Another year is about to fade away like those words in the Star Wars intro.
Ok, ok..I’ll stop with the sci-fi geekiness!
At the end of every year, I finish entering notes into my acting ‘log book’, which keeps track of my career highs and lows, and hopefully some encouraging milestones. I realized I’ve been doing this for over 10 years now, starting in 2004. I wish I had started in the late 90’s when I got serious about acting and enrolled in my first acting classes. Those were some interesting years, developmentally anyways. Hindsight. Oh well. But that’s ok – things didn’t start really happening until 2004 when I got my first imdb credit as an actor. Ahh, I remember how proud I was! Happy moment. :)
So, in a nutshell I went from dabbling in theatre in Germany -> extra on film sets in California -> acting training in earnest -> student films -> supporting roles in short films -> main roles in short films -> supporting and main roles in indie feature films -> writing and producing my own scripts -> making my first short film -> developing my next short film! Yay!
I might not be a celebrity or a known actor. I might not be a name, yet. I might not be the youngest and prettiest anymore. I might not be the best at schmoozing and kissing ass. But I got the three big “P”s in my corner: Persistence, Professionalism and Passion! (Just ask my agent, heh)
Like I always say…it’s the journey, man, not the destination!
So this year wasn’t too shabby on a creative level. Did my art thing, sold a few pieces, got some props, did some acting, completed my first short film and got it into a few film festivals. Did some more writing and started my next big project, a horror comedy short film.
Setting new goals and dreams and aiming for new milestones in 2016. May they all come true for you and me!
So, in closing out this year….
Have a happy, healthy, fun and prosperous New Year 2016, filled with light, love and life! Cheers!