Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Williamsburg International Film Festival



"Listen," a music video that I shot and directed, was selected for the 2016 Williamsburg International Film Festival in NYC!! "Listen" is a song about teen bullying and its aftermath and it was written and performed by my awesome and talented friends Archie and Maia (a.k.a AM4). See the trailer above and here are photos from the festival! Also, check out my new website for my film company, MirrorUpToNature Films.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Fistful of Trouble



Back in the spring, I went to visit my Grandparents in AZ and we made this movie with all their friends. It's an homage to and mash up of some of my favorite Sergio Leone westerns! Thanks to all the cast who were involved!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

"O Antony!"



Last month, I was called in last-minute to play Enobarbus in New Genesis Productions' Antony and Cleopatra. It was an awesome show and Enobarbus was a great character to play (the night the show was filmed, we had heavy rain so we had to move the show inside NGP's "tiring house").













Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A Winter's Tale in the Hot Summer



I just performed in New Genesis' production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. I played Polixenes...and the bear's head!









Monday, July 4, 2016

Nini in Wonderland



My friend Nini was just trying to get home, but New York's Central Park became a "mad" and wondrous place. Did she ever get to the B-train?!

Another Off-Broadway Show: Treasure Island


This May, I played Dr Livesey in Firebird Youth Theater's production of Treasure Island. This was an off-Broadway show, entirely directed, produced and acted by New York homeschool teens. Here's an interview with the director and stage manager on the Huffington Post.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rockin' the Yellow Stockings



I recently played Malvolio in New Genesis Productions' Twelfth Night. We performed at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts in Woodstock NY.



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mailbox Impossible IV



The adventure continues. Many thanks to the Brody-Fink family, including Gracie, Honey, and Bula!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mailbox Impossible III



The adventure continues.

And check out the extras...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Mailbox Impossible II


Yes, it's the sequel!! (also made in 3 minutes in freezing temperatures) Make sure to see Mailbox Impossible 1.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Mailbox Impossible



This is a movie we made in literally 3 minutes (in 30 degree temperatures) to test out our new camera (Panasonic GH3). Rumi's on a mission!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Walk



I recently saw the movie "The Walk" about Phillipe Petit, who tightrope-walked between the Twin Towers in the 1970s. It inspired this movie!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A New Doctor?



Check out my latest movie, a Doctor Who episode starring my friends Zoe and Phoebe...oh and me too and my dad!

 Don't forget to watch the outtakes. Watch to the end to see the trash can incident!

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fawntastic Fawnbook

Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Over the last few months, I have been really busy rehearsing for, and then performing in, an off-Broadway show called Fawnbook! The show was written by Ayun Halliday (who was also in the cast) and directed by Jean Michele Gregory and it ran for 10 sold out performances at the The Brick Theater in Brooklyn. It was so much fun and I learned a ton working with six other really experienced actors.

Fawnbook is a post-digital, pre-apocalyptic dark comedy about a small agrarian community made up of three women and three teen boys. Together they dig vegetables, spot fawns, and deal with the mounting disasters of their world. All the dialogue from the play comes from social media. "Like!" 

Photo by Schecter Lee
Photo by Schecter Lee
Photo by Schecter Lee
This was us in a Brooklyn newspaper!

 

 And during one performance, artists were invited to sketch us. Here I am!
  

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Cherry Orchard



Last month, we made a movie with my grandparents and my aunt, uncle, and cousins. Here is our adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play "The Cherry Orchard." We shot the whole thing in one day! It was a lot of fun and a lot of laughs - make sure to check out the outtakes too.


Thursday, August 20, 2015

Behind the Scenes on my Movie Shoot



I have been doing a really amazing film class over the last year with my fabulous teacher, Carlo Mirabella-Davis. With my classmate Leo, we have been learning all the fundamentals of film-making and film language. As part of the class, we both created and wrote a screenplay for a short film and in June we shot my movie on location in NY. Leo was my DP (director of photography) and I was the director. It was an amazing experience and I was so grateful that some actor friends of mine agreed to take part. Thanks so much to Jack Warren, Dante Kanter, Daniel Zuzworsky, Ayun Halliday, and Robert Warren. Here are some photos from the shoot. The movie is now in post-production and will be released (we hope) in the next few months.