It is with much long-awaited anticipation and excitement that I finally reveal to you: Riva.

This short film is one I produced, co-wrote, and starred in. Shot and edited in just 7 days, Riva was originally created as part of the 168 Film Festival where it took home 7 awards including Best Film and Best Actress. It has since won 15 of the 26 awards for which it was nominated in several other festivals over the course of the past year.

My prayer is that this film would touch the hearts and souls of everyone who watches as they are pointed to something far greater beyond this fleeting life. Now turn down the lights, turn up the volume, and enjoy!

Riva was based on Mark 5:34:

"And he said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.'"

My film, Riva, won Best Faith-Based Short at this year's Burbank International Film Festival! I am so grateful for the opportunity I had to create this project. It's one that is dear to my heart, and I hope touches the lives of many once we release it publicly!

I felt it "news"-worthy enough to include this little detail from my personal life: I got married! To the love of my life and best friend. I couldn't be happier for the journey ahead. 

This short and sweet film I was in years ago is finally available for online viewing! It was my first starring role which I also produced. I am thrilled to share Harper Abbott with you all! - M

Honored to be featured on the 168 home page! check it out at

Riva premiered at the 168 Film Festival on Sunday night... and won SEVEN awards! 

BEST ACTRESS: Meredith Adams

BEST SCRIPTURAL INTEGRATION: Meredith Adams & Alan Tregoning



... and BEST FILM! 

We are beyond grateful.

It was an honor to produce, co-write, and star in this film. Thank you to my fellow filmmakers, Chris Wiegand and Alan Tregoning. It was a journey full of obstacles and endurance - much like Riva's own - but a great story we can't wait to share with you. Until then: 

you may view the TRAILER here!

Riva was nominated for TEN awards! We are so humbled and honored.

     BEST FILM: Meredith Adams, Chris Wiegand, Alan Tregoning

     BEST DIRECTOR: Chris Wiegand

     BEST ACTRESS: Meredith Adams


     BEST SCRIPTURAL INTEGRATION: Meredith Adams & Alan Tregoning


     BEST EDITOR: Chris Wiegand

     BEST SOUND DESIGN: Chris Wiegand

     BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Robin Cook & Chris Wiegand

     BEST HAIR & MAKEUP: Meredith Adams

Stay tuned! Riva premieres at the 168 Film Festival in Los Angeles on August 30, 2015.

Just wrapped a film I produced, co-wrote and starred in. Meet Riva.

The film was shot and edited in one week for the 168 Film Festival. You may watch the trailer here! 

Be sure to check out my actor page for the latest info and photos!

I recently had my first ever voiceover audition... and booked it! What?!

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Had such a blast working at 740 Sound with the execs at Deutsch!

Sorry, dad... No, we don't get free Taco Bell for life :)

Shooting the pilot episode of the series I wrote, produced, and am starring in!

"how to lose a girl in one date"

with my "roomie" Riley, the fabulously talented Marcienne Dwyer

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getting some direction from our amazingly talented crew

setting up for the big date scene with the hilarious Rob Silverman

he seems so sweet...

but it's going to get weird...

A big thank you to our amazing cast and crew. What an incredibly fulfilling day seeing everyone's hard work come together to create some tv magic! Love you guys!!

Our "how to lose a girl" family - *most* of whom are pictured here!

I am currently writing, producing, and starring in my first ever web series: "How to Lose a Girl in One Date." Coming soon! Stay tuned for the latest updates here!


On set shooting a short film. Love me some green screen action.

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Booked my first commercial in LA for KFC! So wonderful working with the creative and inspiring Shane Valdes.


What an amazingly talented director. Shane was like a kid in a candy store on set, so passionate and never without a smile on his face. I sincerely hope I get to work with him again in the future. You can read more about my experience from the audition process to set on my blog and see additional photos on my Facebook page!


Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Harper Abbott premiere! It really meant a lot to have my wonderful friends and family there with me at my first film premiere. Click here to see additional photos from the night!

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Some of my favorite stills from Harper Abbott. What a wonderful script to bring to life and sweet character to get to play. 

I can relate to Harper's struggle in finding her way to share her art with the world. Whatever it is you want to share with the world, to contribute, stick with it, fight the good fight, have faith. 

You never know what path lies ahead... and who you may influence along the way.

Pursuing your passion may not always look like you thought it would... but sometimes it just might be better.

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I will be flying to Dallas for the March 7 premiere of Harper Abbott, a short film directed by the talented Chris Wiegand.  Stay tuned for more news about the film!


Filming on the set of Harper Abbott! Can I please be on set every day?

I had such a wonderful experience on the set of Criminal Minds. This is such a well-run show. The entire cast and crew are pros to say the least.

I had a pretty emotional scene to shoot, but everyone on set, especially director, Rob Hardy, made me feel so at ease. What a great national television debut experience. I can't wait to do it again soon.

You may read more about my experience on my blog: Criminal Minds: part 1 and Criminal Minds: part 2.

I will be on Criminal Minds Wednesday, February 27 at 9/8c on CBS! Watch?

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I booked my first ever television role on Criminal Minds!

I am so beyond thrilled and grateful. I cannot wait to work on this show!