I Was Nominated for Best Lead Actress at the Austin WebFest!

I am so honored to be nominated in the Best Lead Actress category for "We're Here Now" at the Austin WebFest! The series is also nominated for the Best Comedy, Best Writing, and Audience Choice Awards. Fingers SUPER crossed!!! 

It's such a HUGE honor to be nominated for a best acting award too, because I used to be the WORST at acting. Truly. Singing was always my thing, and acting was other people's thing. I've worked really hard to up my skills, though, and trained for years and years and will continue training, as all actors must. We need to be in class constantly sharpening our skills and keeping our instruments flexible and at the ready for all of the big, incredible opportunities coming our way! We are so much like athletes in that way, requiring physical and mental prowess and strength. So we stay in class, voice over workout groups, and keep flexing these emotional muscles. I will even work on auditions with friends whenever I can in order to get OUT of my crazy lil head and to get outside perspective, which is so incredibly helpful. It also helps take me out of the isolation that can be part of the daily grind as an actor, auditioning in my voice over booth, memorizing lines, and submitting to castings online (I still do this, because even though my reps are doing this for me as well, we are all a team, and you can't just rely on your reps while you sit back and coast! Constantly pushing forward. Okay, end parentheses :p ).

 It feels so incredible to be acknowledged! The Austin WebFest team even initially mistook my name for my character's name, Jen Buckley, which is a huge compliment that they couldn't tell us apart. This character has become a part of me and I of her. Yay to acting, celebrating, and the incredible town of Austin, Texas. Thanks Austin WebFest!! 

We're Here Now Original Series released!

Catch me as Jen Buckley, a NY socialite who's a cross between Regina George and Samantha from Sex and the City in "We're Here Now," here

This was a super fun role to play, because Jen is completely unfiltered, sometimes callous, and goes after exactly what she wants. We all have a lot to learn from this character, and I learned a lot from playing her. Finding the "Jen Buckley" inside of me definitely gave me a renewed sense of confidence, on-screen and off. 

What else I loved about shooting this comedy series: I lived in a house in Dayton, Ohio, for two weeks with my co-stars. I had known Chad Wyckoff before this shoot, from a previous film shoot that we acted in together in Maryland, but I met Gavin Eastlake the day before we began filming. The guys picked me up at the airport in an SUV that was blaring hip hop and then we became roommates and costars for the next ten days. Living together fostered a closer relationship that we were then able to bring to life on-screen and, bonus, it was a ton of fun. Our character in "We're Here Now," had been friends since they were kids, so living together helped us get really close, really fast. Especially since we shared a bathroom. I still wonder if that house was haunted though...