Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy Holidays?

So this last week I went away for the holidays! What a wonderful trip... Right? Wrong! So it started out good. We got on the plane to Vegas and that was great, and get to the hotel. The first night I can't sleep because there was a very loud symphony of snoring the whole night through. So Christmas Eve we head out to Parump, NV where my grandparents live. We get there and there is a water main break. So we call the restaurant to see if they have the water turned on and they assure us everything is fine and make our reservations for 8. We get to the restaurant, and they didn't have our reservation and the water is not back on and wanted to serve us on plastic ware... now tell me how they are washing their hands and doing dishes.... So we go somewhere else.
Christmas was better. We got to enjoy the Belagio Fountains... in the rain and were going to walk down the strip, but decided it would better if we didn't... Wise choice. By the time we got to the car it was pouring and the wind was blowing so hard the cars were rocking and when I jumped over a puddle it blew me 2 feet from where I wanted to land and straight into a car. We get to Excalibur and watch the Tournament of Kings and have their wonderful food!!! Defiantly the highlight of the trip.
We went to California and everything was great we got our bags, with out any being damaged... for a change, and we went and saw my favorite aunt and her kids! It was great to see them again!
On Sunday we were changing hotels and had all of the bags in the back of the car when we went to church with my aunt. While we were their our rental car was broken into where they stole my purse, my computer, and various other important objects. How wonderful.... NOT! So we ended up having to change plans for the day and ended up trying to problem solve instead of spending time with the family.
We get back to Utah finally and I realize that my keys were in my purse that was stolen and so I can't even get into my house and have to wait for my roommate to get home from work.
Finally, New Year's Eve everything is wonderful and going great! Our trip of crap is over... wrong again.
I go to the store and the game we wanted to get is sold out, I then go to 3 other stores all sold out. I finally find a different store with the game, which cost twice as much, I get to the cashier and realize that the only credit card of mine that should work, doesn't and somewhere between the house and that store I had lost $40.
So, the holidays have not been that great. But the New Year will be much better, because things can't get much worse.
I hope that your holidays have been better. One day I will be able to look back and remember this Christmas it is definitely one that I won't forget, and I will look back and laugh.
Happy Holidays! May your new year be full of happiness and joy.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Bad Day

So today has been a bad day. I get wokeen up at oh dark thirty to pick up my mom to take her to work. When I get there they are not ready to go... Go figure, and so I am there trying to make room in my car. They get in and me thinking that it is just a quick trip to the school and back am alright because I can be home and in my nice warm bed in just a short 10-20 minutes tops... Well it turns out I have to take Charlotte to school, and then my mom to the airport. Making my nice trip much longer then expected. So I get to the airport, and get out and realize I can't go straight to work because I don't have any of my stuff that I need for work so I go home and end up falling asleep for an hour. So I get up, and go to my car. I end up running out of gas, so I get to the gas station, and fill up with gas. So I get to work and what do I do? I lock my freakin key in the car! Could my day honestly get any worse? Of course it can! So I am scheduling meetings today for my company and am just doing my job and I dail one of the numbers and it starts ringing before I have finsihed dialing the numbers, so I hangup and make sure I have the right number and before I can redial I get a call back so, I answer the phone and it is 911 calling about our "emergency" which does not exist. So I talk to her for a minute, and then we hang up. A couple minutes later, a cop shows up and asks a bunch of questions because of my stupid mistake, because I didn't dial 9911 aparently... Grr... So it has been a very frustrating day... Hopefully, it will get better soon.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Extras Workshop December 6


OGDEN, UT – Alexius Omnimedia, in association with Trees Mom Casting, will be hosting the “What Does it Take to be an Extra?” workshop on December 6th. The workshop will be led by casting director and talent manager Robin Westover, along with producer and casting director Pietro D’Alessio

Designed for aspiring actors, the practicum will cover the basics from essential resume skills to making a living as a background player. D’Alessio states, “They’re not just extras, they’re background talent, because everyone has talent.” Students will also learn the nuts and bolts such as set etiquette, how to read a breakdown, call time and wrap, the key people on set, wardrobe, etc. Additional information will be offered on how to recognize legitimate projects, online job resources, union vs. non union markets, and how to promote oneself. “Becoming a background actor can be fun and rewarding, but you have to avoid the scams and learn the dos and don’ts,” notes Westover.

Enrollment in the workshop automatically enters students into the Alexius Pictures, Surgical Dalliance Films, Life Kinetic Productions, and Trees-Mom Casting databanks. Those registered will also be given a digital photo for their own personal casting purposes. The workshop is open to all ages and will be held at the Historic Kiesel Building in downtown Ogden, located at 2411 Kiesel Avenue, (just south of the Megaplex, within walking distance of FrontRunner), from 10AM until 6PM. Registration costs $30.

D’Alessio and Westover will also donate a portion of the proceeds to the Utah Artist Support Fund. The fund is devised on an as-needed basis to provide resources in bridging the gap for youth, young adults, and aspiring professionals in acquiring the tools and additional training necessary to pursue their artistic interests and careers.

Please note: This is not a job interview or audition. The presence of a casting director or talent manager or utilization of a casting office and/or talent management office is neither a guarantee nor promise of employment. The intent of this class is solely educational.

For more information, please call (801) 394-4983, (801) 884-8137 or email, Registration can be done over the phone or by visiting Online payments are accepted via paypal at

Monday, September 15, 2008

Special Effects Make Up Class

So I worked on a film project a couple weeks ago and met this amazing Special Effects Make-up Artist and saw some of his work and let me just say that it is amazing. He is holding a workshop on the 27th and 28th (More info Below). It is going to be great! Everyone should come!!! :)


Alexius Pictures and Surgical Dalliance Films in association with APA Talent Managment welcomes Los Angeles-based special make-up effects artist Graham C. Schofield for a two day workshop in Ogden , Utah . Schofield is a key player within the special effects industry and was handpicked by a local director to be the special effects coordinator and artist for a recently completed SAG short film aimed for the film festival route and is also attached as Special Effects Coordinator for a horror feature scheduled to shoot in Utah in 2009. His many film and TV credits include Clive Barker's "Midnight Meat Train, "Tropic Thunder," "Epic Movie," "Untraceable," "Tales From the Dead," as well as the hit TV programs "NCSI," "CSI: Vegas," and "House." This October he will be working for Universal Studios for their "Horror Nights".
The workshop will cover hands-on learning in injury simulation, blood, prosthetic application, and demos in rubber mask making. He will provide information as to where to find materials online as well as at local Halloween stores. For more information about Graham C. Schofield and his work, please visit and

The workshop will be held September 27 and 28 from 10am-6pm at the Kiesel Building in Ogden ( 2411 Kiesel Avenue ). The cost is $150.00, which includes all materials as well as lunch for both days. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today! Payment can be made via PayPal to

For more information, reserve a spot and make payment arrangements, please contact workshop coordinators:

Jessica Diekmann (801) 513-7596,
Sahna (801) 628-8521,

It is going to be an amazing workshop and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn from one of LA's best. Spread the word!! :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

American Mall

Tonight I was privileged enough to attend a special advanced screening of American Mall. An MTV movie which I had the chance to work on in February of this year. It was as lot of fun and I enjoyed the experience. It comes out on MTV on August 11th at 8pm and will show again on the 12th at 6pm. It is definitely worth seeing. I really enjoyed it! Tonight I had the chance to meet some of the actors and dancers who had worked so hard on it and thank them for their wonderful work. I was surprised at how much I truely enjoyed the show. It made me laugh, and cry and really think about how I was going on with my life. I couldn't help but relate to the characters and really understand their emotion. It is a wonderful movie and I encourage everyone to see it. :)

Monday, August 4, 2008

The end is near...

The end is drawing near... for 7 Brides for 7 Brothers to close. I have been privledged enough to work with this extremely talented cast through all the good and sometimes tough times. With people getting injured or quiting, threating to quit and so on. But it has done well, very well and I am proud. I am also very sad to see that it is coming to a close ,far too quickly. I love this show. Everyone has worked so hard and been so much fun to be around. Even though I am not at every performance I still look forward to the times that I can be there. With only five performances remaining, I feel sad. I encourage everyone who has not yet had the chance to see this show at the Empress Theatre, to please go see it. These actors are very talented and deserve to have full houses for the rest of their shows! They close on the 11th of August and deserve to go out with a bang! :)

I would also like to encourage you to go and see 12 Dancing Princesses at the OBT. They are also very talented and I would like to tell all my friends in both shows that they are amazing! :)

Oops... I can't find it

Well, as some of you knew (and some of you didn't) I had a blog, but because of my stupidity, and well, lack of a good memory, I have found that I can no longer access my blog to update, and allow people to veiw it, so it has become, rather well... Out of date, should I say. So, I have decided to create a new blog, this blog, of which I intend to not forget how to access and will hopefully keep it updated.