As 2011 fades into the mists of time and 2012 springs, Bambi like, into the face of today (don’t start!), it’s time to reflect on the year past and look forward to the year ahead.
And it’s been a hell of a year! In 2011 I;
- Was cast in 3 short films (2 of which are now complete).
- Performed on stage in “Whiff Whaff” and directed another play for “Theatre Uncut”.
- Reprised my role as the Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland” at the Hebden Bridge Festival in West Yorkshire.
- Performed improv at Contact Theatre in Manchester.
- Auditioned on The West End and for a Hollywood director.
- Was chosen to audition for leading roles in “Merlin and the Legend of King Arthur” and “Much Ado About Nothing”, among many others.
- Published my first showreel.
- Wrote sucessful play scripts for Morph Films and Rough Magic Theatre.
- Created VideoTim, a YouTube channel dedicated to new original monologues.
- Secured both a performing agent and a voice over agent.
- Attended various equity and networking events, including the recent innaugral gathering of a brand new branch in North Lancashire (more on that later).
- Became a columnist for Frost Magazine.
- And began writing this blog.
Whew! I hadn’t quite realised just how busy last year had been.
But that was 2011; What about 2012?
Well you never know what the future is going to bring but it is my hope that, with renewed hard work and determination, things will really begin to take off.
I’ve already got performances at 3MT in Manchester on the cards as well as workshops for Red Ladder Theatre in Leeds. I’ll be visiting the BBC studios at Media City in Salford soon and completing a significant series of articles for Frost Magazine.
But what else would I like to do this year? Let’s throw caution to the wind and set out my stall for the year ahead;
- I’m still very keen to work with the team at Big Finish Productions, an audio drama company that I’ve admired for many years.
- I’m hoping to build on my relationships with regional theatres in Lancaster, Leeds, Manchester and across Yorkshire and Lancashire. There are a few companies that I’m particularly keen to work with, including the brilliant Pilot Theatre, Northern Broadsides and (if they’ll have me!) Forced Entertainment.
- I’d like to get more comic material on my showreel as it’s a little short on range.
- Training ambitions this year include Horse Riding and Fencing.
- And I’m looking for my first mainstream TV and movie roles in 2012!
You never know what’s around the corner in this job; I was contacted about a presenting gig for Disney the other week.
Let’s see what 2012 has in store!