Thursday, March 17, 2011


Okay. So. You can tell A LOT about a person through their FACEBOOK activity. YOWZA!!! I'm just saying...


I've been running on pure adrenaline the past week. I am SO EXCITED THAT the MOVIE IS FINALLY COMPLETE! I mean, of course I could nit-pick to death, but for all intents and purposes BUTTERFLY RISING THE MOVIE IS DONE! It has exceeded my expectations in every way. I realized A LOT about myself during this process-- I really feel like folks who make a movie are truly 'getting made' in the process-- there's lots you're working out externally (as it relates to the movie) but you're also working a lot out inside yourself, too. Can you find the opportunity in the 'setback'? What happens when things don't go the way you'd like-- will you keep a door open to the idea that, sometimes, what you've been presented is actually a BETTER option? I was always the slow and plodding type (definitely a late bloomer, LOL!) and I never thought I'd be the girl who wrote, directed and starred in a movie, who wrote a book and all. NEVER. Not saying that I had low expectations of myself, just that, as I kid, I mostly struggled with my confidence and my place in the world. And then, something happened—I buoyed my confidence and became less concerned with trying to be like other people and just started, well, being myself. It was lonely and scary at first, but I felt happier and lighter that way, so I did it more and more and more and then...ah. I feel good. No, GREAT!

I can't wait to share this movie with the world. Now, I'll warn you, it is a provocative film in many ways and will DEFINETELY inspire dialogue about men/women/love/loss/faith and dreams. All of the people you'll meet (Rose, Lilah, Esther, Henry, Daniel) are deeply flawed but really...perfect (there's that dual nature stuff again, LOL!). I hope you love them as much as I love sharing them with you.

XO T:)


So...wus up, ya'll! (yes, I'm a New Yawker, but I have an affinity for All Things Southern:)

This is my first blog post ever in the history of the universe! Welcome and thanks for coming to check me out. I recently had a contest on our FB page to name my blog: we had a slew of TERRFIC suggestions come in, and the winner was... Jennifer Murillo! She suggested WRIGHTING REVOLUTION!! Get it? Wright/Wright! Don't you love it???

I loved the second word, too-- 'revolution'. During this whole book and movie process ( a seven year journey!) I've been aware of the fact that I've made some pretty unorthodox decisions: self-publishing my book, producing my movie independently. I hope to be part of a movement of artists who encourages other artists to create their own destinies and take matters into their own hands as opposed to waiting for someone to validate their dream. Say yes to YOU while you're learning, working and honing all there is to do and be as it relates to your craft. Be GREAT.

Anyhoo, folks have been suggesting I write a blog for a while now but, I gotta admit, I was a bit reticent about doing it. I'm terribly private and blogs just seem so...well, public! I was a pretty shy kid who became an actress (go figure!) but always had my writing to help process my 'introverted' self. It is a bit of a dual nature—actor (extrovert, external, need people) and writer (introvert, internal, needs paper and pen only), but for me, it works. Folks ask me all the time which one I like best, the acting or the writing. It's a difficult question: how do you pick your favorite child? I love acting AND writing, they both feed the dual sides of my nature and, interestingly enough, one helps the other.

I'll talk about all kinds of stuff in WRIGHTING REVOLUTION, including my journey of making the book/film, musings about life, what's going in my acting world (hey TRUBIES!! You guys are THE BEST!!), etc. I've met some pretty cool people online and realize we're all much more similar than we are different: we all have hopes, fears, hurdles, countless sublime and unexpected moments plus everything in between.

I hope you'll come back and hang with me.

XO T:)