As I near performing live on-stage again in a musical of all things, I have also had a few more opportunities on the film front.
When doing film or commercials, you always hope a body part ends up in the spot, then you go for a full-face or your whole figure. Next you love it if you actually get a word or a line. Then you hope you get a character. And, finally, a...lead.
Been doing my share of standing around as background, sometimes a hand, other times a back-of-the-head...but have had a few good weeks, here. One of four in a fine student film by a 19-year-old wunderkind out of MCTC. My second project with the kid, and I hope more will follow (he has already talked to me about two other ideas -- which is great when you are an aging character actor).
I managed to pull off another part in a two character script. Something about burying a 17-year-old. The creepo factor could be there, but the script has a nice twist. Marvelous director, again, giving me a short showcase!
Somehow I snuck in a parole officer in a zombie film. A few lines, a nice look.
But the gem is the lead in a film by an MCAD student, basically a future biography of himself. Can I play a total loser well? Have to wait and see. But the three-day shoot has quickly transformed into a five-day shoot due to less than idea weather conditions. Thus, the evils of Minnesota winters and films with outdoor scenes.
But it's not everyday you get to walk around in your underwear, on film. Plus run like an action star, albeit a BIG action star. And shoot a grenade launcher. I can't wait to finish the film as well as see the final produck which will be dropped in its entirety somewhere on my webpage (it will be 12-15 minutes of film, perhaps -- a nice short!)
So I'm now a leading actor on-stage as well as on-screen! Who would've figured?
Not bad for an Old Guy!
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