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Long Gone Trailer!

“If time travel were possible, where are all the tourists from the future?” – Stephen Hawking.

I can finally share the trailer I shot for my feature screenplay “Long Gone” last April! Logline: When a young woman visits a mysterious house she inherited from her recently passed brother, she meets a man who claims to be from the future and able to save her brother. Watch the making of here, and if you happen to have a sugar daddy/mommy/great great aunt who wants to invest in film, call me ;p

October 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |10 Comments

Oh, Dear LA Actors: Why Casting A Voice-Over Made Me Sad

This week I was casting for voice-over actors in Los Angeles and it left me feeling sad, bittersweet and whole mix of conflicting emotions that may or may not have to do with my impending period and certainly have to do with my having been an actress in LA myself. Why would finding an American voice-over actor ever make one feel sad, you may wonder – periods aside? I shall explain.

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Amsterdam|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Long Gone Trailer: Bloopers & The Making Of

When you make long days, sometimes things get silly. As I can’t quite share the trailer yet due to exciting developments, here’s a little behind the scenes peek of the Long Gone Trailer. Shot by Carl Setterdahl and multiple phones, edited by Britt van Schie. Starring actors Sallie Harmsen and Kay Greidanus, DP Tomas van Harten, producer Alyssa Hendriks, sound guy Pete Suyderhoud, gaffer Michel Kasper, AC Azad Shig Murad, prop designer & drone flyer Carl Setterdah, Runner & Data Handler Roos Veltkamp, PA Charlotte van den Broeke, grader Jan-Maarten de Wit, my little sister who was tricked into her acting debut, and of course yours truly.

June 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

I Directed A Trailer!

One of the latest features I wrote (and rewrote and rewrote and rewrote) is called Long Gone, a low budget sci-fi drama about a young woman who visits a mysterious house she inherited from her recently passed brother. There she meets a man who claims to be from the future and able to save her brother, if she helps him with a mission. To help pitch the project I directed a trailer for the film last April with the help of an amazing crew and my super supportive bosses. I had the best days of my life again, and I’m soooo happy with the results. The trailer is still being graded (color correction) and mixed and sound designed, so I can’t share it quite yet, but since I’m bursting with excitement and want to share some of the gorgeousness we shot, here are 20 behind the scenes photos…

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Amsterdam, News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why I Stopped Blogging, Acting and Living in LA and Yet This is A Happy Post

Hi! Remember me? Maybe not since it’s been two full years + nine days since I’ve posted, and I’ve accumulated some epidermal wisdom aka wrinkles in the process. So what the f took me so long? Well, various things. I started this blog as a 21 (!) year girl who wanted – correction: was obsessed with/desperately needed – to move to Los Angeles to become an actress. I started it during a time when blogs were fairly new and not everyone above 11 and their dog wrote op-eds on TV show episodes yet. I chronicled everything from visa drama to acting classes to motorcycle accidents, and tried to help other artists who wanted to move to Los Angeles. Fast-forward and I’m now a 29 (!!) year old woman who lives in Amsterdam, is not pursuing acting anymore and has a lot more perspective and mental stability – most of the time anyway. So, what’s the story? Have I become a bitter quitter and is this gonna be a “just give up already” post?

Nuh-uh!

This is gonna be a “know thyself” post that will help you find true happiness and eternal bliss. Kidding. But if you’re someone who’s die-hard pursuing something it might help you reflect and make yourself a little more content. Still a lofty promise, perhaps, but lemme explain…

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Amsterdam, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

Why You Shouldn’t Wait For Your Breakthrough

Screen shot 2011-04-26 at 6.46.14 PMOnce I have my breakthrough, then I’ll  spend more time with my family. Once I have my breakthrough, then I’ll take ballet classes. Once I have my breakthrough, then I will start traveling again. Once I have my breakthrough, then I’ll be happy.

It’s a philosophy many ambitious aspiring anythings (including myself) subscribe to. Especially in LaLaLand. Because once you have that breakthrough, you’ll have money. And job security. And a feeling of accomplishment that eliminates jealousy and brings on a constant state of contentedness. Right?

Obviously I can’t speak from experience since I haven’t had my own personal breakthrough but I’ve seen and heard things. And I’d like to think I can empathize pretty well. I am a writer after all. So sure, while professional success does usually come with more money and a higher degree of being able to do what you love, here’s why breakthroughs aren’t all they’re cracked up to be…

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , |5 Comments

Hear Me Discuss The Oscars On Dutch Radio & Pick My Own Winners

Last Oscar Night aka Annual Dreamfest I attended a wonderful Oscar viewing party with ballots, Oscars Bingo and pun-y food (Mad Max Curry Road, Bridge of Pies, The Big ShortBread). And while doing so I also chatted with Dutch National Radio Channel 1 to discuss the Oscars, Hollywood Oscar parties, my career and more. If you speak Dutch, head here to listen to the fragment. It’s Part 3, about 12 minutes in.

And while we’re at it, I’d just like to hand out my personal Oscars…

March 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |2 Comments

Big News: A Confession

Screen Shot 2015-09-08 at 6.51.16 PMForgive me, acting Gods and blog readers, for I have sinned. You see, although I’ve had a faint inkling for the last year and a half, the past six months have solidified a long standing hypothesis of mine into a full fledged, life changing truth.

I have discovered something about myself that in hindsight makes so much sense, yet took a lot for me to accept considering the last five years of my life and, well, the entirety of this blog. So behold here a baffling revelation and some brutal honesty (which I may regret when the effects of this glass of wine wind off…)

September 9th, 2015|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , |9 Comments

You Can Now Finally See My Short Film “If.”

“Flirting with brilliance.” “Powerful, moving.” “Goosebumps.” Remember when I wrote, produced and starred in a  short film? Those are some of the reviews we received! The days on set were some of the happiest of my life and made me realize I want to make films, not just act in them. After screenings throughout Holland and LaLaLand, we have finally decided to put the film online. You can watch our labor of love below. And if you have strong feelings about it, rate it on IMDb!

But before you watch I want to again thank my friends, family, the cast, crew and everybody else who made this possible. It was a dream.

October 4th, 2015|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

“If.” Delft Screening & Press

Algemeen Dagblad Delft shanice kammingaYesterday I did a Q&A in Filmhuis Lumen Delft for my short film If., and it was a great success (imagine Borat’s voice here). Filmhuis Lumen Delft is screening the short film I wrote, produced and starred in ahead of the feature Lilting this month. Lumen is a super cute movie theater that’s located on a lively square full of terrasjes (this is a European phenomenon without accurate translation) and with a giant lamp shade at the center, so I recommend everyone to go check it out! See showtimes for If. here.  On top of the lovely compliments I received from the audience at the Q&A, the Delft screenings of If. also received some press! Check the articles below the cut…

June 15th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |3 Comments