Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Summer Time

Summer Time

This time of year is the best time. People are always so much more happier, unless of course its xmas!
We all love the sun and when you live in the uk, you cherish it more when it comes, as it does not come out with the heat that often.  What does that mean for us Actors?  Well well it means we could potentially get more work. The sun is shining and film makers want to film. Directors are more happier so there are more castings for us all.

This is when we need to make sure we are really up to speed with our marketing. We need to be seen.

We need to make sure our spotlight our imdb pages our social media pages are all up to scratch and up to date.

Please excuse the short blog, I just wanted to highlight a few things!

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Theives of Children Slovakia

Last Scenes

I am filming my last scenes this week in Slovakia. Where I am playing a social worker. Its a Tv Drama Series called, Thieves of Children. It is based on a true story, about a Slovakian couple who had their children taken from them, by the British Social Service whilst living in the uk. Its a very interesting story. When I read the script I cried. Its very touching. 

I'm new to the acting world and so far I'm loving it. Being on the Set for Thieves of Children made me feel like a child in the play ground. I felt so alive. when Im acting and the cameras are rolling I believe I go into a place of ME. I know I could do this forever. I get all excited. When a scene is all over I really wish it wasn't. I want to work 16 hours a day acting. 6 day a week, travelling all over the world. 

I got looked after very well in Slovakia, Im looking forward to going back next week. Its only for one more days shooting then my scenes are all over. Its funny, I had so much fun that when I came back home, it was like, oh nooooo, is this it!! haha I know that this is the perfect career for me. I know it wont be all plain sailing. Ive heard how hard this industry can be. Right now I'm having fun. I do know that when Im not working on set, I will have to make sure whatever it is I'm doing is related to the industry in some way. 

I'm meditating daily for me to be able to work consistently and be in the place I love. Doing what I love. 

Just waiting for this to be added to my IMDb profile  now.

Friday, 11 January 2013

2013 and marketing

Happy New Year to you all. Well what does 2013 have in store for all of us. Well lots and lots of marketing of our product, which as an actor, that would be ourselves.

We have to stay on top of things. There is so much to do, what with looking for work, learning lines, remember monologues, sense memory, reading scripts, watching films, drama series, rehearsing, auditioning the list goes on. Marketing is a very very important factor of our acting experience. I have a facebook fan page which I must keep on top of and manage, This blog, my facebook which I need to keep updated, Twitter also  linkedin. There are so many other sites which need to be managed especially sites like Imbd  There are so many sites and updates and information we need to continue with.

Many people will look at what we are doing and start saying that we love ourselves too much or we are showing all our business out there. For those who understand the business will understand that you are your business. We need to get as much exposure as possible so we can get the work. we can not leave it all up to our agents and chance. That is not enough. we have to work as much as we can to get the work and that includes marketing ourselves, so Casting Directors can come across us and use us in their next projects, therefore, market, market market as much as possible.

Im still in the process of working on my showreel. I have done some short films in 2012 which are not ready as yet, but as soon as they are I will be adding them to my showreel. Once that is done, I will be posting it all over facebook and all over my twitter and linkedin pages, and any other pages I can find to market myself.

Im no longer in a business or doing a 9 to 5, I am the business and the 9 to 5 all in one. I have to keep on top of things. We all have to keep on top of things if we want this to work.

I will be putting myself out there as much as possible. I may even get on some peoples nerves, but I don't care. This is my time now. My biggest fans are my 3 children , they love what im doing and im so glad they do. As I raised them and now they have set me free heheee. Im as free as a bird and I love it.

A small glimpse of a short film which I did which will be ready to be shown soon.  I played the mother of a depressed 16 year old.

What's in store for me for 2013. Well i've already done a short film last week, where I played a complaining neighbor, at the end January, I play a grandmother in lincon, and at the end of February I star as Rose Blake in Reasons.  There will be many more projects for this year. 2013 will be a great year for me.  I will keep doing what im doing, thanks to all those that have supported me so far.

Message to my fellow actors and actress, Market, Market Market!!!!

HAPPY 2013