Courtesy of Boothe Global Perspectives: bootheglobalperspectives.com/business
Catharine Pilafas recounts a story when, as a child, whe was on stage with her mother in the audience. In the above video, you will see why the phrase "Hair on fire". Cat describes how her purse somehow caught a spark and was afire, as her mother was almost having a heart attack, watching in the audience Cat continued to speak her lines. Amazingly, she put out the fire, she never lost a beat. She recalled that the thought hit her: "I was on fire, and I managed to finish my lines. I can do this!" She went on to college in Colorado, studied acting and dance, and then was invited to do some off-Broadway productions in New York City. See Video here: https://youtu.be/DzCetAUmDh0
As she puts it, she has always been a climber, always seeking to penetrate the next level, achieve the next goal, overcome the next barrier. So she has been a successful actress with movies under her belt. She has done dance and choreography. She has written books and screenplays. She has produced her own film and then went on to win an international director-producer award. She sings, and she mentors and teaches upcoming actors.
If you have never had the pleasure to meet her or work with her, this interview will give you a sample of this amazing, upbeat personality.
We at BigSkyVoices (You Tube) invite you to take a look.
Cat has already achieved more than many in the movie industry, and we have no doubt that her path is strong and focused, and we can't wait to see what happens next in her career.
As for us, Ben Boothe at www.benboothe.com or www.bootheglobalperspectives.com and Victor Waumett at www.storytellerfilms.com, we will be rooting for you Cat!
Video features the original song OM+ME, written by Catharine Pilafas, recorded and produced at Timbojo Productions studio in Albuquerque, N.M. and features vocals from: Adam Burch, Monique Candelaria, Tiffany Neeley, and Catharine Pilafas.
"My eyes had gradually adapted to the dwindling light outside as the horse stumbled through stones and gorse, so it was a shock to step from near-dark into what seemed a blaze of light inside. As the dazzle receded, I could see that in fact the single room was lit only by a fire, several candlesticks, and a dangerously old-fashioned-looking oil lamp.
“What is it ye have there, Murtagh?”
The weasel-faced man grabbed me by the arm and urged me blinking into the firelight.
“A Sassenach wench, Dougal, by her speech.”
- excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's series, Outlander
On a solo road trip to Phoenix to spend my mother's birthday with her, I discovered I wanted to be nothing more than a "Sassenach." All thanks to Diana Gabaldon's series, Outlander. Audio booking is rather a precious past time of mine. Like I am earning a currency that feels like I am buying back time. Read by Davina Porter, a master of the United Kingdom dialects, I was in love, lust, and adventure blushed by the books end. Summoned to parrot back the dialogue and descriptions read aloud in British, Scottish, and all of the delightful in between, I soon realized I must teach Voice and Dialects again. Below is information about how you too, can be a bonny lass, Scottish highlander, an Irish spirit and beyond.
In Voice + Speech and Introduction to Dialects, actors will explore and garner the tools to free their natural human voice. Actors will learn the Kristin Linklater and Rudolf Laban methods and develop awareness to recognize and shift unnecessary tension in the face, voice and body to evoke “relaxed readiness.” The class will also introduce the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) which is the basis of learning dialects. The dialects that will be taught: British, Irish, Russian, and German. Actors will practice a dialect of their choice in an assigned scene or monologue to be performed for the final class.
EARLY BIRD PRICE- $241.88
(ENDS September 18th at 11:59PM)
REGULAR PRICE - $295.63
Bringing a little more Xanadu into the world.