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Behind the scenes look at “American Hustle”

Hey everyone!

For my final post this year, I would like to share a “behind the scenes” look at  “American Hustle”.

When I received the call from “Boston Casting” advising me they wanted me to play a Camden teenager on the set of “American Hustle”, I was thrilled. When the day arrived I discovered that being on the set was like being transported back to a time where my mother was my age (18). It was  a cultural shock to say the least  where there were no cell phones, cars were big and clunky and all the guys had curly hair. African Americans all had bigger then life hair – Afros they were called.  My mother was on the set the same day that I was and although we had separate scenes, she helped me to understand the culture of the 70’s and why it was a cool time to be a teenager.

For example, when I  voiced my concern about the about the jean jumpsuit wardrobe had assigned to me as I initially thought it be very unfashionable,  Mom laughed and talked about how much she rocked the same type of outfit back in the day. My hair is long with a slight wave to it and I generally wear it down so when the hair people pulled it up tight to a neat little bun, it certainly generated a very unique look that I was not used to. After Hair, Wardrobe and Makeup were finished, I looked at my reflection in the mirror and saw the transformation to a 1970 teenager. I was curious to understand more about the era questions about the 1970’s so I could better understand the character I was to play.

Some of the more shocking points of information were:

1. The cool phone of the day was a “princess” phone (preferably a wall unit)

2. Microwaves and calculators were just being introduced

3. The first proto-type computer was a strange large unit that took up an entire wall (My grandfather was a Navy Officer and had brought my Mom to the base where they lived in Coronado, CA). Most people hadn’t even heard of computers.

By the time I was called for my scene, I was excited to see the set and hoped that it was true to the seventies. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. The set was simply amazing – and as the filming began, I submerged myself into character.  I became the 1970’s teen that my  Mom was 35 years ago. We were on the streets of Worcester, MA where a lot of the architecture of the shops and surroundings has remained the same for several decades creating a unique ambience. My role was to be a pedestrian. I was paired up with a woman and I was to play her daughter for the scene. We slowly walked up and down the sidewalk  and conversed. Because we were not principles in the scene when we talk, we really just lip sync. A few of my fellow acting friends were there that day so it was fun sharing the set with them. Also – Jeremy Renner was in the scene and although we aren’t allowed to talk to the actors (because they are busy working as well), he made a point to come over and say hello which was very cool.  It was one of the best sets I have ever worked on witnessing the amazing Director David O. Russell and his assistant Shelly was inspirational. Mr. Russell was flowing with creativity, and Shelly ran tight controls on the crew so everyone met Mr. Russell’s expectations. Mr. Russell was very personable and friendly and it was clear to me that he had a vision of what was necessary for each scene.

My day on the set ended far too soon and although I was happy to put my modern day outfit back on, the experience of being a teen in the 70’s, will always be with me. It is rare that people have a chance to live in another era and thanks to the magic of moviemaking, I was granted that opportunity. I am extremely grateful for my day on the set of “American Hustle’ as it opened my mind to a time period long gone but now, thanks to my day on the set, will never be forgotten.

2013 was a great year and I am looking forward to an equally exciting 2014.

Happy New Year !

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Meredith Prunty’s Blog: 2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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#Zombie Horror Throwback film “The Undead” is making headlines!

Hey Everyone, I am pleased to announce that my next film is “The Undead”.  This is going to be a VERY scary movie and I might even  be surrounded by Zombies :) I can’t talk too many details about my role but I will keep you posted with backstage pictures and other fun information (upon approval of the production). The Indiegogo fundraiser is doing great and the campaign is now featured on the front page – which is nothing short of AMAZING! Here is a little more about the movie – as described on their official page:

The feature film will display both Zombies similar in THE UNDEAD promo video and badly decayed ones you’ve seen on THE WALKING DEAD. The reason for this is the zombies in the beginning of the film will have just been exposed to nuclear radiants. Therefore in the beginning they’ll be brain dead individuals bleeding from their orifices(eyes, ears, nose, mouth) and progress to a more decayed state in reel time. 

Therefore Zombie fans can consider this a DIARY OF DECAY.

SYNOPSIS: Two yuppies venture out to the country to explore an opportunity away from their stressful city life. After driving several hours with no communication to the civilized world they find themselves isolated in a small and abandoned rural town. After being attacked by a disfigured man the two seek refuge in a house occupied by a young women with a questionable past. It is there that they learn what has happened to the townspeople and workers of the Russeltown Nuclear Plant. They are left with no alternative but to defend themselves and fight off “THE UNDEAD.”

Click on the picture below to go to their fundraising campaign. There are all sorts of great perks for people who donate.

The Undead Indiegogo Campaign

The Undead Indiegogo Campaign

Thanks for following my blog and stay tuned for more exciting updates!


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September 6, 2013 · 7:42 pm

Just Released – Exeter (Official) Trailer #2!

Starring Meredith Prunty, Ashley Tramonte, Arthur Wahlberg, Paisley Dickey, Addison LaFountaine, Colin Mackey, Adam Teper , Donna Glee Reim and many more. This docu-drama horror film is based on the real life events that happened when our two lead actresses were on an actual movie set filming at the old Ladd institute in Exeter, RI during summer 2012. With our first trailer closing in on 20,000 views the first month alone, we decided to release our second trailer. This was featured at the Central Massachusetts Film Festival. Enjoy!

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June 14, 2013 · 5:03 am

Boston Actress Meredith Prunty walking the #RedCarpet for #TheOneFund

Boston Red Carpet Event "Fashion is our Sanctuary"

Photo: Brina Healy “Fashion is our Sanctuary”

Last night I went to the Red Carpet Boston event “Fashion is our Sanctuary” at the Old South Church to benefit #TheOneFund.  The fashion show (featuring Model Club models) and concert was a lot of fun and I met wonderful new singing artist Kenzie (@KenzieMusic1) who did an amazing rendition of Bruno Mars new hit “When I was your Man”. The Old South Church is an outstanding and colorful example of Northern Italian Gothic architecture. This picture was taken at the event and outside the church by famed photographer Brina Healy and you can see why she is one of the top photographers in Boston! Sponsoring the event was MCFashion, Hint, Uptempo Magazine, Popchips, Accent Limousine, Scene Magazine and Doulblecross Vodka. I love supporting great causes and it makes it even more fun when I get to attend with my friend and fellow actress Ashley Tramonte (pictured with me above). I have several more events on the radar so stay tuned for more glitz and glamour!

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May 30, 2013 · 7:54 pm

Press Release: Brand UR goes Global with #TEAMBULLYPROOF Meredith Prunty, Ashley Tramonte, Paisley Dickey & Addison LaFountaine

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Behind the scenes of #BULLYPROOF music video

ImageI am super excited about my latest project  – the music video “Bully Proof” for The Brand UR. As most of you know, I have been an anti-bullying advocate for almost 3 years now, having experienced bullying first hand and also in some of the roles that I have played. Yesterday we filmed  “BULLY PROOF” staring myself, Paisley Dickey, Ashley Tramonte, Ashley Jermaine, Caitlin O’Neil and a host of others. I am so proud of my peers for dedicating their time and resources to come together to make this video. I have no doubt that it will be a sensational hit. Also – the video demonstrates that bullying can happen to anyone. Regardless of how you look or how you feel, anyone can be a victim. Caitlin is Miss. Massachusetts – and she has been bullied. Ashley Tramonte is a very successful actress  – and she has been bullied. Paisley Dickey – the adorable star of Toddlers and Tiaras has been bullied by the media. Bullying can happen to anyone at anytime. We need to continue to raise awareness because bullying is everywhere. Please do your part and spread the word. Share this post, share the video when it comes out. Stop bullying when it is  happening. Together we CAN make change happen.

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