SAN JOSE MET BLOGS -- Cinequest begins this week, and Bay Area native Veronica Mannion brings her film Booze Boys and Brownies for its world premiere. Mannion was born in San Francisco in her parent’s one bedroom apartment in North Beach and then moved to Marin County. She went to Terra Linda High School and San Francisco State and did some theatre in the Bay including Tony and Tina’s Wedding on Fisherman’s Wharf, Alterana Playhouse in Alameda and also at Center Rep Theater in Walnut Creek.
“Booze Boys and Brownies was performed at the Exit Theater in San Francisco and at the Hollywood Fringe Festival to enthusiastic but small crowds, and some people told me to make it a web series of me playing these different characters and singing these old show tunes, but I always wanted to make movies,” Mannion says. “I grew up loving films, and if I was truly honest with myself, I knew I had to write my ticket into them.”