Sarah Harmer is aglow with acting fever

Published: 2006-06-02
Singer-songwriter Sarah Harmer has joined the large faction of musicians who have taken a shot at acting, but has stayed true to her grassroots style.

Harmer makes her debut in End of Silence, a small indie film about love and relationships, directed by Anita Doron. Harmer plays Nora, a woman whose presence still haunts her ex-husband as he begins a love affair with a Russian ballerina.

Harmer says that she never really considered acting until she read Doron's script for the film. While she found it a challenge at first to memorize lines and get into character, the film's use of simplistic techniques and the director's guidance, soon put the songstress at ease.

The low-budget film was produced using a very small crew, a low-tech camera and natural lighting. As Harmer said to the Globe and Mail, "There was a lot of energy and excitement around it on a very small scale, small budget. It was kind of guerilla-style filmmaking, that was exciting to me."

End of Silence airs at Toronto's North by Northeast Music and Film Festival on June 9th, with Harmer in attendance.

Writer: Aysha Raad Gil



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