The Family that Makes Films Together…
I frequently post entries about my adventures in filmmaking. But more and more, filmmaking seems to run in the family. My wife Trudy plays a huge role in every stage of the films I make, from conception through post-production, and will receive a long overdue Associate Producer credit on my feature Notzilla. But now, more and more, my daughters are getting into the act, and I couldn’t be prouder to follow in the footsteps of other filmmaking families like the Reiners, the Coppolas, and the Reitmans.
My daughter Amanda, currently completing her degree in media production, is writing and directing short films, and has set her course on writing and directing features. She served on Notzilla’s crew as 2nd AC, the person who says, “Scene Such-and-Such, Take Such-and-Such,” before clapping that famous stick.
And now, honorable daughter number two, Elizabeth Teemley, has produced her first video, one that she also wrote, acts and sings in. In it, she plays a humanized version of the Pokémon character Jigglypuff (photo number three above), known for cluelessly singing others to sleep. (Her boyfriend Sergio co-stars in the video, by the way.) Of note: Elizabeth holds a degree in costume design and has a continually growing following in the worlds of anime and manga illustration, as well as cosplay (under the name Azayaka Cosplay). Here then, without further ado, is her first video as a member of the soon-to-be-legendary Teemley filmmaking family!