I have had a very busy birthday weekend, and I wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂

On Friday night, friends and family came out to watch some gory body horror shorts, all to support me. They did an amazing job, because at the end of the night, Lonely Ninja won Best Film at Mascara & Popcorn’s Body Horror Contest 🙂 Horror and gore may not be my favorite genre, but I had an amazing time filming both shorts, and am so grateful for the opportunity. I met some awesome people and created some genuine, incredible contacts. Looking forward to what comes next 🙂

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On Saturday, I filmed a short called No One Loves Me Like I Do. It is a student film, but the footage I saw looked really cool. To prove a teacher wrong, our fearless director/writer/camera man decided to film the entire scene in one shot, so it took quite a few rehearsals, and then we had to restart from the beginning whenever something wasn’t perfect. It definitely put my theater and improv experience to good use, and was so much fun to do. I can’t wait to see the finished product and share it with all of you!

Sunday, I got to make my cake, because eating the batter is kind of the best part. Then I had two auditions to get to, one for a webseries, and the other for a short with the potential to become more. I actually had to sign a confidentiality thing for one of them, so I won’t be revealing more about the projects, but I think the auditions went okay. The first one was actually going really well, until I started talking like I was making a speech to a crowd instead of into a PA system, like the script implied. Blame it on too much Dale Carnegie and not enough auditions lately. I’m thinking they either saw it as me being completely unintimidated by the crowd of people watching me audition, or as being way too inexperienced. Only time will tell, and luckily, I hope to be auditioning and working more in the next few weeks 🙂

I am so excited about the second audition that I don’t want to jinx anything or hinder my chances. I love the idea for the project, the writing is good, I really like the characters, the people in charge are so nice… I think the audition went pretty great, except for a little part that I could have done differently/better. We also got to talk more about the project and other films in its genre and it all just made me want to be a part of the project even more. I am thinking positive thoughts and keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

Today it was back to my day job, which is pretty awesome, since it also involves acting. Although I vary between moments of optimism for my career, and moments when I feel like I need to find a Plan B, right now, life is looking pretty good 🙂

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“There are people who never make mistakes because they never try to do anything.”

-From my grandfather’s birthday letter to me ❤

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