Hope everyone is doing well and please know that I really do appreciate your support.
Having said all that, let's look at the highlights of February 2012.
One of them was definitely the private screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary 'Pina Bausch' at the Landmark Theater, with director Wim Wender in attendance for a super-informative and interesting Q & A session afterwards.
I had the opportunity to talk to him in German (!) and he was so happy to meet one of his youngest fans that evening who talked to him in his mother language!
With German director Wim Wenders
I was really happy to have the opportunity to attend a casting director workshop run by Sunny Boiling in February as well, which was a fun and great experience as well as a very educational one.
On February 19th, I was honored to attend the dedication of the Scott Wannberg Bookstore and Lounge at the leading literary/arts center on the West coast, Beyond Baroque. Unfortunately, Scott Wannberg passed way too early last year and it was a great honor to be present for this important event.
http://sandmancinema.com/newsart.php?id=229 and which you can find now on my IMDb page too!
Check it out: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2444107/publicity .
Thank you Sandman Cinema for one of the best write-ups about me EVER!
I am very happy to report that my zombie project '1, 2, Z' officially made it into the final stages of post production and should be ready very soon to hit the film festival circuit.
My other project "Malice" made it successfully out of post-production right in time for the Comic Con, San Diego International Film Festival application time frame. Keeping my fingers crossed that this fun piece of entertainment will be accepted and shown at the Comic Con 2012 in San Diego!
Other great news I can report are that my pilot for 'Matchmakers' has been released and that my IMDb credit for the lead role of 'Kylie' is now on my profile. Woot! Woot!
Take a look: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2444107/
The German acting adventure is going well too. Got great compliments about my showreels and resume! Bavaria Film Studios in Munich took me on and put me into their database so did another casting director who told me that I am 'remarkable'! (Blush - her words, not mine!)
Here is my profile with demoreels and full resume from the most important German casting site if you are interested: http://www.schauspielervideos.de/profilecard/schauspielerin-charlene-geisler.html
But that wasn't all. February brought another big adventure into my life: through the Screen Actors Guild Foundation I became officially one of the youngest BookPals ever and I volunteer now once a week at an elementary school here in LA to read aloud to four different first and second grade classes to bring the magic of books to life.
After my first reading I got tons of letters from the students, promising me to read regularly and to cherish books and literature.
This has been one of the most rewarding experiences so far made possible only because I am a SAG actress, which allows me to participate in this programs.
Please find out more about this exciting and award-winning Children’s Literacy Initiative by the SAG Foundation by clicking on the provided link: http://www.bookpals.net/
On a non-acting note..... I am now a proud member of the National Junior Honor Society due to my academic achievements. I also received a certificate that I made it onto the Dean's Honor Roll, which I am absolutely thrilled about. 7th grade has been a fantastic experience so far!
I feel also very lucky and blessed that not just my school work is going so well but that I can pursue my passion for acting. I am grateful that I got called in to great auditions and callbacks for some very awesome projects this month, which resulted into a fabulous booking of a print/photo job with internationally known photographer Charlie White for his upcoming exhibition at the prestigious Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA).
The first photo shoot will happen in March, the second one during the third week in April.
Can't wait to share more details once I am able to!
Now I am looking forward to a very exciting month of March, which will see the above-mentioned photo shoot among other upcoming fabulous adventures in my acting world.
Thanks for stopping by and have a very happy March 2012!