CELEBRITY CRUSH to premiere at Dances With Films 2019!

So ready to share this wild movie with audiences, starting with the attendees of the 2019 Dances With Films festival this June! I play Michelle and you’ll never guess the twists and turns of her story. It was a pleasure working with writer/director/actor Oliver Robins in my home state of Florida on this project. Will we see you at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Friday, June 21st??

Melissa McNerney
FINGERS gets World Premiere at Chatt Fest 2019

In April we had our WORLD PREMIERE of Fingers at the 2019 Chattanooga Film Festival. We couldn’t think of a better place to premiere this crazy film. I play the role of Chloe, friend and confidant of Amanda.

“When an employee shows up to work with a very unique problem, it awakens demons in his boss that she never knew she harbored.”

“Featuring CFF fan favorites Jeremy Gardner (The Battery,Tex Montana Will Survive) along with Michael St. Michael’s (The Greasy Strangler) and boasting cinematography from The Battery’s Christian Stella, Fingers is truly indescribable fun!”

Melissa McNerney
Melissa joins the Dream It, Plan It, Do It Panel at DIFF 2019

I was in great company last weekend at the inaugural Dunedin International Film Festival! Joined by Actress/Writer/Producer/Director Mary Rachel Dudley, Writer/Director/Producer Stefanie Davis, and moderated by Artist/Writer/Director/Producer Victoria Jorgensen, we shared our collective insights and experiences on producing films in the Tampa Bay area. The panel, titled Women In Film: Dream It, Plan, It, Do It, was well attended by festival goers eager to hear more about what it takes to execute a film from inception to distribution. It was an honor to share the stage and hear the wisdom from my fellow filmmakers.

Melissa McNerney
Feature Film Finishing Grant from WIFT Florida!

At the 2018 Jingle Mingle, hosted by Women in Film and Television Florida, I received the 2018 Feature Film Finishing Fund grant from WIFT! This generous grant is designed for members of WIFT who are in the post production stage and who have employed women in at least 3 key positions on their production. Well I can assure you, we surpassed that number by a lot!

Melissa McNerney
"Human Variations" by Blueprint Theater

“The ensemble is comprised of a talented and young cast of actors from Marymount: Kyla Deichl, Molly Groome, Nick Hepsoe, Cole Johnston, Sarah King, Jillian Mason, Melissa McNerney and Zac Walker. The feelings of loneliness give the piece the mood of an Edward Hopper painting come to life. painting. The whole events makes for an evening of theatre where you want to take a long walk down the streets of Manhattan to think and feel. Somehow it feels inappropriate to say a piece about loneliness and loss is ‘fun’ or exciting. Human Variations is a rich work of art that blends many different fields.” — Aurin Squire, New York Theatre Review

Learn more about the Blueprint Theater Project here.

Photo courtesy of  New York Theatre Review

Photo courtesy of New York Theatre Review

Melissa McNerney
"Largo" by Blueprint Theater

"Captivating. It draws you in to the interiors of these people. Well-choreographed and beautiful to watch. Fully developed characters executed by tremendously talented actors. Very cleverly written." — Jen Sanko

"Through dialogue, movement, lighting changes and soliloquy we discover six individuals looking for love in all the wrong places and people, their desperation keen, driving them to reckless boldness." — Ana Valle, New York Theatre Review

Learn more about the Blueprint Theater Project here.

Photo courtesy of Blueprint Theater Project

Photo courtesy of Blueprint Theater Project

Melissa McNerney
"Celebrity Ghost Stories"

“Please accept our deep gratitude and appreciation for all your creativity, patience, professionalism and good humor! Your work gives the celebrity's story both impact and nuance. Thank you for opening that door of wonder!" — Lesley Mallgrave, Casting Director, Celebrity Ghost Stories, The Biography Channel

Photo courtesy of A+E Networks

Photo courtesy of A+E Networks

Melissa McNerney
"Scherzo" by Blueprint Theater

“Glorious moments of beauty and fantasy … beautiful and fleeting … an absolute joy … the cast is fantastic. Scherzo is refreshing theater. The mix of expressionism, dance, and realism going on in this show pulled me into their world and I really enjoyed it. I could have stayed considerably longer. I intend on checking out the next part of this series and I recommend you do too. If it’s anything like their pilot episode then it’s certainly worth it.” — Richard Hinojosa, nytheatre.com

Learn more about the Blueprint Theater Project here.

Photo courtesy of Blueprint Theater Project

Photo courtesy of Blueprint Theater Project

Melissa McNerney