I should be getting the rushes of the scenes I filmed for “A Life Like Mine” this week. With these in hand, I’ll be putting together a new showreel very soon – keep a weather eye out!
So how did the filming go? I had three scenes to shoot and all were completed in the space of a day. Location shooting took place at the University of York’s frighteningly expensive-looking new Media Campus. Only completed last year, the whole place looked so new that I was scared to sit anywhere in case I scratched something.
Cue “it wasn’t like this in my day” grumblings.
But it was a great shoot for a fantastic team of film makers. My scenes were shot with former Coronation Street regular,and two-time rear of the year (No I didn’t look!), Scott Wright. Charming fella and a good laugh – we now tweet,… it’s the 21st century “Let’s stay in touch!”
It was a comedic set of scenes, which will be nice for my (currently) comedy-lite showreel. If the raucous laughter of the crew after each take is anything to go by, the producers should have a hit on their hands.
In other news, I’m now a month into my TV acting course with Beverley Keogh and I’m enjoying it immensely. I’ve found it incredibly useful in fine-tuning my screen technique and, as an actor who has worked and trained for the stage before now, I feel sure that this will help me to stand out in future screen castings. I’ll be blogging about my work on the course over the next few weeks.
I’d say this though: never be afraid to keep training and improving, as an actor. If you’re a professional, you’ve got to keep working to be the best you can be and not rest on your laurels. The industry is full to the brim of laurel-resting actors who think that, now they’ve graduated, the work should fall in their laps.
It won’t. You’ve got to work hard to get anywhere in this industry and I’m putting that work in.
See you next time!