I finally made my business cards. I wasn’t able to have print on the back & the front, but these will do for tomorrow.
Hey everyone! Coming up on June 5th “Not Alone” (my short film) will be shown at the Portage Theater in Chicago, Il.
My friend Kate Imp (director of “Beauty Beneath The Dirt”) has offered to share the big screen with some other local talent & myself for the night.
Kate’s a super cool girl girl from the city who’s acted in some of the previous films I’ve filmed as well as given me some great advice on movies, & I look forward to working with her more in the future.
Here is the synopsis for her film Beauty Beneath The Dirt:
What happens when you put a lawyer, an Ivy grad, and a city chick on the Appalachian Trail?
Can this diverse threesome work together to survive the grueling hike from Georgia to Maine? Or will they crumble from the challenge? Filled with drama, laughs, and surprises, BEAUTY BENEATH THE DIRT takes a profound look at how three young people are affected by one of the most challenging outdoor adventures in existence today.
Here is the even page with more info on the screening. I hope to see you there to support Kate & myself.
So quick funny story.
A guy who emailed me because he wants to act in my film sent my this picture as his headshot. It was very funny because he sent me another message right after this one saying to disregard the last picture because he was having a bad day.
Needless to say, because of that mess-up or joke he did, he is very much on my radar & will probably get a part because I will remember him now from that.
If any of you are ever applying for something & know the person is young that will see your application I say to go all out. Put in a funny picture, say you have a really crazy skill, or a really funny nickname. Those are the things that will make you memorable if your resume isn’t too impressive.
|—||Mara Werner (Not Alone)|
Not Alone | Behind The Scenes
Hey guys this is a short behind the scenes video for the short film I made in February. Check it out & let me know what you think.
365 Challenge | Day 364 | Today was pretty good. I woke up at 7:45 today because I had to get the house ready for the plumber coming over to work on the bathroom. Then I woke up Abby & got her ready for school & put her on the bus. Then I helped out the plumber with a few things. While he worked I edited some more of Not Alone. While editing I realized I was putting in the wrong audio so I had to go back to all the scenes I finished to replace & sync the new audio. It took a long time, but it sounds fantastic. At 1 I took a break & made some lunch & watched Jersey shore, I was really tired & almost fell asleep at the end of the episode, so I took a half hour nap. When I woke up I started editing more. Then I packed my bag for the weekend because I’m gonna be filming all weekend. So before I left I talked to my dad about stuff the plumber said, then I drove to Adan & Sam’s. We just hung out all night, listening to music, watching movie trailers, etc. Then I met up with Jessa at Huck Finn’s & had a snack. After that we went to Walgreens to pick up some ear medicine because she can’t hear out of one of her ears. Now we’re at her house getting ready to lay down & relax.
365 Day Challenge | Day 363 | Bob & Me, today was the last day that I would be at Uncle Ed’s while Kevin was house sitting, so this could be the last time I saw Bob. | Today was productive. I woke up at 8 & got Abby on the bus for school. Then I started editing Not Alone. Then at 1 I made lunch, tunafish sandwich, I hadn’t had it in a long time & it was pretty good, I just wish there was more. I watched an episode of Jersey Shore while I ate, then after that I edited more. Then my dad asked me to help him prepare some stuff for the plumbers that are coming here tomorrow. Then I was getting ready to leave for Uncle Ed’s but my mom took the car to get Market Day, so I watched Titanic until they got home. Then I went to Uncle Ed’s for guys night. It was a pod time, we watched 2 episodes of Modern Family, Rich showed me how to use iMovie for something, & we got some stuff ready for our shoot this weekend. Now I’m at home about to have a snack & watch the new Jersey Shore.
365 Day Challenge | Day 362 | Tic Tac’s (Orange) are awesome! | So today was pretty good. I woke up at 9:15 & went on the computer. I was on Tumblr & organizing some Not Alone files. Then I woke Jessa up at noon, while she was waking up I watched a little bit of the newest Resident Evil (It sucks). Then she got in the shower & I started making fries for us to eat for lunch with our chicken nuggets. While we ate we watched Alcatraz. After that we went to the comic book store so I could get my new issues of Batman & Red Hood & The Outlaws. Then we came back home & chilled out until it was time for Jessa to leave for work. So I walked her out & said goodbye & then I watched some TV until Don picked me up at 5:30. I taped this months park board meeting, it went really fast compared to the usual times it ends. Then I came home & my mom was in my room watching TV so I watched Star Trek on the family TV. Then I went to my room when she went to bed & started double saving Not Alone stuff. Now & for the past few hours I’ve been editing the opening credits to Not Alone. It’s looking pretty good, I like it a ton.
365 Day Challenge | Day 360 | I’m eating the last of the yummy brownies that Sabrina made | Today was pretty good. I woke up at 8 because Devin needed a ride to school, so I drove him then came back home & went to bed. Then I woke up at 1ish & talked to my dad about bathroom stuff. Then I woke up Jessa & she laid in bed while I figured out some last minute bathroom stuff. Then I copied my footage from “Not Alone.” Then Jessa & I watched Cupcake Wars. After that we went to pick up my sushi & Jessa’s ground beef for her dinner, then we went & picked up food for my mom & Abby. When we got home I made Jessa’s dinner & then we ate our foods while finishing The Rebound. Jessa liked it. Then she went on the computer while I watched Talking Dead, Comic Book Men, & Gossip Girl. Then I showered & after that I watched The Karate Kid remake. Now I’m gonna label some footage & then go to bed.
365 Day Challenge | Day 359 | Jessa & I are pooped after filming | Today was really good. I woke up at 9 & showered. Then I woke up Jessa & we got ready for our tour at the new Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. It was a good tour. I had already seen it, but Jessa liked it a ton more because she’s a nurse. So she was like I would be when I got to Comic con later this year. After the tour we went straight to Uncle Ed’s for the filming of my short film (Not Alone). Filming went so very well. My crew was the best, Jessa, Rich, & Kevin did a phenomenal job with everything, Simek & Sabrina came later, but still helped as well. Allison was awesome too, she was the only actor in it. I thought she’d have a hard time because there was barely any lines, but she did great. We finished an hour & a half early because of my over-scheduling & my great crew. When filming was all done I uploaded all the footage from the SD Cards. Now Jessa & me are home & we’re about to watch The Walking Dead.
365 Day Challenge | Day 358 | Today was pretty good. Jessa picked me up from Adan & Sam’s at 7:40ish & then we went to her house & I had some cereal. I was really tired because I stayed up all night that way Jessa & me would get the same amount of sleep. We got about an hour and a half of sleep & then I woke up Jessa to shower. After she was done & ready we drove to her cousins house for her little cousin’s (Zoie) birthday party. It was fun, I played Just Dance 3, Pictureka, & had some good eats. Then Jessa & me left for Uncle Ed’s house to set some stuff up for my shoot tomorrow. I set up lights, the steadicam, & cleared up some of my set. I’m super duper excited for tomorrow. Then Jessa & I went to Walmart to pick up snacks for my crew tomorrow. Then to White Castles for her & El Burrito Loco for me. Then we came back home & ate while watching Supernatural. Now we’re getting ready for bed.