Viola Davis and "The Fates"
"The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."
On Sunday night, Viola Davis... Read more
It's been a while since I last posted. I've been back in Los Angeles doing post-production, and the editing process is taking a lot longer than I thought.... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving + Post Production!
Hey everyone, just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating it in the U.S.!
Also we are officially in post-production!
We are still a few... Read more
AND THAT'S A WRAP!
One year since our Kickstarter campaign...and we officially wrapped shooting the film!!!
It was a roller coaster ride of emotions for me this past year. There were many challenges and obstacles... Read more
We're in Pre-production!
I know it's been a while, but I've been terribly busy as we're officially in pre-production!
I've got a great team together here down in Brasil, everyone... Read more
Douglas and I hiked up to the top of Vidigal, one of the favelas here in the Zona Sul (South Zone) of Rio. We are looking at possibly shooting here... Read more
We're on Upworthy, again!
Hey guys! Some good news, we are featured on Upworthy again! One of the editors, Melinda, contacted me and said she wanted to post the thank you video I made,... Read more
Production Update: Revisions & Producers
Happy Friday everyone!
So I'm in the final revisions for this (5th) draft of the script. It's been trying at times, digging down to the core of my characters... Read more
A view in Copacabana
It's been a blistering 95F/35C these last two weeks I've locked myself at home finishing the newest draft of the script. (Without AC mind you!) But wanted to share the... Read more
As I stayed up to watch the sun rise over the coast of Brasil, I was reminded that beauty existed in the simplest of things. Of how night turned into... Read more
Interview with "Filmsourcing"
Did a quick Skype interview with Enni of Filmsourcing, who is not only a contributor to our campaign, but also runs this amazing website for filmmakers.
Check me... Read more
Drawing inspiration from "A Cidade Maravilhosa"
As I continue writing this new draft of the script, just wanted to share the view from my walk today in "A Cidade Maravilhosa," the marvelous city of Rio de... Read more
Wardrobe Sketches for my character, courtesy of our talented costume designer Jenna Enns:
First exciting (and geeky) purchase
Some very sexy hard drives were purchased as a result of your support!
These hard drives will be used to store all the footage from the movie after we shoot... Read more
Thank You Video!
Just wanted to send the thank you video we made for everyone, also includes a surprise from Brazil...!
I will be posting exciting updates as we roll... Read more
Who was that mean casting director in your video?
Some of you have asked me who the other actor was in my video, so I wanted to introduce my very talented and funny friend Brian Sounalath. I called... Read more
OBRIGADA DEMAIS! (Thank you so much in Portuguese!)
To all my wonderful, amazing backers,
Your support and generosity has truly floored me, moved me to tears. When I set out to do this video, I was merely expressing... Read more
WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!
GUYS WE MADE OUR GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU!
108MINS TO SPARE!
POSTCARD OF RIO WITH PHOTO TAKEN BY IYIN
If you add $8 to you pledge now:
- You get a postcard with a photo taken by yours truly, mailed from RIO!
If you add $15to... Read more
NEW PERK -- ASK THE FILMMAKER A QUESTION
ALMOST THERE! 7 HOURS TO GO, 90% FUNDED! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL 1912 OF YOU!
I've gotten some requests to do a videoso I can answer some... Read more
$60,000! 11 HOURS TO GO!
I just want to thank all of you in these last 11 hours of the campaign, many of you have found me through Upworthy and I've been really touched to... Read more
FINAL STRETCH! 14 HOURS TO GO!
THANK YOU BACKERS for helping me break barriers, one scene at a time!
- 14 Hours to go, and we are only $22,000 short of our goal.
If all 1549backers... Read more
We’ve got updates on rewards!
Due to popular demand, we’ve just created a $35 pledge level which includes:
- a digital download of movie "Me + You"
- download of original song composed by Brazilian musician Mac... Read more
20 HOURS TO GO!
WE CAN DO THIS! Now is the time to have the utmost faith, WE WILL REACH OUR GOAL! Please help us to share it on Facebook, Twitter, thru emails or... Read more
WE'RE ON UPWORTHY! 44 HOURS TO GO!
Hello to all my amazing supporters! We got on Upworthy.com! It's an amazing website, with a huge following, 3.2 Million to be exact.
In our last 2 days, please... Read more
Hollywood, why are your stereotypes so lame?
New Kickstarter Video
With just 4 days left in the campaign, help us to SHAREthis new video, as actress/filmmaker issues a wake-up call to Hollywood with her comedic and... Read more
Vote for us for "Project of the Week" on Indiewire!
We've been selected for competition for project of the week! Please vote for us and share it with your friends, voting ends Monday morning 11AM EST. Also confirm your vote... Read more
Article on "The Examiner" about our film!
Check out our write-up in "The Examiner" and please share with your friends!
13 days to go!
All the way from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
Just want to introduce everyone to my Brazilian counterpart, actor and co-producer -- the talented Douglas Rosa. He shot a very special video for you all in Rio de Janeiro,... Read more