FILM & PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

BY THE ACTORS AWARDS

FAILURE IS AN OPTION

DIRECTORS: Alyssa Wilden & Zoe Dennis

Failure is an Option is a 30-minute dramedy that brings awareness about depression and stigma around mental health.  

In Failure is an Option,  a millennial gets rejected from grad school after moving her entire life across the country to go. Now she must discover her purpose in life the old fashioned way by hiding from her problems until rent is due.

Jordan Van Clief as Katrina

As the writer & lead actress, Jordan Van Clief (who plays Katrina) creates a brilliant type of character – you've seen the "millennial character" on screen before, but you've never seen Katrina. She's more anxious, extreme, impulsive, depressed and dramatic, yet charming and lovable. Her reactions are hilarious, and her dialogue is well written ("Kat, your parents love you. –"My mother is dead!").

Taylor Murphy-Sinclair as Lisa

The ensemble cast led by Jordan Van Clief and Taylor Murphy-Sinclair, did a wonderful job. Although about 90% of the story is based on the interactions between Jordan and Taylor, the two supporting actors - Ellis Greer as the waiter and Edward Leavy as Katrina's date - are exactly what the story needs (and exactly what Katrina doesn't).

Taylor Murphy-Sinclair's performance as Katrina's best friend, Lisa, is wonderful, and the chemistry between them is near perfect. Unlike Katrina, Lisa is calm and positive. She gives well-thought-out answers – exactly what Katrina needs. She does her best to help her poor friend, but things only get worse- surprisingly, for both of them.”

Jordan Van Clief and Taylor Murphy- Sinclair

Failure is an Option - Trailer

Failure is an Option won 4 awards at the Actors Awards in July 2019, including Best Performance of Fest and Best Actress in a Comedy (Jordan Van Clief), Best Supporting Actress (Taylor Murphy-Sinclair) and Best Ensemble.

Follow Jordan Van Clief on Instagram: www.instagram.com/jordanvan32

 

 

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