Audition passed – First leading role!
In the past, I’ve been interested in acting, however the results I had gotten were either unpaid or as an extra. Yes, there were some brighter moments as well.
Not too long ago, I decided to try and “step up my game” and find more important roles (or at least better paying ones).
Consider that I have no real acting training other than a few short givings of advice from people with experience. I have no agent, no “professional” headshot, and no comp card.
So, the other day I decided to shoot out a bunch of emails and see what could be shaken out of the tree of results. No, at that time I didn’t apply The Secret. I was merely running on the old track of the law of averages.
A couple days later I got a return message for a short film giving me an appointment for an audition. When I arrived, I didn’t remember which project it was. I had it confused with another. Therefore, I wasn’t sure why I was there. I thought it might be for a lesser role, as the production team was casting for 2 separate shorts at the same time.
Shortly before being called in, I realized that I may have to actually read on camera. This is when I decided to apply The Secret. It was kind of too late to turn back at that point.
With The Secret being focused on visualizing the end result, I focused over and over on one thing: their calling me and congratulating me on getting the part.
I went in and I read on camera for them – two directors, a few misc., and 27 interns from around the world. Yikes! Not the most comfortable situation in my experience.
When I finished, the director said, “Excellent! It is so refreshing to see two people (me and the other I read with) so passionate about their craft. Great job.”. Are you kidding me? Remember, I’ve had no official training. This film has international distribution as well.
So, in less than 24 hours, the team called me and said, “Congratulations. We’ve decided to cast you and the one you read with. There was a great chemistry between the two of you and we’re casting both of you.”
Yikes again! Now what? Simple. I will visualize professional good work and congratulations during and at the end of shooting. I don’t need to worry about the “how”.
This is only one thing that’s happened recently. There are many other things to add, but only so much time to add them.