Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

I wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope you will have many adventures, success and happiness in 2015.

I look back at my last year wishes right now. Yes, I finished my PhD and now just waiting for the new job.

Let's see what is coming next for me and this blog.

Fulfilling a Lovely Kathryn Blog tradition, a view back on Kathryn's 2014.


  • 12.: Blood from a Stoner screening and Q&A - Anthology Film Archives on East 2nd Street in Manhattan - 6 pm
  • 12.02.-18.04.: Ode to Joy at Rattlestick Theatre, NY 
  • 27.: Opening Night of  Ode to Joy
  • 07.: The Artie Lange Show 
  • 04.: Lucille Lortel Awards
  • 06.: Witness for Women’s Equality, 7 pm
  • 13.: Reading Utterly Changed by Nicole Burdette at Dorset Theatre Festival, 7 pm
  • 28.: Filming Kill for Me in Albany, Amsterdam, Mt McGregor and Amsterico, NY (shooting: 7/15 to 8/10)
  • 09.: Reading Utterly Changed by Nicole Burdette at Dorset Theatre Festival, 3 pm
  • 18.08.: visiting Rhode Island International Film Festival and supporting Michele Noble's Journey 4 Artists
  • 16.: Worst Friends available on all platforms
  • 6.: Airing of Last Week Tonight: Civil Forfeiture - ‘Law & Order: Civil Asset Forfeiture Unit’
  • 4.: DVD release of Worst Friends
  • 15.: The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival, reading Act III of Eugene O’Neill’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece Long Day's Journey Into Night at Christ Church Sanctuary, 7 pm

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

My Love from Ground Zero Review

A few days ago I got an email of Matt Cohan with the chance to watch Love from Ground Zero in a pre-screening for a review here at Lovely Kathryn.
I was very honored and said yes. I always wanted to see this Kathryn movie. Now with the re-release of the movie everyone can get her and his hands on a copy.

Always when I thought about this movie and especially the title, I thought it is somehow related to 9/11. But you need to keep in mind that the movie was made in 1998. The explanation of the title will be solved within the 102 minutes of the road movie at a very interesting location.

We follow Eric (Simon Baker), Sam (Jacqueline McKenzie), Walter (Pruitt Taylor Vince) and their yellow station wagon from New York City to the University of Montana. Their friend/husband Henry (the beautiful voice of Sam Roberts) died after a short illness and the three strangers follow Henry's way west he made in colleague as freshman over 10 years ago. They have four postcards as lead. Within the 3,5 days of the ride Eric, Sam and Walter bond, fight, love, cry, dance and meet friends and family of Henry.

I really liked how the movie makers include Henry to Eric, Sam and Walter and make the quartet complete. We hear him read the postcards. We see old super 8 video sequences with a yellow touch of the landscape filmed out of a running car. First I felt odd to see this, but subtracting 10 years from 1998 sent us to the late Eighties with no HD cell phone cameras near and far.

The music is great. A good mix of funk and sing a song style.

On the down side there is an odd focus on people peeing and sleeping outside. We get the mandatory eagle flying over high mountains. Plus ugly wardrobe of all characters. Example: Sam's underwear and Walter's astro shirt. I bet the makers want to tell us something through the closes, but I don't get it yet.

Kathryn appears at 1:06. I knew Kathryn has beautiful eyes, but it is breathtaking how good this movie focus on them. She has a few truths for the main characters they have to deal with.

The movie has several really powerful lines, a funny Moon town and great landscape filming which make it worth to watch. Plus it is a part to complete your Kathryn's Movie collection.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pre-Order Love from Ground Zero

The maker of the movie are excited to announce Love from Ground Zero will be out on DVD and exclusive digital 12/16/14. DVD preorders are now available and region free! Preorder now for $21.99 + shipping before the holidays! LFGZ Store

The Limited Edition “Love From Ground Zero” DVD

Signed by the Director, Stephen Grynberg

The first 25 U.S. preorders will receive a FREE  11×17 poster.
Also available on select digital retailers Dec. 16th.
Available only while supplies last.  Shipping costs and times may vary.
Matt Cohen sent me the Press Release:


LOS ANGELES, CA, November 25, 2014: SCENIC OVERLOOK and Director Stephen Grynberg are set to release the HD re-mastered Director’s Cut of the 1998 film ‘Love From Ground Zero’ in digital and on DVD Tuesday, December 16th via Limited Edition DVD (region free) preorders of Love From Ground Zero are available today, November 25th exclusively at and will be signed by director, Stephen Grynberg. The film stars SIMON BAKER (“The Mentalist, “The Guardian), in his first leading role in a feature film, Emmy Award Winner PRUITT TAYLOR VINCE (JFK, “Murder One”), JACQUELINE MCKENZIE (“Deep Blue Sea,” “The 4400”), KATHRYN ERBE (“Law & Order,” “What About Bob?”), and the late, JAMES GAMMON (“Major League,” “Cool Hand Luke”). Love From Ground Zero marked the feature film debut of award winning director STEPHEN GRYNBERG ( “A Live Ascending”) and features the striking cinematography of Oscar-winning Director of Photography MAURO FIORE (“Avatar” ) as he captures the majesty of a timeless America set against a stunning original acoustic score by American music legend and Grammy Award Winner, JOHN MCEUEN, a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Love From Ground Zero follows three strangers (Simon Baker, Jacqueline McKenzie, and Pruitt Taylor Vince) across the back roads of America with the ashes of a mutual friend. Using a series of old postcards as a road map, the threesome drive from New York to Montana retracing their friend’s journey “out west” years before. As they try to make sense of the untimely death, they are forced to face the realities in their own lives that have brought them down this unpredictable road. 



Matt Cohen | Ptarmigan Films

Official Website:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Who to See at First Person Arts Festival 2014: Kathryn Erbe, Marcus Samuelsson, Ira Glass and More

Kathryn Erbe, Marcus Samuelsson, and Ira Glass will appear at the First Person Arts Festival.
Kathryn Erbe, Marcus Samuelsson, and Ira Glass will appear at the First Person Arts Festival.

The First Person Arts Festival marks its 13th year next week, and it features a star-studded lineup. The festival runs Tuesday, November 4th through Saturday, November 15th and includes celebrity chefs, TV stars and a live edition of the First Person Arts podcast.

Kick off the festival by spending the night of Tuesday, November 4th, with Marcus Samuelsson, the star of Top Chef Masters and ABC’s The Taste. Celebri-chef Samuelsson will prepare a meal from his new cookbook Marcus Off Duty with the help of local Top Chef competitor Jen Carroll. Tickets for the 7:00 p.m. dinner are $150 and include access to a special book signing.

If you've recently thought, "Wow, I could really go for a sex-themed variety show starring two awesome female comedians," well, First Person Arts has totally been reading your diary. Comedy Central's Margot Leitman and MTV and VH1's Giulia Rozzi will tell their sexiest "Stripped Stories" onstage Saturday, November 8th, at Underground Arts. Doors open at 9 p.m.. Live music will be provided by Philly's Johnny Showcase, and tickets are just $22.

Storyteller, author, comedian, and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax is bringing her one-woman-show Ruby Wax: Sane New World on tour, stopping at the FPA Fest on Thursday, November 13th. Based on her best-selling book Sane New World: A User's Guide to the Normal-Crazy Mind (a copy of which is included with your $35 ticket) the 9 p.m. show combines humor with Wax's Oxford University Masters degree in cognitive therapy.

Attention all Law and Order: Criminal Intent binge-watchers: Detective Alex Eames, a.k.a Kathryn Erbe, will join The Good Wife's Zach Grenier and Alex Morf for a one-night-only dramatic reading of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into NightThis semi-autobiographical tale of a family's struggle with addiction is part of Outside the Wire's Addiction Performance Project. The free reading is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 15th, at the Christ Church Sanctuary and features a post-performance discussion of addiction.

Let the storytelling continue when Earth Wind & Fire lead singer and eight-time Grammy winner Philip Bailey shares tales from his memoir Shining Star: Braving the Elements of Earth Wind & Fire. A truly behind-the-scenes look at the legendary group, music icon Bailey will be interviewed by WDAS' Patty Jackson about his amazing journey. The $40 ticketed event begins Saturday, November 15th, at 8 p.m. at Mother Bethel AME Church.

Also on Saturday, November 15th, the inimitable Ira Glass takes the Merriam Theater stage at 8 p.m. to talk broadcast journalism, what makes a good story, and more. The creator of This American Life will mix stories with pre-taped quotes and music in order to recreate the sound of the show for the live audience. Tickets range from $28-$125.

For ticketing, information about these events and a full calendar of the First Person Arts Festival, visit

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Worst Friends

Worst Friends is now available - e.g.: amazon

Actors: Kathryn Erbe, Kristen Connolly, Cody Horn, Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, Larry Fessenden
Directors: Ralph Arend
Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.) 
Number of discs:
Studio: Level 33 Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2014
Run Time: 76 minutes

Thursday, October 30, 2014

13th Annual First Person Arts Festival Brings Headliners Zach Grenier, Kathryn Erbe, & More

By | on October 28, 2014 | Geekadelphia

Ah, the First Person Arts Festival. I love this time of year, when the city celebrates the art of storytelling at venues all around… well, the city.

This year’s First Person Arts Festival is the 13th one, and that number definitely doesn’t make it unlucky. Looking at the list of storytellers, it’s going to be one amazing week. Guests this year includes Zach Grenier (The Good Wife), Kathryn Erbe (Law and Order), Marcus Samuelsson, and celebrated playwright Dael Orlandersmith as headliners.

The festival will also bring a number of their hit events back, including Stripped Stories, First Person Arts RAW, and of course, the First Person Arts Grand Slam.

Get excited! Tickets should be on sale soon, so keep an eye on the First Person Arts website for details.

The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival
November 4-15, 2014

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Love From Ground Zero

Love From Ground Zero HD remaster coming January 2015

The twitter account of  Love From Ground Zero is very active again. They announced that the movie made back in 1998 and starring Kathryn Erbe, Simon Baker, Jacqueline McKenzie and Pruitt Taylor-Vince will be available next year.

Visit their homepage.

Friday, October 10, 2014

News to Long Day's Journey

Long Day's Journey

First Person Arts

Presented by Outside the Wire

DATE Saturday, Nov. 15
TIME Doors at 6PM, Show at 7PM
LOCATION Christ Church Sanctuary
COST FREE (Register at the "Buy" link above)

Kathryn Erbe (Law and Order: Criminal Intent), Zach Grenier (The Good Wife), and Alex Morf (The Good Wife, Broadway) star in a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O’Neill’s semi-autobiographical masterpiece, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, which presents a bold and intimate portrait of a family struggling under the weight of addiction.

The reading is followed by an invitation for audience members and a small panel of individuals touched by issues addressed in the play to share their personal stories. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Last Week Tonight: Civil Forfeiture

I love Kathryn so much. Watch the last 4 minutes of Last Week Tonight: Civil Forfeiture of October 6th. They got the Alex clothing very close. Gosh, I miss Criminal Intent.

This week’s topic on the brilliant Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is civil forfeiture, which “sounds like a Gwyneth Paltrow euphemism for divorce” but is actually the method by which law enforcement can seize people’s property without them being charged with a crime. As has become the expectation, Oliver provided a thorough overview of the situation. He particularly focused on the absurd concept that it’s not the people who are on trial but their stuff. All of this led him to conceive of a hilarious new television show: Law & OrderCivil Asset Forfeiture Unit. Starring real-life Law & Order alumni Jeff Goldblum, Robert John Burke, Kathryn Erbe, and John Fiore, the trailer featured such wonderful absurdities as Kathryn Erbe handcuffing a sofa and Jeff Goldblum playing bad cop while interrogating a pile of money.

Oliver also touched on the protests in Hong Kong (surprisingly polite!), the elections in Brazil (surprisingly crazy!), and the 2022 Winter Olympics (unsurprisingly unpopular!). Turns out, no one wants to host the Winter Olympics except for Kazakhstan and China, so Oliver decided to offer up the Last Week Tonight studio as another option. For some reason, they didn’t make that video available on YouTube (even though it featured the unicorn, the space gecko, and not one but two mini-fridges of Coca-Cola products) but if that changes, we’ll post it here.

In the meantime, here are some of Jeff Goldblum’s outtakes from Law & OrderCivil Asset Forfeiture Unit. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

No Beast So Fierce

Take a look, Kathryn's current movie project 'Kill for Me' got its IMDB page and a new title:

No Beast So Fierce

Kathryn plays Helen.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Kathryn at Rhode Island International Film Festival

Kathryn joined Michele Noble at Rhode Island International Film Festival to support the winner movie 'Journey 4 Artists'.

Celebrating the Resonant Spirit of Creativity through World Music
GRAND Prize: "The Newport Effect" - Beverly Penninger and Alyson Young, USA, 2013
Tied With: "Journey 4 Artists" - Michele Noble, USA, 2013 

Kathryn looks awesome and oh so tall ;o)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival hosts writers for new play series

Jippy, another chance to hear and see Kathryn Erbe reading 'Utterly Changed' at Dorset Theatre Festival.

By Rachel Fitterman, Berkshire Eagle - Posted: 08/05/2014 04:32:48 PM EDT at

Kathryn Erbe of ‘Law and Order’ and Kohl Sudduth perform in a reading of Nicole Burdette’s ‘Utterly Changed’ in Dorset Theatre Festival’s series supporting new plays. (Courtesy of Dorset Theatre Festival)

DORSET -- The Dorset Theatre Festival is famous for producing world premieres, despite its rural location. Many of those brand-new plays are not rushed over from Broadway -- they are cooked up in an old farmhouse on the theater grounds.

The Festival hosts writers' retreats as part of its New Play Development Program, allowing for a focused environment to work on a production. In the past five seasons of its New Play Reading Series, many playwrights have come to spend a week in Dorset.

"We bring the writer in with their director, and we put them all up in our farmhouse," DTF artistic director Dina Janis said. "They're in residence for several days working on the piece, and then they present as part of our series."

This summer, DTF has highlihted two new works -- Theresa Rebeck's "Zealot" and Nicole Burdette's "Utterly Changed" -- and will present a reading of Lucy Thurber and Matt Gould's musical "Dillingham City" at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

"I choose writers that I think are very deserving of support," Janis said. "'Dillingham City' is an interesting piece. [Thurber] writes about real working class folks. A lot of her plays are set in poor or economically deprived American storylines, and this play looks at a fictitious futuristic world as the economy as we know has collapsed."

"Dillingham City" -- whose details are still currently being perfected -- focuses on love, revolution and corporate greed in a land of independent city states.

Thurber said she drew from the idea of the classic Greek choruses that represent the average townsperson and often comment on the "one percent" upper class."I was interested in revolution, economic structure and looking from the bottom up [at class status]," she said.

"['Dillingham City'] is really about the world that we're in right now, and how it is changing in the economic fallout, and the impact that's having on us a culture," Janis added.

This political standpoint led to the play's evolution to include music.

"Because of the Greek choruses, as it went along, there were songs. That's when I realized I need a composer," Thurber explained.

Gould, whose music has been performed in a multitude of theatres nationwide, joined the effort to flesh out the fledgling songs.

Given its musical elements, Thurber describes the piece as a "hybrid."

"You could call it a musical or a play with music. It's not a traditional musical," she said.

Thurber had also included music in her critically acclaimed play, "Stay," which she said represented a departure from the naturalistic style she had used before.

"It's just become a different way of telling stories. ‘Dillingham City' is an interesting combination of natural and highly theatrical. It's not one or the other, although it has elements of both," she said.
Thurber's step in a new direction is exactly what the Festival hopes to promote, Janis said.

"It takes a lot of guts to do a premier," she said. "It isn't there for the name, and you're putting yourself on the line by committing to do it every year."

However, audiences have taken to the New Play Readings Series.

"I thought it would be secondary programming, but it has become very popular," she said. "The house was almost entirely sold out for ‘Zealot.'"

Regional theaters like Dorset are where plays get their "tryouts," Janis went on to explain. Because the economic pressure is much less than in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, a place like Dorset "allows the play to get on its feet."

Although the new plays are still in the stages of development, they draw big-name talent. Actress Alfre Woodard ("12 Years A Slave" and TV's "True Blood") came in to read for "Zealot." For "Utterly Changed," Kathryn Erbe of "Law and Order" starred.

"We get a lot of well-known actors that are interested in coming [to DTF] because they have a chance to work on a new piece that they may develop a relationship with and work on in the future," Janis said. "We've been graced with tremendous actors. It's partly how we've built a lot of the community and talent that we have. It stems from first bringing in these writers."

If you go ...

What: The Dorset Theatre Festival's New Play Reading Series presents Lucy Thurber and Matt Gould's ‘Dillingham City'
When: 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9
Where: Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset
Admission: $15
Information: (802) 867-2223 or

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Gritty city a fine site for thriller

can't pimp now too busy making movies

Moviemaker likes look of Amsterdam, plus county subsidy
By Amy Biancolli
Published 9:54 pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 at

"Kill for Me," an independent thriller tracking an ex-con's race to save his son, is filming in Amsterdam now through Aug. 10. 

According to producer Benjamin Bickham, the film is set in present-day New York state — though not Amsterdam specifically — and features a cast that includes television actor Bailey Chase of "Saving Grace" and film, stage and TV presence Dylan Baker of "Happiness," "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" and an Emmy-winning guest stint on "The Good Wife."

In "Kill for Me," Chase plays Charlie, who is at the tail end of a 20-year sentence. Baker plays Hank, a correction officer whose life Charlie saves during an altercation with another prisoner. On the day of Charlie's release, Bickham explained, the other inmate issues a threat. "He says, 'Don't you have a son on the outside?' And he says, 'Well, I have people on the outside, too.' And he says, 'You'd better find him first, or he's gonna be dead.'" After that, "It's basically a ticking clock. Gotta find him first." 

Written by Raymond Kwok, the film is being directed by Tim McCann, whom Bickham described as "a very dark, gritty, thriller-genre director." Among the other films the pair have worked on together is "The Aftermath," which follows an addict who risks his life trying to return a necklace to his estranged wife. 

On Thursday, the shooting was at Sweet's East End Repair at 196 West Main St. and Herk's Tavern at 65 Bridge St. The filmmakers chose to shoot in and around Amsterdam "for a couple reasons," Bickham said. For starters: Montgomery County offers an additional 10 percent tax credit for film productions beyond the state's 30 percent.

They also liked the older, grungier look of some of its buildings, he said. "Amsterdam has some great industrial sites, and, you know, you can spend millions of dollars trying to build things that look that way. And we're here, and they're free."

Aside from locations in Amsterdam, "Kill for Me" will also shoot scenes in Schenectady and Albany. The movie, budgeted at "just under half a million dollars," will likely spend from eight months to a year in post-production. The filmmakers are working on distribution plans, Bickham said. 


Fake Blood. Fake Tats. Real shaved head. It's getting goofy on the set of

Friday, August 1, 2014

Movie Filming In The Capital Region


Updated: Wednesday, July 30 2014, 11:56 PM EDT - CBS6 Albany

The shooting of a small-budget, independent film in Amsterdam is exoected to generate about $300,000 in economic activity, according to the film's producer.

The movie is called Kill For Me, and stars Bailey Chase in the lead role of a man who spends twenty years in prison then gets out to try to save his son, who had been threatened while his father was locked up. Written by Raymond Kwok, the filming takes advantage of some of Amsterdam's old factories and less-than-beautiful parts of the city. Kwok is also a producer on the project and said he wanted to make the film in New York, partly to take advantage of the state's tax credits offered to filmmakers.

The filming is about half finished. Producer Benjamin Brant Bickham, whose brother lives in Niskayuna, said it's not clear yet how nor when the movie might open, suggesting it might first be seen on the festival circuit. He said it's being made with a budget of about $500,000 and a crew of around forty. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival

WebPanel_2014 Festival

Presented by PNC Arts Alive

Christ Church Neighborhood House, Underground Arts,
Le Méridien Philadelphia, and Mother Bethel AME Church Philadelphia, PA
November 4-15, 2014

The only festival of its kind in the world, the 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival features powerful personal stories from leading national artists and everyday people.


2014 FPA Festival performances include Long Day’s Journey presented by Outside the Wire featuring Zach Grenier (The Good Wife) and Kathryn Erbe (Law and Order: Criminal Intent); Obie Award winning playwright and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Dael Orlandersmith in a staged reading of her newest memoir-driven work; Comedian and best selling author, Ruby Wax in Sane New World; the return of Stripped Stories, named one of the 10 Best Storytelling Shows by Time Out Los Angeles; and a comedic evening of karaoke-style storytelling performances in Story League Sings. Plus, FPA Festival favorite, the 13th FPA Grand Slam hosted by Dave Hill.

The fifth season of First Person Arts RAW features new boundary-pushing works in memoir and documentary art by award winning audio producer and producer of the FPA Podcast Yowei Shaw (This American Life, Studio 360, NPR) in First Person Arts Podcast LIVE!; and interdisciplinary artist and performer Beth Nixon in her latest object theater performance, Lava Fossil.


Dinner with celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson featuring recipes from the New York Times best selling author’s latest cookbook.


Workshops include an intimate writing workshop with Dael Orlandersmith; Storytelling workshops with Elna Baker (This American Life) and Andrew Linderman (The Moth); a panel of published female writers in Women’s Voices in Print; and the return of the popular Humanizing History tour.

To receive info about next year’s First Person Arts Festival, sign up for our email list here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kill for Me

Today I saw a tweet by 22h

After a little search (there is a movie with the same title from 2012) I found this:
After wrapping the third season of A&E’s Longmire, Bailey Chase (Saving Grace, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is heading to New York this month to film indie drama Kill For Me. He’ll star as Charlie Sundstrom, a newly released ex-con who must navigate the criminal underworld to save his son, unaware he’s being set up to pay for his crimes all over again. Tim McCann is directing from a script by Raymond Kwok. McCann and Kwok are producing with Ben Bickham while Linda Moran and Rene Bastian are exec producers. Chase plays Deputy Branch Connally on Longmire and will appear in the upcoming drama Sex, Death, and Bowling with Selma Blair. He’s repped by Untitled Entertainment and The Gersh Agency.
 source: - 7/10/2014

Studying Bailey Chase's twitter and facebook looks like Kill for Me is filmed in Albany, Amsterdam, Mt McGregor and Amsterico, NY from July 15 and still going on. I can't find anything about Kathryn's roll yet. Nevertheless, yeah a new Kathryn project!!!

If you want to see a few more on set pictures of the filming (without Kathryn) just scroll through the twitter timeline.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Utterly Changed

LAW AND ORDER's Kathryn Erbe to Appear in DTF New Play Reading, 7/13 

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its tradition of New Play Development with a reading of acclaimed playwright Nicole Burdette's Utterly Changed. The reading, part of DTF's 2014 New Play Reading Series, will star Kathryn Erbe of Law and Order: Criminal Intent and take place on Sunday, July 13 at 7pm.
Nicole Burdette is a playwright, an actress, and the co-founder of the Naked Angels Theater Company. Her play Chelsea Walls was adapted into a film which was directed by Ethan Hawke and starred Kris Kristofferson and Uma Thurman.

The reading of Utterly Changed will take place on Sunday, July 13 at 7pm at the Dorset Playhouse. Seating is general admission and tickets are $15. To order tickets please call 802.867.2223 or visit

Utterly Changed

July 13th - 7pm - $15
The play takes place in Yorkshire, England over three days where an American woman has come to grieve the death of her father, and to hunt. She is orbited by an Irishman and entrepreneur, the owner of the house, and his son who is a doctor returning from South Sudan. 

Nicole Burdette is a playwright and actress. She wrote the play Chelsea Walls, which she adapted to film in 2001. She is a co-founder of the Naked Angels theater company. 

Utterly Changed stars Kathryn Erbe of Law and Order: Criminal Intent!

Friday, July 4, 2014

2 Worst Friends Articles

'Worst Friends' Indie Comedy Finds North American Distributor

12:01 PM PST 07/03/2014 by Austin Siegemund-Broka 

Level 33 "Worst Friends" Level 33 will release the film from Ralph Arend of "CollegeHumor Originals."
Level 33 Entertainment has acquired the comedy Worst Friends for distribution in North America.
The film centers on prankster Jake (Richard Tanne), who is hit by a car and only has his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow) to take care of him. His recovery is aided by physical therapist Lily (Cody Horn) and Sam until Sam's high school crush Zoe (Kristen Connolly) moves back to town.
It will be released Sept. 16 on VOD and DVD with select theatrical screenings.
The comedy was directed and written by CollegeHumor Originals director Ralph Arend from a story by Arend, Barrow and Tanne. The three of them produced — Tanne through his October County Films banner — as did Erika Hampson.
“This film was a labor of love to all involved, and we’re thrilled to partner with a dynamic company like Level 33 in helping it reach the widest audience possible,” Tanne said in a statement.
Debbie Von Arx negotiated the deal on behalf of the producers

Twitter: @asiegemundbroka

Indie Comedy ‘Worst Friends’ Lands At Level 33

EXCLUSIVE: Indie comedy Worst Friends has been acquired by Level 33 Entertainment, which is planning a multiplatform September 16 release. Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, House of Cards‘ Kristen Connolly, Magic Mike‘s Cody Horn, Geoffrey Arend, and Larry Fessenden star in the pic from writer-director Ralph Arend, who conceived the story with Tanne and Barrow. Tanne stars as self-involved prankster Jake, who’s left in a wheelchair after a car accident with only his childhood friend Sam (Barrow) and his no-nonsense physical therapist (Horn) to care for him. When Sam’s high school crush Zoe (Connolly) moves back to town, old rivalries resurface. Tanne produced for his October County Films banner with Arent, Barrow, and Erika Hampson. Debbie Von Arx struck the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Tanne is repped by WME and Dobré Films.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Worst Friends Homepage

Richard Tanne tweeted again the date for the release of the movie: September 16th.

When Sam's high school crush Zoe moves back to town, it's every man for himself.
When self-involved prankster Jake (Richard Tanne) gets hit by a car, the only person around to take care of him is his childhood friend Sam (Noah Barrow). With the help of pretty, no-nonsense physical therapist Lily (Cody Horn), Sam agrees to help Jake recover, but when Sam's high school crush Zoe (Kristen Connolly) moves back to town, it's every man for himself and Sam is left asking, "with friends like these, who needs enemies?!"

Richard Tanne, Noah Barrow, Kristen Connolly, Cody Horn, Larry Fessenden, Geoffrey Arend, Kathryn Erbe, Bridget Burke, Sara Chase, Josh Ruben, Brandon Bales, Cody Kostro, Timothée Chalamet, Holly Taylor, Sarah Wynter, Juliana Estrella, Irene Rivera, Ralph Arend, October County Films, Level 33 Entertainment

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rough Cut - Email of Brad Raider (Kensho at the Bedfellow)

Dear Kensho Supporters,

A profound thank you for your support of the film.  It's been an epic journey so far and we can see a finished product in the not-too-distant future thanks to you.  A few updates from the front lines of post-production here in LA:

We're finessing and shopping a (very) rough cut of the film to a few more potential investors and artists who can help us finish this thing in time for festival submissions in the Fall. Sound, color, visual effects, and music are all in the beginning stages as we work to finish the edit and gather resources.  This week, a few of our team got to watch all 150 scenes in sequence with a temp soundtrack and it's really beginning to look like a movie.
Photos from our Second Unit shoot in LA are here and other Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts will continue -- you can follow and like what interests you, including these newsletters. They'll be few and far between but of course, please feel free to unsubscribe below if you'd like radio silence from us.

For our IndieGoGo supporters, we have awesome perks for you which will be sent out after the first round of festival submissions in the Fall...

Thank you again from all of us and enjoy the holiday weekend!

With gratitude,

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Joshua Jackson Is Totally Down for a 'Mighty Ducks' Sequel

By Jill Slattery on June 10, 2014 - source: ZIMBIO

Joshua Jackson Is Totally Down for a 'Mighty Ducks' Sequel
(Disney, Getty)

Quack, quack, quack!

It's time to break out the Flying V, because everyone's favorite imaginary celebrity boyfriend Joshua Jackson has revealed that he would be game for a fourth Mighty Ducks movie.

Joshua Jackson Is Totally Down for a 'Mighty Ducks' Sequel
Jackson recently told Time:
I feel like a fourth film should happen, and if there was space for any of the original kids that come back and have a role, I would be surprised that anybody didn't want to do it, The next generation should have its own version. Not that we need to come back as adults, but I hope my kids grow up and play pickup hockey and I hope that they have their own movies like my generation had those movies. In that way, yeah, of course, I'd be a part of something like that."
Just give us a moment to contain ourselves at the prospect of another Mighty Ducks movie — one featuring Charlie in all his grown up hotness.

Joshua Jackson Is Totally Down for a 'Mighty Ducks' Sequel

Producer Jordan Kerner says he would also be up for a Ducks sequel. He told Vulture, "I'm not going to fuel the rumor mill that it's going to happen, but I'm saying to you that the studio said to us, 'We'd be interested if you come to us with the right story.' And that's something that we've been all thinking about independently and I think that we may be coming closer to having the right idea for that."

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Are you as excited as we are about the prospect of a whole new generation of Ducks (with Charlie as the head coach, of course)? Hit the comments below with your ideas for a potential Mighty Ducks 4 movie!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Worst Frieds News

See what I get in an email this morning:

WORST FRIENDS - a new comedy starring HOUSE OF CARDS' Kristen Connolly and MAGIC MIKE'S Cody Horn. Available across all platforms on September 16, 2014.

Source: Facebook

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Tumblr Found of the Day

I showed this to Rene Balcer, the creator/producer of “Criminal Intent” (he bought a bunch of the Goren & Eames pieces from “These are Their Stories”), and his response was, “I don’t think Eames would stop at his neck….” 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Witness for Women’s Equality

Kathryn had joined the Witness for Women’s Equality at Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Ave on Tuesday, May 6th. Around 7 pm she delivered the keynote.

I'm glad sabrinaannsukhram made a picture of the event I found here at her instagram.

For more information check: x and xx.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lucille Lortel Awards 2014

Kathryn attended the Lucille Lortel Awards 2014 at the NYU Skirball Center on May 4, 2014 in New York City.

For more information about this  New York Off-Broadway event click here.

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For one more photo by Joseph Marzullo/ go to

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

CI Artwork

A few days ago I found this amazing Bobby and Alex artwork here at IONTelevision.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Ode to Joy Matinee

Blanca visited Ode to Joy once again. Enjoy her photos. Just visit her FB or Twitter.

Edie Falco and Kathryn Erbe outside The Cherry Lane Theater after today's #OdetoJoy matinee.

 I so would snag the photo of Kathryn when no one is looking.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Win Ode to Joy Tickets

What are you doing for spring break? See Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's play "Ode to Joy" on us! Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets by commenting below with an answer to this question: what is the main character's (Adele) profession? (Hint:

Contest closes Wednesday March 12th at 11:59 PM. You must be a current NYU student to enter. Good luck!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Artie Lange Show with Kathry Erbe

Yesterday was an amazing day. Blanca sent me a personalized Ode to Joy program with Kathryn's sign and greetings. I also got a beautiful Easter card by Alberto and a little addition was the TV Guide edition with Norman Reedus on it. JIPPY!

I also saw a tweet by the Artie Lange Show, saying Kathryn was a guest on Monday. After a little research I found:

I'm so glad they also offer a podcast. What a Gem! Listen to Kathryn from minute 25 on.

It's a big overview of her career, talking about Soap Operas (better money than library), What About Bob (smoking and Bill Murray leaving the set), Criminal Intent and her relationship to Vincent. I love that she said it was like a marriage. Eames' eye-rolling was built around Goren. She also talks about getting older, her daughter with her own show biz projects and Ode to Joy.

The biggest surprise, they also filmed the interview and posted it on youtube. Enjoy the whole interview 17 minutes and also watch Kathryn. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Kensho at the Bedfellow: Finishing Funds

If you want to support Kathryn's current movie Kenshow at the Bedfellows you have a few days left to enter:

Dear Kensho Supporters,
There are FOUR DAYS LEFT in our IndieGoGo campaign and we couldn't be more grateful for your continued support.
In this last week of the campaign, your networks become just as important as ours in our final push to raise finishing funds -- sharing on social media is just a click away at the bottom of this email.
While we won't make our 50k goal by Friday, what we have raised is a great achievement and will go a long way to finishing the film.  We've begun the editing process and have gathered an incredible post-production team with amazing credits like Silver Linings Playbook, Frozen, Men in Black, The Fighter, Star Wars, and many more.  These artists and technicians really believe in Kensho and are just waiting in the wings -- ready to devote considerable talent and resources.
We're also very excited here in LA to dive back into production Easter weekend to pick off a few key scenes as part of our 2nd Unit / pick-up shoot.  We've locked locations, cast, crew, and equipment.  It's gonna be a blast.
The potential to add more contributors to our family in these last few days (and hours) is typically very high for a crowd-sourcing campaign.
Let's capture our friends' love of waiting until the last minute by sharing our enthusiasm for the movie.  Click the social media icons below to share or forward on our link:
Thank you again from all of us.  Let's go out with a bang!
Love, Brad

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Kathryn Erbe on Drinking, Laughing and Crying in "Ode to Joy"'s Story of Self-Discovery

Published on Mar 24, 2014
Get tickets to "Ode to Joy":

"Ode to Joy"'s Kathryn Erbe on the complicated, but entertaining journey of finding your own wisdom.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Theater Review: ‘Ode to Joy’

By | March 18, 2014 at The Epoch Times.

NEW YORK—Kudos to actress Kathryn Erbe for bringing to life one of the most unlikable, annoying, and memorable stage characters in recent memory. Her performance makes playwright Craig Lucas’s latest work, Ode to Joy, worth watching.
The play, presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, offers an intense look at one woman’s self-destructive journey, though Lucas never seems to be sure whether the journey should be comic, dramatic, or something in between.

Taking place via flashback and spanning a 15-year period, the story begins with Adele (Erbe), who’s reeling from a messy breakup, running into Bill (Arliss Howard) in a New York City bar. As the evening progresses, the two bond over an unmistakable chemistry, helped along with a liberal intake of alcohol and a bit of Ecstasy—the latter courtesy of Bill.
Over the next few hours, the two adopt a puppy, Bill asks Adele’s father for her hand in marriage, and Bill and Adele severely injure themselves, thanks to several drunken encounters with broken glass.

Not only is Adele a drug- and alcohol-abuser, she’s also a habitual liar, and the only time she works on keeping sober is when she immerses herself in a relationship with another person—at least in the beginning.
A case in point is Mala (Roxanna Hope), who Adele is getting over when the play begins. Adele had taken care of Mala during her illness and subsequent heart surgery. That is, until Adele’s substance abuse binges resurfaced and became more important than anything else.
Even much later, when Adele becomes a member of AA and tries to make amends for past mistakes, she’s still unable to come clean about what she’s done. Rather, she’s always trying to shade her apologies with explanations, excuses, and blame deflection.

Lucas presents an interesting scenario, but his script never fully explores the possibilities, leaving one somewhat adrift as the scenes and years keeping changing without establishing an emotional link to the various characters.
More telling, we’re never shown just how or why these people face their respective demons. Instead, the tale leapfrogs over key incidents and fills in the blanks with quick explanations.

This weakness also translates to a chronic characterization problem. Adele, for example, isn’t given enough of a back story to make one really care about her. Knowing what made her an addict in the first place would certainly have made the character more interesting and if not more sympathetic, at least more understandable.
Bill is certainly an unpleasant fellow, at least initially, having his own struggles with addiction. Yet because we only see him through Adele’s eyes, we never get to understand who he is on his own.
While Mala’s condition definitely arouses sympathy, all we know about her is that she’s rather paranoid about the Y2K millennium bug and has a strained relationship with her family. Indeed, of the three characters in the story, she’s actually the least developed.
Mala is also more than a little arrogant at times, but then again so are Adele and Bill, leaving no one to really root for as the play progresses.

As mentioned above, Erbe does a great job with her role, making the rather messed-up Adele alternatively quite attractive and an object of scorn and pity. In fact, one can’t help but hope both Bill and Mala get as far away from Adele as possible.
Howard is fine as Bill, probably the one character who changes the most over the course of the story. It also helps that Howard and Erbe have excellent chemistry together, be their situation intimate, comedic, or hostile.
Hope is okay as Mala, though her first meeting with Adele comes off as stilted and not that believable.
Lucas also serves as the director here, and while his efforts enable the scenes to move along nicely, he’s unable to make the entire effort rise above the problems in the script. One also wonders why Adele tells the audience that they’re beginning the final scene of the play—a narrative point unnecessary to announce.

Andrew Boyce’s sets of the various locations are fine, and Paul Whitaker’s lighting nicely helps to establish the different moods presented. Costumes by Catherine Zuber work well.

A tale with potential, Ode to Joy doesn’t come together as it should; the playwright never really brings the “why” of the characters to the forefront of the story.

Ode to Joy
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street
Tickets: 866-811-4111 or visit
Running Time: 2 hours
Closes: April 19

Judd Hollander is the New York correspondent for the London publication The Stage.

One more:

Lucas Tackles Addiction in ODE TO JOY by Michael Dale

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Many Kensho at the Bedfellow News

First of all, please go to and vote for Brad Raider's independent project. 
The winning filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and will become a candidate for Project of the Month. That winner will be awarded with a creative consultation from the fine folks at the Tribeca Film Institute!
Voting will end Monday March 17 at 5PM EST.

Project of the Day: 'Kensho at the Bedfellow'

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

Tweetable Logline: KENSHO AT THE BEDFELLOW is a film about a guy in New York City searching for freedom and fulfillment in all the wrong places.

Elevator Pitch: Dan is 33 and trapped by almost everything. Reeling from the death of his sister, Dan’s nihilism has smothered his passion as a playwright as his mindless consumption pushes him towards the edge.

A glimmer of hope emerges when he's reunited with Kate (a beautiful but troubled childhood friend), yet his desperate search for freedom continues to submerge him into an odyssey of self-destruction.

What he ultimately finds in his darkest hour, however, is illumination beyond his wildest comprehension. But can he fully metabolize his experience? Does he deserve it? And how is it relevant to the world ... ?

Our intention as filmmakers is to make not only a fiercely entertaining story, but also a transformative film that has the potential to enliven the awareness of viewers. We recognize the potential of cinema to uplift, inspire, and catalyze a profound examination of our human experience so that going to the movies becomes a consciousness-expanding event.

Current Status: Having completed principal photography, we're currently fund-raising for post-production and pick-ups.

For more information and to support this project: Indiegogo Page

There are also 28 more days left to crowd fund Kensho at the Bedfellow at Indigogo.

KENSHO AT THE BEDFELLOW is a dramatic, often funny, and sometimes gritty narrative about a guy in New York City searching for freedom and fulfillment in all the wrong places.  Having completed principal photography, we're raising finishing funds for post-production:
  • Editing
  • Music
  • Sound Mix
  • Color Correction
  • Visual Effects ... and more. 
We shot the film in 25 days in 30 locations all over Manhattan with a cast of 50 actors and 30 crew members and are now entering the last phase of our epic journey.  Your support will get us past the finish line and get the film out into the world.

You can spend money between US$ 5  - 10.000