I'm so happy to say I've hit the ground running here in Los Angeles. We're about one month in and just this morning I had a production meeting about a music video I'm acting in that's shooting Easter Weekend. I always joke that I am perpetually cast as the free spirit and the "Other Woman" but it's true and always fun to play. In this one I'm the "Other Woman" who happens to destroy my sister's marriage. The company filming is great and I just got the track today. It makes me wish I spoke Spanish so I understood it a bit more!
Also had a headshot shoot near the end of last week and got the shots back today! Keep an eye on the Studio Shots page, as I'll be uploading more in the coming days but here are a few outtakes that I absolutely love!
Jamie was so much fun to shoot with (click on her name to see more of her fabulous work!) and I'm excited to be collaborating with her again this week for a Mad Men themed shoot! I'll have to work out wardrobe for that one tomorrow and I'll be missing Oscar Perez's mad makeup skills, but there will be a bunch of great actors and models there and Jamie's keen eye!
We've also begun filming the web series! The scripts are amazing and having a nice camera seems like half the work is done. I guess that leaves me to live up to the potential of this creation! I promise it'll be funny! We've already shot part of the first episode and I can't wait to get going on the rest! I'll be sure to post when it goes live!
Okay, logic tells me to go to sleep, but I'm going to leave you with one more photo (because I'm nice like that). Jasmine and I did our shoots together (at our request. Jamie was SUPER accommodating!) and we had a bit of fun at the end of the session grabbing some shots together:
After an amazing year in Australia, I am back in the States and working hard! I took December and January to do some serious travel around Australia and managed to do a nice loop and even popped down to New Zealand for a week! I made a lot of new friends and saw brilliant things. Between the laneway cafes of Melbourne, the night dive in Perth, the sheer scenery of Tasmania and New Zealand, and the people I adore in Sydney, I know I have to go back.
Upon my return to the States, I stopped in Chicago for a few days to see as many of my friends there as I could (and some old clients, of course!), then went up to Wisconsin to pick up my dog and as much of my stuff as I could fit in my car, and hit the road for California.
I arrived in Los Angeles on Valentine's Day with nowhere to live and no idea how I was going to pay rent, with my savings pretty much empty. But I have friends and a lot of determination :) I spent the first week crashing in the spare room of a friend's cousin out in Riverside. Within the week I'd met two guys who were also friends of friends of friends and we secured a place! I may be sleeping on an air mattress on the floor, but having a place to call my own again is absolutely lovely!
I'm happy to report that after less than a month in this city that is known for eating people's dreams, I have a routine I am loving (including weekly hikes in Runyon with the pup!) and have not only booked a gig, but am also creating a webseries with a friend from Chicago. The casting notices can be absolutely awful for women (most of them I am getting right now are for naked dead bodies...) and Megan and I are turning that frustration into a hilarious series. We're still in the early stages of that, so stay tuned!
Alright, I'm off to go improvise with some friends. Not a bad way to spend a Thursday night if you ask me :)
Megan is an actress in the Los Angeles area. These are her adventures!