Just finished my third full length novel manuscript this year (400,000+ words, over 1,300 pages total for all 3 in published form). With quarantine this year I had more free time than usual! As two of the books are dramatically different in tone and style, we have separate lists of target editors/publishers. So, my Literary agent at Curtis Brown is concurrently submitting BOTH!
Finally finished filming as the lead in 'The Devil's Fortune' an upcoming feature length thriller. It was a long road for the production team to schedule the shoots and navigate the difficulties with lockdowns, quarantines, testing, amid the pandemic. In the end, however, we did it, and 90% of the film has already been edited from shoots earlier in the year.
Can't say too many details yet, but I was cast and worked as a principal on an advert that should air nationally. It was filmed by the fantastic team at Mirada on the Paramount lot.
After 3 months in quarantine, I returned to my starring role in the upcoming feature film, The Devil's Fortune. We completed 50% of the movie back in March before the shutdown, and with another week of filming now in June, we have finished 90%. Now the production team must plan how to complete the last, most complicated scenes as safely as possible.
A week into our shoot for the feature film, The Devil's Fortune, we had to go on hiatus for reasons of safety. However, our first week of filming was incredibly productive and a solid amount of the movie is being edited, using what we have while we wait through the storm. All the while, on the writing front, my novel is in the hands of editors and I am working on 3 new novels with my quarantine time.
More big news as I've officially landed the lead role in the upcoming feature length film The Devil's Fortune directed by Rubidium Wu. Filming is set to begin in March 2020 and I'm awfully excited already. There is lot in this script to work with.
After receiving a lot of interest in my newest novel manuscript, and then multiple offers of representation, I chose to sign with Jonathan Lyons at Curtis Brown! I'm already delving into editorial work and we should be taking the revised manuscript to publishers by mid to late January.
As a top winner out of 5,500 submissions in the Writer's Digest Annual writing competition, I was invited to the NY Writer's Digest Conference. Managed to attend some fantastic lectures and after speaking with several lit agents and publishers, I received several full manuscript requests.
Performed for 4 weeks at the LA Shakespeare Center in their wildly popular immersive production of Macbeth directed by Ken Sabberton, formerly of the RSC. What an experience: performing as both Macbeth's virtuous foil Macduff and the 1st Witch, in addition to providing the score and playing five different instruments throughout the show! I got a lovely mention in a glowing review by Broadway World for the production, and I look forward to future work with the company.
I had a terrific meeting with Kim Gola at ABA Talent in Beverly Hills, and she will now be representing me for Commercial work! Looking forward to being in the audition rooms, showing who I am and what I can do for the casting directors here in LA.
Wrapped filming on an upcoming feature directed by Gregg Furuoka - starring Caroline Harris, Joshua Kwak, myself, and Erika Lane Engrenn.
We just had the premier at the Charlie Chaplin Theatre for Richard Zelniker's 'Candy Apple Red'.