Friday, September 24, 2010

Beauty In Film...

Last weekend I was in NYC for the Urban World Film Festival, and I had the pleasure of doing makeup for two of the actresses and the  director of  "I Will Follow".  It was a beautiful time... Of course being in NYC is great all on its own. But it was great to do makeup on three different women who played different parts/roles in the making of this beautiful film. Ava DuVernay, the writer, director , and producer of this great film was great to work with. She was asking for a quick 10 minute makeup because she was busy trying to organize the red carpet for the screening of the film that night as well as she wanted to make sure that the two actresses had plenty of time to get pretty for the night. Love that! This is Ava's first film. Then there was Michole White, a vetern actress who has a phenominal performance in the movie. She was going for a natural look for the night for the screening. And I loved the red dress that she was wearing. And then there was Salli...Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Salli was going for a glamourous look. And she should have, she is the star of the show. This is Salli's first leading role in a film, so this was a special night for her as well. Salli did her own brows before I arrived at her hotel room because she is very particular about her them. We all have our one thing that we like to do on our own when having our makeup done. For me, its normally brows as well and sometimes liner. When it was all over, everyone looked very beautiful.  I missed the red carpet, but arrived in time for the screening.  Boy was I in for a treat.  What a wonderful film. Here is my review on the "I Will Follow" Facebook fan page: " What a "breath of fresh air"! I Will Follow is a beautiful movie in so many ways. A well written script of a story told from the heart. Actually, the best film I've seen all year. I connected wth the story and the characters right away. I love indie films and indie filmmakers and Ava's passion for what she does is truly evident in the outcome of her efforts in making this great work. So inspiring!!! I can't wait to see I WIll Follow in theatres soon."---Janice T.

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