So, if you haven’t already heard, I’m going to be in a movie!!! I’m really excited about the project and can’t wait for shooting and recording and all that fun stuff. I haven’t been in a professional production of this kind in years, but I’m glad to be getting back into it. I’ve missed it and was always hoping to get back into it, one day. I just never thought it would actually happen!
The film is called “A Clean Slate“. It’s a really great comedic short film, in which I play “Gianna”. Gianna is a feisty Italian woman in her 30’s. She loves to sing and came close to a break into stardom when she was younger. However, many things happened (of which I can’t go into detail) that halted it all, including her getting pregnant. She decided to get out of the business and raise a family with her husband but now (as it’s set in present day), she has the opportunity to get back on stage and perform again. There’s just one problem! She’s terrified!
I’m excited about this project for many reasons. One being that I get to make a movie!!! Two, I think the movie is really funny and smart. Three, I like my character and we have quite a bit in common. Four, I’ve never experienced stage fright, so playing a character that is really and truly terrified to perform will be a major stretch for me. I like exploring new things, so I think this will be fun. Five, I get to sing too! Gianna plays the lead singer in a band and we all know I LOVE to sing! Six, there’s a slight chance – though one never knows – one of my songs could be featured in the film. HOW AWESOME IS THAT???
I’ve never written a song for a specific thing. I mean, I’ve written a song that has a specific meaning because I wrote what I was feeling at that time (i.e. Time To Say Goodbye). But I’ve never written a song having to gear it to an already decided theme, cause or meaning. I honestly thought it would be ridiculously difficult, writing a song on demand. I’ve read articles and watched interviews of great artists who have talked about the ease of writing for them, and we all know how I feel about that from my previous post “Writing A Song“. And I’ve tried to write for specific things before and found it very challenging, to the point where I often gave up.
Well, I don’t know if it’s because I’ve matured as a musician or a person, or if it’s just dumb luck, but I’m currently working on a song that I believe will fit into “A Clean Slate” perfectly. I’m so beyond excited about this song, it’s a wonderful feeling. I don’t even know how to describe it! At this moment, it is called “Let Me Fly”. It is upbeat. It is rockin’! It’s fun and it’s a toe tapper. I can’t wait for you all to hear it, even if it isn’t via “A Clean Slate”. In the meantime however, keep your fingers crossed that it will be.
FYI – “A Clean Slate” is still raising some funds. If you’re interested in helping out (and getting cool perks for it), check out the Kickstarted campaign here. Your truly is featured in the campaign ad. 😉