Thursday, June 28, 2012

It’s my birthday…yeah.  I’ve never been too big about celebrating my date of birth. I’m not sure how that started, but I think it has to do with my extreme fear of rejection.  I’ve never once asked for anything for my birthday and definitely don’t have the guts to attempt to have a birthday party.  I just feel that nobody would show up, but that has been proven wrong because a co-worker pulled together a celebration for me a few years ago and people did show up!  It all probably has to do with me being rejected by my father growing up and still being rejected to this very moment; just a guess.  I think I’m on to something… 

On another note, I was interviewed about how I became debt-free by The JW Financial Coaching Podcast.  It was great to be able to share my journey on one of the smartest things I have ever done in my life by paying off ALL of my bills and turning into a saving machine!  I hope it inspires even just one more person to take control of their finances.  Here is the link:

Monday, June 25, 2012

Audition/tape: “Hollywood Heights” @ Shaner/Testa Casting.  I felt ready for this read, but got mush mouth after the CD said “Action!”. It was weird; it was like I had marbles in my mouth.  Fortunately, the CD gave me another shot and I felt much better the second time around.   Then I did the second scene and that was good too.  I would love to FINALLY book something at this office.

After the audition I made my way to the credit union for my weekly deposit and ran into Matt Nolan, an actor I worked with on WEEDS in 2005.  Back when he and I worked on the show I didn’t have another job; I was making my entire living through acting.  Matt had been a similar situation, but needed to pick up a regular job and told me that he worked that job for 7 years.  I remember that my entire body shook when he said “7 years”.

The thought of having to go back to a regular job terrified me back then; even though I knew it could happen one day.  So here I sit, 7 years later from working with Matt on WEEDS.  I’ve been back at my supplemental job for 4 years…and who knows how much longer I will be there or somewhere else to make a living outside of performing.  The job wreaks havoc on me in many ways and has been a really good thing in as many ways too. 

Anyway, it was great to see Matt and he gave me a heads up on some things that he’s doing that could help me out as well.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Audition/producers: “The Wedding Party” Kendra Shay Clark & Helen Geier Casting.  Yes!  I had a great time in this audition…so much that I bought a dozen of donuts (Krispy-Kreme) on the way home.  A booking would be nice; I gotta get my butt in gear and produce some results in 2012!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Today I had a short meeting with my new print agent.  She seems to be on the ball and ready to rock and roll.  I hope my photos that I’ve invested a lot of money in do the trick.  I’ll give it 2-3 months and see how much, if any, print auditions I get.  I really don’t want to have to reshoot…I wanna book some jobs.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Callback: “SoCal Honda” @ Alyson Horn Casting.  I’ve had callbcks for this director several times in the past, but I never walk away feeling great.  Never bad, but not great…which has little to do with whether one books the job or not.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Callback: “Fiber One” @ Kathy Knowles Casting.  I felt good about this callback and had a great wife to work with.  Hopefully, I’ll be placed on avail…or booked.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Audition: “SoCal Honda” @ Alyson Horn Casting.  I think this went pretty well; mostly because the session director was so generous with his time, support and instruction.  My partner and I eventually got it right and walked away feeling great.  I was really happy because I actually overslept and woke up 5 minutes before my appointment.  I jumped in and out of the shower in a flash and raced over to the office; fortunately I live very close and wasn’t too late.

Audition: “Dodge” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Eh…not so sure about this one.  Even though it was just a personality interview type of situation I don’t know how well I came off on camera.  I was last in a line of 5 people and I think I might have been trying too hard to be interesting.  I don’t know; I just didn’t feel like it was a success…but that doesn’t mean I won’t get a callback.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Audition: “Fiber One” @ Kathy Knowles Casting.  This was a great time!  I had a great wife that I played a great, affectionate husband to and two other male actors in the scene that really went for it.  I was so impressed with their commitment while watching them work.