Monday, 12 November 2012

Getting The Roles

Getting The Roles

I absolutley love the auditioning process. Its so much fun, you get to show who you can be and who you are. Elia Kazan said: "The best and most human parts of me are those, I have inhabited and hidden from the world.  I will work on it, I will raise my voice I will be heard"  I love that and thats what I am about. I will do what I want and need to do for my acting career. So far Im loving every process of it.

I got the role which I thought I had not got. I will be doing a live production of a caribbean mother on the 19th of December. Then March next year I will be filming The Tv Drama series for 6 months. I feel very blessed and thank God for my blessings. I do work hard and im also willing to help others and enjoy the process too.

Saturday gone I went to 2 more auditions. Again I enjoyed them both. The first one I realised that I would not get that role as, I believe they were looking for a young wife to play the role. This was for a short film, the director and producer were really nice people, as are all of the people I have auditioned for so far. The 2nd audition was for me to play a mother role.  This is a very heart felt Short Drama. This morning I got a phone call and was offered the role. I start filming this Saturday. Im very pleased as I really wanted this role. Its about mental health in a teenager. I read the script and had tears in my eyes.

This week I will concentrate on my scripts and prepare for my roles.

Monday, 5 November 2012



Well for the past 2 weeks I have been constantly looking for work. I have been applying for all types of roles. At first I felt a bit out of place not sure what was going to come back. When you first go out into the big wide world of acting, after coming off a course you get this feeling of, yeah but can I really act though! Well those are my feelings anyway.  I was desperate to get out there and do the auditions just to see if I really had what it takes. Also to see if I could cope in an audition. Would my nerves over take me, would I dry, would I run out of the audition. I really had no idea, so I was so desperate to find out what I would be like.

After a few days of solid searching, the auditions started to come through. I got excited everytime I saw an email with an audition request.

My very first one was to actually do the part. I didn't have to do an audition. I got a call and they guy said to me, I really liked your showreel, and would love you to play a small part for me. It was nothing massive as it was for a film competition. I was still very excited and chuffed that I got the role from my Showreel.  The filming was on a saturday, when I got there, I was excited and slightly nervous, but I think more excited. It was improvisation, so I had no idea what part of me I would be divulging. It was at Channel 5 Studios and I was in and out in 5 mins. It was not for Channel 5. I believe the guy worked there so had full use of the facilities. It was fun and I enjoyed the short process. Im not sure if he will use what he did, but he said he liked it!

I had another audition which was improv too. This one was to play a caribbean mother. I was in that role for over an hour. The director, had me playing the role to around 8 others actors including himself. I really enjoyed it. I had to do some research and watch some jamaican films to get my tongue back into the full swing of things. I will admit it was the longest I had ever spoken like that in my life hahaha. I really enjoyed it. I will also admit I expected a call back as he said he really enjoyed it, but I didn't get a call back, I know that is the name of the game. The most important thing for me, was that I came out feeling I had given it 110%. I did not hold back at all.  I was just not right for that part.

I got another call for a meeting for a short film. I was told to come in and read a part and do a monologue for them. I said yes great. Then they said to me, oh yes by the way we have given you the part. We loved your showreel, and just know that this is for you. This is a leading role as an evil school teacher, we would just like you to come in and meet us. I went and met them and they have ordered my uniform and will be sending me the script.   I was very chuffed and shocked. 2 roles from my showreel and an agent.

Saturday just gone was the best audition ever!  I got to the location and the director didn't show up looool.   I got there and rang him as I could not see anywhere, where there would be an audition.  He said he is in a meeting and will be with me in 2 hours or so. I thought ok ill wait. Well me being miss persistent, after waiting for 2 and half hours, I rang him and left 2 text messages. His phone went to voice mail.  You know I was really looking forward to the audition. I love giving what I got, and see for myself what I can give. Its not all over as I spoke with him this morning. He apologised, I forgive him hehe!  Its not over until the fat lady sings!

Now I am in the process of building as much work as possible so I have things to add to my showreel.

Thursday, 18 October 2012



I must say that I am quite pleased with all the good news which is going around right now.  After being on Brian Timoney Actors  course, we have quite a few new actors who have come out and got either agents, or been cast in leading or supporting roles, going on auditions the lot. There is so much going on its amazing.

We can all achieve our dreams and goals, as long as we follow the steps, determination, persistence, belief and hard work.  We all need to believe in something. Whether it be God, ourselves, the universe, whatever it is for each of us, we must believe.

Im most happy about all the good news as most of us never done any acting before going on the course.     We all believe and we are following our dreams.

At times there will be things that we have to do on a daily basis which we may not want to do. I remember watching a bio on P Diddy a long time ago and something he said always stuck in my mind. "Each day there are things which I don't want to do, but which I have to do in order for me to achieve my goals".  We all have to do things we don't like to do, we also do many things which we love to do.

Its usually the things we don't really like to do, which are within the things we love to do, which are the things that get us to our goals.  On saying that. Her is a little video which I loved doing but Im not so happy about putting it out there. Although I believe its one of the things I have to do in order for me to reach my goals!

Angela Walters Actress Monologue Lady Macbeth

Some of us dont like watching ourselves but we have to get used to it, and we have to become thick skinned too.....

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Getting an Agent

After the Showcase I met with the casting directors and agents who attended the showcase.  It was an amazing showcase I had fun and worked with my nerves.

After a couple of glasses of wine and chatter it was time to go home. A few of us had decided to stay together for that night as we knew we would be either high or low!  None of us were sure of what to expect from the showcase non the less, everyone was on a high.

When we all got back together 4 of us, we chatted and laughed and reflected on the evening. We all got interest from agents or film makers so we were all on a high. We all went to the pub the following afternoon had a lovely pub lunch and a couple of drinks. We were basically celebrating the year on the course and a great performance of a showcase.

The following day after that I got to work sending out my thank you for coming emails. The next day I got another agent who wanted to represent me.  On the night there were some interesting parties, after checking everyone out, I chose which one I wanted to go with and Im pleased to say that I got an agent.

A week and a half after the showcase I signed on the dotted line. 2 days later my agent started putting me forward for roles. It felt so good seeing myself being put forward for roles. Now im working hard looking for my own roles and letting the agent also get on with it.

Im looking forward to my auditions which will then turn into jobs!!

Im sure my next blog will be all about my auditons!! fingers crossed....

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

One Year Later

One Year Later

I started with Brian Timoney Actors Studio one year ago.  My last day on the course was very emotional. I met some really amazing people and learned some great things which are now in my tool box for my acting career.

 Although I know its not the end, it is really just the beginning, My emotions come from a place of love and understanding. Being around so many people who are like me, but yet we are all so very different. We have cried together laughed together and danced together!!

At the start of the journey I fell into the unknown.  I was very excited about starting the course. I love learning new things and exploring parts of me, which I had not explored before.

Each month came with new and exciting challenges. There was not a moment of that course that was not beneficial to me.

I was cut off from some of my emotions before. At the age of 25 I stopped crying. I closed off that emotion as I had shed far too many tears in the past, in my opinion. When I started the course, it was a part of my emotion that I had to explore.  I knew what I had to do to bring those emotions back again but I was fearful of bringing it up. I didn't want to allow my self to cry. From the age of 25 I could count how many times I had cried on one hand. That really is not a healthy state to be in.  I saw tears as weakness and giving up. By the 5 month on the course, I learned how to cry again. It was difficult, but once I did it, I found it easy to do as and when needed.  Obviously everything will need more and more practice. I must say I was very chuffed with myself for being able to cry again.

On the last day of the course, the flood gates opened and I could not stop myself from crying. Aye its so good to cry!!

I have learned monologues, I didn't even know what one was before I went on the course. I have learned to show the best bits of me. I can be anything I choose to be for a character. It does not matter how ugly it looks, I enjoy showing it.  Before the course, I probably would have hidden certain things about me, now I say it proud and loud. I do it bold and strong.

I went to LA for 2 weeks as part of the course. I stayed with 8 other actors in one house. We had so much fun and learned much more. We bonded together and have memories forever.

I met Casting Directors, it really is surreal.  Even writing about it, I have to ask myself, did I really do all that in one year. Have I really started the journey of my secret dream wow! Yes I have and yes it all happened. I love life and life loves me!

The next chapter of my life is about to start. What an amazing Journey

Thank you Brian and Natalie Timoney for putting the whole thing together. Thank you Joe, Robbie, Gordon, Siobhan, and Keiran.

Brian Timoney Actors Studio

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Brian Timoney Actors Studio

Showcase Time

I am so excited and privilaged to be showcasing in front of Dan Hubbard Tomorrow, at The Brian Timoney Actors Studio.   It has been one exciting year.

I have learned a lot and gone through so many different emotional experiences. I have learned to cry again which is good, as I think I was cut off in that area of my emotions before. I understand myself more. I accept myself for who I am and how I look, as this is me.

I have learned how to bring out and expose the parts of me, that some may not love, but those who come to see me perform will love to see.

On the course, we have had our headshots done, gone on spotlight and done our showreel. The course has been packed with all kinds of things.

I have met some fantastic people who will be in my life for the rest of my life. Its great being around like minded people who understand what your doing as they are all doing the same as you.

So tomorrow is the day when I showcase My scenes in front of Dan Hubbard.  The course has been amazing and has opened doors for me to help me towards my dream as a very successful actress.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Angela Walters Showreel

I have something to show, so Ill be showing it on my first post.

Its my showreel which was done around 2 months ago. I decided when I took this exciting path of mine to keep it under my belt as much as I could until I was near the end. I did not want to be confronted with any negativity about my choice in life. As we all know there are people who wish us well, and people who do not. Now that I am at the end of my training and its time for me to start looking for work, I wanted to share my work with the world. Well my showreel for now!