You just finished work on an
amazing schedule for 3 films. What are the titles and plots for these?
Yes, I am so lucky to have
had these recent film opportunities and am excited to share these films
with your readers.
The first one is indie thriller: The
Mourning (Directed by Marc Clebanoff
who directed me in Break and Gerald):
Synopsis: Aaron returns to
his small Middle America hometown, inexplicably not having aged a day
since his mysterious disappearance in Desert Storm 20 years prior. Unable
to speak initially, Aaron must come to terms with the losses and evolution
of his loved ones in his absence. Concurrently, Aaron’s loved ones must
come to terms with the reappearance of the boy who they grieved over and
let go years prior. As Aaron
begins to assimilate himself into the lives of his family, his best friend
and his long lost lover, it’s slowly revealed that Aaron’s homecoming
is not permanent. A conspiracy theorist and a mysterious angelic figure
both stalking Aaron build toward a finale in which Aaron must tie up loose
ends before disappearing again forever.
Lisa Ass Face: Lisa was the
"unattractive" girl in high school who used to like Aaron and
the lead guys. They never gave her the time of day, but when Aaron returns
from his mysterious disappearance and reunites with his high school
friends, he sees a "sexy" girl at the local hangout bar and his
friends tell him she is Lisa "Ass Face" from high school. Aaron
can't believe it and realizes how much things REALLY have changed, since
his mysterious disappearance. Lisa gets drawn into the Scifi drama that
ensues with Aaron and his friends and finds herself with more than a
Starring: Dominique Swain (Lolita), Louis Mandylor (My
Big Fat Greek Wedding), Peter Dobson (Frighteners),
Larry Hankin (Home Alone),
Michael Walton (Gerald) and
Brooke Lewis (iMurders).
The next two are parts one
and two of a SciFi franchise:
Starship: Rising (Directed by Neil Johnson
who directed me in Alien Dawn)
and part II is Starship: The Coming Darkness:
Synopsis: A corrupt planetary federation. The ultimate weapon of
destruction. One starship captain stands
between them... and intergalactic armageddon.
The film is about what
happens when a Starship armed to the teeth with missiles gets taken over
by a revolutionary.
Neil Johnson describes it as
"Game Of Thrones in
Staris: Staris is the pilot
of the greatest space vessel in the Federation... Starship One. When the
vessel is mutineered, Staris is torn between her love for a man, and her
duty towards the Federation. Staris wants nothing more than to be Captain
of her own Starship, and will do anything to achieve this.
Starring: Claudia Wells (Back to the Future),
Brooke Lewis (iMurders), E.J. De La Pena (Jingle
All The Way), Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks),
Darren Jacobs (Hollyoaks TV
series), Rajia Baroudi (Mighty
Morphin’ Power Rangers) and Musical Star Emii (Zombie
did you manage to balance out working on these?
Ya know, film scheduling is
always ‘luck of the draw’ and this time they just happened to work
out! It always seems to be ‘feast or famine’ in this crazy business! I
am blessed to have people in my corner, like Marc and Neil, who choose to
cast and hire me again and again, so I have the opportunity to work with
filmmakers I have previously worked with and am lucky to call “family”
at this point. Marc was ready to kill me, because I drove him nuts to
change the schedule to get me home from Michigan the day before my annual
Dread Central Horror Starlets Bowling For Boobies event for the Busted
Foundation and Breast Cancer!
Are there webpages up yet
that deal with them?
The Official Brooke Lewis Fan Page Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/THE-OFFICIAL-BROOKE-LEWIS-FAN-PAGE/337389067701?ref=stream
You have acted, written
and produced film. Do you have a liking for any single activity over the
Without question, everything
I have done in this crazy business has been to create opportunities for me
to do the thing I love most in this lifetime and that is ACTING! Producing
is such a challenging and tough gig! It really is like having a child that
you have to nurture for years… through good and bad. If I am going to put
in my blood, sweat, tears and years, I better be insanely PASSIONATE about
the story and script and I have to be playing a lead role that INSPIRES my
heart and soul! As an actress, I love roles/characters that challenge me.
I really am attracted to meaty “character” roles. Powerful, strong,
smart, deep, sassy and sexy!
When did you form Philly
In 2002, I created Philly
Chick Pictures to "produce entertainment with an attitude". My
movie career started as an actress in low budget independent films in NYC.
I was always the actress with a ton of energy and a business brain, who
would call in a favor to attach talent, crew, locations or think fast
enough to do damage control on a set. After doing this work for other
people's companies or projects and not being credited or compensated
properly, I finally realized that I had been "producing" all
along! I learned that I have a creative soul and a business mind, so I
started Philly Chick Pictures to further my acting and producing career,
make films with an edge and find and develop strong roles for women.
You are from Philadelphia
as the title for the company implies, but have also spent time in New
York. Do you have a favorite between the two cities?
I am such a Philly Chick at
heart and will always be loyal to my roots and my Eagles, but after
living, and making a living acting, in NYC for a few years, I am forever
grateful to that town for teaching me the ropes and offering me incredible
career opportunities at a young age! As much as I love calling Hollywood
my home, I still feel that there is no city in the world quite like NYC
and I miss Broadway shows and Little Italy all the time! And, of course,
my Philly Cheesesteaks!!!
You were in some
Off-Broadway plays in New York?
Yup! I got my start as a
total theatre and musical theatre actress! I toured with a few shows right
out of college. My first lil/big break was playing Donna Marsala, the
prima donna bridesmaid, in the New York Off-Broadway Comedy Tony N'
Tina's Wedding. I performed in this comedic Italian wedding under an
Equity contract for almost three years doing seven shows a week!
There are obvious
distinctions between stage and film? Do you prefer film?
I think there will always be
a part of me that loves performing live and seeing the audience smile, but
I also feel like doing so much theatre at a young age burned me out a
bit! I just love the subtleties and internal emotion of film. To tell ya
the truth, my favorite medium in the world is sitcom TV and being able to
tape in front of a live audience. Perfect combo!
There are quite a few web
pages that cover your past works?
And, I also write for the
Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brooke-lewis/
and She Knows’ Loving You http://www.lovingyou.com/articles/968705/happy-halloween-learn-to-face-your-fears
Do you have any one
project that would be a "stand-out" role for you thus far?
Vampy! Ms. Vampy is my alter ego
and represents the sass and courage that is deep inside Brooke!
Vampy is America's funniest, sassiest and most high maintenance vampire!
Her personality is as big as her hair and is often described as Betty Boop
meets Marisa Tomei in My Cousin
Vinny. She loves pleather and fur and wouldn't be caught
"dead" without high heels! But, there's much more to this
loveable vampiress from Brooklyn. Following the hit web series Ms.
Vampy in 2009 and as a prelude to the Halloween Family feature Vamp
It Out, Ms. Vampy is back with Ms.
Vampy's Tween Tawk, Teen Tawk & In Between
Tawk to inspire tween and teen girls in a "tawk" show
format, which covers issues that these girls are faced with today.
Discussion topics include: Stereotypes; Body image; Self-esteem; Peer
pressure; Caring about what others think of you; Being popular; Facing
your fears; Following your dreams; And, of course, boys and Twilight!"
This is the most special project I've created! I want to inspire girls of
all ages. I'm still a teenage girl at heart who deals with her own issues
and insecurities and if I can make a difference in the lives of tweens and
teens today, then I have done my job. VAMP IT OUT!
After this marathon you
just finished concerning films, what are future plans?
Are you kidding? I need a
serious vacation!!! J
Again, I am blessed to
have people in my corner who choose to cast and hire me again and again,
so I will be acting in both Room and
Board and Bristled: The Howl
Chronicles with the lovely Producers BJ and Julia Davis and Asif Akbar
and my dear friend and fellow New Yorker, Thomas Churchill, will be
directing me in both Hallow Pointe
Much love and thanks to Dale,
Search My Trash and the rockin’ readers!
Blessings to all in 2013! XO