Did you see me on Fargo last night? Here’s the long path I took to get there. My first serious acting gig was when I was eight or nine years old. I was to play the absent-minded professor, a major character in one of those end-of-year school productions where every grade had to put on … Continue reading My absent-minded journey to Fargo
I worked on my first international production today, and it was a great experience. A US/Canadian set with a very talented group of people. Observation: most of the people running the show (ADs, etc.) are women. This pleases me. A large percentage of the crew is female. As I only appear in one scene in … Continue reading In front of the camera again
I've been remiss in keeping my followers up to date on what's happening this year. In the beginning of the year I worked on a student film called Joy To The World, in which I played the boss of a Mall Santa agency, which refuses to hire the actual Santa Claus, because his résumé isn't … Continue reading Theatre, film, web series and voice acting updates
Two years after playing the lead in a theatre production of Move Over, Mrs Markham, I am happy to announce that I have been cast in a supporting role in Run For Your Wife, also produced by Morpheus Theatre. When I auditioned, I specifically asked for a smaller role, due to the time commitment and … Continue reading Back on stage again with Run For Your Wife
I was invited by film students from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) to act in their end-of-year project. (Edited to add: The short film is called Joy To The World, and my character was mean to Santa Claus.)
My costume for tonight’s live gig. I played a German ski instructor, who also called a square dance.
This is my voice acting demo reel.
Announcing my directorial debut behind the camera, again written by Christopher Heatherington and Sherri Dahl. I have directed for stage on several occasions, and this was a very different experience. A film director has very little control by comparison. In this case, the actors and camera tell the story. Framing the scene is critical. Also, … Continue reading Sancha’s Cause (Is Coming To Town)
In 2005, I taught Computer Literacy at Beaulieu College in Kyalami. It was fun. During my time there, I helped some students produce a play, based on an extremely short story I wrote in my youth, called Pineapple George. This was the transmogrified version, with undue credit. I hope this haunts their Google searches in … Continue reading Pineapple George: thirty minutes of mayhem and bison blood
I did some shooting yesterday for a couple of commercials. The boom mic is resting on a step ladder because we didn’t have enough crew. Jury, the fearless director, is holding up a whiteboard to provide shade for my scene. The cinematographer chose not to be in the photo. I had to clap my own … Continue reading Weekend shooting: commercials