TALLIE MARA MEDEL

I AM AN ACTOR AND A DANCING COMEDIAN

BEHAVING BADLY FOR NATHAN SILVER’S ‘STINKING HEAVEN’

Sarah Salovaara for Filmmaker Magazine 

1:25 I try to eat while actors Hannah Gross and Tallie Medel do vocal exercises about butt yeast on either side of me. Tallie, whom I am pleasantly surprised to see, was a late addition, filling a role originally written for a teenager. “But all these teenagers were trying so hard to act,” Nathan interjects. “And I realized I just wanted Tallie.”

link to full article here.

NEXT!

A quick update:

Monday I’ll begin filming a second feature with Nathan Silver, who you can read about in the NY Times here. The rest of the summer is dedicated to COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM, with two more features set to film this fall/winter and another round of filming for COP KILLER, directed by Jordan Chesney.

You can catch both JOY KEVIN and UNCERTAIN TERMS at some great film festivals this summer and fall, and COCOON is releasing a second season of REHEARSAL later this summer/fall. We shot a music video last month with some of AstroNautico’s boys due out this summer. We’ve also got some shows coming up that we’re frothy for.

I got back to NYC from my home state of Alaska a few days ago, where local filmmaker Marc Osborne Jr. and I shot a music video for DJ AlterNative. You can see our last project for AlterNative here.

14 Movies and Events We’re Excited About at the 2014 L.A. Film Festival
"Uncertain Terms"



Filmmaker Nathan Silver has been cranking out a series of improv-heavy character studies with a confident sensibility rarely seen among directors of his generation. (Silver is 30.) With features like “Soft in the Head” and “Exit Elena,” the writer-director has explored lively, intelligent personalities with a mixture of naturalism, humor and often staggering insight into conflicted mindsets. “Uncertain Terms” continues that focus with a tender portrait of a Brooklynite who flees a troubled marriage to spend time in the Hudson Valley at his aunt’s house, where she runs a program for pregnant teenagers. While the residents express curiosity over their new visitor’s backstory, he in turn discovers a potential new direction for his life in the company of fresh faces — which doesn’t exactly solve his current problems. Expect strong performances and wise monologues alongside some awkward romantic developments, all of which take place with a brisk pace that bodes well for Silver’s blending of traditional stories with freewheeling techniques.
Tickets here.

14 Movies and Events We’re Excited About at the 2014 L.A. Film Festival

"Uncertain Terms"

Filmmaker Nathan Silver has been cranking out a series of improv-heavy character studies with a confident sensibility rarely seen among directors of his generation. (Silver is 30.) With features like “Soft in the Head” and “Exit Elena,” the writer-director has explored lively, intelligent personalities with a mixture of naturalism, humor and often staggering insight into conflicted mindsets. “Uncertain Terms” continues that focus with a tender portrait of a Brooklynite who flees a troubled marriage to spend time in the Hudson Valley at his aunt’s house, where she runs a program for pregnant teenagers. While the residents express curiosity over their new visitor’s backstory, he in turn discovers a potential new direction for his life in the company of fresh faces — which doesn’t exactly solve his current problems. Expect strong performances and wise monologues alongside some awkward romantic developments, all of which take place with a brisk pace that bodes well for Silver’s blending of traditional stories with freewheeling techniques.

Tickets here.

RUNNING WOMEN

dir. Adam Lerman

with Becky Baumwoll and myself

Becky is one of my very favorite actors. Please enjoy her face, and follow the link on her name to see her mime troupe BROKEN BOX MIME THEATER.

Adam and I met at Upright Citizens Brigade and enjoy a mutual obsession with one another. Please enjoy his work, and follow the link on his name to see all that he does.

Tickets are on sale for UNCERTAIN TERMS at the Los Angeles Film Festival. You can purchase here.
Sat, Jun 14th 4:40pm
Tue, Jun 17th 9:30pm

Tickets are on sale for UNCERTAIN TERMS at the Los Angeles Film Festival. You can purchase here.

Sat, Jun 14th 4:40pm

Tue, Jun 17th 9:30pm

TALLIE MEDEL | ACTING REEL 2014

An updated smatter! With thanks to Alex Fischer, wonderful director and COCOON-collaborator extraordinaire.

LA FILM FESTIVAL Y’ALL READY
Uncertain Terms
preceded by 37.4 S
Narrative Competition
(USA, 2014, 74 mins, HDCam)
World Premiere
Directed By: Nathan Silver
Screenwriters: Nathan Silver, Chloe Domont, Cody StokesProducers: Chloe Domont, Richard Peete, Josh MandelCinematographer: Cody StokesEditor: Cody StokesMusic: The Blair Brothers, KhiaCast: India Menuez, David Dahlbom, Tallie Medel, Gina Piersanti, Hannah Gross, Adinah Dancyger, Cindy Silver
LA FILM FESTIVAL Y’ALL READY
Uncertain Terms
preceded by 37.4 S

Narrative Competition

(USA, 2014, 74 mins, HDCam)
World Premiere

Directed By: Nathan Silver

Screenwriters: Nathan Silver, Chloe Domont, Cody Stokes
Producers: Chloe Domont, Richard Peete, Josh Mandel
Cinematographer: Cody Stokes
Editor: Cody Stokes
Music: The Blair Brothers, Khia
Cast: India Menuez, David Dahlbom, Tallie Medel, Gina Piersanti, Hannah Gross, Adinah Dancyger, Cindy Silver
THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT rises again for a screening at the University of St. Andrews (founded in 1410!) in Fife, Scotland on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00 pm. The film screens in School 3 of St Salvator’s Quad, in a good HD version. *I am present through the miracle of Skype. Ask me questions about incest! I’m looking forward to hearing all these brogues!

promo via Dan Sallitt

THE UNSPEAKABLE ACT rises again for a screening at the University of St. Andrews (founded in 1410!) in Fife, Scotland on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00 pm. The film screens in School 3 of St Salvator’s Quad, in a good HD version. *I am present through the miracle of Skype. Ask me questions about incest! I’m looking forward to hearing all these brogues!

promo via Dan Sallitt

COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM PRESENTS REHEARSAL

EPISODE 8 - MAGIC HOUR

SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS

I am very happy to receive the award for Outstanding Performance in the Independent Visions category of the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival. Thank you Sean Price Williams, Kate Sheil, and Matt Grady, and thank you for presenting your awards in the strangest way I have ever seen.
JOY KEVIN is great and I’m lucky to have played a part. If you want to see us, spread the word.

I am very happy to receive the award for Outstanding Performance in the Independent Visions category of the 2014 Sarasota Film Festival. Thank you Sean Price Williams, Kate Sheil, and Matt Grady, and thank you for presenting your awards in the strangest way I have ever seen.

JOY KEVIN is great and I’m lucky to have played a part. If you want to see us, spread the word.

HEY!

We three women of COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM were pleased as punch to be interviewed by Dance Enthusiast on the upcoming Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts. This is one of my favorite shows in NYC and we’re honored to participate three years running. Please come! If you’re new to dance, this is the perfect entrance to a lifetime of the best thing, and if you’re an old fan, then you’ll REALLY get it.

April 3 – 6, 2014

118 North 11th Street, 3rd Floor, 
Brooklyn, NY 11249 
www.triskelionarts.org 
718-599-3577 info@triskelionarts.org

OH BOY! COCOON CENTRAL DANCE TEAM HAS A NEW EPISODE OF ‘REHEARSAL!’