Sunday, April 15, 2012

Help me move to LA!!

Hey all!! I am so excited, Mike and I have finally decided to move to LA!! I have been getting decent work in the Bay Area, but I really want to focus more on my film and television career and a little less commercially. I have an agent waiting to start booking me on gigs as soon as I move down there (she's even help me scout for housing) so I want to get going right now, but I know that's not quite possible. So I started a Fundrazr! I am asking any one out there who could just put a little money towards my dream. I have been aspiring to this point in my life since I was 9 years old and I played Golde in Fiddler on the Roof. My life-long dream comes down to whether or not I can get some help financially to get down there. Mike and I have been struggling to keep ourselves fed up here, but we are working our asses off for peanuts up here (which I'm willing to do if my career progresses from it). But I'm at a standstill. I've applied to most of the agencies in SF and nearly all of them have denied me. I'm still waiting on 2 of them. And since LA wants me, I want to go there and find my fortune. I don't want to look back on these years and regret them. Please help!!!!

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Itching to move...

Ever since I've focused myself entirely on acting instead of acting and modeling, I haven't been as busy or feeling as productive. Yesterday I auditioned for the Kaiser Permanente Educational Touring job and filmed a short. The short was awesome!! We shot at Laney College and I played a kidnapped wife who had been drugged and was getting felt up by a gangster. The grittiness of it was really awesome :-D Plus I got to shoot with BigSpence, whom I had met and gotten to know slightly on a 1-day shoot for the TV show 'Frontline.' Then on Saturday I'm going to be an extra in 'Now Hiring' in Roseville on Saturday. Just a short shoot, but I'm bringing my new business cards and I'm hoping to make some new friends! :)
I just booked a web-series that will be featured on youtube! I'll include the link here after it's uploaded. I'm also getting to audition for the film they are producing as well.
I'm still doing stuff in voice-acting of course! I've just sent in about 6 auditions (I almost wrote half dozen, but then I realized that was a heck of a lot longer than '6') I've also been given 3 different roles in various video games and audiobooks so I'm building up experience with voice-overs and editing said voice-overs. I also lament some websites not sending emails if I get a response to a post or get an email. I was emailed 2 weeks ago on some random website asking if I could do voice-acting for their film and I just found it tonight. Blegh
So anywho, Mike just made me a yummy ham sandwich so I'm going to go eat it. I'm super excited for the upcoming opportunities, please keep positive thoughts for everything! :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Voice Acting and some good/bad news....

I have some amazing news! An agency in LA called and we had a meeting in LA. This led to her telling me that she couldn't represent me until I lived in LA. She explained why-she could get me 2-3 auditions a day nearly every day, but that would mean I would have to be in LA full time or else I would start looking bad. And right now that's just not financially possible. Mike does have a part-time job and I have occasional gigs, but we can only pay for rent (sometimes not even that) and we feed ourselves 2-3 times a day. I knew I was in for this-the whole starving artist thing, but I wish my career was more productive in SF. I have to keep reminding myself it doesn't just have to do with my look or my acting ability. And that I've only been in the Bay Area for less than a year. But since I KNOW I have gigs waiting for me in LA, I want to be there SO BAD!!
Every option for moving down there has crossed my mind:
-Ask a friend if I can crash on their couch for a few weeks and audition for gigs left and right until I can make some money
-Make a few grand (lotto?? I'm almost considering going to amateur night at the strip club. If you're a family member, you didn't read that though!) and get a car and an apartment in North Hollywood
-Wait for a few more weeks, months, however long until we've made enough money to move down there. At this rate, it probably won't be for about another year.

But for now it's just another part of a dream that I've been trying to make happen since I was 9.

I am making advances in my voice-over work though! I just voiced 2 video games today and I auditioned for 6 other VO gigs. I finally figured out how to edit with Audacity so I've been having some fun with it! I might post a clip of a Dr. Horrible song I did all the parts for, hehe. :)

Tomorrow I'm auditioning for Kaiser Permanente's educational touring program at 11:20. A different avenue that I'm trying. And then later tomorrow, I'll be filming a short at Laney College. On Saturday I'll be an extra in 'Now Hiring' which sounds pretty fun! After that I'm pretty free though :)