buh bye and welcome 2019.
Things I've accomplished in 2018:
Got a manger.
I am so so thankful for my manager, Todd. Not only does he believe in me, but he gives me an opportunity to create, share my work, and network. After we signed, I revamped EVERYTHING. My site, my headshots, my social media, my resume, all my demo reels, literally everything I had was renovated to help me look my best and display my best work. I have gone on countless auditions in person and on tape. I have also started meeting a ton of casting directors and agents, hoping to get signed to an agency and get even more opportunity. This is a short list of everything, but signing with Todd has changed everything. I have more confidence in myself than I ever have and am more brave than I have ever been. I'm excited to see what the future holds and what opportunities present themselves.
After a few auditions, I got the call for the lead role in a film called Phosphene. Little did I know, it would completely transform the way I tackle a film role and the way I approach all of the film work I do. It was my first big role in NY, filming took place over a little while, and it was the absolute best cast and crew ever. I can't wait to see it. This gave me a lot of faith when I needed it and was a giant lesson.
Lessons With Lola.
fuck. I wrote and produced my own show, made a great friendship with an amazing director who helped me turn this idea into a reality, and I brought it across the country! I got the run extended in NYC. I'm rewriting for a longer show. This was such a long process, but this show means so much to me. It's my baby. I can't believe I birthed a show.
This year I got on my first major network show. It was fun filming and it was nice to see work on set like that! The episode airs sometime in January.
This year I was able to get back into stand-up! I did a lot of shows in some pretty fucking cool places, performing at The Stand and getting a tape before it closed, as well as doing a show with some of my role models in comedy-which was fucking insane. I spent a few months doing ONLY stand-up, and I think it taught me a lot on discipline and self reliance in art and producing.
Along with Golden Hour, I've been in so many improv shows. It gave me a safe place to play, take risks, and have such a great time with so many great people.
I was in a music video this year! From choreography, lighting, design, the whole thing was a blast. I'm thankful for the opportunity for it.
Filmed a whole bunch of shorts this year! I'm glad for the friendships I've made in the city and the opportunities to always play and try things out! I'm looking forward to doing a bunch more this year and I can't wait to start making my own.
One of the things The PIT has given to me was the opportunity to be in Phoenix Reign, a comedic improvised soap opera. It gave me a space to play with my friends and an opportunity to get in front of camera for a local Manhattan TV network. It was exciting to make things with my friends and work in a television studio.
Did a whole whole bunch of sketch shows this year and started writing my own! I hope to start producing my own sketches this next year! Woo!
Well, that's 2018! Some are short sweet and to the point, others are longer descriptions. But you get the point. It was a year of MAJOR transformation as a woman and an artist and I've grown more than I ever have in my entire life. Wow. I can't even believe it. 2018 took me on one hell of a ride and it has given me so much faith and confidence, I can't wait to ride into 2019.