Tuesday, August 21, 2012

More Sweet Praise for Legendary Acting Coach Harry Mastrogeorge

When you've been teaching acting technique for as long as Harry Mastrogeorge, there is no real need for more actor testimonials. But via the two leading ladies of indie thriller Home Sweet Home, screening Friday August 24th at the White Sands International Film Festival in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the LA maestro has two more.

On the official website for the film, lead actress Alexandra Boylan says she was mentored for six years by Mastrogeorge after she moved from Boston to LA. Her co-star Raquel Cantu meanwhile raves that he “taught her imagination is everything and is responsible for bringing "fun" back into acting.”

Per the following brief video interview, Mastrogeorge says he was “pretty petrified” back in the 1950s when first asked to teach acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. But because he and his family so desperately at that time needed the money, he proceeded forward, with help from a mysterious epiphany:

Home Sweet Home world premiered last Friday at the Albuquerque Film Festival. Boylan also produced with her husband John K.D. Graham this tale of a woman who heads to the desert to get a family home ready for re-sale only to find herself battling a pair of crazy new acquaintances for it.

The main location used for the movie is a La Luz, NM home owned by Graham's parents.

[Home Sweet Home]

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