Film work

Serafina and the Black Cloak short film book trailers; behind the scenes

I have gathered these photos for the purpose of sharing with a 6th grade classroom this week. All photographs are by Destinee Blau Photography, other than a couple (which are labeled) by Keith Dixon Studios and 1, or 2 phone shots I took. 

They are in no particular order at this point in time and yes, there are more photos of me than there should be, strictly as the talk is about being the key makeup artist. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing these with students at Greeneville Middle School! They are some of the most dedicated fans EVER!

For those interested, the book trailers are Serafina and the Black Cloak, Serafina and the Twisted Staff, and Serafina and the Splintered Heart.

Produced by Bonesteel Films in Asheville NC.
Author Robert Beatty. 
Books published by Disney Hyperion.

   A pause during the shooting of the ballroom scene in "Serafina and the Splintered Heart". Actors from left; Camille Beatty playing the sorceress, Bode Lizarralde playing Braeden Vanderbilt, and Genevive Beatty playing Serafina.

A pause during the shooting of the ballroom scene in "Serafina and the Splintered Heart". Actors from left; Camille Beatty playing the sorceress, Bode Lizarralde playing Braeden Vanderbilt, and Genevive Beatty playing Serafina.

   From the set of "Serafina and the Splintered Heart", touching up actor Bode. 

From the set of "Serafina and the Splintered Heart", touching up actor Bode. 

   Actor Genevive, checking out a phone shot by publicist Scott Fowler on set.

Actor Genevive, checking out a phone shot by publicist Scott Fowler on set.

   Setting up a shot for "Serafina and the Splintered Heart". 

Setting up a shot for "Serafina and the Splintered Heart". 

   Close up of the face paint for the Sorceress on "Serafina and the Splintered Heart." I created this look entirely with Proaiir Hybrid paints.

Close up of the face paint for the Sorceress on "Serafina and the Splintered Heart." I created this look entirely with Proaiir Hybrid paints.

   Author Robert Beatty confers with his daughter about a shot during the ballroom scene of "Serafina and the Splintered Heart."

Author Robert Beatty confers with his daughter about a shot during the ballroom scene of "Serafina and the Splintered Heart."

   The face paint being applied on set.

The face paint being applied on set.

   Ballroom scene from "Serafina and the Twisted Staff"

Ballroom scene from "Serafina and the Twisted Staff"

   Ballroom scene from "Serafina and the Splintered Heart."

Ballroom scene from "Serafina and the Splintered Heart."

   Being goofy with director Paul Bonesteel, and actor Genevive Beatty during the filming of the first book trailer, "Serafina and the Black Cloak." Her hair ribbon was the bane of my existence during that film, as I could not get it to stay in place. 

Being goofy with director Paul Bonesteel, and actor Genevive Beatty during the filming of the first book trailer, "Serafina and the Black Cloak." Her hair ribbon was the bane of my existence during that film, as I could not get it to stay in place. 

   On the Biltmore Estate, during the filming of "Serafina and the Black Cloak."

On the Biltmore Estate, during the filming of "Serafina and the Black Cloak."

   The crew observing Genevive during the filming of the stairway scene, in Biltmore Estate during "Serafina and the Black Cloak."

The crew observing Genevive during the filming of the stairway scene, in Biltmore Estate during "Serafina and the Black Cloak."

   My cat girl! During the premiere party at the NC Arboretum to celebrate the release of the book trailer for "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

My cat girl! During the premiere party at the NC Arboretum to celebrate the release of the book trailer for "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

   Bryan Fowler of Fowler Films, working those camera angles!

Bryan Fowler of Fowler Films, working those camera angles!

   Actors Camille Beatty and Bode Lizarralde, during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff." The dog walked off, dragging Bode behind him more than once!

Actors Camille Beatty and Bode Lizarralde, during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff." The dog walked off, dragging Bode behind him more than once!

   My tools remain the same, but the makeup studio changes moment by moment when on a film set. One must always be prepared for anything! Portability and flexibility are a must.

My tools remain the same, but the makeup studio changes moment by moment when on a film set. One must always be prepared for anything! Portability and flexibility are a must.

   Last minute touch-ups before putting the wig back on actor Genevive Beatty during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

Last minute touch-ups before putting the wig back on actor Genevive Beatty during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

   A Luna Moth? Nope, that was added post production. Chris Durfee does his best to stand in for a moth, along with some help from a light.

A Luna Moth? Nope, that was added post production. Chris Durfee does his best to stand in for a moth, along with some help from a light.

   The crew waits patiently, while I try to get tears streaming down Genevive/Serafina's face for a scene in "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

The crew waits patiently, while I try to get tears streaming down Genevive/Serafina's face for a scene in "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

   Serafina nervously watches the massive flock of birds, not flying overhead. Also a post production effect in this case during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

Serafina nervously watches the massive flock of birds, not flying overhead. Also a post production effect in this case during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

   Last minute touch-ups and a quick chat with director Paul Bonesteel of Bonesteel Films, producer of all three book trailers.

Last minute touch-ups and a quick chat with director Paul Bonesteel of Bonesteel Films, producer of all three book trailers.

   Instructions for Camille, from director Paul Bonesteel, during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

Instructions for Camille, from director Paul Bonesteel, during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

    Assistant Patti Peters helps out for a bit during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff." 

 Assistant Patti Peters helps out for a bit during the filming of "Serafina and the Twisted Staff." 

   Director Paul Bonesteel, and best-selling author Robert Beatty, having a chat during playback.

Director Paul Bonesteel, and best-selling author Robert Beatty, having a chat during playback.

   Genevive patiently getting hair and makeup for a scene during "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

Genevive patiently getting hair and makeup for a scene during "Serafina and the Twisted Staff."

   Patti Peters and myself during the Premiere party for "Serafina and the Twisted Staff." Jennifer and Robert Beatty in background with their youngest.

Patti Peters and myself during the Premiere party for "Serafina and the Twisted Staff." Jennifer and Robert Beatty in background with their youngest.

   First scene, from the first day of filming, from the very first book trailer. None of us had any idea what would happen with "Serafina and the Black Cloak." What an amazing journey it's been!

First scene, from the first day of filming, from the very first book trailer. None of us had any idea what would happen with "Serafina and the Black Cloak." What an amazing journey it's been!