Rogue Cinema Sleepover Girl – April 2008
All About Anna:
Age: 23 on April 7th!
Location: New York, NY
Some of my favorite things: Catwoman, my puppy, cheese, amazing movies, music that makes me want to sing and dance around alone in my underwear, vacations at the beach, going out on the town with gay men, and my boyfriend. 😉
Most people would be surprised to know that I: grew up classically singing in the church choir. I also played the violin and piano for six years. Ooo and I love spelunking!
Hobbies / special skills: Covering other people’s music (but only in my head for now, as I’ve yet to buy a guitar). I love to cook! I’ve gotten the art of cooking the perfect steak down to a science, let me know of you want to know my technique 😉 I paint, I make a mean cocktail, I dabble in writing and sometimes I think I can telepathically communicate with my dog.
Number of years acting / modeling: I did my first play when I was seven years old. So math says I’ve been doing this for 16 years. I did my first film in 2004, so I’ve been acting professionally for 4 years. The modeling stuff I do on the side just for fun, and I’ve been doing that for about 4 years as well.
Favorite genre(s) and or film(s): I tend to lean my favoritism toward edgier, more bizarre films. While I enjoy that crazy big hollywood stuff, I really love independent film because I think it has the most heart. Horror is by far my favorite genre to see in the theatre. Some specific goodies? horror movie: (as of late) The Descent. sci fi movie: Event Horizon. comedy: Ace Ventura (makes me laugh every time) romance: this is embarrassing, but Up Close and Personal. Indie flick: Velvet Goldmine. I could go on and on.
Acting / modelling gigs that I’m the most proud of: It’s hard to be proud of past work when you’re always striving to be better. I’ll have to say the play I’m in right now is the proudest I’ve been, because I like to think I get better with each project. It’s called “We Call Her Benny” and it’s running till the end of April in NYC
What I look for in a potential acting or modeling job: Good script, good director, good cast mates, and passion! The latter is the most important, because if the people creating the art aren’t passionate about it then it won’t be good, no matter how much money you spend.
Casting contact: For now, use the contact page on my website
Anna Elizabeth Bridgforth was born in Vienna, VA, just outside of Washington DC. In high school she spent two years training in the Musical Theater Performance program as part of Fairfax County’s Academy for he Arts. Anna appeared in over 30 plays and musicals by the time she graduated. After high school, Anna headed south to be a drama major at The University of Georgia. However she found that the dixie land didn’t exactly suit her and she left after just one semester. While planning to transfer schools, Anna found herself back in the DC area and began auditioning professionally. This is how she found herself playing the lead in her first feature film “The Wickeds” directed by John Poague. The day after shooting wrapped, Anna moved to New York City to attend The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. However, once again she chose to forgo school for some real life experience. Which she found. Over the next few years Anna worked on films such as “Kamikazes: A Deathography”, “The Shrieking”, “Holler Creek Canyon” and G. Cameron Romero’s “The Screening” She also took to the stage in NYC with the shows “2×4”, “Bite” (as a whip wielding dominatrix) and most recently as the lead in the critically acclaimed original show “We Call Her Benny” with The John Montgomery Theatre Company. She continued her training with longtime New York acting coach Eric Loeb before he retired and followed this up with the Level 1 Program at The Atlantic Acting School.
Although Anna recently ALMOST moved to LA, she’s decided that she’s an east coast girl at heart and plans to stay in the big city that she’s adopted as her own.
Photography Credits: John DeAmara, Adlai Carrasco, Tapiwa Muronda
Thanks Anna! If you’re an actress or otherwise involved in the independent film industry and would like to be a Rogue Cinema Sleepover Girl of the Month, head on over to the Sleepover Girl info page to find out how.