Saturday, February 12, 2011

Progress Update

Back in January, I auditioned for an independent film being shot here. A few days ago, I got an e-mail saying that I got a call back. I was excited, but I was a million times more excited when I found out who's in it.

BRIAN COX, a.k.a. Stryker from X2, Melvin Belli from Zodiac. KEVIN DURAND, a.k.a. Keamy from LOST. SCOTT SPEEDMAN, a.k.a. James Hoyt from The Strangers. (These are the roles I know them from, not their most well-known roles.) I'll be honest: My first reaction was Scott who? But then I passed out from joy when the names Brian Cox and Kevin Durand registered in my mind.

Zodiac is one of my all-time favourite films. The character of Melvin Belli is so fantastically soothing and level-headed in an insanely strange way. His role is so surreal, as was the TV broadcast that he appeared on in the movie. And I'm sure the real broadcast was also supremely surreal.

As for Kevin Durand, well, he was one of the reasons why I really got into LOST. Keamy was a massive asshat, but he was also an unbelievably compelling character with a surprising amount of charm. He may not have been a main character, but he was certainly an interesting one.

Now, not only do I still have to go for the call backs, but even I get the part, there's no guarantee I'll get to meet any of them. My guess, though, is that Kevin Durand is the main character and the scene that I would be in would be with him.

Well, wish me luck, guys!

3 comments:

  1. um....AWESOME! Congrats on getting a callback (I didn't know about the first audition...what did you have to do?). You can definitely get the part, woohoo!

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  2. Congratulations! Good luck with the next phase! =D

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  3. Thanks, guys!

    @Katie, for the first audition, I just went in and read from the script. They filmed it and then used the videos to decide who to call back.

    I really hope I get the part! =)

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