short shoot

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I had The Most Fun last weekend shooting a fantastic Romantic-Comedy short film. My wonderfully talented and lovely friend Gloria is a TV writer and prolific playwright and I've been lucky enough to act in several of her one-act plays and monologue shows (and even one of her episodes on "How I Met Your Mother") over the years. Now she's starting to put them on film. I could not be more excited.

This one's called BLIND and it's about two people looking for love on a blind date.

We shot in the coolest space. One entire wall was covered with this amazing painting. It was originally on the exterior wall of the building next door and then covered up with plaster in 1929 when it eventually became an interior wall. When the current tenant began renovating the space, he broke away some of the plaster and found it, an ad for Catalina cruises in the 20s. His theory is that whoever plastered over it gouged little holes in the brick so it would adhere. Isn't it cool looking? I couldn't stop taking pictures of it...

Here's my wonderful co-star, Todd Grinnell...

There's cute Gloria. She and the Awesome John Arlotto both directed and that's Hugh the Fabulous Art Director behind them..

The next day I overheard David's side of the conversation as he talked to his mother on the phone:

DP: "Jolie just shot a short film yesterday..."


DP: "...Romantic comedy..."


DP: "...No, she doesn't get killed and she's not a lesbian in this one."

Don't you love my reputation?



  1. This is one of my favorite posts!!! You rock girl!!!

  2. I totally saw you in How I Met Your Mother! that sounds like so much fun :)

  3. Oh my gosh! How awesome! I know Todd, we shot a film together last summer. He's a super star. And I also worked w/ Frederick Shroeder on the same film. I love knowing that my friends all know each other :) Congrats!!!

  4. Gloria Calderon KellettJune 9, 2011 at 11:42 PM

    Jolie Jenkins, you are a movie star. I'm just thrilled that I got to sit behind the monitors and watch as the entire crew fell in love with you. Wonderful work!


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