Monday, January 21, 2008

Nailing it

The title just about says it all. I had another film audition this morning for Kathy Wickline Casting in Philadelphia, and this one went really well. In addition to a prepared monologue, they gave us a commercial to read as well. After I sat and waited for only about half an hour, I went in and had a casting session with Kathy Wickline herself. We talked for a bit, and then I did my pieces for her. She had nice things to say about my resume, my craft, and my attitude in general. She recommended a voice class for me, since she said she observed a little "regionalism" in my rhythm of speech. They have a class starting soon, but since it conflicts with performances of "Spitfire," I already told them that I'm interested in taking the next session of it. Kathy also recommended a few agents, so I can get represented, and, as she said "get see by all of us in the city." She said that she's going to keep me in mind for projects, and that she definitely thinks she can use me. She and her casting assistant were both impressed with my list of theatre credits, and Kathy said it was clear I had spent a long time working on my "craft." So all in all, it was a great audition experience, and I hope I can get some work out of it. I also got the chance to drop by my favorite used bookstore in Philly, and now I'm all excited to head back to Spitfire rehearsals. Good day...

4 comments:

jeff p said...

Hey, great stuff, Nick. This must have been a nice boost to your morale. What is this casting for - theatre, movies, shows? All of the above? By the way, is "regionalism" a nice way of saying you sound like a Philly-ite?

Nick M said...

Yea... I like my wooder and my cawfee. But seriously, keeping the morale up is a serious part of an actor's challenge. These have all been for film work on movies, commercials, TV, industrials, whatever these casting directors are working on at the moment.

RMontesano said...

Remember us Community Character Actors when you finally make it.

Nick M said...

Without starting as a community character actor, I'm not sure where my career would be... Course I'll remember!