News & Views

The News & Views page is where you'll find updates on what MacLeod is up to and hopefully a thoughtful reflection or funny story here and there. This is the blog of my blog-site.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Urban Ninjas

Anyone who believes in cool things and all things awesome check out this video on youtube:

Frank Harts directed me to the site. It's simply incredible.

Busy Week

This week in auditions:

Short Film by Gabriel Winer-The character was like James Bond only rougher. As I'm noticing is kind of a trend in New York, sides were supplied upon arrival. It was a full page of monologue to be delivered in a British accent with about 1 minute total of looking over the script. It's a good thing I find auditions fun or else that could have been stressful. The role would be really fun to play though. The Director and Producer seemed like good guys too.

Shoulder Wound-Just auditioned today at Bowling/Miscia Casting for the character "Shoulder Wound" for the NBC pilot Kings, which tells a modern version of the story of the legendary king David. My character is a soldier, who has a wounded shoulder. I would be involved in a pretty cool action scene so keep your fingers crossed for me!
The show will feature Ian Mcshane and Christopher Egan.

Sprint Rapper-Tomorrow I am auditioning for a Sprint Commercial at Endeavor for which I must rap. I would like to thank Dana Yeaton for helping me prepare when he used me for a staged reading last year of his play Red Shirts in which I played Dante, a black, rapping, football player from LA... I must say I think I did a good job considering I'm a white, soccer player from Kentucky.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Brown and the Barber

Brown was beautiful. Amazing architecture.

They've also got insane connections that made me wonder why I never applied there.

Let's just say I held direct discourse with Martin Scorsese and Tom Rothman of Fox Films. Mind bender.

I also just got home to Brooklyn and stopped by a barber shop that was recommended to me. I asked for a trim and just a little off of the sides and top. They mostly speak spanish there, so I then made a small space between my index finger and thumb to indicate how little I'd like taken off. Unfortunately, he must have taken this to mean how short I'd like my hair to be and proceeded to dig into the side of my head with his barber sheers. I look a bit like a Marine now and am wondering how I should go about explaining this to my agents. Hot weather's on the way though so it's nice to feel the breeze. My career concerns aside it is somewhat liberating to break from the requisite vanity of being an actor.

Friday, April 18, 2008

4-20 not just great for green

4/20 is also my birthday! It's terribly ironic that I don't smoke pot. To celebrate, I'm going to return from this festival and audition for a student film TIDE being done by a NEW SCHOOL student.

Maybe I'll go by Magnolia to get myself a cupcake.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Headed to Ivy Film Festival!

Tuesday Morning, the film I shot with director Brian Siegele in Colorado Springs has been accepted at the Ivy Film Festival at Brown University in Rhode Island. "The Ivy Film Festival is currently the largest intercollegiate film festival in the world." Tuesday Morning has also screened at the Toronto International Short Film Festival and many others.

On Friday I'm meeting Brian in New Haven, CT and we're driving up. I had to cancel a meeting with a friend but hopefully he won't begrudge me too much as MARTIN SCORSESE is delivering a master class address!

It looks like it's going to be a fun weekend!