Each year I like to share with ya a New Years eve update on my year, and let you know I'm holding a good thought for 2016 to be awesome for all of us.
|Los Angeles, New Years Eve Night, 2015|
|Go-Karting with Barrett in Burbank|
|Winning the Pantages lottery with David|
To name a few, I had some specific fun times and adventures in going with a group go-karting, seeing the plays for the Independent Shakespeare Company in Griffith Park and in their Atwater Village studio, (and volunteered for their fundraisers), helped at another one of Tom Bottelsen's chili cookoffs, had a Knotts Berry farm adventure with a group, went ice skating, and I also got to get front row seats at the Pantages to see the musical 'Newsies' after winning their lottery night o' the show.
|Winter WOLP (for teens): Musical Theater activity|
In the Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times world, I started the year off helping lead a musical theater activity at Camp for our teen program. It was a blast, and the campers' performance of 'Seasons of Love' (from 'Rent') and 'Corner of the Sky' (from 'Pippin') went great!
|Star Wars Theme Dinner took place each Session at Camp|
We had the dedication and opening of our new Dining Hall in May (portion of it donated by the LA Kings). And then I also went off to the Camp (which is near Idyllwild, CA) for my 2nd summer... doing my job from up at Camp June-August. SO great to just focus on the world up
|After spending a night camping under the stars at Camp|
there... and it's indeed rewarding, helping bring smiles to the faces of campers who've been affected by cancer. Watch a quick VIDEO from this summer to get a sense! I also am inspired to plan the events for volunteers to hang and build on our community... like our 'Fellowship in the City' and 'End of Summer Party'.
|Groom's Best People (For Chad and Mel's wedding)|
I was honored to be a groomsman this year for the wedding of good friends Chad and Mel... We spent a bachelor/bachelorette weekend at El Capitan campground outside Santa Barbara ahead of time, and the wedding itself took place at Camp in September. It was amazing, beautiful, and a great time... More photos HERE.
|Anza-Borrego State Park (Borrego Springs, CA)|
Other trips during this year for me included camping with a group of people in Anza-Borrego State Park (in Borrego Springs, CA) in April...
More Photos HERE.
More Photos HERE.
|View from Viva Wyndham (in Playa Del Carmen)|
In May, I went to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (just south of Cancun) on the Caribbean, and stayed at an all-inclusive resort. It was so beautiful... Photos HERE.
Downtown Playa Del Carmen was lively and hopping, Tulum was great to see Mayan Ruins, and Xplor was so worth it to do great adventurous things like rafting in caves, ziplining, amphibian jeeping it through the woods, and more...
I also went to Joshua tree, Palm Springs, and during the holidays I always make a trip to Wrightwood, CA.
|Crew for 'Deaners'! Sam, Me, Rachael, and Russell|
A monumental trip I had was in going to Fairmount, Indiana to shoot a short form documentary. I had become a fan of James Dean over time, and decided to capture moments, interviews,
and all during the annual James Dean Festival in his hometown of Fairmount. This was done in late September, and 'Deaners' is in post-production currently, with the goal of being fully completed in
February. Hoping to have it potentially have festival attention, and then will eventually share it for all to see. If you haven't 'liked' the facebook page for it, I sure would appreciate your support by doing so. You can follow along and see more photos there:
Also, in my entertainment world:
- 'Walk-Ons' (my first Casting Director job) had some film festival attention!: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3653110/
- I worked on a couple of spec commercials with Eric Bader, one for Liberty Mutual, and one for
Justin Sorvillo, Me, Barrett Gregory,
Ashleigh Boiros for 'Parallel'
- I played a douchey boss in 'Parallel', a project created by Barrett Gregory, and we shot it at Universal Studios in September...
|Me, Andrew Kadikian (Director) and Maxwell Chase|
- I got to play a douchey boss elf (seeing a theme lately) for 'That Bastard Santa', shot for the 48-hour film project-Los Angeles in November (Holiday Edition). It was nominated for a handful of
Some cast/crew of 'That Bastard Santa' at
festival screening for 48-hour film project
|At festival screening for 48-hour|
film project for 'That Bastard Santa'
Best wishes for the New Year for you...