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….