There is certain rhythm that you fall into once you do enough work. The cycle of audition, rejection, audition, then (hopefully) small success. Rinse and repeat. I was obviously over the moon about this job, but I knew in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t amount to much. But to me, it was everything. … Continue reading Mouse Work.
There are certain actors who always work with certain directors. This isn’t anything new and I always thought from the outside looking in that this was just nepotism. After a year of trying to learn this industry, I realized that it wasn’t nepotism, it’s just expediency. I truly believe that there are more talented actors … Continue reading When the Mouse Calls.
Okay, so we fast-forwarded quite a bit. Things got busy, and as therapeutic as it is to write, I didn’t have time in the day to jot down anything worth publishing. We can rewind back to day 33 though, when most of the cast was together and finally rehearsing. I can safely say that I … Continue reading Untitled: Day 33, Puzzles.
“Man plans, and God laughs.” I feel that needs to be in huge neon letters emblazoned on a wall any time you try to run a production. It’s been two weeks since the cast has been set and we did our first table read. Things are moving along and plans have been set in motion. … Continue reading Untitled: Day 16, Magic Hour
There’s a terrible amount of excitement around Day 1’s. Everyone gets their marching orders, everyone gets a taste of what could be, and then we’re off. But, the fact of the matter is that production is a slog. Albert had taken care of a lot of the pre-production stuff and that’s been a godsend, but … Continue reading Untitled: Day 9, Game of Inches
I guess the title is a bit of a lie. We’ve technically been working at this since October. That makes it closer to something like Day 200. But today is Day 1 in my book. Something like twenty-two drafts later there’s 51 pages worth of script ready to shoot. Each role is cast, the bones … Continue reading Untitled: Day 1
So it’s August now. Eight months in and I wasn’t an expert in background, but I felt pretty solid about doing it day-to-day. That was the daily grind up till then. Since July, I wouldn’t say that I’ve been booking commercials left and right, but I was able to wrangle a few big bookings under … Continue reading Yellow.
‘Manifest’ got picked up by NBC to go to series. For those of us that were core, that meant that we were guaranteed work, for the fence people, well that was something else entirely. In addition to the email asking us for our availability in the coming months, we were asked to verify our identity … Continue reading Meltdowns and Mentors.
At this point in our tale, it was the summer. Being a bit shortsighted and not at all aware of what was going on in the industry, I forgot that most shows go on hiatus. This means that my main source of grind it out income, extra work, became scarce. If there’s two things that … Continue reading Longshots and Lenses.
If you didn’t know, I was on a dating reality show called ‘The Proposal’ a while ago. Feel free to catch up on that whole experience here. It’s almost been six months since that aired, and chronologically it feels pretty good to talk about the aftermath of that whole ordeal. There were two main reasons … Continue reading Faking It.