While both of the films mentioned above are still in post-production, now feels like as good a time as any to announce my involvement with the filming of both Shrapnel in Dunkirk, NY back in April, as well as my participation with the Ape Canyon, which shot in both Maryland, as well as Roselyn, Washington in June.
Both productions were great experiences that surrounded me with brilliant artists on each side of the camera. I am choosing to announce these productions in tandem for two reasons. One reason is due to my suspicions that they may both begin their individual journeys to the festival circuit around roughly the same time. But my second reason stems from my desire to share the joy I find in not only being able to travel for work, but how gratifying it can be to book work playing such contrasting roles.
Shrapnel is a familial dramatic short film that takes place in a singular location between three siblings. The filming experience felt akin to capturing a play. The role of Julian could be described as reserved, meticulous, domineering, and perhaps a tad anal-retentive.
Meanwhile in Ape Canyon, Mark is in many ways a comedic relief of sorts. Presented as an experienced outdoorsman, during a journey into the gorgeous wilderness of Washington, the humor is derived by his bing coupled with a super-energized girlfriend that he had met online a short period prior to this trip.
Of course, It would be just as easy to find similarities between these roles, but at the end of the day, two entirely different productions hired me to act in completely different projects to portray notably differing characters, and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunities.
I look forward to adding each of these titles to my "About Films" page in the sub-section of the "Extra Content" tab on the website. I look forward to being able to link to related photos and video content when I do. But what I'm looking forward to the most is being able to bring attention to my cast and crew mates from both respective productions.