Theresa Chiasson, a Braintree resident and nurse, is starring in a new Internet TV series Family Problems that involves a mother whose family murders someone and then tries to live an ordinary life.
The series will premiere on Feb. 17.
It was written and directed by Seth Chitwood, a Rhode Island film and theatre student with a penchant for the gruesome. One of his previous Internet TV efforts, Red Circles, featured paranormal activity surrounding a homicide investigation.
One day of filming took place in Braintree, at Chiasson's apartment, and the rest was based in Attleboro and Barrington, RI. The story will unfold over 12 episodes, each about 12-14 minutes long and will shift between the time periods.
Playing different ages is "all about body language," Chiasson said in an interview last fall. When she returned to drama school 10 years ago, one of her first roles involved performing the same character at 80 years old and 30 years old in a play at Emmanuel College.
Another role took her to a national competition in South Carolina, where she played an older woman trying to be the first into a newly-opened Graceland museum. The only other character was a young woman, and the entire performance took place on a stage with only a pup tent and pillow.
"It was all about the acting," Chiasson said.
For more on the series, see this previous article: http://braintree.patch.com/articles/murder-a-family-problem-for-braintree-actor-in-new-web-tv-series
And check out the website: http://www.angelwoodpictures.com/familyproblems