Landing the Role of Kate

A chronicle of my actventures

It’s Up In The Air

So, it finally happened (I say that like I’ve been pursuing this goal for a while, whereas, in the scheme of things, it’s been literally no time at all). I got an audition. It’s for the film Pull Stop, which starts filming in early July in the Portland area. The part I’m auditioning for is the part of Tamara, the character that was written as developmentally delayed. The producers sent me the portion of the script they want me to read. Nothing too difficult, and I like the character.

So, what’s up in the air? Follow the cut to find out.

The only problem, the huge problem, is that the audition is this weekend. I happen to be out of town this weekend. In fact, I’m on a flight right now back to Orlando to finish up the contract I was doing in November/December (see my commitment—blogging while on the plane). It’s very frustrating. So, I will have to miss the audition most likely. I recognize that I’m not going to be making money in acting, since that is not even the goal, but I do make money as an editor and writer. It just so happens that the work I can find right now isn’t in Portland.

However, there’s a potential for me to have an interview in the coming weeks for a position in Portland. I don’t want to go into details about it, but it’s a pretty ideal job for me. However, who knows what will happen. So, I have to go with the economy’s flow and go to where the work is, despite that inconvenience. I’m sure many of you can relate to this situation, especially in this recession (are we still calling it that?), and especially for the creative types.

Is there a silver lining? Of course there is! Now I may get to be in Vengeance after all! They said the scenes I’d be in were most likely being shot in the last weekend of January. So, if I don’t get the job in Portland and head back home, then I will be in Orlando for the shoot.

Now it’s just a matter of timing. I’m not sure when it’s appropriate to call the Vengeance team and say I can be back on it, if they still can use me of course (though I’m pretty certain they’ll need extras, even if I’m no longer the role of Thug’s Girlfriend). I’m also not sure when it’s appropriate to call the Pull Stop team and let them know I won’t be able to audition. The problem is that I’m not sure when or if I will get the interview in Portland. Everything is in flux.

Maybe this blog will become “How to land acting gigs while living in two cities, having no agent and no experience, and working full time.”

But now that I’ve used the word ‘flux’, I am thinking of Dolorians and driving 88mph, and I can’t even go on the Back to the Future ride at Universal when I’m in Orlando because they turned it into the Simpsons Ride. For shame.

-Lorena

To foreshadow tomorrow’s entry, what do you think of when you think of glamour? Sunglasses? Yeah, I’ve just realized that I left mine in Portland. Orlando’s going to be really, really bright without them. Looks like I’m buying a new pair (I like Walgreens to buy sunglasses from, cheap, convenient, and 100% UV protection).

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January 11, 2010 - Posted by | Gigs | , , , , , , ,

9 Comments »

  1. Oh my goodness… it’s a shame the finatial situation has put you in such an awkward possition, two cities… on opposite sides of a continent. At least you didn’t have to fall off a toilet and hit your head to realize the flux. (i LOVE B2theF) Well, whatever happens, I hope it turns out for the best… even if it’s not apparent until “later”.
    And regarding “glamour”… hmm… sunglasses and the hair, definite surface factors, but I think it also has a lot to do with demeanor. OH! and “the walk”… the legs hafta carry off a strut w/o looking too, umm, strutty.
    Safe travels!

    Comment by ambushed by twilight | January 12, 2010 | Reply

    • oh dear lord, I should’a spell-checked FIRST! right off the bat i’ve spelled “Financial” wrong… that’s what i get for trying to type too fast at work b/c the corporate boss just walked in the door. good-grief… (sorry, i’m not ignorant, just apparently not a good “speller-in-a-hurry”. *sigh*

      Comment by ambushed by twilight | January 12, 2010 | Reply

      • “Speller-in-a-Hurry” If that’s not a great idea waiting to be made, I don’t know what it is.

        Comment by lorenagay | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  2. Oh no! Stuck between and rock and hard space! I wish I could tell you to fly back for that audition, but it might cost so much money last minute to fly back! Sounds like, sometime soon, you might have to make a decision between full time work and full time commitment to landing this role! But I like your new tagline: “How to land acting gigs while living in two cities, having no agent and no experience, and working full time.” :-) I am rooting for you whatever way you choose!

    Glamour: being well put together, walking with confidence (in a fabulous pair of shoes of couse) and sunglasses of course are a must!

    Comment by GriffsSayWhat | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  3. Best of luck, Lorena!

    Comment by harleymay | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  4. Well, I certainly hope you get it. Anyone who is anyone should recognize a good personality when they see it. Good luck and Salut!

    Comment by Sean | January 12, 2010 | Reply

    • Thanks, let’s hope! Not sure it’s all about personality though…

      Comment by lorenagay | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  5. For what it’s worth, I thought the simpsons ride was really great :)

    Comment by green cat | January 13, 2010 | Reply


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