reply to post by HiAliens
I started working in the film industry 2 years ago as an extra/precision driver. I went on to become a certified producer by taking a class offered
by Public Access TV [cable] and I have taken a lot of workshops, classes in
Acting, scriptwriting, production, etc. at our technical vocational college.
I have an acting coach and stay active in community theater.
The digital revolution has turned film making into a desk top miracle.
A small HD camera, sound recorder, Final Cut Pro and you're in business.
So far I have worked on.....
The Spirit..featured extra
Breaking Bad TV ..featured extra
Hamlet 2...background extra
Sex and Lies in Sin City, extra
St. John of Las Vegas, extra
Black Blizzard, history ch, extra
My One and Only, extra/driver
Crash TV, extra/driver
Easy Money, extra
In Plain Site TV, extra/driver
Down To Earth, speaking role
Brothers, featured extra
The Death of Isabella Dickson, extra/standin
Doc West, extra
Calling America, NPR musician/reader
PSA, Cable One, Musician/speaking
PSA, State of New Mexico, gambling addiction, speaking
Ghost Trilogy, car wrangler, location
Righteous and the Wicked, speaking role
Recently I was Taft-Hartlyed, now SAG eligible.
I just finished my first film [script, director, actor] that I expect to be submitting to various film festivals and I am currently on the staff of
and also working for other independent production co. as a PA, AD, actor, script writer, etc. and built sets for
who now have their corporate headquarters here.
Albuquerque is now being called Tamalewood. Plenty of opportunities for people not afraid to work. Many times work on a contingency basis for small
production companies on TV pilots, commercials, PSA's, small budget films.
Now that I am SAG eligible, I can get an agent, audition for speaking roles and perhaps make some money as a bit player.
I'm interested to hear about your project!
And I too would like to hear about other peoples experience in the industry.
[edit on 14-10-2009 by whaaa]