Thursday, January 31, 2013

Supporting Friend and Colleague Matthew Harris

Tonight, Larry Lesher and I are going to support our friend and colleague Matthew Harris, as he takes to the stage as Trincuolo in the American Theatre of Actors' production of Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST.

Always nice to see Matt in action.

Got An Audition For The Film WE JUST WANT TO PLAY

I have just landed an audition for the comedy WE JUST WANT TO PLAY from Team 3 Productions in CT.

Here's a synopsis for the film:

When an onerous Athletic Director tries to dismantle the rugby team, the boys at Ruckland University will not go without a fight

The Ruckland University Men's Rugby team is comprised of an "Animal House" quality group of hooligans. Their recent success on the field has been overshadowed by the school's Athletic Director who plans on using the team's funds for his own endeavors. It is up to the boys to band together as a team to stop him from dissolving their program and ruining their chance at winning a league championship.

From hardships, sprouts heroes. This lovable group of underdogs must look beyond the fun and games they have had in college and realize that they have found something much more than a rugby team, they found a family.

I read the script this morning, which was a lot of fun and I'm going to take a shot at the Athletic Director role. I think I could have a lot of fun with that.

I'll be filming a video audition this weekend and submitting by the start of next week.

For information on the film, please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1956122713/we-just-want-to-play

Charles Durning and Jack Klugman

I've been away so much lately, that I haven't had a chance to address the passing of two luminaries of the acting profession, Charles Durning and Jack Klugman, two actors who excelled in every medium they tackled and did so for decades.

Mr. Durning, especially, was an influence...appearing in many of the movies I grew up on in the 1980's, always delivering the goods, stealing scenes from stars, like the great character actor he was.

Mr. Klugman made many memorable appearances on film and television and while many remember him for THE ODD COUPLE and QUINCY, I will never forget his work as Jim Hungerford in DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, alongside Jack Lemmon.

Both of these greats will be missed.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

JACKPOT Update From Director Chantal Eyong

I received the following from director Chantal Eyong, regarding the status of JACKPOT:

It was a blast working with you on Jackpot as well. I sincerely apologize for the delay it has been taking in delivering a final project. There were delays during the production, which pushed back editing and when production ended, days after, I unexpectedly moved which completely shifted things for me. Rest assured, I am doing my best to complete this and have been utilizing my weekends to finish. There was a great number of support from all ends to let the film collect dust--especially since editing and post work is the last thing needed. Again, I do apologize for the delay. I will be sure to send an update when it's closer to completion.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jason Robards On Eugene O'Neill

Here's a marvelous interview with Jason Robards, in one of his final appearances, discussing his experiences in the works of Eugene O'Neill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ7yrN9xiHM

JACKPOT?

Oh, JACKPOT!

The film I worked on in September of 2011 (another Dad role), which I had a blast on, but it's been a while since me or anyone involved with the project has received an update on the status of the project. I just sent a very email to the director and the producers, so we'll see if that helps.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Yesterdays' Readings

Yesterdays' readings, both hosted by All Things Random, went very well. I'm less enthused about ANNOYANCE, as I don't think the play is a particularily strong one, but I am very excited about MARTY AND DOUG 2, where the reading went very well. It was energetic and fun...it's really going to be a great project moving forward.

Now, director Sean Meehan and writer Dan Conrad will sit down together to tweak a few things, but other than that, I can say that the project is definitely moving in the right direction.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

MARTY AND DOUG 2 Reading Tomorrow

After the reading of ANNOYANCE, I will participate in an informal reading of the script for the sequel to MARTY AND DOUG'S NEW RELIGION. It'll be nice to have the crew all together, including director Sean Meehan. I especially looking forward to hearing the script out loud.

A busy day tomorrow, but a fun one I'm sure.


ANNOYANCE: A Comedy Reading Tomorrow

All Things Randoms' reading of the Sam Bobrick comedy ANNOYANCE is set to take place tomorrow.

Should be a lot of fun.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Writer / Director Sean Meehan's Latest Demo Reel

Check out writer / director Sean Meehan's latest directors' reel here: https://vimeo.com/56841097

I pop up in the very end, in a clip from YOU'RE NOT SAFE HERE.

Friday, January 04, 2013

Possible MARTY AND DOUG 2 Meeting On January 27th

Sean Meehan hopes to come to NYC from Boston to discuss MARTY AND DOUG 2 in the end of January. Since Greg Vorob, Dan Conrad and I will already be meeting for the reading of ANNOYANCE on the afternoon of the 27th, we will likely meet that evening to discuss the project. Sean, as I knew he would, has already brought great ideas to the project. It'll be nice to have everyone in the same room to discuss where the project is heading.

So far, it's heading in the right direction.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Featured in Writer / Director Meg Skaff's Reel

Here is the new reel for writer / director Meg Skaff, who I collaborated with on the films TERRY KENDALL AND ORANGE GREEN and LINDA LETHORN AND THE MUSIC BOX. Meg is a marvelous filmmaker and a great person to work with. I appear in the reel in two brief clips from both films.

Check out Meg's reel here: https://vimeo.com/56660349

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

2013: A New Year...New Beginnings

The ball has already started rolling on projects for 2013, especially MARTY AND DOUG'S NEW RELIGION, PART II. Very shortly, the team will be embarking on what will hopefully be a vigorous campaign to raise funds for the project. Raising money for a film is never easy, especially when everybody is using sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo to do just that, so our campaign has to be spectacular.

In other news, I heard from director Devon Leaver over the holidays, regarding A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE and she informed me that the finished version of the film will be online in a couple of days. Looking forward to that.

Remember JACKPOT? This was the feature film from Chantaletc Productions that I worked on in September of 2011. I received a few updates from director Chantal Eyong in 2012, but hope to see a finished version of the film in 2013.

We'll see what happens.