Rogue Cinema Sleepover Girl – April 2013
All about Julie:
Age: Old enough to know that you never answer this question honestly!
Some of my favorite things: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Photography, Costuming, People, Travel, Burlesque, Standup Comedy, Reading
Most people would be surprised to know that I: can actually be a bit of an introvert; if I’m spending a lot of time with the public through my work, I need some quiet, at-home time to recharge. I’m perfectly content to spend a Saturday night in bed with my computer or a good book, watch a movie and hibernate.
Hobbies / special skills: Teaching myself photography, having my girlfriends in the business teach me burlesque, and baking when I get the time. In fact, I have quite the traditional domestic skillset from both my upbringing and my years as an Historical Interpreter at a living history museum. Not only can I cook and sew, but I can split wood like a lumberjack, shoot a muzzle loader and know how to use a spinning wheel.
Number of years acting / modeling: I’ve been working in Musical Theatre since middle school, going on to receive my BA in Musical Theatre from Butler University and my MFA in Acting from Minnesota State Mankato. I’m dangerously over-educated. I am one of three owners of Golden Ticket Productions, and have the good fortune to work regularly as an entertainer. My foray into film is new; due in large part to Randy DeFord and OakRoad Multi-Media. So to make a long answer longer . . . over 20 years.
Favorite genre(s) and or film(s): Musicals, of course, but I have a pronounced affinity for comedy, and a love of film noir, for the style. I’m also a big fan of horror, when it’s a classic ghost story or a psychological thriller, and period pieces for the costume porn. My boyfriend is a 1st Assistant Camera Operator, so I’m getting a kick out of learning more about camera work and the technical side of how films are made, and I spend a LOT more time reading the credits!
Acting / modeling gigs that I’m the most proud of: Acting / modelling gigs that I’m the most proud of: In graduate school I played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd opposite Cedric Yarborough (Reno 911), which to this date remains one of my favorite theatrical experiences. Our Country’s Good remains my favorite play of all time; I’ve been in it once in the role of Duckling, and have directed it twice.
I am very proud the shows our production company Golden Ticket has created, including PLATINUM GIRLS, which is a great original comedy written by my business partners, Brad Zumwalt and Russell Moss, about 3 “has been” broads looking to make their big comeback and a solo Patsy Cline tribute show with the Stardusters Jazz Orchestra.
As for film, I’ve had some amazing opportunities working with Randy DeFord. My favorite of those many terrific gigs include filming PURGE CLAUSE opposite Lloyd Kaufman, performing in Dana McVicker’s music video “Won’t Bring Me Down” and going to Nashville, TN to Music Row to record the B-Vocals for the TAYLOR BERTRAM theme song with some incredible talent, including Jimmy Hall, Brent Mason and Dana McVicker.
I’ve also had the opportunity to work crew for OakRoad MultiMedia doing costumes, hair and makeup and taking on other AD responsibilities for various projects.
What I look for in a potential acting or modeling job: I love to work with people who are as passionate and driven in their craft as I am. I want to be around talented people who are all working to the same ends, have high standards and solid sense of ethics and responsibility. Given a good team, any project can turn out well, and I have been very fortunate to have had the chance to work with many amazing people.
Holly Hock, April Martin Photogtaphy, Colin Roney, Indy Boudoir
Thanks Julie! 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.