Booooo! Go Habs go! ; )
So here’s the dealio as to Vancouver, BC and the film industry so far. The good news is: I got myself an Agent in like 3 days and got an audition on the same day I locked that agent. That was fast! Moreover, the projects filming here (like Smallville, Supernatural, Fringe etc.) fit more with what I’m known for (genre projects) than say the shit back in Montreal (no genre TV Shows being shot there that’s for sure). So that’s good too! Am being submitted for shit that I actually WANT to be in. Booyakasha!
Bad news is, something I couldn’t have anticipated went down; the impending 2010 Olympics (to take place in Vancouver) have slapped a spoke in my wheel. Vancouver, BC is in full revamp for the event; hence lots of locations are off limits. Result? Two thirds of the industry here has gone out the window. Of course it has…why wouldn’t it…I finally got my ass down here…so it’s a given that the industry here would drop like a dead lay…sigh…my luck will never change. But that’s how it is, what can you do? At least I’ll be able to look at myself in the mirror at the end of the year; knowing that I finally tapped BC and gave it my all for better and worse. That jive is priceless.
So been making the best of my time here; my bud Deke is here so that’s cool, some old friends are here too (Frank and Danny) so been hanging with them as well. BC has also been acting like a high end detox for me. Am very physically active here, I party much less, quitting smoking is sticking so far, minor slip ups aside (when booze gets involved) and psychologically – I never felt better – at peace if you will. Script wise; I’m inspired so that helps – been writing my hockey screenplay and its flowing out. Been a while since I wrote a drama; so it’s kind of a trip to be tackling that genre again.
What’s next? Will be going ocean Kayaking tomorrow, will be visiting where they shot FIRST BLOOD (in Hope, Vancouver) next month when my brother comes down to visit, will do some Sea-dooing, may rent a speedboat and travel around, am tapping a gun range to shoot some loads (pun intended)… yup, am keeping busy, trying to have fun while being productive. To be continued…by