Last summer Rene and I shot a movie called East of Jesus.
It comes out this spring! Here’s the first trailer:
Like it, share it, enjoy.
Happy New Year!
If you didn’t see my last video, I was able to achieve the primary goal of booking a job on TV at the end of the year! In case you missed it, here it is:
The show is a new show that has an NDA the length of my arm so I can’t say a bloody thing about it, but I promise I won’t shut up about it once I can. So now that I can unironically call myself “Television’s Curtis Andersen” again it’s time to move on to Phase 2 – getting on a genre show! What’s a genre show? Watch the new video to find out.
Also, to add a little actual advice to this blog after a long stretch of just me talking about myself and auditions, I talk a little bit about the importance of getting a good headshot – because I’ve seen a lot of BAD headshots lately.
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I actually booked on Day 400 (which was kinda’ neat in a numbers way) but I’m superstitious so I didn’t want to say anything until the shoot was complete. The primary objective has been achieved before the end of the year! Now begins Phase 2 – Operation: Genre Show!
It is November 2nd, officially one year ago today I made the deliberate decision that I was going to get myself back on TV again. It was a re-energizing of my commitment to what has always been my primary career and it lit a fire under my ass to take the steps that I really should have taken a while ago.
A lot has happened this year, which I talk about more in the video, but these are the two big points that I came away with after I thought about the past year:
- I have not yet accomplished the goal.
- I really want to be on a genre show.
Check out the video for all the details!
If you want to see ALL of the year you can find the videos and blog posts here:
This is my favorite time of year, not just because of Halloween and all of the fun, spooky stuff that goes along with that, but because of autumn and change of seasons. I like cool, wet weather (and somehow I live in California) and being able to wear pants and sweaters comfortably. I’m also a big fan of pumpkin products (before it was cool) and manage to go Gold at Starbucks at this time each year on #PSLs.
The wife and I have made a few videos about the fall. One of them a commentary on the typical weather we get here in October in California and another a horror short that we made for Fun Size Horror back in 2014. so as a video treat for Halloween here are Part of the Fall and Bloody Mary. Like & Subscribe and tell us what you think in the comments!
My buddy Jeff Garvin tagged me in the #1stVote16 tag to help encourage first time voters to get registered and vote this election and I couldn’t be happier to participate! There is a lot of cynicism wrapped up in this election season but that is no reason not to participate. In fact, if anything, it’s even more of a reason to participate. I started voting back when Rock the Vote first came into being. I still remember watching the commercials on MTV back in the day. It was exciting and it felt like a big deal. It felt empowering. For the first time in my life it felt like the “grown-ups” actually cared about what I thought, and they all desperately wanted my vote for whatever they cared about. Although I may have complaints about how the presidential election process happens, there is SO MUCH MORE to vote on this November! Important, important things! 88% of congress is up for re-election – THAT’S HUGE! California as a state has 17 statewide ballot proposals to vote on, and it’s big stuff like marijuana legalization and the death penalty, not including all the local initiatives – and local initiatives are important, just ask John Oliver.
All of this is to say that you should register, get informed, and vote. It’s important, it counts, and it’s your duty as a citizen. Here’s my video:
Need help getting registered? Here are some links to help you:
Visit http://RockTheVote.com to REGISTER & learn more!
First timer? Rock the Vote has a special site just for you!
And here is a handy YouTube Channel about How to Vote in Every State.
It’s been a while, but I have finally made a new update video. Although today is Day 333, I made this video last night on Day 332. Here’s the TL;DR version: I am auditioning like a real, professional actor again and this is the 20th anniversary of the debut of Sabrina: The Teenage Witch!
See the video for more:
It’s Day 249 and we are still on location shooting East of Jesus in Oregon. I always have high hopes about my abilities to post and generally “social media” when I do things like this. In my head I know I only have one job to focus on and so naturally that means that I’ll have all kinds of extra time to be able to commit to maintaining everything else that I like to do like this site, my Twitter feed, and my Facebook page, but that’s never how it turns out. Regardless of what may be perpetuated by conventional wisdom it takes a lot of work to make a film at any level. It’s a lot of hard work in a very short amount of time. You are dominated by factors that you cannot control, like the weather and unexpected technical problems, and even in the best case scenarios getting it done right means being focused and and dedicated. Distractions like this site, my Twitter feed, and my Facebook page all start to feel pretty small when you have a whole set of people relying on the ability to be on set, memorized, and good. I’m not very good at doing both jobs. Rene really has a better handle on that. Sometimes I think I should just make her the Andersen Family documentarian and photographer. We still have some shooting to do, but we got an unexpected day off today due to rain so I forced myself to catch up on all my stuff – hence this post.
Below are some select images from the shoot and an exclusive video of Rene from the beautiful Oregon Coast when we hiked up the side of the sand hill. Enjoy! And if you like these then you can see even more over at my Facebook page.