House of the Sand is my favorite song that I’ve written to date. Using complex harmonies such as diminished and augmented chords and descending bass lines, as well as lyrical hyperbole and analogy, it explores this idea of love being as delicate as a house on the sand – fleeting, ephemeral, and fragile – yet beautiful and worth the risk all the same.
Incredibly stoked to work with this talented, driven, and visionary team to create great art 🙂
On that note, I have a new reel with footage from films I worked on this last year, including two shorts that have garnered awards such as the Hollyshorts Audience Choice Award, and gotten into festivals like the Sarasota film festival, Portland Comedy film festival, and more! Feel free to leave a comment!
I am incredibly proud to announce that I play the titular role in “The Great Wall of Vicky Lynn,” which won the Audience Choice award at the HollyShorts Film Festival. HollyShorts is the qualifying festival for the Academy Awards, so we are very grateful to have earned this award. In addition, our film was an official selection of the Sarasota Film Festival, Portland Comedy Film Festival, as well as many others! I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with the talented filmmakers of Florida State University and can’t wait to make more movie magic with these sexy people.
“The Great Wall of Vicky Lynn” screens Tuesday, April 24, at 9:30 pm at Cinemark 18 & XD through the Silicon Beach Film Festival. Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-beach-film-festival-tickets-44538301258
This song is about falling in love with the idea of someone … until you realize it could never work. Maybe they’re too young, or too far away, or on too intense of a career path. In the last few years, I’ve learned that making a relationship work requires more than just love and devotion; it takes the right timing, compatibility, proximity, common values and goals, aligned career paths, a shared love of guacamole, and so much more. So instead of risking heartbreak, you enjoy the reverie of what could be … for all of five seconds 🙂
It took me all of five seconds to fall in love with you
And I don’t know how to play it cool
Oh no I never was good at flirting in school
When I see you I just want to run and hide
I should be better at this at 29
It took you all of five seconds to make me fall for you
How did you do it it’s not fair
I’m tongue tied frozen
One look from you makes me cuckoo
I’m melting into
Sunsets on the hammock swing
Friday nights at home spent tap dancing
Slowly waking up to sweet nothings
If only this were real and not a day dream
I’m so hopelessly doomed, I don’t know what to do
Now I know that we could never be
Because you’re on a different path than me
Love is not the only thing you need
But still a girl can hope and dream
Can I have more than five seconds, more than five seconds, more than five
seconds with you
I want more than five seconds, more than five seconds, more than five seconds
I’d like more than five seconds with you
I know that you feel something too
But I don’t want you to break my heart
So I’ll leave before you make a mark
I’ll take all of five seconds in place of eternity
Because that’s how it’s meant to be!
“Take your broken heart, make it into art.”
– Carrie Fischer
Below is a still from the latest short film I acted in, I See You. It’s funny how art often coincides with life. For this scene, I channeled the grief I felt over not ever being able to see or talk to someone I loved dearly. Unexpectedly, I experienced a wave of peace and resolution wash over me as I realized I had to move on, and the best thing I could do was make art from the brokenness I felt.