Ombis Alien Invasion

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Published June 5, 2013 by Susan Woodward

Ombis logoA year in the waiting!!!  Ombis: Alien Invasion by DefTone Pictures Studios, Inc in the Western New York area opened to an enthusiastic crowd at the Hamburg Palace Theatre on May 18.  And I was more than enthusiastic as I WAITED to see what my make-up looked like on screen!

But before getting all gored up, I was Village Clerk Donna whose biggest concern during the invasion was whether or not the mayor had solidified the parade route with the sheriff.

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(with Mike Sciabarrasi)

Ombis 4And then it was time for MAKE-UP!!!  I was SOOOOO psyched!!!!  The film crew spent more than three hours working on me alone!  Thank you to:

Phil Beith
Jill Jovic
Sammi Shearing
Allison Kellerman
Barry Elmstrand

Awesome job!!!!

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And the results?? (Pictures posted with permission from Adam Steigert)


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I had an absolute blast!!!  And how fun it was to see it with my family both on the big screen with some of them and at home on DVD!  And when I showed clips to my students in school, many wanted to take the video home to watch it!

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Got the poster, got the t-shirt, got the DVD… just need popcorn!  Woot!

Thanks, Adam Steigert, for the opportunity!

Ombis Alien Invasion Premiers May 18!

Published April 15, 2013 by Susan Woodward

Ombis posterMy big screen debut!

Well, I WAS in the huge zombie apocalypse scene in The Final Night and Day, but I only made it into one frame!  But I know that I was there!  And when we were all in line for “make-up” (being squirted with super-soakers filled with red-dyed water), I was once of the folks yelling, “More blood!!”  And I am not even a horror fan… I get all  squeamish.

But I am very grateful to director Adam Steigert of Deftone Pictures Studios for giving me the opportunity!

However, in OmbOmbis make upis Alien Invasion (click poster for more info, including cast), I even got a bit speaking part!!  Woo hoo!  AND a whole scene all to myself as I awakened from the dead, prepared to attack!  Three and a half hours in make-up, designed by students of the Tom Savini FX School (Living Dead films, anyone?), and I was ready for my close up!  (Click the picture for a link to Tom Savini’s site)  The ONLY picture I have is the one of the beginning process…I was forbidden to have a pic in full make-up until after the film is released.

It was a great experience, and I loved being covered in slime!  I’d do it again in a heartbeat!

PLEASE Adam, can I get a picture in make-up after May 18th?? I am dying here!  😦

May 18th cannot come fast enough for me!  I already have my tickets for me and my kids and a special friend, so yippy skippy, bring on the popcorn!  Premiering at the historic Hamburg Palace Theatre, Ombis is sure to be a treat to all involved!!

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Here’s the trailer:


Richard Satterwhite as Sheriff Thomas Bracket

Jason John Beebe as Mark

Sara Manzella as Lucy

Michael Sciabarrasi as Mayor Logan


Brenda Rickert as Sarah

Kathy Murphy as Daisy

(with a guest appearance by Susan Woodward as Donna!)


Oh, yeah… I also threw my hat into the extras pool for the new Spiderman movie that is going to be filmed here in Rochester!  😛   Here’s hoping!  I wonder if my aerial arts “skills” might be called upon…. (forefinger to chin, pondering)


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