Since we will be screening at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters at Hollywood & Highland, there will be ample parking and restaurants nearby. Parking can be had for $2 for the first 4 hours (validated at the theater) or $10 for the day. Additionally, if you want to forgo the traffic and mitigate stress, the Metro Red Line stops conveniently at Hollywood & Highland!

Joining us will be director Hunter Lee Hughes, yours truly, producer Debbie Vandermeulen along with other members of our production team. Key members of our cast will also be present to enjoy the fruits of our labor and include our stars Patricia Velasquez (The Mummy), Lydia Hearst (South of Hell), Rex Lee (Entourage & Young and Hungry) and Christos Vasilopoulos (Banshee) will be in attendance. We’ll also be hosting a reception immediately following the screening! See you there!!Guys Reading Poems - Dances with Films Invite

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Booked: LACMA • Veterans Make Movies

This time I am happy to report that I have been accepted into another filmmaking program hosted by LACMA which will start up here in a few days time.


LACMA has partnered up with the Los Angeles Public library to host Veterans Make Movies, a “three–year initiative” consisting of classes and workshops. The program is aimed at giving veterans a voice and platform to create works of art as means of expression and as an outlet.

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The 10 Second Rundown

A flash update! Here’s what I have going on at the moment:

  1. Landed a writing and performing fellowship with the Geffen Playhouse. l33t!
  2. Guys Reading Poems finished yet another round of Kickstarter funding and is 99.5% completed! Go color correction go!
  3. New headshots! Check them out in the Stills section of the site!
  4. Updated bio! (Work in Progress)
  5. I snagged by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin a SAG-AFTRA delegate position! Onwards & upwards!

That’s pretty much it for now! It’s 1 a.m. and the brain is much plus I’m way overdue on my draft of my monologue and a whole bunch of important emails…but, shhh! Don’t tell!! Our little secret! And here is a period for the sake of periods.