American born Actress, Acting Coach, now Directing stage and indie film. Hailing from VA, currently in NC via NYC! Owner of A.R.U. an actors audition video service and MicheleMidnight Productions. Makers of Zombie Wrangler - The Documentary, the short A Dream on Fire by Blair Boursassa, the family short, Stinky Feet by Writer/Actor Josh Cohen, and commercial & industrial work.
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Michele Seidman, started as an actress (Empire Records, Little Mouth To Feed, Dawsons Creek, Arthur Newman, Golf Pro, Another Life). Though classically trained, later in life she became a blues singer (Michele & the Midnight Blues) with some success with radio airplay around the world, competing in the 2006 International Blues Challenge and starting the National Women in Blues group shortly after. The nWiB has staged festival events and supported, mentored and promoted female blues artists around the world. She is the former Director of Film Studies for CFCC and currently directs & produces indie film, and music events for the National Women in Blues (a 501c). The last 4 events staged in Memphis during the International Blues Challenge. August 2016 issue of Smithsonian Magazine features many female artists seen at their WiB Showcase in January 2016.
Her first short film A Dream on Fire was an official selection at Fort Meyers Beach Film Festival 2013 & Cape Fear Independent Film Festival 2013, where it was also nominated for Best Local Film. It has also been screened in the states at the Dirt Poor Film Fest, Innovative Film Fest, Geek Short Film Fest and over seas at the 2014 Avignon Film Festival, Window on Shorts in France, among others. Her latest short, Stinky Feet, has screened at multiple festival, including as an Official selection of Montana International Children's Film Festival 2016, Cape Fear Independent Film Festival 2016, San Diego Kids Film Festival 2016, Elche International Independent Film Festival 2016, and International Environmetal Film de Cinema del Medi Ambient 2016 (the latter 2, both in Spain) while she preps for her first feature film, Reynard Beck. Michele recently did a lead role in the table readings of a new tv pilot, The Estrogen Ranch.
She was a founding member of the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival, and served as programmer/volunteer for the Cucalorus Film Festival, Associate Member of the Board for the Cape Fear Film Makers Accord, CBW/CFO for The National Women in Blues, Board of Directors TedxHamsptead. She owns The Actors Edge Studio, and Auditions-R-Us in North Carolina. Winner of the 2010 Wayne Bradley Creative Spirit Award from CFIFF. Former owner SMC Talent & Models. Winner/Director, Best Story for You’re Busy at CFI Short Fest 2012. Nominated Director, Best Short for A Dream on Fire, CFIFF 2013. On camera in 1st Place film Goodbye, in the Final Cut Film Festival 2011, starred in A Little Mouth to Feed by Jack Daniel Stanley, Winner for Best Horror Short at Cape Fear Film Festival 2008, won Best Thriller at Hollyshorts 2009, screened at Slamdance 2009. Also at Philly Cine Fest, Toronto After Dark, Texas Bloodbath, Atlanta Horror Fest, Austin Film Fest, and more. She was part of the NYC Trio, 3PM, that were regulars at Who’s on First and Catch A Rising Star, a a semi-finalist in The Duplex Stars of Tomorrow in NYC, recorded vocals for Crossroads and other NYC artists, including jingle work for tv and radio. Also the former front person of the alt rock band, The Edge.
Reynard Beck Mystery ⋄ Adventure Reynard Beck, The Boy Who Could Fly
Film (Comedy, Family, Romance, Music and 1 More) Director/Producer Follow the life of a friendly sock from the time he is a cotton seed, to the time he is born in a sock factory, on to the time where he meets his pair, to when a little boy receives socks as a present from his grandma.
The Odyssey of Destiny
Film (Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance and 1 More) Actress The world is cloaked in winter. Christian Adkins is a Renegade soldier longing for peace and the son of the famed Liberator. Jen is an orphaned nurse desperately trying to save children. When the two soul mates are trapped together at the end of World War III, their lives are forever entwined. Written by Anonymous
Television (Comedy) Actress After having an estranged relationship with his father, Jason, the black sheep of the family, is asked to come back home and help run the family business... See full synopsis »
A Dream On Fire
Film (Drama and Short) Director/ Exec Producer What if a writer living under a brutal dictatorship discovered a sequence of words so perfect it could change the world and end all human conflict? And what if, before he could complete the book it would appear in, he was arrested, tortured and imprisoned? What becomes of the phrase, and what happens to the man? How many times might this have happened in world history? Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Actress Wallace Avery hates his job. His ex-wife and son hate him, and he's blown his one shot at living his dream. Not wanting to face all this, he stages his own death and buys himself a new identity as Arthur Newman. However, Arthur's road trip towards anew life is interrupted by the arrival of the beautiful but fragile Mike, who is also trying to leave her past behind. Drawn to one another, these two damaged souls begin to connect as they break into empty homes and take on the identities of the absent owners: elderly newlyweds, a high-roller and his Russian lady, among others. Through this process, Arthur and Mike discover that what they love most about each other are the identities they left at home, and their real journey, that of healing, begins. Written by Becky Johnston
When Nicole Meets Oliver
Film (Romance and Short) Producer A young French Canadian tourist meets an American who has a thing for pickles.
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Azgrab: The Documentary
Film (Comedy and Sport) Actress Take a first-hand-glance into the realms of everyday-household-names such as 'The Puppet', 'The Old Guy', and 'The Britt'. Run along with 'Slick Willy' into the greater Wild America. Sip upon a play-by-play of Reverend Mellow and his shrine juice. Chillax along side of 'The Pimpster'... And who wouldn't like to scrub the stalls with our very own Granny MC??? Just sit back, relax, and let us do all the work while you explore detailed accounts from Joe and Nate Azgrab about the conjuration, inception, and propagation of America's newest, grandest, and most popular sport. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Actress It's summer 2011 and much of the world is in the icy grasp of a seemingly endless winter. Unemployed web designer John Hanson is conscripted by the Health Service to report on how the people of a small Scottish town are coping with the worsening conditions: freezing temperatures, rising food prices and oil shortages. As infrastructure and government crumble, an illness spreads, taking civilization as we know it to the brink. Faced with this collapse, John is forced to reflect on his inability to confront and commit to life's challenges, and on whether now, in this perilous new world, he can change to protect the ones he loves. Written by Anonymous
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Film (Comedy) Actress When he discovers that an Indian casino is about to be built over the town's historic battlefield, Chase Revere, the self-appointed protector of a small town's rather meager place in American history, joins forces with sexy but dangerous town siren Lucy Shanks to launch an all-out offensive against the project - earning the wrath of the entire town, who believe that the casino will save their decaying local community. Written by RG
Port City P.D.
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A Little Mouth to Feed
Film (Horror and Short) Actress Desperately hoping to have a baby for many years, a devoutly religious Appalachian woman finally makes a deal with the devil in this quirky Southern Gothic terror tale sprinkled with a dash of camp... See full synopsis »
Film (Action and Horror) Casting department In Miami, four small time thieves leaded by Ski decide to rob a bank in the small town of Maysville. The lord Hustle demands a 10% commission and sends his experienced bodyguard Ackson to help the gang in their plan. He goes to the target bank to check the security system, but Ski decides to anticipate the plan for that afternoon. They succeed in the heist, but Deputy Kate activates the alarm and one of the criminals shoots Deputy Duff. When the bank is under siege of the police force, they are attacked by weird creatures. The former government agent Hunter comes to the bank and tells that the vampire zombies had been contaminated by an experimental virus developed by the government through the subjects that have escaped from the laboratory, attacking people in the New Moon to feed themselves. The group joins force to survive to the massive attack of the creatures. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dirty Diamonds Are Forever
Film (Short, Comedy and Music) Actress The low end cover band 'The Dirty Diamonds' with not-so-successful manager Carl Clovis are trying, really trying to become rock stars. They get snubbed at every turn by a Beatles cover band, 'The Dung Beatles' and their cronies who just seem to always be one step ahead of them. Written by Anonymous
Film (Drama) Actress Three couples faced with the everyday challenges of their relationships learn truly how fine the line between love and hate can become.
Love and Omelets
Video (Short, Drama and Romance) Actress Tammy takes a job in the "Goody Goody Omelet House" to build a new life. When a persistent customer uncovers her checkered history, Tammy must face the truth about the past and find the courage to forgive her accuser and herself.
Film (Comedy, Horror and Mystery) Actress A group of middle-aged men want out of their marriages, so they hire an ex-mercenary to do the dirty work. Before long, everyone wants in on the action, and the wives of a sleepy coastal town find themselves on the endangered gender list.
Video (Short, Action and Crime) Actress A diminutive hit man is called on to take care of some skaters.
The Secret Life of Clowns
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Film (Action, Crime and Thriller) Actress After a fellow Officer's funeral, 4 Cops decide that the only way to get rid of the criminal element is to stop arresting the criminals, and start burying them.
Film (Comedy and Short) Actress Popcorn is the story of Donny and Mary's first and quite possibly last date.
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress In mid-1970s Savannah, two bright but rebellious boys, Francis Doyle and Tim Sullivan, fight boredom, hormones and harsh teachers as they struggle to find something meaningful beyond the walls of their parish school. Francis, an exceptional artist whose imaginative forays into a fictional universe of good and evil fill his notebooks with comic-book imagery, creates a netherworld of superhero alter egos for the two boys. When the ultra-strict Sister Assumpta seizes their artwork one day, the boys embark upon an obsessed trail of revenge that ultimately changes their lives. Written by Sujit R. Varma
Film (Comedy) Actress Jack Peterson is the most celebrated birdhouse builder in the town of Stalksdale. His large wooden erections are the talk of the town. He's friendly and attractive and seems to have everything going for him. In fact, you might assume Jack is one of the luckiest guys around. But most don't know that Jack was horribly disfigured at birth, making him incapable of forming close relationships with women. Things start looking up, however, when Jack learns of a medical procedure that can reverse his condition. With the help of his womanizing best friend Alan and an eccentric doctor named Skinner, Jack tries to win the heart of the girl next door and obtain the life he's always wanted. Things turn comically tragic, however, when things don't quite go as planned. Written by Anonymous
Going to California
Television (Drama) Actress Kevin, nicknamed Space, and buddy Hank decide to abandon the routine life to drive across the country. Whatever situation they encounter they adapt and their plans are defined by no rules, no map, just go.
Television (Drama and Romance) Actress Set in a small coastal, Massachusetts town named Capeside, Dawson's Creek tells the story of four teenagers as they struggle through adolescence. This is particularly true for 15-year-olds Dawson Leery, an introspective dreamer and Joey Potter, a precocious tomboy unaware of her beauty. Best friends since childhood, they are about to enter that confusing time in life where nothing is the way it was and nothing is as it seems. Written by John <email@example.com>
Film (Action) Actress Karate fighting flick, with a strange story of revenge in a drug gang world.
To Love, Honor and Deceive
TV Movie (Crime, Mystery and Thriller) Actress Sydney Carpenter was happy as a housewife devoted to her husband Matthew and their little boy Adam, till they both die in a boat accident. Shortly after she's irritated when local PD Det. Jim Sanders tells her probably nothing can be done, but soon she finds him most helpful, especially after FBI Special Agent Kyle Lassiter insists he walks away from the case. They dig on as she is the target of more criminal visits, discovering Matthew had a dark past and got into the witness protection program, but are told that his staged accident actually killed him... Written by KGF Vissers
Film (Comedy, Drama, Music and Romance) Actress A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed? Written by Anonymous
Video (Animation, Action and Comedy) Actress Tsujimoto Natsumi, a powerful young cop with a penchant for daredevil motorcycle riding, is teamed on her first day of work with another rookie, Kobayakawa Miyuki, a whiz of a mechanic and hell on wheels with a car. While the impulsive Natsumi and the quieter Miyuki don't seem to have anything in common at first, they soon learn that they compliment each other well on the job. In short, they become the perfect team to chase the bad guys down, where ever they appear in Tokyo. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Comedy, Crime, Drama, Musical and 2 More) Actress In 1939, WBN, a fourth radio network, is about to take to America's airwaves. As if the confusion of the premiere night wasn't enough, Penny Henderson, the owner's secretary, must deal with an unhappy sponsor, an overbearing boss and a soon-to-be ex-husband who desperately wants her back. As the broadcast begins, a mysterious voice breaks the broadcast and suddenly members of the cast turn up dead. It's up to her husband Roger, to find out whodunit as the police chase him through the halls of WBN. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
Television (Action, Adventure, Family and Mystery) Actress The now legendary, almost mythical character of Indiana Jones once had a childhood. Every episode starts out with the elderly man that he is in the 1990's getting into a specific situation where he has to tell a story from his past. The stories go back to when he was ten years old and on a world tour with his father, and to his late-teens when he fought in World War I. Written by Steve Richer <email@example.com>
The Lost Capone
TV Movie (Action, Crime and Drama) Actress While Al Capone works his way up from top-dog street gang thug captain in Chicago to U.S. crime king, his brother Jimmy Capone chooses the righteous way, actually with father's blessing, leaving Illinois for small town Harmony in Nebraska, where he adopts the alias Richard Hart, marries teacher Kathleen, has offspring and becomes its incorruptible town marshal, with a loyal Indian deputy. When his efficient fight against Al's illegal alcohol trade starts to bite financially, the gang's top lawyer is sent to buy 'Hart' or order his death, but recognizes Jimmy and arranges a fraternal reunion in Chicago. Yet money nor threats can turn Jimmy bad... Written by KGF Vissers
Rupan sansei: Fûma ichizoku no inbô
Film (Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy and 1 More) Actress Lupin (referred to as "Rupan" in AnimEigo's translations) must rescue his companion Goemon's bride-to-be after she is kidnapped by a ninja clan intent on stealing her family's ancestral treasure. Written by Christopher E. Meadows <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Television (Drama) Actress Produced by evangelist Pat Robertson's CBN Network, "Another Life" initially emerged as a daily religious serial, which attempted to add a touch of "Christian morality" to traditional soap stories. Centering on the beleaguered Davidson family of Kingsley, Virginia, "Another Life" faced low-ratings and soon segued into more typical soapy fare, as murders, kidnappings, and an extremely bizarre story about a demonic cult leader highlighted its final years. Written by Mark Faulkner <email@example.com>
Nominated, Best Family Short, CFIFF, Stinky Feet
Nominated, Best Drama, CFIFF, for A Dream on Fire
Best Story, CFIFN 48 Film Challenge
CFIFF Wayne Bradley Creative Spirit Award Recipient
Lead talent in A Little Mouth to Feed, Official Selection - SLAMDANCE
Lead talent in A Little Mouth to Feed, Best Horror Short CFIFF