In the Meantime

Hi all,

The Rite of Exorcism has opened it’s theatrical run.  The venue was changed again to Harkins Shea 14 in Scottsdale.  Same run and same website.  I’m going to see it twice; once with the cast/crew and once with my buddy.

I attended the first get-together for the Rebel Film Actors Alliance and Rebel Film Consortium at Manuel’s Fine Mexican Food.  The RFAA helps support paying projects for actors and provides free resources.  You have to pay for membership but that’s cool.  I got a discount because I hadn’t yet received my refund for the Rebel Film acting competition.  I had a good time and got myself talked into writing a feature-length script for a guy new to filmmaking.  He didn’t give me any specifics as to what he wanted, other than not too many locations and no more than six people, so I came up with a random idea.  I don’t think it’s shaping up to be a good script.  It’s just weird.

I went to audition at the callbacks for American Pastorela as I wasn’t able to make the audition date and there was no one there.  Well, I messaged the director and he got back to me and offered me a role!  I accepted but have yet to hear the specifics other than the first read date.  I had auditioned for New Carpa Theatre before and he remembered me.  I didn’t even get a callback for the play Milk Milk Lemonade.  I think my luck just might have changed.

Filmstock went well and I got a lot of compliments on Pick Me!  The films were even better than the last Filmstock and I really liked the work I saw including one film that looked like something on the F/X or Syfy Channel.  I met a reporter for an indie film newspaper and he gave me his card.  It was pretty cool seeing myself on the big screen though I sat there critiquing my performance.  It was such a good opportunity.  I was over the moon and I got to pose for a photo in front of the promotional screen like they do at Hollywood film premieres.  I want to make another film but I’m not sure what or how I’ll pull it off.  My magnum opus, La Famille, is a long ways from completion.  I have been telling people about it but I feel silly doing it.

That’s the definitive report so far.  I got 13 views.  How about making it triple digits?  Come on now.

Double Feature

Hi all,

I have another film engagement involving my work coming up this Thursday.  My film, Pick Me!, will be playing at the Filmstock Festival, this Thursday, October 13 at the Pollack Tempe Cinemas.  Doors open at 6:30pm and the show begins at 7pm.  Tickets are available now at http://www.filmstockfilmfestival.com/

In other news, the venue for The Rite of Exorcism has changed to the Harkins Cinemas at Tempe Marketplace and Arrowhead Junction.  The site is still http://theritephoenix.com   And the dates have changed to October 21-27, a bit different than the original run.

I didn’t get into The Man in the Black Pajamas.  It would have been a great show to be part of.  I didn’t get into Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) either.  Coming up, I am auditioning for another play from New Carpa Theatre.  I wasn’t able to make the audition this Thursday because of Filmstock, but they are allowing me to come to their callbacks to audition on Sunday.  I am very glad that they could accommodate me.

My Masquerade debut at Saboten Con went great.  I was dressed up as an original character from the Bleach anime series and I performed a skit.  There was a challenge with my audio as I didn’t know how to record a viable CD voice-over.  So the head ladies introduced me to Audacity, a free program that does audio recording, and they were able to fix it.  Anyhow, the crowd loved my skit.  Then the next day, I met up with a friend of mine for the Anime Voiceover Competition.  She loves to record anime voiceovers.  For the competition, they choose many of the contestants from video auditions and some by random choice from the crowd via raffle tickets.  Well, they called my ticket number and I got to compete.  The event was hosted by the famous duo of Rice and Haggis and they have you dub over lines from an actual anime just like they do in the studio.  I was the runner-up for the ladies and I was in complete shock when they announced my name.  And I won awesome prizes and all the winners got a photo with Rice and Haggis themselves!  Now that was a great weekend!

I just joined the Rebel Film Actors Alliance, one of the groups that Friars Lantern Entertainment oversees.  They have a filmmakers consortium in which members pay monthly dues for access to equipment and film resources and fellowship as well.  The RFAA is similar for actors and exists to support paying work for actors and proper treatment.  I might have the biggest breakthrough of all coming just around the corner.