Archive for December, 2009

2009, pretty damn good.

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

2009 Highlights

  • starred in a feature, Leading Ladies, which will be released in 2010.
  • trained in ballroom dance for a month.
  • let them cut my hair short (over 10 inches).
  • shot on location for 5 weeks.
  • have had 8 new credits added to my IMDB page this year.
  • worked on almost 20 indie projects.
  • half were leading roles
  • used fight skills, dance.
  • full facial prosthetics, plus hair pieces.
  • learned to smoke a pipe.
  • ranged from TV, theater, film and commercial.
  • Got a Commercial agent

All in all, I can say 2009 has been great for me acting-wise. And I’ve already booked a short film shooting next week. 2010 is already looking pretty good.

My goals for 2010

  • to get a Theatrical agent which will hopefully lead to more paid roles.
  • I’d like to be getting co-stars and roles in bigger budget films.
  • I’d like to become SAG eligible, but I’m still not interested in extra work, so it may take me a bit longer since fewer productions Taft Hartly lately.
  • I am considering doing more physical training (dance, fight, etc.), but that will depend on money and time.
  • I’m currently writing a screenplay (who isn’t, right?) so I’d like to have that finished, hopefully in the first half of the year.

Just an alien, looking for love.

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Yesterday was awesome. My pals at Funbox Comedy are working with this director, Joy, and they are producing a sci-fi comedy web series. I auditioned for the lead, but did not get it. Joy really liked my read though so she had me come and be an alien for their faux dating site ‘Date a Human.’ I was a cat-like alien with tall blue hair and another girl was a sparkly fish-like alien. I had full on prosthetic appliances, airbrushing, synthetic hair. I remembered I still had fangs from The Night Life so I got a ride over to my place and got them. I wasn’t really paying attention, but I’m sure we got some funny looks. I looked like a Who from Whoville.

The whole process took over 4 hours! I will post pictures as soon as I get them. They took a bunch so I didn’t think to take any for myself.

We alternated shooting still shots and video. It was part scripted and part improvised. Some were over a green screen to use in the series as a sort of hologram and others were just inside and would just be for the website. They got coverage of both since they weren’t sure how they would use it in the series. They may end up using both styles if it works in the effects.

I was surprised all that stuff on my head didn’t itch at all, though the slits for the nose holes were limited so I did a lot of mouth breathing all day. She stuck it on really well, so I could move my face without worrying about it coming loose. Then it took like an hour to get it off at the end. And I had to take a long hot shower to get the remaining little goobers and paint all over. I probably still have paint on me today. But that’s ok because it was super rad. I can’t wait to see it. I love that type of thing. Even if it takes 5 hours.

Red Cross quicktime

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

I contacted the company and they sent me a quicktime of the spot. Huzzah!

L.L. Trailer VO

Monday, December 7th, 2009

I went over to my friend Lawrence‘s recording booth and did the VO for the trailer. It’s harder than I expected to get myself to sound natural reading copy like that. I’d be good on like half a take then go weird and stilted and back. It’s like there’s the ‘idea’ of what a trailer VO sounds like and then there’s just being a person talking. There were plenty of good takes and at least one where I did the whole script totally solid. I’m sure DB will find what he needs.

Looks like I could use a VO class if that’s something I want to start doing.

Anyway, hopefully the trailer will be all finished and ready to go with music and such soon. I want people to see it! It’s so great!

Red Cross PSA

Monday, December 7th, 2009

I finally found the Red Cross PSA posted somewhere! It’s buried in the flash, so I can’t get it directly, but if you go here and click ‘View Spots’ it’s the first one on the second row right now (tough guy on white background on the icon). I actually made it in there, which ain’t bad since almost half the folks from the call sheet were cut. I’m third to speak. Woo!

CKMG promo

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

This morning I went over to Zugara Studios to shoot a quick segment for a promo for CKMG. From what I gleaned from the full script they are a company that brings creative folks together to collaborate easier. I played a happy, bopping web programmer. It was quick and fun. They shot in a green cyc so I am excited to see what background they use in the end. The other guys were also techies so we talked nerd while we waited.

*found their website and added the link.


Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Ok, finally something I can show people! Actual screen shots!

Click on the photos link at the bottom!

ADR – Death and Jane

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

You know, I’m pretty darn good at ADR. I’ve done it a bunch of times and I usually get that feedback. I went back up to Azusa to record over most of my dialogue and we knocked it all out quick, plus I managed to give them a good variety of reads that they asked for.
I’m looking forward to seeing this one done, not just because it’s finally some footage with my short hair, but because I really liked the script and want to see how it turned out. I liked the guy they cast as Death. Very dry and funny.

'Untold Crimes' finished, etc.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

We performed the scene for the class this evening so I’m finished with that Columbia College project. I’ll probably be working with her next spring when she does her final thesis.

Then I’ve got 2 casting workshops this weekend and some ADR for Death and Jane. All I have coming up new is a quick featured role in a company promo this weekend. Unpaid, but the company sounds like one that has a lot of miscellaneous productions in the future.

End of the year will likely be slow. Leading ladies will have a trailer out soon though! Can’t wait. Having patience for a feature you starred in to come out is very very difficult.

Echo Game makes one of's top 10

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009’s 2009 top 10 lists– Echo Game made #3 on the top 10 un-distributed indie horror features. Nice!

Hopefully they will close a distribution deal soon. Last I heard they had something in the works.