Spotlight Fanny Veliz (Day 5) – I thought I’d end Fanny’s spotlight spread with some words of advice and wisdom from the woman herself. Fanny has been putting up these vlogs where she talks about what she has learned in the business. This one is about the importance of networking.
Like I said before, I really do admire Fanny. When I see someone like her really doing everything she can to break down walls and open those doors, it’s inspiring. Many artists forget about the “business” in show business. Not Fanny. She’s always out there working and hustling. She creates her own opportunities. She’s a work horse.
Fanny recently got into a pretty bad car accident. The accident may have wrecked her car and gave her some bumps and bruises but it wasn’t gonna stop Fanny. A few days later, she was at her LA screening of Homebound in a neck brace and all. Not much is gonna keep this very strong woman down!
Spotlight Fanny Veliz (Day 4) – So not only does Fanny write and direct but she is also a talented actress. In her latest movie, Homebound, she plays the female lead. The first scene in her acting reel is taken from that film.
Spotlight Fanny Veliz (Day 3) – Here’s another music video that Fanny directed.
Spotlight Fanny Veliz (Day 2) – Most of my talented friends in one way or another volunteered their time and skills for Strangely Attractive’s 52 Week Challenge. I sent out a call during the challenge via Facebook that if anybody wanted to collaborate with my band and do one of the 52 videos whether be in one or direct one, we’d be all for it. Fanny was one of my friends who came up to me to volunteer. See, she’ll never sit back and wait! This is the video that Fanny directed for my band’s video challenge.
Spotlight Fanny Veliz (Day 1) – Fanny is the writer, director, and star of the indie feature Homebound. I’ve seen it at an LA screening and it is a fantastic film.
According to the official website (www.homeboundmovie.com), “Homebound is the story of Richard Lynn, a successful young man who returns to his small hometown, El Campo, Texas. He has to help his father Gilberto who’s ill with cancer, run the family business, a dilapidated bar. Richard Lynn, accidently falls in love for the first time with Sofia, a Venezuelan immagrant who speaks very little English.
As Richard Lynn befriends Sofia’s son and is reminded of the friendship and culture of his hometown, he learns more about his father’s illness, the truth about his mother’s passing and their plans for him when he inherits it all. His secret desire to burn down the bar, which he blames for his mother’s death, surfaces as he questions everything, his past, his future, and his understanding family.
The film is heartwarming, with inspiring performances, unexpected twists and a passionate ending that will delight audiences around the world.”
This is the official trailer. If it’s playing at a theater near you, check it out!
Spotlight spread time! This week I’m spotlighting a very talented director friend of mine, Fanny Veliz. I first met Fanny through my close friend, another talented filmmaker by the name of Iris Almaraz. Iris had a short film called “La Puta” that got accepted into a film festival that also featured Fanny’s short film as well.
I’ve always admired Fanny. Every since I’ve known her, she’s always been a go-getter! She’s got a take-charge attitude. She’ll never just sit in the back waiting for things to happen. She’ll create her own opportunities!