Well it’s been a hell of a year – and it’s not over yet!
First up: New Showreel and Headshots ahoy!
I loved doing these new scenes and it’s taken me AGES to edit them into my reel in a way that I’m satisfied with. That’s mainly “Hunted”s fault.
With new material available older material was shown the door. “A Life Like Mine” has a comedy replacement so that goes. “Date Night”,… well, while I love the scene I don’t look nearly that thin any more so: gone. But I wanted to keep “Hunted” – the car scene.
My difficulty was one of quality: the age of the clip is reflected in the quality of the image: a grainy 720p in an old TV aspect ratio. I initially removed it entirely but found that my Showreel felt hollow and 2D without it so I went hunting for the original DVD. Happily, I still had it.
Ripping the footage fresh, the scene impressed me – it’s a good performance! But the quality was still iffy. Enter an online AI tool called Aimages which I used to repair the image, fish out smudged detail and upscale the 720p footage to shiny new 1080p!
I still look like that (plus a beard and ‘tache) and it’s another “type” for the reel so back in it goes!
Since we last spoke I’ve been springing up and down to London for an audition and callback on dishwashing tablet commercial (there’s a story – and something of a rant – about that,… for another time).
I’ve also taped an audition for Sky1’s thriller “Cobra” and was recalled for another Commercial down in Media City.
Discussions continue on further developing and touring “Seven Songs of Love” in 2023.
We’ve also been chatting to our producer about funding for “The Secret Keeper”, though that has to wait for the BFI’s next funding round in March. Fingers crossed there!
Will there be anything else to report before Christmas? Well, things tend to tail off as we race to Yuletide so it may be 2023 before I have anything more to announce. Let’s see, shall we?