If you’ve been visiting my site you’ve probably noticed I haven’t been updating it much. I’m mostly sharing things here and there through social media. Well, at least for today, that’s gonna change! A lot’s been going on since so I’ll try and stick to covering a few highlights.
Since the last update, I’ve had great times working with friends on independent projects and have plans to work on more soon, and possibly on a webseries as well! Intentionally keeping this vague as I’m not the biggest fan of talking about things before I get in front of the camera.
Speaking of indies, I’ve also made new friends working on films I’ve booked. I played the lead in one called “Newborn“. Although I can’t say much about it as it’s not yet released, I can say its message is very relevant for our times. Also, I can share this still from it!
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Halfway through last year’s summer I got my full motorcycle license along with my own bike! I’ve really been loving riding, and I’m so glad I decided to go for it and get one. Not only is it more efficient in terms of space you take up on the road, gas economy, free street parking here in Toronto, but it’s just so much fun.
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Also it’s a great way to practice being present and in the moment. No distractions like a radio, GPS navigation, your phone (hands free calls only of course)… I mean, you can set those things up, but I haven’t and sort of like it that way. It’s more of a focused experience, which can really tie into acting actually.
Back in April of this year, I posted this video which got such a strong response from my friends. I don’t really want to give anything away in case you haven’t seen it yet…and because it would ruin the point of it. So here it is if you’re interested in checking it out!
Another film I worked on was a Canadian-European feature film shot in Montreal called “The Perfect Kiss” in which I play a supporting role, specifically the love interest of the lead and it should be in theaters around this Christmas/holiday season.
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Did I say it was a romantic comedy? I was laughing at some funny and sometimes quite clever moments when reading the script…and really look forward to seeing how it all turns out!
Although working on set is a great blessing, I’ve come to a have a certain mindset regarding my career; above getting parts, above getting auditions, I want to just do my thing and get better. Whether working on scenes in or out of class, helping people with their scenes and self tapes, or any other acting related work, I’m content, without having to be on set. Of course when that happens, great! However, it’s the work itself, whether or not I’m getting paid, and the growth, that I’m interested in the most.
Speaking of, somewhat recently, LB Acting Studio, where I’ve been studying non-stop for the last few years, shared some work I did in class. Check out the scenes below if you’re curious!
We also recently celebrated my acting coach Lewis Baumander’s 45 years in the business! I’m so grateful to have him as a mentor in my life. He’s turned out to be so much more than an acting teacher to me.
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Well, there’s definitely a lot that I left out but I wanted to at least take the time to share and reflect on a few things. I’ll keep up with the occasional updates on social media for now and thanks for the interest in my career!