Meet the Crew: Gloria Peñaranda, Make-up Artist

We are very happy to have been recently joined by make-up artist Gloria Peñaranda for our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven. Gloria has been working as a make-up artist since 2002. Her vocation was awakened when she was studying Fine Arts at La Llotja d’Arts i Oficis, in Barcelona. She studied make-up at the prestigious Stick Art Studio in Barcelona.

After working in Barcelona, she then moved to London and continued her make-up artist career there. In her own words, she ‘has got to become a spontaneous, responsible, dynamic and very dedicated make-up artist’. She is a very talented and versatile artist and has experience in different fields such as cinema, TV, fashion shows, advertising, events and weddings.

If you want to see some of her fantastic work, visit her page here.

Auditions

Last Friday auditions for our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven were absolutely fantastic. We had the chance to meet 20 great and talented actors who delighted us with their amazing performances. It is going to be a tough decision! We would like to take the chance to deeply thank and congratulate them all for their work.

Besides, we have decided to send new invitations for a second round of auditions next week.

Thank you very much to all for your interest in our film.

P.S.: Not as an actor but still want to participate in our film? We have launched a crowd-funding campaign to help cover the shoot and post-production costs. If you want to contribute and get exclusive rewards for your help, then this is your chance! Visit it here.

Tomorrow we will contact the successful candidates of our casting call

We are now finishing to check all the applications we received for our casting call for our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven and tomorrow by 16:00 we will inform the successful candidates by email that they have been selected for the audition and provide them with the information of the audition times and place.

Unfortunately, due to the great number of applications we received (around 2000), we can only contact those candidates that have passed to the next stage of the selection process.

Thank you very much to all for your interest!

Polaris Team

Thank you all for your interest in our casting call!

Today at 21:00 is the deadline for the casting call we did on Casting Call Pro and the professional agency Spotlight to look for actors to appear in our upcoming short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven, starring Honor Blackman and Robert Goodman.

We received an overwhelming number of submissions (about 2000) and we are checking each candidate’s profile thoroughly.  We would like to take the chance to say that we are very grateful for all the submissions we have been sent and offered by agencies.

Polaris Team

P.S.: Not as an actor but still interested in participating in our film? If you want to help produce our film and getting exclusive rewards for your contribution, visit our crowdfunding campaign here!

Meet our crew: Pepa Niebla, Set Photographer

Pepa Niebla-Set Photographer in Doris and the Pennies from Heaven

We leave you now with Pepa Niebla, our set phhotographer in Doris and the Pennies from Heaven. Know a bit more about her:

Born in Granada, Spain, Pepa’s artistic interests and aspirations have taken her into two directions: first music and then photography. She is a talented singer that mixes jazz, blues, funk and pop. Her most recent work is the jazz album Pepa Niebla & Ricky Vivar, recorded with singer and guitarist Ricky Vivar.

As a photographer she covers a wide range of genres, such as event photographer, modeling and actors’ photographer and set photographer, just to mention a few.

You can check her portfolio at: http://thefoghouseshop.photoshelter.com/portfolio

And remember to visit also our film campaign at Sponsume!

Meet our crew: David Sohanpal, Sound Mixer

David Sohanpal- Sound Mixer in Doris and the Pennies from Heaven

David Sohanpal is the sound mixer in our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven. Here you have a little bio:

Dave studied at the SAE Institute in London and he is an experienced sound mixer, specialized in Sound Editing and Sound Recording.

He has worked in more than 70 productions now, the most recent being The Owner (2012), Scar Tissue (2012) and Rearview (2012). Some other remarkable productions David has worked in include Indigo (2010), Pop Art (2008) and Stiletto (2008).

If you want a more detailed list of the productions he’s worked in, check his IMDb page.

And check also our project’s campaign at Sponsume!

We launched our crowdfunding campaign!

Today we launched our crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our light comedy short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven, starring Honor Blackman and Robert Goodman.

All the funds raised will be destined for covering the shoot and post-production costs, such as locations’ fees, transport, material rental, catering, music rights or distribution, including festival submission fees.

We have prepared many varied perks so that anyone wanting to contribute can get involved in different ways. Some of our perks, or ‘vouchers’, include:  a digital copy of the film, a signed poster by Honor Blackman and Robert Goodman, a thank you in the final credits, the chance to hang out with the crew, or even becoming associate producer.

If you would like to interact with cinema a different way than the usual, participating in our film is for you!

You can visit it here, and don’t forget to share!

In a few hours we launch our crowdfunding campaign!

We have everything ready to launch our new crowdfunding campaign to cover the shoot and post-production costs for our short film, Doris and the Pennies from Heaven, starring Honor Blackman and Robert Goodman.

We have prepared a nice and fresh pitch and some great perks, so stay connected: we will upload it in just a few hours!

Polaris Team

Robert Goodman’s Biography

Robert Goodman will play Danny in our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven. He is a versatile actor, presenter and writer.

Here is Robert Goodman’s amazing biography.  Robert will play Danny’s role in our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven.

As well as acting in films all around the globe and TV, Robert is a TV presenter, a writer, has worked as a first assistant director in the film Rapt in Eire (2009) and has written and directed his own short and feature films, applauded in several film festivals.

Robert Goodman was born in Northampton in 1955 and, after being trained as a cook at the Savoy Hotel, he decided to pursue an acting career. He studied at the Birmingham School of Speech Training and Dramatic Art. He is a keen follower of the Acting Method and has taken several courses on it, and still does. Besides, he writes about this expertise in several magazines and newspapers, such as the Empire Magazine.

While studying and as a young actor, Robert also worked as a magician at the Hamley’s Toy Store and as a London’s tour guide.

His acting career is a long and prolific one. He has worked with world acclaimed directors such as Charles Crichton in A Fish Named Wanda, 1988, Luc Besson in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, 1999, Martin Scorsese in Gangs of New York, 2001, and Steven Norrington in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 2002.

As a writer, he contributes to various magazines and newspapers with articles about the  acting method and technique and the paranormal or the esoteric. Besides he has worked alongside Watchmen‘s and V for Vendetta‘s graphic novelist Alan Moore in several projects.

His writing and directing credits include short films, theatre ‘One Man Shows’, the horror/comedy feature film Who Pays the Ferryman? and directing theatre plays such as Walk like a Black Man (2011).

If you want to know more about his impressive and versatile career visit his website http://www.robertgoodman.co.uk/

BonBon Boutique to make unique jewelry for Doris

We are very happy to announce that Amsterdam based BonBon Boutique is going to  design and create the jewelry that Honor Blackman is going to wear in our short film Doris and the Pennies from Heaven.

Check their great designs at http://www.bonbonboutique.nl/

Polaris Team-HQ