Family Business…

Opening the Mind is heaping with family business. Some whom are still in my life, some whom have moved on and some who are no longer walking the soil we take for granted. Many in your art life you hold higher then some family. Many spend a lifetime seeking their film family. Some are actually legit family and support any crazy ideas you may have.

When I was 22 I cast my own Mum. That film was the first to open doors, win true and legit awards. Producers were after her when we were at the festival circuit. Voices published in the likes of Fangoria and Rue Morgue magazines asked how I cast Ellen Burstyn. The reality is my Mum’s name is actually Pamela Anderson.

To this day, I’ve only had enough guts to pester my Mum three times to step in front of the camera. Opening the Mind is her second ever performance and the final to be completed. Clearly our next film will be Oscar worthy and starring my very own Mum. But until then, we can celebrate the moments we’ve shared both on set and much more on the real life set. Reality. Often for artists like myself, those lines blur. But rest assured I do know that my Mum is Pamela Anderson and not Ellen Burstyn…