I lied! This isonlyabout being proactive as an actor - I have no other tools to offer…titles just always sound better when they have “And Other Tales…”, am I right or am I right?
Anyways, I’ve recently taken upon myself to self-submit for local,
independent projects! I seriously don’t know what was keeping me from
doing this before! It is a slow season right now for auditions for
paying roles, but there is a huge well of rich work to be had in the
low-budget/indie world, and I am lapping up every little bit I can. I’m
absolutely obsessed with the audition listings on Vancouver Actor’s Guide - and you should be too…unless you’re an average height/weight, quirky, but vulnerable redhead…
The timing of my new obsession has been great all around - having
just finished an intense class I feel extra motivated with my new set of
tools to work on audition pieces with, there are tons of great projects
to go out for and auditions from my agent are a bit slow right now (not
my agent’s fault, of course! just how the industry waves in Vancouver)
so there are no schedule conflicts. Plus, there is nothing as rewarding
as booking a lead in an independent feature when you know you got
And I did! I booked the role of Kacie in Brendan Prost’s
“Spaces and Reservations”, a character-driven relationship drama. I’m
so excited to spend my summer prepping for this script, and can’t wait
to shoot at the end of August!
I also attended my 2nd callback for a really great project with an
equally great message last night. I really enjoyed this audition because
it was so interactive, and we all had a chance to read with other
actors - another plus to smaller-budget projects: the auditions are
always a really neat experience/exercise. I haven’t heard back from this
one, but there were so many talented people there, that either way it
was great to be part of the first part of the process.
Plus, Saturday I have an audition for another film - something really
edgy and artistic sounding. These posting forums are just like a huge
smorgasbord of acting opportunities…and we all know how much I like me a
So, if you feel like work is sparse and your creative energy is
fading, go take control of your own career! Submit yourself for
everything you can and then maybe you’ll start excessively using
exclamation points to signify your happiness and general excitement for
life!!! Just like me!!!