Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Audition: "Yellowtown Monster"

I had an audition last Saturday afternoon for a short film called "The Yellowtown Monster".  The sides were hilarious and I assume the rest of the script is as well.  I went out for the main character, the Monster.  He is 5,000 years old and is good friends with Bigfoot and Loch Ness etc.  He sees how they are getting all of the fame and subsequent success in life and has become very jealous. He decides to take a stab at Hollywood from what I can tell. 

The audition felt really great.  There were a lot of people in the room and I got a lot of laughs from the people on the other side of the table - which is always nice.  I would say a line/monologue one way and I'd receive positive feedback and then receive an adjustment.  "Excellent Phillip!  Now for this next take, instead of saying it like that....try it like..."  And that's what I did. 

I heard about this audition from a friend that I had cast in a previous production I was in.  It's always good to have friends like that! 

I read on someones facebook wall the other day that when you stop focusing on getting auditions and start focusing on building relationships, that is when your career gets a lift.  I'd have to agree with that idea.  Instead of having a mindset of "what have you done for me lately?", it is a lot better for you/friends/the world if you think more along the lines of "I'm going to do this for you and not expect anything in return".  I suppose many of the world's great philosophers, religious icons and leaders of industry have been saying and thinking the same thing all along.  Act because you want to act.  Audition because you love to audition.  Create because you need to create in order to survive. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

I was on TV this past Tuesday...

Here is the link.  Check it out.  I show up around 45 seconds.  Hope all is well.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sans Acting

I haven't had an audition in around 3-4 weeks.  This has made me focus on earning money in real estate and on physical fitness.  We're all set to go to Savannah in 8 days or so.  That has intensified my work ethic over the last few days.  I want to close 2 real estate deals by the time we leave.  I've closed deals at that rate before.  What PhillyRay has done, PhillyRay can do. 

Yesterday I went to the aforementioned "meathead gym" in Astoria.  They have a revamped schedule, which includes (thank you Lord) a Thursday boxing class!  That is the perfect day of the week to have a boxing class with my schedule. The instructor is a grizzled Haitian man named Pierre.  He also has a class on Tuesdays from 730-830 called "Pierre's Torture Camp".  I find that class aptly named.  I'm banged up, dude. 

Today's gripe:  Why is it so hard to get a coffee without sugar?  I supposed I'll have to start reinforcing my order in Spanish....

"Coffee with milk and no sugar, please.  Cafe con leche SIN azucar, por favor....sin azucar."

"Como?  Sin Azucar?"

"Si.  Soy dulce bastantes."

Ah.  The pains of ordering coffee.  Esso si que es....