I left my alpaca in San Francisco

“Dress in layers.” they told me when I first moved to San Francisco for college. It’s true! Well, sort of. If you’re hauling around a 15-20lb. bag for miles then the layers mean much less. Which happened to be the case, last Saturday. San Francisco’s weather continues to surprise -it went to balmy romp to…

Balancing life with the weekend

And a healthy dose of balance. This weekend has been a treat. As you might remember, I wrapped my short film, JUST LIKE THAT, last week and I’ve been taking every opportunity to hang out with friends, watch movies, eat tasty treats and even catch a little theatre. Friday night was spent with some old…

The weekend was the truth

2Nai means true. (Pronounced) Tunay means true. But before we get into that, I want to send a shout to to Jeremy for being a cool-ass-guy; Hung out, grubbed, and just had a chill time over all. It’s nice to take a brief break from some of the pre-production tasks involved in my movie, Just…

Just Like That, a week before the first day

It’s exactly a week before the first (of two) day of shooting Just Like That. There’s still a lot of work that needs to be done before I can call “Action”. In fact, I shouldn’t even be blogging –but because I think you’re an important element to this equation called movie making, let me share…

Adding venture to Square Marden

Richard and I spent the day exercising our imaginations. If you don’t already know who Richard is, he’s a good friend of mine I met through an audition he posted on Craigslist. Long story short, we’ve been buds since that faithful meeting (2006). We’re currently co-founders (2 of 4) to a media production company called…

A fella can get used to this

Today was one of those days where everything I did, planned and unplanned, tickled me! The day started with another Red Ladder workshop at the San Jose Repertory Theatre. It’s the last workshop for a few weeks. We had a special guest drop by today (unexpectedly). His name was Vincent Kartheiser and he’s on Mad…

An empty wallet but a full heart

For most artists, balancing basic life needs and passionate artistic endeavors is a constant see-saw. It’s a difficult road, which I suspect many artists never quite make –being able to support themselves doing what they’re passionate about. But taking it day-by-day is a great step. I started the day off with a good read. And…

Nibbles

We celebrated my boss’ birthday today at work. There was an impromptu disco dance party and lots of nibbles. Happy Birthday Margaret! I love how festive her side of the room is. Look at those festive cookies! There were strawberries too. Also -champagne and apple cider! I settled for several helpings of what you’d consider…

We’re all craving something

And those cravings need to be met with some type of resolution. In this case, re-writing a script and ramen. But not just any ramen –really good one. Not the pre-packaged ones seemingly abundant during the college years, but the ones from Japanese restaurants that greet you with a loud, “Irasshaimase!” I spent a portion…

No fire breathing at Dragon Theatre

Today’s Callback was interesting. It was for a play called WONDERFUL WORLD, by Richard Dresser. It took me some time before I warmed up, and even longer to finally feel that familiar fireĀ of Playfulness in an audition space. I wish I could say I went in really dying to earn the part, but in reality,…

Now Circa Zen

I went to work today. A Sunday. But I work in a performing arts theatre –working on a Sunday is not so uncommon, even if it just front of house type of work. March has been such a whirlwind type of a month that going in for a seven hour shift answering phone calls and…

The three movies my Holiday’s can’t live without

Everyone has their favorite movie(s). A top 5, a top 10, a top 100, you name it there’s a top of it. My top movies are on a rotation that’s dedicated by the seasons and moods. When I set out to write this entry, I took a couple of days to think about the movies…