Rachel Galvin starts acting coaching

Rachel Galvin returns to coaching actors by working in collaboration with Talina Adamo Oblander’s Black Onyx Productions. She will be working with actors to help hone their script in preparation for a demo reel scene to be shot by Oblander. By helping actors break down the scene and discover their character, she is able to bring out the emotions and beats within the scene to bring it alive and make a better showcase for the actor.

She is in plans to do a basics seminar (also with Oblander) at the end of July. Plans to be announced soon. This will follow many of the points she covers in her book “Basics of the Biz,” but will elaborate on her standard seminar which has been featured at the Delray Beach and Lake Worth film festivals.

Interested in coaching or workshop? Contact Galvin at ravenprods@yahoo.com.

“I plan on making them a bit more interactive,” said Galvin, who is excited to also be working with actors one on one.

See Rachel Galvin at Florida SuperCon!

Rachel Galvin & Kurt DonathJuly 1-4, Rachel Galvin will be at the Florida SuperCon with her director Kurt Donath promoting their film “Lucky Streak & the Crime Fighters.” Rachel played Amazing Grace, a retired superhero who comes back into the crime fighting game in order to save her daughter. Come see the film, buy a copy or get an autographed picture of Rachel and the cast. See ya there! http://www.floridasupercon.com/

Rachel Galvin stars in John Hamblin’s “Boca Raton: It’s Happening”

DBFF 2011 048On April 14 at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, a medium-sized crowd assembled to watch the four contestants for the Script to Reel contest. Director John Hamblin was one of the directors brave enough to take on the challenge. The stipulation in creating the quickly-put-together project was that it has to include a certain line of dialogue, feature product placement from the Downtown Boca Raton Film Festival sponsors, it had to feature the mascot Leo–the dog, and a few others fun last-minute things. He pulled it off.

Rachel Galvin was one of the leads. “I played the quirky wife,” she said. “I used a lot of my own personality in the character. I had a blast working with the creative cast and crew. John was great! He allowed us to really make the parts our own and embellish (Improv) as we saw fit. I was able to bring and utilize my own props to really bring the character to life.”

The short film also starred Robert Gordon Spencer, as her husband, Alyn Darnay, Larry Gotterer and other dedicated actors. It shows again on Sunday, April 17, at 5 p.m. at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center.

“Basics of the Biz” seminar a success

Rachel Galvin’s first seminar on “Basics of the Biz” brought in 15 people! The workshop was held as part of the Delray Beach Film Festival.

“I was please that so many showed up,” said Galvin. “I am always happy to teach others what I have learned and the mistakes and successes I have had.”

The response was overwhelmingly positive. Galvin hopes to have more seminars soon.seminar and radio show-03-25 005

Rachel Galvin teaches class on the biz for DBFF

pic of me taken by Gordon Tobol

pic of me taken by Gordon Tobol

On Thursday morning, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the Crest Theater in Delray Beach (51 N. Swinton Ave), Rachel Galvin will be going over some pointers for those wanting to get involved in the acting industry. This is a one hour free workshop. Bring your headshot and resume.

Talking points: Why act? Are you cut out for it? Costs? How do you protect self? Union or not? Types of headshots/ resumes, classes, ways to network/ market self, theater vs. film, how to get an agent, how to treat agent or casting director, questions to ask, etc, difference between here and Los Angeles…and more!

Her book “Basics of the Biz” (available on Amazon.com) will be available for sale.

More info. on fest: www.independentstreak.ning.com or www.dbff.us.

“Lucky Streak & the Crime Fighters” screening/ radio interview

Rachel Galvin came out to the screening of her film “Lucky Streak & the Crime Fighters” on March 21 at Cinema Paradiso. She was joined by cast & crew and 150 guests. The official premier is June 18 at Florida SuperCon. She will be on www.W4cy.com talking about the movie on March 25 at 4 p.m.

Lucky Streak cast & crew came out for screening

Lucky Streak cast & crew came out for screening

www.luckystreakthemovie.com.

Rachel Galvin in “Lost Angel”

Rachel Galvin & Keri Lurtz on set of "Lost Angel"

Rachel Galvin & Keri Lurtz on set of "Lost Angel"

“Working on the set of ‘Lost Angel’ was a real privilege,” said Rachel Galvin, who not only had the chance to be a student named Joan in the film, but also took on the role as production assistant. “The cast and crew showed the utmost professionalism. In fact, it was the most serious sets I have worked on since Los Angeles.”

Perhaps the professionalism on set stemmed from those involved in the process, including writer/ director/ lead actress Keri Lurtz, whose last film “Unconditional” was shown at Cannes Film Festival. Lurtz is accomplished in her own right in all aspects of the business. Joining this talent was a whole crew of top notch workerbees. For more information on the film, visit www.imdb.com/title/tt1524558 or www.lostangelthemovie.com.

Scott Gerard (camera operator) & Rachel Galvin on set of "Lost Angel"

Scott Gerard (camera operator) & Rachel Galvin on set of "Lost Angel"

Galvin had the chance to work in many different aspects as a production assistant, including everything from dressing the set and reading lines with waiting actors to tracking down extras, doing behind the scenes footage and still photography. Her main assignment seemed to be helping the grips, which involved moving lights, cables, sandbags, cameras, etc. She also placed props and overall made sure that everything was running smoothly under the direction of Assistant Director, Theresa Frankel, who also was 5th unit director.

“It was laborious to be sure,” she said, “lifting all that equipment gave me a workout. But I had a blast. It was interesting because I was holding the camcorder of (3rd and 4th unit) director, Jeff Yarlett, and my camera at all times so that I could capture footage and I was hauling gear at the same time!”

Actor Stelio Savante (“Starship Troopers”) came in from Los Angeles to join the cast. “It was wonderful to watch the dynamic between his character and Keri’s, who played Samantha. It was electric. They really played with the roles making it fresh every time.”

The film was originally released in 2009, but required some reshoots and that is when Savante and several other actors, including Galvin, were brought into the mix.

“Lost Angel” will be shown at the Delray Beach Film Festival on March 28 at 12 p.m. at the Crest Theatre, 51 N. Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach.