Jessica Robinson, an Alameda-based actress, model and dancer, expects to begin filming in Alameda next month of a short film that she conceived to educate the public about the value of recycling and composting. In the past, Ms. Robinson has had roles in TV series such as NBC’s “Trauma” and the Discovery channel’s “I Almost Got Away With It.” Robinson is also competing later this month as Miss Alameda in the Miss California USA pageant.
Funding for the production comes in part from www.StopWaste.org, a joint agency of the the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, and a grant from the Education Advisory Board of the Altamont Landfill Settlement Agreement. Robinson told Action Alameda News that she is also working on a grant from Alameda County Industries as well. StopWaste.org’s involvement has helped to standardize the messaging in the script to ensure the finished production can be used as an educational tool about recycling.
The working title for the production is “Recycle Woman,” in which Robinson, playing herself, seeks to find her one true love while living a double life as a recycling super hero, teaching people about the importance of recycling. The idea for the film was Robinson’s and her acting mentor, Donald Lacy of The Lovelife Foundation, has written the script.
Robinson said, “The script is funny. Donald added comedy and current entertainment themes to the script. It’s great to see some of my concepts and ideas come to life.”
The film is in the pre-production stage as Robinson and Lacy work on finalizing insurance contract details and settle on a male lead to play opposite Robinson. She expects that some of her local sponsors for her Miss California USA campaign may have a role in the production, by offering locations for filming, for example.
Robinson expects the film to finished for release in early 2011.