Noir (A Synopsis)

It has rained all day and continues to rain as if diligently completing a task. I got soaked earlier, but I’m dry now and tangled up in my new soft sheets, thinking about what to write–and what not to! This month has felt crazy to me, but if you asked me why I don’t think I could tell you. I have been working an awful lot and I’ve had more theatre/film-related duties, and a few auditions, all of which are good things. I have also spent dozens of hours, probably, scouring the internet for any place I’d want to live in the next month as that deadline is approaching rather more quickly than I’d like, which is on the fence between Good Thing and Bad, Bad, Bad Thing (because I am so stressed about it, you don’t even know).

If the weather doesn't change soon I will just marry my collection of butch, plaid, pearl-snap shirts.
This is a beleaguered face (yes, in a first-world kind of way, you know what I mean). Also if the weather doesn’t change soon I will just marry my collection of butch, plaid, pearl-snap shirts.

Despite the fact that I have been stressed and super under the weather lately, I feel such a powerful momentum of positive change coming. I think it has a lot to do with taking myself more seriously as an actor and having more outlets in which to do that, and a few other, important things like my best friend Dan coming from LA to visit his hold stomping grounds here in Chitown this past weekend. It’s awesome to see such a dear & talented friend keeping busy in the city of angels and I can’t tell you how good it was to hug him in person. You know the people you’ll be friends with for life, even if you all move away and don’t talk as often as you used to? These are mine:

Dan, Tyler, Amber, Leeron, & Me.
Dan, Tyler, Amber, Leeron, & Me.

Every last one of these future legends (save for Yours Truly) will be residents of La La Land come the end of summer, and that is BREAKING my heart. I’m nowhere near ready to make that leap, and I have a lot of reasons to stay in Chicago (which I love) but I’m so happy for my best friends to make such a huge step in pursuit of their careers.

Meanwhile, in pursuit of mine, I’m excited to report that Desperate Dolls is fully underway. On Thursday we had our first photoshoot for press materials. Would you like a sneak peak? I thought you might:

Alyssa Thordarson as Matchbox, Emily Bennet as The Vil, & Stephanie Leigh Rose as Pretty Sexy. Click the photo for the official FB page.
Alyssa Thordarson as Matchbox, Emily Bennet as The Vil, & Stephanie Leigh Rose as Pretty Sexy. Click the photo for the official FB page.

Aaand here’s a candid of me in the studio as Matchbox:

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The official website for the film launches soon! I’m sorry for over-posting about it, but I really like working with this team so far and horror noir is a new genre for me. Also, thanks for all your positive feedback! You make me feel like a legit working actor instead of a girl with a dream and a day job. God bless you.

That’s all I have for now! I’m going to tangle back into my new soft sheets, watch the cool black rain tap on my window, and hopefully get some sleep. Thanks for everything. xx

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