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It's official: Our Beautiful Disaster, NO Productions' fund raising cabaret show is coming! November 24th at Space Academy in Christchurch. A celebration of shows and people who've contributed to them over the years. The show culminates in a wee bit of, er, Boylesque.... Yes, Johnny Bordeaux will be making a brief appearance!
I've applied for several 'seft tape' audition tests. So far I've been accepted to the Equity one, with a couple more to hear from. At least it has pushed me to sort out a Showcast profile. I'll let you know how I get on.
My neighbour was a student at Ara and worked on a mobile game as part of his course. I helped him as a voice, dialogue and story consultant, and inevitably ended up voicing some stuff for it. I'm STILL trying to get my hands on some video screen grabs so I can make a vid and post it here.
Next year, by popular demand, I will be reprising my role in the one-act comedy Lover Boy, as the hapless strippagram Johhny Bordeaux, for Brick Road Productions! Not sure of venue yet, or exact dates.
Related to Lover Boy is another long term project: I've rejoined the gym, in an effort to reclaim my body from ageing and so I won't feel so bad when performing in Lover Boy.
UPDATE: All was going well until lockdown happened. Then I put back on all the weight I lost. I'm now back to where I was just before lock-down, but a bit more muscley. Next step is to get a lot more muscle and lose a lot of weight.
The new promo I voiced for Ethique Concentrates has now launched and it's BRILLIANT! There's a link to it on the VOICE page. I'm very pleased with the result! I was even more pleased to find that this gig came to me on the recommendation of a guy I worked with ages ago when he was still a film student! it's all about contacts... Also, I beat out a big name NZ voice artist to get this gig!
If you live in NZ or Australia and you haven't seen the awesome movie I was in, The Stolen, head over to YouTube. Go to Stan Walker's channel and you'll find it there for a limited time. Not only was he in the movie, he also wrote and performed the beautiful song at the end of the movie.
After several years voicing ads for NZME I was 'downsized' last year, as they're now voicing most stuff 'in-house.' So, it was great to get an email from my studio guru there asking what my rates were, as Lamb & Hayward's new ad needed re-voicing by me! It's currently getting a LOT of play on local radio, and I got more for recording those 30 and 15 second ads than I used to get from NZME for a whole session of 8 to 10 ads. Revenge is sweet!
I've done a few things over the years for the Christchurch-based escape room group, Codebreakers. I recently shot some video pieces for their new escape room adventure, Art Heist, in which I play shady art gallery owner, Devlin Cross. Their new venue in Christchurch is now up and running (The launch party was amazing!) and I recommend you have a go if you get the chance. Here's a pic of me in the Art Heist room at the launch party, standing in front of my 'portrait'.