I'm alive!!! Gosh, I haven't written a post in two years. Well, I had a baby back in 2016, hence the silence (at least in my blog - not in my home ;-) ) I am very much back at it and have been working really hard on several projects and of course auditioning (what actor isn't?)
We are just finishing up the anthology "Holidays of Horror" in which I've helped to produce six out of ten of the segments. It's been a blast working on segments that vary from Comedy Horror, monster, slasher, home invasion and political commentary. It's such a luxury to be working on such a nice variety, from an actor and a filmmaker standpoint. Here are a few new stills from the segment, "4th of July". I play a super dark gal, in this one, who's a white supremacist.... it is so fun to play someone so opposite of who I am, and very hard, in a way, because unlike a lot of horror, this one felt very real. This segment was written and directed by Vito Trabucco (and he put in the most incredible twist at the end!!!) and produced by myself and Chris Maltauro.
Time to be judged, the movie is out! Three years of working on The Haunting of Alice D, with all of our talented cast, crew and artists putting in their best work, on a shoestring budget (and I don't mean hundreds of thousands of dollars shoestring) and now the movie is available for anyone to judge. Some will love it and some will not... but in the end, I'm so proud of the work that we all did, to bring it to this moment... and it truly was a blast to make! I've learned so much along the way, as I always do, and I can't wait to take this information and create my next ...in fact,.. I may have a few things up my sleeve and in the works. In the meantime, if you're interested... here is an interview I did about The Haunting of Alice D, via The Daily Dead. :)
Well - we have a new title! Alice D is now: "The Haunting of Alice D" which was picked up and renamed by RLJ Entertainment, formerly Image Entertainment, and will be coming out on May 3, 2016 on DVD and VOD! RLJ is an excellent distribution company and I really couldn't be more excited to have my movie released by them. They also created a new poster from all of the photos we sent them, and I managed to get my mug on the cover. It's such an honor. Mark your calendars... May 3, 2016... "The Haunting of Alice D" is coming to you!
Check out the article on Fangoria!
January... the month when actors put together their new reels, get new photos, revamp and hopefully reflect on the last year.
I'm reflecting on 2015, an amazing and challenging year from me. I had some really fun opportunities in 2015: traveling to Atlanta and back to the 1970s for the movie "Dark Roads, 79'', becoming a version of Macbeth's Banquo: as Margaret Banquo, in a modern Macbeth story for "The Letter Red", becoming the hunted, as Sable, in Academy Award-winning Barney Burman's terrifying: "Wild Boar", flying to Cleveland to act with two legends: Nicolas Cage and director Paul Schrader on this amazing project "Dog Eat Dog", and finally, selling my directorial debut: Alice D, (which now has a new name!) to a fantastic company!
It's been a whirlwind and I am SO excited about what 2016 will bring.
So enjoying my time on my latest feature film: Wild Boar. We are currently shooting in Los Angeles and so far everything looks amazing! Helmed by Oscar winning make up effects artist, our director, Barney Burman... This is really a special team of cast and crew.
I loved the script, but seeing the characters, costumes, sets and everything coming to terrifying-life is magical.
I can't post too many photos: the sets, costumes and boars are strictly under wraps ( we are a total reboot and upgrade from our teaser trailer). I can post a photo of me and my costar Augie Duke. It's our third movie together, and I couldn't be happier to have her by my side, again.
We are dirty and beat up on this film, and couldn't be happier, alongside our talented cast mates: Daniel Roebuck, Douglas Tait, Jim Nieb and Michael Reed.
I'm enjoying a little time off in upstate NY, before going into reshoots on a film I worked on last summer (Silence). I love working , but it's so awesome taking a few days off with my family, and I wanted to share some of the beauty I saw today.
It's been a great Spring! I am happy to report, I just wrapped two feature films. Dark Roads, '79 out of Atlanta and then The Letter Red, here in Los Angeles. It was refreshing to play the "Sweet" character in both movies...sweet, with a little twist. I met some really talented people, and cannot wait to share these projects!
Now I'm back to the grind... auditioning, writing and preparing for my role in Wild Boar, that will film late Summer/ early Fall... my character isn't too sweet in that one. :)
I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!
NOTD is premiering this week at the Florida Supercon's Super GeekFilm Festival, this Thursday!
Check it out here!
One of my latest projects is Wild Boar, helmed by Oscar-winning make up and creature effects artist, Barney Burman.
Fangoria did such a great write up on our movie, with exclusive photos and our teaser trailer. Please check it out at HERE.
I was so honored to read this review from The Hollywood Reporter, of The House Across the Street, including such a nice mention of my performance. It was one of the most difficult and rewarding roles I have ever played...
"But the filmmaker succeeds in creating a sustained atmosphere of genuine tension, abetted by Munk Duane's tense musical score and Sonneborn's intense performance as the determined heroine..." Check it out HERE
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Jessica is an actress and filmmaker, who lives and loves life, in Los Angeles, CA.