New Tee Vee - Review of Exit Stage Left
"...a standout in the supporting cast...[Giovannie Espiritu] has that innate gifted actor’s sense of reality that doesn’t draw attention to itself."
Rogue Cinema - Misty Lane
While everyone is excellent in this movie, the standouts are Babette and her friend Bernice of the hilarious public access show that plays throughout the movie. By far the puppet scene here was the funniest in the whole movie and in general one of the funniest things I’ve witnessed in awhile. I’m talking quotable funny.
Kate McGregor Stewart, acting coach to Marisa Tomei & Tyrese Gibson
Giovannie's work has a wonderful balance of spontaneity and technique. She herself is a generous spirit, open to direction, and just a joy to be around.
Yasmeen Gomez, director SELF ABSORBED / SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRODUCTIONS
"Giovannie is an amazing talent and was able to animate her character and emote in ways beyond my direction to her. Often times I had to sit back in amazement at the performance she had given because it was above and beyond my expectations! The role Giovannie played in my film had her running around half the time in a heavy, dusty, hot, full-body monster costume and yet she was able to give her character so much life and personality. I couldn't believe she was able to reach the audience through pounds and pounds of mop heads and fabric! But she did. On set, Giovannie is such a pleasant and warm spirit. Her positive attitude made her a joy to direct, especially considering what we put her through with that uncomfortable costume. I am unbelievably blessed to have had her in my film.”
Brian Ging, director AMERICAN YEARBOOK / NEW LEGEND PRODUCTIONS
"Giovannie is one of the most giving and prepared actresses I've worked with. Always focused on character, she brought a wealth of collaboration to my experience with her on American Yearbook. Her dedication to her craft actually brought the caliber of acting even higher on my set, as she set the bar for the other actors by her emotional commitment. I'm looking forward to casting her again... She's the 'it' in 'The Shit' “
Sinohui Hinojosa, producer SOLITUDE, dir. EXIT STAGE LEFT / EMERGING ARTIST PRODUCTIONS
"Working on a tight deadline, rushing around getting everything in order and ultimately it was Gio that made it all work. Her ability to stay focused on the project, no matter what changes were thrown at her - combined with the way she kept the spirits of the cast and crew up and ready to go, made her an essential part of the process. A joy to work with and I can't wait to do it again.”
Scott Howe, director KINDRED / SILVER LINED ENTERTAINMENT
"Giovannie completely blew me away! There were several moments I actually found myself watching the monitor and forgetting that I was directing a film; I had to remind myself to say CUT. Giovannie came to the set completely prepared. With little direction on my part, she instinctively knew how the emotions should play out with each and every scene. By the end of day one, Giovannie had given several emotionally wrenching performances, one after another...what Giovannie does is not easy at all. She simply makes it look easy with her constant professionalism and her unflappable attention to detail. Real talent is a very rare and magical thing; I can assure you, now, from my own experience, that catching lightning in a bottle truly is possible... it's name is Giovannie Espiritu. "."
JEFFREY REINER, DIRECTOR TRAUMA / NBC
"You did great, so great. Really. That must have been torturous for you, so thank you.”
MARILYN ATLAS, PRODUCER "Real Women Have Curves"
"PHENOMENAL. No, REALLY PHENOMENAL. Giovannie is so present and committed. She brings a vulnerability to each scene that is fascinating to watch."
Bedford Forrest Mgmt - Ideal Talent Agency
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