Friday, July 29, 2011

Audition This Week for New Sean MacBride Murray Project FINN'S NOTES

This week, I will be reading for a morally corrupt principal in a new film project penned and produced by my good friend Sean MacBride Murray titled FINN'S NOTES.

THE GOOD MAN

Principal photography for Mike Sgroi's THE GOOD MAN is tentatively set for Sunday, August 7th. The shoot will likely take place in New Jersey.

Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

THE TEACHERS LOUNGE - Longer Version

Here is an extended version of THE TEACHERS LOUNGE from director Marvin Suarez.

The Teachers Lounge from Marvin Suarez on Vimeo.



After watching the film again, I've come to the conclusion that I'm not really happy with my work in the film. I seem ill at ease throughout. Maybe I tried too hard. Who knows?

No worries. It's all a learning experience.

THE GOOD MAN and JACKPOT

Shooting schedules for both THE GOOD MAN and JACKPOT are currently being worked on. Hope to have definite shooting schedules within the next couple of days.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A SIGN FOR SOMETHING...

I've been trading a few emails with director Benjamin Tran about a shooting schedule for A SIGN FOR SOMETHING...and right now, my one day of shooting is slated for either August 20th or 21st.

Cast In Dad Role in JACKPOT

I just received word from writer/director/producer Chantal Eyong that I have been cast in her film JACKPOT, for the role that I read for at the auditions, that of the good natured Dad of JC. The side I read at the audition was a fun one and he has 3 additional scenes in the film, so the role should be a lot of fun.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A SIGN FOR SOMETHING...

The Bnejamin Tran project may be delayed and if rescheduled, will be problematic for me, as I have after projects coming up. Nothing is official yet, but it doesn't look like I'm going to be a part of Ben's film, which is a shame.

Friday, July 22, 2011

JACKPOT Audition

The audiiton for JACKPOT was very laid back and relaxed, which is always nice. Writer/director/producer Chantal Eyong was very warm, outgoing and encouraging as I read the sides for a Dad role twice, which I thought I read pretty well...tried to bring some humor to the role. Score my points as Stanley Harrison used to say to me.

Shooting for JACKPOT will take place in August and September, so it may prove problematic with KINGDOM COME, THE GOOD MAN and GREG'S GUARDIAN ANGEL slated for production at that same time.

We'll see what happens.

JACKPOT Audition Tonight

I have my audition for the short film JACKPOT at 7:15 tonight.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cast In Short Film A SIGN FOR SOMETHING...

I have just been cast in the fun role of rigid teacher Mr. Jones in the short film A SIGN FOR SOMETHING... from director Benjamin Tran of Ace of Spades Productions.

Ben's film is about Steve. After reading a Fortune Cookie message, Steve questions whether the fortune could be a bad omen and anxiously waits what could possibly come.

I will shoot my two scenes as Mr. Jones ine one day next week. Should be a lot of fun.

LADIES MAN Audition

I just returned from my audition for the Shadowland Theatre Companys' production of LADIES MAN, where I read for artistic director Brendan Burke.

With Feydeau (or farce in general) you cannot be afraid to go big and that's what I did at the audition. I read Bassinet with a Daffy Duck-like voice and played him as a man constantly looking for sympathy.

I didn't go too over the top, because even though these characters may be off the wall, their intentions still need to ring true.

We'll see what happens.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Audition Tomorrow Morning for LADIES MAN (aka A GOWN FOR HIS MISTRESS)

Tomorrow, I will be reading for the role of the lisping Bassinet in a production of the farce LADIES MAN (aka A GOWN FOR HIS MISTRESS) by Georges Feydeau. It's been a long time since I've done a Feydeau farce (1997's ALL MY HUSBANDS at Marietta College, to be exact) so I intend to have a lot of fun in tomorrows' audition.

The production is being produced by the Shadowland Theatre Company.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Audition on July 22nd for JACKPOT

Next week, I will be reading for a Dad role in Chantal Eyong's film JACKPOT, which is a coming of age tale about Sidney, a brooding college dropout with a 'former' gambling problem. She tries to escape family pressures and her gambling debts by trying her luck at playing the record high city raffle.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Audition Tonight for Short Film RAGE

Just snagged an audition for this evening for the short film RAGE. It's about how men love women, featuring a series of short scenes representing the love of a father to her daughter, a man to his mother, an academic to a student.

Will Be Playing Russell Alanson in KINGDOM COME

It's official, I will be playing the role of Russell Alanson, a veterinarian and one of the contestants of KINGDOM COME.

Stay tuned for more details as they emerge.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Audition on Friday for Project with Daryl Eisenberg Casting

On Friday afternoon, I will be auditioning for a few roles in a web project for casting director Daryl Eisenberg (www.decasting.com)

The project is called PIPTURE: CHARACTERS, which will be a series of comedic videos for a messaging platform that will be an iPhone app for the new iPhone in the fall. The mobile comedy series is in the style of SNL with regular players playing multiple roles in short sketches.

These are the roles that I will be reading for:

MAX AKA THE FAN'S BUDDY 1: (25-35) Overweight. Usually watches the games with a handful of chips and a beer. Laid back.

LITTLE JOHN AKA THE WEEPER: (25-35 years old): Small, smart, sad guy. Dresses in an ill-fitting suit. Has a tough time maintaining eye contact with the camera.

DANNY AKA THE AIMLESS LOSER: (30): Our 30-year-old aimless loser. Think Will Ferrell and/or John C. Reilly in Step Brothers. Danny has the mind of a child—a twisted weird-as-shit child—and delivers his lines with a touch of innocence.

JEFF TURNER AKA THE WHISTLEBLOWER: (30-40): Nervous, jittery, suspicious, nice guy

The Independent Critic Review of YEAH, LOVE

Currently in post-production for her first full-length feature, Becca Roth first delivered Yeah, Love, a technically challenged yet emotionally involving 17-minute short centered around Emily (Crystal Franceschini), a painfully shy high schooler with an equally painful crush on older classmate Milo (Paton Ashbrook).

After two years of soul-crushing silence and only two weeks away from when Milo will graduate, Emily finds herself suddenly face-to-face with the object of her unspoken affection and a walk in the park opens the door as Emily finally gets the guts to spill the beans on how she really feels...a revelation that may very well change her entire life.

A simple yet poignant story realistically constructed and tenderly realized, Yeah, Love benefits from a talented ensemble cast including a spirited and vulnerable performance from Franceschini and Ashbrook's more confident yet sensitive turn as Milo. Timothy J. Cox plays against his usual type as a doting yet mostly awkward father, while Paul Fabre is solid as the stereotypical high school jock going after the school's most beautiful girl.

Yeah, Love is obviously a lower budget short, and the camera work by Aaron Fisher and Roth at times distracts with a lack of clarity in shots that need a bit more intimacy. The sound mix, however, is surprisingly solid and consistent throughout the film's running time. The film also features a rather delightful array of music that helps the film's emotional resonance and pacing.

While Yeah, Love is technically challenged, it's a promising debut flick from writer/director and voice-over narrator Becca Roth, who clearly has a grasp of how to honestly yet lightly capture real human moments in the realm of the everyday experience. With authentic dialogue and relaxed, intuitive performances, this is one film that makes you want to see Roth's next film, Give and Take, about New York's underground musicians.

Friday, July 08, 2011

INSIDE ME Meeting

My meeting with director Eitan Pitigliani this morning was brief, but we did get a chance to discuss the project. Eitan's going to send me a script and we'll go from there.

Meeting With Director Eitan Pitigliani This Morning About INSIDE ME

This morning, I will be having a brief meeting with director Eitan Pitigliani about the role of a desperate director saved by his own work in the short INSIDE ME.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

CHICKENBONES Meeting

I just returned from my meeting with writer/director Eric Morris Eskenazi, where we discussed his upcoming webseries project CHICKENBONES. He is considering me for a role of a Wall Street yuppie type, but he's still meeting with other candidates. The project sounds like it would be interesting...real guerilla-style filmmaking. Very small crew...Eric would be the crew.

We'll see what happens.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

CHICKENBONES Audition

Tomorrow afternoon, I will be meeting with director Eric Morris Eskenazi of Gum Grove Films, LLC to discuss his upcoming project, CHICKENBONES, a hybrid web series that mixes several genres including social realist drama, urban horror and dark satire.

If cast, shooting will take place in and around Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Ridgewood, Broadway Junction, Highland Park, Cypress Hills, Park Slope, Prospect Park, Williamsburg, Battery Park, Riverside Park and Carroll Gardens.

Fun Audition for OUTRAGE

This mornings' audition for OUTRAGE lasted 30 minutes and was a lot of fun. I had a chance to read with another actress named Aria, who was great to work and the director, who was very helpful and kind, had us read sides a number of times, with various interpretations. It was like being back in acting class with Steve Rader. I could have do it all day.

If cast, the spot will be shot on July 16th.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

ARGYLE News

ARGYLE has already been submitted to a film festival in the UK called RAINDANCE. I'm hopeful that the film will be accepted.

July 16th Audition for Web Series - #PEEK

On July 16th, I will be reading for a role in the new web series, #PEEK, from 2B1H Productions, Inc and directors Justin Santore and Matt Pagliaro.

From the cast posting:

During the span of your life, you will meet thousands of people… each of whom is hiding something. #PEEK explores the lives of those you interact with on a daily basis, ignorant to the life they lead and the secrets they keep.

The audition will take place in White Plains, NY.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

OUTRAGE Audition Moved to Tuesday Morning

The spec commercial audition for OUTRAGE! that was scheduled for yesterday has been moved to Tuesday morning.

Kayak Audition

Yesterday's audition for Kayak, a site for all of your travel needs, similar to Priceline, Hotwire and Travelocity, was very brief, but I felt I made a positive impression, so we'll see what happens.