31 Days of Halloween

Hello! Its been a minute. Life has been wild! I will have new movies


Also, I will be revamping my site. While I’m constructing,

For next 31 days I will be watching a horror film a day and posting a daily vlog.

ūüéÉūüéÉ31 Days of Halloween!ūüéÉūüéÉ

Join me! It’s gonna be fun!


How we became GIANT?

The making of

Giantess Attack

Check out the making out GIANTESS ATTACK

The day Jeff Leroy called and ask if I wanted to be¬†the lead of his new film¬†Giantess Attack, my immediate response was¬†” Hell Yeah!” Sure, without hesitation I wanted a lead role in a movie. Hello, actress, self explanatory.¬†Also, considering¬†the path¬†of my career (the entries of this blog will explain it all)¬†being a Giant Chick running around the screen¬†crushing Hollywood¬†including Scientology (you’re welcome ūüėú) in a bikini and silver go go ¬†boots seemed¬†on point for¬†my next film endeavor.

Did I think it odd showing up for set day one aka Jeff’s apartment roof. Which Rachel and I had to climb through¬†a death trap roof corridor via rickety gross old latter¬†on the back of his apartment. Surprisingly, no

Little¬†known fact:¬†Jeff cast me in my first lead role Rat Scractch Fever.I was so happy to have booked a lead . I was even happier that movie was not a porno¬†considering my auditon was in the “deep¬†valley”.¬† But, I had never see his work (Creepies, Hell’s Highway, Alien 2000 etc). So when he took me out to the desert with my co-star Ford Austin, a camera and a bunch of weird alien and spaceship toys, I thought forsure, this may be the day I die.

Thankfully that was not the case. Little did I know this indie micro budget director guy was highly skilled old school special effects artist using similar techniques as George Lucas and Christopher Nolan.  With the use of  models, toys, puppets, his keen eye for camera  and hi-tech editing skills, Jeff is able to bring worlds to life amazingly with budgets that resemble daily catering bills on big budget features.

So without a second thought we climbed onto the roof. Not to our surprise but to our excitement stood miniature city number 1. It  was awesome!  To date it was the coolest set I had ever worked on! It was like an adult playground, an awesome replica of Sunset Blvd and Hollywood Blvd.  YES I totally had the compulsion to crush things. Yes,  we actually crushed the building and cars for real and loved it!


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Tomorrow, Giant special effects secrets!

The GIANTESS chicks are here! (meet the cast)


Two bitter TV stars grow to giant proportions due to a scientific alien¬†accident. They carry on their battle, destroying Hollywood and maybe starting an intergalactic GIANT war…

In the beginning it was just Rachel and I….

Tasha Tacosa as


Narcissistic star of the to long running “The¬†Super Power Show” / Deidre the b-star diva.


Rachel Riley as


The dim witted side kick to Battle Babe on the “The Super Power Show” / Frida, Deidre’s¬†b-tv star¬†Nemesis.


And the came….

Christine Nguyen as


Alien twins from outer space¬†sent to earth to warn of impending peril.¬†Believing Deidre and Frida are real superheroes, they¬†come bearing gifts, weapons and or GIANT superpowers …


Jed Rowen as


Good ole boy army colonel is on a mission tracking aliens and UFOs. Stumbling onto GIANT Deidre and Frida in a mission to retrieve  high-tech dangerous alien technology, He has no idea the hell that is about to break loose. 


Film Star Randal Malone as


A diva actor in his own right destined for bigger things in his own mind . Who needs a B-rate kids TV show? MTV is calling!


Jay Woelfel as


Exasperated¬† and desperately regretting selling out his low-budget film career for¬† regular check¬†to shoot¬†“fanny smack for four year olds.”


Robert Rhine aka Corpsey as


Sleazy, greasy, cheesy  Hollywood talent agent who proudly supports the casting couch and the favor for a favor star system.


Eric Spudic as


Broken by the women in his life… yet loves the Giantesses…no wait, hates them…or maybe loves them...


Mark Polonia as


Is still feeling the sting of the film¬†GLITTER. What’s that movie?…exactly


Matt Watts as


Giant babes or not he’s gonna get the job done!


AL Burke as


Class A douchebag misogynist . Always there at the wrong time saying the wrong thing.


Jasper Oliver as


Deidre and Frida are literally the BIGGEST story of his career.


Shawn C Phillips as


Battle Babe’s biggest little fan. All¬†he wants is a few selfies and maybe just a little¬†shake and shimmy in Deidre’s bodacious breasts.



Poorman as


Giant babes in in bikinis, the host of Bikini Beach will be there!


Jeff Leroy


The mad genius behind this crazy cast of characters and the world of Giantess Attack!

Inspired by the shows of the 70’s he had a vision.

The ultimate living cartoon spoof in the form of giant girl power babes and alien twin hotties taking over tinsel town one smashed  building, crushed car and maybe a few eaten people at a time. 


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DIY for the Demented: Evil Clowns and Killer Ghost – The Maya Deren Inspiration



I was cast as Mya Friend : A serious documentary filmmaker with the heart of a wild artist aiming to create an epic, artistic, poetic film about the world of psychic phenomenon . According to Tom (Tom Newth: Director) my character was inspired by the avant garde film artist Maya Deren.


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Maya Deren (April 29, 1917 ‚Äď October 13, 1961), born Eleanora Derenkowskaia (Russian: –≠–Ľ–Ķ–ĺ–Ĺ–ĺŐĀ—Ä–į –Ē–Ķ—Ä–Ķ–Ĺ–ļ–ĺŐĀ–≤—Ā–ļ–į—Ź), was one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer and photographer.
The function of film, Deren believed, like most art forms, was to create an experience; each one of her films would evoke new conclusions, lending her focus to be dynamic and always-evolving.[1] She combined her interests in dance, Haitian Vodou and subjective psychology in a series of surreal, perceptual, black and white short films. Using editing, multiple exposures, jump cutting, superimposition, slow-motion and other camera techniques to her fullest advantage, Deren creates continued motion through discontinued space, while abandoning the established notions of physical space and time, with the ability to turn her vision into a stream of consciousness.

Perhaps one of the most influential experimental films in American cinema was her collaboration with Alexander Hammid on Meshes of the Afternoon (1943). She continued to make several more films of her own, including At Land (1944), A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945), and Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946) ‚Äď writing, producing, directing, editing, and photographing them with help from only one other person, Hella Heyman, as camerawoman. She also appeared in a few of her films but never credited herself as an actress, downplaying her roles as anonymous figures rather than iconic deities.Another notion I have entertained is that being creative in the realm of nonfiction filmmaking requires a willingness to alter the look of things, to find new ways of seeing by using the considerable resources that exist in the medium of motion pictures.

-From Wikipedia

Maya Deren is recognizable as the woman with the enigmatic expression at the window, silently observing from within. Although her eyes indicate distrust, she is not desperate to escape her domestic space, but she is not entirely comfortable immured behind the glass. This image symbolizes some of Deren’s most significant initiatives in experimental cinema. In this still shot she establishes a silent connection with the eyes, suggesting the possibility for reverie or even hallucination. It foreshadows her experiments with superimposition and the juxtaposition of disparate spaces. It is an image that suggests the most compelling themes of her film work: dreaming, reflection, rhythm, vision, ritual and identity. Like Cindy Sherman’s film stills, this image represents a poignant and hesitant moment, but unlike the photographs, Deren’s still shot belongs within a dynamic, kinetic narrative. Maya Deren, who is one of the earliest and most important practitioners of independent filmmaking in which actuality was the central source of imagery. For Maya Deren, actuality included experience of all kinds, both conscious and unconscious, dream and reality. She emerged from an aesthetic heavily influenced by a contemporary excitement with Surrealism, and she was attracted, inexorably, by the power of psychoanalysis and voudou. Deren’s wide sensibilities included interest in such plastic forms as dance and sculpture; and she excelled in the literary arts.

Maya Deren: The High Priestess of Experimental Cinema       sensesofcinema.com

After researching Maya Deren a bit, I found myself connected to her as a female filmmaker and an artist. Within her work she was a risk taker and an unapologetic visionary. ¬†Her visions reminded me as to why I have chosen to create in the manner that I do. Having the freedom ¬†to experiment and express ideas in the independent forum is where I believe great entertainment begins. ¬†Hollywood would ¬†have us believe that great entertainment is little more than a product of witty quips, car chases an who look hot on US Weekly. However, the truth of the matter, great expressions begin somewhere organic, unexpected and often accidentally. Rarely in ¬†a writer’s room on a studio lot ¬†but more likely with ¬†a kid in a garage, an 8mm / outdated digital camera found in box full trash & a passionate need to say something to the world.


Tasha Tacosa ” The Ghost of William MacReady”

Inspired and excited, I was ready to film. Let the journey begin…

DIY for the Demented, the REAL WORLD of independent filmmaking. 13 strangers head to the desert to make a horror movie in less than 7 days. See what happens when things stop being silly and start getting crazy…

 twist and turns no one could have seen coming…


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DYI for the Demented : Evil Clowns & Deadly Ghost

Evil Clowns & Deadly Ghost

…And so it begins…

I always say, “July in Los Angeles is primetime for drug habits and contemplating life choices.¬†Sure, the month kicks off on a holiday weekend high. However, it quickly fizzles down and out. This is the time of year when Tv shows go on hiatus and summer movies often shot in June/August ¬†have either wrapped or have yet to begin pre-production. ¬†Leaving July as an unofficial entertainment industry stand still stay-cation.¬†

At first, it’s fun. Until, the magical allure of binging, boozing and sometimes self-destructive boredom wares away. I’m no good with boredom. AND the screeching heat of the summer sun can be the gateway to angst and insanity

”¬†Why is everything going wrong right now NOW?!¬†What am I doing with my life? ¬†Will my dreams ever come true?”¬†etc. etc. etc.

Is the world actually ending? No, of course not. It’s just July in LA.

FYI as an artist, indulging inner struggle is my natural disposition. 

So when I read this message on facebook 


It was like my present reality had taken on a new light. Again, artist.

The message was from Tom Newth very cool hippie Avant garde Brit Pop director/cinematographer. 


I have worked with him many times in the past few of years. This was to be his horror film debut and he wanted to me to be a part of it.

After reading the script about ghosts, clowns, blood, guts and gore we chatted. Tom told me it was going to be a 5 day shoot in in Nevada with one day in LA.

” I believe with the right cast we could make something really kind off cool. But, you¬†know how these movies go. Long hours and not a lot of frills other than food and lodging. ¬†“

Way to honey the pot, I thought to myself as my auto response replied,” Does our food include beer?”

He swiftly answered “Beer is food,” spoken like the true Brit.

Fair enough.

I don’t know if it was my desperate need to get the hell out of LA or my endless quest for adventure but a day later I responded:


It was official. I was cast in

The Ghost of William MacReady

as the lead role of Mya.

Maybe this movie would be just what I needed to lift my spirits. Maybe fate had stepped in to save my sanity. 


Or maybe

Something wicked this way was about to come….

Welcome to the world of DIY for the Demented, the REAL WORLD of independent filmmaking. 13 strangers head to the desert to make a horror movie in less than 7 days. See what happens when things stop being silly and start getting crazy…

Blood, guts and gore, inevitably a wild ride. Truth be told, this ride was a bit of a weirder than most as there were a few twist and turns no one could have seen coming…


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