DIAMONDS AND GUNS

 

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11 November 2003

The following is from the {teenhollywood.com} interview about the movie

Renee: I just finished producing a digital film called “Diamonds and Guns” with my producing partners and I’m acting in it. I’m sort of a supporting character because I wanted to focus more on the producing and then we’re working on another one and I’m either going to act or direct. I’m not sure yet. Probably act in it. Working with digital media gives you the freedom to produce and not after to wait for a certain amount of financing.

 

6 September

Sharon has posted another gorgeous photo of Renee from the video interview photoshoot - the video will be in the next kit. This photo was taken by Wendy Sparks {http://www.creationent.com/outback/fanclubs/r17.jpg} {Diamonds & Guns }

From the Official Xena site...

Popped on the cast shot from Diamonds and Guns. I believe the photos are going up for sale next week from the movie. I have to wait till Renee gets back from Europe to get the interview photos taken by Wendy approved before we can put them on sale. Sharon has also posted another photo from the set of Diamonds & Guns {http://www.creationent.com/outback/fanclubs/CERO26.jpg} And a photo of Renee with the rest of the cast and it looks like Elvis makes an appearance as well :) {http://www.creationent.com/outback/fanclubs/CERO27.jpg}

 

4 September

Sharon has added a new image of Renee from the Diamonds and Guns interview she has done for the next Fan Club kit {http://www.creationent.com/outback/fanclubs/r117.jpg} Also added to the OFC site is a pic of Renee in a white bathrobe from the set of Diamonds and Guns {http://www.creationent.com/outback/fanclubs/CERO24.jpg}

 

30 August 2003

Sharon has added a new image of Renee from the movie Diamonds and Guns movie

"Ashley eats at the buffet" {http://www.creationent.com/outback/fanclubs/CERO23.jpg}

 

27 August 2003 Sharon has a cute photo of Renee from the Diamonds & Guns movie {http://www.creationent.com/outback/fanclubs/index.html}

 

27 August 2003

The following is from Sharon Delaney/OFC - Renee's upcoming movie "Diamonds & Guns

"The character I play, Ashley, is a dancer who drags her friend with her to Vegas because she has an audition to play a 'cat.' She thinks she's auditioning for a production of the Broadway musical. The show turns out to be 'Kittens.'"

"The movie is a romantic comedy about two ladies who end up in Las Vegas and find true love. One's an American, the other's a New Zealander. Bria, the New Zealander, played by Helena Beaven, is about to be deported and is trying to stay in the United States."

"She ends up marrying Francis who's the son of a casino owner. But Francis is engaged to be married the next day to the daughter of a rival casino owner. They're trying to create a truce by marrying the son and the daughter. However, they're absolutely wrong for each other."

"She ends up marrying Francis who's the son of a casino owner. But Francis is engaged to be married the next day to the daughter of a rival casino owner. They're trying to create a truce by marrying the son and the daughter. However, they're absolutely wrong for each other."

"Francis marries Bria so she can stay in the country. But she's afraid because his family is like the Italian Mafioso and they send their henchmen after her. Bria then falls for the head henchman." (to be continued)

27 August 2003

The following is from Sharon Delaney / OXFC

Filmed the video interview with Renee on Friday about her work on Diamonds and Guns. Now I know where the bloopers come from during the filming of TV shows and movies. I had to repeat my opening line for a two-shot of us sitting there. Having to look at Renee and repeat something we'd already done cracked me up. That gave me the giggles. And when I kept a straight face, she broke up. I think we did it nine times before we got it right. (grin) Same thing happened when she was feeding me lines off camera to get reaction shots from me. I heaved a big sigh to shake off a bad line reading and she cracked up. That started us all over again with the giggles. She was no help at all. (grin) I think we're going to have a blooper section. (grin) She had some great stories to tell especially about getting caught playing a video game when she was supposed to be getting into costume for the next scene (see photo above) and also guerilla shooting on the streets of LA. I'll have a VHS copy with time code of the footage tomorrow and start the editing.

 

20 August 2003

The following is from Sharon Delaney/OFC - Renee's upcoming movie "Diamonds & Guns"

Renee talks about the plot of the movie: The character I play, Ashley, is a dancer who drags her friend with her to Vegas because she has an audition to play a "cat." She thinks she's auditioning for a production of the Broadway musical. The show turns out to be "Kittens."

The movie is a romantic comedy about two ladies who end up in Las Vegas and find true love. One's an American, the other's a New Zealander. Bria, the New Zealander, played by Helena Beaven, is about to be deported and is trying to stay in the United States. (to be continued)

 

2 August 2003

The next Official Xena Fan Club kit will contain an on-camera interview with Renee about her upcoming movie Diamonds and Guns. That will be kit #7

 

25 June 2003

Diamonds and Guns Movie News - from Renee via Missy Good

The movie "Diamonds and Guns" begins a seven-day shoot at the Riviera in Las Vegas (Renee indicates this will be a closed set so those of you thinking of going...don't

Renee said about the movie "Movie is looking good, especially for filming on a DV. Very funny cast. Would you believe I play a lady who has food poisoning or is high on valium for most of the film? I think I am having more fun than anyone else."

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has more information about the start of filming.

The comedy "Diamonds and Guns," starring Renée O'Connor (alias "Xena: Warrior Princess' " longtime sidekick Gabrielle), begins a seven-day shoot at the Riviera, with locations ranging from the parking garage to the pool, the convention center rooftop to the casino, according to the Riviera's John Neeland.

Writer Dawn Higginbotham, who's also co-producing the project, describes the farce as " `Swingers' with girls" and " `Romeo and Juliet,' Vegas-style," centering on two friends (O'Connor and Helena Beaven) whose one last fling turns into a comedy of errors.

To that end, "we wanted to stick to the classy-style, old-school" Vegas look, according to Higginbotham, which explains why "Diamonds and Guns" wound up at the Riviera.

 

12 June 2003

The following is from Sharon Delaney/Creation Entertainment:

Renee will begin filming an independent feature-length film called "Diamonds and Guns" early this summer. It will be shot in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Directed by Chris Dollard, with a script by Dawn Higginbotham (from a story by Dawn and Helena Beaven who are producing their first full-length film), it is a comedy about two friends -- from America and New Zealand -- who go to Las Vegas to find true love. It is being shot digitally with an eye toward film festivals and future distribution.

Renee said, "I chose this script out of all the ones I've been looking at because it was one of the funniest I'd read. It has an energy on the page which I hope translates to the screen and the audience. It came to me by way of Aaron Morton who did the lighting on "Dangerous Prey," the Xena episode I directed. Aaron did the lighting on a movie called "Nemesis Game" and introduced me to the guys who wrote, produced and directed that movie. They in turn introduced me to Helena. It all began with Xena."

 

4 June 2003

Also Fifthd mentioned in his report what Renee will be doing workwise: Renee is currently working on an independent film. She says it's a 'dark comedy'. She isn't going to do Shakespeare this summer because of this film but that doesn't mean she isn't going to do it next summer (too early to tell). She plans on directing a film based on a book. She didn't say what the book was about but that it's going to happen down the road. I gather that meant next year since she's really busy this year. She's still going to Europe for the Strong Women of Sci-Fi convention. {Click here to read full report}


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