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New Headshots!

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I had new headshots taken by the incredibly talented, Melissa Blue.  Melissa has a great way of capturing the essence of your personality with her shots. She also is great at lighting, which really makes all the difference.  I couldn’t be more happy with the different looks she captured.  I posted a few of my favs, but what do you think?  Which one is your favorite?

To check out Melissa’s work or to schedule a session with her, visit: http://melissabluephoto.com/

I also want to thank Lilia Ultreras for the flawless make up.  The right make up in a headshot changes everything. Trust me, I’ve had my share of shots over the years. Lilia has an incredible eye and she is simply a pleasure to be around.

I’m so grateful to have worked with both of these ladies!

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“Alison’s Choice” Official Trailer

 

Check out the trailer for “Alison’s Choice”. Alison is a young teen who finds herself pregnant. As she embarks on a journey to decide whether or not to keep the baby, she meets a variety of characters who influence her one way or another.  I play Rita, a suburban housewife, who has her own story to tell.

“Alison’s Choice” is a powerful film and I’m proud to be a part of it.  To pick up your own copy of the film, visit http://alisonschoice.com/.

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Hello!

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I welcomed my 2nd daughter in June of 2014.  Being a mother to my two little girls has been by far my favorite role. I have loved deeply, laughed more, and slept less, but have been more fulfilled and happier since these little girls have entered my life. I’ve posted less, but I’ll be back posting about some of the projects. Thanks for following my journey.

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Screening of “Alison’s Choice”

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Cast and crew of the faith based film, “Alison’s Choice”

A Screening of “Alison’s Choice” was held on November 15, 2015 at Oneonta Congregational Church.  My husband, Lincoln, and I hosted the screening.  I contacted the local paper to get the word out and took to social media to promote the film and actors daily.  Director, Bruce Marchiano, and his social media team also worked to promote the screening. I wasn’t sure how many people would attend, and frankly I was a little nervous.  I had never hosted a film screening before. But the night of the screening the fellowship hall at the church quickly filled up.  People drove from as far as Riverside to see the film and meet Bruce. It was also great to see so many cast and crew members in attendance.  I hadn’t seen them since we filmed last January and it was great to catch up.

Our friend, Dave Schwend, popped popcorn and we offered light refreshments for all who attended.  Following the screening there was a Q&A with Bruce Marchiano and cast members Chanel Marriott, Britt Prentice, Amy Lyndon, Liz Randall and myself.  Bruce brought glossy 11×14 sized film posters and the cast and I autographed posters for all who attended. Overall the screening was a complete success and I walked away feeling exhilarated!   Thank you to all who attended!

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Q&A with the cast of Alison’s Choice

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ADR For “Alison’s Choice”

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Recording ADR on “Alison’s Choice” at Monkeyland Audio. Photo courtesy of Writer/Director, Bruce Marchiano.

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Photos from Day 3 of “Alison’s Choice”

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Actress Jennifer Keller taking direction from Bruce Marchiano. Photo credit: Eddie de la Rosa

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Actresses Megan Black, Bunny Gibson, Jennifer Keller and Chanel Marriott.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Writer/Director Bruce Marchiano, Producer Brandon Riley, Actress Jennifer Keller and Director of Photography Phillip Hurn.

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Photo from Day 2 of Alison’s Choice

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A quick pic from my 2nd day of filming “Alison’s Choice”.

 

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My Little Actress

My daughter, Everleigh, was cast in “Alison’s Choice”. It was such a joy to watch her working with lead actress, Chanel Marriott. Here are a few pictures from the shoot.

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Check out the Facebook page to get updates about this incredible film: https://www.facebook.com/alisonschoice or on Twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/alisonschoice

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“Alison’s Choice” Independent Feature Film Shoot: Day 1

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Behind the scenes photo of actresses Jennifer Keller and Chanel Marriott with writer/director Bruce Marchiano.

January 12th was a beautiful day.  It was the first day of filming for a faith-based independent feature film called “Alison’s Choice”.  My teeth were chattering as I arrived at 6:30am on set in Arcadia, CA. I was greeted by the second AD, Frederick Gourgue, who introduced to the make up artist, Kristen Castellano.  I enjoyed chatting over hot tea with our film’s star, Chanel Marriott.

I play Rita, a upscale mother of two, whose chance encounter with Alison influences her journey in the film.

“Alison’s Choice” writer/director, Bruce Marchiano, greeted everyone with a kind welcome and we jumped right into rehearsal and filming.  For me acting is always a mix of joy and fear.  I love my craft, but there is an element of vulnerability every time I step in front of the camera.  There is that little voice in the back of my head that says, “don’t blow it”.  And as I sat outside on that park bench with Chanel, my teeth chattering, I just had to tell that little voice to quiet down, to trust in the work I put into the character of Rita (as my favorite coach, Christinna Chancey, would remind me). One of the great things about working with Bruce on set is that he has a gift for encouragement. He has a kind word for everyone.  And surprisingly, most actors will agree that is a rare on sets. And so I breathed life into the character of Rita that day and trusted in Bruce’s direction.

It was a pleasure to work with both Bruce and Chanel on this scene.  I’ll be on pins and needles until I see the final product.

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Behind the scenes of “Alison’s Choice”. Photo Credit: Joth Riggs.

 

 

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Déjà vu

Over the weekend I attended a friend’s wedding at beautiful Villa del Sol d’Oro in Sierra Madre, CA.  As soon as I pulled in the driveway a wave of déjà vu washed over me.  I had been here before.  And then it hit me, I shot my first commercial at this location.   It was an American Express commercial and you can check it out here: 

Here I am standing in the spot where we shot:

http://instagram.com/p/Yb4Qpap64r/#

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“Abner, The Invisible Dog” is on IMDB

“Abner, The Invisible Dog” is on IMDB!  Check it out on my page:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2319926/

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News!

I booked a role in an Independent Feature Film!  I start on Sunday and shoot 6 days over the next week and a half.  I am very excited. Details will follow.  Keep checking back!

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Acting Reel

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Co-Star Audition

On Friday, I had an audition for a co-star role in a show on the CW.  This is my third co-star audition since signing with Clear Talent Group (thanks to Brianna and Nelson!).  On a side note, curious about what it means to audition for a co-star?  Read this post: https://jenniferkeller.wordpress.com/2012/09/07/co-star-audition/.

I’m going to keep the name of this show confidential so I can talk  in detail about the audition and my preparation for it.  Releasing information about a TV show, film or commercial that you, the actor, auditions for is a BIG “no, no”.   The Entertainment Industry prides itself in the element of surprise.

I checked my e-mail and read through the sides. The role was a “Pageant Mom” of a 7-year-old girl.  So how did I prepare for that?  I watched TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” online.  Seriously.  I’m not familiar with the world of kids pageants, and this might sound cliché,  but it gave me some new ideas for my character.

Afterwards I chose my outfit to get “in character” and practiced my lines. A lot of work for a couple of lines, but totally worth it!!  The whole process is very exciting for me.

The next day I arrived at the studio and checked in with security. Surprisingly, there were not any other actresses in the waiting room.  I actually like to see who else is auditioning for the role.  It gives me an idea of what the Casting Director might be looking for.

The Casting Associate  walked in and called my name. I was brought into a small audition room with a blue wall and a small camcorder.  Generally speaking, co-star roles are taped for the producers to watch. The role is then cast off the tape.  The Casting Associate asked me to give three different interpretations of the scene without stopping the camera in between takes.  That’s where your training comes in–I didn’t have time to stop and think about my delivery, I had to trust my instincts.

Overall, I felt like I gave three distinct interpretations for this character.  That’s all I can ask for.  Now, if I fit what casting is looking for, then I’ll get the role. But I know I left the studio feeling like I did my job well.

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“Short Term” Webisode Shoot

A friend of mine is an actor and producer of a webisode called “Short Term”.  “Short Term” is a web series that takes a comedic look at the day to day life at a Temp Agency.  On Thursday, my friend asked if I would be interested in shooting a co-star role for the series finale. The scene called for a family, so she also asked if my husband and toddler daughter would be interested in filming .  My husband is not pursuing a career in the business, but he is a real natural and was up for it.

The Saturday morning shoot went great.  The scene was very sweet, I am grateful to have been a part of it.  Though I have to say, I think my toddler stole the show.  She was so sweet.  She had a line, but in true toddler form, she added her own lines.  Everyone on set was smiling.  She did a great job.  And, for the record, so did my husband.

We’ll be very excited to see the finale.

If you haven’t watched “Short Term” yet, check it out at http://www.shortterm.tv/

Check out a photo from the shoot on Instagram:

 

 

 

 

 

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Co-Star Audition

Today I had a co-star audition for a new Fall TV Show called “Animal Practice”.  “Animal Practice” is a comedy about a Veterinarian who does not like his patients’ owners.  Check it out, it’s pretty funny.

First of all, let’s talk about what a co-star is.  I know the terms can be pretty confusing: co-star, guest-star, recurring, series regular…what does it all mean?  A co-star is a small role in one episode of a TV Show.  The size of a co-star role can vary from episode to episode.  Sometimes a co-star is in one scene, such as a nurse, secretary or cop, and has a line or two. A co-star can also be a supporting character to a series regular (a starring character who is seen in every episode) and may be in a couple different scenes with a line or two in each scene. And, according to Nelson at Clear Talent, can sometimes work up to a week on the whole episode.

For those of us actors who are just starting out in TV, the co-star role is a chance to get a foot in the door. Like any other profession, an actor has to work their way up the ladder by starting with co-star bookings, then guest star roles (meaning the storyline centers around that particular character, or they have a larger and more significant role in the script) and ideally recurring guest star and series regular roles.

Are there actors who climb the ladder quickly and after one booking find themselves auditioning for series regulars?  Of course.  But there are also actors who work regularly as guest stars and co-stars and have not been able to break into a series regular role. And there are actors all over LA just trying to get their foot in the door with auditions for co-star roles.

So, this was a big opportunity! Very exciting.

Back to the audition.  I was thrilled to receive the call from Clear Talent Group about this audition.  The first thing I did was read through the sides, which included 2 different scenes.   Next, I checked out the producers and director on IMDB so I would be familiar with their work and style. Lastly, I needed to become familiar with this new show so I would understand the tone of the scene and (very importantly) know who my character was talking to.  I easily found the pilot on Hulu and settled in to watch it.

As I wrote above, the show is funny.  It is a single camera comedy, from the producers of “The Office” and “Community”.  I know I’ll be watching for the next episode in 2 weeks!

Once I understood the tone of the show, I worked on my lines and (also very importantly) picked out my outfit.  I needed to make sure I chose something that fit the character.  Once “in costume”, I could continue the work to find this character.

The audition was at 10 am this morning for Lisa Miller Katz Casting. I was so afraid of morning traffic that I left super early and arrived with 25 minutes to spare.  It’s always better to be early!!  I found the casting office and signed in.  Of course, I had to look around the room at the other ladies auditioning.  I always look at what everyone else is wearing.   I guess I want to make sure my outfit choice was spot on. It was. Whew!

Before I knew it,  I was up.  My agent had already informed me that this audition would be on tape for producers. I met with the Casting Associate,  Sibby Kirchgessner.  I actually met Sibby several years ago when I worked as a Career Consultant at AIA Studios. It was nice to see her again.

Overall I thought the audition went well.  We did two takes on camera and I felt confident about that second take.

Thanks to Brianna and Nelson at Clear Talent Group for sending me out and to Lisa Miller Katz Casting for calling me in!

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“One Week” is on IMDB

“One Week” is on IMDB!  Check it out:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2319926/

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New Theatrical Representation

I am very excited to share that I am now represented by Brianna Barcus at Clear Talent Group for Television and Film!  I am looking forward to working with Brianna and am grateful for this new opportunity.

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“Wedding Day” at the Downtown Independent Theater

Jennifer with Director/Producer, Andre Gordon, and Producer Stephanie Drapeau

“Wedding Day” screened at Downtown Independent Theater on Saturday.  I attended to support this great film and to see friends from the project.  This is my second time seeing the film on the big screen.   Special thanks to my LA based friends who joined me for the screening!

“Wedding Day” may be available on Netflix in the future.  Keep checking back for details.

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See “Wedding Day” The Feature Film TONIGHT!

Want to see “Wedding Day”? If you live in LA, now is your chance!!  See is TONIGHT, Saturday April 21st at 7 pm. The film is screening at:

Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(http://www.downtownindependent.com/)

TICKETS: $10

“Wedding Day” follows 2 couples getting married as the best day of their lives becomes their worst nightmares.

Starring David Koechner, C Thomas Howell, Stephanie Drapeau, Jennifer Keller, Andre Gordon, Brandon Molale, Sean Field, Kate Siegel and James Lyons

Check out the trailer

I play one of the two brides getting married in the film, opposite Brandon Molale.  Hope you can join me tonight!

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Two More Days to Help “One Week”

Only 2 days left and we are still trying to raise money for post-production costs. Pretty please help us out, every little bit counts: http://www.indiegogo.com/oneweek

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The “One Week” Indie Go Go Campaign

We reached our minimum goal!  We are grateful to our supporters. Thank you for believing in us and in this project!

We are still trying to raise $500 for post-production costs, which include editing, reproduction, distribution, marketing and fees for submitting to film festivals .

If you haven’t already, please consider helping us with this film. You will forever be attached to a piece of movie magic.

And to those who have already helped us, thank you again!

To learn more, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/oneweek

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Press from the “Wedding Day” Premiere

 

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“One Week” Short Film and Fundraising Campaign

“One Week” is a romantic comedy that gives an honest look into the dishonest world of online dating. We follow Jill, a woman who wants love, but will settle for a date in a hurry just to keep up appearances for her family. However, some things aren’t meant to be rushed. She soon finds herself in surprising situations, which leads her to new insights about life and love.

Starring: Jennifer Keller, Brad Carter, Ryan Dobson, Debra Lynn Hull, and Jennifer Jarrett.

Directed by: Thomas D. Moser

PLEASE HELP US MAKE THIS MOVIE!!

In order to make this short film, we need between $1000-$1500 to get started.  Want to help? Visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/oneweek

Wondering what we’re going to do with it?

  • Studio Lighting Rental will cost roughly $200-$250 a day
  • A Sound Technician will cost roughly $300-$400
  • Cast/Crew lunch/drinks/snacks will cost roughly $200 a day

We understand that you may not be able to contribute to our campaign financially, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help!  Please spread the word about our film on Facebook and Twitter. Post a link to our Indie Go Go Campaign on your site.  And “like” us on Facebook so we can keep you up to date with our project.

Thanks so much for your help and support!

Jennifer

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“Wedding Day” Film Review

 

 

The first review for “Wedding Day” is IN:

http://thescoopla.com/4550/wedding-day

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On the Red Carpet at the Premiere of “Wedding Day”

An official photograph of Jennifer Keller at the Premiere of "Wedding Day"
Photo Credit: Jeff Knight

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“Wedding Day” Film Premiere

The “Wedding Day” Film Premiere and Red Carpet Event was Monday night!  It was such an exciting night.  “Wedding Day” is an Independent Feature Film that I worked on in 2010 and 2011. I have worked on a number of short films in the past few years, but this is my first leading role in a full length feature film.  This was a big night for me.

I bought a new dress from White House/Black Market for the event.  I spend an hour getting ready, making sure my hair and make up looked just right. And finally, I was ready to drive into Hollywood for the Premiere.

When I arrived I was escorted to the red carpet and was photographed by about 10 different photographers.  Next I was interviewed about the film.  Afterwards I was able to catch up with the cast  and directors of “Wedding Day” in the lobby, many of which I haven’t seen since we first started filming in 2010.  To learn more about the cast, visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562918/.

After all the actors walked the red carpet and were interviewed, we were escorted into the screening room to watch the film  It looked great!  There will be a limited theatrical release soon. Keep checking back for details.

Check out a few  personal photos from the event:

Jennifer Keller and Brandon Molale at the Premiere of “Wedding Day”. Jennifer plays “Brooke” who is engaged to marry “Cody”, played by Brandon.

Jennifer with director, Dale Fabrigar

Jennifer with Director/Producer, Andre Gordon, and Producer Stephanie Drapeau

For more photos, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Keller/112446636168

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Wedding Day Feature Film

Check out the new website for “Wedding Day”: http://weddingdaymovie.net/index.html. I play Brooke Mason, one of two brides getting married in the film.

Also, please “like” the film on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wedding-Day-The-Feature-Film/317164059449

Release dates have not been announced yet. Keep checking back for updates

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Jennifer in a National Commercial

Its wild to think this year has flown by so quickly!  This time last year I was very pregnant and featured in this Barnes and Noble NOOKcolor  “Love of Reading”  National Commercial:

Happy Holidays!

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Filming!

On December 5th and 6th I worked on a “hush, hush” Independent Film.   It was great to work on such a professional project.  My scenes were rich with possibilities and gave me a lot to play with.  I worked with a wonderful director and my fellow cast members were top-notch actors. And I had my own star-wagon trailer, how can you go wrong with that?

It is a lucky day when I have the opportunity to act on-screen.  All the auditions, the driving all over LA, the ups and downs of the Industry are worth it when I’m actually on set….doing the work….doing what I love.

More information coming soon. Keep checking back.

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Commercial CALLBACK!

Friday I had a commercial callback for Joe Blake Casting.  The callback was in Santa Monica, but at a different location than the original audition.

It was a misty and cool day in Los Angeles, but lucky for me, traffic on the 405 was moving!  I arrived in record time, and with 15 minutes to spare.  There wasn’t any parking near the audition location. But luckily I found a spot a block away.

When I arrived, the casting associate from the other day, Nicholas, was there.  I greeted him as I signed in.  Two other women were there when I arrived, and soon after 3 more showed up.  I was the only blonde in that group.

We were told that the audition would be the same as the other day.  I was the second person to audition.

I greeted the clients and the director as I walked in. Nicholas called action and gave my audition.  And I felt really good about it.

The funny thing about auditions, you can give the best audition of your life and if you don’t have the right look the client wants, then you won’t be cast.  Similarly, you can have a so/so audition, but if you have the look, you’ll get the part.  For that reason, I tried to let auditions “run off my back like water”. I can’t dwell on them, I can’t think about what I could or couldn’t have done in the room.  I just have to trust that I did my job, and I did it well.

Special thanks to my wonderful agents at Commercials Unlimited for submitting me and to Joe Blake for the callback!

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New Headshots for Jennifer

Last week I shot new photos with David Muller and I couldn’t be happier with the results.  With David’s eye for photography and amazing lighting combined with the awesome work of the make up artist, Kate Hollinshead,  I was able to achieve a variety of looks.

Here are a couple of my favorite shots. To view more of my new headshots, click on the “Headshots” Link at the top of the page.

Thanks!

Jennifer

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Headshot Session with David Muller

A sneak peak of Jennifer Keller's headshot session

 

On Monday I had new headshots taken by photographer, David Muller.   In 2009, I shot with David and was really happy with my photos, so I scheduled with him again this time around.  I was specifically targeting several looks with this shoot: “Young Commercial Mom”, “Quirky Commercial Mom”, “Jeep Mom” (notice a theme?), a good dramatic look, a “Senator’s Wife” and a character from “MadMen”.  It’s amazing how you can change a look by adding glasses, jewelry and a change of background. I was able to achieve all these looks that way.

The shoot went really well. David is a gifted photographer.  I also scheduled with make-up artist, Kate, who not only did my make up in 2009, but also for the Tidy Cat Commercial I worked on in 2008.  She is one of the best around and I was thrilled with her work.

I will post photos online as soon as possible.

 

Jennifer Keller at the whole team: Photographer, David, Make-up Artist, Kate, and her sweet little one

 

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Jennifer on the Red Carpet

On Thursday night I attended “Noche Flamenca” a Red Carpet and Cocktail Event.  My friend, Sandra Payne, wrote a film called “Solo Duet” which is a part of ” Girls Girls Girls”, a Film feature project that has all women directors, writers, producers, DPs and more.  The trailer for “Solo Duet” was also shown. The event took place at D’Cache Restaurant in Toluca Lake, CA and included a flamenco performance by Timo Nunez, star of “Solo Duet”.

Last year Sandra gathered 5 of her Industry friends, including myself, and started a Networking Group.  These amazing  ladies and I are now friends and we meet up every other month or so.  Here is a photo of 4 of us with Sandra at the Premiere.

 

Jennifer on the Red Carpet with Emily Churchill, Heather Horton, Sandra Payne and Tiffany Price

 

Want to know more about these awesome ladies? Find them on my Twitter Page and follow them: http://twitter.com/JenniferKeller1

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Jennifer in a Tidy Cat Litter Commercial

If you haven’t spotted the Tidy Cat litter Commercial that I am blessed enough to be a part of, check it out now:

 

 

 

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Photos from the Barnes and Noble Commercial Shoot

On October 21, 2010 I filmed a Barnes and Noble National Commercial.  The product: the new Nookcolor E-reader. Since the commercial is now airing nationally, I wanted to post a couple of photos from set:

The "Waiting Room" actors

 

The commercial shot at an abandoned hospital in North Hollywood.  Apparently the hit TV show, Scrubs, once shot at this same location.

And here is a photo of me looking very much like a “Waiting Room Pregnant Lady”:

No, that is not a fake bump! Jennifer Keller is 7 1/2 months pregnant in this commercial

 

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Jennifer in a New National Commercial

Check out the new “Love of Reading” Commercial for Nookcolor by Barnes and Noble:

 

A certain blonde in a pink shirt should look very familiar ;  )

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Commercial Audition at Shane Casting

Today I had a commercial audition for Shane Casting.  This is my first time auditioning for this office.  I am always excited to audition for a new casting director!

Today’s spot was for Hallmark.   I arrived at the casting facility at 660 Santa Monica for my 1 1:00 AM audition 10 minutes early.  I signed in and didn’t have to wait long for my turn to audition.

I met the Casting Associate, Ian, who gave the instructions for the audition. I remembered him from an audition had earlier this year.  He is very nice.

Thanks to Shane Casting for calling me in to audition for the first time!

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National Commercial Shoot

Today I shot a National Commercial.  What a neat experience!  It was a cold and rainy in Los Angeles, CA and lucky for me the shoot was in the Valley and I didn’t have a long drive.

I arrived early to fill out my paperwork, and had a little downtime before hair and make up.  So I was able to chat it up with the other 2 actors who had been cast in the commercial.

Then off to hair and make up.  I was given a really natural look with light make up.

Once on set, the fun began.

The commercial is due to air sometime in the next few weeks.  Once it does, I will post photos from the shoot.

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National Commercial Booking for Jennifer!

Super exciting news!   I BOOKED A NATIONAL COMMERCIAL!   This commercial is for a new product, so I signed a confidentiality agreement saying I cannot talk about the product or parent company until the commercial begins to air. It shoots later this week.

This is my fourth commercial booking and third national commercial.  I feel very blessed.  Special thanks my agent Randi at CU for submitting me!

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Tidy Cat Litter Commercial

Exciting news!  My Tidy Cat Litter Commercial has been renewed for another 13 weeks!  Look for me sitting on a big yellow chair with two cats.

And keep your eyes peeled for my Tidy Cat Litter Print Ad in this month’s People Magazine!

 

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Last Day of Filming “Wedding Day”

On Sunday we finished shooting “Wedding Day”, an indie feature film.  “Wedding Day” is a multi-character and storyline feature in the vein of “Valentine’s Day” that centers around 2 couples getting married and the catering company hired for both weddings.

I play Brooke Mason, a bride-to-be from an affluent family.   We shot the scene between Brooke and her Therapist (Tom Tangen).

Here are a couple of photos from the shoot:

Actress Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Tom Tangen (Therapist) in between takes

Jennifer Keller with director Andre Gordon and fellow producers Natalie Howe and Stephanie Drapeau

Part of the cast and the entire crew of "Wedding Day" on the last day of filming

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“Wedding Day” Reshoot

Today was re-shot the opening scene in “Wedding Day”.  In this scene the audience is introduced to Brooke and Cody (played by Brandon Molale) the morning of their wedding.   We also shot a scene where Brooke is on the phone with the catering company.

Here I am on set with Brandon Molale:

Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Brandon Molale (Cody) shooting the opening scene in the feature film, "Wedding Day"

To learn more about he project and the cast visit IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562918/

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Third Day of Filming for “Wedding Day”

On Friday I completed Day Three of filming the independent feature film “Wedding Day”.  “Wedding Day” is a multi-character and storyline feature in the vein of “Valentine’s Day” that centers around 2 couples getting married and the catering company hired for both weddings.

I play Brooke Mason, a bride-to-be from an affluent family.   Today we shot Brooke and Cody’s (played by Brandon Molale) wedding ceremony at Oneonta Congregational Church in South Pasadena, CA.  We also shot a scene between Brooke and the Mason family, which takes place right before the wedding ceremony is scheduled to start.

Here are a couple of photos from the shoot today:

Jennifer Keller, as Brooke, and the wedding party

Jennifer Keller, as Brooke, and the wedding party

Jennifer Keller, as Brooke, and her bridesmaids in the feature film, "Wedding Day"

Jennifer Keller, as Brooke Mason in "Wedding Day", and the Mason Family

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Second Day of Filming for “Wedding Day”

Today I completed Day Two of filming the indie feature film “Wedding Day”.    I play one of two brides getting married in the film.  In this scene my character,  Brooke Mason, is leaning on her college sorority sister, Beverly (played by Natalie Howe) to coordinate her wedding.  Brooke has stopped by the  reception location to speak with Beverly.

Here I am on set with my co-star:

Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Natalie Howe (Beverly) after shooting their scene in "Wedding Day

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“Wedding Day” Changes

There have been some cast changes in “Wedding Day”.  I have learned that Daniel Long, who plays my fiance Cody, has stepped away from the project.  The new Cody is  Brandon Molale, known for his roles in” Dodgeball” and “Mr. Deeds”.  I will be meeting Brandon Molale on Friday for our Wedding scenes.

To learn more about he project and the cast visit IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562918/

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First Day of Filming for “Wedding Day”

Yesterday I completed Day One of filming the feature film “Wedding Day”.  “Wedding Day” is a multi-character and storyline feature in the vein of “Crash” that centers around 2 couples getting married and the catering company hired for both weddings.

I play Brooke Mason, a bride-to-be from an affluent family.  Today we shot the opening scene where the audience is introduced to Brooke and Cody (played by Daniel Long)the morning of their wedding.

Here I am on set with my co-star:

Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Daniel Long (Cody) shooting the opening scene in the feature film, “Wedding Day”

Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Daniel Long (Cody) in between shots

To learn more about he project and the cast visit IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562918/

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Wedding Day Filming

Filming for “Wedding Day” the feature film is gearing up to start on July 8th.  Day One of filming starts with the scenes between my character Brooke and her fiance Cody.  Today I coached with Christinna Chauncey.  I have been studying with Christinna for over a year and I really respect her.  I felt great about the work that we did today and I look forward to the big shoot on Thursday.

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Find Jennifer on Twitter

If you are a Twitter Fan, look me up:  http://twitter.com/JenniferKeller1 .  I tweet about everything from auditions to whatever life throws my way.

~  Jennifer

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Location Scouting for “Wedding Day”

Today I went location scouting with the team of “Wedding Day”, a SAG indie feature with celebrity cast members and distribution already in place.  Specifically, we scouted locations at Oneonta Congregational Church.  We are scouting the church and other buildings on campus for the wedding scene with my character Brooke and fiance Cody, as well as the majority of scenes for our celebrity actor.

I knew Oneonta would be a perfect location, so I was excited to give a tour of the church to the Wedding Day team.  And sure enough, they loved it as well.  Check out our facebook page for photos:

http://tinyurl.com/Wedding-DayFilm

Our shoot date has been bumped back several months, but we are gearing up to film in July.  Keep checking back for details.

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Three Auditions on Thursday

Wow!  What a day.  Today I had three auditions.  Lucky me!

First  I had a commercial audition at Ross Lacy Casting.  Today’s product was Olive Garden.  The attire: casual with a white button down shirt.  I arrived at 200 S. La Brea and signed in for my audition.  I read the sides and really liked the character.  Good audition!

Next I drove over to CAZT to audition for a webisode called “Insatiable”, which was described as “Twilight meets Twin Peaks”.  I auditioned for the role of Abby, a superficial, small town real estate agent with an agenda.

Lastly I had an audition at Big House Casting in Studio City for an indie film.  I auditioned for the role of Carol, a sweet, pregnant wife.  The only lovable character in a dysfunctional family.

Thanks to each Casting Director for the audition.

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Sleep Lab

Tuesday I filmed “Sleep Lab”, a new pilot presentation.  A pilot presentation is a proposed TV show that will be optioned to Networks upon completion.  The pilot presentation gives a general idea of the look and feel of the proposed show.

“Sleep Lab” centers around the doctors, employees and patients at a California Sleep Clinic.  I play Kim, a “goodie two shoes” who is an excellent sales person and always gets the full amount due from the insurance company.  The location: a property in Llano, CA, which is almost 2 hours outside of Los Angeles.  The scene: the three insurance collectors are collecting the premiums due from the insurance companies.

Here I am on set:

Jennifer Keller and the other Insurance Collectors in a new Pilot Presenation "Sleep Lab"

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Commercial Audition at Broad Cast

Today my commercial agent, Randi, called me to say that casting had requested me for a Sears Commercial in one hour.  She asked if I could make it.  I was thrilled!  Of course I can make it.  I knew it would be tight,  but I jumped in the shower right away.  I got ready really quick, and did most of my make up in the car at red lights, but I made it in time!

Today’s audition was for Dan Cowan at Broad Cast.  Dan is a great casting director who calls me in often and has even booked me.  I am happy to get a call from his office any time.  The attire was casual young mom so I wore jeans and a Tiffany blue cardigan.

The audition was a non-dialogue spot.  It was quick but fun.

Special thanks to Dan Cowan for the audition today!

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Audition at Sanford Casting

I am very excited!  Today I had an audition for Michael Sanford Casting. I first met Michael about almost 2 years ago at a workshop and then saw him again last fall at AIA Studios.   And today he invited me to audition for the first time!

Today’s audition was for an HBO promo for True Blood.  The attire: Conservative Midwest Woman. They said they were not looking for “model types”, so I wore light make up and pulled my hair back.  I also wore my glasses to the audition.

I arrived at the casting office a couple minutes early wearing a conservative cardigan and skirt with pearl earrings and flats.  I read the character description and the information for the scene.  When it was my turn, I was paired with a guy who was to play my husband. The Casting Associate walked us through what they were looking for.  He told me to “lose the glasses”, which I did.

During the audition, Michael walked in the room, it was nice to be able to say hello.

It was so nice to audition at Sanford Casting.  Special thanks to Michael Sanford for the opportunity!!

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New Acting Reel

An acting reel is a collection of scenes from different project an actor has worked on.  Here is my newly updated acting reel, which includes scenes from “Milk” – a NYFA Thesis Film, “A Simple Conversation” – an AFI Film, “Cavemen Crib Party” – a webisode, and 2 national commercials.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  I hope you enjoy it.

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Commercial Audition

Today I had a commercial audition for Gabrielle Schary Casting.  This is my first time auditioning for this office.  I am always excited to audition for a new casting director!

Today’s spot was for a Lash Appeal.   I arrived at the casting facility at 2601 Ocean Park Blvd for my 5:50 PM audition 20 minutes early.  You never know what traffic is going to look like on the 405 at rush hour, so I wanted to give myself plenty of time.  Lucky for me, the roads were pretty clear. I’ll have to remember this day, clear roads on the 405 do not happen very often.

When I arrived at the casting facility there were a number of girls of all types and looks waiting in the lobby.  I signed in and waited my turn to audition.  The commercial was a non-dialogue spot and was a really cute.

Thanks Gabrielle Schary for calling me to audition for the first time!  Hope to audition for you again.

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New IMDB Credit!

Today I found out that ”A Simple Conversation”  has been posted on IMDB.  “A Simple Conversation” is a really great AFI Film that I shot last fall.

Check out my IMDB page at  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2641302/.   Not all short films are posted on IMDB, so a lot of projects that I have worked on are not listed, which is why I am excited that “A Simple Conversation” has been updated!

Thanks for checking it out!

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Co-Star Audition for Jennifer

Today I had at TV co-star audition!  I was called in for the role of  a victim in a new episode of “Criminal Minds”.  Last fall I met Erica Silverman, the Casting  Associate for “Criminal Minds” at April Webster Casting, at a workshop at AIA Studios.  This is the second time she has called me in for an audition!

I prepared the sides and arrived at the casting office 15 minutes before my audition.  There were a number of young women my age who were called in for the role.  I walked by a couple of girls leaving as I walked onto the studio lot and a couple of girls arrived after me.

Erica walked into the waiting room to check off the next name on the list.  She recognized me and even gave me a hug.  I have to say Erica is such a sweet, bubbly person.  She makes everyone feel at ease.

This audition was for producers, meaning in addition to the casting director being in the room, two producers for the show were also there for the audition, as well as the writer of the episode.  Everyone was friendly when I walked in.

The audition was quick.  One take and it was over.  No notes or redirects.  I thanked everyone for inviting me in and left the lot.

What a thrill.  Thank you Erica Silverman so much for the opportunity to audition for you.  It was such a treat!

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Exciting Audition News!

I have been invited to audition for a TV co-star role on “Criminal Minds”!  I met Erica Silverman, Casting Associate for April Webster Casting, at a workshop last year and she called me in for today.  Keep me in your thoughts Wednesday afternoon and check back for a full report.  Thank you Erica for the audition!

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“Wedding Day” Film Rehearsal

Today I had a rehearsal for “Wedding Day”, an indie film I am working on.  “Wedding Day” is a SAG feature with celebrity cast members and distribution already in place.

I play Brooke Mason, one of two brides who is getting married in the film.  This morning we worked on two scenes in the script.  First we worked on a scene between my character, Brooke, and the Mason family which takes place before the wedding ceremony.  Next we rehearsed a scene between Brooke and her wedding planner, Beverly Blessing (played by Natalie Howe).

I am really excited to start filming over the summer!  Check out my IMDB page for more info on the film: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2641302/ and enjoy a photo from the rehearsal.

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