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Live Table Read for What's In A Name movie with Elva NelsonHayes
Come out and attend a Live Table Read of a scene from What's In A Name! Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00pm, Alyce On Grand, 3223 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA
By: Elva NelsonHayes
THIS PERK ENDS THE DAY OF THE EVENT - OCTOBER 27
Elva NelsonHayes, the producer of the "What's In A Name" movie which is based on her first book, The UNNAMED. It's important for her to get this film out because it chronicles a young girl, Opal's, quest for self identity as she comes of age amidst teenage feuding parents. She carries the pain of her heartbroken mother who intentionally named her after the wrong man. She carries the guilt of her womanizing father who abandoned her pregnant mother. She's wracked with the guilt of their fighting as she confuses loving one parent with betraying the other. She struggles to define her self through her polar opposite parents, neither of whom will tell her the truth of why she was misnamed.
This story addresses family relationships, fighting parents and family secrets that you see from the child's perspective and how they effects her identity. This story has a lesson of redemption for every member of the family.
We need your help to get this film made.
• This film will entertain and inspire not only the viewers who can see themselves in the characters and be empowered
• We want to encourage other authors and playwrights to take their stories from script to screen
• Our hopes that with all our energies, resources and skills combined, we will turn out a product that will awaken new and prosperous opportunities.
• Your contributions will help us achieve the goal of entertaining, educating, and inspiring people with my story..
To support this project during and after the event you can go to: http://www.indiegogo.com/
Actresses appearing at this event:
Princess Cassandra Marie
Princess Cassandra Marie is an experienced actress and dancer from Oakland, California. Princess received her degree in Motion Picture and Television at the Academy of Art University, San Francisco. During college she received her first role in a feature film, Mercury's Rule, by JEYE Films. After college, Princess played various roles in the urban musical Dam/Aged by Bronche Tayson. She then became part of Culture Shock Oakland Dance Company. Princess has performed in stadiums for halftime including new 49ers Levis stadium and Oakland Raiders stadium. Princess then became a drama teacher, and dance instructor for the youth. Princess has been in various acting roles in theatre and film. Princess has been on HBO and Oxygen Channels. Princess is a casting assistant as well as Production assistant for two feature films," Family First" The Marshawn Lynch Story, and Insignificant (a horror comedy) by Calix Productions. Princess Cassandra Marie is now taking on the role of Ruthie in new film "What's in A Name?. The film is based on the novel The Unnamed, by Elva Nelson Hayes.
Quiona began her acting journey in her hometown of Los Angeles, CA at the early age of 4 1/2. As she grew older, her family indirectly encouraged her to prepare for a possible career in the entertainment field by having her memorize and publically perform poems and speeches on a regular basis.
Quiona developed the skill of character development by practicing voiceovers from television commercials, and direct marketing campaigns with her parents and family on occasion. She also signed up for and participated in skits and plays in school and in her neighborhood performing with and for family and friends.
As a teenager, she studied Shakespeare in high school and joined the drama ministry at her church. “With lots of hard work and perseverance, we went on to compete at teen conventions and even won first place one year,” says Quiona.
During college, she went to acting and modeling school in the evenings and on the weekends. She landed her first paid gig as a standardized patient with a medical teaching college.
Moving forward, Quiona continues to go on numerous auditions, and has landed acting gigs in the capacity of playing supporting and principle roles in commercials and short films. In her spare time, she enjoys being a foodie, cooking, and bowling. She currently resides in the SF Bay Area.
This event will be held:
Tuesday, October 27th
at Alyce On Grand
3223 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA
Starts at 7 p.m.
Page Updated Last on: Oct 15, 2015