FUN TIMES AT THE Black Women Film Network Holiday Party. It was refreshing to get dolled up and see so many beautiful creative faces— some that I hadn’t seen (outside of social media) in awhile. I missed pics with a lot of people just living in the moment, but good times, good times... with great people. 💜
Focused | Fearless | Fruitful ™️
Ashley Versher as
U'MORIAH WALTERS in #LMR - #💗 ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀
Born in San Francisco, California, Ashley Versher is a New York-based actress and graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio Acting Conservatory. Some of her most recent theater credits include “Love Is Merely A Madness” with the all-female theater company, Thespienne, and performing at Bryant Park in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, with The Drilling Company.
She has also appeared in several short films and most recently played the lead role in the short film Home, Orange.
Ashley also works behind the scenes and most recently contributed to the short film “Spot: A True Period Piece” (@spotatrueperiodpiece ) as Associate Producer.
She has also had the pleasure of working as a Guest Director with the creators of the Emmy-nominated digital series "Tough Love" (@toughlovewebseries) on their newest series “Pillow Talk”. Fun Fact: Ashley is a classically trained violinist and trained in movement-based physical theater and devised ensemble work.
I'm very honored and priviledge to announce that both films I driected,the Truth about Huntington's and Lillie are both on the streaming platforms Docudemia and Boyish media.
S/o to Andrea Valenzuela ,Max Cianci,Kelsey Prefier ,Adrian Agurirre,Steven Cancelmo.
This wouldn't have been possible without you guys being an incredible crew!
More films to come for 2019 #blackwomeninfilm#blackgirlsrock#filmmaker#indiefilms#shorts#womeninfilm#director#cinema
Viggo was my neighbor in Venice, CA for a long time. Very artistic and interesting man. He used to paint naked in a 2nd floor bedroom at night. Needless to say, all the women of the neighborhood, volunteered to walk the family dog each night 🤣😍
#ViggoMortensen On Learning the Real Story Behind #GreenBook
"He opened the doors, very generously, to everything he knew, all the materials he had about his father, the recordings, which we both listened to," Mortensen told the Actors roundtable of screenwriter Nick Vallelonga.
“Acting is the easiest and most enjoyable thing that I know as an occupation when it works,” Green Book star Viggo Mortensen told the Actors roundtable.
“ #Acting is a very intimate thing, in a sense that you are exposing yourself, a little, a lot — depends on the moment, depends on the character. And when you’re doing that with someone else, like in Green Book, if we didn’t do that for each other, it wouldn’t work.”
Mortensen steps into the shoes of Tony Lip in Peter Farrelly’s film and upon signing onto the role, he reached out to his character’s real-life son, Nick Vallelonga, who originally brought the story of Tony Lip and Dr. Don Shirley to the director.
“Long story short, he opened the doors, very generously, to everything he knew, all the materials he had about his father, the recordings, which we both [co-star Mahershala Ali] listened to,” he said, referring to Vallelonga.
Vallelonga told the actor the one wish his father had before turning his journey into a film, saying, “You have to go talk to Don Shirley and you have to get him to corroborate.”
“Don Shirley was particular about certain things and he told Nick, ‘First of all, everything that Tony’s saying here, yes it happened and I’ll tell you some other things, or I’ll give you the perspective on certain moments, but I don’t want you to tell the story until I’m dead.’”
Mortensen added: “He was a very private man. When you see the movie, you’ll see there’s probably good reasons.”
—from Hollywood Reporter—
you’re only as strong as your team, and the #blackgirlchurch team wouldn’t exist without @marissapina 💕 happy birthday, you magical woman! can’t wait to see what amazing things you do in your 25th year! #womeninfilm
So much screen time! Will hopefully have more human/puppy/cat time over Christmas break🎄
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I don't restrict my love for storytelling to one medium. If you know me, you know I've been obsessing over documentary film for a while now, and I can finally say I've produced, edited, written, alldat, my first short doc. 98 Percent, link in bio ✨
98 percent is a short documentary on a local homeless man, J.C., and his love for chess. J.C. sets up what he refers to as his ‘shop,’ a chess board and two plastic crates, on the corner of 53rd St. on the South Side of Chicago and waits for locals to stop by and play a game with him. He says he is a “98 percent winner,” and plays about 30 games a day.✨
If you live in Hyde Park, you know JC. You've walked by him, you've talked to him, you've played chess with him. I did this doc because his loud personality cannot be ignored, but also to de-stigmatize what we think of homeless people. He is educated, he is intelligent, he is extremely aware and always kind. •
A special thank you to @_dseals who immediately took on my vision and helped execute it perfectly. And @andrewkwittler colored this bad boy like a g!