21 Questions: Bianca Barnett [Actress]


Bianca Barnett
Actress/Model
 I wanted to thank Bianca Barnett for being a part of 21q's and sorry it's so late, so I thought run it on her birthday week. So please celebrate all of her film work and her being  such a sweet lady!

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I am filming with Pearry Teo (Necromentia, Witchville, Gene Generation) on his latest endeavor, Dead Inside. I will also be doing some theater in the DC area this summer which I am very excited about! After that, I will be working on Anthony Brownrigg’s film, Archaic Redemption, which films in autumn.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
I cannot imagine doing anything else and trust me, I have tried! I veered off path only to be pushed right back into film. Originally it was a tossup between become an indie darling actress or a rock star. I think I chose the right career because the idea of constant touring and heavy partying would probably kill me!

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
My family, our dogs, and my fiancé are 100% responsible for keeping me here on this planet. My success is accredited to my stubborn nature, optimistic nativity and strange sustainability. That being said, I do not feel that I am anywhere near where I would like to be career wise. I am hoping to be much further along by this time next year.

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
I would love to work with the Coen Brothers because I find their work pure genius.

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
Overcoming a torrid sea of obstacles and being the girl that actually followed through with her dreams and kept her kind heart.

-Who inspires you?
I am inspired by early Americana, the 1800s to the 1970s fascinate me. Anyone who was rebellious or different, especially those who defied the typical outlook on life interests me.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
Almost exactly one year ago from today I had left a bad relationship and moved back to Dallas to be near my family. I happened to fall in love with a young museum curator that lived in the Baltimore area and we had a whirlwind romance, I relocated to the upper east coast to live with him and are more in love now that ever.

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
I love metal but I have been listening to a lot of indie folk music and Goth country. I love people who actually write their own songs, play an instrument, and tell a good story. Beautifully written songs are modern poetry.

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
Watch Jim Gaffigan’s King Baby if you want a good laugh! He is hilarious. I just saw the The Hangover: Part II and it was hilarious. I think that Zach Galifianakis is a comic genius. I love that guy! As far as the best movie, one of my favorites of all time is American Beauty and I love anything by the Coen Brothers.
 

-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
My life is pretty great right now but I always look forward to things getting better, especially in my career.

-Favorite Horror Film?
The Shining, An American Werewolf in London, Return of the Living Dead, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Interview with the Vampire, many more.

-Favorite Book?
I enjoy reading books about nature, anatomy, death, the occult, and anything macabre. I have always preferred non-fiction- more scientific, instructional, and factual books. I like home décor magazines, too.

-Favorite Song?
“Got Me Wrong” and “I Stay Away” by Alice in Chains. “My Boy Builds Coffins” by Florence+ the Machine which reminds me of my fiancé.

-Favorite Film Character?
Sally Bowles, Nancy Downs, Lestat de Lioncourt, Marla Singer, and Lester Burnham are a few.

-Favorite Film Composer?
Not sure but I love film scores. Graeme Revell was someone I really liked a lot as a teen!

-Favorite Thing In Your Home?
My fiancé, our dogs, and comfy bedroom- we’re going for a Victorian Gothic Country Medical Natural Curiosity look!

-Favorite First Pet?
Our two Shih Tzu dogs- Dixie and Molly

-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?
COFFEE – Skinny cappuccino w/ double espresso shots are heavenly.

-Favorite Phrase?
"I'm sorry officer. I didn't know I couldn't do that."

-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
Um, I smuggled some Ativan onto a plane in an aspirin bottle. Or do you mean where do I hide? Under the covers?

If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
Think of it as an adventure. That’s what my mother always told me.


Star Trek As We Know It Blogfest...

Space... the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before...

Ellie at "http://elliegarratt.blogspot.com/" the huge fan of William Shatner and the series of television, films, books, toys, etc. Has come up with a brilliant blogfest bringing many of us together to share our favorite Trek moments. Without Star Trek how would we really know about space?  Here are mine counting from 5 to 1, cause I can:
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05. Star Trek [2009] - This the only movie I wanted to see twice in the theater in a very long time, many thought it was a Trek sin. I felt it was a good re-telling of a television show that ran for two years and some change, it brought new life into something that will now live on into the next 40 years.


04. Star Trek Voyager - 7of9 Jeri Ryan, my heart goes pitty patter... she can assimilate me anytime.


03. Star Trek Cast/Crew/Producers who have died that will be missed [in no particular order and in no way complete] May they Rest in Peace...

DeForest Kelley - James Doohan - Majel Barrett - Mark Lenard - William Campbell - Frank Gorshin - Merritt Butrick - Bibi Besch - Stanley Adams - Roger C. Carmel - Jeffrey Hunter - James Komack - Persis Khambatta - Cecily Adams - Booker Bradshaw - David Graf - Jon Lormer - Robert Lansing - John Megna - Theodore Marcuse - Brock Peters - Susan Oliver - Gene Roddenberry - Joseph Pevney - Alexander Courage - Jerry Goldsmith - John Meredyth Lucas


02. Star Trek Legend - Spock, Lenord Nimoy... if I have to tell you anything about this half-Vulcan/half-Human acept his full name and that is "S'chn T'gai Spock".


01. Star Trek: The Next Generation - All Good Things Pt 2 - Picard walks in on the last scene as the rest of the cast playing cards, he sits down to play and asks to play... They welcome him Picard looks around and says "I should have done this along time ago"... fade out. [I cried, you know you cried... let's rejoice and cry again]...


Star Trek As We Know It Blogfest... Episode Guide 5

05. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Parallels








04. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Relics








03. Star Trek: The Next Generation - Best of Both Worlds Part I/II








02. Star Trek: Voyager - End Game Part I/II








01. Star Trek: TOS - Mirror, Mirror

What's Going On?

So Take A Look At Me Now
So it has been a busy month and I am behind the proverbial eight ball again, but I wanted to let you know some of the cool things that are going on. I finished all of the interviews with "Zombies and Assholes" crew and I wanted to thank all those who gave me great 21q's. I built my site for my ebook "CHATTERBOX" and getting some great feedback, which I couldn't be more happy with the support. Tomorrow I will be participating in the "Star Trek As We Know It Blogfest" hosted by the lovely Trekkie lady Ellie G, so come back on Monday to see all the fun.

I have a interview on me over at: "ZOMBIES EVERYWHERE" and I will be guest hosting soon at: "ALEX J CAVANAUGH" where you might get to know me better, or at least the voices. I have started a art store where you can take a look, maybe something will interest you so click "SOCIETY6" to find out more.

I also have some more interviews and 21q's coming soon with some top notched musical group, composers, directors, actors, artists and almost... almost got the confirmation with one of the most recognizable actress in the horror world. More stuff coming from "HOWLIN' WOLF RECORDS", great friends to me and supporters of this site.  So I hope you stick around and check back often, cause it's going to get hot in here... so bring some ice.
-Jeremy [2vs8]


Chicago Comic Con [2011] - Star Wars




Stars Wars Crew!
Ray Park - Darth Maul
[actually ran into him this year, well he popped me on the back that was more of a cool pat on the back as he made it... in and out of the crowds]

Peter Mayhew - Chewbacca
[looking more like chewy everyday, nice man... very happy to see everyone]

Bonnie Piesse - Beru Lars
[beautiful lady and soon will have a cd coming out, she was so nice]

Orli Shoshan - Jedi Master, Shaak Ti
[another beautiful lady who was happy to met her fans]

Chicago Comic Con [2011] - Cindy Morgan

TRON [1982] -  Lora / Yori
Cindy Morgan
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Chicago Comic Con [2011] - Michael Kenworthy

Return of the Living Dead Part II - Jesse Wilson
Michael Kenworthy
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Chicago Comic Con [2011] - Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Return of the Living Dead - Spider
Miguel A. Núñez Jr. 
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Chicago Comic Con [2011] - Noah Hathaway


The NeverEnding Story - Atreyu
Noah Hathaway

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Chicago Comic Con [2011] - Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory





In no particular order:
(40th Anniversary - Cast of 5 Wonka Kids)
Peter Ostrum ... Charlie Bucket
Julie Dawn Cole ... Veruca Salt
Denise Nickerson ... Violet Beauregarde
Paris Themmen ... Mike Teevee
Michael Bollner ... Augustus Gloop

21 Questions: Samantha Kern [Producer/Writer]

Samantha Kern
Producer/Writer

“Zombies and Assholes” is the debut film for producer and Oklahoma native Samantha Kern, who is also an actor and writer.  She co-wrote the theatrical play “Yellow and Blue a Deadly Combination.”  She holds a post graduate certificate from The Guilford School of Acting (UK) and as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from The University of La Verne (Cum Laude).  She is currently producing the west coast premiere of “Take Me Out” at the Celebration Theater in Hollywood as well as a new timely documentary entitled “For Billy” which explores teen bullying and gay teen suicide.

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I am an independent filmmaker and writer. Currently I am working on a feature documentary exploring teen bullying and gay teen suicide titled FOR BILLY as well as a feature script titled CUTE KID.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
I always knew I would do something creative. My training and education is based in acting, which has really helped me to become a great writer. Producing is my passion and I have been blessed with the opportunity to produce amazing projects.

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
My parents. They are inspirational and set great examples of how it is possible to live your dream.

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
Quentin Tarantino- because he is incredible!

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
Helping and inspiring people to create art.

-Who inspires you?
My friends and family.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
In the past year I have transitioned into a real artist.

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
Chris Dallman- he is a Los Angeles based artist and performed in the documentary I am working on FOR BILLY. He should be famous!

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
Is it cheating if I say Zombies And Assholes? The best movie ever made, is not Highlander, but  Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.

-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
When my boyfriend Sean LoGrasso referred to us as filmmakers- I was really proud.

-Favorite Horror Film?- Shaun of the dead, because it was funny- I hate to be scared.


-Favorite Book?- Girl Interrupted
-Favorite Song? – Anything sung by Harry Connick Jr
-Favorite Film Character?- Mrs. Mia Wallace
-Favorite Film Composer?- James Horner
-Favorite Thing In Your Home?- Pillow
-Favorite First Pet?- Cinnamon and Lucy
-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?- I love coffee, but English Breakfast tea is awesome!
-Favorite Phrase?- Life is a Cabaret!
-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?- Any Mall

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be? 
“Make the Movie” (Mel Brooks)

21 Questions: Erin Marie Hogan [Actress]

Erin Marie Hogan
Katlin: Zombies And Assholes [2010]

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I am in a Cinemax television show called Femme Fatales.  My episode is episode 6 in the series, but for some reason DirectTV is under the impression I'm in all of them.... I am in talks about two features right now, and recently shot a PSA for the California Highway Patrol.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
I thought I'd be retired by now honestly, and I'm kind of bitter about it.

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
My parents have given me more support then I could ask for.  They've exhausted their savings, put me through college, and helped me out the entire way.  Luckily, they also instilled a sense of self discipline and drive in me.  No one can make it happen but me, but when I do I'm definitely fixing my parents house.

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
I want to work with the Tim Burton/Johnny Depp/Helena Bohnam Carter team.  So weird, so strange.  So awesome.

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
If anyone remembers me 100 years from now, I'll be cool.

-Who inspires you?
I have trouble with questions like these, because I attempt not to put people on a pedestal.  So many people do things that I find inspiring, but to pick one would probably make me feel bad about myself.

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
Well, one year ago I was getting a lot more hate mail.  I lived in a slightly smaller place, and I was working more, but making no money.  I was less bored, and I didn't have to pretend I was more awesome than I actually am.

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
Counting Bodies Like Sheep To The Rhythm Of War Drums - A Perfect Circle

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
I saw The Rite recently.  I really liked it.
I think everyone should see City Of God.  I realize it's in another language, and usually I can't handle subtitles, but it's so good I honestly forgot I was reading.  It's a beautiful, sad, happy, depressing and insightful movie..... I also realize I just described a documentary about giving birth, but it's not.

-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
I don't think I've had that moment yet, but when I do I'll let you know.

-Favorite Horror Film?
You know, it's hard for me to choose because I just like watching people being chased and/or killed.  It's much more interesting than people falling in love.  Requires more blocking.

-Favorite Book?
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  I'm a Potter Head.

-Favorite Song?
Right now?  Pricetag by Jessie J

-Favorite Film Character?
Marla Singer - Fight Club

-Favorite Film Composer?
Danny Elfman

-Favorite Thing In Your Home?
My dog, Tater Tot.

-Favorite First Pet?
Well I only had one first pet and I think it was my dads toy poodle Misty.

-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?

Tea, caffeine free.

-Favorite Phrase?
My favorite phrases are often inappropriate.

-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
I like to hide in stairwells.  I feel like we have a lot in common.

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
I used to say "You can be anything you want to be if you just put your mind to it."  But then I got older and realized teaching mediocrity and making promises that can't be fulfilled should really stop, so now I just say: "No one hands your career to you on a silver platter.  You have to work, and you have to try.  Luckily, if you've chosen the right career, it won't feel like work."

Erin Marie Hogan

21 Questions: Jacqui Holland [Actress]

Jacqui Holland
Sherry: Zombies And Assholes [2010]

-Tell us about your career and what you are currently working on or involved with?
I am an actress/film maker.  At the moment I am shooting a feature called "Teeth & Blood" where I play a bumbly rookie reporter, Crystal Forrester.  I am also in pre-production for a feature I wrote with my writing partner called "Hotel Arthritis," a comedy/horror all set in a retirement home.  We are scheduled to start shooting in late August, I play Kitty the activities directors, and am super excited to be working with Florence Henderson, Estelle Harris, and John Lehr.

-Is this what you thought you would be doing with your life, what was your first passion?
As a child I always wanted to be on camera.  I would host imaginary shows like 'National Clean Your Room Day' in my bedroom.  Although, I'm not as successful as I'd like to be quite yet, I'm pretty sure that creating worlds and acting them is the right path for me. 

-To whom do you credit your success to, who gives or gave you the most support?
I would credit my recent success to my boyfriend/business partner Jason Lockhart, and also my Aunt Robin who has always been very supportive. 

-If you could meet or work with [living or dead], who would that be and why?
I have always wanted to play Danny Devito's Daughter.  My father has a very strong resemblance to him, and I think Danny is super funny and talented. 

-What would you like to be remembered for 100 years from now?
Hmm, I'm not really sure, I really wanna make a mark on the world.  I think I'd like to make movies that really make people think.  I'm a little dark and twisted, and have a thing for psychological thrillers.

-Who inspires you?
Andy Warhol has totally been a huge inspiration for me, along with Marilyn Monroe.  I also love being around people who are very positive and big into the law of attraction. 

-How are things different today, than the same day 1 year ago?
Well, I guess the big difference is one year ago I thought of myself as more of just an actress.  But, today would call myself an Actress/Film Maker.  Also, my imdb has gotten significantly longer, shameless plug:  www.imdb.me/jacquiholland

-What is the last song you bought or listened to in your musical device?
Britney Spears, Dance Until The World Ends.  Luv that song!

-Last good film you had seen, and the best movie you would recommend to someone asking?
The last good film that I've seen was probably Black Swan, (I know...  I'm living in a vacuum).  I would recommend Shutter Island. 

-What is the single greatest moment in your life?
Hmmm, it's really hard to say.  The day I booked Desperate Housewives was pretty good.  Shooting My Best Friend's Girl was Kate Hudson was pretty awesome, and being chosen to read my Dare speech in front of my whole Middle school was pretty amazing.  But, I'd say it hasn't happened yet.

-Favorite Horror Film?
The Craft

-Favorite Book?
"Many Masters, Many Lives" by Brian Weiss

-Favorite Song?
Can't Get Enough - Black Eyed Peas

-Favorite Film Character?
Cher from Clueless

-Favorite Film Composer?
Scott Glasgow

-Favorite Thing In Your Home?
My hot pink croc leather couch

-Favorite First Pet?
Howie, the chocolate Lab

-Favorite Coffee Or Tea?
Coffee Bean ice blended vanilla

-Favorite Phrase?
Believe in the Universe

-Favorite Hiding Place [Not that we are looking]?
Love to mediate in the closet. 

-If you could tell someone something someone told you, "words to live by" what would that be?
"If you're not having fun, they're not having fun!"

HOT BITCHY CHICK demos her iPhone app "Pocket Ex-Girlfriend" from Jacqui Holland on Vimeo.