It's hard to say everything that's happened in nine months, but I guess that's how long it's been. I could bullet point, but that wouldn't do justice to the slog that's been the better part of the last year of my life.
The crowdfunding campaign for Scenes ended. We raised the remaining funds for principal photography through private investors, and calling in more favors than I thought possible. We amassed an incredible team. We went through countless rewrites, looked at over 5000 actor resumes, and cast 59 principal roles for the premiere feature film from our production company, First Circle LLC.
Had some small things here and there. More stuff with Discovery ID, a couple SAG-ULB featured and supporting roles.
Took a few great classes here and there, trying to stay sharp.
Had a bit part on the new Emily Blunt vehicle, The Girl on the Train, directed by Tate Taylor. Wonderful team, and informative to me to see how films function on the highest level of production.
Sound designed two full length off-broadway plays, one at The Paradise Factory, the other at The Robert Moss Theatre.
I've been lucky enough to have been taken under the wing of an experienced producer, who has been acting as a mentor of sorts. His advice has been invaluable.
Acted in a webseries about young orthodox Jews looking for love. It blew up and has surpassed any expectations I may have had; the first episode went live three weeks ago, we've gotten over 55k views in that time. The second episode has since wrapped principal photography. I was featured in Backstage magazine where I gave a little blurb about it.
As I'm writing this, PM has turned to AM and we have entered the final day of principal photography for Scenes From the Underground. Unbelievable. I don't know what to say. I've never worked on something so hard for so long. When all is done, I will be the executive producer, as well as one of the leading actors, on an incredibly ambitious feature film. It still hasn't hit.
Auditions come and go. Sometimes I book, sometimes I don't. If I could see myself now from where I was five years ago, I would be proud.
I've learned a lot.
Already trying to line up the next project. Next steps. Momentum is powerful, so I'll do my best to stay out of the way.