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One Man’s Dream (Part 1)

  • January 11, 2018
One Man’s Dream (Part 1)

It was somewhere in Columbia, Pennsylvania, near the Susquehanna River, when I remember watching “The Skeleton Dance,” and “Night On Bald Mountain.” I don’t know if I was sitting on the floor or living room sofa, but I remember dancing skeletons, flying demons, and swirling ghosts all around us.

Memory is a tricky mechanism. Still, I chuckle as I recall that soon after my mother left my dad she became woefully obsessed over his bi-weekend, 80s horror movie marathons with me and my stepsister. As if an animated, satanic alternative was somehow more Christian. Though, one could argue, watching Jason Voorhees smash a coed’s face through a bathroom mirror with such force it embossed the adjoining, aluminum trailer wall in Friday the 13th part… whatever… does leave an impression on a young mind. Read more

At 4am… I’m LA Bound

  • April 8, 2017
At 4am… I’m LA Bound

I just finished packing for my trip to Los Angeles. I thought I’d pause and take a moment to share exactly what the Hell I’m doing and why I’m so excited.

The short answer is a longtime friend from high school, Jeremy Cohenour, has experience helping actors self-tape auditions. In other words, technology has gotten to a level where (in some cases) you don’t even have to physically show up to get the part. Instead, you just need to know how to use technology to audition virtually.

However, like a headshot, you don’t want to simply shoot something on your iPhone and click submit. You want your audition to have a genuine point-of-view and be well produced so a casting director can focus on your performance, not your production skills. Read more