Sunday, July 5, 2009
BABBLING BROOKE BLOG July 5, 2009
Sexy SCARS Readers:
Welcome back to my BABBLING BROOKE BLOG! As promised, you will get a little HORROR...a little HOLLYWOOD...a little HIGH DRAMA! :)
HORROR: I have met a lot of "horrifically" wonderful peeps in my many years of working in entertainment! There is one horror posse that never seizes to amaze me with their "undying" commitment to the genre! I was blessed to represent a bunch of them on the HOT HUNKS OF HORROR 2009 Calendar, have upcoming projects with them and can call them friends. Please come out to support their latest feature SCULPTURE:
Please spread the word about the NYC PREMIERE of SCULPTURE....
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES: 8:15PM - 32 SECOND AVENUE, NY, NY 10003 http://newfilmmakers.com
Note: The premiere is open to the public. Admission is $6.00.
A second screening has just been announced:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2009, 7:PM - THE MULTIMEDIA ARTS CENTER, 562 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 973 748-MMAC http://themmac.net/film.html
Note: The screening will involve a Q&A with the director and cast members. It is open to the public. Call the theater for the price of admission and other details.
THE SCULPTURE WEB SITE:
All my love, support and "bites" to the SCULPTURE posse!
Speaking of the horror posse, I want to share a special announcement from Megan Sacco:
CUTZ – THE MOVIE
“ Sometimes nightmares are real”
A short film written and directed by Megan Sacco – Lady Haunter Inc. & Rob Roy- Wit’s End Entertainment
Story by Megan Sacco
Cutz is not for the faint at heart. It is a psychological thriller that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat right from the very beginning. A group of kids enter a psych unit with various issues. Unbeknownst to them they have a connection that soon reveals itself. After years of repression they all begin to remember how they got to where they are today: drug addicted, eating disorders, cutting. Once the “secret” reveals itself, mayhem ensues.
Filming is set to start in August. Still casting some of the major roles.
This will be Megan’s Directorial debut.
You know how I feel about powerful women, so kick some DIRECTING ass, Megan!
HOLLYWOOD: THE BOLLYWOOD BOYS: The old saying that "work begets work" really seems to hold true! I recently wrapped a film called THE SINATRA CLUB and met a wonderful guy who was working on production, James L. Bills. We totally bonded, as he shares a similar attitude and work ethic to mine! Through producer Crystal Wortman, I was brought into the movie DOUBLE TAP and low and behold...the DP was James L. Bills! (See where this is going? ;) James got to see my work in 2 back to back flicks and soon contacted me about 2 upcoming projects he is directing! We have recently done a deal to attach me to his hilarious comedy THE BOLLYWOOD BOYS. I am very excited and get to act in the film with the 2 leads...David Faustino and Corin Nemec (For all you 80's fans like me...BUD BUNDY and PARKER LEWIS!!!) Check out a quote from James:
""The Bollywood Boys" came from an idea that Producer Al Gomez (writer of the comedy classic "Joy Sticks") had 3 years ago. He let me run with that idea and by summer of 2008 I had completed the script. The roles of Jerry and Tom (our heroes) were written specifically for David Faustino & Corin Nemec (STAR-VING) who in 2009, along with their business partner Todd Bringewatt teamed with our production team making "The Bollywood Boys" an AGP / FNB production.
I worked on a TV pilot with Nan Swartz, an Emmy winning producer who had created several shows for MTV in New York and brought her and her partner Andrew Greenbury (There's Something about Mary) on board as part of AGP.
Given the comedic needs of our project I have approached some very talented actors to join "The Bollywod Boys". Currently I am in discussions with Hilliary Barbour (The Bold and the Beautiful) , Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) , Brooke Lewis (The Sinatra Club) and the very sexy girl from our poster Lauren Jacobs.
"The Bollywood Boys" was inspired by my love for classic movie comedies, writers such as Mel Brooks, Harold Ramis & others along with charismatic actors that I grew up idolizing."
HIGH DRAMA: I know each week, I keep this section open to gossip, premieres, conventions, nights on the town, friends and personal stuff, but this week I want to get really personal. Those who know me know that I am like a powerful, lil energizer bunny who "keeps going and going" and doesn't stop...and, this is often true! Well, recently, I was stopped and my batteries died!!! Since the beginning of 09, I have been blessed with back to back projects, tons of public appearances, traveling to movie premieres and horror conventions all over the country and about 3 friend's weddings! A typical day of mine begins at 5:30 AM and ends around midnight. I was going for several months on about 4 hours sleep a night and spread really thin. I thought I could go at this pace forever and all the films, red carpets, money and "accomplishments" were worth it! Well, I crashed and burned on my last film and ended up with a severe viral lung infection that I am still fighting for over a month! I have been in/out of the hospital, on tons of steroids, meds and breathing machines, haven't been able to talk or breathe, took off work for 2 weeks and lost a film, have spent a fortune on doctor bills, herbs and expenses, haven't been able to work out and feel like someone beat the shit outta me! Why am I sharing this with you?...Not for sympathy, but to share my experience, lessons and realizations! As artists, we all work so hard to make our dreams and goals come true...we sacrifice things from romantic relationships to missing certain special moments with family and friends to vacations to sometimes even inner PEACE and HAPPINESS! We think if we "keep pounding the pavement" or take that next meeting or make that personal appearance, something HUGE will happen, so "I can't stop now"!!! Well, take it from a lil lady who was just "stopped", it doesn't matter what "level" we are at in our career or what "budget" films we are doing, it is about finding balance, love and INNER PEACE! It's about saying "NO" sometimes and being okay with it...and not "fearing" that more won't come! I have been suffering so for the past month, but believe that God and the Universe kicked my ass, so I would STOP and they could get my attention for a month :) I have done more resting, relaxing and spiritual work in one month, than in the past 2 years! I have counted my blessings and thanked God for the unbelievable family, friends, business associates and opportunities I have in my life! Funny how in the past month, I haven't been able to breathe, but was forced to take a huge "breather"...crazy how that works! ;) You may think I have rambled in this post, but if one thing I shared made you think about life or this craziness of a career we all love so much, then my job is done!
Whew...that was a purge! Gotta save some energy, because I am flying out this week to star in Greg Lamberson's SLIME CITY MASSACRE with Debbie Rochon and Lee Perkins, even if I have to take an oxygen tank with me!!!
Love & Horror,
XO Brooke Lewis