There is a very extensive interview with Renee on the killerfilm.com site which is very interesting!
Some snippets from the interview:
MP: Can you tell us about what you are up to at the moment? I believe you have something exciting to share with everyone?
RO: Yes I am actually out here supporting many things. There is a film I worked on in Texas called Beyond The Farthest Star and it’s something that fans of my career or the genre can help support. Because if you go on to Facebook and you look up the film (here) you can click the ‘bring it’ button. Especially for like Australia, the distributors can see exactly where the film is wanted so they can bring it out as a theatrical release. So that’s great and the film is great, it’s a small film, it’s a poignant film and something like an American Beauty. It has an incredible message of hope and it feels authentic. We would definitely appreciate anyone who supports it.
MP: What else can you tell us about?
RO: I also have an awareness seminar that I teach around the world, and the goal of it is to bringing people into feeling more comfortable with their life, on a continuing basis. Where you feel more deeply and more curious about yourself so that it doesn’t take just like movies or music or art to bring out that natural curiosity and you can have it all the time. So Michelle Grant and I take the seminar around the world, it’s a two day seminar where I induct ‘you’ to find out your limitations, and what keeps you from the path that you really want to be on. Or to encourage you or inspire you if you are on the right path, to help you go deeper with that. I also have a video channel on my website, which is www.reneeoconnor.net and every month we put up videos of people interviewing other people who I find inspiring. Or whose work I have been following but I want to find out more about their sense of compassion. So I do interview other people about that. And we also do comedic short films about once a month, about the absurdity of life. It is called Five Ways To …
MP: What lead you to start doing the awareness and seminars?
RO: Well I had finished Xena, I was raising my children very happily but there was something that was missing in my life. And I started studying with this woman and I realized her sense of spirituality and her actual method in the system of living in the world was what I needed to continue to use as an artist. I think a lot of people have a lot of gifts and maybe they get overwhelmed and confused on which way to go. I felt that way at the time and I didn’t know what to do. Am I a producer? Am I an actor? Do I want to be a teacher? And I’m a mother, so how do I do all these things? She gave me a couple of tools which showed me its not that hard, and you just have to look at everything with a different lens, and it worked for me.
(Reported by Barbara Davies)