Last Wednesday I had an audition for a short film called One Night More, and I thought it went pretty well. I went in, presented the short side that they had provided in the way that I had prepared, they asked for a departure from that, I did the scene again with very noticeable difference (even if I wasn’t as happy with it as I was the prepared take, at least I had shown different choices) and that was it. That’s all it ever is.
In fact, that was more than you get in a lot of auditions. And it makes you really think, what industry have I really signed up for? When you are removed from the nitty gritty of the acting industry, all you think is “If you’re a good actor, you will get good part, right?” Wrong. So wrong. Just getting into that room is one of the biggest hurdles you have to get over, and it sometimes becomes a game of who has that casting director met before. When you are without formal representation, this process can be made infinitesimally more difficult. Getting that call in to an audition for a short with no funding almost didn’t seem to matter, because I HAD GOTTEN CALLED IN!
In the end, I was not right for the part they had called me in for, but because I went in, did the best I could, and prepared the same way I would for a lead in a feature length across form George Clooney, they decided they would still like to work with me, and asked if I would be interested in a much smaller role in the film. I am very pleased to announce that I have accepted the role and am very excited to be working with Louis Holder Films on this project.
More updates to come as production commences.