Seat Belt Audition

I’ve been on the move and hustling a lot of things this week! I had two video auditions, one for a realtor commercial and the second one for the lead in a short film. I also had a voice-over audition for a Subway radio ad. So yeah, lots of stuff going on, which is a good thing. It’s been a slow start to the new year, so I’ll take what I can get.

This week, I had an audition for a seat belt PSA video. It was in Milwaukee, WI and even though that was an hour and a half drive, I was happy for the opportunity. They had audition timeslots throughout the day so I made sure to pick a time around noon that would give time to drive there, audition, and drive back home in time to go to work. I’m happy to say that it all worked out!

I didn’t have any lines to prepare so I made sure to be on time and ready for anything. When I got to the audition location, the assistant greeted me as soon as I opened the door. I was a little thrown off by this, but then she told me that she’s looked at my headshot and resume many times so of course she knew who I was!

They explained to me what was going on. This PSA had a group of four friends driving in a car. One of the guys had his seatbelt on and the other didn’t. They end up getting into a car accident and things escalate from there when one of the friends ends up dead. That was the backstory of it all.

The audition in itself was very active and hands. They had four us pretend to be in the car and they had me the guy with his seatbelt on first and then the guy without it. It was fun and good to be apart of something more on the active side of things. And we shot the audition four or five times so those are more chances for me to be seen.

I felt good afterwards because I feel like I did the best that I can do. Driving home, I felt accomplished that I’ve been blessed with the opportunity and the means to get to Milwaukee and back. I hope the auditioning people appreciate my time and effort to make it and even if I don’t get this one, hopefully they’ll keep me in mind for the next one!

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