As an actor we have to constantly keep adding to our skill set. I recently added PADI certified Scuba Diver to mine. During a recent outing to Lake Rawlings, VIrginia I spent two days finishing the required dives and skills to receive my certification. It was a great experience with Stingray’s Scuba School and head instructor Sherman Casto. He is a wonderful instructor who makes the learning experience fun and, of course, safe. Scuba diving is something I was not too sure I could do but since working with Sherm I am addicted. It is a surreal experience that I can’t wait to do again. In the spring I am going to continue my training and get my advanced training certification and by the end of summer my rescue diver cert. It’s going to be a fun challenge. Below is a video from my weekend in Rawlings as well as a picture. Notice in the photo the name of the film that was shot under water at Lake Rawlings. Whoa.
Here’s to you Keanu!
I am proud to announce that I have signed an agreement to be represented by Across the Board Talent Agency in New York and LA. Owned by Guy Kochlani I will be working closely with Lauren Gold in their NY department. I look forward to the opportunity to work with such an outstanding agency repping many of the busiest working actors on both coasts!
Uh. No. That’s me in the air! Had a lot of fun doing this stunt for the film “Better Living Through Chemistry” which hits theaters this Friday, March 14, 2014! Starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde and Michelle Monaghan. Oh and me! Go see the film and watch me stick the landing on this!!!
Click here for more info: Better Living Through Chemistry
Photo Credit: William Gray
It’s finally here!!! Very excited for the release of Better Living Through Chemistry. Directed by Geoff Moore and David Posamentier and starring Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan, Jane Fonda and Ray Liotta.
“A straight-laced pharmacist’s uneventful life spirals out of control when he starts an affair with a trophy wife customer who takes him on a joyride involving sex, drugs and possibly murder.”
I was fortunate enough to have the role of Ed in the film who is the jerk friend of Doug’s(Rockwell) wife(Monaghan). I get to mess with Doug a bit and help push him to doing some things he wouldn’t normally do. It’s a fun film with a great script, cast and crew.
It was one of the most fun sets I’ve been on and working with Sam and Michelle was an experience I will never forget.
My sister Betty even got in on the action and was brought in to play the girlfriend of the high school principal.
When it hits theaters in June go out and see it! It will be a blast!!!
Ed getting ready for the big race!
A great little short film that was a heck of a lot of fun to make.
A risky gamble by a secret agent leaves his fate hanging in the air. With the clock ticking our hero must overcome the insurmountable odds.
Winner Best Short Short AUFF
Selected by Sonoma FF, Maryland FF, and Hollyshorts
Directed by Matthew Riggieri And Nicholas Kovacic
Produced by Digital Cave
This past Saturday I went to Eastpoint theater in Baltimore for a cast and crew screening of the upcoming indie film, “Jamesy Boy.” It was directed by Trevor White and stars Spencer LoFranco, Taissa Farmiga, James Woods, Mary-Louise Parker and Ving Rhames. Oh, and me. Most of the local folks who worked on the film were in attendance as well as folks from NY and LA. Spencer and Taissa both made the trip. It was nice to see all the hard work that was put into to the film from everyone. What dedication and commitment from all departments. The crew did a phenomenal job. The film looked outstanding. The acting was fantastic. It is a great vehicle for for young Spencer to make his mark and show what he can do. Taissa also put in great work. She is already well on her way to stardom aided by this film and of course “American Horror Story: Coven.” The local actors who worked on the film showed that our area has many talented actors who can portray a wide variety of roles. I played the part of a corrections officer and worked with the stunt team.
What a fun experience with the guys from LA and NY who were on the stunt team lead by John C. Meier.
The film will be released in January. Make sure you go to their website and follow their facebook page for updates on screenings in theaters and for VOD release.
The film centers on a young gang member who turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor. This film is based on the true story of James Burns who was also in attendance at the screening. He is an inspiration to all trouble young people that it is possible to rise above the issues they face and that there is hope for a better life without violence and crime.
The film is also the calling card for up and coming director Trevor White. An Annapolis native, Trevor now lives in LA doing what he loves. Making films. I expect much bigger things for Trevor as he showed he can helm a film and tell a great story!
So congratulations to all who were involved in making Jamesy Boy a must see Indie in 2014. Spread the word. Get out to see it. Support indie film!
You can check out their IMDb page here: Jamesy Boy