Stepping into Ramona's shoes was a remarkable opportunity to be immersed in the fantasy world of WHIPPING BOY. I like to work with sci-fi filmmakers on high concept science fiction films because of the heightened imagination and creativity.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2014
The new science-fiction film WHIPPING BOY co-stars Celeste Thorson (How I Met Your Mother, The Exes, Jimmy Kimmel Live!) and Tongayi Chirisa (American Horror Story, NCIS Los Angeles, Sleepy Hollow) directed by Michael Chance (Project Arbiter, The Narrow Road, The Reason) and written by Aiah Samba (People That Do Something). Set in the future, Olly 'Napalm' Harris (Chirisa) works as a human punching bag to relieve others of their stress, but gets caught up with Ramona Pinsler (Thorson) a mysterious woman who possesses a strange device everyone is after. Whipping Boy premiered through Escapist Movies by Escapist Magazine as part of New Regency Prototype. Michael Chance and Aiah Samba were selected through Prototype’s search for the next great sci-fi filmmaker.
Chance cast Chirisa and Thorson from auditions held in Los Angeles, CA. The opportunity to explore the futuristic world of Whipping Boy attracted her to the film. Filming took place in San Jose, San Francisco and Los Angeles, California. Thorson faced the challenge of expressing the intricate layers of Ramona's powerful bio-tech profession in contrast to her vulnerable emotional state. The actors worked to showcase the complex and intriguing relationship between Napalm and Ramona.
“Stepping into Ramona's shoes was a remarkable opportunity to be immersed in the fantasy world of WHIPPING BOY. I like to work with filmmakers on high concepts science fiction films because of the heightened imagination and creativity. It was awesome working with the cast and crew, especially during the action elements.” stated Thorson.
In addition to rehearsals, Thorson worked with stunt coordinator Eric Jacobus on set to create the stunts for Ramona. She has had some training in martial arts and often does her own stunts in productions. Thorson studied a variety of acting styles, like Meisner, Method and Stanislavski, at acclaimed performance art schools. She started her career on stage productions then moved onto hosting before expanding to action, drama and comedy.
About Celeste Thorson
Celeste Thorson (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, THE EXES, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!) is an actress, filmmaker and activist who continues to create new content throughout multiple platforms. Along with comedic and dramatic roles, Thorson skydived, swam with sharks, and flew fighter jets for millions of viewers as the athletic TV host in the travel series, DESTINATION X: HAWAII and CALIFORNIA. In addition to her work in front of the camera, Celeste wrote over 24 episodes of television and directed the new media series, YOGAPHILES. She has been seen in campaigns for REEBOK, LADY FOOT LOCKER, PAUL MITCHELL, YOPLAIT, SPRINT, NISSAN, NOKIA, SAMSUNG, YAHOO!, BODY GLOVE, TOMS SHOES, and REGIS. As an activist, Thorson is committed to raising awareness for human and environmental rights.