Thursday, August 20, 2020

|Podcast| DieRy - Jennifer Gelfer, John Buffalo Mailer & Claudia Maree Mailer



Instagram model Marie Clark (Claudia Maree Mailer) is using her influencer status to pay for her masters degree in comparative religion, while moving on from an abusive past. It seems Marie's life is finally on the right track, until her diary is stolen by an obsessive fan who begins sending her love letters informing Marie that they are going to kill anyone who is a danger to her. As friends start feeling like suspects, and bodies begin piling up, Marie must confront the demons of her past in order to unmask the killer and reclaim her life.



JEANBOOKNERD PODCAST 2020: SEASON 2 EPISODE 19
GUEST: JENNIFER GELFER, JOHN BUFFALO MAILER AND CLAUDIA MAREE MAILER
JOURNALIST: ERIK WERLIN
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DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT
After having just finished directing my first feature film, I wondered what my next endeavor should be. Fortunately for me, I have a brilliant creative partner, who came to me with a script called, DieRy. 

I immediately read it and thought, Is he nuts? I had just made a movie about two star crossed lovers who give each other a reason to go on, after having endured terribly traumatic events in their lives. I’m a romance gal. Thrillers? 


But here’s the hook. My leading lady, Claudia Maree Mailer was a young girl working on a film set of a feature I produced called Blind. She was extremely beautiful and unbelievably capable at everything. She was so capable that at the end of the shoot, I asked her to work for me. To my great surprise,she agreed. For two years she ran my life like a General, until one day when I was scrolling through Facebook, I came upon a clip of Claudia doing a monologue. Now monologues are incredibly hard out of context, but Claudia was magical. She created a compelling character, nuanced and full of imagination. The most surprising part of this story is that she had never told me she was an Actor. She kept everything very professional.I immediately called her and told her how terrific she was and if/when I had the opportunity I would most definitely cast her in whatever I was doing. 


There was an intricate role in my first film, The Second Sun. It takes place in flashbacks. I had the great fortune to offer Claudia the role and with barely any dialogue and only a few minutes on screen, she was incandescent. She could not be denied. 


That leads me back to the hook for DieRy. Claudia was my hook. To be able to give this brilliant young artist her shot in a script that called for a Star on the precipice, that got all my creative juices going. 


I have to say it was my most immersive and wonderful experience to date on a film set. Every day to be looking at my monitor and see a Star being born. I will forever be grateful. 


Warmly, 
Jennifer Gelfer
Jennifer Gelfer Photo Credit: Dorothy Chi
John Buffalo Mailer Photo Credit: Bill Wadman

JENNIFER GELFER – Director Jennifer Gelfer is a NY based Director, Producer, and Actor. She began her studies in NY at the AADA, moving on to LAMDA in London, and finally landing in LA to work with Milton Katselas of The Beverly Hills Playhouse. Beginning as an actor, Jen went on to directing theater in New York and London, before producing such films as Showing Roots starring Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth McGovern and Cicely Tyson, Blind, starring Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, and Dylan McDermott, and Private Life of a Modern Woman starring Sienna Miller. Her debut screen directing came with the Webseries, In Between Men, before going on to direct her first feature film, The Second Sun which is being distributed by 1844. DieRy marks her second feature film as a director.

JOHN BUFFALO MAILER - Writer John Buffalo Mailer is an award winning screenwriter, journalist, playwright, actor, and producer. As an actor, Buffalo has appeared opposite Shia LaBeouf in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Paul Giamatti and Ellen Burstyn in Matthew Barney’s River Of Fundament, Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, and Dylan McDermott in Blind, Sienna Miller in Private Life Of A Modern Woman, as well as Jennifer Gelfer's The Second Sun and DieRy. His screenwriting credits include Hello Herman, Blind, American Terrorist, and DieRy. He is currently developing three series: The Naked and The Dead in partnership with Sean Daniel's Hivemind, MAILER a historical bio-series about his father Norman Mailer, and Who Wrote The Bible a dramatic narrative about the authors of the greatest selling book of all time, based on the best selling book of the same title by Richard Elliott Friedman

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CLAUDIA MAREE MAILER - Marie Clark 25-year-old actress and model, Claudia Maree Mailer was born in England, and grew up in New Zealand. When she was 17, she was accepted to Team New Zealand for the World Championships of Performing Arts, where she competed in Los Angeles in 2012. Claudia moved to New York in 2013 to attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, where she graduated in 2015. Her film credits include The Second Sun, Fluidity, and the upcoming release DieRy, in which she plays the lead role of Marie Clark. Highlights of her commercial and print work include Brandy Melville, Amistan Paris, Refinery29 x Maybelline, and Makeup Forever.


DIERY
Director: Jennifer Gelfer
Producers: Martin Tuchman, John Buffalo Mailer, Jennifer Gelfer, Samantha Watkins, Matt Berkowitz
Writer: John Buffalo Mailer
Score: Greg Camp
Cast: Claudia Maree Mailer, Thomas Q. Jones, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Danielle Guldin, Ciaran Byrne, James Sutorius, and Jocelyn Jones

ABOUT MAILER TUCHMAN MEDIA
Mailer Tuchman Media produces film and television for intergenerational audiences, utilizing our own roster of artists, directors, screenwriters and producers.

“We are dedicated to making entertainment that brings the past to life in thrilling and informative ways, while hopefully doing our small part to ensure that the generations of tomorrow do not get cheated out of the hard learned lessons of our past.” 
John Buffalo Mailer, Creative Director
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