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Thank You and have a fun New Year’s Eve!

I can’t believe it’s the end of the year! My year was full of new experiences, challenges and discoveries. I feel like I’ve grown immensely as an artist and there are so many people who’ve been part of my journey that I need to thank.

I’d like to start off expressing my gratitude to you, my blog reader. Thank you for taking your time to read and respond. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to connect with you!

Below is a list of coaches, teachers, studios, producers, directors and writers who have been an essential part in my growth as an artist and person. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and being part of my journey!
*** If you click on their name, you’ll find out more about them!

Creative career coach Dallas Travers! Your support and Thriving Artist Circle program has been the best education I could ask for!
Andrew Byrne for teaching me voice technique. My skill set is stronger than ever!
Acting coach Clyde Baldo for teaching me how to see the truth.
Voice coach Bryan Wade for teaching me how to bring songs to life!
Dialect coach Susan Cameron for taking care of my voice and speech!
MN Acting Studio, teachers Dena Tyler and Matt Newton for polishing my On-Camera skills.
Actors Green Room, C.R.E.A.T.E workshop, Canedy Knowles Film & TV class and the studio founder Jen Rudolph for educating and guiding.
Actors Connection and CD Jenny Ravitz for polishing my On-Camera technique.
Self producing coach Angela Matemotja for inspiring me to move forward with my project.
Wellness coach Genevieve Rudolph for keeping me balanced.
Actress Katherine Schlossberg for being my accountability partner and keeping me on track.

My wonderful representation for keeping me busy:
Sea Stars Talent Agency
Jane Model Management
Parts Models 

Writers Scott David ReevesEmily BradshawBryn Berg; producer Raymond Nolan and director Miguel Garzon Martinez for trusting my talent to give exciting characters life!

And last but not least, thank you to my family and friends for always being there!

I wish you a fun New Year’s Eve and everything you desire in 2017!

Warmly,
Kristi

The Month Of Truth – Joy, Kindness And Love!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your spirit is ready for the Holiday Season!

Without question, it is my favorite time of the year, not just because of the beautiful holiday music and the fact that New York City’s looking beyond stunning with its Christmas decorations and a tree with 50,000 lights at the Rockefeller Center. What I love most is the essence of it, all over the world – joy, kindness and love!

In fact, I feel particularly joyful because I got to be a part of another dramatic short film “The Falling,” which will be submitted to the festivals, as well. This time I was playing a compassionate young married woman who’s dealing with a troubled brother-in-law while expecting her first child. I can’t tell you how much fun I had when the temperature dropped to 50 F at night time and I had to shoot a scene on a fire escape in bare feet and a summer dress. You must be thinking I’m crazy to love something like that, but the truth is, it was thrilling because I got to do what I love!

On a personal note, I’ve decided that the month of December will be my month of truth. In keeping with that, I have a little confession: I’m now taking meetings with TV, Film, and Theatrical agencies. If you have a referral or an idea about whom I should reach out to, I’d love any input or advice you have to offer. I’m all about teamwork! As one of my colleagues likes to say: “It takes a village to raise a dream!”

Last but not least, I’m co-organizing the screening of the Estonian Oscar contender, Mother, at the Scandinavia House. It will be on December 7 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a reception. I have a few tickets left, so let me know if you would like to attend the screening and reception. I will add you to my list! Click here to read more about it.

Happy Holiday Season,
Kristi

I’m starring in a short film “The Embers of September.”

I can’t believe it’s already October! I know it’s been longer than usually since you’ve received my E-Note, but I promise you will be hearing much more this fall as some of the projects I’ve been working on the past 6 months are getting off the ground!

I’m not sure if I’ve told you, but one of my passions is traveling. I love discovering life in other lands; their customs, cultures and people. I kicked my summer off with a fun trip to Tulum, Mexico, then had quality family time in Vermont, Estonia and Finland. While overseas, I traveled even more visiting the original Legoland in Denmark with my nephew. It is absolutely remarkable what they’ve built out of millions of Lego’s, but the best part was seeing my nephew’s face filled with joy and excitement!

Can you imagine making a film from beginning to end in 72 hours?!?! I participated in the Actors Green Room 72 hour short film making challenge and was part of a team that created “The Embers of September.” The short film is about a family learning how to live after a tragedy and I am one of the lead characters, the rock of the family, who tries to keep everything together. I’m not allowed to share a link to the film yet since it’s being submitted to the festivals, but the picture attached is a still from the shoot and gives you a feel for it!

Fall is going to be very busy! I’m currently studying at MN Acting Studio, will be recording some music and have two more film shootings ahead of me. I can’t spill the beans yet, but look forward to updating you with exciting news very soon!!!

And finally, here’s something that has happened to me more than once and I thought you would get a laugh:

Mister X “Nice accent. Where are you from?”
Kristi “I’m from Estonia.”
Mister X “Oh yeah? I’ve been to Queens (Astoria)…”

Have a wonderful fall!
Kristi