Recently, I collaborated with some amazing folks on this fun short I wrote. Its energy bubbled up from a single moment I had with a “friend” of mine. Glad it came about and here we are. ENJOY!
It’s up and running! Misti Dawn Garritano reporting live, here’s Verizon FIOS:
Take a peek of it on the Verizon FIOS site! I love it!
March was a month of filming and planning upcoming shoots. So stay tuned… things are brewing. You’ll catch me playing the role of a detective in Charlie Liao‘s SVA short, “Stutter“:
…I really, really do. If you are EVER in need of a PHENOMENAL make-up artist, Anna Malskaya is your go-to lady! She is amazing. Take a gander:
She has started her own photography, hair & make-up business in addition to her daily role as a make-up artist to high-fashion models and commercial work across the board.
For her new business venture, Ms. Malskaya asked me to sit for her. It meant the world to me that she wanted me in her
portfolio. She does such incredible work!
Anna has a way of enhancing your features without the excess cake-on or the drab colors of yester-year. She knows what shades will compliment your skin and has worked with models of all skin types.
I first met Anna on set of The Bicycle and we hit it off the moment she laid her hands on my face. She always gets it right–the perfect shades, knows the in looks, and does fantastic hair. One of the great perks of working with her is that Anna will always ask you how you feel about what she is doing. It shows she cares. Anna has amazing technique, the greatest heart and is a blessing to work with.
I wish I could bring her along to ALL my shoots.
I find that she has what I know the producers are looking for and clearly you can see her work defined in her photos.
I am so lucky and honored to have you as my friend, Anna.
All my love.
Friday evening, I attended the premier of Purple Virtue during the 2011 Dusty Festival at the SVA Theatre. It was a night I had been waiting for since I was cast as Ms. Harty not too long ago. Director, writer and editor, Gamela E. Sierra, beautifully, tragically and realistically captured the abuse of innocence and brought it to life with hope walking throughout its entirety. She has used her creativity to continue an awareness so we as a society no longer turn a blind eye to what so many are prisoners to. Thank you Gamela.
So far, this month has been a real blessing with booking a role in Roan Bibby’s short, Mule, as Aunt Deb who’s nephew struggles with his identity, alongside a commercial for EZ-Tax Return under the direction of Mr. Ernie Schultz, and finishing up a successful emotional role under the direction of Gamela Sierra. Here’s a snap of the cast and crew at the end of filming the classroom scene in “Purple Virtue” :
Making our way down from Chinatown through the Financial District of San Francisco, I came across a US Bank and saw this:
Even though I knew this ad would be posted wherever there was a US Bank, it still blew my mind to see it running all the way across the country! Very cool! They even used a variation of the shot.
Since my return, I’ve had some pretty great news and just booked the role of Ms. Harty in “Purple Virtue“, a School of Visual Arts Thesis casted by Wayne Chang and directed by Gamela Sierra. I am very excited to tackle this role that requires some deep emotional preparation. Here goes! Filming to begin in March!
February has been good to me, booking a Manpower Staffing Global Print Ad and a Raymour & Flanigan commercial (back-to-back) –I felt like the glamorous Vanna White!
I even got a few ideas brewing from my stay in SF. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised…