Wednesday morning: Jo heads to a student short film shoot. I grab a cuppa tea, sit down and work on my screenplay. Get on the mat and do my yoga. About to move on to my vocal workout when the phone goes:
“Hi Jef, one of the actors didn’t show up! I told the director you might be able to fill the role. What d’ya think?”
“Jo, I haven’t booked a single job this year, if I get any rustier I’ll need a tetanus injection. Tell Mr. Director I’m on my way!”
Now here’s the thing: at the beginning of this week I saw my bank account – not a pretty picture. I also got a call from my events job for a few days of work. Hooray!
Except…for some reason I didn’t take the work. If I’d taken the work I would have earned more money, but I wouldn’t have been available for this shoot. And I wouldn’t have spent two days on a film set meeting fellow actors and a bunch of fresh film makers.
On top of this I found myself on a student film set again, which hasn’t happened in a while. And this got me thinking I need to explore this avenue again because there’s a lot to be gained from flexing my acting muscles more regularly instead of holding out for weightier credits.