Thanks to my sister, Chris, Art and I have matching jester costumes to go trick or treating in. Now, if I can only get him to carry his own pumpkin bucket...
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
(Or maybe, just maybe, they changed the shoot date and I'm still in the running? That would be nice.)
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
The audition went pretty well. We chatted for a few moments and then I did the sides. She wanted to see it again, though she liked it and didn't have any suggestions for changes. We talked briefly after my second time through and she thanked me for coming in on short notice (umm, you're very welcome! thank YOU!) I'm not sure if I'm really right for the part, though maybe I can get them to change their mind about the character description ;) In any case though, it was just good to get in the office. Maybe if this one doesn't work out, my read will get me in the door for something else down the road.
Of course there are a few things I would have done differently in the room, but overall pretty happy with what is really my first real audition out here. Onward and upward...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Suzie mentioned this week that they needed a male actor for one of the vignettes and wanted to know if I would do it. I read the script and said Sure! So, now I am in rehearsal as well -- it opens in two weeks on Saturday, Oct. 31. It is a fun little story and I'm told the other short plays are very thoughtful/entertaining, too, so it should be a good show. And it will be nice to get back on stage! As it gets closer, I'll have more details regarding showtimes, etc. But, if you're open any Saturday in November, plan to come on down!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
EDIT: The rain continues into Wednesday, so not bad, "October Storm," not bad...
Monday, October 12, 2009
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW
In the movie, a bull terrier named Jack accompanies runaway slave Jed, whose "inner turmoil comes to a head when he learns his company is planning to destroy a key Southern outpost where his former master is stationed," according to the film's plot summary by director Edward McDougal.
The plot thickens when Jed learns that his former slave master might be his real father. The screenplay strays from Biros' novel, but Biros couldn't be happier that "Dog Jack" might become a Hollywood hit.
"We have several distributors that are very interested," says Biros, declining to name them. "A major distributor has shown considerable interest.
Here is a picture of the not-so-little guy jumping out of the water. If you want to read more about the shark, click HERE.
I'm sure he's just checking things out, but suffice it to say that I will be staying out of the water for a little while...
Sunday, October 11, 2009
He put on a very cool show. And of course, sitting outside on a beautiful, cool fall night can't be beat. Highlights for me were his reggae-tinged version of "The Remedy," his amazingly intimate encore, and even the echo in the Hollywood Hills of 18,00o people belting out "I'm Yours."
Friday, October 9, 2009
Here is a posting on Civil War Librarian about the movie Dog Jack and its upcoming premiere:
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Now, I know I have a few wrinkles and more than a few gray hairs, but I didn't know that I have moved into the "older male" category. It was pretty funny; I was wondering if I'd be auditioning along with a bunch of grandfather types. Turns out from the looks of the few other guys I saw at the casting that the CD's description of OLDER meant guys who look over 30. Way to make an actor feel old guys!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Here are a few more stills from the recent short film I shot (courtesy of still photographer, Gian Acosta.) Grace, written and directed by Paul Kampf, is now in post-production. The film itself is about a trio of couples who end up at a bed & breakfast on the same weekend. It explores their individual relationships while also chronicling the new friendships that develop. It was an amazing experience -- we shot on location at a B&B up in Idyllwild for five days in August -- and I look forward to seeing the finished product!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Of course I said yes, and after reading through the script a couple times and making a few distinct character choices, I was ready to roll yesterday. The reading was at a production company office in Beverly Hills, and the assembled group was a lot of fun. The script was as well; it was a kids/family movie, but very smart and contemporary.
You also never know what could come down the road from getting to meet the writers. But, even if nothing else does, it was still good practice.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
It was then that Zach approached me with the idea of someday getting out on the tennis court for a lesson which would be filmed and then maybe edited down to a 2-3 minute webisode. Of course I was into the idea, though I had to tell him that I haven't been on a tennis court more than once or twice in 15 years. All the better he said.
After a few months, he called last week having finally worked out a time with his camera guy and we hit the court. It was a lot of fun, and very insightful. He truly teaches/coaches more about life than about actual tennis skills, and I hope to get to hit with him again soon. If and when a webisode of our lesson comes to fruition, I'll definitely post it. But, for now, you can read about Zach's clients and experiences in a column on the website Soul Pancake -- HERE is a link to his latest posting.