(Photo by Edwin A. Santos, ©2013 All Rights Reserved)
Booked a pilot episode for an untitled new web series about internet dating.
Here is a still photo from the shoot that took place in front of a live audience of women on Saturday, March 30, 2013.
UPDATE (3/29/13): Edwin will not be performing at the March Mashness show this Saturday night from 7:30pm-8:30pm due to a gig booked earlier this week.
Edwin is performing with a group of talented improvisors (Andre Radojcich, Cory Guebels, Stephen Edwards, Dk Reinemer, Jen Warwick, Morgan Grobe and Ali Grusel) at the March Mashness on Saturday, March 30 from 7pm-1am at the ArtWorks ANNEX at Theater Row in Hollywood, CA. They go up third starting at the 7:30pm hour!
Then, stay for the entire night! The show, beer, water and sake are FREE but Donations are suggested and highly appreciated!
My new feature film, BLUE DREAM will be making its East Coast Premiere at the Boston Underground Film Festival on March 28, 2013 at 5:30pm at the Brattle Theatre.
EAST COAST PREMIERE
2013, USA, 90 min.
Director: Gregory Hatanaka
Screenwriters: Gregory Hatanaka, Rich Mallery, Tony T.L. Young
Cast: James Duval, Dominique Swain, Pollyanna McIntosh, Walter Koenig
To purchase tickets, click the link below. Tickets are on sale at $10.00:
Two of the most casual notes actors receive are (1) Focus, and (2) Stop Comparing Yourself To Others.
Easier said than done -- considering that it may have been easier back in the day when social media did not exist and/or it was not so rampant.
So, as much as we all support each other as actors (or creative-types), I think it is best not to look at smart phone videos and Instagram photos of theatrical & commercial sets our friends & colleagues are at -- when they are the same theatrical & commercial projects we auditioned for weeks earlier. We're all human so we shouldn't be faulted to think, feel and react this way.
We're with you all by supporting you in spirit but, for me, I'd like to keep a clear & positive mindset -- knowing you're opening doors for the rest of us.
Jennifer Lawrence's career is one example. Ever since she won for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" at the 85th Annual Academy Awards and Best Actress for the same role at the Independent Spirit Awards, not just people took notice, her peers -- the actors -- took great notice which is a natural thing to do. Seeing her real and genuine reactions from beginning to end. She climbed that natural ladder from background actor to TV costar to TV guest star to TV series regular to independent films to blockbusters and onto to awards & accolades -- in such a very short time but, not overnight.
But, with that, I see my peers starting to compare themselves to her. Don't do that. It's toxic to do so. You're only going to create more obstacles in your journey. Every actors' journey is different so, just enjoy the path you're on (no matter how long it takes). Follow your own yellow brick road. Just note it and move on. That's what we actors have to do in order to enjoy the process.
Okay, I'm done with the cliches but, you get my point. Good, because I have an audition to go to.
- Edwin A. Santos, Beyond The 4th Wall, Blog 003, 3/5/13