I’m excited to let you know I booked a role in a pilot “General Mess,” directed by David Garcia, written by Boas Gonen and produced by Between Pictures, where I got to play a great role - a Russian opera singer with a neurological condition. I sincerely hope this pilot will be picked up and I get to share Lana’s story with all of you.
I had the honor of recording Wildflower’s title song “Meie Elu” with gifted musicians Johanna Telander and Una Tone at the legendary Threshold Recording Studios. Johanna is a New York based Finnish composer who arranged this beautiful Estonian folk tune, accompanied me on piano and sang back up vocals. Una is a seasoned Broadway bound Latvian violinist who plays in the film as well.
Wildflower has been chosen by the New York Women in Film and TV’s for their immigrant stories screening series. NYWIFT is a well-respected organization that stands for women filmmakers and I feel beyond honored that Wildflower is chosen to their program.
As some of you know, I have been working on a short film and I hope you will be a part of my journey to produce a film that means the world to me. I am excited to share what I have put my heart and soul in to making this film a reality and I hope you enjoy it.
Last month I got to be part of Estonian artist Flo performance piece in Performa, which is a visual arts performance biennial in the US. It is always such a great honor to be part of someone’s creation and give life to their vision!
In September I had an opportunity to organize several events in honor of the Estonian President’s, Mrs. Kersti Kaljulaid, visit to New York. I couldn’t be happier how everything turned out and also honored that I got to spend time with my country’s President.
As you can see from the picture, I started my summer with a dream come true… attending the Tony Awards! It was an unforgettable evening full of excitement, exceptional talent and gratitude. Another dream of mine has been to produce a short film. I started working toward this goal a year ago and I’m beyond thrilled to announce that we finished shooting “Wildflower” last week.
If you would like to experience the spirit of European café culture, enjoy books, European food and drinks, please join me this Friday at the Czech Center, which hosts its first European Literature Night. I will be reading Estonian author Rein Raud’s novel “The Brother” in the main room from 8-9pm.