'Pay It Forward' screens in Brooklyn!
Just got word that Pay It Forward, a film I was lucky enough to be a part of awhile back is being screened at Nitehawk Cinema on May 18th! Not to be confused with the Kevin Spacey-Helen Hunt-Haley Joel Osment movie set in Las Vegas, our Pay It Forward is a silent short set in New York City. It was shot over the course of a single day, in and around East Harlem and the UES.
I play Gabby: a cold, homeless woman. My favorite part of the shoot was when I was mistaken for an actual homeless woman on the street by two separate pedestrians. One offered me an apple. To this gentleman I explained I wasn't actually homeless, and motioned to the camera that was pointing at us from fifty feet away with people behind it. Undeterred, he gave me the apple any way. It was from New England, he explained, and was a very special kind of apple. It was delicious. The other person to mistake me as actually homeless gave me a dollar. Obviously: I pocketed that.
PIF is showing along with several other shorts made by alumni of UCLA that evening, and I'm looking forward to seeing what else is on the bill. Please join us! You can find tickets here.