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Traveled half way across the country from Wisconsin to California so I could follow my dreams of becoming an actress. I'm documenting my adventures along with the struggles of the true Hollywood story of a no name girl trying to break into the filmmaking industry. I'm not going to sugar coat anything or lie about my experiences to make the journey sound better then what honestly is going on. I will be revealing the true reality, the success if any, and the heartache of what happens when trying to reach this one in a million dream. So come on this roller coaster with me and my dog Gizmo to see for yourself what it takes to make it, what it doesn't, or maybe you'll realize this dream could in fact be for you.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Living and New School

Well, it has been awhile since i have blogged and i think it is about time i get back to it. So once again i have moved into another place in California. I got evicted, and no i didn't FORGET to pay my rent, the building is actually being torn down. I moved 3 miles away from my old apartment and now i'm living in a guest house with a back yard for Gizmo! Not only does Gizmo get grass to run around in and another dog to play with, but the guest house is a one bedroom! My first one bedroom and i couldn't be more pleased! I have always lived in studios out here in CA because that is all i can afford, but with the act of good faith i fell upon a lucky deal that is somewhat unrealistic for LA! Even though i was sad and upset when the eviction letter came to my door, i now realized it was meant to be. When things go wrong there is a reason and eventually something great will come out of it, we just have to be patient that in the long run it will work out! Which can be hard to do at times in our stressful world, but if we all stay positive we will live better lives!

Today, i started another college and this time i am studying screenwriting! Since i love the entertainment industry and it's the only thing i want my career to be in, i figured if i want to be known in this field i need to start creating my own films. I do audition from time to time, but i want more (don't we all), and the only way i feel to get noticed in this town is if i can show all of my talents and desires. I have always loved to write since i was a kid. But was scared to show people anything because in school i was terrified from the red pen on my papers from all of my teachers. Even writing on my blog startles me a bit. However, the only way to overcome our fears is to do them, fail, do them again, possibly fail another try, but in time finally succeed! I just tell myself if things were suppose to be easy everyone would be doing it, and if i do succeed at a goal i always want to try something harder to then accomplish that goal!

I will be writing more on my blog now and if anyone has any questions or something they would like me to blog about please feel free to leave some comments!

Someone's happy to have a new friend!

Got everything out of the old apartment, we were exhausted!

Got everything into new guest house, not looking forward to putting it all away...
 -Jahnna Randall


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Created Another Short "Not Alone!"

Once again another short scene was filmed. This one took me a little longer to edit then the past shorts because my external hard drive crashed on me. I pretty much had to start over with what i had cut together for the short but thank goodness i did not delete the raw footage from the camera so i could reload it to a new external hard drive. I guess technology can only get us so far!   :)

This short is much more dramatic and a sad story compared to the last video which was more light towards the comedic avenue (Watch The Frisbee). But i needed something dramatic and different for my acting reel so I play a girl who is all out of tears that is shocked, dazed, and confused about her boyfriends actions. She also is unsure about herself and can't figure out what she had done wrong for him to get so anger at her all of the time. Actress Katie Ryan plays my roommate and best friend that is hurt to find out what was really happening in my relationship, when in fact, the whole time she thought it was going swell.

Not Alone




Starring:
Katie Ryan
Jahnna Randall

Writers:
Katie Ryan
Jahnna Randall

Editor:
Jahnna Randall

Music:
Love Letters by Danosongs.com
You're Not Alone by Anthony Burbidge

This short was filmed by us and we didn't have a crew.
Anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it!
Cause who knows: WHAT COMES NEXT...
-Jahnna Randall

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Another Short Created! "The Frisbee"

Once again another short film was created! Take a look and let me know your thoughts! This short was shot with the canon t3i/600D.

The Frisbee is about two loner girls who like to go to the park to check out the hot California boys. These girls are boy crazy to the fullest and love to talk and talk about boys and stare at them all day long. But what happens when one actually approaches them...




Starring:
Katie Ryan
Jahnna Randall

Frisbee Boy.........Tyler Rice
Cute Dog.............Gizmo

Writer:
Katie Ryan
Jahnna Randall

Editor:
Jahnna Randall

Music:
Secrets by Jakob Martin
Dumb by 21 Against

This short was filmed by us and we didn't have a crew.
Anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it!
Cause who knows: WHAT COMES NEXT...

-jahnna randall