September 2009 Archives

30 September 2009

StarScoop Interviews Renee About Fitful Movie

The StarScoop Site has a very interesting interview with Renee about her upcoming movie Fitful (which is due for release to DVD planned for the US winter months).

Photo Credit: Traci Grant
The Star Scoop:

How did you become involved in Fitful?

Renee O'Connor:

A casting director approached me. She was casting for Rich [Brauer, the writer/director]. She sent me the script and said, quote, "I hope you get this" [laughs]. I thought it was great, the reason being is that it has a very peculiar tone to it. It's a dark comedy/thriller. I was intrigued by the comedy aspect and when I realized the writer was going to be the director, I thought it would be a good fit for me. It's such a specific tone that I thought that the writer needed to direct this to get the tone to come across on screen. I really didn't do much research on Rich; I didn't know much about him at all.

That's not my usual style. I usually try to find out what someone's done and how much experience they have and if they are a first time director. And if so, then I usually call and try to get an idea of what they're going for. With Rich, I didn't at all. I just completely went by an instinct based on the script. The script, again, was so quirky and interesting. After I finished the script, it probably took me an hour to try to figure out what the whole thing was about. Then I called back and said I'd love to do it. It was just a matter of Rich looking at my reel and figuring out if I was a good match for him. And that's how that worked out.

Read The Full Interview

Read more about the independent film, check out the Behind The Scenes on Fitful

News submitted by kamera



25 September 2009

Renee Radio Interview Audio Now Available

Renee was on the radio today to promote the movie Fitful. Rich Brauer (director/writer) and Renee were interviewed on the 'Mary In The Morning' radio show 24 September 2009. Audio contributed by Carpe Chakram.

For more information about the movie go to the AUSXIP Renee O'Connor Fitful Movie Page



23 September 2009

Upcoming Renee Radio Interview - The Making of Fitful

Renee will be live on the radio tomorrow(US), Thursday Sept 24 at 7-7:20 AM EDT.  People can listen live on the web. On the Air Live with Rich and Renee

If you want to listen in when Rich and Renee O'Connor talk live on the air about making "Fitful" with Mary in the Morning just go to and click on "Listen Live". They will be on the air tomorrow morning (9/24) from 7-7:20 am.

Chat about this on AUSXIP Talking Xena ROC Chat

News contributed by Gabsfan and Ronin



21 September 2009

New Renee Poster - Fitful The Movie

Check out this gorgeous poster created by Carpe Chakram for Renee's new movie Fitful.

View the larger image on the new Renee movie subsite Fitful The Movie

Many thanks to Carpe Chakram for contributing the artwork!



21 September 2009

New Renee Movie Subsite - Fitful The Movie

Playing catch up here after my NZ visit and now I've created a new movie subsite for Renee's new movie Fitful The Movie

Click here to visit



21 September 2009

Fitful Movie News - New Video

Fitful-01.jpg9and10news has a video interview with Rich Brauer who is filming Fitful, the movie starring Renee in Michigan.

A local film maker is back at work in Manistee.

Michigan Film Maker of the Year, Rich Brauer, started shooting his latest feature, called "Fitful," last week.

He has his crew will shoot the entire film in Manistee, most of it on the S.S. Milwaukee. Brauer has been shooting movies in Michigan for the last 32 years.
He says Michigan has so much to offer, he wouldn't think of going anywhere else, but says the 40 percent tax credit with the state's incentive program is a big help. Brauer says he has been able to create more jobs because of it. Shooting on the dark comedy will wrap at the end of next week. Erika Waddell and photojournalist Josh Strand have the story.

View the video

News and Screencapture contributed by Ronin




19 September 2009

Fitful in Production - Updates - Renee Mentions

The Brauer Productions blog has been posting almost daily updates including photos of Renee and the other cast & crew from the set of Renee's film, Fitful, currently filming in Michigan this month.  The latest blog post from Friday, September 18, has some awesome photos of Renee. Awesome indeed.

Check the photos in The Brauer Productions blog

AUSXIP Talking Xena discussion board link | Thanks to Gabsfan for the info



10 September 2009


9 September 2009

Renee's Brave Heart Women Interview

Renee's Brave Heart Women interview is now available on YouTube, be sure to comment after viewing. It's a revealing piece that covers Xena, fame and Renee's philosphy. Very good interview. I'm always amazed what a diverse fan base Xena had. Hearing that panel do the Xena war cry was too funny.

Will have screencaps up later today.

Discuss the interview on the AUSXIP - Talking Xena board | Thanks to BCNGal for the info.



8 September 2009

Renee to appear on the Brave Heart Women panel

Renee will be appearing on Brave Heart Women on Wednesday September 9th.

The Panel talks with Renee O'Conner... Are you a Warrior Princess? Learn the right questions for change!

Read the AUSXIP Talking Xena ROC Chat and discussion.



4 September 2009

More Renee Pics from New Filmmakers LA Event

Added more pics from the New Filmmakers LA Event which Renee attended to promote her movie Words Unspoken.

Pictures by Janna

Click here to view



3 September 2009

Xena Episode Stills Season 5 Episode 2 Chakram

Season 5: Episode 2 Chakram Episode Stills

Xena has no recollection of being a warrior after she and Gabrielle are resurrected from the dead by Eli.

Other multimedia from this episode:
Montage | Review | Screengrabs




2 September 2009

Renee's New Subscription Video Channel....ROC Member

It seems Renee is opening up her own Video Channel called ROC Member. In part her message reads (from her official site):

Now, it's time! ROC membership is a subscription based section programmed with new video content. If you choose to accept, the membership will require you to sign up and the monthly payment of ten dollars will begin access to the private section.

Each month you will view new programming. My vision as we begin this journey is to build our membership site to sustain its own web series as well as more original programming as a vehicle for other filmmakers. The monthly features playing in the ROC members section will be '5 Ways...', a skit looking at the absurdity of life. 'Talking With...', where I interview inspiring women. 'ROCin' Recipes'..., yes, I finally learned a thing or two in the kitchen. 'ROC's Cellar'..., I share my first videos with you... and more.

So if you have $10 USD a month (roughly around $13 AUS) and would like to see Renee dish up some goodies, check out Renee's new video channel

Click here to view more details



2 September 2009

Xena Episode Stills - Season 5 Episode 10 Lyre Lyre...

Added 9 Episode Stills from Xena Warrior Princess Season 5, Episode 10, Lyre Lyre Hearts on Fire. This was such a fun episode (one of the few in Season 5)

To avoid a war over who gets possession of Terpsichore's lyre, Xena organizes a battle of the bands in this musical episode that reunites Xena with her mother Cyrene, Joxer with his twin brother Jace, and Gabrielle with a lovesick Draco.

Click here to view - scanned by Roger

More Lyre Lyre Multimedia
Montage | Review | Screengrabs



1 September 2009

Renee at New Filmmakers LA Event Photos!

image Lori attended the New Filmmakers LA Event and the pictures of Renee from the event are now up online Click here to view the pics

Location and time:
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at Sunset Gower Studios Hollywood on Monday August 31st 2009. 8:00pm -

Shorts Program #2 • Morning Always Comes (Dir. Bailey Edwards) • From Mars, With Love (Dir. Daniel Hernandez ) • Too Short of an Answer (Dir. Armin Bettels) • Words Unspoken (Dir. Renee O'Connor) • Pussyfooting (Dir. Lisa James-Larrson) • Russel Fish: The Sausage & Eggs Incident (Dir. Terence Heuston)

9:21pm - Audience Q&A with Short Filmmakers Program #2. Following the Q&A will be a bar reception during the feature program.



1 September 2009

Renee's New Film - Fitful

Renee is going to be starring in a new Indie film called Fitful.

Movie Details:
Monday, August 31, 2009

Lead Roles Cast

The principal roles for the new Brauer Productions, Inc. indie film Fitful have been cast. Actors Larry Joe Campbell and Renee O'Connor will fill the two lead roles.

Fitful, a dark comedy/suspense feature written and directed by Michigan Film Maker of the Year Rich Brauer, will be filmed in Manistee, Mich. this September.

In the film, Paula (Renee O'Connor) is an inspector for the Historic rust who visits an abandoned ship on a desolate waterfront. She meets up with the self-appointed caretaker, Vigs (Larry Joe Campbell), who had blindly made the application for historical status. Moments after her arrival, her car is disabled and she is far from town and is stuck for the night. Without other options, she takes him up on his offer to spend the night. What follows is a sleepless night of bad dreams and creepy reality....While Renee O'Connor has held numerous roles since she started her career directly out of high school, she gained a huge following as the beautiful and athletic Gabrielle on "Xena: Warrior Princess".

"Larry and Renee are excited to be part of this project. They are the perfect choice for this unique and fun story, and I'm thrilled to work with them," said Brauer.

For more information about Brauer Productions, Inc. and other features it has produced.

and Official Site and Video Promo

Chat about the movie on AUSXIP Talking Xena ROC Chat

News submitted by Carpe Chakram / Gabsfan