"Griffith Park" Premiering this Friday + Reviews for "Maturing Youth"

Happy month of May! As I write this, it's 66 degrees and sunny and only getting warmer as the day goes on. I'm so ready for sundress weather! It's heating up just in time for the opening of "Griffith Park," the one-act comedy noir that I've been in rehearsals for this past month. It's a two-character play and my co-star is the wonderful Michael Gentile (The Pickings). If you're on the east coast, I'd be so honored to have you there. It's premiering Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre (6:30pm). It's a small theatre and space is limited, so be sure to reserve your tickets here: http://manhattanrep.com/series-1-playwrights-showcase/

Fun fact: Michael and I acted in student film together just under three years ago. He reached out to me when the director of "Griffith Park" was looking for the female lead in his play. So happy he did!

In other news, reviews are coming in for "Maturing Youth." I'm grateful for a few nice mentions. Here are some links if you want to check them out:

"Paris is good as Sadie, and comes across as authentic and real. The scene where she shows up at Roger’s door . . . is among the best visuals in the film."

-- The Movie Buff

" . . . there are shades of greatness here, but it isn't until when Sadie [Kim Paris] joins the picture that the film takes a huge step in quality."

-- CineDump




Keep an eye out for a release date soon, hopefully within the next month or two.

In other news, I booked a commercial video shoot! We're filming next Monday, May 7th in Manhattan. It's an outdoor shoot so I'm praying for the weather to stay gorgeous. Fingers crossed!

Btw, do you like my new headshot? It was taken by filmmaker/photographer extraordinaire, Dennis Cahlo (The Weekend, Death and Disco Fries).

Kim Paris | Photography by Dennis Cahlo

And finally, I make a brief appearance in the short film, "Casting Chloe," by director Jennifer Marie. The film is having its NYC premiere at the New York Pop Up Film Festival on Monday, May 7th at John Sullivan's. You can get tickets to the event here (your ticket comes with a complimentary drink :) https://filmfreeway.com/NewYorkCityPopupFilmFestival/tickets

Here's the list of all the films that are screening that night, in alphabetical order:

[heart strings] 12:58pm A Night Like This All About Rita Casting Chloe Coming Clean Divided Father and Father My Death Co. The Spilling Waiting For Ed Helms' Mother Worry Warts The screenings will be followed by a Q&A from the filmmakers in attendance and an award ceremony. Woohoo!

That's all for now. Hope you get to enjoy some of this nice weather today!



(p.s. #33Years is an official selection of the Long Island International Film Expo!! It's screening at 10am on Saturday, July 14. Ticket info will be available soon. In the meantime, here's the address: Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue Bellmore, NY 11710. You can get more info here: http://longislandfilm.com/event/33-years/)

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