Thursday, December 3, 2009

Feed the Fish Movie

I had the pleasure earlier this year to work as assistant makeup artist and hair stylist for an independant film called Feed the Fish. It was mainly filmed in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin.

I knew when I read the script by Michael Matzdorff (who also directed and is Tony Shalhoub's nephew) I knew it was going to be a great movie. It's a romantic comedy and now being called "the feel good film of the winter"

When I arrived on set they had already been filming for a number of days. I was introduced to the cast and crew who welcomed me with open arms. I had such an amazing experience working with everyone. Some of the cast I got to work with was Tony Shalhoub(Monk), Ross Partridge, Katie Aselton, and Barry Corbin. The characters they played were so real to each of their personalities that the casting was perfect!

The movie is now complete and we were all invited to preview a screening a few weeks ago. It was so exciting and kind of surreal at the same time to see my work on the big screen. As you know movie scenes are never shot in sequence and throughout the entire movie I got to reminise about being right there on set ready to powder and keep the cast looking good.

At the theater it was so great to see the many people I had worked with. You could see how proud everyone was to see their name rolling in the credits after the flick.

The movie has been submitted to a number of film festivals and I hope it'll be out soon for all of you to see. You can visit their website to track the progress too.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Don't Let Things Grow On Your Makeup!

I recently attended a makeup artist summit in Chicago. Along with all the great artists to teach me some new tricks there were also a variety of new products that I discovered. One of my favorites is BeautySoClean.

So many of us are concerned about germs and bacteria these days. We are constantly reminded of the pandemic situation and people are extemely concerned with the spread of illness and contamination. We are a society that is constantly washing our hands and using antibacterial products. Being a part of the professional makeup artist industry I started to think about the bacteria that could grow on the makeup I use. I want to keep my clients safe and for them to feel confident that what I am using on them is clean and bacteria free.

BeautySoClean™ will help you feel confident that your makeup products are kept hygenic and safe. You can keep your powdered-base and cream-based products sanitized without altering it in any way. It will clean, rejuvinate and remove bacteria. You just spray a mist onto products and it's 100% effective in 10 seconds! This is the first product of its kind in the world and it can be used safely and effectively on all products - blushes, eyeshadows, lipsticks, face powders, mascara, etc...and all brands.

This is a product that everyday makeup users, makeup artists, salons, and in-store beauty consultants can use to feel confident that the cosmetics they use are kept hygenic and safe.

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