Today on our Actor Highlight series is Deanna Sherman. Deanna has done a TON of work as an actress from commercials to films and even TV series. Even before the audition process her resume was quite impressive and I thought to myself, “man, it would be awesome if she accepts a part in the film.” Sure enough, during the audition she demonstrated her wide acting skill set and we knew she would be perfect for the role as Amy.
Her bio on her IMDB page explains Deanna’s expertise very well so I’ll just copy that and paste it here: Deanna Sherman is best known for her role as Grace Todd on Homicide Hunter, airing to 1.4 million viewers in 2015 on the Investigation Discovery channel. She’s been labeled the “ID Actress” with lead and supporting roles in several other shows also airing on the network such as Evil Kin and Evil Twins. She was cast in Sundance Film Festival 2016 selection and SAG feature film, The Land from Los Angeles director, Steven Caple, Jr. Deanna’s been in numerous independent short and feature films including producing her own short, Undead Fred — runner up best film in the Cleveland 48hr film project. She trains with J.W. Myers, a director known for his family friendly films.
Her love of acting started at the age of 6, starring in a school play.She performed theater throughout elementary and high school and transitioned into film after college. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Deanna has also done several commercial and corporate video spots.
Whew, buddy! Those are some pretty amazing accomplishments! If that’s not enough here is some more:
MPF: What was your favorite part of filming for Gretchen’s Lock?
Deanna: Meeting new people and being on set with my good friend Pakob.
MPF: Did you know anything about the local legends of Gretchen’s Lock before auditioning?
MPF: Do you believe in ghosts?
MPF: What’s your favorite role you’ve ever played? (Don’t worry; it doesn’t have to be your role in Gretchen’s Lock).
Deanna: I don’t think I can pick just one because they have all been so different. I loved working on Check Please with Jared Ward, The Land with Moises Arias and multiple shows for Investigation Discovery. I’ve also worked with my daughter a few times for some short films and that is always a good time!
MPF: Which actor(s) inspire you?
Deanna: Anyone who is successful on their own without having family in the business.
MPF: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Deanna: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
MPF: What are a couple of your hobbies?
Deanna: Running and photography
MPF: What made you interested in acting?
Deanna: I was the lead in my school play in first grade and since then have always wanted to be an actress.
MPF: Favorite color?
MPF: Who is your favorite character in the Gretchen’s Lock film?
Deanna: I liked Jason’s snarky character because everyone can use a little sarcasm in their life.
MPF: Do you have any advice for aspiring actors?
Deanna: Network, take classes, do student films! I did a whole interview about this a few years ago if anyone would like to read it:
Thank you, Deanna, for you time and commitment to this film! We’re so glad that you were a part of the film and you did an amazing job!
For more information about the Gretchen’s Lock film & for tickets to the ONLY local showings in Columbiana, go HERE. We’re thrilled to bring you a locally made independent film production featuring local legends and made in Beaver Creek State Park! Thank you for your support in our endeavors & we hope to see you at the Grand Premiere of Gretchen’s Lock on April 23. It’ll be an artsy good time!