On Sept. 15, 2013, a wide spectrum of talented actors participated in a script reading for the film, "The 4th Letter of Ponce de Leon." The event was held at the home of Richard (film's writer and director) and Danielle Watts in Naples, Fla. Among the actors, the youngest of them all, was nine year old Arielle Watts!
This feature film is not something that has been taken lightly by the Watts, nor those participating in the film's production. So much so were their efforts that the Watts invited Examiner.com to the reading to see what it was all about.
The Watts' home was easy to recognize, as there was a Spanish flag out front to mark one's destination. The evening began with each guest being cheerfully greeted by the Watts' daughter, Arielle.
Inside the Watts' home it was easy to see that a table reading would soon unfurl, as their living room held approximately 25 seats, and some of them included director's chairs.
The tall chairs were set up front to seat most of the principal and supporting actors. Arielle also sat up front, but she had her own shorter version of a director's chair!
The event began at 4 p.m. In the begnining refreshments were served, and the reading followed. The gathering for the table reading ended by 8 p.m.
Some of the actors in attendance, at least those listed on the night's program, were Gerritt VanderMeer, Fedor Steer, Rachael Endrizzi, Al Quinn, Kay Francis, Lucy Harris, Arielle Watts, Cora Anne Williams, Ty Landers, Cassidy Reyes, Carrie Belluso, Bruce Francis, Randall Kenneth Jones, Rebecca Bronzini, Steve Barnett (narrator) and Bill Boston. (those talent not linked or missed can contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
"My two recent projects include 'The 4th Letter' plus an entertaining board game."
Watts seemed excited about both projects, but this evening his energies were dedicated to the film project only.
Some of the talent in attendance were members of United Film & Television Artists (UFTA), and the president of the organization, among other UFTA members, partook in the reading. UFTA President Al Quinn shared his feelings about being part of the project.
"I'm honored to have been asked to be here. I'm happy as well that some of our other UFTA members are also participating on this project. I'd like to mention those here who represent UFTA. They are Steve Barnett, Carrie Belluso, Cassidy Reyes, with her dad Dr. Joe Reyes, and Ernesto Lasso de la Vega."
It was a wonderful evening listening to the many actors read a variety of parts, with some using a variety of accents. One talent who stood out was Arielle Watts. This young actress not only has an impressive resume, but she wowed everyone at the reading!
By the end of the evening, and the actors began to leave, Arielle handed out gifts. One of the gifts was a jar of marmalade. The sweet treat, with ties to the film, is called Margaret's Calamondin Marmalade (email@example.com).
Thanks goes to Arielle and her family for inviting Examiner.com, among others, into their home!
Speaking of acting, even though singer Adele is not part of "The 4th Letter," she does have an interest in acting. That video clip, on "Adele's Film Acting Debut," is available at the Spanish flag photo.
More to follow on all things related to "The 4th Letter of Ponce de Leon."