1. SAG-AFTRA
    Los Angeles | Seattle | Portland

    Dramatic Artists Agency, Los Angeles
    Theatrical Agent: Carlyne Grager
    818.288.1859 (cell)
    818.566.1421 (office)
    Commercial Agent: Michele Zarr
    818.669.9475 (cell)

    Dramatic Artists Agency, PDX & SEA
    Commercial & Theatrical Agent: Toni Posey
    425.220.1167

    http://imdb.me/bridgetoneill
    http://about.me/bridgetoneill

    Clips from the following:
    This Is Now (Feature)
    Revelation (Short)
    Tell Me Who (Short)
    Brake Lights (Short)
    Nowhere Man (Short)
    Illusion (short)
    Over My Dead Body (Short)
    Not Getting Over It (Music Video)
    Real Life Can Wait (Torchlight II Promo)
    Let Go (Short)

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  2. Raw, improvised footage: One of my favorite elements of story telling online are the collaborations with other performers around the globe. This video is part of collaboration I worked on with a good friend, Deena Marie. The footage will be part of her "Jack & Coke Lady" series on YouTube.

    Samantha is an original character I created during the Ford Fiesta Movement for a video called Baby Bytes in which I play 4 characters of various ages and gender. You can watch Baby Bytes here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wj4Awbl42A

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  3. WHO: Jade is sensitive, emotional and searching for her voice, but she is also entirely unapologetic. Jade just wants to be accepted for who she is.

    EXERCISE: I approach the character like she is being interviewed/ auditioned for the role of bachelorette on a telelvision show. The question she is answering is just the basic, "Why would you make a good bachelorette for this show?"

    CHALLENGE: As I was creating Cupid's Arrow: The Interactive Dating Game, I knew I would need 4 original characters. I had already finished filming Cookie - the Jersey Shore spoof, and had settled on a character I'd created a while back, Emo Kortknee, for the second. So it seemed easy enough to me to me that a normal everyday gal was what was needed to round out the third. Unfortunately, no matter how many different angles I approached with Jade, I couldn't find her. She just wasn't there, and she wasn't standing up to the rest of the cast.

    DISCOVERIES: Finally after 3 costume changes, new make-up and an hour of improv something clicked. It wasn't until the recent break up with her fiance came up, followed by the wave of emotion, that Jade started to emerge. There was something about the emotional sensitivity that that made Jade feel entirely real to me, and at the same time unlock the humor element that had been missing.

    WATCH JADE: For the functionalities of Cupid's Arrow: The Interactive Dating Game to work, I needed the annotation ability that YouTube provides. If you would like to play the game, you must head over to YouTube. Start Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3q7gQ5CrHk

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  4. WHO: Cookie wants to believe she's laid back and fun, but in reality she is high maintenance, difficult to get through to and has trouble letting go of her image. She uses her looks and attitude to intimidate men and women as a means to avoid rejection.

    EXERCISE: In this rehearsal, I approach the character like she is being interviewed/ auditioned for the role of a bachelorette on a telelvision show. The question she is answering is basic, "Why would you make a good bachelorette for this show and what are you looking for in a guy?"

    CHALLENGE: Sound Sound Sound. I could hardly concentrate in my studio because the upstair neighbors were being particularly loud. Also I had never even attempted a Jersey accent before, so a lot of this exercise was just exploring the dialect. I am definitely frustrated throughout both takes, and eventually I had to stop for about an hour to give the neighbors time to finish. I am glad I kept trying, despite the noise, because the genuine annoyance factor helped me discover more about Cookie.

    DISCOVERIES: At first I viewed her as just very misunderstood. I wanted her to truly believe that she was low maintenance and that the reason she couldn't find her dream guy was because she was looking in all the wrong places. The more I played around, and the more frustration that came up from the general noise, the more cold and bitchy she became. Eventually I found a core of hurt and anger that Cookie hid using her elaborate appearance. If she came out of the gate with a "this is me!" attitude, then she couldn't get rejected, because people couldn't get close, but ultimately she's just looking for a man who she can trust enough to let in. I also liked when the things she stated sounded rehearsed like she was weaving the fabric of her personality as opposed to just being real.

    WATCH Cookie: For the functionalities of Cupid's Arrow: The Interactive Dating Game to work, I needed the annotation ability that YouTube provides. If you would like to play the game, you must head over to YouTube. Start Here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=e3q7gQ5CrHk

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  5. WHO: Kortknee is all about control and shock value. She's confident, strong willed and stubborn and likes it that way.

    EXERCISE: In this rehearsal, I approach the character like she is being interviewed/ auditioned for the role of a bachelorette on a telelvision show. The question she is answering is basic, "Why are you auditioning for this show"

    CHALLENGE: I've played this character before, so I didn't have too difficult of a time finding a flow. I am definitely playing to an Emo/Goth/Dark Victorian stereotype with the make-up, wardrobe and attitude. I wanted Kortknee to be familiar like, "oh I know that girl, I sat next to her in Photography, she was the one who took pictures of roadkill.."

    DISCOVERIES: The wig really helped pull it all together, that and the white make-up. Circumstance wise I discovered that her grandma died and it devastated her. She would have everyone believe she wasn't fazed by the death, just by the crying. Emotion is embarrassing to her, almost the opposite of Jade. She prides herself in controlling her emotions and she goes out of her way to be bizarre.

    WATCH Kortknee: For the functionalities of Cupid's Arrow: The Interactive Dating Game to work, I needed the annotation ability that YouTube provides. If you would like to play the game, you must head over to YouTube. Start Here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=e3q7gQ5CrHk

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Character Development

Bridget O'Neill

I use this space to explore character development and to share some of my personal process as I create original, comedic characters. Most of my characters are comedic. And while some are over the top, others are very normal.

The character "interviews"…


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I use this space to explore character development and to share some of my personal process as I create original, comedic characters. Most of my characters are comedic. And while some are over the top, others are very normal.

The character "interviews" are improvised moments I use to help build story and history for the characters. I often explore different make-up, wardrobe and accents during this time and don't consider the characters to necessarily be performance ready, but rather in rehearsal. The context of the interview depends on the intended use I have for the characters.

Thank you for sharing in my process, I hope you enjoy getting to know my family of characters as they evolve!

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