This month, I was a guest speaker for my alma mater! I spoke about being a multi-hyphenate, balancing entertainment, education, and entrepreneurship. The classes had so many great, thought-provoking questions, and I was happy to offer the advice that I could. Are you interested in having me speak to a group? Send me a message!
I have been featured in my alma matter's Alumni Magazine! It was great getting to talk about my experiences as a multi-hyphenate working between entertainment, entrepreneurship, and education. Because of this article, I may be a guest lecturer for a class this coming September! It depends on the school curriculum, of course, but it's always reaffirming when someone wants to know about your own story. I'll be putting together some talking points, and would appreciate suggestions: what would you have liked to have known when you were starting out? If I don't address those questions in the talk, I'll be glad to address them in my Hyph-Life Vlog Series!
I also took advantage of all of the tourist spots while I was there. If you happen to be in the area, I recommend stopping by Harmony (population 18), Hearst Castle, and the elephant seal preserve (depending on the season).
My first video of the new year has officially been released! Orthorexia is a short comedy about eating disorders, based off of some of the conversations I've held with people on set. I also find it very apropos to release it now, when people start giving up on their New Years Resolutions.
As is tradition in the entertainment industry: I have new reels for the start of a new year (or new decade, really)! Here's to another decade of comedy, and the misadventures I get myself into!
Some of you who read this blog may have noticed that I had a review of 2017, and now I'm posting a review of 2019, but I never did one for 2018. I was probably busy at the time, but there's another thing: without getting into too many specifics, 2018 was a very tough year. I did initiate a few things in 2018, and I started to enjoy the fruits of that labor throughout 2019.
Thanks so much for reading these updates (click here to subscribe to my newsletter for updates and giveaways), and I hope 2020 gives us everything we could ask for.
My short film, Fred, was just accepted into the Simply Indie Film Fest! I won't be able to make it to this particular festival, but for those of you who happen to be in Edmond, Oklahoma can catch this film, along with several other shorts! Fred is specifically being shown at the 5:15 block on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. Click here for more information and to get tickets!
I shot "Meet For Coffee" while I was working on another project back in June. It's based off a true story, but the story of putting this short together was also interesting.
This video was so short that I didn't want to have a whole separate shoot day just to put it together, so I planned to shoot it in the afternoon after I had completed Orthorexia. I got a call that morning that the actress whom I had cast was no longer able to make it, so I ended up asking Santeon if she wanted to be in two shorts that day.
Orthorexia is still in post production, and hope to have a viewable version up in the next few months!