Networking Game

The last couple weeks I have been focusing on my networking game, as it’s probably the poorest aspect in my toolbox. You see, I never thought about making connections that way. I had no idea I would need to go to events first. I thought I would do the auditions, now that I’ve been to…

Spontaneous Pneumothorax, My Story. Part 2.

We left off with the first time I had spontaneous pneumothorax(collapsed lung), yes I said first time. I got out of hospital in Jan 09, the second collapsed lung happened on the 10th of March the same year, only months after the first. The doctors told me it was a possibility it would happen again,…

Spontaneous Pneumothorax, My Story. Part 1.

This blog will differ from my usual blogs about acting. This is something that’s very near and dear to my heart. In fact it’s my lungs! I had something called spontaneous pneumothorax (a collapsed lung). This is my story. I didn’t know what I wanted to do in life but I knew that if there was an…

I’m not Arnold, I’m Adnan.

For a long time, I had this idea of what I wanted to look and be like. It was all about the type of actor I wanted to be, just like the men I looked up to. Only to realise I was growing up not meeting any of those expectations I set for myself.   I thought I was going…

Headshots

I absolutely love getting new headshots. I only do it once a year but its one of my favourite parts of being in this business. Especially this time, I had a great photographer taking my shots. I love how they came out. I love photos in general, I really can’t get enough of black and…

Tool, The Driving Force.

Before I started acting, I was a diesel mechanic. I remember first starting out in drama school and just saying my lines thinking that’s what acting was. I soon learned that just like a mechanic, tools are the driving force to getting the job done.  The tools to an actor are their skills, honed in to be able to build…

Brush off the Acting Dust

When you leave something sitting for a few weeks it starts to build up dust. The same can be said for you tools as an actor, well it is for me anyway.   I try and keep my tools working, so I don’t forget how to use them but lately I get so caught up with life. A…

Finding The Right Agent

Some people find it easy and some hard, I was the latter. When I graduated drama school, I like many other actors after a few years in the comfort of a school atmosphere assume agents will just want me and then my career would take off. It wasn’t like that at all. I had peaked…

Paleo Apple crumble, makes me thumble.

I’ve always had the sweetest tooth and when I decided to take up the paleo way I thought I was going to loose all the good stuff. But I quickly realised that there are better desserts, ones that I enjoy more and I don’t get those sugar highs and lows from. My sister and I…

The Cliché Game

The past week has been good to me. I’ve had 4 auditions, one tv pilot, one short film and two commercials. Now comes the cliché of “the waiting game” to see if I get any of the roles. It is often the hardest part of being an actor. As often as I say to myself “just let it go and don’t think about it again” I have people around me who support me always asking how…

Choc Mini Bundt Cake

This has quickly become one of my favourite paleo desserts and its so simple to make, that even I could do it. its a spinoff of another recipe and rather than making a full sized bundt cake my sister had some mini bundt cake tiny around so we decided to use them and they worked…

Tales of a Procrastinator

I’ve been procrastinating my whole life. It first started at a young age, my mother would  sit next to me when I was doing my homework to keep me focused on the task at hand and that’s still a problem today. The last few weeks I’ve been so busy with my retail job that my…