-Michael Caine

 “First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.”

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I grew up in a beachside suburb in Sydney, Australia where at a very young age I found my love for the entertainment industry and performing on stage and screen. My weekdays basically consisted of school and dance training and my weekends were spent performing. I attended a performing arts high school so my training […]

Waiting on a Visa: How Charlie Powell is Hustling in Hollywood

August 5, 2020

Rarely is advice heeded. Truth be told, it’s not meant to be as we all must make our own way and in this business it’s no different. That being said, I remember reading Steve Martin’s memoir “Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life” which was released in 2007 (I read it in 2010). By that time […]

Be so good they can’t ignore you.

August 8, 2019

From the moment I entered this industry I’ve had laser focus, possibly to a fault. I was terrified of the thought of branching out or frankly living my life for fear it meant I’ve somehow abandoned my dream.

June 8, 2019

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