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Award-winning actress with experience in film, television, radio, new media, stage, sketch and improv.
"Especially hilarious..." says Backstage West
Heard about Melinda Augustina in comedy "Three-Fifty"?
Although Backstage West calls her "especially hilarious", Melinda has also received critical acclaim for dramatic stage roles such as:
Sylvia Plath in "Letters Home"
Gladys in Athol Fugard's "A Lesson From Aloes"
and title role of Lemon in Wallace Shawn's
"Aunt Dan & Lemon"
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Melinda in trailers, films on the festival circuit, music videos, etc:
Watch clips from "Good Job, Thanks", "Three-Fifty", "Going Green", "Day of Conception", "Eco-Ninja"
Edited by the amazing Renee Pezzotta - Thanks, Renee!
Gettin' Sugar High (Halloween Rap) ~ Another great project from the non-stop comic geniuses at Back of the Class. This time, for Break.com Melinda plays the Halloween Lady who thinks raisins are a good Halloween treat. Most ironic thing about this video is Melinda actually WOULD give out raisins on Halloween but luckily for the kids in her neighborhood, her husband insists on handing out real candy.
"Graduation Sucks!" - another great music video from Back of the Class with new graduates agonizing over life in the real world. Melinda is "The Mom in Pink" (not suitable for children, but probably suitable and applicable to your college graduates...)
"Welcome to the Family" -- Melinda was recently cast in a leading role in Tim Bartell's new comedy "Welcome to the Family". The short comedy, created for online viewing and festival runs, will be shot August 2010.
In this comedy, Melinda plays the older, wiser sister whose younger, wilder sister is finally getting married -- to someone she's known for three whole months. Booze, tears, laughs... this one has it all. Click here to become a Facebook Fan of "Welcome to the Family".
"My Mom's on Facebook" The priceless Music Video shot w/Back of the Class. Written about in LA Times, Wall Street Journal and many other sites. Big thanks to Brett, Max, Jesse and Dan. Melinda as "that Mom", she's busy doing the embarassing things mom's do on Facebook.
"Eco-Ninja" - Melinda plays a supporting role in the hilarious new comedy "Eco-Ninja" from Screaming Frog Productions. Melinda plays an office worker who isn't afraid to summon the "Eco-Ninja" when a co-worker annoys her. "Eco-Ninja" is playing in film festivals around the world.
Click here to join "Eco-Ninja" Facebook Fan page.
"Going Green" short comedy
Also for Screaming Frog Productions, Melinda plays a lead role in this comedic short. Written, directed and improvised by Jonathan Browning, in this comedy, a corporation decides to go green with the least amount of effort. "Going Green" is currently playing in film festivals around the world.
See the TRAILER for "Going Green".
Like short films? Me too!
Take a peek at the 2012 Oscar nominated shorts!