Friday, February 16, 2007

The Premiere for "The Return of the Queen"

Hey all you fellow bloggers out there!
As many of you know our family and two other families made a feature length movie "Return of the Queen" this past year. It took many months to finish but the end result was better then I think any one of us imagined!
The initial showing was at Liv White's (the writer, producer,directer, co-editer, and star) family reunion. There were over 90 people that viewed it and it was a huge succes! So we continued in our plans to have a formal premiere. Liv's Mom was able to get an arts council and the date was set! With almost 50 people there it was a huge succes! Liv's Mom had worked tirelessly to make everything go smoothly and with her effort's they did! Everyone throughly enjoyed it and deemed it a huge sucess! there is kinda the background here are the pics!

This is Liv White. She wrote the script for "Return of the Queen" while in Africa where her family serves as missionaries to Congo. She asked us to help her with it and so the vision to see it on the "big screen" was born! :) She plays the lead role of Ireth Tari. She also directed and helped edit it. She was very convincing in her role as Ireth and it was really neat to be able to pay tribute to her work at the premiere. Keep the scripts coming Liv!

My sister Jen had an interesting role to a result of having a serious shortage of boys she played the other lead role of Angrod. She did a wonderful good in fact that at the initial showing many could have sworn she was a boy! Either way, she added a lot of little touches to the movie and did a great job portraying a hero of the olden times!

Sadie Hawkins (a.k.a. your's truly) portrayed the emotionally gripping role (LOL) of Ireth's mother Nessa. She also was the main editer of the film. She had to do some pretty amazing jumping out of a window while 9 months pregnant, laying in the mud for 1/2 hour with ketchup all up and down her. Truly she added much to this film and even drew tears! LOL :) It was a huge relief to have the premiere because she felt like her work (at least for this movie) was finally paying off. It was great to see "Return of the Queen" on the BIG SCREEN!!!

As another result of a serious shortage of guys, Liv's younger sister Claire was called upon to play the dramatic role of Findario. The "mean guy that turns nice!" She did a wonderful job and added a lot of pep to the overall theme of the movie. She also added some funny moments! (mud slinging, being tripped emotional and nervous breakdown in the bloopers). It was so much fun to see her character develope! She did a wonderful job!

Ian Dodge wonderfully portrayed Anessen. Angrod's sidekick and loyal best friend. He was the one that made people laugh and the "hunk" the girls exclaimed over (especially Angela O'Casey in her role as Serethial). Everyone loved him and he added a lot. He sure stood out as one of the 3 guys at the premiere! We were all very proud of him. It was his 1st principal role and he pulled it off beautifully.

Belle Anderson played the part of Euranna; Ireth's youger daughter. She was a lot of fun and had to do some challenging stunts (getting soaked from head to toe in really cold water!). But she had a lot of fun. Belle was one of the youngest actresses on the set so it was neat to kinda have a "little sister". I think that she was glad to see the movie finished and is looking forward to beginning the next one. She has been in several smaller films and we know that this little actress is going to be going big!

Angela O'Casey has been getting into some pretty major roles recently (lead in "Clothes", and is looking forward to a lead across Ian Dodge in "Hope Prevails"). In "Return of the Queen" she plays Serethial; Findario's daughter who has a crush on Anessen. In the end she realizes that she has a courage within that she didn't know existed. She was really glad to have this movie completed and can hardly wait to start filming the next one!

Noah Webber was the youngest member on set. He portrayed Oronar; a 6 yr. old orphan boy. While not his 1st movie "Return of the Queen" was definately his first major picture. He was a great little acter and was really excited to see himself on the big screen! We look forward to seeing him in upcoming productions.

(Not pictured) Jonicca Bordin was one of the two villins in "Return of the Queen". Jonicca is an experianced actress and it was really cool to have her on set. She added a lot! She refused to watch herself though when the viewing occured but all that actually saw thought she did an awesome job!

Johnny Pembrooke portrayed the Black Captain. He also choreographed all the sword fights. Also an accompliched actor he added a lot both on screen and off. He is planning on getting married this summer and the whole cast wishes him well.

(Not Pictured) Beesh, though not in the movie, added a lot to the final stages. She was co-editor and also filmed some major scenes. We couldn't have done it without her. This is not her 1st project; she has worked on many different ones and she is planning on going to college for filming and broadcasting.

Well, that is all of us! Here are just a few scattered pics. from the actual premiere! Enjoy!


*Just Chillin'*


That is all and I hope that you enjoyed! If you want more just email me and I will send you some! Sorry I didn't get it sooner! Bye!


Anonymous said...

You all looked so beautifull. Well except for Danny, Noah and Jonathan, of course. I really enjoyed watching the movie can't wait till the next one.


liv white said...

I LOVE these pictures! Good job! Could you send me some more? Can't wait for hope prevails! :)

mel said...

I really like this! I wish I could have been there! Can't wait to see The Return of the sounds SOOOOOOOO good! :)