I am excited to announce that the latest film that I’m a part of is complete and will be premiering on Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 7pm at the Alaska Experience Theatre. Here’s the trailer that was just released today:
BIZZAY is proud to announce the press screening of CHANCE, an indie-Alaskan feature film about homelessness. The premiere will take place on June 30th, 7PM at the Alaska Experience Theatre.Individuals can purchase tickets at bizzaymedia.com/product/chance/, and press can reserve a seat by contacting BIZZAY on Facebook or at info@BIZZAYmedia.com.
Posted by BIZZAY on Friday, June 2, 2017
I still remember the day I auditioned for this film.
It was late last year 2016: I showed up to the venue and met Norberto De Jesús Jr. (Director) and Sebastian Baquero (Actor & Casting Director) for the first time. I auditioned using sides that were not from the screenplay, but during the audition process, I immediately recognized dedication from these filmmakers. I firmly believe that casting the right actors for the roles is crucial to the film’s success, and the fact that these guys took such care into holding a well-organized audition process, indicated to me that they were serious about making a good film. However, when they said that they planned to film this whole feature film in less than two weeks, I was shocked. I did not know how in the world they were going to pull it off – but I chose to believe in them because I believed in miracles.
I was delighted when they offered me the role of “Rachel”, a role which really challenged my emotional range as an actor, and I accepted it without hesitation. I was even more delighted when I finally got to read the actual screenplay (which had a good story and was beautifully written), because instantly I knew in my heart of hearts that this was going to be a great film… and so I decided to be one of the Executive Producers on this project also.
We followed the filming schedule closely, conducted table-reads and very soon, the actual filming began. Remember how I said they conveyed to me that they “planned” to shoot this film in two weeks? Well, they did. Yes, they ended up shooting the whole feature film in less than two weeks.
Fast forward to now – the film is ready to premiere at the end of this month – Friday June 30th, 2017.
The thing I love about the film industry in general, is that I never know who I might meet or get to work with. However, one thing I do know, and have experienced time and time again, is that every once in a while, I meet truly talented artists who make miracles happen. The guys who made this film happen started their film company BIZZAY LLC – Zayn Roohi, Sebastian Baquero, Norberto De Jesús Jr., and Traejen Scott – and I could not sing higher praise (from my first-hand experience from working with them) for just how talented they are as filmmakers and more importantly, how wonderful they were to work with. Despite being such young filmmakers, they were true professionals who made the process so easy for all of us, and as an actor, that made it easier for me to focus on my craft so that I could deliver my best performance when the cameras rolled.
It was truly a pleasure to get to work with these guys, and I know I will be seeing even greater things from them in the very near future.
I wish them every success and I look forward to working with Bizzay on more film projects in the future.
With Love and Admiration,