Last Minute Actor

As strange as it sounds this blog is not about me being late to every acting job or me being the next Jack Bauer (I wish). In fact it’s the opposite, lately I’ve come to realise that all the roles I’ve been getting have actually been at the last minute, sometimes because the person originally…

Deflated

lately I’ve had a little hardship in life that has made me loose focus on my internal compass. I want to focus whole heartily on acting but in the same thought I don’t want to be working a retail job the rest of my life but I don’t really have any other skills to fall…

Acting, ill.

The last few weeks have been a real test for me, its the first time I’ve been really sick to the point it started to affect my acting/auditioning, prior to getting sick I was working by day, shooting a film by night for I don’t even know how long but as I took a second…

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…

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…

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…