New Images, SAG-AFTRA, and the Tony Awards

Photo Credit: Brett Phillips

Photo Credit: Brett Phillips

The good thing about not updating one’s website for a while is that it probably means someone has been busy (i.e., working). The not-so-good thing is that the eventual update is long. Here’s what Luisa has been working on lately:

Film
Last month, Luisa auditioned for three feature films in a week’s time. So far she’s heard from one of them, a German film titled Blood Brothers which will be filming in Boston this June yet airing on German television. Luisa will play the supporting character of Kathie Stern, a role that marks Luisa’s first in a mainstream feature. Given that Luisa lived in Germany for two years, she is most excited about the particulars of this production.

The feature Having Fun up There, in which Luisa plays a principal role, is playing at two festivals this spring, both of which are underway. Today the film will be shown at the Buffalo Niagara International Film Fest, and next Wednesday it will be shown at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival. Luisa filmed the role last September.

This weekend Luisa will participate in Boston’s 48-Hour Film Project, in which a team of filmmakers — given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue — will write, shoot and edit a film in two days. Luisa was connected with her group of filmmakers through director John Depew, with whom Luisa worked on a vignette for the feature Lazarus Rising in February. The film in which Luisa will act (title TBD) for the 48-Hour Film Project will premiere Monday, May 12 at the Kendall Square Cinema.

Later this month, Luisa is expected to start filming a role in the short Summer Job, a project she learned about through Rhode Island casting agency LDI Casting. More details of this project will be posted here as they become available.

Finally, the short After Adam, in which Luisa plays a lead role, wrapped production on March 23. It will premiere May 16 in Boston (invitation to follow).

Commercial/Industrial
Last month Luisa was cast in two commercials and one industrial, all of which came through Boston Casting. One commercial and the industrial have since been shot, and while many details can’t be disclosed at this time, the two clients are household names and Luisa plays lead roles in both projects. The industrial marks Luisa’s first SAG-AFTRA project.

Comedy
The sketch comedy show Yikes! A Fun Time Comedy Show Now with More Laffs™ A Blorbo Diskount Furniture Production®!, in which Luisa was a cast member, performed four times last month at ImprovBoston. Luisa will be performing in selected pieces from the show on May 7 at Fine Line Comedy. This will be Luisa’s first time performing at the Boston venue.

On May 13 at 8pm, Luisa will perform her very first stand-up routine at ImprovBoston. Tickets may be purchased here, and those interested in attending should know that this show is almost certain to sell out in advance.

Theatre
Last month Luisa participated in Shakespeare Now‘s annual Sonnet-thon at the Boston Public Library, for which Luisa performed sonnets 137 and 141. Luisa also attended the annual StageSource auditions on April 5. As a result of her audition, she has been invited to audition for an exciting new work at Hibernian Hall (further details, again, cannot be disclosed at this time). Finally, last week Luisa was invited to audition for the Huntington’s 2014-2015 season. The Huntington won best regional theatre in the nation at last year’s Tony Awards.

Modeling
This spring Luisa has shot with two local photographers, Bobby DiMarzo of Scene Magazine and Brett Phillips of Create Awesomeness. Select images from those shoots can be viewed in Images. In other modeling news, Luisa is currently on hold for a print shoot with Hasbro next week, thanks to her agent Model Club Inc.

Other
Last, Luisa recently attended a launch party for the cover of Imagine News featuring Lunchpail Productions founder Derrick Deluties (Luisa portrayed the lead role in a commercial shot by Lunchpail last year). The party was held at Red Sky Studios in Allston and afforded attendees the opportunity to connect with local actors, directors, photographers, writers, and more. Below is a photo from the event.

The Imagine News party at Red Sky Studios. From left, actors Frankie Imbergamo, Chris Palermo, and Luisa Badaracco

Imagine News party at Red Sky Studios. From left, actors Frankie Imbergamo, Chris Palermo, and Luisa Badaracco

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