Friday, April 9, 2021

Females in Entertainment: Filmmaker Elizabeth Blake-Thomas' New Film Will You Be My Quarantine Stars Full House's Jodie Sweetin, David Lipper, Alec Mapa and Danielle Perez - Hear About How She Made This Film Came to by During Quarantine Working Side by Side with her Daughter

by Suzanne Ordas Curry

Meet Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, an award-winning British filmmaker currently based in Los Angeles. Elizabeth spent her time productively the last year, producing and directing the film Will You Be My Quarantine?  It's a a romcom with a spectacular cast. It stars Full House/Fuller House/Hallmark movie actor Jodie Sweetin, David Lipper (Fuller House), Danielle Perez (The Price is Right fame) and Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives).  It's set to release in 2021. 

Elizabeth’s recent film Evie Rose, starring Oscar-nominated actress Terry Moore, premiered January 2021 on Amazon. She is the founder  of Mother & Daughter Entertainment, whose motto is “Making Content That Matters”, Through MDE, Elizabeth established the MD Foundation Initiative, a campaign to mentor and employ undiscovered filmmakers through fellow philanthropic pledges. 


She is also an Official Ambassador of Awareness Ties for Human Trafficking. Her award-winning short film UNSEEN addresses how technology plays a role in child trafficking and hence is being used to educate children on the dangers of lure tactics. A regular on panels at Sundance, Cannes and Toronto International Film Festival, Elizabeth mentors wherever possible, ensuring she sends the elevator back down to all other female storytellers. We had the chance to speak to Elizabeth about what is was like to film during quarantine and about all the other good stuff she's been up to:



Friday, April 2, 2021

Interview with Olivia D'Abo of The Wonder Years - Her New film Angie: Lost Girls is Now Streaming - Hear Ten Things we Learned About this Multi-Talented Actress, Singer/Songwriter and Voice Talent of Star Wars

 

By Suzanne Ordas Curry 

Olivia D'Abo is known to many for being Kevin Arnold's big sis Karen on the popular sitcom The Wonder Years (which by the way is getting a reboot). But Olivia D'Abo is so much more than just a sitcom icon, she's an accomplished film actress, singer/songwriter, voice-over talent (she's the voice of Luminara of Star Wars: Clone Wars) and podcaster. 

The daughter of  a rock start (Mike D'Abo of  Manfred Mann) and a model (Maggie London) who grew up in England, she's lead a very interesting public and private life and has many projects in the works.

Most recently she stars as the mother of Angie, in Angie: Lost Girls, a narrative feature by Julia Verdin and Artists for Change. It's a powerful, thoughtful and difficult story about a typical suburban teenager who gets trafficked. Randall Batinkoff plays her husband, and together they to get their daughter back from some very dangerous and evil people. The movie is streaming now and you can find where here:

https://www.artists4change.org/filmprojects/official-angie-lost-girls/

We had the chance to sit down and talk to Olivia. Here's the full interview:

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FgobL6NOdY