As a component of the Melbourne file, we talk to Reshelle about her experience and her role in Melbourne the upcoming Star Trek Fan Production.
I met this wonderfully energetic woman on the set of Melbourne and instantly fell in love with her level of professionalism she brought with her. When watching her character, it was truly amazing to see what was on paper come to life in ways I had not imagined. I got to laugh with her a bunch. And we shared a moment or two. Especially in a weekend, things like this are why fan films are so cool, it takes ppl you didn’t really even know existed, and makes them real to you. Oh….and one more thing. The most important thing.
#oatmeal Lol only the Melbourne crew will get it lol good times
Lol only the Melbourne crew will get it lol good times
Vance Owen, Executive Producer, Melbourne.
James) Hey, Reshelle thank you for taking the time to speak to me about your experiences and your role in Melbourne, tell me a bit about yourself, what kind of things do you love?
Reshelle) I’m Reshelle Warren Model and Actress, I was a different kind of person, but at the same time I’m similar to some people. I love to cook, bake, colour, hang out with friends, I love to go camping, swimming, and fishing. I love to do a lot of different things. I have a dark look at life, I guess that’s one of the ways I’m different.
James) Except Star Trek, what other TV shows do you find yourself drawn to?
Reshelle) Other than Star Trek I love watching the walking dead; I mean blood, gore, and zombies what’s not to love!
James) The Walking Dead Was one of my favourite shows, but I find that it has become somewhat a chore to watch now, they seem to re-has ideas every season so I haven’t watched it since Glen went bye-bye…
Being in a Star Trek Fan Production, Can you tell me what Trek means to you, as you must have more than a passing interest in it to be in fan trek?
Reshelle) Star Trek was my first Sci-fi, the reason I became a nerd and loved sci-fi since
James) Do you have a favourite series and episode based within the Trek universe, you know one that you watch more than the rest or one that keeps drawing you back far more than the rest of them?
Reshelle) My favourite episode is The Trouble with Tribbles, why cause Tribbles LOL, my favourite series well The Next Generation, season three is where it gets good but I really connected to the cast more in Next Gen.
James) Do you have an episode or series that you think of as your least favourite one to watch
Reshelle) I can’t really think of one I deem the worst right now, I really like the series, not sure which I could consider the worst episode either.
James) Because I am nosey LOL, I one thing I ask everyone else have you met any real life Trek actors, you know like at conventions or just on the off chance?
Reshelle) Unfortunately not, I haven’t met any Trek Characters in real life unless you count the cast from Melbourne LOL
James) Well to some they would be Trek Actors hell, in fact, they are anyone who has starred in Trek regardless of its “Official” standing.
James) Moving on to your acting experience, what is your history with the dramatic arts and when did you first realise you had been bitten by the acting bug?
Reshelle) I’ve been acting for 6 years now, I first realised I wanted to be an Actress in 14 when it just clicked in my heart when I heard the word actress, I had always been a drama Queen so I was already a natural lol
James) People would call me a “Drama Queen” for other reasons LOL, but it sounds like you have had a keen interest in acting for a long time, so with that what is it you like the most about acting?
Reshelle) What do I like most about an Actress, I love the attention and feeling accomplished and smart when I give the director the character they saw in their head.
James) Are there any parts of acting you have taken a dislike to?
Reshelle) I’m not too fond of memorising the script, memorising has always been difficult for me.
James) I have no idea how people memorise their lines, to be honest, I can remember long
Streams of numbers with relative ease, but things like a script, Ha! No chance LOL. You said you were acting on/off since you were 14, have you taken classes?
Reshelle) I took a few acting classes, but I prefer to learn stuff on set.
James) Cool, cool, so what else have you started with them?
Reshelle) I’ve been in a few shorts YouTube shorts and I’ve helped out in 24, 48 and 8-hour film festival competitions.
James) What gives you the most pleasure about being an actor, is there anyone you love to impress or just enjoy making happy in a production?
Reshelle) I love acting, in general, it pleases me, but I love when the director is happy with what I have done
James) Would you say you are inspired by anyone famous?
Reshelle) I’m not really inspired by any famous actors more just inspired by Tim Burton LOL I love His work and would love to collaborate with him eventually.
James) In your year of acting, what would you say is your hardest role you have played yet?
Reshelle) Alice from Alice in Wonderland for a theatre class in high school, I got the character with the most movements and lines and I was terrible at remembering I did it perfectly and passed the class but it was nerve wrecking lol
James) What role have you done that was the most fun for you?
Reshelle) That would have to be Ali from Star Trek Fan Film Melbourne Or any short film I’m in that involves blood, 1 because I have always wanted to be in Star Trek and I’m a weapons officer and I adore weapons and things that make loud noises anyway lol and 2 because I love blood and I love making my own special effects edible blood lol
James) Ewwwww, LOL! I could not think of anything worse than eating blood, even if it was fake. Back when you started out what was your first performance if you can remember that is.
Reshelle) My first performance was with Josh Lusk in Washington state, My little sister’s friend was in the TV show he was working on in Wenatchee, and I was told they need extras so we drove about 4-5 hours to get there and one of the leads didn’t show he gave a quick audition gave a cameo role and asked me to come back the next day, after the weekend he asked me to come back for season 2 as the main character and I also signed up to start modelling with him. Unfortunately, Some things happened to cast and the Show was cancelled but we have worked together as a model and photographer for more than 6 years now and I love working with him and can’t wait to do another photo shoot 🙂
James) WOW! So you have had some professional experiences, then that is so cool. In the middle of takes and when you get on the set and you those important five-minute breaks what do you find yourself doing?
Reshelle) When you have a five-minute break during rehearsal, what do you spend that time doing? Checking my texts or talking and making relationships with the other cast and crew members on set 🙂
James) What do you do when you are not doing Fan Productions?
Reshelle) Working, Modelling, colouring, Baking, Photography and other stuff lol
James) What tricks do you have for learning your lines?
Reshelle) To be honest, I write them down a thousand times and cross my fingers that I don’t screw up!
James) LOL that is a good trick! If you had a magic wand, what show would you do next? (Any not just, fan films)
Reshelle) Ooh Tough one if it’s just a show It would be a tie between Galvant and Reign love them both so much!
James) What is the last thing you do before you step out and the camera starts rolling, some people do a chant or sing a song is there anything you do?
Reshelle) Take a deep breath, mime pulling out all anxiety or nervousness into a ball and throwing it across the room, I know it sounds weird but it works!
James) That is really cool if it helps then hey why not. How do you prepare so that you will bring the right amount of realism and emotion to a scene?
Reshelle) For me, it’s a little easier being empathic, I read the script and put myself there and then boom, I am that person reliving that scene until we move on, it can get tiring really quick but Is always worth it.
James) Finally, for this bit, then I would like to move on to your role within Melbourne, How do you stay in the moment?
Reshelle) Depends on the character sometimes I step into their shoes and stay there until the end of the shoot
A day or I make sure to constantly remind myself of their situation and how I need to do the script justice, someone wrote it for a reason.
James) So moving on to Melbourne, talk me through a typical day on set, you fulfilled two roles, Actor and adding notes to the script, can you tell me what it was you did on set.
Was fulfilling two roles an easy task or did you find the roles lead to many challenges in making things fit taking on two roles in the production?
Reshelle) Being the Script Noter and Actor in Melbourne was this an easy task or did you find the roles lead to many challenges in making things fit taking on two roles in the production? It was pretty easy since I’ve worked with this Director before and have done more than those two, The only minor thing is when I was getting ready for the scene I felt bad for not being ready already but I knew they were ok with it seeing as I was doing a crew job too.
Script Noter: Describe how this was important to the production and how your notes influenced the script in any way. It’s very important because it makes it so the director remembers what’s already been done and it helps hugely in the editing because I make a note of which scene was the director’s favourite, you would not believe how many hours it saves in general.
James) When you turned up on set what did you find yourself doing first?
Reshelle) I show up fully rested, hopefully with a coffee say hi to everyone, rehearse my lines and work together as a team with the actors and all crew to get this dream accomplished.
James) Did you research the role you were cast in or did you just go with the flow.
Reshelle) Actually the funny thing is I had got one thing from them, pretty much be like the little sister and let people fall in love with you, I decided that I had a best friend based off of the script and they didn’t think of that at all lol
James) Awwww hehe. Looking at that and the role you were cast in, do you see any similarities between you and your character?
Reshelle) I feel like I and Ali could be twins, we are very similar in a lot of ways 🙂
James) That is really cool, and probably easier to play her than if you had to be angry etc all the time, Can you tell me more from your perspective about the story is there anything about it you think makes it distinctly different to other fan productions?
Reshelle) I can already tell that this is going to be a different kind of fan films, my gut tells me things are gonna happen that we don’t expect.
James) What drew you to the role you are playing in Melbourne.
Reshelle) I really wanted to be in Star Trek and I knew I could do this role justice.
James) Lastly for this bit, who is the funniest person in the cast in real life?
Reshelle) Fador for sure, he is super fun to talk to also.
James) So with everyone I interview I get nosey lol! I have a few questions about some interesting things I found out about you hehe, do not worry they aren’t bad.
You model as well how did that come about and is this a hobby or something you do for more than fun?
Reshelle) It’s more like a stepping stone I’m just good at it, it’s a stepping Stone to acting because models end up doing commercials and then used in acting.
James) Cool so you are in this for the long haul then, I also found this hehe, I see you entered miss Washington 2014 tell me about that?
Reshelle) I overheard the announcement that they were having auditions for that Contest and I was bored and entered to run to become Miss Washington for the Miss United State Pageant, I didn’t win, but it was fun but yes I Competed in a pageant because I was bored, they are expensive apparently lol
James) That is cool, Yeah from seeing some of the shows on them the parents, etc. do seem to spend a small fortune on them. So do you have anything lined up acting wise?
Reshelle) Yeah, my parents said I’m on my own next time lol. Acting wise not yet, just Melbourne for now
James) The last question, what advice would you give someone who wanted to become an actor?
Reshelle) Make sure it’s what you want to do, it’s a lot of hard work and dedication also release the actor can be replaced it’s important to be kind to everyone, also you won’t be famous overnight lol
James) Well that is it, Thank you very much for taking the time doing this for me
Reshelle) you are welcome.
So this is this part six, of the Melbourne Files.
The next blog will be out at some point next weekend as I am away from Tuesday until Friday.
As always, thank you for your continued support.