Thursday, March 16, 2017

Career Update 2017

Intent on improving upon last year’s rather disappointing casting situation I am aggressively going after as many casting opportunities as I can find and am relying much more on opportunities found online at Actors Access then I have in the past. So far this year I’ve managed to work on one IMDB credited college film, one IMDB credited improv indie film, one paid corporate video commercial and one paid PSA for health care. I have also sent in two taped video auditions (as yet outcome unknown) and have an upcoming in person audition for a paid college thesis film. I am also finally starting work on my much needed actor demo reel.

Work on the TV pilot for “Verrater” continues and now includes a “sizzle” reel to pitch the whole series to a network. Photos include one from “Verrater” and two from “Surface Shields” corporate video.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Career Update 2016 Part 2

2016 revolved around the finishing up of one TV series pilot, "Verrater" and the starting of another, "Hero Today Gone Tomorrow". I excitingly had the opportunity to audition in person for two national TV commercials including one at O'Connor Casting. I also auditioned for entrance into The School at the Steppenwolf. Unfortunately despite great preparation and what I felt were very good auditions, none of them led beyond the audition. Lastly, was the successful audition and preparation for a Indy short that was unfortunately put on hold.

Overall, 2016 was a slow year with a real lack of next level (paying) opportunities. It really highlighted that I needed an agent and a demo reel (beyond 1-2 online monologues). It also showed me how not being in SAG cost me (those two commercials ended up going to SAG only actors). If I am to even get the opportunity to audition for and work on acting gigs that can turn my acting jobs into an actual career, then 2017 needs to be the year of agents, demo reels and perhaps even SAG. Photos: two headshots by Zoe McKenzie and one of TV pilot "Verrater".

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Career Update 2016

Professional headshots taken by Zoe Mckenzie Photography are the perfect complement to a ever-expanding acting resume which includes links to some of my online audition monologues.

I wanted real life photos not idealized modeling ones. (No bait and switch here.)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Career Update 2015 Part 2

I had previously done industrial commercials for SAP and Aramark. 2015 presented me with my first regional TV commercial (Blaine’s Farm and Fleet), web commercial (One Globe Citizen), web documentary (Snakebite Protection "Knife") and a print commercial (Miller Coors).

After auditioning 1-2 times a week for the first half of 2015, I was rewarded with many speaking roles in everything from Indie feature films such as (Rapacious and The Coming-Apocalypse Revealed), TV web series such as (Redemption Revamp and Mirrored Personas), and student films such as (Vander’s Version, Orange, Stranded Thoughts and The Empath).

In between the filming I continued working on my acting skills at both the Green Room Studio (commercial and TV/film audition classes) and at the Green Shirt Studio (Shakespeare class: Tragedy of Julius Caesar with instructor Michael McKeogh)

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Career Update 2015

2015: I made the full transition away from doing any kind of extra work even featured extra work; stand-in, photo and body double work and focused fully only on speaking role work and theater acting class work.
The last stand-in and featured extra work was for Chicago Fire.