RAWI POSITIVE NOTE FILMS Announces “The Gifts,” Starring Rory Nicole Ogden




Jan. 18, 2016





Dana Olita




Harrisburg, PA, January 18, 2016 – Harrisburg-based RAWI Positive Note production company announces casting for the feature length film The Gifts, starring Hershey teen Rory Nicole Ogden. Shooting begins in April for the family-oriented film.

Scheduled for filming in the greater Harrisburg area, The Gifts tells the story of true friendship between teenaged Joella (Ogden) and her mysterious neighbor (portrayed by Harrisburg actress Spirit Free), who is stricken with cancer. Its lesson: the most important gifts we give and receive are the ones from the heart.

“We are so excited to have such an incredible cast – especially a young talent such as Rory. This role takes a skilled actor to bring Joella to life,” says writer/producer Randa Wise. “The entire cast has an amazing chemistry that will warm people’s hearts.”

For her part, Rory was excited about her character's role and “bringing her to life.”

Rory Nicole Ogden has appeared in film, commercials, television, and her own music video. Look for her later this year on several episodes of What Would You Do? With John Quinones on ABC Primetime and as Madison in This House Has People In it, a new show on the Adult Swim network.

Ogden recently received Screen Actors Guild eligibility and plans on joining SAG in the near future, making her one of the youngest SAG actors in the Central PA region.

The Gifts will be the fourth film production of RAWI Positive Note, following Loud Sound of Silence,Showdown In An American Jungle, and Someone’s Coming to Dinner. RAWI is a minority owned company whose films shoot in the greater Harrisburg area.






Rory has recently wrapped 3 Major TV projects!!!!.


She will be on Adult swim later this winter with "This House Has People In It"   A very silly comedy done by AB Video Solutions the same group that created "Unedited Footage of a Bear"  Follow the Tweets on the side of the page or check back for dates.


Rory also just wrapped two episodes of the ABC Primetime Show What Would You Do with John Quinones.  In episode 1 she plays a teen who is being bullied into taking diet pills by her two friends.  Rory got some great responses to this scene.


In episode two Rory plays a girl gamer in a game store,  Rory is playing a "boys" video game and she is picked on because it is a Boys game!  Rory had some wonderful people stand up for her in this scene!


We will post the dates here and put them on her twitter and Facebook pages when we we have air dates!







Rory has an exciting summer planned this year!


Her debut single Don't Wanna Fit In was just released on ITunes, IHeartRadio, SoundCloud, Google Music, Amazon MP3 and many more outlets.  The Video stars her and several of her close friends from back home, It was shot in NYC.  Use the button below to purchase it on ITunes.


Rory is currently filming the Harrisburg PA based Webseries Shine.  A series about a small PR firm run by a former soap star.  Rory plays Rory Extraordinary!  A part that was written just for her.  Season one should wrap this summer and be available on Youtube for viewing.


Late June will bring the premiere of the IMAX film Rory shot this winter at Fort McHenry in Baltimore MD.  This Historical project is called Star Spangled Banner, Anthem of Liberty.  This film was done by theAcademy Award Nominated team of David Clark and Bayley Silleck.  Rory plays Eliza Young who helped sew the giant flag that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired the Star Spangled Banner.  This film will be available Nationwide at museums and IMAX theaters.