I realized the other day that it is long overdue that I update my website, as both my life and the world have changed greatly in recent months.
Navigating life in both a new city and a new country in the wake of global pandemic has been challenging to say the least. I feel both lucky and privileged to continue to connect with creative people, and to be able to work in film, theatre, and visual art.
Since moving to Los Angeles from Paris, I have had the chance to delve deeper into the film industry, and to add credits to my name as an actor, and as a producer and assistant director.
A highlight for me has been my work with Emmy-winning director Jaclyn Bethany. I played Thalia, the personification of death, in her feature film Highway One. Highway One was filmed in Laurel Cannon in December and is now in post-production. I am now playing the cameo of Abby in Jaclyn’s pandemic film Before The World Set On Fire, for which I am also working as an associate producer and assistant director. We wrapped the first part of shooting in early July, and will shoot the second half of the movie in New York City in August. We take the coronavirus very seriously and are taking every precaution that SAG has mandated so that the cast and crew remain safe.
I am also continuing my work with pioneering queer film director Jake Yuzna. Jake’s debut feature Open was the first American film to win the Teddy Jury Prize and the Berlin Film Festival. Jake is also the youngest recipient of funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. I believe that Jake’s work is ahead of its time and I am very happy to work with him. I had a supporting role in Jake’s film After America in 2019, which is still in post-production. Jake and I are now working on a new feature film together in which I have the starring role and am co-creator. For this film, Jake has received a McKnight Fellowship.
In addition to working with young up and coming directors, I am creating much of my own work. I am constantly striving to become the best artist I can be. I recently received a grant and residency for writing at Chateau Orquevaux in Alsace France. There, I will be able to focus on more of my own writing, in addition to connecting with artists from across disciplines.
Before the pandemic hit, I was also set to have a weekly performance residency at Box8, owned by acclaimed photographer Peter Eaten Gurnz. I hope that the studio will be back and running soon, as I admire Peter’s art and work greatly.
I worked briefly with Film14, which gave me the opportunity to work with Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, who is radiant, confident, and inspiring.
In my spare time, I assist with RoleCall podcast, hosted by Adam Cushman and Raul Julia Jr. These two were very kind to me when I first moved to Los Angeles, and through them I met many incredible stage and screen actors.
I have maintained by connection to both London and Paris. This would have been my first year at both the Cannes Film Festival, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I hope that my team and I will be able to attend next year.
I believe that images speak louder than words, so below I will attach: live performances I’ve appeared in, music videos, photos of my residency and posters of the films I was in and am producing.