Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Who's Afraid of Jerusalem?

I just had one of the most interesting phone conversations of my life. The director of this movie in Jerusalem called me and we talked about it. You could say it was a phone interview, but that's not how people audition in this business. It's definitely not how I've ever gotten a part. They always want to see you face to face.

We tried to do Skype, but that didn't work out. I don't know how well Skype works in Israel, but in China, it's hit and miss. It only took a few disconnections for him to suggest we talk on the phone.

I've definitely been offered the part. No further auditions are necessary. Apparently, the producer I met in Hong Kong has enough pull and the director liked my “American attitude”.

Why would they even want me in the first place? That's a good question. The character is an American who goes to Jerusalem and disrupts the lives of the main characters. I think I can play American. She's also a dancer. There's only one dance scene, but it's pivotal, so they need someone who can actually dance.

How did I even get the part? That's a more interesting question. One of the producers is in Hong Kong on vacation. He saw me dance onstage and wanted me to fly to Jerusalem for an audition. To make life easier, I suggested he come watch me play Honey. That was my audition. The character in this movie isn't the same as Honey, but she's a similar outsider who doesn't fit in with everyone else. If I go to Jerusalem to film a movie, I think I could play an outsider who doesn't fit in.

I still haven't signed anything, but from talking to the director, he seems to think it's a done deal. A million things can still go wrong, but it looks like I might be taking a trip to Jerusalem in the near future. Assuming I can do it without losing my job.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds like an amazing opportunity. Israel of all places. The food there is good

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  2. Nothing's set in stone yet, but I'm looking forward to it. Especially the food.

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