Rachel Galvin and Dave Montalbano next to “Inferno.”
Rachel Galvin’s artwork, titled “Inferno” is displayed at the Bear & Bird Gallery at Tate’s Comics until Nov. 9. The painting went up on Oct. 4 when there was also an artist’s reception, in which Rachel was in attendance. The piece was based on a drawing she did as the illustrator of “Davy Jones & the Heart of Darkness,” written by Dave Montalbano, who also attended the reception. The pair was featured in an artistic blog while there.
Rachel already created a new piece, which is completely different, called A Jew of All Seasons, which was created for an art contest. Both pieces were created on canvas with acrylics and pencil.
Close-up of Rachel Galvin with “Inferno” at Tate’s Bear & Bird Gallery
On September 24, Rachel Galvin’s online show Indie Streak was awarded Web Radio Show of the Year by Women in the Arts Miami. On the show, she interviews film industry professionals.
Women in the Arts gave awards to many creative individuals, including actors, actresses, directors, screenwriters, models, hairstylists, makeup artists, fashion designers, humanitarians, iconic women and more. Winners were determined by votes on the website given to nominees.
The event included a silent auction, the awards ceremony, a fashion show, a short film screening and music by DJ Excel. For more information on the fashion show, visit http://letstalkfashion.blogspot.com. For more on the event, visit www.womenintheartsmiami.com. For more on Rachel Galvin, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Galvin or http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1320999/.
Rachel Galvin had the joy of interviewing her friend, Lloyd Kaufman, founder of Troma and Troma Dance on her show “Indie Streak.” Listen to the show at www.blogtalkradio.com/indiestreak.
Photo is from Florida Supercon 2010.
Rachel Galvin is looking forward to being a part of Jose Prendes’ “The Haunting of Whaley House.” Galvin has been anxious to work with Prendes for quite some time ever since she found out some of her friends were in his film “Corpses Are Forever.” Since she lives in Florida and the production is taking place in Los Angeles, instead of flying to LA, he devised a plan for her to be a part of the film while still in Florida. She will play the 9-11 operator. She has been an operator before and also has done many voice over roles.
Rachel Galvin has joined the team at Campfire Productions to help with the making of “Dakota Documentary,” a documentary about the iconic Dakota Apartments in New York City. Being a History major, Galvin is pleased to be doing research on the history of this landmark. To find out more about this project, directed by Scott Cardinal, visit www.dakotadocumentary.com.
On Jan. 3, Rachel Galvin shot a short film called “Someone Special,” directed by Talina Adamo. She played the girlfriend who finds out her boyfriend is married. On left, Rachel is pictured on the set before an emotional scene.
In an attempt to raise excitement about the upcoming filming of the highly anticipated Sci-Fi webseries “Absolution,” Rachel Galvin created a series of video blogs Oct. 16, which will be aired weekly starting soon on the Absolution website and other venues. Galvin plays Mary Jane Carson, the president of the Scott Dru Fan Club and creator of video blogs done in his honor, as well as his Facebook page, entitled Scott Dru Fans Unite (The site will be launched soon). Carson is not just any fan. This No. 1 fan plans to be Dru’s number one … at all costs.
Check out Absolution’s fan page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150412325161648.418225.504906647&type=3#!/SWAbsolution.
Rachel Galvin and Andrew Brown on set of music video
Rachel Galvin was featured in a music video directed by Troy Bernier of Ginnungagap Filmwerks. The singer is Scott Opiela and the song is “Time to Go, The Sacrifice.” Shooting took place on Aug. 14. The setting was a distant planet. Galvin played an astronaut who must run for her life. NASA may be shut down, but the dreams of planetary travel live on. The outfits may not be as elaborate as a Lady Gaga video, but they were custom-made.
The song is part of the soundtrack for a fun sci-fi romp called “Planeta Desconocido,” a film guaranteed to be unlike anything you’ve seen before. Featuring green screen shots, Tron-esque graphics and a futuristic landscape, the film is a bit like a video game with a game of cat and mouse between good and evil with tragic results.
On July 30, Rachel Galvin was busy acting in a short film for the 48 hour film festival. She worked again with director Kurt Donath, producer Tom Leeman and D.P. Jon van der Baan. Also starring again was Melodie Veverka, who played the lead role. This is the third film that Galvin has been a part of with this crew, but they have done several throughout the years and won many awards in the process. Galvin also worked with this crew in “Lucky Streak and the Crime Fighters,” a feature film. The film won “Best Character.”
The film was written by Melodie Veverka and Rachel Galvin as a mix of “Sex in the City” and “The Hangover.” Although, Galvin’s character seems more “Devil Wears Prada.”
On 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.