My two years in LA have seen a variety of projects, the past few weeks especially: a commercial for Plantronics‘ latest headset (which debuted at E3 last month), a silent black-and-white western shot on 16mm film (scroll down for production stills), an appearance on an improvised court show, and the long-awaited announcement of the video game my facial likeness will appear in – the upcoming PlayStation 4 title, The Order: 1886 (watch the trailer below).
On top of all that, last week I did ADR for the heavy metal comedy, You Are in Bedford, Man, which is in the final stages of post-production. I’m also gearing up for a documentary project with a noted LA-filmmaker, currently in pre-production. A few of the opportunities that lie ahead include an audition for a network mini-series (details forthcoming) and collaborating on a passion-project with a good friend and very talented story-teller.
Realizing I hadn’t seen a play in well over a year (!!), my nostalgia for live theatre finally convinced me to check out some shows and I’m so glad I did! Two radically different, but equally enjoyable Hollywood Fringe Festival productions – The Fire Room and White Trash Wedding and a Funeral. The Fire Room was an original piece created by the talented ensemble at The Fugitive Kind. A dark, funny, honest, strange play, The Fire Room felt like it was born in a twisted mirror of our world, just close enough to catch our unsettling reflections. The writing channeled the poetry of Tennessee Williams and the performances brought to life some desperate, hopeful characters. Stella! At the opposite end of the spectrum, White Trash Wedding and a Funeral was not a re-imagining of the Hugh Grant/Andie MacDowell movie, but it did feature booze, boobs, mass murder, and a kick-ass, trailer trash karaoke rendition of Sister Christian. Good times!
Speaking of weddings (slightly more normal ones, thankfully), I returned to North Carolina last month to be best man at my friend’s wedding – congratulations, Travis and Samantha!