Two Kisses is a Covid-19-inspired drama. Martha's husband is in the hospital with Covid-19 and she is all alone; her daughter works as a nurse at the hospital and their only contact is via Zoom.
A still from the opening scene with Donna-Lisa.
Donna-Lisa Otto is an Actor/Producer and has been a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild since 1996. She has worked as an actor on many Bay Area productions throughout the years. Her most recent performance as “Nans” in the upcoming feature film “A One-Sided Affair” also allowed her the opportunity to work closely in production as an Associate Producer. Donna-Lisa has landed principle roles in National Commercials for brands such as Ford, Suburu and IBM and has enjoyed work on many print advertising campaigns. She is a Board member of Capital Film Arts Alliance and is helping to support the Sacramento Film and Entertainment Industry. Though she is dedicated to her work in film, her love for Theatre keeps her open to more acting opportunities as well. As a Stage Actor, she has performed with Actors Theatre of Sacramento, City Lights Theatre of San Jose and the acting troupe The Young Turks in San Francisco and attributes her love for acting to her years of training with Jean Shelton at the Shelton Theatre in San Francisco. She loves staying grounded with nature and sharing a smile with strangers, family and friends.
Corinne Meadors is an actor and vocalist who currently resides with her family in Northern California. She has appeared in several award-winning independent features and short films and was recognized for her work in Golden Eagle Films’ The Great Controversy Ended (2018) by the Los Angeles Film Awards and the Accolade Global Film Competition. Originally a native of Massachusetts, Corinne has dedicated her life to acting and singing with a strong penchant for film. She attended the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) where she graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Art History and studied music with a focus in vocal performance. She studied theatre at Bridgewater State College (Bridgewater, MA) and at H.B. Studio in NYC. In her spare time, Corinne can be found on some single-track hiking trail not too far from home.
Tara earned a Master's in English/Creative writing at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor's in Professional Writing at Baylor University.
She settled in the Sierra Nevada foothills with her husband where they lived a happy, quiet life of contemplation and writing, with the exception of the cheerful chaos five step-children brought on weekends. That was the longest either of them had lived in one place before they fled for our lives from the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018. She is rebuilding her life telling stories that matter.
Tara's The Joymaker script has won several awards; she was a Fresh Ink playwright contest winner with Blue Room Theater; a Scriptapalooza semifinalist with a co-writer for the TV pilot ‘Roses,’ which was optioned. She started a national and international current affairs magazine, named one of ten best new magazines in 2012 by Library Journal.
Mark Morlock is an emeritus professor at California State University, Chico. With his academic career behind him, he now focuses his creative energy on the writing of prose fiction and screenplays, concentrating primarily on the contours of human emotion. In addition to writing the screenplay for the short film Two Kisses, he has published his short verse in The Torn Pageand The Examined Life Journal, and has written the novel The Secret Watcher of Summit Avenue, which earned a Kirkus Star and was awarded a Kirkus Indie Novel of the Year for 2017. He lives in Chico, California with his wife Suzanne and three Australian Shepherds.
Mim Paquin is a New York-based actor, singer, screenwriter and composer. As an actress, BackstageNY describes Mim as having “a heart of gold,” and as a singer, OperaNews senior editor describes her as “brilliant!” She is a fifth generation artist carrying on her family’s modest legacy through her dedication to acting, singing, writing music, and storytelling. Mim is a Massachusetts native who studied theatre, acting, voice and dance on a full-scholarship at The Boston Conservatory for one year. Mim studied acting with Michael Shurtleff (casting director; author of AUDITION), and voice with Marni Nixon aka “The Ghost of Hollywood.” Recent film roles include: song composer for the feature-length fan film, The Clown Prince (2019); singer for the opening theme music for the Amazon TV series, Things Eternal (2018); executive consultant for the multi-award-winning The Kids Menu (2017) starring Vincent Pastore. She lives in Belle Mead, New Jersey along America’s scenic byway, immersed in nature and history with her husband and son.