To Study or not to Study

I don’t think there’s an answer anyone else can give you to this question but your own gut feeling. I know both types of people, the ones who stand by studying and the ones who don’t. For me, I knew nothing about the industry so I chose to study. I think as a child we can build our imagination really well but once we get…

Unnecessary loss

The second amendment – “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  I find what happened in Las Vegas disgusting and saddening, what I find more disturbing is the fact that we don’t act nearly as fast…

The Paleo Actor 

I want to start off by saying I hate the word diet, the way I eat is a way of life not a diet. The choice of foods I eat is a little different to some people and might be controversial to others. I don’t eat wheat, I don’t consume dairy. In simple terms I…

The supporting links

Being supportive to a creative person can be a hard thing for some. People don’t always know what to say or how to say it when you don’t book a job and that’s okay.    I think it can be a real driving force for someone to have a good support system in place, be it friends, family and…

Working that “normal job”

It’s sometimes hard to balance both lives. I’ve touched on this in other blogs but it’s time I talk about it in more detail. Trying to live a normal life and trying to make something of yourself creatively, is not as conventional as most people would think. You don’t just make one movie and become automatically rich and famous like we see on TV.   In normal day to day life people go to a job interview, get…

Sin of Thy brother

Finding people just as passionate about a project as you are can be challenging, but when you find those people it’s great to see what you can achieve together.  This year I had the pleasure of working on this great little film called “Sins of Thy Brother”. It was a great opportunity and was written/directed by my good friend, Scott Sowter who also wrote and directed the award-winning Pillow Talk and…

Winner, Winner. Chicken Dinner

All my blogs to date have been mostly about overcoming hard situations of the creative life. This week I want to talk about some of the high times. Booking that job. It is instantly so gratifying knowing that someone is going to give you the opportunity to do what you do best and among other things, pay you for it. Most of my jobs have been indie films, they’re always fun…

It’s okay not being okay

Sometimes the disappointment of not getting an audition can hit you as hard as the red wedding from Game of Thrones. I see so many videos of people constantly trying to bring this subject into the light and somehow, it remains hidden. Rejection is the hardest part about being an actor or in any creative…

That White Room

There’s nothing quite like auditioning, they place you in a white room and no not the padded one from the asylum, but it is just as scary. Most of my auditions to date have been for TVC’s(television commercials). Going into the room for any audition is always interesting, it’s always a white room and you never know what’s going…

Growing to love Dyslexia

As a child finding out I was dyslexic was scary, I thought it made me different and weird. I couldn’t read like the other kids, I was put into a special class that would help me make sense of my words. I hated being there, I just wanted to be a “normal kid”. I used to come home after primary school and…

The Audience

This is part of a poem I learned in drama school referring to the audience, they’re the reason acting exists after all, and I’ve never resonated with a poem truer that the one bellow. “The Big Black Giant who looks and listens with thousands of eyes and ears,  A big black mass of love and pity and troubles and hope and fears,  And every night the mixture’s…

THE ITCH

No, I’m not talking about that itch. I’m talking about the “acting Itch”. So strong and palpable it’s difficult to ignore. My first taste of acting was a course at NIDA in Sydney, one day a week for 6 weeks. At the time I had no idea what I was doing or if I would even like it….