Looks like I missed a post for July. Two weeks ago, my friend, Luca Patruno, and I made our film short, Climbing Stairs. He organized about everything and even bought lunch. I had the pleasure of working with Brian Osback as DP and Robert Price as the Head of Sound. I was so happy how everything came together and the film looks really good. I never imagined my film on a whim would end up this full-fledged and awesome. The trailer is now available on YouTube and here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFBZDOAb9R4
I am in steady rehearsals for Once On This Island. Be prepared to be blown away by a hurricane of talent. If you are in the area on September 8, the performance will be at 7:30pm. Tickets are free and available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/once-on-this-island-tickets-12300614469
I was also just cast in The Murder Mystery Company’s Phoenix troupe, which is the third highest-grossing murder mystery dinner theatre in the country. It will be an ongoing gig. Additionally, I have an audition for paid fundraiser performances of Oklahoma set on an actual cattle ranch tomorrow.
I have a significant local audition for the film of a web series that I have long wanted to audition for next weekend. I will move forward with finding people to join me with producing The Go-Girls. I connected with director/producer, Jake Katofsky, on Stage 32 for advice about making my feature. It turns out that special effects, location shooting, and the like will make the budget about $200,000, and this does not include publicity and marketing costs. I could have it filmed in Phoenix for less cost than LA, but I really want it filmed in LA. A scene in Third Street Promenade is not feasible for an indie film.
The time for my day job to resume is upon us and I am certain to get some sub assignments this coming week. Quitting the day job is not happening any time soon.