Acting: No Better Prep For Life

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.

UCB Play

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.

Bolt Motorcyle Review

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.

bolt-Star-Motorcycles-tanya…and I will do it wearing this amazing jacket.

Good With Children – Cigarette Test

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.

The House at El Cid

The House screened at El Cid last night! We had a huge turn out and the film had a great response!

The House at El CidAbove you can see Gene and me introducing the film before it screens. I have to say I was a little nervous, but I didn’t fall off the stage, so we’re good!

Meat & Potatoes

Friends, Andria Chamberlin and Michael Kofsky, are producing a film! They have Kevin Chamberlin attached and have a Kickstarter campaign!

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.

The Haunted Video Tape – Seraph Films

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.

Dallas Travers and the Triving Artist Circle

Guess what I did this week!  I got to meet Dallas Travers in person! A long time member of the Thriving Artist Circle online and a huge fan of her approach to marketing, I was totally starstruck!

Dallas Travers
Ain't she adorbs?!

If you want to learn more about this incredible lady, check out the Thriving Artist Circle!

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!”

Horror Haiku with Seraph Films

I had an awesome time this weekend filming our Horror Haiku’s with Seraph Films!

Tanya on Set for Horror HaikuEach haiku will air on Wednesdays on the Seraph Films YouTube channel, so don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss ’em!  We’ll be picking fan written haiku for the next set we film!

Note that even Big Bunny got in on the action. 🙂

Happy 2013!

I’m sooo looking forward to 2013!  There are lots of wonderful things on the horizon both professionally and personally that I’m really excited to share!

But first I wanted to reflect on 2012. Between Personal Finances, Much Ado About Nothing, The House, Among The Shadows, and 12th Night, things have been very busy! One of the very cool things that happened was that Indie Mogul featured The House, which garnered a lot of wonderful comments.

This one was my personal favorite: “my god, gave me a heart attack in 10 mins – good work!”