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"Melissa Martinelli makes every choice in an approach to character with truth, intelligence, and commitment to intention and story. She has a wonderful ability to be so immediately emotionally accessible without fear, or doubt, without ever pushing for the sake of showing the viewer a result-oriented performance. This unique vulnerability, combined with a raw, powerful edgy, yet graceful presence, brings a grounded reality to her work, that in my eyes, makes her one of the best actresses I have ever had the pleasure to coach. She has an ease and a versatility that makes her like no one else."
"Melissa Martinelli is a smart actor with a strong understanding of the business. She is a joy to work with and is an incredible implementer. I have no doubt that she will become part of the 2% who work consistently."
"Melissa was the lead actress in my film,"The Thrill of Being Followed." When she came to the audition, I knew within about three seconds I was going to cast her -- and this was after 6 months of auditions. Melissa's acting instincts and versatility are among the best I have seen. She completely embodies her role, has a thorough understanding of comedic timing, is easy to work with and always brings 100% effort to the set. If she comes to your audition, CAST HER."
"Melissa is by far the most dynamic and versatile actress I've had the pleasure of working with. She's professional, talented, and works well in bringing your character to life. Any agent or director will be lucky to have worked with her."
"Melissa is a tenaciously creative actor. Fearless in her willingness to leap tall building in a single bound. I highly recommend her because she loves acting and wants to elevate any project she's a part of."
"Worked with Melissa in Fever: 1793, which went on to win a regional EMMY! Not only is she a remarkable actress with great work ethic, but also an even better person and the ultimate professional."
"Melissa is an excellent actor with whom I had the opportunity to work with. We played a husband and wife in an unraveling marriage; our chemistry was sound, and her energy, in particular, provided a very authentic feel to our interactions on camera. As a performer, she is always punctual, prepared, and precise - the three P's that matter the most to me as an actor. Melissa is also well versed in improvisation, intense, and understands the importance of detail on screen. I enjoyed working with her a great deal. I'm sure that I'll be working with her again soon. Seriously. We have another project that starts shooting in a month! I expect her to remain busy in her career for a long time to come..."
"Melissa was nothing short of professional as the lead character of "Sunny" in my award winning "Happy Acres Pitch Trailer". Without Melissa's ability to be believable in the role, the trailer would not have been successful. She poured everything into the scenes. Her acting was spot on. She was always prepared, always on time, and had a terrific attitude. A real team player. I know she is going to have a long career in entertainment."
"I've had the pleasure of working with Melissa on two films now, Marbletown and Stuffed & Dangerous. She has tremendous talent and has always been on-time, professional, friendly, collaborative, and most importantly, easy to work with. She always came to set with her lines memorized and was always on-point with the offered adjustments; yet it was her ability to improvise while staying true to her character that impressed me most about Melissa. I highly recommend casting Melissa in your project as her talent lends instant credence to any character she embodies."
"Melissa is a professional actor that commits to a role 110%, especially dramatically but also physically, even learning to drive a stick shift in order to make her character authentic. “
" I have worked with Melissa on "Forget Me Not." She has been a pleasure to work with on and off the film set. She takes direction very well and takes her acting very seriously. I would recommend Melissa to anyone who is looking for a hard-working, very passionate actress.“
"I worked with Melissa on our stage play Something Old, Something Blue, Something Borrowed, Something New. When Melissa walked in to audition; we knew immediately she was the one for the role of Mia (lead actress). Melissa's character was outspoken, sassy, and very strong-minded yet still wanted to keep the character traditional in her views for marriage. From the beginning till the end she did a great job developing her character and making Mia someone we could all relate to regardless of age or race.“
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