Gina Scalzi is an actress, producer, writer and filmmaker in pre-production for her short film CLOSE DISTANCE FOCUS.
I interviewed Gina about her process, her progress in the entertainment industry, and advice she has for filmmakers, writers and producers.
WOW's 2015 anthology has been released. Little-Girl Dreams was chosen as a runner-up and included in the Anthology. Below is a copy of the judge's (Danielle McLaughlin) feedback on why she chose LGD:
Insightful new review of our 1st short by UK Film Review's Chris Olson"Atmospheric and emotional, All Things Hidden is a short film to be reckoned with. Powerful performances and a deeply engrossing story drip from the screen with superb professionalism."
Mythfest was part of the 2014 Seattle Fringe Festival and we were recently invited to remount production again at Pocket Theater. This is what one reviewer had to say about Mythfest and Seph's piece Letter From Helen:
"These three short plays offer sharp, witty, subversive and ultimately tragic riffs on the treatment of women in the stories and myths and antiquity, providing alternative perspectives on some of the major events in Greek lit. Cleverly framed as a series of magical invocations, each vignette casts its own unique spell, sometimes perplexing but always full of pathos, giving life, breadth and agency to women sidelined by the Greeks into supporting roles… Especially memorable is an extended monologue by Helen of Troy that places the blame for the Trojan War squarely, and righteously, on the shoulders of greedy and rapacious men. The other two vignettes—a foolhardy and final act of defiance by an Amazon warrior and a fast, funny exploration on the problems of prescience—are compelling sketches, but neither is as wrenching as Helen’s plea on behalf of all objects of desire in a world ruled by men. The production is simple and spare, but a sharp script and strong, focused performances manage to summon up the immense scope and epic-scale brutality of the ancient world."
Three short plays written by Persephone Vandegrift, Machelle Allman and Carolynne Wilcox based on women in classical mythology.
Think you know Hippolyta? Clytemnestra? Helen of Troy? Guess again....
Cinema On The Rocks film reviewer Ziggy Berkeley!
In 2009, Persephone Vandegrift wrote and produced REVENGE AND SORROW IN THEBES - her full length adaptation of THE BACCHAE OF EURIPIDES.
Review by Seattle Weekly:
REVENGE AND SORROW IN THEBES was voted one of the top 6 most memorable theatre events in Seattle for 2009!
DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN won Spring 2013's First Scene contest. Persephone talks about the story behind the screenplay and the challenge of bringing back to life an epic story of courage, love, death, and vindication.
A taste of Catherine's beautiful soundtrack for ALL THINGS HIDDEN - 5 star reviews!
Here is Catherine's finale cue Metamorphoses for All Things Hidden in its entirety!!!