'BERNARD AND HUEY' made its world premiere at the Oldenburg Film Festival in Germany (where 'Pulp Fiction' premiered at!). I play CELIA, a feminist graphic artist who challenges Bernard throughout the film. I'm extremely grateful to work opposite Oscar winner Jim Rash (Community) and Mae Whitman (Parenthood)!
FUN FACT: I've been drawing ever since I could pick up a pencil so when director Dan Mirvish asked me to sketch during takes, it made my kiddie heart leap with joy :)
'BEING BLACK ENOUGH' had its world premiere at the 2017 DANCES WITH FILMS Festival on Saturday, June 10th 7:15P at TCL Chinese Theatre. I play Sierra, a twisted go-getter :P WE WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD!
FUN FACT: The husband-wife directing/producing duo Devin Rice & Jacqueline Monique Corcos learned how to do most of the film's FX work by watching YouTube videos.
LEAD IN 'SPACE BETWEEN US' PREMIERING AT 2017 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST
Humbled and grateful to share that SPACE BETWEEN US has been selected as part of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival! Playing the lead character who finds herself a victim of human trafficking really challenged and uplifted me creatively. I hope we're able to bring more awareness to this issue that has affected over 21 million people globally.
TRUTH FACT: An estimated 21 million people are victims of human trafficking globally. 68% of them are trapped in forced labor. 26% of them are children. 55% are women and girls. Women and girls that could easily be you or me. Sometimes we forget or turn a blind eye to injustices like these. We think that our singular voice won’t matter in the grand scheme of things or there are “bigger” issues out there. And sometimes we forget we have the ability to speak, to share, to stand up for causes we support.
References: International Labour Organization / Polaris Project / UNICEF
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