State of the last 11 months

May 28, 2013 | Filed Under Uncategorized 

Blimey, it’s been a while since I did one of these. Not that anyone really reads it, but hey. The last 11 months in brief:

  • Did five feature films: Tournament Of Shadows, The Wick, ACT/or, Grace Of Monaco, P.S.. Grace of  Monaco was pretty sweet – a proper taste of what being an actor (albeit with a bit part) on a major film set is really like, and I got to fly to Nice!
  • Did a couple of drama-documentaries, got fannied about for one or two more. The most recent one was very cool: I got to play French engineer Jacques Stosskopf, who was shunned by his townspeople for collaborating with the Nazis. I played the role entirely in French, including the occasional minor improvisation, which I was proud of. The doc is called Nazi Engineering, the episode is U-Boat Pens, and I’m really looking forward to it.
  • Got called up to play a role in a Virginia Woolf adaptation at the last minute, and got the play down in about nine days.
  • I got a new agent! I am now signed with Imperium Management, who are jolly nice chaps and have landed me with some very sweet auditions (most notably Grace of Monaco), and put me up for some amazing bits and pieces.
  • Started getting occasional corporate jobs, have done another music video, some shorts, a rehearsed reading, etc – still landing at least one job a month. It may not cover the rent (or even close), but there’s definitely momentum.

Nothing else really stands out on the acting front. I have written some more short films, and am in the process of sorting out production, and adaptation for other media, for a couple of them. Watch this space. I’m also just starting to plot out a new feature film, but that’s got a way to go yet. Partly because I’m very bad at setting applicable deadlines to myself.

In other news, I have fixed my squint (via the power of contact lenses); almost fixed my posture, having nearly completed a course on Alexander Technique; and have just started orthodontics, which do not allow me to eat or drink anything but water while I’m wearing them, or to take them out for more than an hour or two a day, which leaves snacks, comfort drinks, etc utterly verboten. I am gasping for a cup of tea, and will be for the next 10 months, possibly more. How these will affect the acting career, only time will tell.


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