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Personal Blog --- Update on acting work

Just a quick update as to what I have been up to as an actor.

*I am in process of filming "End of the Living," a kick-ass zombie short in which I am a lead, directed by Tommy Nelson.

*I am a lead in "The Trap," by D.S. Ullery, a short crime drama which shoots in November. I play a tough street chick.

*I just got cast in "On the Seventh Day" in the role of Nancy, a trailer trash Southerner, which also shoots in November.

*I just finished three… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on September 19, 2008 at 10:37am — No Comments

"Eagle Eye" looks good

Okay, I am one of those people that doesn't mind Shai LeBeouf. Ok, "Transformers" may have been a bit cheesy, but I genuinely liked "Disturbia." The film "Eagle Eye," which comes out 9.26, looks really good. Action packed. It is done by the same people as "Disturbia."

What do you think?

Added by Rachel Galvin on September 18, 2008 at 4:20pm — No Comments







CASTING EXTRAS (M/F- Zombies) for indie film


West Palm Beach/ Boyton

Hello. I am a local director that is finshing up shooting a short film on nanotechology and Zombies. I am needing extras for 2 scenes one will take place in West Palm Beach and I will need 8 to 10 extras that will have to wear theatrical makeup and will take… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on September 14, 2008 at 12:36pm — No Comments

My Newsletters


I am emailing from Sunny South Florida! I have some exciting news! I have newsletters available for FREE!

Types of Newsletters Available:

1) Marketing Your Business: Learn how to make the most out of your marketing potential no matter your business model.

2) The Film Industry: This will include tips for actors, tried and true methods for filmmakers from filmmakers with… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on September 13, 2008 at 1:36am — No Comments

RE: "Lakeview Terrace"

Personally, anything with Jackson is bound to be good. This is a premise that has been done before but I think the cop element is a twist. I am surprised at how much flack I am reading about there being an interracial couple! It's the 21st century people! Concentrate on the film. It looks like a good movie to me.

Added by Rachel Galvin on September 10, 2008 at 2:02am — 1 Comment

Audition Woes & Zombie Transformations

The process of auditioning can often suck. You constantly need to prove your worth. I know well what you are supposed to do, but don't always do it. In this case, I let myself get distracted by someone else's audition and let it color (or change) what I was intending to do. Now, I suppose I am the only one that knows that. I have no idea how the audition looked to others. I am sure it was adequate. But I wanted drop mouth to the floor spectacular. I guess I am a perfectionist in that way. I… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on August 30, 2008 at 5:20pm — No Comments


I heard about Jack Zink passing away tonight. I was shocked. I didn't know he was sick. I didn't know Jack well but back when I was a theater critic for New Times, he was always so kind to me. In a group of curmudgeon reporters, he always was the one to an extend a welcome to me and make me feel part of the old school group. He was a very kind and sincere man and I am saddened that he is gone. It is a loss to our community.

Added by Rachel Galvin on August 22, 2008 at 1:35am — No Comments

Need an Agent?

Look at:

Tip: Call them and ask where to email your headshot. They will get back to you if interested. They are always busy so can cut you off. Be brief and to the point, no small talk.

Added by Rachel Galvin on August 10, 2008 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Acting Classes

Contact IndependentStreak member Michael Haney if you are interested in a Scene Study class. He teaches the principals of Sanford Meisner and how to live truthfully in the imaginary circumstances. His classes are held in Palm Beach. His school is called Palm Beach Acting School.

Interested in a Commericial class? Needing to learn the basics? New to the biz? Contact IndependentStreak member/ founder Rachel Galvin, who will be starting these acting classes soon in either Boca or… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on August 10, 2008 at 11:50am — No Comments


Director Tommy Nelson, featured now in, is doing a new short film called "End of the Living," a zombie film. This will be his second film and will be created under the name Forgotten Films.

He is looking for a couple of extras. You will get credit and a copy of the movie. The film will be screened on the big screen in West Palm Beach upon completion and all extras will be considered for later work.... no guarantees, but it's a great foot in the door with an… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on August 8, 2008 at 7:07pm — No Comments


Added by Rachel Galvin on August 8, 2008 at 5:54pm — No Comments


* Before going into an audition, I always try to do some vocal exercises -- usually on the way there.

* When you slate, make sure to not say your name as a question (lifting your voice as if in a questioning format). Be confident, smile.

*Try to look up from the script (if a cold read) as much as possible without losing your place.

*Ask questions about the character if needed before auditioning. Keep it brief.

***Don't know what a slate is? Need more… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on August 5, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

IT's the 9th, not the 8th

It's on the 9th, not the 8th for the casting!

Interested? Call Velma at Famous Faces before 3 p.m. at 954.321.8883. Tell her Rachel sent you and you are a member of IndependentStreak.

I will be there that day too!

Added by Rachel Galvin on August 1, 2008 at 2:44pm — No Comments


There is a TV Food show looking for extras. I believe it is on the 8th, possibly the 9th. It is minimal hours and pays $75!!! Call for more information -- Velma at Famous Faces --954.321.8883


Added by Rachel Galvin on August 1, 2008 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Killer Deal --winner of a 2007 48 hour film fest

Everyone loves a good contest. There seems to be a few 48 hour film fests. a Take a look at one of last year's winners: "Killer Deal" from Extreme… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on July 29, 2008 at 2:50pm — No Comments

48 Hour Film Festival - This Weekend!!

The Miami 48 Hour Film Project

The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Miami on the weekend of August 1. Filmmakers from all over the Miami area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world for the title "Best 48 Hour Film of 2008".

This year, we will be expanding the submission requirements, allowing participants to deliver High Definition projects, using tapeless media.

Enter… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on July 29, 2008 at 2:13pm — No Comments


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Added by Rachel Galvin on July 28, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments


Creative Artists Network presents Independent Streak! A resource for the filming industry in all aspects, including art, music, props, actors, directors, producers, craft service and beyond! Are you an actor looking for exposure? Are you a director looking to market your film to a wider audience? Are you new in town and looking to meet other creative types? Are you a company looking for product placement opportunities? Then you are in the right place!

Creative Artists Network was… Continue

Added by Rachel Galvin on July 23, 2008 at 11:50pm — No Comments

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