I’m behind on my posting!

Well, I have been pretty busy for the last few months. Granger and I had our beautiful daughter, London, on October 6, 2011. She is the most precious angel I have ever seen and I thank God for her every day. She’s already growing so fast. She will be 6 months in April and is rolling over and trying to get moving! I think she has her daddy’s lungs because her little voice can be heard a mile away :).

Granger is about to embark on his 2nd Annual 100 Mile Soldier Walk. I am so proud of him. Please check this out to see how you can be a part of it and give back to those who give for us every day.

Work for me has been picking up again. I had a blast in Hollywood at the premiere of Beneath the Darkness. I recently shot a campaign for Ace Hardware -

Amber and Granger Smith Beneath the Darkness Premiere

and Primera Air.

My etsy business is still going strong so if you need any nursery baby names, check this out!

I am auditioning a lot so hopefully I will have more to add soon! Have a great weekend everyone!

Amber

My new hobby – Hanging wood letters for baby nurseries

Since I have been pregnant I have taken up crafting. I decided to start an Etsy shop and it has been going really well! Painting relaxes me and I love creating new pieces for my Etsy customers. I know I am so excited to decorate London’s nursery so it is a joy to create some art for someone else’s bundle of joy as well! If you know anyone expecting or need a shower gift, check out my shop!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/GalleryEleven?ref=si_shop

Here are a couple of samples of some recent orders…

 

Beneath the Darkness – Feature Film

New update – Check out the trailer/promo for Beneath the Darknesss. It may give a little too much of the movie away…but I am excited to see it!

Ask most people and they’ll tell you that dying in a plane crash is the  most frightening death they can imagine. Director Martin Guigui laughs,  looks us all in the eye and says, “Want to bet?”

Guigui is a director (My Ex-girlfriend’s Wedding) who usually makes  us laugh. But in “Beneath the Darkness,” he explores the psychotic world  of a small town mortician who enjoys burying people alive. In Bruce  Wilkinson’s screen play, the victim is thrown in a coffin screaming for  mercy.  There is none.  Well, almost none.  “Want company,” the  mortician asks with a grin?  He throws a flashlight into the coffin and  slams it shut!

Guigui has apparently been studying terror movies that work. “What  ever happened to Baby Jane?” “Kill Bill 2” and certainly, “Psycho!”   There’s a touch of all three thrown in with a little “Nancy Drew.”  But  there’s freshness in the way Guigui pieces together a story that keeps  us guessing and sensing that we’re going to see something even worse.
Guigui is also market conscious.   The movie is a perfect  summer-recession distraction aimed principally at an audience sure to  come back to be scared again and again; teenagers.  The hero of the  movie is one of their own; rebellious, distracted and a loner, yet brave  enough to confront and expose the evil in his town.

It just happens to be Eli, the mortician, a psychopath monster.  Veteran actor Dennis Quaid plays the douchebag, asshole, nut-ball with  perfection.   According to executive producer Scott Mednick, Quaid has  never, until now, played a villain.  lunsfordOkay, we won’t count his role as  Doc Holliday in “Tombstone” In any event, Quaid is so menacing, (watch  his eyes and twitching mouth) that he only has to raise his hand and you  expect to see an axe in it.  In fact, Quaid is so wacky that one isn’t  sure whether Guigui is satirizing horror movies or just letting Quaid  have fun.
Travis (Tony Oller) is our teenage geek hero. He is tormented by the  memory of helplessly standing by and watching his younger sister die.   That gives him a sort of “I don’t give a shit attitude,” especially  about school and the track team.  But he becomes curious about seeing  two eerie silhouettes dancing in Eli’s upper floor bedroom.  He should  have minded his own business.

Abby (Aimee Teegarden) is Travis’s perky but nosey girl friend who  goads Travis into taking a closer look.  The plot would work well enough  without her sexy teasing, but Travis has to find his groove somehow and  lets Abby talk him into breaking into Eli’s house—at night.  Not a  very good idea.  Soon both find themselves at the mercy of Eli who plans  to bury both of them.

Bravo to Geoff Zanelli for his nail biting musical score.  It  faithfully accompanies every emotion of fear and terror the audience  feels or is it the music and not the scene?

I must warn you. The opening scene of “Beneath the Darkness” is so  terrifying and so disturbing that you’ll want to get up and walk out.  I  mean, who need this?   But you’ll be glad you stayed, to let director  Martin Guigui take you to the edge time and time again.  And you never  know?  You might meet a new friend, the guy or gal you’ve been grabbing  next to you.

*Update – I began filming on Nov. 23rd. I will finish my part on Dec. 8th. It has been such a great experience. I know it sounds cliché when people say – “oh, everyone is so nice and the cast and crew are wonderful”, but it’s the truth! I am having a great time on set. Meredith, who does my special effects, has been incredible. Check out more of her work here. Tony Oller, Aimee Teegarden, Stephen Lunsford and Devon Werkheiser are ones to watch!

(Previous Post) I just got the most exciting news! I just booked my first feature film role opposite Dennis Quaid! I can’t give too much away but I will play his wife, Rosemary. Martin Guigui is directing.  I cannot wait to begin filming! Stay tuned for updates on the project. :)

Check out the IMDB page for the film here.

Updated – Korres Body Butter Spec Spot

Hey guys,

Here is the finished product for the Korres spot. I think it turned out really cute :). Watch it by clicking the link below (double click the black box after the page loads).

http://www.fortmillercreative.com/Ben_Fortmiller_Editor/KORRES_v28_ONLINE.html

Hello!

Here are a few pictures from the Korres spec spot we shot a couple of weeks ago. Mark Eberle directed. I always love working with him. We shot this in a loft in downtown Dallas. The lotions are so smooth and smell so good! As always, the crew was fantastic! Thanks to everyone :).

Amber Bartlett/Amber Emily Smith/Korres

Amber Bartlett/Amber Emily Smith/Korres

Josh Abbott “Oh, Tonight” Music Video

Update – here is the video. Click the link below! Enjoy!

Happy St. Patty’s Day! Gosh, I guess it’s been over a month since I have blogged. I’ve been busy with auditions and castings this past month. The last couple of days we have been working on the new video for Josh Abbott’s single “Oh, Tonight”. The video included Josh, Kacey Musgraves, Granger and myself :). Director Evan Kaufmann and his wife Katie were so great to work with and I think the end result is gonna be fantastic! I don’t wanna spoil it for anyone but let’s just say there is some shady stuff happening in the video. I will leave you with some pics from the shoot and I will post the link to the video when it is complete (first week of April I think). Hope everyone has a great day today!

xoxo

Amber

Granger and Kacey

At least I got to kiss my husband :)

Amber and Granger Smith

Tango Tab Commercial

Here are a couple of behind the scenes pics from a new commercial for Tango Tab. Tango Tab is a new app for iPhones and Blackberry that gives you cool deals and discounts on hot places close to you. They are having their launch party in Uptown Dallas at Sfuzzi on April 25th.

Amber Bartlett Smith - Tango Tab

Tango Tab Crew - Amber Bartlett Smith, Spencer, Trevor, Austin

A&C Plastics Print Shoot

I recently shot a print ad for A&C Plastics. It was a cute little set up with a mock pageant to show they are still #1 in customer service. Thanks to Aars Wells. You can check out more of their work here.

Amber Bartlett Smith - A&C Plastics

Jack Ingram HEB Superbowl Commercial

Hey all,

Here is the Jack Ingram HEB Superbowl commercial we cast a few weeks ago. I wasn’t able to be there the day of the shoot but it looks like everyone had a good time at Gruene Hall. Check it out.

Your Mom Hates This – Dead Space 2

So, I work part-time as a casting assistant aside from acting. I love being on the casting side. I know from experience all the emotions an actor goes through when they walk in that door, and it’s really fun to be able to witness that from another angle. Anyway… I recently had to search for a few hundred older women to take part in a “market research” study about a form of new media. What these sweet ladies didn’t know was that they were about to be exposed to a violent new video game and have all of their emotions caught on tape. Check out the process below and also the new ad for Dead Space 2. Oh, the thrills of casting :). I am sorry moms!

Dead Space 2

We also recently cast an HEB/Jack Ingram commercial which will air during the Superbowl so be on the lookout for that! It was shot at the historic Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX.

Hello 2011!

Wow, what an amazing 2010. I got to work on so many great projects, was able to travel to fun and exciting places, made new friends along the way, and married my soul mate :). We rang in the new year at Granger’s New Years Eve Bash at Coupland DanceHall Friday night.

Granger and Amber Smith

 

 Let’s see Resolutions? Hmmm… I want to sloooooow down in 2011. I think I am always running around like crazy, and I want to take time to really enjoy everything I am doing – breathe it all in!

I also started P90x about a week ago in an effort to get healthy and toned!

I am so excited for what is to come in 2011. Beneath the Darkness will be released in October this year, my brother will be getting married, and maybe…just maybe there will be a little Smith baby soon :). I hope you all had a wonderful 2010 and here is to a FABULOUS 2011. Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my blog. See ya soon!

xoxo

Amber

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