GEORGE [SMOKEMAN] PERROTTA…On being a crew member of ALL FOR LIBERTY:
“Being able to travel around the South Carolina area working at various historical locations on the film " All For Liberty " was a dream come true. It didn't matter if was it hot, cold, wet or dry it was all fun! Best of all, was becoming part of an extended family that included the cast and crew.
These days in LA, any time I'm with Britt and she's on set shooting, I only get to see her when she is on a break. The parent (guardian) is pretty far removed from all the action. Quite different from when I was with you on the crew and my daughter was one of the actors in the scene. On “All For Liberty” I tried to do my jobs behind the camera with the dolly and also creating smoke and not show how proud a dad I was, as I watched my daughter do what she loves. Being there for her close-up was gold!”
GEORGE ON LIVING IN LOS ANGELES…
I've been with BFA, a global communication technology consultant firm here in LA going on three years. The flexibility I have makes taking Britt to auditions ideal. She recently finished another feature film…
BRITT MEDLIN - “Sarah Miller” in ALL FOR LIBERTY
WHAT DID YOU LEARN ON “ALL FOR LIBERTY”?
“Sarah Miller is a girl in the American revolution who is a Loyalist in the backcountry. I learned alot about being natural in my craft. Chris (the Director) taught me about being a layered actress, not just having one single emotion but to have as many layers as possible. Like peeling back an onion. It was really cool that we got to film somewhere so old and historic. I remember it being really cold, to the point where our fingers were numb. But it was definitely all worth it.”
LA is so completely different from Charleston, but I really do love it. It's a big city, full of tons of great - and some crazy - people.
ON SHOOTING HER CURRENT FEATURE
“SOUTH DAKOTA” by Bruce Isaacson, Produced by Lionheart Movies…
I play Kathy, the best friend of the lead girl who becomes pregnant in high school. My character is a cheerleader in a small town and it was so much fun. I truly realized how badly I wanted to be in the business while filming the movie. I wouldn't have traded that experience for the world.
My goal now in LA is really trying to set standards high for myself. I just signed with a new agency, which is ranked one of the top 10 agencies in LA. I cannot wait for this pilot season, auditioning is a great way to practice my craft and to become more experienced. LA is full of girls who are trying to achieve the same goal and dream that I have. It is all about determination and the luck of the draw.