Seeing Glory (2017)
Gloria prepares a feast of the senses for the rapidly ailing Eva in an attempt to share a perfect evening and be seen for the woman she truly is. Writer-director Rick Hamilton's newest film is a bittersweet story of fine wine, dementia and the immortal words of Virginia Woolf.
starring Brenda Crawley and Emily Blake
Written and Directed by Rick Hamilton
Cinematography by Moses Akempta
Original Score by Hazel Turnbull
Seeing Glory premiered at the Toronto Black Film Festival. It's US premiere was at qFLIX Philadelphia, where it won the Audience Choice Award for best female film!
Film credits: Will’s Mom in Root of Happiness, Missy in Danni and Head Nurse in The Visit. Theatre credits: Heroina in Keys (Broadway Bound Festival), Oralia in Daughters of the Mock (Negro Ensemble Company), La Madrecita in Camino Real (Columbia Stages Theatre), Belinda in The Messiah Complex (National Black Theatre), Luanne in First Time (Aching Dogs Theatre), Angela in The Names (The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre) and Mrs. Muller in Doubt (The Gloria Maddox Theatre). For more info, see her brendacrawley.com.
Emily Bayard Blake studied with Stella Adler and Herbert Berghof. New York theatre includes Simone in Simone de Beauvoir: Notes on a Life, based on the life of the French feminist; Mistress Quickly, Henry IV part 1; Joan Collins, Dressing Room Divas; Ensemble Studio Theatre First Brew series; Masha, Three Sisters; Mrs. Alving, Ghosts (West Side Rep); new works at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and Theater for the New City. France: Claire, The Maids; a series of solo pieces on Vincent van Gogh (Last Words), Emily Dickinson (A Mirror of Words), sonnets of Shakespeare (A Sundial), Kleist (La Marquise d'O), all for the Avignon "Off" Festival. She has a small theatre studio in Paris theatredelasolitude.com.
Ellen is an actor and improviser based in New York City. She trained at Improvisation News Studios and Atlantic Acting School. For more information, visit ellenko.com.
Megan is a resident of Queens by way of Philadelphia, and is thrilled to be a part of another beautiful Rick Hamilton film! Rooted primarily in stage acting, Megan most recently directed "A String of Pearls" by Michelle Lowe, and will be taking the stage at BAM and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018 as an original cast member of "Your Alice" by Billie Aken-Tyers. Notable stage credits: "Women Are Crazy Because Men Are A**holes" (Cherry Lane) "Gymnos: A Geeks Tragedy" (HERE), "Some Night" (Ophelia Theatre Group), "Put A Fork In It" (Triad - Stage 72) Angelina Ballerina (Nat'l Tour). Film/New Media: "I See Jesus", "Wink" "Find Love, NYC", and "The Fear Inside." Megan is a loyal acting student of the Terry Knickerbocker studio and recently completed the studio's Film & Television course levels 1, 2, & 3. meganmagee.com.
Claudine is a filmmaker and photographer studying at The New School.
Hazel is a composer for visual media based in West Lothian, Scotland. She graduated from The University of Aberdeen in 2011 with an Honours degree in performance and composition, and holds two Masters degrees from the University of Edinburgh; one in Composition for Screen, and the other in Sound Design. A keen advocate of equality in audio-related professions and a proud Women in Games Ambassador, she has scored the music for several animations, short films, theatre, and video games. For more information, see her website.