Wednesday, August 30, 2006


I started REBEL PILGRIM PRODUCTIONS about 18 months ago to make my first short film. Since then I have been trying to figure out what to do with it. I'm happy to finally have some direction with my little company. I'm preparing now to produce the My Take shorts in November and it looks very likely that I will be producing my first feature film in early 2007. I have meet some new people over the last few weeks who are excited about my concept...and have a few old friends who are willing to jump on board. It's a mockumentary style comedy. I can talk more about it once I get it registered.

It has been fun to find my way in the entertainment industry. I love acting, but I'm beginning to enjoy the idea of producing, writing and directing as well.

The in-laws are visiting from Indiana. It's nice to have them here.

Today I audition for a motgage company...typical "talking head" commercial. Not my favorite thing, but I am being called in by a casting director who has been very good to me.

More to come...

Sunday, August 27, 2006

A Break

Life has finally slowed down a little bit this weeked...lots of doing nothing. My last four or five auditions have gone very well, but no word on anything yet.

So...I'm going back to doing nothing now.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Busy Summer Days

The last few weeks have clipped by for our family. Both Debbie and I have been working non-stop on one thing or another. The kids are doing well, but a little testier...likely because we are so busy. The ancient fathers have taught me that busy-ness is a sin and that life is lived in the serenity of each moment. I wish the ancient fathers had lived in Orange County with a mortgage payment...but they generally lived in monestaries and the desert wilderness...sometimes perched atop large wooden poles. Since I'm not moving to the mojave to live on a pole anytime soon, I'll try to figure it out as I go.

My new San Diego agent (Shamon Freitas Agency) has landed me an audition tomorrow for a new soap opera called "Art of Betrayal." As you know, I'm nothing if not a soap star. Today's audition was for a feature film called Grindin'. It was at Sunset-Gower studios in Hollywood...several network shows are made there. I've been to most all of the major studios now. The quality of my auditions has grown exponentially since my return from the Hampton tour. I feel like something is close to breaking...

In my spare time (he laughs as he types), I am producing the My Take films and another 3-minute comedy short. I hope to have these done by the end of the year. Right now I'm building a production team, looking for final funding, and dusting off the books from my production company, Rebel Pilgrim Films, which I started in Las Vegas last year.

Now I must go watch Rock Star: Supernova. It fills the American Idol void. (Wow, those two sentences makes me look really lame.) Lost and The Office will be back soon...then I can feel a little more hip in my TV watching.


Saturday, August 19, 2006


Man, I'm tired. It has been a busy week...over 1,000 miles driven this week. Five auditions. A booking. Signing with a new agent in San Diego. Throw in a conference and teaching tonight, and I'm spent.

I'm not's all good stuff.

The audition for Adam Sandler's film went very well. I think it was the best I could do. No nerves or we just wait.

Going to bed. I have an audition tomorrow :)

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Big Audition Tomorrow

I'm heading over to the SONY to read for Adam Sandler's new film. Guess what? I'd play a preacher. I think this movie will be funny. For a while it was called "Chuck and Buck", but the sides called it "Chuck and Larry." I just read about it in Entertainment Weekly. The part has several lines and concludes with the preacher getting punched by Kevin James...would be great fun.

The commercial went fine today. I met George Clinton. He was very funkadelic. I spent most of the day sprinting down a Burbank culd-e-sac in my business suit...chasing an ice cream truck. Yeah...Hollywood is glamorous. It was a national promo, which means no residuals.

I'll be over at Saddleback church tomorrow and the next day for a recovery conference during the hours that I'm not auditioning.

Hyper-busy week.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Booked a National Commercial...

I booked a commercial for tomorrow featuring George Clinton...gotta get my funk on I guess. It's a comedy spot that will be largely improvised...I'll be the playing the white guy in a suit. That's happy good news. On the producing front, the MY TAKE winners have been announced. (See link over on this side -->) Now we start the effort to produce the five films. I'm in the middle of seeking co-producers/investors now. If you have any leads, shoot me an e-mail.

All of this and I'm planning on going to a Recovery conference Thursday and Friday with some folks from Lifelines. Big thanks to Kris Brown for helping us with our kids this week...some weeks are harder than others to manage two careers and two kids.

I think we are going to go to the Block at Orange tonight to celebrate the commercial with a round of family bowling. Good times.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


I have three new ACTOR REELS on my other website. Go there and click on "reel."

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

This and that

I finally updated my acting reel today. It should be up on in a few days...
No big-time auditions yet this week, but I will read for a little indie tv pilot tomorrow. The part is a (terrible) boxer, which seems fun. Thursday holds some meetings with producers in LA regarding some future projects.

Otherwise summer rolls on...the kids are staying up a little too late and sleeping in a little too long...ah, summer. Deb's working a lot these days. I think we are enjoying summer but also looking forward to the daily schedule that school will bring in a few weeks.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Making progress.

My audition yesterday went very well. The casting director was laughing, which is usually good for a sit-com audition. I did well enough that if I don't get it, I think they will have me back again. That's all that really matters. I also auditioned for an improv show last night. They called today and offered me the part, but I may not take it. I'm not really sure why I went in the first place...I think I just wanted to improv at the audition more than anything else.

It's been an eventful summer for sure. I'm starting a new teaching about prayer at Lifelines tomorrow and have been re-reading a few of Richard Foster's books. I forgot how helpful they were to me a few years back. I'm looking forward to see what will happen with our community there this fall.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Pretty good day...

The Disney gig today was fun. I worked with the ABC folks who do all of the web and mobile content for the network. They were great to hang out was interesting to see how many of them were nervous to act or write or be creative given where they work, but once they got into it they had a lot of fun. I hope to work with the guys from teambuilding again.

Here's the good news: First of all, it looks like I've landed an agent for the San Diego market, which is harder than you might think. I also have my third network audition since returning from the tour. It's at Warner Brothers for a new ABC sit-com called NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY. Another day livin the dream...