It’s always fun to catch up with Christina Murphy, co-star of our dark comedy, “Remembering Phil.” Making a low-budget indie is a singular experience. It’s a bunch of people thrown together for a short period of time, working long hours in barely controlled chaos, then going their separate ways. Try to imagine a year of school condensed into a few weeks of principal filming (longer if you were in the production core). The performers hope the film will be a surprise hit and catapult them to fame and fortune. The producers hope that the actors will go on to become stars, and catapult the film to fame and fortune.
Director Brian Smith and I first met Christina at a casting session. She did a terrific read in our bar scene, where, as the mysterious Debbie, she is the only person left in the world who recognizes writer Phil Winters’s existence. Check out the trailer: http://www.prevalentfilms.com/Trailer.html Then there was the additional note she put on her resume: Christina is a fly fisherman. Boy, did she find the right guy to audition before! Now I don’t want to suggest that identifying herself as a fly fishermen was sufficient to land a starring role. Okay, maybe a callback. Christina, as it happened, did a terrific job in the film. But really, finding a beautiful actress who will listen to your fishing stories (and actually be interested in them) is as good a reason to be a producer as any.
These days, Christina is working as both a model and an actress. She just did a new Subway commercial, starred in a music video called “A Buncha Girls” last year and has been working on some web series – here is a peek at one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJ1V0roWzUw
We’re all cheering for Christina to break out big time, so she can treat her writer/producer to a fly fishing trip in Belize or New Zealand. (If that’s not incentive, I don’t know what is.)
Meanwhile. if you haven’t seen Christina’s performance in “Remembering Phil” yet, don’t forget our special DVD offer on the right. We’re on iTunes, too.