Well, folks, it's finally here: Bread and Butter is officially being released out into the world. It's coming for you!
Nearly two and a half years ago, I read a moving article on Indiewire about the lack of real women in Hollywood. The article really resonated with me and I decided to take a leap of faith and email the writer directly. That writer happened to be the immensely talented, passionate, and just plain amazing Liz Manashil, who was gearing up to direct her first feature film --you guessed it-- Bread and Butter. I convinced Liz to let me audition, and here we are.
I am filled with so much excitement, joy, and humility... I'm afraid I might burst at the seams. (Don't worry, dear reader, thanks to a healthy diet of chocolate and coffee I'm keeping it together)
I am so grateful for all the people who made this movie a reality: First and foremost, to Liz, who believed I could be her Amelia and who I'm forever indebted to for taking that chance on me... Our wonderful team of kick-ass collaborators, whose passion, talents and commitment brought the film to life... The lovely people who donated to the film's Kickstarter before I was ever involved... The incredible festivals, who have been championing our film and greeting us with warm and enthusiastic audiences... To The Orchard for having faith in our film and bringing it out into the world... And hey, if you're reading this blog, I have a feeling that you have been an important key to our success, too. So, at the risk of getting gushy, thank you for being a part of this special film.
Happy BREAD AND BUTTER day, everyone!! Let's all celebrate! HOORAY!!!!
Oh, and if you're wondering where to find it, here's a cheat sheet:
iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Vudu
Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, RCN, Independent Systems (ie. Midcontinent, Metrocast, Clearleap), Verizon, Charter, Suddenlink, Mediacom, WOW!, Bell Canada
We just got back from the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF39) and it was a blast! The film community in Cleveland is strong and passionate, and the city itself was lovely. Also, I was delighted to have packed houses for all of our screenings--they even had to open up an extra theater for overflow!
Here's an interview with the writer/director Liz Manashil and me about our film, Bread and Butter. We discuss how I landed the role, how the film got funding, and more...
Some new festival announcements have got the Bread and Butter team excited! Last year we started the festival circuit off with a band in New York where we premiered at the Woodstock Film Festival, and then won "Best Feature" at the Big Apple Film Festival. Now we've got two more States to add to the list...
Bread and Butter will be screening at the Big Muddy Festival in Illinois on February 26th @ 7pm, and then at the Phoenix Film Festival in Arizona on March 27th - 29th!
Hopefully we will be coming to a theater near you... In the meantime, here's our trailer:
The tragic story of Sarah Jones has made its way into international news. It's the story of how a crew member lost her life on the set of the film Midnight Rider. How did she lose her life? Trying to get the shot. For more info on what happened, check out this article.
What has made this story resonate with so many is the fact that we are often put in precarious positions on set in the name of "getting the shot". In truth, we all just want to make the best piece of entertainment we can and we are happy to go to (sometimes dangerous) lengths to do so. After the Sarah Jones story broke, I was surprised by how many of my friends had stories of dangerous incidents on sets. I myself can think of a few. And, in one case, had it not been for another actor standing up and saying that they were uncomfortable with the shot and would not do it, I would have gone ahead and done it.
I hope that this story can be the last. I fear that it is not. We must all stand strong and stand up for ourselves and each other when working conditions do not seem safe. After all, we are all Sarah.
Check out the facebook page " Slates for Sarah" to see film crews across the globe honoring Sarah:
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