I was honored to take part in last years Hollyshorts Film Festival and I was thrilled to be asked back this year. It’s always a treat for me to lend my skills to an event like this. Seeing as though I am an actress as well as a host, this was a unique opportunity to bring both of those worlds together. I got to speak eloquently in front of a captive audience of film makers! Whats not to love?
Hollyshorts is run by a great group of people whom I am proud to call friends and collegues. They select top notch films by emerging talent as well as some really big names like Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson who get a chance to showcase their directing skills.
This year I once again kicked off the night and introduced my buddy Ben Lyons. I also had the pleasure of introducing Johnny Galecki from the Emmy nominated series “The Big Bang Theory” so that he could accept an award. He was very gracious, raw and totally cool! He thanked me for standing up there with him because, as he showed me, his hands were shaking. “Scarier talking to a room full of filmmakers than performing on Broadway,” he said to me. I wouldn’t know, but the spotlight has always felt comfortable to me. Here’s hoping they have me back for a 3rd year!
Check out photos and a red carpet interview with Film Courage below