the insanely talented @anniesertich
another bts photo with the lovely Hannah Motola, who played the character based on me as a kid. i was blown away by how she followed her instincts and had strong opinions about what felt right for her character. when i was a kid actor, i was an over-rehearsed, anxious try-hard just praying i’d please the people around me. Hannah was the opposite - true to herself, open, opinionated. so much respect for her!!
here’s a BTS pic from the first project i wrote/directed. it’s one that meant a lot to me - a short film loosely based on my upbringing (i was a child actress raised in a dysfunctional mormon family with a mother slowly dying of cancer. if that’s not great material, i don’t know what is! ) i knew right away i wanted the incredibly talented @anniesertich to play the character based on my mother and i was so so lucky that she agreed. working with her was one of the highlights of the project for me.
fun to see “Kenny” up on the big screen. thanks @floridafilmfest ! also sorry for spilling that entire thing of popcorn right before the screening started. trust me, i was mortified.
i wrote a piece for @huffpost - “my life of red carpets, tv shows... and losing a tooth from purging!” where i come out about my history with disordered eating. i really wanted to show some truth (and hopefully some humor ) about eating disorders.
the new short film is out! link in bio! - - - the short is a dark comedy about a frazzled mother who puts all her energy into helping her daughter overcome an eating disorder. - - - since it’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, i thought today would be the most meaningful time to put this out. - - - thanks for your support ❤️
“Kenny” - the short I wrote and directed - is making its online debut at shortoftheweek.com! So many people worked really hard on this and I’m thrilled that a platform as cool and respected as @shortoftheweek wanted to support our project. Many thanks to everyone involved. LINK IN BIO!!!
happy #motivationmonday !