Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Acting is Gay

Just yesterday we filmed our last triumphant scene for MC2. (Hoorah? No i got to pick up some other shots so it ain't done yet).

And for a Martial Art film I decided to try and end off the film with a little touching moment.
So it has me and Roxie walking along a sunset street, in which we eventually hold hands with each other to acknowledge our friendship. Yes how sweet! Hell it don't feel like it at the time!
Now if this 4 year long experience of starring in my own film has taught me something, it's this --- acting is very, VERY, GAY! But you know, funny thing is that not everyone has this same opinion. Surprised? Yes i sure am!

Roxie our leading lady in the film, has a theater background herself and she handles her scenes with great ease and poise. Damn lioness she is i tell you that. However my amateur, nervous, line forgetful butt has no experience in acting at all, none whatsoever, nada!! Well if you consider that time in High school Drama class, where i got up in front of everybody and cackled out something that was reminiscent to words as "experience". But no; I don't think so homeboy.

So what is it that makes it so gay? I think it's because, it's such an awkward art. You don't say or do the very things that you would usually do. For the first time in your life, you have to be completely aware of how you say and how you grimace.

Eg, picture this, when you have a line of dialogue you speak it. Easy? wait! You go up and say what you got to say. Though then you have to consider this. Where you looking? Sun? Argh no squinting! Everyone is staring at ya right now? Pressure! What are ya lines again? Hey what are you feeling? Funny? sick? What are you bloody hands doing? Crossed? No too grumpy! In da pockets! Waay too casual! IT- JUST-DOES-NOT- STOP * Breathing*

Ok, so if anything I hope that I've changed your mind about being an actor/actress. Though it's funny behind everyone lies a secret dream of being one. I'm guilty. Though despite all that embarrassment, I strangely do find fufillment in the challenge of it all. Contradictorily, to get into someone shoes and be someone your not and be convincing, or close to convincing, yes there is a sweetness. You feel one line closer than any other mediocre person to an Oscar :)

I heard Spielberg sum up what acting is ---- Courage. hmmm.....Maybe it is?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Without further ado!

MC2MOVIE.COM Launch Night

Yesterday we had our launch night for the Maximum Choppage: Round 2 website. I've been waiting for this day for a long time ( 2nd to premiering the film itself ).
I'd figure we had about 25 peeps, all of which range from Rumble members to close friends to community supporters ( Powerhouse Youth Theater and The Information and Cultural Exchange ).

A small gathering of VIP's.

Craig Anderson formerly introduced himself as a strong supporter to the group and allowed us to be the first to watch the trailer the "Double The Fist" Season 2 trailer. Uber cool. The series is going to shock a lot of people when this hits on TV screens later this year. It's got robots, sword wielding chicks, gore galore, flying utes, you name it they've managed to squeeze it in there (In my opinion they're going to really blow the Australian film/TV industry out of the water!).

Bryan Moses and Craig Anderson from Fist Worthy Production ( Double The Fist ABC )

I was pretty tense on the night having to facilitate the event. Hell, I'm not use to being the center of attention. But the reception was surprising good and it was great to see various talents and groups and even cultures sit in one room and mingle.

From Left to Right - Mouna Zaylah ( ICE ), Claudia Chiddiac ( PYT ), Craig Anderson and me.

Completely exhausted from the night I'm just relieved that this part of the project is finally done. It's taken at least 3 months to finish the trailer alone ( I hate working with people's scehdules). Now, to finish the darn damn movie!! Cant' wait till September!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Ryan Peterson's V-log 4 - Vanessa @ the ABC

The newest V-log by Ryan. Introducing Vanessa ( Played by the lovely Genevieve Clay ), Ryan's new "blockbuster" girlfriend. The funniest V-Log so far.

It occurred to me that many people think that Ryan is actually like that in person? Not really he's far worse than that. haha.