I wrote the short “Love is Love” during the time that NC passed their new las against same sex marriage. It broke my heart and I wanted to do something, say something. This short is my small way to express how I feel about the importance of same sex marriage and why it matters. It is so deeply personal and special to me.
It’s also my first time directing with my lovely co-director and best friend, Alex Cason. I am so proud of all the beautiful work that the cast and crew did on this and am startled at the amazing amount of attention that it is receiving. Currently, it has only been on line for less than 6 days and it has almost 19,000 views and has been featured in LGBT press from around the world. I am so glad that it is speaking to people. Please, take it, post it wherever you would like and use it to promote whatever gay rights organization that you run. This is such an important message.
Love is Love
Inspired by the “It’s Time” campaign…a look at the lifetime together of two people in love.
Woman – Heather Horton
Daughter – Amanda Deibert
Partner – Rebecca Wackler
Written By Amanda Deibert
Directed by Amanda Deibert and Alex Cason
DP – Julian Romero
Editor – Stephanie Diane
Music By Jacob Shelton
Make Up by Lexx Staats
All those with the courage to live their truth
This weekend was insanely busy, but insanely fun. I had a two day shoot for an upcoming Duck Sauce Music video. I am not going to give any spoilers, but just know that it will be insane! Literally, the craziest, funniest thing I’ve EVER done. We had a delightful two day shoot and I am super excited to be a part of it. The cast and crew was super rad. It should be out in about two weeks, so keep your eyes peeled.
Also, I wrapped my final day of shooting for Creep Creepersin’s feature film I Was a Teenage Suicide. It’s a really interesting film following a group of teens in their last summer together as they deal with some really heavy issues. You can check out more about the film here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2043883/Again, I won’t give any spoilers, but my character “Tiffany” is the heart of a love triangle and dealing with a lot of pressure for “perfection” from her family. She’s one of those fun characters who gains complexity as the story unfolds…and in a lot of ways I found her struggles easy to relate to. I can’t wait for it to come out in Feb!!
I am so very honored to be a writer working on Womanthology. I will be doing a 4 page story and I cannot WAIT!!
The project is the brainchild of genius Renae De Liz and the support for it has been overwhelming! I’ve never, ever seen anything like it. Besides being and awesome collaboration of women in comics, and women aspiring to be in comics, and young girls who are being supported in their dreams to be in comics…the project is also entirely for charity. It will be published by IDW, but because it is for charity, there are costs that need to be covered…so a kickstater page was started…less that 24 hours ago…and it’s almost raised an astonishing $20,000!! If you’d like to be a part of supporting this amazing project (or if you like to see love and money pour from a floodgate) you can check it out here http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/renaedeliz/womanthology-massive-all-female-comic-anthology
And if you want to see what the Washington Post has to say…check here:
I’ve been busy moving and having my baby sister get married, so I’m a little behind but, Congratulations to the cast and crew of Heaven’s Idiots for winning Best Comedy Short at the Bare Bones Film Festival! I’m so proud to have produced and acted in the short!!
I was interviewed about writing for Comediva for the awesome site Fangirltastic.com by the incredible Heidi Honeycutt.
It’s honest and poetic. And sums me up quite well. PLUS, it’s hilarious: http://networkedblogs.com/g96F2
While I procrastinate on doing the final tweeking for the pilot that I am writing, I thought I would talk about an article that I wrote an love that is currently on Comediva.com.
So, I wrote a not-so-scholarly study on the confusing similarities between hipsters and rednecks. I love working with Comediva, love the idea of Comediva and I really enjoyed writing this article…it’s something I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about recently.
The article: http://www.comediva.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=108:hipsters-vs-rednecks?&Itemid=93
Read, enjoy and check out some other fun Comediva things! Women can be funny! Don’t worry…I’ll still cook you dinner as soon as I get the house cleaned
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Heaven’s Idiots! We are an official selection of the Bare Bones Festival, happening next month.
You can get info about Heaven’s Idiots at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825796/
Info about the festival here: http://barebonesfilmfest00.tripod.com/index.html
www.comediva.com has officially launched today! I’m thrilled to be a part of it.
First: I Co-Directed the comedy sketch video “Gayby” with the my favorite collaboration partner, Alex Cason. It stars the lovely and talented women of the comedy group ArthurOrMartha, Sasha Alexander and Iselle Slome. It’s funny and you should check it out: http://www.comediva.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64&Itemid=92
Second: I am also writing for Comediva. The first installment of my first comic strip “Hot Mess” is also up on Comediva. Check it out and stay tuned for more. Hooray!! http://www.comediva.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=65:hot-mess-test&Itemid=93
So, I have to say, I always love acting, but this music video may be the most fun I’ve ever had while filming. It was actually as much fun as the party looks in the video. Awesome, creative, talented people coming together and making a great video to a great song and having a blast while doing it. I literally came home “high on art.”
Yes, it’s a little cheese ball for me to say that, but it’s true. This was fun. I’m proud of it. I loved everyone I worked with, Bridget Palardy and Bajir Cannon are awesome directors. I even had fun at the audition.
So, WARNING the video contains a lot of nudity. So, be aware that it is not for everyone and NSFW. Use your judgement. But it’s really great. :http://www.britishseapower.co.uk/
I’m not really able to say much about my new job at the moment, but what I can mention is that it is a new daily show for HULU through HD FILMS. The show is called “The Morning After” and you can check it out Monday through Friday on HULU. It’s awesome and funny and I get to work with some very talented and very awesome individuals. That’s it for now. Check out the show here: http://www.hulu.com/the-morning-after