Fun Times in February!


February is turning out to be a lovely, busy, albeit cold, month! First, we were belted by the blizzard, flights cancelled, but I enjoyed every extra moment in NC! Then back to Chicago & shoveling, well, not much shoveling, auditioning, and fighting the months worth of mail, such a chore! BUT a few auditions, meetings with coaches & agents, and formulating concrete plans for 2011!

Many friends & associates are currently involved in their film for the 168 Project. If you are not familiar with it, the 168 Project is a Faith based film contest, a verse from the bible is assigned to each team, and then they have one week, 168 hours, to complete a short film. Shooting, editing, scoring, the whole enchilada! It is a daunting & thrilling experience. 2 years ago I participated in 2 films for the 168 in LA, was nominated Best Supporting Actress for Stealing Home, opposite Frank Ashmore ( V, West Wing). Then last year I produced Family Law, for which I was awarded Best Actress at the Gideon. This year rolled around, and while my intention was to go out to LA & participate again, instead I ended up in NC for 3 weeks. Once I got home I still had the bug to be a part of the 168, but with less than a week realized it would be too taxing to pull together a team & create a high quality project.

Well, lucky me, “someone” was watching out for me, and I have been invited to be a part of Gary Voelkers team in Seattle. He has written a powerful, emotional script, characters with layers & great depth and, well, that’s what I love about film making! So next week I’m off to SEA! My prayers were answered once again, isn’t it amazing what happens when you stop trying to force things along?

Francine Locke2 Comments