In Acting, Demo Reel, Demo Reels, Featured, Latest, Videos | on September, 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

How does one properly capture their acting work in a demo reel that has to be under 5 mins?! For the past 3 years, I have been playing ‘June Sanders’ on GRANITE FLATS — lovely, emotional, kind but conflicted. I worked on 21 episodes! Recently, I also had the good fortune of playing a lawyer opposite Jason Lee and Brian Dennehy in Amazon Studio’s COCKED and Lara Croft in a Machinima comedy series.

But for many years, I worked on intense, gritty thriller and horror projects. My passion is scifi, I have 15 years of fight/ martial arts training and I endeavor to play the type of badass roles that Emily Blunt now plays — so I am including TWO REELS below — one with my most current TV material and one that showcases all the indie drama/ horror / badass work I’ve done in the past. Enjoy!


Editorial Shoot with CATHY BARON

In Editorial Shoots, Featured, Galleries, Latest | on September, 25, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

A selection of shots from my editorial shoot with the unbelievably talented photographer (and actress extraordinaire) CATHY BARON. She has an amazing eye and wicked photoshop skills. Our shoot looks like there was a huge crew involved but it was just us and whatever practical lights we had. I love all the different characters we explored!



Comic Con 2015 Panel

In Industry Events, Latest, Press, Scirens | on July, 08, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

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I’m thrilled to have been asked to speak on an official San Diego Comic Con panel this Sunday! I couldn’t ask for a better topic: “WHO’S THE MUSE: SCIENCE OR SCIENCE FICTION?”

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If you’re attending the SDCC, make one of your last stops our panel on Sunday at 3pm in Room 32AB in the Main Convention Center. I’ll be in the company of some brilliant folks, hailing from the science, technology and entertainment realms so I have no doubt it will be an inspiring and eye opening conversation. Thanks to the Fleet Science Center  for organizing the panel and asking me to participate.

Here’s a pic from the awesome Elquest panel I was on a few years back, had so much fun. Look forward to seeing everyone! (I’ll have a few extra Scirens bracelets on me if you happen to fancy one.)

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Message me on twitter with any questions!



The Nerd and the Warrior

In All Things T, Featured, Latest, Press, Scirens, Writing | on April, 30, 2015 | by | 0 Comments

I’m trademarking that title, don’t steal it! Just kidding. But I was both this past week as I had the pleasure of being a guest on the formidable Cara Santa Maria’s podcast TALK NERDY. I met Cara because of her involvement with the Nerd Brigade (which Scirens member Christina is a part of) but I have known of Cara for a long while — she is a science communicator/ TV personality extraordinaire. So it was a huge honor to be invited to chat with her — about scifi, geek dome, figure skating, Scirens, science, the internet of things, and the future of the world in general. you know, the usual ;). We had a great time so check it out and subscribe to her podcast! (click the image)

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And… In talking scifi with Cara (and her wanting to use my Wonder Woman avi for the episode cover), badass scifi heroes were on my mind so a picture I took post fight training ended up inspiring a new Operation B.A.B.E. blog post. If you’re new to my blog, please check it out, it covers the gamut from warrior to nerd. And back again. Hope you enjoy!

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Welcome to my site! I'm an actress, writer, occasional webseries producer, and co-founder of science advocacy group SCIRENS . I played 'June Sanders' on the BYUTV series GRANITE FLATS for three seasons and can be seen on numerous digital and TV series and commercials. I began producing in 2008 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. For some of my writing, please check out 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.