Thanks to Photogenics Media Los Angeles for bringing me into the fold. Looking forward to some wonderful collaborations in 2017 and beyond.
I haven't slept in over 24 hours. One line gets bumped to three or five. I get to work with Bobby Roth who is a sharp as he is quick. More to come sometime around June/July of 2017 during Season 4 of the TNT drama "The Last Ship."
I crashed an audition. I gave it all I had. I got the job. I won't reveal the client or campaign just yet but it's my hope you'll see it this summer in between Michael Phelps' butterfly stroke and a Russian athlete suspiciously lifting more weight than should be possible.
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.
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