Tuesday, December 22, 2015

This afternoon I picked up my 10 year-old niece, Nikita, from LAX.  She flew in from Washington, DC and was on her way to the Philippines to visit a former schoolmate and her family for the next 3 weeks.  I hadn’t seen her in about 4 years and it was our first time spending time together without her father.  Unfortunately, her father and I aren’t close, but it was great to get to see her even if just for a few hours in between flights.  I must say that he, my brother, is doing a great job of raising her!


Monday, December 21, 2015

Audition: “Sebastion” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  Quick, simple and painless.  It could be my first callback for the new year.


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wrap party: “Dude”…somewhere in the lower Hollywood hills, ironically, over looking the very place where I work at night.  This was a bit of a weird experience because I didn’t actually get to film my scene in the movie, I didn’t know or really even recognize anyone from the production. 

At first, I felt like someone who snuck in to just eat the food!  After a while I started talking a woman and then felt a little more like I had a reason to be there, lol!  Before leaving I really wanted to introduce myself to Olivia Milch, the director, but since I didn’t audition I hadn’t met her and wasn’t sure what she looked like.  I explained my dilemma to my new friend and she pointed out exactly who Olivia was. 

After a moment or two, I approached Olivia and she greeted me like an old friend AND knew exactly who I was.  She gave me a gift of a hat with the name of the film on it, DUDE, and assured me that the scene will be rescheduled.  With that I finished my chicken kabob and walked back down the Hollywood Hill…and went to my night job.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Callback: “Toyota” @ Spot Casting.  I was pretty happy with how this one went.  The last take we did might be the one helped the most…we’ll see.

CUT TO:  Later, same night –

The news comes in that I’ve been released from my avail for “McDonald’s”.  Well, that was quick…NEXT!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Callback: “McDonald’s @ RMB Casting.  Eh, I didn’t feel so great about this one and it’s certainly my own fault.  I heard the explanation clearly, but I just don’t think that I executed it well enough.  Oh well…

CUT TO:  Later, same night –

The news comes in that I’ve been placed on avail for “McDonald’s”.  Well, I like the sound of that.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Shooting: “Dude” @ Palisades Charter High School.  Here’s an interesting set of circumstances.  My call time was 5pm for an exterior, night shoot.  It’s freezing outside and my uniform is shorts and a short-sleeved shirt as a soccer referee.  On top of that, I haven’t been feeling well for the last 2 days or so.  I thought about it and I figured I had no choice, but to put on my game face.  This is what my job is and I will be paid for my time.

After arriving to set and checking in, I went to my trailer and got into wardrobe with my little ceramic space heater doing its best to heat my tiny room in the trailer.  Fortunately, I brought a blanket from home as well, otherwise I would’ve been REALLY uncomfortable.

Around 6:30pm the 2nd AD came to my room to tell me that they may not be able to shoot the scene I’m in because of the weather.  An hour later it was confirmed that I had been wrapped…without shooting a single frame of film…or piece of video.  I’m hoping they will reschedule after the New Year.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Callback: “Snapple” @ Dowd/Roman Casting.  I felt that this callback went pretty well and I think I connected with the director…in a good way.  I had a good time with the other actors as well.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Fitting: “Dude” @ Palisades Charter High School.  In and out in 10 minutes!  Gotta love that!  Wardrobe fittings are funny.  I literally met this woman and 30 seconds later I was in a small trailer, the door closed and stripping down to my underwear.  Honestly, it makes me just a little uneasy, lol. 


Friday, December 11, 2015

Audition: “Snapple” @ Dowd/Roman Casting.  This is a funny spot and the character is perfect for me.  I think it went well…after the session director worked with me on a few takes.


Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Audition: “McDonald’s” @ RMB Casting.  Any commercial with kids is a good time for me.  I didn’t have any kids to work with in the room, but just the thought of it makes me smile. 

Audition: “Toyota” @ Spot Casting.  Meh…we’ll see.  Maybe I’ll get lucky and get to the next phase in the process.


Monday, December 07, 2015

Callback “AT&T” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  This callback was a little bit different than the original call.  In the end I think I did okay, but I think I should’ve “gotten there” faster.  The director worked with me, so hopefully, he saw…something in me, lol!


Friday, December 04, 2015

Wow, that was quick.  I’ve been released from my avail for the “Geico” commercial.  NEXT!

Audition: “Priceline” @ RMB Casting.  I was paired up with a woman for this one and I think we did a great job together.


Thursday, December 03, 2015

Yay!  First call of the day is informing me that I’ve been placed on avail for the “Geico” commercial! 

Audition: “Hyundai” @ Petite, A Casting Company.


Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Callback: “Geico” @ Francene Selkirk Casting.  Good stuff!  Not much more I could do in this callback.  Hopefully the next step is an avail!


Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Audition: LaQuinta @ RMB Casting.  This was a great time!  Very small, subtle work.  I HAVE to get a callback on this…right?

Audition: “Maytag” @ Ross Lacy Casting.  This didn’t go so great.  Not at all “horrible”, I just really felt like I was in my head and not too connected.

Audition: “AT&T” @ Cathi Carlton Casting.  This one went pretty good.  I am really right for it too.