I’m actor-producer Tanya Gorlow and I love to find beauty in all aspects of humanity.
Most characters I’m cast as tend to be dark, but my favorite part of taking on a darker role is the opportunity to find the good and vulnerable in that particular person…or creature. I’ve played vampires, assassins, distressed single mothers, and astral projections and each experience has been more fun and rewarding than the last.
I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to train with Lura Dolas at UC-Berkeley, where I also enjoyed some of the best food on the planet from all over the planet; as well as with Jeffery Brooks at the Inner Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. Both wonderful teachers have helped me shape my craft as an actor and discover my unique ability to turn audience expectations on their head.
I’ve also started producing in the last few years to give myself an outlet to continue to grow as an actor and as an excuse to offload the fruits of my not so secret cooking addiction. Nobody is more appreciative of a lovingly prepared meal than a hungry crew…nobody.
You can see me play characters both dark and light in my continuing productions on stage and screen, and I’m always excited to meet new collaborators. Feel free to contact my team to inquire as to my availability.
When I dropped Physics as my major at UC Berkeley, I had to call and tell my dad. My father actually worked in the Lawrence Berkeley Lab in the Physics Department when I was a toddler and it was a hard call for me to make; not only was I telling him that I was dropping Physics, I was admitting that I was going to major in Theatre instead.
His response was: “Well, sweetie, there’s no better preparation for life.” And that is why my dad is awesome.
He flew from Miami to see my first play at Berkeley…and brought his posse. All of these gentlemen have known me since I was in diapers. And yes, I have braces.
My friend, Chris, had me test ride and review a motorcycle for his blog: ManJr. I could say a lot about the experience, but here it is in a nutshell: it was awesome, I learned a lot about myself (totally not kidding), and I want to do it again. Seriously. If you have a scooter rusting in your backyard and you want me to come over, ride it, and review it, I’m your girl.
This Saturday we filmed Good With Children! We had a great time, but we didn’t get many pictures. Below you can see our lovely DP and worker of magic, Andria Chamberlain, trying to decide if we should use the hood mount with direct sun. The verdict was no. 🙂
We can’t wait to show you the finished product! In the meantime, keep watching Horror Haiku on the Seraph Films channel!
We tested out a electronic cigarette for our Good With Children shoot next weekend. We can’t have the windows down because of the car mount for the camera and sound and regular cigarettes were creating a little too much “atmosphere,” if you will.
I still need to figure out how to hold the thing so I don’t look like a noob, but I have plenty of people to study over the next couple of days in my life.
Please check out the film and show them any love you can: share their campaign, send them a love note, or support them, if you can! It’s a really neat story about a chef who agrees to cook the last meal for a condemned death row inmate.
Soo…we have another Horror Haiku! I’m in this one and I have to say my character gets everything that’s coming to her; had she gotten rid of her VHS player years ago, she’d never be in the mess she’s in!
Nevertheless, I hope that you enjoy it! And if you would like to submit a haiku for us to film, please leave them in the comments on YouTube or you can leave them here and I’ll share them with the Seraph Films team.
I also got to see my friend’s too-cute-for-words daughter in Peter Pan and was reminded of how wonderful it is to get to be on stage at a young age and explore a character. “That’s right, Peter! We’ll never grow up!”