“Buy It Now” Interview

Chelsea Logan really acquits herself well in the second part of the film. Do you have any concerns that (A) she might not be taken seriously as an actress by reenacting her own documentary footage of the first half or (B) that questions of either halves authenticity will relegate her to the Heather Donahue section of casting lists?

ANTONIO: (A) I think she’ll be taken seriously as an actress. The point of the narrative is to prove that she can act, and once you see that and see that what she was doing was acting, I think it’s pretty impressive. (B) Heather Donahue is a great reference. I think that what happened there was more of a result of the film and her image being hyped, overplayed, and then panning out as a freak cultural phenomenon. Plus, all the people in that film got kind of irritating after a while – whether they were acting or not. But I can’t comment on her talent since I’ve never seen anything else she’s been in except Blair Witch. But I think if Chelsea gets out there and works hard, she’ll get seen.

About The Author



Born and raised in New York City, she studied voice, piano and cello, while honing her acting skills in after-school programs and summer camps, such as Stagedoor Manor in the Catskills. Chelsea has personified such roles as Nina in Chekhov’s The Seagull, Lucy in Michael Frayn’s Alphabetical Order, and The Director in Luigi Pirandello’s Six Character’s in Search of an Author. In addition, she has performed in numerous works by Shakespeare, Ionesco, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, and other Chekhovian plays, as well as several musical productions. At the age of 15, she traveled alone to Ghana, West Africa for one month, and documented her time there on film. Upon her return, she founded the first International Baccelaureate Film Festival for students across the globe. Her film was recognized at the 2004 CU2 Video and Film Festival and screened in Times Square at the Virgin Megastore movie theatre.


In addition to appearances on Veronica Mars and Mind of Mencia, Chelsea has worked on several independent features. She collaborated with Antonio Campos, starring as a young girl selling her virginity online, in “Buy It Now”, a film that garnered First Prize in the Cinefondation category at the Cannes Film Festival, the Audience Award at the Cinevegas Film Festival as well as several other awards and accolades.   Additionally Chelsea played one of the lead roles in, “to.get.her”, directed by Erica Dunton, which went on to win the BEST OF NEXT Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, as well as nominations & awards at the Milan International Film Festival and RiverRun Festival amongst others.


In 2011, Chelsea graduated with honors with a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, as a drama major in the Stella Adler Studio with a Business of Entertainment Media minor from Stern Business School. She is currently living and working in Los Angeles and New York.