Trish and Harold's Weblog

News, information, and random thoughts from the busy lives of Trish Egan and Harold Phillips.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

JibbaJabbaJibbaHappy Halloween!!

Hey there kids!

I haven't talked about it much here, but I was recently cast in a new web series going into production later on this month called Born Hero. The Born Hero team put a little something together for you to getchya-in-the-mood for tonight's All Hallows Eve:

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Kinda gives you an idea of how much fun I'm going to be having on the set while we're shooting Born Hero, huh? A Rappin' Drac... I don't think I've ever been one of those before...

Happy Halloween

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Animus Cross Series II Ends With Episode 7

Hey folks

Been a while since I dusted off the ol' Blog here... most of my focus of late has been in building readership for my other project at as the election draws near, the OMPA and I have been working to remind the candidates for state-wide office of the contribution Oregon's film and TV industry makes to the state's economy... it'll be very interesting to see who we'll be working with next year!

That's not what I'm writing about today, though. I wanted to let you know that - just in time for Halloween - Animus Cross Series II is drawing to an end with the release of the seventh and final episode of the series at (if you have a hard time watching the episode on the official site, remember that it'll be released on creator A.L. Steen's YouTube channel next Wednesday.)

A lot of people have asked where the series is going from here - whether we'll be rolling on a series III in the new year. The jury's still out on that one... a lot has happened in Amanda and Jerry's life since we wrapped Series II (not the least being the arrival of their son Trone.) Series I and Series II were entirely self-financed, and I think their money may need to be... uh... directed in a different direction now.

That's not to say that production on Series III is completely off the table - not by a long shot! We just need to explore some sponsorship and distribution options to get the third series funded. Keep your eye on the official site and on the Animus Cross blog for word on future developments...

Happy Halloween, ladies (if only we could have gotten Clancy Brown to do this on camera while he was in town working on Leverage...)


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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Don't Lose Your Chance To Vote In This Year's Election!

Hey everyone

If you work in Oregon's Film and TV industry, you probably already saw this post a couple of days ago on
While many states' voter registration deadline was yesterday, here in Oregon we've still got until next Tuesday, October 12 to register. It's so so so SO important that you vote this year, folks! Please:

Look, folks, we're picking a new Governor this year, as well as electing the entire State House Of Representatives and half the State Senate. Nationally, we're picking our entire Oregon delegation to the federal House of Representatives and one of our Senators.

On the state side, the people we send to Salem this year are going to be in charge of guiding Oregon through the economic mess we're currently in. Whether you're a Kitzhaber or Dudley supporter, though, don't kid yourself - the governor doesn't have much power in this process. It's our legislators who will be writing laws and passing the budget for the next two years - so be sure you're sending people you agree with (I would say "trust," but you know... we are talking Politics here... :) ) to Salem in November. Learn about your district's Representative and Senator, and then find out who's running against your sitting Representative and your sitting Senator. Visit the candidates web sites. Go to a meet-and-greet with the candidates like I did last weekend. Be sure that the person who's going to represent YOU in Salem thinks the way you do!

On the federal side, this election has been called the most important election of our time - and there's some truth to that. Look, just like the state-side, President Obama has no power to write laws that affect the budget of the United States. Sure, he proposes the budget to Congress... but it's the people we're sending to Washington this November who will actually create the budget bill and pass it up to the President for signature.

There's another reason that you need to participate in this year's national election. There's a singular question being asked in just about every house and senate race across the country: are we, as a nation, going to move forward? Or are we going to move backward?

I think the fight over healthcare reform this past year and the fact that Republicans in the Senate have used the Filibuster maneuver more in this past Congress than at any other time in history go to prove that our government is at an impasse until we, the voters, decide which direction we want this country to go in. On one side we've got a party whose only desire seems to be to stop anything and everything the president wants to do, and to go back to running the country the way they did in 1994. On the other side, we've got a party that seems divided in its loyalties and unable to work together, let alone with the opposition and the president (and that's not even mentioning their collective lack-of-spine when it comes to standing up to Republican obstructionism)

You get to decide which option is better this year: return to the "Contract With America" days of the 1990s, or move forward with President Obama by giving him more support in Congress to get new ideas and new solutions past the opposition.

I'm not here to tell you how to vote - if you've been reading my personal blog for any length of time, you've pretty much figured out my politics... but I am here to ask you - to beg you - to show up and do your duty as a citizen on November 2. The United States of America doesn't ask a lot of its citizens, but this is one duty that every American over 18 is expected to do. Vote. Be a part of the government. Help decide which direction our state and our Country heads in for the next two years.

Or, you know... don't - but if you don't, I don't want to hear you complaining about the direction things are going in. You had your chance to make your voice heard...

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

One Foot In The Gutter

Hey folks... remember me?

I know, I know... I'm in the habit of saying "sorry it's been so long since I posted," but seems like the past few months have been even more "spotty" than usual - maybe because I've been posting nearly every day, but not on THIS blog. As the general election gets closer, I've been contributing a lot more on and encouraging workers in Oregon's film and TV industry to get to know their candidates for state-wide office.

BUT! With all that being said, I DO have a little something to share with you today... but only a little something :)

Around this time last year I shot a scene in Justin Koleszar's new film One Foot In The Gutter. Justin's fairly new to Portland, having (as of last year) just moved up from Arizona... but the script is amazing, and I was really happy to be part of his new feature. The film has been going through post for quite a while, and Justin just released this teaser yesterday:

So, keep an eye on for details on how the film is progressing, and when we can plan to see it released.

Hope you're all doing well...


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