Rhiannon Lattimer

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Youth in Bed Shortlisted for Student BAFTA

Exciting news! Youth in Bed has been shortlisted in the “Live Action Short” category at the BAFTA Student Film Awards. Well done and a huge congratulations to director Edward Zorab, producer Mollie Cayzer Colvin, and the whole of the team

For further information on the Awards check out BAFTA’s site here

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Youth in Bed Film Release

I’m ecstatic to announce that Youth In Bed a short film I worked on is due to be released on 8th April 2019.

Written and Directed by Edward Zorab and produced by Mollie Cayzer-Colvin, Youth in Bed follows three interconnecting stories of love, youth and pain spanning from 1979 to 2002 that remarkably all take place in the same bed. As the search for meaning is shared across generations, we see the same patterns emerge time and time again in our seemingly chaotic universe.

This film is hauntingly gorgeous and I cannot wait to share it with you all.

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You can catch the film from the 8th April at youthinbedfilm.com and for exclusive content follow @youthinbedfilm on Instagram


Treasure Island

I am excited to announce my latest swashbuckling adventure, I shall be playing a host of morally questionable characters in a brand new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Treasure Island.

Directed by Rob Cann, and penned by Dominic Male, This production has promise to be a funny, romp suitable for all ages four and up. So lets set sail this February half-term, adventure lies just over the horizon. . . yo ho ho

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You can book tickets from the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre’s site here

To find out more about Mis-Shapen Chaos theatre company visit their site mis-shapenchaos.com


Shooting Real Doll

Over the Easter weekend I had the pleasure of shooting short film Real Doll, in which I play Nadia,  written/directed by Will Hewitt and Produced by Sam White. 

David  is a director in the process of writing a personal play which he views as his magnum opus. After making the decision to write himself a role in his upcoming play, we see him slowly spiral into obsession as he treats the lead actress Nadia  with dismay, only focusing on her when she is playing the role of Ellen. She soon becomes completely alienated from her self-absorbed director, pushed to her limits to recreate this dream character of David’s.

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When interviewed by Digital Filmmaker Magazine Producer Sam and Director Will said of role:

". . .this film needs to be seen today due to its relevance to the current scandals being uncovered in the entertainment industry, particularly the voices now being heard through the Me Too and Times Up movements online. Nadia helps show us what hurt can be caused when an artist or director takes their power too far and acts inappropriately towards their actors." It is also their intention inspire their audience with Nadia coming out victorious whilst David is ostracised and not given acclaim for his unorthodox methods, like so many directors are. 

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"Both the lead actors were also fantastic to work with creatively. They were never afraid to bring their own ideas to the table. Some of the scenes would often change the more we ran through them, which I loved as it felt we were completely understanding  of the characters thoughts and didn't need to rely solely on written dialogue to bring their layered personalities to life."

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I had such a fabulous time on set for this project with all the dedicated crew, and my fellow actor Alex Francis who played David.

TIMES IS UP and collaborating with such talented, gracious, compassionate creatives only reiterates this.

Real Doll is currently in post production and is due to be completed at the end of May and Sam and Will plan to submit it to various film festivals.  

You can find the Digital Filmmakers Magazine article Here


"If You're Bored Of Your Camera Read This Book" - Release

Holiday season seems like an apt time to announce that modeling work from my shoot with photographer and author Demetrius Fordham can be found in his new book "If you're bored of your Camera read this book"

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The book can be purchased from Amazon and other leading booksellers across the US and the UK, and Its really does make for a great read! (although I may be a little Biased)  


Daiya Foods - Cheezier Than Ever Print Campaign

I'm excited to share my latest commercial print campaign for Daiya Foods, putting the cheesy in vegan cheese! 

The campaign centres around the cheesiest holidays in the calendar. I am the poster girl for January and National Flair Day.  

Part of the campaign allows members of the public to upload their faces onto the model's bodies, so be sure to try it out!!

Photo by Rebecca Handler   

Photo by Rebecca Handler

 

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Check out the full campaign on the Daiya site Here


Elegy Screening

Some exciting news, Elegy, The gothic horror short I shot back in the summer 2015, directed by the wonderful Chad Gardella is finally completed and shall be screened on Saturday 18th February, at SVA Theatre at 7:00pm.  

It was such a pleasure working with all the cast and crew on this project and I cannot wait to finally see the results. Here is the trailer once more to whet your appetites. If you wish to attend please contact me! 


Primal Speech Art Installation

Back in August I had the pleasure of collaborating with artist Liz Magic Lazer on her video installation Primal Speech. Liz has previously exhibited at MOMA PS1, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, who is probably best known for her work The Thought Leader, 2015. 

The installation focuses on varying political beliefs and uses primal therapy to tap into potentially why we have such strong emotional reactions to politicians, their policies etc - is that reaction linked to something that you previously have felt or experienced.

Publication Creative Time Report described my performance as follows, 

"a woman weeps over her sense of powerlessness as British politicians Nigel Farage and David Cameron merge with her tyrannical, childhood teacher. Here, sweat, tears, and screams of protest flow together to create an intensely personal political present."

Read the full article Here

Politics and engagement in politics is a real passion of mine and I relished the opportunity to engage with people with diametrically opposing opinions in the wake of Brexit and with the looming presidential elections.

The Installation is currently part of The Frieze Art Fair, in London, England then it will go on to show at The Grand Union in Birmingham, England in February 2017 and also CAC Bretigny, France in May 2017

Liz Magic Laser,   Primal Speech  , 2016. Video Still. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles.

Liz Magic Laser, Primal Speech, 2016. Video Still. Courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles.

Publication ArtNet.com said of Primal Speech in their article "Frieze London Dips Its Toes into the Nineties"

"Liz Magic Laser’s Primal Speech engaged with more recent political issues. The booth is conceived as a primal therapy suite, complete with padded walls and screaming jars. In a video, a life coach invites ‘participants’ to share their feelings about Brexit and the rise of Donald Trump, and their own sensations of anger and impotence. That it is hard to tell which answer responds to a political question and which to an emotional one suggests how deeply political affiliation is driven by emotional forces" 

Read the full Article here


The Honeymoon

I am very excited to announce that The Honeymoon a short film that I worked on directed by the fantastic Tommy Davis has been selected for the New York Film Festival and shall have its world premiere screening as part of the festival. Tommy Davis' has previously created award winning films for the likes of HBO, Canal+, and Vice.

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The Honeymoon will be shown as part of The Shorts Program 4: New York Stories, this program showcases work from some of the most exciting filmmakers living and working in New York today, including established names and ones to watch. There will also be Q&A's with all the film's directors. The Screening will be at:

The Walter Reade Theater, The Bruno Walter Auditorium

Sunday 2nd October at 3:30pm and Tuesday 4th October at 6:15pm

Shooting the Honeymoon on a desolate NJ beach with director Tommy Davis and Co Star Bailey Newman

Shooting the Honeymoon on a desolate NJ beach with director Tommy Davis and Co Star Bailey Newman

For tickets and information about the screening please check out NYFF website here

For Further information about the film's creator and director Tommy Davis and watch his work check out his site here.


Here Comes the Night

On the 8th of September I had the pleasure of reading Here Comes The Night A play by Irish playwright Rosemary Jenkinson to a sold out house at the stunning Irish Historical society - a beautifully preserved town house opposite The Metropolitan Museum of Art.The reading was a part of Origin Theatre's 1st Irish festival - The 1st festival celebrating the work of Irish playwriting in the world now in its 9th year. 

Here Comes The Night set in 1966 and 2016 is a playful, thrilling and hilarious take on love, family and loyalties, asking important questions about our identity and remembrance. Here Comes The Night tells the story of Vincent and Mary Gallagher living in East Belfast in November 1966. Vincent is trying to finish his short story based on the Easter Rising, but Mary and the local priest want him to stop writing, fearing the reaction to such an explosive story. 

I had such a wonderful time working with the incredibly talented cast of Irish actors, and check out all of the other wonderful plays at the festival here


Summer Shakespeare

So I shall be spending my summer swashbuckling in not one but two Shakespeare plays with the wonderful Hudson Shakespeare Company. First up I shall be tackling the role of Henry Bolingbroke in Richard II, Then Edward (Ned) The Black Prince in The lesser known Shakespeare Kyd collaboration Edward III. We shall be touring parks and public spaces in NJ, including an historic cemetery, and the shows are all FREE!!! So bring your fine selves a picnic and

"let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings"


Richard II
Wednesday, June 8th @ 7pm,Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ

Thursday, June 9th @ 7pm,Historic Harismus Cemetary Jersey City, NJ

Friday, June 10th @ 7pm,Van Vorst Park, Jersey City, NJ

Saturday, June 11th @ 2pm, Mahwah Library, Mahwah, NJ

Monday, June 13th @ 7pm,Montclair Library, Montclair, NJ

Tuesday, June 14th @ 7:30pm, Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ

Wednesday, June 15th @ 7:30pm, Atlantic Street Park, Hackensack, NJ

 Thursday, June 16th @ 7pm, Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ

Monday, June 20th @ 7pm, Kenilworth Library, Kenilworth, NJ

Tuesday, June 21st @ 7:30pm, Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ

Wednesday, June 22nd @ 7:30pm, Atlantic Street Park, Hackensack, NJ

Saturday, June 25th @2pm, Stratford Library, Stratford, CT

Edward III
Tuesday, July 12th @ 7pm, Secaucus Library, Secaucus, NJ

Wednesday, July 13th @ 7pm, Summit Library, Summit, NJ

Thursday, July 14th @ 7pm, Westfield Memorial Library, Westfield, NJ

Friday, July 15th @ 7:30pm, Rhino Theatre, Pompoton Lakes,  NJ

Monday, July 18th @ 7pm, Kenilworth Library, Kenilworth, NJ

Tuesday, July 19th @ 7:30pm, Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ

Wednesday, July 20th @ 7:30pm, Atlantic Street Park, Hackensack, NJ

Thursday, July 21st @ 7pm, Hamilton Park, Jersey City, NJ

Tuesday, July 26th @ 7:30pm, Monument Park, Fort Lee, NJ

Wednesday, July 27th @ 7:30pm, Atlantic Street Park, Hackensack, NJ

Thursday, July 28th @ 7pm, Van Vorst Park, Jersey City, NJ

Saturday, July 30th @ 2pm, Stratford Library, Stratford, CT


God of Carnage

And now for a change of pace, from the classical to the contemporary, my latest project will be Yazmin Reza's utterly brilliant God of Carnage in which I shall be playing the moralising Veronica. 

I shall be performing: 

Thursday April 7th at 8pm

Friday April 8th at 8pm

Saturday April 9th at 7pm

Union County Performing Arts Center, Hamilton Stage 360 Hamilton StreetRahway, NJ 07065

(5mins walking distance from NJ Transit, Rahway station, 40mins from Manhattan)

You can purchase tickets Here