Lara Croft in Machinima Prime’s DR. 1UP

In Galleries, Latest, On Set, Videos | on March, 27, 2015 | by

Haven’t you always secretly wanted to see Lara Croft and Nathan Drake get together?? Well I helped make it happen! Loved being asked by the insanely talented Woody Tondorf to play LARA CROFT (british accent and all) in his awesome series Dr. 1Up on Machinima Prime. Had so much fun shooting with the gang last year (and directed by the brilliant Yuri Baranovsky). Watch the whole series — it’s hilarious! Fingers crossed for a season 2. x


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Acting Demo Reel 2013

In Latest, Videos | on October, 08, 2013 | by


My latest demo reel including scenes from GRANITE FLATS, a family drama with a scifi twist on BYU TV. Thank you to all the productions that have allowed me the pleasure to work on them!

(Scenes from: Flashing Lives, Compulsions, Granite Flats, Lie to Me, Vegas, Pryce, Elfquest, The Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros, Before The Sun Rises)

CONTINUUM Season 2 Premieres + Tubefilter review!

In Featured, Latest, Press, Videos | on April, 23, 2013 | by

Excited to announce that Season 2 of our scifi webseries CONTINUUM has just launched exclusively on JTS.TV! Don’t mistake this webseries for the Syfy TV series (which I also love), but rather this is a kickass scifi story mad for the web, set on a space ship starring Melanie Merkosky, Brad Hawkins and myself as the voice of the malevolent computer.  Blake Calhoun, writer/ director of award winning series Pink (amongst other projects), wrote and directed Continuum and financed the visually spectacular show on a very indie budget. Season 1 is available to watch on YouTube and JTS is offering a free month subscription in celebration of our new season.

Tubefilter also just published a great review of the new season and we had a chance to do a Google Hangout with the owner of JTS.

It’s a great show — please check it out!


GRANITE FLATS premieres Sunday, April 7th!

In Featured, Latest, Project News, Videos | on April, 05, 2013 | by

For those of you who follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you know that I’ve been shooting a show in Salt Lake City on and off for the past 6 months… where I where some pretty outrageous bouffant hair styles! Well, it’s a TV series called GRANITE FLATS and it’s about to premiere! Here is a teaser:

GRANITE FLATS is BYUtv’s first foray into scripted content. It’s a family drama set in the early 60′s in a small town in Colorado…with a Cold War twist (one reviewer called it X-Files meets Wonder Years). I play June Sanders, the wife of the town Sheriff (played by Richard Gunn — who some of you may remember from DARK ANGEL) and the mother of one of the main children in the story (played by Charlie Plummer of BOARDWALK EMPIRE).  It’s not a religious show, even if BYU is; the network and the producers at Vineyard Productions and EP/ Director Scott Swofford just wanted to fill the void of family friendly programming and create a series that would appeal both to adults and to children (the three main children in the story team together to play detectives). I think they and the writing team (out of NYC) have done an amazing job!

Please check it out starting this Sunday at 5pm PST / 8pm EST (pilot and 2nd episode playing back to back)- on Direct TV 374, Dish network 9403, local channel 7 in Utah or at BYUtv. We shot 8 episodes for Season 1 and the cast, crew and producers could not have been more fantastic. (And a big thanks to Dori Zuckerman for casting me).

Would love if you checked it out! xo taryn

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Welcome to my site! My name is Taryn and I'm an actress, writer, new media producer, and co-founder of science advocacy group Scirens . I play 'June Sanders' on the BYUTV series GRANITE FLATS and can be seen on numerous digital and TV series and commercials. I began producing in 2007 with the scifi web series After Judgment and am now in the midst of creating and writing numerous web and TV projects. Being an avid storyteller, a scifi geek and science nerd, I am passionate about creating story worlds that reflect the paradigm shifting times we are living in with the aim to also increase science literacy. Please check out my main blog: Operation BABE as well as my column over at Women in Entertainment site MS. IN THE BIZ. For more about me, click on the 'About Taryn' tab and follow me on twitter for my daily musings and links. Consider this your portal into my creative world.