JENNY ZERKE Is Entangled In A Love Dilemma In New Comedy Film TOSS IT
Actress Jenny Zerke gets seriously entangled in a love dilemma in the new anti-romantic comedy indie feature film, TOSS IT, screening in Los Angeles as an 'Official Selection' at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival on February 25th.
TOSS IT follows two seemingly perfect-for-each-other singles, Emily and Finn, as they discover what they don't know about each other and themselves. Just as they decide to take a marital leap, a few major curve-balls hit, including crazy best friend Marie (Zerke), who boldly confesses her true feelings of love after covering them up for so many years. Delivering a contemporary spin on a classic screwball comedy, TOSS IT digs deep into all we've been taught about marriage, relationships and love.
The film comes from writer/director/actress Michele Remsen, who added Zerke among a talented cast that includes Phil Burke, Stephen Bogardus, Susan Blair Ross, Malachy McCourt and many others. Zerke was thrilled at the opportunity, adding "I had a really good feeling about the project from the start. I remember at the first producers' reading feeling like everything clicked in a way that struck me as special. It's a hilarious and complex and unflinching film - Michele has done an amazing job of asking profound questions in a way that's also profoundly entertaining."
Zerke has been building a solid reputation for her talents both on screen and stage. Most recently, she gained attention for her role in the short film, Silly String Forever, when it premiered at the Soho International Film Festival. Zerke has also appeared in a variety of stage productions and readings throughout New York City, including Ensemble Studio Theatre, Urban Stages, Abingdon Theatre Company, The Lark, Naked Angels, HB Theatre and the Dramatists Guild. She has also worked regularly with the Abingdon Theatre Company's playwrights group.
In addition, Zerke has written and developed two plays of her own: A Rat Bastard for Love, a story of romance, religious fundamentalism and cross-dressing, developed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre's First Brew reading series and at the McCaskill Studio; and The Bride, which deals with themes of secrets, infidelity and growing-up, received a Memberfest staged reading at the Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Before making her way to the Big Apple, this Houston, Texas native headed to Washington, D.C. to attend Georgetown University. Originally a business major, it didn't take long for Zerke to discover her passion for the arts and switched to English with a minor in French. After graduating with honors, she headed north - and hasn't looked back.
Currently, Zerke is in pre-production on the short film she wrote titled Samurai, about a truly unique first date; and is writing her first feature length film.
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