Apocalyptic Playground

Carly has been cast in the upcoming sci-fi film “Apocalyptic Playground!” She will be playing the role of Christian, a girl in search of her identity. The film takes place on two planets and involves interstellar human trafficking.

Be sure to check back often for more updates on “Apocalyptic Playground” and become a fan on Facebook or stop by the Official Site to keep up with the latest news!

Here’s a sneak peek of some test footage from the project:


"Coldwood" Trailer

The first official trailer for “Coldwood” has been released! Shot on location in Alaska, the indie feature stars Carly Jones, Les Mahoney and Savanah Wiltfong.

Be sure to check back often for more updates on “Coldwood” and become a fan on Facebook to keep up with the latest news!


LonelyGirl15 Reunion at VidCon

Exciting news! VidCon will be featuring a LonelyGirl15 reunion. The original cast will be assembled together for the first time since the show ended in 2008.

LonelyGirl15 was one of the most successful projects of early YouTube. The fictional vlog had a huge impact on the online video landscape as we know it today. Now, the LG15 cast re-unites on the main stage of VidCon.

VidCon is a yearly conference for people who love online video and this year it takes place in Los Angeles from July 28th thru the 30th. If you’re planning on attending VidCon this year, make sure to stop by the main stage on the 29th at 1:15pm to catch all of the excitement in person.

UPDATE

Photos from the event:


"Battery Row" Featurette

Battery Row” has interviewed its actresses for the upcoming release of the 30 minute Noir Serial. Watch as Carly Jones, Caitlyn Carradine and Heidi Hamilton share their experiences from the production of “Battery Row.” Carly’s interview starts at the 42 second mark.

Stay up to date on all things “Battery Row” here!


Battery Row

Carly has been cast in the film noir short “Battery Row” playing the role of Laura, a “Veronica Lake” type character who sets up the films beginning plot lines. A trailer for the Brash Studios film has been released and the world premiere of the film will take place on August 31st, 2011.

Ticketing information for the premiere can be found here, which includes a complimentary wine and vodka Bar. Stay up-to-date on the films happenings here!


No Ordinary Family

Carly was cast in the role of Ava on ABC’s “No Ordinary Family.” She co-stars as a high school mean girl in the episode titled “No Ordinary Vigilante.” Watch the full episode on ABC.com!

Below are publicity photos ABC has released from the episode:


"Coldwood" Teaser Trailer

A chilling second trailer has been released for “Coldwood.” Definitely check it out if you like scary movies!

Watch the first trailer here!

Be sure to check back often for more updates on “Coldwood” and become a fan on Facebook to keep up with the latest news!


Coldwood

Carly recently shot the dramatic thriller “Coldwood” on location in scenic Eagle River, Alaska. “Coldwood” tells the story of a young woman named Ashley, played by Carly Jones. She travels to Alaska to help her uncle Clive, played by Les Mahoney, with his Paranormal Investigation business. The feature should debut in December and the first official “Coldwood” movie poster has been released.

Be sure to check back often for more updates on “Coldwood” and become a fan on Facebook to keep up with the latest news!


LA Opera • La Traviata

Carly has been cast in the upcoming LA Opera production of La Traviata. She will be playing the role of Flora’s Girl, a courtesan that works for Flora Bervoix.

To learn more about the production, check out the website and keep your eyes peeled for Carly in the Third Act!


The Oklahoma Daily Article

OU alumna stars in online web series
Whitney Ortega/The Daily
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Screenshot of Carly Jones, OU alumna, in "With the Angels," an on-line tv show.

They call the film industry the hardest business to get in, but for Carly Jones, OU alumna, that warning doesn’t deflate her intentions.

“I can’t imagine doing anything else,” Jones said. “I was drawn to the challenge of suspending disbelief. Acting is a subjective profession and you’re not always going to please everyone. It can be tough at times, but also exciting and fulfilling.”

Jones, a 2004 graduate, is well on her way to success in the tough business. Her most recent project, a web series entitled “With the Angels,” premiered Tuesday on www.strike.tv.

Strike TV is an online network that features several big names both on and behind the scenes , such as Mindy Kalling of “The Office,” Joe Kelly from “How I Met Your Mother,” Kate Purdy from “Cold Case,” “The Bob Newhart Show,” “General Hospital” and “Port Charles” and Karen Harris, an “All My Children” writer. The network was created during the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike, and was an idea that came directly from the picket lines. The network was meant to be a place for members of the WGA to showcase their work.

It was also a way to exhibit work that was personal to them and that might not ever air on television or film.

Jones said she jumped at the chance to be a part of the online network.

“It’s thrilling to be a part of a new genre of entertainment,” she said.

“With the Angels,” written by Mary Feuer, is based on a screenplay that Feuer wrote with Werner Trieschmann, an Arkansas playwright. The show follows Taffy (Jamie Tisdale) and her roommate Ashley (Jones) after their move from a small Arkansas town to Venice Beach, Calif. Episodes revolve around Taffy’s strong Christian ideals, and how they are affected by the world around her, where no one shares her beliefs.

Jones said her favorite thing about the show is its accessibility.

“This show goes on an incredible journey, and it’s exciting that anyone can watch it at any time on their computer,” Jones said. “The characters in the show are incredibly relatable to young adults. The struggle to find you outside of school and in the real world is a connection that we all have. It’s a fun, crazy roller coaster of ups and downs and you never know what’s around the next corner. But everyone is invited for the ride.”

Feuer described Ashley as the best actress in her high school and the best in her college class. However she is now finding it difficult to prove to be the best in Los Angeles. The struggle to be the best causes the ambitious Ashley to stoop to new levels in her desperation to get people’s attention.

“I love that you can see Ashley’s faults and the cracks in her façade,” Jones said. “She’s desperately trying to hide her imperfections and in the process loses track of who she really is. I enjoy playing characters that are interesting and have depth. I love figuring out the backstory and finding subtleties in the character’s personality. I also tend to lean towards the dramatic side, so any character with inner personal struggles is a gold mine for me.”

Jones wasn’t just hand-picked by Feuer for the part of Ashley — she had the character written specifically for her.

“I had worked with Carly on the web series ‘Lonelygirl 15,’ and I knew she was a terrific actress,” Feuer said. “She has this incredible combination of fragility and fierceness that I saw as essential to Ashley. I wrote the character with her in mind.”

Rena Cook, associate professor in OU’s School of Drama, echoed many of the same characteristics when describing Carly.

“I remember Carly being immediately very talented, but she was also so lovely, poised, graceful and so honest,” Cook said. “She did role after role for us; she was a favorite of our directors [because] she was so honest and natural.”

Jones said she recalls her days at OU with nostalgia. She said she misses game days and the buzz of campus, and appreciates all the training that her time at OU provided.

“Experience is your best friend,” she said. “I was fortunate to spend a lot of time on the stage while I was in school at OU, which helped immensely in growing as an actor. I miss the arts community there. There was always a play, musical, dance or art show opening.”

Jones said she sees herself continuing on in the film and television industry. She said that in five years she hopes to be consistently working in Los Angeles.

Jones said a good piece of advice for OU students seeking to be actors is to be aware that you’re in it for the long haul.

“The hardest part is being persistent and not doubting yourself or your abilities,” Jones said.

http://www.oudaily.com/news/2008/nov/06/ou-alumna-stars-online-web-series/