Paul Takacs, Director of "THE SEAGULL"
What have I been up to since my move to LA? What am I doing right now and what am I planning to do next? I'm also looking for some great ambitious talented collaboratos to join my team. And opportunities for you to tease me and others;-) Who can possibly resist this? Here you go: TEASELETTER
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Yes, you read correctly! I'm training to become a stunt woman. After my experience in Taekwondo in Germany I've been waiting for the moment to start kicking again. And stunt class is perfect for it: Power Workout and martial arts combined with acting skills and a great, ambitious, powerful acting community. If you are in LA and are interested in Stunts as well, check out XMA - Extreme Martial Arts in North Hollywood. See you there! Haaaya!
After 3 years not being able to, I finally did it again - attending my favourite film event - the Cannes Film Festival. Apart from enjoying the red carpet screenings of YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE by Lynne Ramsay, IN THE FADE by Fatih Akin, GOOD TIMES by the Safdie Brothers and L'AMANT DOUBLE by François Ozon, I've met some great people from all over the world (Netherlands, Mexico, Australia, Russia) and got inspired by there passion and ambition. The most important thing what I learned was "don't stress yourself with meticulous schedule planning and go with the flow". This advice is mostly for actors. Pick one event to start with and let it go from there. You always run into people you've never expected to meet or get to know. Here's one of numerous coincidents: At a screening event I ran into a crew member of the thriller short film FAITHFUL I had shot in LA just a week before Cannes. Next to her was sitting a producer from NYC I met at the Tribeca FF this year, on the other side was sitting a showrunner I know from LA and behind her was my acting friend from France saving a seat for me.
Elizabeth Shepherd, Broadway Actress