Today, my job is to have fun and enjoy this moment for everything it's worth. There's no point in thinking how long it's actually taken me to get to this point. The fact is, I'm here and I've never been more ready. Action.
Is this really happening?
When I met with my agent a year ago, I looked her in the eyes and told her " I will book the first thing you send me out on." One year later, and after my first audition, I proved that I wasn't a liar?
Exactly a year to the day after securing theatrical representation, I had my first theatrical audition. Casting director John Levey at Warner Brothers called me in for a producer's session to read for the Showtime drama, Shameless.
Fun Fact: The audition is the job. I think I did a pretty good job.
Members of the cast and crew of You Or A Loved One attended a SAG member screening this evening. Thanks to everyone who came down to support this fine project.
Some people in Los Angeles are of the mindset that actors are not the brightest people in the world. I find this assumption to be somewhat factual and entirely insulting.
Try schlepping across town in rush hour traffic, day after day, attending class, coaching fellow actors, finding time to exercise, trying to eat right, avoiding happy hour under the bridge, while continually maintaining a positive attitude despite your agent reminding you of how much she hates your head shots and THEN find the energy to sit down and knock out a feature length screenplay.
I've been spending most of time trying to complete a feature length screenplay for submission to the Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant & Fellowship. The deadline is September 1st. My apartment looks like a scene from Homeland.
When I'm not doing that, I waste an hour or seven recording some new tracks.
Then, I usually feel like a complete failure and all my efforts are in vain. That's when I head to the beach, see something like this and realize every little ting is gonna be all right.
Recent events have inspired me to step up my training game. There is a canyon nearby that I'm frequenting more than a few times per week. Instead of reading this post, perhaps you should go outside and burn a few calories of your own.
Last night, I proudly attended the West Coast Premiere of "You Or A Loved One" at the Newport Beach Film Festival. This Independent Feature was directed by Matt Mercer and written by Chris Bouffard.
While it's one thing to see a film you've worked on projected on the big screen, it's another to see it amongst a packed audience, enjoying it with Milk Duds in hand.
Certified Yoga Therapist, Reiki practitioner and counseling astrologer Chani Nicholas needed some artwork to celebrate this week's Cardinal Grand Cross. I wrote Chani that I usually joke that I'm dead inside and that astrology is literary snake oil but her writings are very much appreciated, enjoyed and dare I say insightful.
See more at chaninicholas.com
The first official trailer for You Or A Loved One.
I put on my sky gazer coat and photographed a moment of last night's "blood moon" as it crossed the Earth's shadow.
When it came time for me to take some new head shots, I decided to take a different route. I sought out and hired a photographer I respected, rented some equipment, moved some furniture around and hosted the session in my home office.
The results? Though they met my expectations and they might exceed your own. The untouched images will be posted next week. Right now, I have to choose a few out of the many, many selects.