Your upcoming movie Miss Poppins - in a few words, what's it
going to be about?
Miss Poppins is a
comedic action short film.
How did the project come into being
in the first place - and how did you end up wanting to produce it?
had an idea about doing a short action film. So I figured “just go for
it” … and here we are!
were your inspirations when dreaming up Miss Poppins - and a few
words about your co-writers Brett Wagner and Michael K. Snyder?
have to say my inspiration was kinda Angelina Jolie and Tomb
think it’s a fun film where the chick gets to kick some ass… That is
what Miss Poppins will do!
The story and idea is mine,
and Michael K Snyder is the writer. I have NO clue how to write down what
is in my head, all I can do is talk about it. And he writes, it's amazing
how it can work that way!!!
can you tell us about your character in Miss Poppins, how do you
plan to approach your role, and how much of yourself do you find in her?
Poppins kicks some serious butt… So I have to work at this. First, I have
to train and stretch my muscles. I will be working with our Stunt
Coordinator Sean Wyn on the action scenes and stunts, which all has to be
done before we get onto set. There is a lot of preparation to this before
we start rolling the cameras.
I’ll try a little Tomb
Raider personality, if I can pull it off like
can you tell us about the rest of your projected cast?
can tell you that the rest of this cast is nothing short of talented and
Wagner (The Crazies, Machine Gun Preacher) is an extremely experienced and
professional actor who knows his craft very well. The same goes to Don
Scribner (Alien Armaggedon, The Cooler)!
worked with Jesse Nelson on another project, and I just knew he was
perfect for the role in Miss Poppins.
for Ron Kari, Roger Torres and J.R. Gennuso, it will be my first time
working with all of them. But they have all come VERY highly recommended
and that means more to me than anything. I cannot wait to work with each
of them on this!!!
director Felipe Schmidt - how did he get involved with the project, and
why is he the right choice in your eyes?
I just worked on a film called Terminal Descent:
Curse of the Jiang Shi. I brought in Felipe Schmidt, Matt Susterich and
Michael K Snyder to help crew this film. It was right then that I knew.
They are an AMAZING group of young filmmakers with so much talent and
passion. I knew immediately that they were my main crew for Miss
and Felipe wants to direct ... so he has become our fearless leader, and
under his directorial skills, this will be a GREAT film!!!
want to say about the rest of your crew, and what will they contribute to
on my crew is the best! They are all a great group of people, and are all
very excited about filming. So I know its going to be a fun and exciting
As far as I know, Miss Poppins is
intended as a short at the moment, but you're planning to extend it into a
feature or series or whatever, right? Care to elaborate?
I think the possibilities
are endless with Miss Poppins. It could easily be a fun, comedical action
film. Or, it could serve as a great TV-series, in my opinion. We will have
to give it a run at some cool film festivals and see how much attention we
can get. I would LOVE to see something more become of it, so we shall have
to see what happens. Either way, its going to be a fun ride!!!
we speak, Miss Poppins is still in its fundraising stages - so what
can you tell us about your fundraising efforts?
can check out our IndieGoGo page at
have so cool perks left, like actual props used in the film, signed
scripts, an Executive Producer spot left AND an actual walk-on role! The
more money we can raise, the better the production value is going to be
AND the more film festivals we can submit to!
can contribute to Miss Poppins until November 18th!
sufficient funds are raised - how are you intending to proceed from there,
and any idea when Miss Poppins will be released onto the
general public (might be waaay too soon to ask I know)?
are shooting on December 9th. Once the film is edited and gone
through post and is complete, we will start the festival circuit.
Depending on how that goes will determine when it will be released to the
general public. We are “hoping” to be done in time to submit to
Cannes, fingers crossed!
future projects beyond Miss Poppins you'd like to share?
know, I’m ALWAYS looking to be in new and great projects!
just filmed Terminal Descent: Curse of the Jiang Shi, which will be
released next year.
is Beautiful is another film, we have our red carpet premiere in February
2013. This will be a great film to watch out for!
Spreading Darkness will hopefully be complete and out in 2013. It has Eric
Roberts, James Duval, John Savage and Louis Mandylor in it, to name a few.
I am also in 2 comic books. One is called Ginger-Stein and the other is
called Frosty. This has been a fun experience to see me drawn as a comic
book character. The drawing for Frosty is named Helen O’Holiday – I
just LOVE it!!!
I’m attached to several films shooting next year! Awakening, The Glass
Circle, The Fallen One… and several more in talks.J
I’m auditioning and hoping to grab some other cool projects!!!
go right back to the beginnings of your career: What got you into acting
in the first place, and did you receive any formal training on the
was living in Vegas and have always been fascinated with the movie
business. As a young child I would watch certain movies (Star Wars,
etc) over and over again, until I had them memorized.
when I moved to Vegas and saw this ad to audition to be on a reality show,
it was intriguing. I auditioned to play “Traci Bingham’s Biggest
Fan” for Surreal Life Fame Games. Now, I auditioned in a Baywatch
swimsuit, so I naturally got the part. Obviously everyone knows on a
reality show, the camera NEVER stops rolling.
we were done shooting for the day, I was hooked! I set myself in motion to
move to Los Angeles to pursue my passion in acting and filmmaking, and I
have been working hard on it ever since (which has been about 6 years).
And I have had NO formal
training, I let my passion and love for the craft drive me!
Can you still remember your first time in front
of a movie/TV camera, and what was that experience actually like?
never forget it! It was Surreal Life Fame Games, as mentioned above.
would you describe yourself as an actress, and what do you draw upon to
bring your characters to life?
use my passion and love for the craft of acting to push me forward.
Would you like to talk
about some of your movies prior to Miss Poppins for a bit?
have been in some great films to date. I suppose there are several that
people could rent/buy to watch. Some are good, some are not! LOL
are All About Steve, Dead Air, First Dog, The Chicago
if you can look them up, there are 2 short films that have been great to
be a part of. One is called Choices and one is called Machete Betty!
(or indeed actors) who inspire you?
would have to say I’ve always been an Angelina Jolie fan, and Michelle
Rodriguez! That girl just kicks ass…She’s great!!!
far as actors, I would say Brett Wagner, my fiancé! He is such an
important part of my life and pushes me every day to become what he knows
I can be in this business. For that he inspires me every day!!!
have to say I LOVE all movies! I don’t have any favorites or genres. I
can watch Star Wars or Krull for the 323rd time. I love action
with comedic situations like Independence Day. Any and all fantasy type
films, Lord of the Rings, First Knight and In the Name of the
Romance like Ever After and Disney-films like
Tangled. I really just LOVE
the movie business all together!!!
most I only watch once, but a good horror film is also very entertaining.
And I get to be scared and grab on tight to my man, which I think we both
... and of course, films you really deplore?
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I suppose it’s hard for me to watch the idiotic
comedies that are coming out now. They aren’t the same as Bachelor Party
in the 80’s, to me that are just dumb and a waste of 2 hours. I don’t
find myself attempting to rent or buy these kinds of films.
movie's website, Facebook, IndieGoGo, whatever else?
can find me at www.imdb.me/deedeebigelow
Poppins page at www.facebook.com/misspoppinsmovie
OF COURSE our funding page www.indiegogo.com/misspoppinsmovie
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else you are dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
let anyone tell you that you cannot follow your passions and dreams,
because you can make them come true if you believe in yourself! Always
believe and always be positive… And good things are bound to happen!!!
for the interview!