Young Elvis, New Hotness

Hey all,

Back in the swing of things in NY.  Have the head of an Australian production company crashing on my couch, got my demo reel back (you can view it on the video page of this site), networking like a boss.

  • My first paid gig in NY went well.  Not sure when or if I’ll get the footage back, but hey I got paid, so that’s rad.
  • Was invited to a five day free acting workshop due to my good friend Christo Grabowski name dropping me, which was great.
  • Participated in a workshop reading of my friend Dan Mason’s play, finding what lands, finding what needs revision.  A great acting workout.
  • Met with the head of career outreach for Actor’s Equity, a man by the name of Tom Miller.  Got some great info.
  • Went to my first EPA.  Got there early, turns out they’re not taking non-equity that day.  Left my headshot and resume.
  • Getting called in for more auditions, we’ll see how that goes.
  • Got a job with a catering company.  Flexible schedule, decent money.  Sounds good to me.

Biggest thing I’m currently excited for:  I found a casting call for a dream project.  Mick Jagger is directing “Last Train to Memphis”, an Elvis biopic based off the NYTimes best seller by Peter Guralnick.  Now, as some of you may know (and make fun of me for), I played Elvis in a 6th grade play called “Yellow Submarine II”.  It was good fun, I got to sing Jailhouse Rock wearing a white sequined jacket, holding a guitar I didn’t know how to play.  Fast-forward to now:  20th Century Fox is holding an open nationwide casting call for the lead in “Last Train to Memphis”, a 22 year old Elvis just before he breaks through to fame.  It’s a gigantic, nationwide call, so the competition will be in the thousands, but my vocal range and aesthetic are close enough that I’ll have a leg up on most.  I’m 3 inches taller than he was, but that’s not a huge issue.  I should be able to film this bad boy in the next week to ten days, and send it on in.  Nothing like a long shot to get my pulse racing.

It’s like that, and that’s the way it is.  Next!