May 18, 2013
Checking out this documentary while organizing callbacks. Recommended, and currently streaming on Netflix.
Former Director of Love In Action John Smid, Zach Stark who wrote the initial blogs and went through the Refuge program, playwright and former Love In Action “client” Peterson Toscano, several more former “clients”, and the community organizers who started the demonstrations all give really insightful interviews.
Has anyone else seen?

Checking out this documentary while organizing callbacks. Recommended, and currently streaming on Netflix.

Former Director of Love In Action John Smid, Zach Stark who wrote the initial blogs and went through the Refuge program, playwright and former Love In Action “client” Peterson Toscano, several more former “clients”, and the community organizers who started the demonstrations all give really insightful interviews.

Has anyone else seen?

May 1, 2013
Pitcher’s got a big butt…

Pitcher’s got a big butt…

November 15, 2012
Just received a still from an upcoming episode of They Live Among Us!

Just received a still from an upcoming episode of They Live Among Us!

September 10, 2012
From casting, to filming, to post, to distribution - happy one year anniversary, They Live Among Us!
(Maybe I did geek out seeing my name on the poster. Maybe I did.)

From casting, to filming, to post, to distribution - happy one year anniversary, They Live Among Us!

(Maybe I did geek out seeing my name on the poster. Maybe I did.)

September 4, 2012

Anonymous said: I really admire you. What is it like to live in southern Cali, producing, acting, working with musicians (which is the one I am most jealous of, lol)? Practically everyone I know tells me not to even attempt to move down there to pursue work, I want to be a musician/songwriter, because I will be starving on the streets, so I'm in college pretty miserable; but I guess the fact that I haven't mastered my craft doesn't help. What musicians have you personally meet (while working)?

It’s the kind of life I dreamt about as a kid. Though back then, in my head I was also married to Jordan Knight. Or a Backstreet Boy.

Do what you love. People are always telling others not to do something, that they can’t succeed. That person isn’t the one who’ll have to live with any regrets, nor are they the ones making the decisions. Live for yourself.

However, Los Angeles is a pretty unforgiving town, and not yet mastering your craft doesn’t exactly help. But it’s not impossible if you’re taking steps now, while in college, to master your skills. And if you’re serious about wanting to be a musician/songwriter, I hope you are.

Never kept a list of musicians I’ve met while working. Don’t even really know what counts as personally meeting - conversation over drinks? Name exchange? Handshake? Head nod?

May 26, 2012
macaromee:

Don’t mind me, I want to document my progress. (Taken with instagram)

I am so, so, so, so, so proud of you!!

macaromee:

Don’t mind me, I want to document my progress. (Taken with instagram)

I am so, so, so, so, so proud of you!!

March 9, 2012

Updating here has been pretty non-existent over the past several weeks and I almost wish I could say it was due to jetsetting all over the world, hob-nobbing with the greats, feigning interest in caviar, and so forth of whatever is included in the new American Dream.

Instead, I’ve been here in Los Angeles, writing, casting, and finally: entering pre-production of my new internet series. I have my own version of the Dream.

You know that feeling when you wake up one morning and think, I just can’t continue doing what I’ve been doing. I can’t. I could, physically, but mentally, I need to grow. I need to do something else. So that’s what direction I’ve been turning in. And it’s scary, forging ahead on a new path when you were pretty comfortable on the one already well traveled. But ‘comfortable’ is for when I’m eighty with grandchildren sitting around my rocker asking for stories.

In the past month or so, I’ve been working on casting several new internet series and other projects, headed up to the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the NewFilmmakers LA crew, saw Van Halen live in concert for the very first time (and can’t forget Kool & the Gang!), worked on a pretty disturbing short film with the wonderful actor Clint Howard, and have continued my exploration of Los Angeles. I now understand why people love Runyon Canyon. On a clear day, there’s no better place then at the top, sitting peacefully and taking in the Pacific Ocean to Downtown LA and everything in between. I love this city. Always will.

Now I must be off. I may not be sipping mimosas with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast, but I do have a pretty exciting shoot this afternoon. Followed by writing, casting, writing, casting… If I ever, ever complain, smack me.

January 11, 2012
Back lots & sushi socks.

Back lots & sushi socks.

December 16, 2011

One of my favorite parts of working with New Filmmakers LA is getting a chance to see all of the shorts, documentaries, and features that they show in their programs. After viewing all of the films for December, I’m going to start recommending a couple that need to be checked out and requested in your area as soon as possible.

BROTHERLY LOVE was the stand out of the short film program. Directed by Choice Skinner, the film is about three brothers (Skinner, Farley Jackson, and Sheldon Smith) who “are confronted with a horrible act committed by the youngest due to the pressure of bullying from a local gang”. Selling people out here: but I heard sniffling from the sold-out crowd. More than my own, for the record.

I also had the chance to talk with Choice before and after his screening, and that man has so many projects in various stages of production, along with teaching acting classes, I don’t know how he was even able to step away to attend the screening. If Brotherly Love is an example of what he can do though, then I can’t wait to see what he has coming next.

September 19, 2011

davidfuternick:

Acting Reel (2011)

Here’s my updated Acting Reel.  Help a brother out and pass it around, REBLOG it and, for god’s sake, hire me for things.  Thanks to my pal Matt Pollock for editing.

Friends, check out his reel. There’s no breast slapper, but I’m pretty sure he could play one on TV.

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