November 01, 2016
Secondary Dominance premiered at PROTOTYPE Festival January 2017. Look out for Record Release this December! 
March 18, 2015
Butter on the Latch

I know several of you have been asking. At last, the beautiful and terrifying "Butter on the Latch" is Now Available on AmazonFandor, and iTunes… I forgot to share this a few months back when we learned that the film got distribution. For those of you new here, this is a feature film, in which I play the (creepy) lead role, directed by the deliriously-talented Josephine Decker.
March 16, 2015

Making Muscles, as requested by the Interviewer, Jeff, is that right, Jeff? :-) in my Williamsburg Living Room Post-Interview, 9/26/14  | photo: Jeff Wengrofsky

Jeff Wengrofsky came over to my apartment this past September and interviewed me for his radio show, Gift Horse: Inside New York Art, which just aired on Ukrainian National Radio. The broadcast was on Wednesday 3/11 and Sunday 3/15 at 8:00pm EST from Ukraine via I-RADIO. I haven't actually yet listened to it myself. Gonna do that this week! If you'd like to listen (maybe even before I have a chance to), here's the archived interview (looks like you actually have to scroll to the bottom of the page and type in my name in the search field).
October 24, 2014
I’m excited to announce that the North American Theatrical Release for Josephine Decker’s, “Butter on the Latch”, in which I am the lead actress, along with her film “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely” (in which I am an Associate Producer) will be taking place on: Friday November 14th and Sunday November 16th at MINY Media Center by IFP 30 John St. Brooklyn New York 11201

Screenings will be followed by Director and Cast Q&A, a performance by my vocal trio Hydraand an opening night party featuring Raya Brass BandScreenings to follow the opening night, throughout the run, will include tea parties + ballet dancers … Keep your eyes and ears peeled for details. 


NEW “Butter on the Latch” trailer HERE.  NEW “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely” trailer HERE
Like the "Butter on the Latch" "Butter" Fan Page  |   "Butter + Hydra" FB Event   |   Hydra Fan Page

SCREENING TIMES: Friday 11/146:30pm & 8:30pm (includes Hydra performance in addition to Q+A), Saturday 11/15: 4pm, 6pm, & 8pmSunday 11/162pm & 4pm (includes Hydra performance in addition to Q+A)Monday 11/17: 6:30pm & 8:30pmTuesday 11/18: 2pm, 5pmWednesday 11/19: 12pm & 2pm, Thursday 11/20: 6pm & 8pm

October 23, 2014
September 25, 2014
Black Sea Hotel is currently immersed in the production of their debut music video, “Zhenish Me Mamo”, a potently haunting contemporarily-arranged folksong about dragons and fear. The video is directed by creative whirlwind, Josephine Decker, who’s proven it possible not only to locate and acquire miniature modern-day dragons in NYC, but also to successfully choreograph them moving with grace across the faces and throughout the long hair of Black Sea Hotel member’s Shelley, Sarah and Willa… near ocean waves, at dawn. Decker has crafted an other-worldly experience fear, sensuality, and strange-ity all in one. Video is scheduled for release early 2015.

To accompany the release of this music video is Black Sea Hotel’s new studio recording of “Zhenish Me Mamo”, engineered by James Frazee, mixed by Sarah Small, and mastered by Sarah Register, of The Lodge Mastering. This release is a recording debut for BSH’s newest member, the vocally entrancing Shelley Thomas“Zhenish Me Mamo” will be released Winter 2015, as a single EP with live bonus tracks from recent shows throughout late 2014.

April 02, 2014
Upcoming NYC Screening - Sunday April 6th: "Butter on the Latch" will be screening in the East Village on Sunday, April 6th. This is part of the Museum of the Moving Image's "First Time Fest", for first features by directors. The screening will be followed by a Q+A: Both Small and Director, Josephine Decker, will be in attendance.


AMC Village 7 (66 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003)

Map + Directions

Ticket Link

Like "Butter on the Latch" on Facebook 

February 15, 2014
Oh my goodness… The Berlinale experience was out of this world! "Butter on the Latch" was received with endless enthusiasm. All the screenings (theaters of 500 people!) were sold out each night. Josephine Decker, the director of both "Butter on the Latch" and her second feature - which was also chosen to screen at the festival ("Thou Wast Mild and Lovely”) - was a wandering star at the Festival. We are so proud of her. The critical acclaim and press received for "Butter" is making me so proud to be part of this film. Here’s some adorable giggly red-carpet pics the whole thing was magical. Here's a trailer. Here’s some of the Press so far: Variety Magazine, Hammer to Nail, Indiewire, The Skinny, Still in Berlin, No Budge, Fandor, MSN Germany, Radio EINS, Interview MagazineHuffington PostFilmmaker Magazine, Chicago TribuneThe New YorkerBullett,The Playlist, Fimstarts. 
January 28, 2014
“Butter on the Latch”, the psychological horror fantasy/fiction film in which I play lead, will be premiering at the 2014 Berlinale (Berlin Film Fest) starting next week. What began as an acting experiment for me has taken off in wondrous ways– Here’s my favorite review to date by The New Yorker, who described the film as “an utter exhilaration of cinematic imagination, a pure high of invention”. Enormous congratulations to director Josephine Decker for achieving the unspeakable – Not only has the Berlinale invited “Butter on the Latch” to screen, but they’ve also invited in Josephine’s second-film-of the year, “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely”.


Berlinale Screening Times: 

Festival Press Release

06.02.14 13:45  CinemaxX6 (press screening) GER

08.02.14 22:00  Zoopalast 2  GER

09.02.14 15:00  Cubix 7  GER

11.02.14 22:00  CineStar 8  GER

12.02.14 12:30  Arsenal  GER

January 20, 2014
Matthew Barney’s “River of Fundament” 

Brooklyn Academy of Music 

At Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, last summer, I worked on Matthew Barney’s new performance/film, “River of Fundament” , as one of the musical directors. The premiere of the film takes place at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Feb 12th- Feb 16th

November 04, 2013
Black Sea Hotel's new record, THE FOREST IS SHAKING AND SWAYING, is complete!, and it sounds seriously amazing. We're pretty much in heaven. Join Willa and Sarah (plus five guest singers) at our RECORD RELEASE, next Friday, November 8th at 7pm, at The Hive NYC (20 Cook St - Williamsburg/Bushwick):

WHAT TO EXPECT at the RECORD RELEASE: Live Vocal Performances, Album Sneak Preview Listening, Ridiculous Slideshow, food and tons of drinks - Libation and Merriment! --- Willa and Sarah paired up with five different special guest singers: Rima Fand, Yula Beeri, Olivia Gunton, Shelley Thomas, and Carl Linich.
November 04, 2013
My singing partner, Willa, and I just received our album’s CD’s in the mail, feeling ridiculously silly and giggly about the completion of our record!: