Saturday, December 26, 2009

The problem with Woman

Woman- The play that's killing me softly
So me being all ambitious and such decided that I was going to write a play based on the Lysistrata and have it done by January.
What was I thinking?
I'm writing this play and am constantly thinking it's not good enough. I'm not exploring the characters enough. I don't have enough songs. The characters are flat and not getting the breadth and dimension they so deserve.
That being said, I can't stop writing it otherwise I'll be labeled a quitter by... Myself. And that's just not cool...
Is it?
Oh please tell me it's cool to quit. That would be AWESOME.

I mean, I got this.
One play coming right up.
Hope my leading lady can memorize lines like no ones business...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dark Rising: The savage tales of Matti McLean

I was fine until I read Doug's blog, then the horrible, horrible truth hit me all at once like a snowball filled with delicious rocks.
It's almost over.
My first major tv AND movie role, (Ironically the same part) is almost done, and that is just incredibly depressing.
The whole cast and crew of Dark Rising has been such a huge, HUGE blessing to me and what they've allowed me to do (get away with) is really mind blowing. For instance, I highly doubt many directors would let you write scenes for your character, much less write an entire episode. Andrew has been awesome, and I've realized how quickly I've grown too close to the cast and the crew of this series. Everyday on set has been a pleasure and it's just been wonderful.
Now I guess I just have to keep writing eh?
Dark Rising: The Savage Tales of Summer Vale is due to begin airing in June, (June really? I mean there IS a halloween and Christmas episode... ANYWAY...) and the movie Dark Rising 2: Summer Strikes Back is due out in September.
Trust me when I say I'll be giving you regular updates. Exciting isn't it? :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

So I have to write this play for January... but I have not wrote it yet.
That is a good question.
My life has gone from absurdly busy to completely open.
And suddenly I'm finding it hard to do anything.
Why is it that the more stuff you have to do, the more stuff you feel you can get done?
Or is that just me?
I'm just a little... lost?

It's going to be a play about... women. That's all I got so far.
Well I'm lying again, but trust me, this story is going to be quite a bit more interesting then even I'm giving it credit for!
I hope...
We shall see.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Dark Rising Truth

So, there's this movie called Dark Rising.

If you haven't seen it, I have to recommend it to you. Not because it's the best movie ever made. Not because Brigitte is hot on the cover (yes Andrew, I said it) Not because of any superficial reason really...
But because of these people, I am acting again.

To prove how long it's been since I posted regularly on this perhaps I should take a step back.
Two summers ago- I moved to Toronto to try to act. In the process, the agency I was with fell apart, the only acting job I found was with a small home movie and I went broke by working one shift a week at EB Games. (If that)
In all I came back home deciding to push the idea of acting out of my mind and just focus on going back to school. It was good for the first year, but I still missed acting.
As a result I went and tried to get two plays that I wrote going, but both fell apart before we could really get the shows on the road. Feeling defeated, agitated and frustrated I decided to just put theatre out of sight and out of mind.
However, this fall everything changed.
I actually began to work through a couple things. I was feeling frustrated with school, which unfortunately hasn't dissipated fully, although it has improved. Something I must talk about next time. Remind me? But after some small things, (and not so small things like Love*Fool), I found a little advertisement for an audition.
Thinking nothing of it, I auditioned for a movie called Dark Rising 2: Summer Strikes Back.
And they liked me.
I mean they REALLY liked me.
The coolest thing is they liked me enough to hire me. But not only that. They liked me enough to help me get my full ACTRA (The Canadian Screen Union)
They've taught me so much, given me more, and really fueled the fire for my acting again. It's pretty wicked awesome cool.
I can't wait to share more with y'all but needless to say things are looking up. Which is just awesome.
Later everyone!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Being Unstuck

For the longest time I have felt stuck.
I have felt no need to update this blog for the longest time because I have had no need to.
There has been no need to express myself as nothing has happened.
But now, I feel there are a few things I need to express.
1. Dark Rising- and the tale of the awesomeness
If you haven't seen the movie Dark Rising, you should definitely check it out. And I have no ulterior motive for saying this.
Full story to come soon ;) It's a good one
2. Glee
This show is my ultimate guilty pleasure. I want to be on it. I want to be it.
Yes I know the writing is not up to par. But it's still charming. It's a great little show, ten times more exciting then the other shows that exist today. Well that's not entirely true... but it's still fun.
3. Books
I'm writing again! I restarted my invisible war trilogy and dividing it into a five part mini-series.
More on that to come...

Yeah... I guess this equivocates to a teaser.
But trust me... things get good.