In 2012, a writer from ABC Studios in NYC, coaxed actress, singer/songwriter, Lisa Bonner into sharing her perspective of life, in a written series.
While working on, what has become, "Facing the Bull", Bonner was invited to participate with Naked Stage. Naked Stage readings were based, at the time, in East Hampton, in conjunction with Guild Hall Theater. It was there that "Facing the Bull" was first performed as a staged reading in one woman show context.
In 2016, in NYC, Lisa randomly bumps into a former backing producer from a film she was in. He asked what she was working on and became immediately interested, inviting her over for a reading of her new works.
After an initial staged reading in the West Village in early Spring 2017, it was decided an additonial reading, with full band orchestration, would be scheduled for later that year, August 2017 to showcase the entire piece of work. The response and feedback proved successful. Further discussion with our producer, led to the decision, another act should be added to the "Facing the Bull". This was completed in November 2016 and provided the ground work for what would become the first, equity showcase performance. The show was held in Greenwich Village, NYC, in February 2018. We then again were invited to perform our play in Bucks County which gave us an opportunity to present "Facing the Bull" in a new staged version, which, unfortunately was never shown in PA, but rather showcased as a staged reading performance at WestBeth Community Room Stage in November 2019. "Facing the Bull" is presently planning on another produciton in Summer of 2021. We look forward to the pandamic waning and theaters once again hosting live audiences and shows. Follow us on Socail Media for more information.
At the initial producers' meeting for the Off-Off Broadway performance of "Facing the Bull", the newest producer fo the show, slapped "Facing the Bull" down on the table and exclaimed, "This is a movie! That needs to be done now!" So with that, the transformation of the script from stage to screen began. 2018-2019 and was completed in Spring 2020.
Well, we finally did it! Our first scene, our first screening at the Norwood Club in NYC in May 2018. With great guidance under Brian Gonzalez, Hippy Cool Productions, LLC has taken on it's first independent film project. We are working hard and working on partnering with a suitable production house and bringing forth to a major network for pubilc viewing and enjoyment. Stay tuned!
Bonna and Sarah meet up in a NYC coffee shop, after Bonna returns to NYC. Bonna has been travelling up and down the East Coast of the US for 16 months as a result of being a member of the "sandwich" generation. The scene here is snippet, which takes place in April 2016 of the film's timeline. The conversation quickly turns toward the primary approaching. The election challenges presented to everyday Americans decisions, and indecisions,
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