Getting The Reef… Break.

Researching a role is key, but do you research the project before going in?. A few weeks ago I went for an audition for a tv series, out of sheer habit I didn’t read into the project just the role. I went into to read for it and only after I left and went to…

Lessons Still To Be Learned

Over the last few weeks things have been picking up and I’ve been auditioning a lot more and booking in more gigs. But just a few days ago I learned a valuable lesson. I can’t say what the role was but what I can say is it was a TVS and the audition consisted of…

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…

YouTubing

Starting to make YouTube content, I realise that it takes a certain amount of artistic vision, patients and a lot of time to edit footage make it look and sound the way you want. My content is basically skit videos for YouTube, learning how to edit in the process and learning how to film content…

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 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…

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…