Sunday, April 26, 2015
THE BLUE LADY, Teaser 3
The 3rd teaser for THE BLUE LADY, which is completing production and will be released this summer. THE BLUE LADY is a period performance art movie what happened the day Master died and the relationship between two slaves in 1830 South Carolina, LaLi, Elizabeth, and The Master's wife, Missy. This movie is a one-woman movie by Sylviatoyindustries, produced at Kitchen Scenes Studio in San Francisco, CA in the United States.Posted by Sylviatoyindustries on Saturday, April 25, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
I don't know why I wanted to make anything remotely "period" and historic in the first place. But that's what happened and since all the primary shooting of THE BLUE LADY wrapped yesterday and I only have 1- 1/2 or 2 days of pick-up left, it's moot.
|Still, Missy, tech experiment|
But since I really have had to work my ass off to make performance art look and feel Antebellum, I have been thinking a lot about how I have been able to make a movie that is so off my existential path, specifically, what comes in fundamentally most handy for me while working on a one-woman movie.
|Still, Elizabeth, storyboard version 2|
|Still, Missy, tech rehearsal|
|Still, Missy, rehearsal|
Add to those my cat sense as an actor about story. Geekiness is essential, i.e., curiosity, training and lots of hours, including much trial and error, spent in construction and repair (sewing, sculpture, building canvases for painting, figuring out how mechanical gadgets work).
|Still, dress and tech rehearsal.|
And none of those would do me any good if not for my love for physical labor. I could not make the "big art" I'm making if not for that. Film at 11.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
|Still, JUMP, a solo performance play|
It is difficult for me to reject other mentally ill. But if I set any kind of example, consider this: I did not survive suicidality, mania and depression, hold down dayjobs for 45 years and make all that art by being codependent and enabling.
20 years before I even knew what manic depression was, it was clear to me that if you know you're a train wreck waiting to happen, it is a bad idea to be on the same track with another train wreck waiting to happen.
Unfortunately, that limits my ability to make commitments, but.I'm.still.here.
Still, VOICE series
Sunday, April 19, 2015
I don't know whether I've ever mentioned it before, but part of my reference for the backstory of this movie is what my parents told me about the household of the man who molested me when I was five; and how even though he was too afraid of my mother to go through with raping me, he regularly raped all five of his daughters and his wife knew it and felt helpless to leave or do anything about it. I will never forget the look in my mother's eye when she described how the wife slept next to him every night knowing what she knew; and one morning she woke up and he was dead, having died peacefully in his sleep.
Life isn't fair and neither should Art be. Film at 11.