As everyone who’s been alive the last few years is aware, things have been stressful, scary and strange. Add to that a decision to try the LA market in a more direct way at the exact moment the country shut down, more than a little family hullaballoo and deep personal loss, and you will hopefully understand the lack of updates here. This post is to create a bit of a highlights reel of the work I’ve had the privilege of tackling in this time period and is shared in the interest of opening the metaphoric door to invite in new opportunities.
To begin, I present my first gig after moving to LA. It was over 100 degrees, in the desert, several hours outside of LA proper, and a full day standing in the sun. The critters were turning over to the night shift as we left and I was more sunblock than person by then as well. The artist, grandson, is the real deal. I met some great people and am proud to be part of the story we told. A very good place to start.
In the ensuing months I have worked on a number of other fun projects, some that let me dance (also a rare opportunity to get a giggle from the comments section!):
Do mask work (while watching the exquisite Stella Maeve do her magic):
Show off my Irish accent, with THIS award winning ensemble:
Spread birthday joy to a wildly CONFLICTED friend,
Share some realllllly bad news, to THIS award winning ensemble,
And, still in process, fully fail the NATURE VS. NURTURE test.
I have also signed with a great commercial agent, Jake O'Flaherty of Dangerfield Talent, and have had some fun gigs where I got to show my exasperation:
Get my questions answered, while getting my trail run on:
I have continued to learn and grow as a voice over talent, have found my CLASS FAMILY, do the occasional background work and all in all it keeps me out of trouble.
While not a complete accounting of the past 2 years (who has patience for that?), I feel as though I can't step away until I express my complete gratitude for the way the industry has endeavored to keep everyone safe and healthy throughout this COVID pandemic. Without their efforts the industry would have remained shut down and this post would be empty.
As it stands, I am grateful for my health and am looking forward to the adventures that tomorrow brings.