Sunday, 25 March 2012

1960s Kings Road

The other week i was off to Manchester for a spot of Extras work, for a new drama set in the 60s. As soon as i sat down in makeup, the makeup artist got excited and proclaimed i was to have Twiggy makeup, and maybe a clip-on fringe.

I was very happy, because once in my green shift dress and leather jacket, i spent the morning sat outside at Kings Road Cafe, smoking and pretending to drink coffee :)

The set was amazing, bunting everywhere and huge flower stickers, like a toned-down Austin Powers street. I don't know what the passers by were thinking, we even had a few Morris Minors parked up. Sadly i wasn't allowed to take any pictures of that, so you'll just have to put up with looking at me. Jx

A fringe for the day

Heretic Teaser Trailer!!!

The very first trailer for Heretic, a new Brit Horror Film due to be released at Halloween 2012 starring me! ...and lots of other amazing actors.

The trailer can be found at the bottom of this post, or on youtube, but when you watch it, please could you click "like", we need all the help we can get!

It's all very exciting, and the new website is up and running with a few creepy photos of me, if you want to check it out follow this link ...

If i haven't mentioned what the film is about already:

Father James Pallister is a troubled Catholic priest who finds his faith crushed when a young girl he promises to protect commits suicide (Claire).Months after Claire’s death, James is forced to return to his old parish and to the scene of her suicide, a derelict mansion house. Trapped in the house overnight, James is tormented by demons from his past - those that he has failed to care for in his role as an ambassador of God. With the house itself possessed, James becomes convinced that two dark figures haunting him are the ghosts of Claire and her dead Stepfather Tom, risen from the grave to seek a blood retribution for the awful tragedy that James allowed to take place…With others now at risk, James must find the strength to confront the demons outside and inside before sunrise, and prevent the death of another young girl who needs his help. Or be damned forever…

Watch out for me all covered in blood! Enjoy, Jx

Bright, colourful beauty shoot photos

Just got the photos back from the shoot i did. Jess Shaw did the makeup and it was shot by Danni, you can see the post here.

"Wouldn't tide times be the first thing you'd check?"

I also agreed to do another student film for a Tesside Uni student, another silent one, (there seems to be a pattern here?)
This time Richard, the actor playing my brother in HorrorRhymes was my boyfriend/stalker. Yes, very dodgy and a little bit of incest thrown in for production value.

The initial plan was to shoot the film on the beach at Saltburn, but the director and producer forgot to check the tide times, so there wasn't any beach. It was also bitterly bitterly cold, despite the sun luring you into a false sense of hope.

So after about ten minutes the shoot was postponed until the day after, where we would film in Preston Park in Yarm.
That day went considerably better. Here are some lovely photos, and don't believe the sun, we were freezing!!

Horror Rhymes!!!

I agreed to act in a short film for some Teesside uni students you i work with a lot of the time, and had no idea what to expect, half of the script was in German.

Turns out it was a strange German-expressionist style film, based on Jack and Jill, with what looked like an incest-y twist. It will all be in black and white and should look quite good, if not comical (I got the giggles far to many times to be professional) but luckily Sophie was very understanding :D

Half of it was filmed on a minimalist background, and some shot in the woods, here's lots of the stills photos. Jx

I found something!

Quiet Please, library shoot

Sorry blog, i do neglect you quite a lot!

Back in February i was acting in a short silent film called Quiet Please, which we were filming in a library in York University. I don't think the librarians had any idea what we were doing, they expected us just to turn up with a camcorder, and got a little bit flustered when it was a full film crew.

The students had no idea either, many times someone would wander over and sit next to me half way through a scene with out seeing the camera.

It was fun though, and i got to catch up with my friend Sam who lives in York, (and i was able to steal his sofa for the night)  x

The director hiding from the camera