This summer is SLOW. I’ve had some auditions and callbacks peppered in here and there, but the industry (at least for me) is pretty calm right now. So what does an actor that never stops working do when the work is not in progress? She travels and works on her own stuff!
Right now, I am approximately 1 day away from completing my short film, Priscilla. Fortunately, after securing the rights to a song from a band I love, the final pieces of the film came together beautifully. Once I finish the credit roll, I send it to be color corrected and that baby is finished! So exciting! It’s not really my cup of tea to have a film take 7 years to complete, but that is the journey this film took. I won’t make the same mistakes on the next one.
In the meantime, I will be editing the lifestyle shoot photos I had taken of me in the woodshop and at the piano a month or so ago. I also have an outrageous amount of travel coming up. I’ll be climbing Mt Whitney in July as well as traveling the PacNW. It’s great to have travel and events outside of acting to recharge your soul and get you out of the intensely narrow bubble that is the industry.
Now that I have Priscilla (almost) up on the completed works board, I’m ready to dive into a new script. I’ve been hesitant to put too much into other projects while Priscilla was dangling, but now is a great time to form the pieces on new ideas, and have an answer to the ubiquitous “what are you working on now” that will inevitably arise when people view Priscilla.
I’m still dying to do a musical (not helped WHATSOEVER by the Tony’s last night) so am scouring the job listings, hoping to find one that interests me. I suppose now would be a good time to get moving on some more kitchen cabinets in the woodshop as well. Don’t let the grass grow under your feet when the industry slows down, actors! There’s plenty of opportunity for you to grow your craft and nurture your artists soul if you have the motivation to work for it.