July 2020

First Years in Los Angeles

Written by Laurence Fuller Picture from: pexels.com Q: Explain to us: How did you arrive a few years ago in Los Angeles and How did you feel when the production called you for your first lead role in Los Angeles A: I remember punching the floor with excitement when my agent called me telling me I’d booked the role. The first draft that I read when they called me in to audition was initially a full 90 minutes of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. The casting director Billy Damota initially brought me in for a much smaller role, it...
July 2020

Finding The Character’s Voice,Within Your Voice

Written By Callum Chiplin Picture from: pexels.com “Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances” – Sanford Meisner. It is also like a magic show, the actor must convince the audience that what they are seeing is in fact real through their portrayal of the role they are undertaking. Be that a role on Stage, on TV, in Cinemas, or in the Street. The creative goal is the same – Make them believe, and feel that who they are watching is who that character is, not that it is someone playing someone else. Some find it easy, some find it difficult....
July 2020

Shooting a Sitcom in Lockdown

The Making of ‘Angry Quiz Guy’ Pictures from the Production WRITTEN By Amy Clarke I first met director Ben S Hyland at the Basingstoke based Exit6 Film Festival in 2019 when Michael Beddoes and I were there screening our drag queen LGBTQ+ short, Sequins, and he was screening his hilarious comedy short, Quiet Carriage. Exit6 is a film festival that promotes a really positive networking space for filmmakers. We hit it off with Ben and have been discussing working on a project together ever since. So, when he called Mike up during lockdown and said; “I’ve had an idea for a...
July 2020

Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts!

By Patrick Kenny Patrick and Shannon Kennywith their Daughter Photo by Nicky Ward The traditional advertising industry is being decimated by BigTech's social media arsenal. Caught in the cross-fire, actors are increasingly finding themselves being bullied into slave-like contracts which undermine their digital media rights. One family fought back. Before we set out on holiday one December, my wife and I thought we had a wonderful Xmas bonus sorted: the whole family was cast in an advert for a global tech firm. Let’s call them BigTech. We were just waiting for the contract. It finally arrived. The day before the...
August 2020

NEVER BE DONE: THE RICHARD GLEN LETT STORY

Written by: Anthony S Parker Pictures from IMDb What is an addiction?, Well the university of Cambridge defines addiction as “an inability to stop doing or using something, especially something harmful”, for example drugs and alcohol. Right, cool, so Cambridge defines it as something but what are the figures?. Well the figures reported by The Dream Centre in Calgary last year estimated around 5% of the global population suffer from some form of addiction. 5% wow, so that’s about 21% of Canada which calculates roughly 6 million people. 6 million people, now I’m not saying that’s high (it is), but for...
August 2020

Britannia – Season 1

Written by: Casten Clausner Pictures from IMDb Britannia for the most part is historically inaccurate some are closer to accurate but not much, listen to me as I explain why I think this season is a must watch but never too be taken too seriously on some historical accounts: The Druids: According to Wikipedia, the Druid’s wore white raiment's, and they had certain religious power over the tribes the Romans encountered. Little is known about the more main land tribes but the druids did hold a certain power over the ancient Celts and held the delegation to decide a person was...
August 2020

THE HEIST OF THE CENTURY (2020)

Written by: Andrew J Parker Pictures from IMDb Based on true events of when a group of thieves banded together to carry out one of the most famous bank heists in the history of Argentina, this film is one of the more intriguing and compelling movies produced in the 21st century and stars several top actors of South America including Guillermo Francella and Diego Peretti in the lead roles as Luis Mario Vitette Sellanes and Fernando Araujo. The film itself premiered in January and has gone on to gross $7.5 million worldwide, and features of named actors such as Luis...
August 2020

Heath Ledger

Written by: Callum Chiplin Picture from www.storypick.com/quotes-heath-ledger/ MICHAEL Sweet love, renew thy force! PATRICK Hey! Don’t say shit like that to me. People can hear you. CAMERON Look, you embarrassed the girl. Sacrifice yourself on the altar of dignity and even the score. - 10 Things I Hate About You, 1999 What follows next can only be described as THE most iconic apology scene in cinematic history – Heath Ledger, hijacking the school’s sound system, band, and girls’ soccer practice, to shamelessly dance up and down the bleachers whilst singing Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” for the...
August 2020

Attitude is Everything

Written By Callum Chiplin Picture from: pexels.com It is a terrible shame that for people to take you seriously and give you acceptance (if that is what you are looking for) then by the laws of human nature you must become a prolific figure and do something spectacular in order achieve this notability. Until you do this, no one is going to care. It has been the test of time for hundreds of years, the game hasn’t changed, merely the roles that are now relevant and the fools that are garbed in different clothing – Their souls remain the same....
August 2020

Confessions of a Voice-Actor

Photo Credit: Patrick Hickey Jr Patrick Hickey Jr. is a voice-actor, having starred in the 2018 indie hit and 2019 Switch, PS4 and Xbox One release, The Padre (also serving as English language Story Editor), from Shotgun With Glitters and is currently writing the story for the upcoming game, KROOM, where he will also be performing voice-over duties. Hickey also plays the role of Rex in the upcoming indie game "Relentless Rex," and served as the narrator in "The Kaiju Offensive," which hit Steam in 2019. Voice acting is something I’ve only been doing about four years professionally, starring in...