Director

Since moving West, Pamela has been able to enjoy teaching between jobs, allowing her to articulate for others what she herself has been doing for so long. She has acted in a handful of TV shows, movies, and theatre. Along the way she has been able to utilize her directing talents for the in-house “University” for employees at Pixar Animation Studios; teaching acting and directing three short plays, one of which she adapted and directed for the screen – Susan Glaspell’s TRIFLES, which was screened at the Reel Women Film Festival, Beverly Hills, using an all Pixar cast and crew.

In Los Angeles, she co-directed Tony Award winning actress Julie White in Theresa Rebeck’s GREAT TO SEE YOU, AMERICAN DOLLS for Theatre Neo, and Josh Schiowitz’s THE MESSAGE. Pamela was also the acting coach on the film EVEN STEPHEN, a delightful rom-com, which was chosen to be screened at over a dozen international film festivals.  On the streets of New York City, she directed IMPROVISING THE FUTURE for NYFA.  To watch the full short film, see link here.

In developing a directing style, she used a great deal of improvisation with her fellow actors, a la Christopher Guest, a tool that was a departure from working with storyboard artist. This style enabled her actors to flow instinctually through the blocking, giving them a great deal of freedom when utilizing her treatment and characters outlines, talking them through the scenes via their wants, needs, obstacles and over-all intentions.

To the right are poster designs from some of the films she’s directed and in which she’s acted.