I found myself in another industrial shoot this week. That makes two in one week, which isn’t bad at all. I also had an audition for KMART this morning, which made for an all-around, acting kind of day.
My agent called me for this industrial on Monday and asked if I was available Wednesday and Friday. Since I had already booked the Volkswagen shoot in Minnesota for Wednesday, I told him that I could only do it on Friday. I’m not used to saying “no” to my agent and I apologized, but he was happy that I was booking gigs. About an hour later, he called me back and told me that they moved the shoot to Thursday and Friday. I’m not sure if they moved the entire shoot because of me, but it would be cool if they did. I’ve never been in such high demand and over the last few weeks, that’s exactly how it’s been. It makes me feel good, as if everything that I’ve been hoping, praying, and working towards is starting to happen. I definitely ain’t complaining!
What was cool about this project was that it was a direct booking. I didn’t have to audition for it or anything! My agent submitted my headshots and resume, the client liked it, and that was that. These are the best kinds of jobs because pretty much it comes down to if you’re available and if they client want you. If both sides are a yes, you got the gig and that’s what happened to me here. And it was for a two-day shoot too which was like icing on the cake!
Set life was very chill, laid back, and fun. It was only me and two other actors, Ari and Anthony. Since we all belonged to the same agency, we chatted about our acting adventures as well as anything else we could think of. I’ve said it before, but it’s really great to be around people who have the same goals as I do. Since they were actors too, they understand the business, auditions, and balancing a work schedule. They were relatable and all-around the kind of people I enjoy working with. They were super friendly and we talked as if we’ve known each other for years. We laughed, ate, took pictures, and added each other on social media.
In one of our last scenes, the crew was taking awhile to set up so the rest of us were just chatting. I really do believe that the director was filming us while we were laughing and talking and probably will use that footage in the end. It just proves how genuine we were with each other.
There was very little pretending involved when you’re talking with friends and I’m glad I was apart of this shoot, if for no other reason, but to make two new friends.