Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Interview with Skylar Gasper

 Al Pacino's new movie, Manglehorn, is about an elderly man who is coming to terms with his life choices and the consequences of past decisions, and our very own Skylar Gasper plays the role of his grand-daughter! We recently had the pleasure of chatting with our little brunette beauty, Skylar, her mother Julia, and the film's casting director John Williams about Skylar’s experience auditioning and filming for her role with the great Al Pacino!

Skylar on set with Al Pacino

John Williams, Manglehorn's Casting Director, took the time to share with us why he chose our little star for the film:

Were there a lot of actresses auditioning for the part of Kylie? 
We try and see as many people that are right for a part and in this case, we did see a lot. 

What do you typically look for in young actors and actresses?
Ability to be real and natural along with a playful attitude.

What captured your attention when Skylar auditioned? 
Skylar did such an amazing job and was so alive with creativity. She ran with everything we threw her way. Such a great actress with a full imagination.

Here is what Skylar had to tell us about her experience:

What was it like working with Al Pacino?
It was awesome because he was really funny and he is my mom’s and dad's favorite actor!

What's your favorite part about acting?
My favorite part is auditioning so I can pretend to be a different person.

Were you nervous when auditioning for the role?
No—it was fun!

Did you get to watch your movie?
Yes, and it was amazing to see myself on the big screen!

Was it hard to memorize your lines?
Not really as I was asked to improv so I made up stories that were used in the movie!

Skylar's mom shared her experience with us as well:

What did you first think when Skylar received the casting call?
When we first received the casting call for Manglehorn, we had prior commitments, so we turned it down, not realizing that Skylar would be acting with Al Pacino! Three weeks later, John Williams requested her to audition again, and we were able to go!The role was for "Kylie." Our baby niece couldn’t say "Skylar" so she called Skylar "Kylie"; it seemed like a fate thing.

Who got her the audition for the role?
Page Parkes Talent Agent Brooke Deklavs

What was your favorite part of the experience?
My favorite part of the experience was watching Skylar improv with Al Pacino, her  grandfather in the film.  Most of her improv lines were included in the movie, and it was  amazing to see her come up with relevant material. Another favorite, Skylar demanding  that Al Pacino slide down the slide, grabbing his coffee from him.  He did it!  He was such a trooper and playful with her. Skylar had her lines down, and Al is very much a method actor, improvising a lot.  At one point, he kept messing her lines up because he would switch things around...he realized this and yelled "will somebody get me a script!"

A big "Thank You" to Skylar, Julia, and John for sharing their experience with us. While the film did have a special showing at South by Southwest in Austin, the official release will be June 19th!! We cannot wait to watch the movie this summer!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Page Parkes on Oh So Cynthia

We at Page Parkes recognize all sorts of talent, and we love our talented local bloggers! This month we were honored to have our fearless leader featured in Oh So Cynthia

This lifestyle blog is written by the darling Cynthia Smoot; she writes about Dallas and all of the many things that make it a great city. She covers topics "From food to fashion, reality TV to movie premiers, cultural events to business deals"! Page Parkes is thrilled to be featured in Cynthia's article about Dallas Dwellers, people whom she feels are influential, not only in style, but also for their incredible accomplishments!

Check out Cynthia article on Page Parkes HERE, and make sure to follow her blog for all of the latest news on Dallas!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Spirit Riders Official Trailer - Releases May 2015

Way to go Alex DeBerry and Olivia Osteen! Our blonde beauties landed major roles in the upcoming film, Spirit Riders! We are excited to announce the film is set to release in May, but to tide you over until then, you can watch the trailer below!

Check out these behind-the-scenes shots of Olivia on horseback.


These sweet girls have blown us away with their hard work and dedication to their careers. Olivia and Alex are both a joy to work with, and Page Parkes could not be more proud of of them. 

Alex DeBerry

Olivia Osteen

We will be sure to keep you posted on the exciting new roles Alex and Olivia snag in the future, and keep an eye out for Olivia, who will be featured in next month's issue of Houston Magazine, as Page's Modern Muse!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

#ModelMonday Featuring Lauren Nguyen

This time for #modelmonday we are featuring our beautiful model, Lauren Nguyen! You may recognize her from the spread she had in Vice Magazine, Indie Magazine, or even from the stunning shoot featuring avant-garde designer Andre Redou. Now Lauren can add New York Fashion Week to her list of accomplishments!

This past fashion week, not only did Lauren book one job, but she also snagged six additional highly-coveted shows! The impressive list includes Yuna Yang, Espion Atelier, Cristina Ruales, Harbison Collection, Vejas, Art Hearts Fashion, and even Alice & Olivia!  

Check out our girl, wearing a beautiful, gold ensemble by Alice & Olivia.

Lauren dazzled the audience in this sleek and modern, white jumpsuit, designed by Charles Harbison, the creative director behind the Harbison Collection.

She stunned us in a gorgeous, two-toned gown for the Art Hearts show.

Finally, for the Yuna Yang show, Lauren was ultra-chic in a floral and checked look, accessorized with earmuffs.

We cannot wait to see what jobs Lauren lands in the future! Until next time...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Britt McGee for ShopDYI

Our model, Britt McGee, looked as beautiful as ever, and this time it was in some chic workout wear! We are so proud of our girl, for booking such an inspiring campaign for ShopDYI's new spring collection. ShopDYI is an activewear and lifestyle brand that focuses on both functionality and fashion.

We are obsessed with their bright and colorful patterns; there is nothing like fun, comfortable workout wear to help motivate us to get in shape as we quickly approach swimsuit season!

Make sure to check out ShopDYI, you can check out their Instagram HERE, and keep your eye out for Britt!

Friday, March 06, 2015

Amazon Original: Page Parkes Star

We are SO EXCITED to share that Page Parkes’ very own Drew Justice will be starring in another 13 episodes of Amazon Prime’s kids series, Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street! Amazon just announced that it will be renewing the hit show for a second season!! We cannot wait to watch our freckled-faced star as he and his friends traverse "Normal Street" for another season.

Drew has worked incredibly hard to achieve all of his success, but we can still fondly remember when Page first discovered him…while he was at lunch! He has certainly come a long way since then; check out some of our favorite Drew Justice moments from over the years...

Drew on the set of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street for Season One with his fellow co-stars!

Before Drew landed the coveted role of Ranger, on Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street, he was just another little boy auditioning for the role of Alfalfa. How adorable is he in that bow tie?!

Of course, how could he not have been cast for the role of Alfalfa, after showing up to the audition in that getup! We were so proud of Drew when he starred in the The Little Rascals Save the Day

That is not all Drew Justice has accomplished in his recent career; he has had roles in Target's holiday commercials, done HP Industrials, and been featured in ads for Go RV'ing, just to name a few! We certainly cannot wait to see what is next for Drew, and, of course, we will keep you updated! Make sure to tune into Amazon Prime for the second season of Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street!