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Stephen Moyer, An Actor Obsessed With the Quality Made in Italy

Stephen Moyer has been chosen by Vogue Italia for a feature. They have taken some of Stephen’s recent looks and found items in their Italian collection that match his outfits. Below is the look he wore at Mr. Porter and Simon Spurr’s Dinner last May. They have also done the same with three other Stephen’s outfits, a casual look, his Tom Ford suit at the Season 4 Premiere, and the all black look that he wore at the 2011 PaleyFest event.

Stephen is a lover of the Italian style in all its variation. He has gone from mod style, the style typical of the 60′s in London by playing with pencil pants, polo shirts,  sweaters  and bowling shoes, a more casual look, revisited in the country. If the combined formal occasions is a must, at age 42, for Moyer, leisure shows a preference for wearing cinque tasche denim Bermuda military and T-shirts, perhaps this look is more comfortable to play with his two children, Billy and Lilac. The actor also has a weakness for boots. Among his favorites are those of Fiorentini + Baker, the Italian brand, beloved by Hollywood stars, which this year celebrates its tenth year: a choice that sounds like a declaration of love by Moyer for all that is synonymous of craftsmanship and quality.

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Anna Paquin talks about Scamp’s new film “Free Ride”

Free Ride is the first film by Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin’s new production company, SCAMP.  Stephen served as Executive Producer on the film and Anna served as producer and also starred in the title role.  Filming took place all during True Blood’s hiatus and recently wrapped production in Florida. While Anna was still in the sunshine state, she spoke to Mina Asayesh-Brown about the film. Below is part of that interview with Anna.

Anna Paquin just finished working on an independent film called Free Ride, written and directed by Shana Sosin. Paquin, who is also producing the movie, has been working 12- to 14-hour days to bring what she calls this “passion project” to life: The film is a product of the enthusiasm of Sosin, Paquin, their cast and crew, and the students and faculty of the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. The school has served as a set for the film and provided students to help with the costuming and other aspects (they converted a room in a Sarasota high school to look like a 1970s kindergarten class).

Despite being exhausted from another long week of filming, Paquin, who is 29, was kind enough to meet with me at Ringling to talk about the process of making Free Ride, working with the college, True Blood and more. She preferred not to be “in the hot seat,” rejecting the cushy interview armchair and instead opting for us to chat in two simple office chairs in a Ringling conference room. She told me to relax (I tried). She even paused to make sure my tape recorder was on (it was). Like I said, she’s cool.

What has the process of making Free Ride been like for you, producing as well as acting?
I’ve always been very interested in what’s going on behind the scenes and have not really been a particularly passive participant as an actor. I like to be part of the decisionmaking process. I think the more aspects of the creative process that you are involved in, the more personal the whole project is. I like being in the loop, and not to sound immodest, but I’ve been doing this for 20 years, I do have some experience to draw on. Even though I’m relatively new to producing, you acquire a certain understanding of how movies are made and what’s important.

What about the experience of independent filmmaking?
One of the things about independent filmmaking is that you are very much reliant on the kindness of strangers. In this film, we have been incredibly fortunate to be taken under the wing of Ringling and (we’ve) been offered numerous students to help us in various departments at various points along the way in our production. When you’re shooting a film on a small budget you go on a hope and a prayer, so coming into this environment and finding an institution willing to help has been so unbelievable. . . . and the people who are just getting started, like the students at Ringling . . . there’s an enthusiasm that you just can’t replicate. You’ve studied it and learned about it, now you’re being thrown into it and doing it. One of the things I like most in my job is feeling inspired and working with people who have been doing it decades and decades longer than me.

What attracted you to the project?
My husband read the script and met with Shana and he basically said, out of curiosity, any particular reason my wife never read this script? It had never come across my radar, and she and I met, and as a woman in the film industry (I) could say there is a lack of really powerful strong female roles, especially ones that are not necessarily depicting perfect people being perfect and making great choices. And this is a story about a young single mother who’s just trying to survive and she’s making choices and doing things because it’s all she knows how to do at the time, and she’s not perfect but she’s doing the best she can, and those sorts of stories are sort of hard to get told. Shana is obviously writing about her own life experience, the character I’m playing is her mother, and it’s hard when you meet her not to be absolutely captivated by how much this all means to her.

Were you able to identify with the Ringling students and their enthusiasm for the arts?
I never studied it (the arts). The truth is, I had no enthusiasm for acting specifically; I kind of stumbled into it. So I can’t honestly say it was a life goal that came true. It was more something that happened that I then discovered I passionately loved. I know that I am incredibly fortunate and I am grateful every day that I get to make a living as someone in a creative art, a performance art no less. I mean, jeez, there are so many actors that are incredibly talented that you’re just like, why aren’t you working all the time? And it’s a very challenging way to make a living. (But) it’s the only thing I can see myself doing. And that’s why kids come to schools like this, because it’s like, oh I could be happy being a lawyer or an investment banker . . . but I can’t live with myself if I don’t do something creative. That’s the people (who) are supposed to be artists.

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Happy Holidays Giveaway for Facing The Atlantic : Transform your holiday presents into a donation and win a prize


Most of us will be spending the Holidays warm and cozy in the company of our loved ones. Our rowers Bertie and James however will be spending these days in a rowboat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. In their honor we would like to end 2011 with a Giveaway Fundraiser blast.
Do you get completely stressed out every year trying to come up with what Holiday presents to get for your loved ones? Not looking forward to last minute shopping in overcrowded shops or online shopping with disappointing results? We have the perfect solution for you! Instead of a present for you husband, sister, friend, etc make a donation in their name to Facing The Atlantic.

Make a donation of any amount to Facing The Atlantic in name of your loved one and download a donation certificate that you can personalize with his/her name and a personal message. You can print it and wrap it up or send it by email to your family and friends who don’t live near.

But that is not all…….. We have collected some wonderful Holiday presents, which were kindly donated, that we will be giving away randomly to a number of lucky participants.


How to turn your Holiday present in a donation for Facing The Atlantic


Everybody world-wide is invited to participate.

1. MAKE A DONATION: Make a donation of any amount to Facing The Atlantic on their JustGiving page here. Mention the code HHOLIDAYS in your payment note.

2. ENTER IN THE GIVEAWAY: To enter in the giveaway of prizes, send your donation reference number and name to before Saturday January 7.

3. DONATION CERTIFICATE: Download your donation certificate from this page: Email it, print it, personalize it and give it to your loved one.

4. PRIZES: We will randomly draw the winners of the below listed prizes from the elegible entries.

Donation Certificates


There are 4 donation certificates you can choose from to personalize and give as a Holiday present. You can download them from this page:


Prizes to win


Special thank you to all the wonderful people who made this fundraiser possible by donating the following prizes.


Facing the Atlantic t-shirt signed by Stephen Moyer

The image of this t-shirt was designed by Shadaliza and autographed by Stephen Moyer.

More items for sale with this design on Zazzle. All proceeds of the sale of these items are donated to Facing The Atlantic.

Moyer’s Mermaid Mousepad signed by Stephen Moyer

The image of this mousepad was designed by Shadaliza and autographed by Stephen Moyer.

More items for sale with this design on Zazzle. All proceeds of the sale of these items are donated to Facing The Atlantic.

4 VModa REVAMP Headsets

V-Moda has developed a True Blood inspired line which includes the ReVamp In-Ear Headphones. These headphones are very stylish, lightweight and offer the very best sound experience your ears can get.

Check out all the technical details in the HBO Shop.

8 packs of Tru Blood drink

Tru Blood is the perfect base for all your Holiday and New Year’s eve cocktails to celebrate in true True Blood style. Thanks to FMCG we are giving away 4 4-packs of glass bottles Tru Blood and 4 6-packs of plastic bottles.

Visit the HBO Store for more Tru Blood products.

CD’s “Sunlight and Shadows” by Abri van Straten and “Imperceptible Shift in the Light” by The Lemmings personalized signed by Abri van Straten

“Sunlight and Shadows” is the first solo album of singer/songwriter Abri van Straten, who is also frontman of the South African band The Lemmings.

Visit Abri van Straten’s websitefor gig dates, videos and more info.

Topaz earrings by jewelry designer Janet Cadsawan

“Topaz, silver and brass earrings designed by Janet Cadsawan inspired by book 2 of the Sookie Stackhouse series, “Living Dead in Dallas” by Charlaine Harris where Bill gives a pair of topaz earrings to Sookie.

Visit the Cadsawan online storefor more True Blood related jewelry.

5 CD’s “I can hear you” signed personalized by Chris Pierce

“I Can Hear You” is the latest CD of singer/songwriter Chris Pierce. The album showcases Chris’ tremendous musical dexterity for jazz, pop and soul.

Visit Chris Pierce’s websitefor tour dates, albums and info.

Personalized signed copy of The Donor by Helen FitzGerald

“The Donor” is the fifth novel of Helen FitzGerald and tells the story of Will, a single father with 16 year old twin daughters who faces a terrible dilemma when both his daughters fall ill with kidney failure.

Follow Helen FitzGerald on her blog and check out her books on Amazon.

Personalized signed CD and vinyl “Red Revelations” by Jace Everett

Jace Everett is best know of course for providing True Blood with its awesome theme song “Bad Things”, but this Texas based singer/songwriter has a lot more tunes in him.

Visit Jace Everett’s websitefor gig dates, albums and more info.

Alexander Skarsgård portrait print by Kristin Bauer

Kristin Bauer donated a print of the drawing she made of Alexander Skarsgård.

Visit Kristin’s website to see more of her art work and learn more about the causes she supports. Follow Kristin on Facebook and Twitter.

Personalized signed copy of Butterfly Rising by Tanya Wright

“Butterfly Rising” is the debut novel of Tanya Wright aka Dep. Kenya Jones on True Blood and tells the story of the inspiring story of Lilah and Rose and their roadtrip to find the mythical Lazarus of the Butterflies.

Visit the website of Butterfly Rising and check out and read the first chapter on Amazon.

3 gift boxes with 2 angels each designed by Zuzana

The angels are all designed and made by Billsbabe Zuzana from Sweden. A typical angel is composed of no less than 11 parts that are assembled by hand. All parts of the angels are nickel-free and the large bead is the semi-precious-stone Jade. Each angel comes with a small pendant that reads: “Made with love”.

2 Moyer’s Mermaids 2012 calendars personalized signed by Shadaliza ;)

Each month of 2012 a different Moyer’s Mermaids image designed by Shadaliza. All proceeds of the sale of this item are donated to Facing The Atlantic.

Check out all the images on Zazzle.

2 paintings by Cindy Helmoski aka Cindyloo

Cindy is a devoted Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin fan who kindly donated 2 of her paintings for this giveaway. “Good Evening Miss Stackhouse” is a acrylic on recycled paper, 12×18″ and “The love of my Life” a watercolor on paper, 8×10″.

Click hereto see the second painting.

Painting by AnimaEterna

This original portrait inspired by True Blood’s Sookie and Bill painted in watercolors, ink and colored pencils created by AnimaEterna. 9″ x 12″. Painted with love and dedication.

Visit AnimaEterna’s website to see more of her work..

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Winners of Bricks ‘N Billsbabes 2011 announced


It wasn’t easy this year to pick the winners of the Bricks ‘N Billsbabes Stephen Moyer Fan Wall entries, but after several hours of debating we were able to complete the list.


Here is the list of the prize winners of Bricks ‘N Billsbabes 2011:

click on each thumbnail to see the winning brick.

We invite the winners to send us their full name and address to


Dead Until Dark signed by Anna & Stephen + Bill in Merlotte’s photo signed by Stephen





Living Dead In Dallas signed by Anna & Stephen + Bill leather jacket photo signed by Stephen





Details Magazine – signed: Thanks so much for your efforts + BillsBabe keychain signed by Stephen





Backstage signed by Stephen + Bill Brought Me Back to Life mug signed by Stephen





Green Head shot signed by Stephen






Head shot in a suit signed by Stephen






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Coming Soon Happy Holidays Giveaway for Facing The Atlantic

In just 5 days time our rowers Bertie and James will start their journey across the Atlantic Ocean. To offer our readers the opportunity to support their efforts for Facing The World in a fun way and win cool prizes, we’ll launch the Happy Holidays Giveaway on Thursday December 1st.

Instead of buying Holiday presents for your friends and family, why not make a donation to Facing the Atlantic in name of your loved one and give them a donation certificate this year. And…. you could win one of the many prizes that we’re giving away to random participants.

So stay tuned and check back on or for the Happy Holidays Giveaway!


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