From tour guide to extra to starring in his first feature film. In my talk with Cilléin we nerd out on a range of topics including Asian horror films versus American horror, French cinema, and Irish filmmaking. And, we discuss his film "The New Music"
To find out more about Cillein you can visit:
Built to Fail Productions: https://www.instagram.com/builttofailproductions/
The New Music: http://thenewmusic.ie/
The short we mention at the end of the discussion. "Hallow Win" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=794fA1NkoxY
Kendal is a Los Angeles based actress who has a lot of great advice to give about living in the city most actors want to be. She has been working as an actress since she was a teenager and tells a few stories about how things have changed over the years in the industry. Dealing with rejection from auditions. Finding the right manager to work with, and developing that relationship. As well as some of the benefits of being a member of SAG-AFTRA.
To find out more about Kendal you can visit:
Have you ever wondered the difference between a sound designer, a sound editor, and a foley artist is? If so this is the podcast for you. Today I am speaking with Glenn Kaufman who is a freelance sound editor and designer.
Glenn is full of knowledge and relays a few stories of his times on the set, while also explaining what the difference between a designer and foley artist is. And he provides some advice for people looking to get into editing as a career.
The sound editor’s responsibilities are to prepare all dialogue, background sounds, sound effects, and music for the final mix.
Sound Designers are responsible for providing any required sounds to accompany screen action. They work closely with the production mixer, sound supervisor, the editor, and the director to create an original sound element
To find out more about Glenn you can visit:
Eamon started his career a bit later than most. First begining with a traditional career before getting a role as an extra in a theatrical production that had nearly every great actor in Ireland in it.
After that, he did an acting foundation course as the Gaiety school in 1994 before going back to his day job. Then in 2006, he got into standup comedy before as Maisie Elliott for 7 years. Then in 2012, he started classes with The Focus Theatre, where he also worked in bar and box office. Finished training with them in 2016 and Started acting full time.
To find out more about Eamon you can visit:
Shane moved from Ireland to Vancouver BC a few years ago to see if he could make it as an actor. Now that he is back in Ireland we have a chat about his experiences while over there. He shares a few casting stores, we talk about the various casting sites that are out there, and some of the ones that are working for us. We also talked about how as you age and change you need to be aware of your playing type changing.
To find out more about Shane you can visit:
In this episode of "Diary of an Unemployed Actor," I speak with Laura Mobilia who has a great story about getting on the wrong bus that leads to a 10-year career performing in radio dramas. She has also written, produced, and performed in a show that has aired on television in Argentina.
To find out more about Laura you can visit:
To find out more about The Galaxy of Dreams" ----> "La Galaxia de los Sueños"
To find out more about "Música viajera" ---> "Traveller music"
We spend a decent amount of time talking about mutual friends and acquaintances that we have worked with other the years. Patrick also talks about his experiences working as an extra on Vikings and Game of Thrones.
To find out more about Patrick you can visit:
Note: There are a couple mild swear words in this episode.
In Episode 5, we talk about the joys of finding a good creative partner to work with. We discuss her first acting role as a lead and the nerves that go along with memorizing a 6-page monologue. And we talk about even though you are a bit shy get out and do the things you want to do.
To find out more about Silvana you can visit:
Lockdown Film Club: https://www.facebook.com/TheLockdownFilmClub/
Mary! Mary! Mary!: https://www.facebook.com/nosleep.org/videos/2019220835049995/
We discuss the importance of having creativity in your life. Also, when it comes to acting the importance of promoting yourself in a way that gets your name out there without being obnoxious about it. We also reminisce of when we started out people used to have headshots in black and white attached to a resume/CV that they would take around with them and send out and how that has changed.
To find out more about Juliette you can visit:
In this episode, I talk with actor Aidan O Sullivan. With the lockdown/shutdown he is in rural Donegal by the sea and mountains and using the "downtime" to write short films and a stand-up comedy set. Reading books that have been sitting around the house and waiting to be ready. We also discuss different studies for acting and workshops, and the value they provide to the performer. And his thoughts on relocating from Dublin to London for acting work.
And we share the stories of how we are keeping ourselves during the quarantine. And our tea preferences while stuck at home.
Connect with Aiden:
In this interview with Clare Millane, we discuss creating your own work an actor or actress, and if you are creating work for yourself how to avoid burnout. We also discuss the value of having a good network of filmmakers that you can call on to assist with projects. Along with many other topics.
Connect with Claire:
Most podcasts and interview shows talk to the big stars, the actors and actresses with publicists who tell them what stories to tell and how to promote their projects. I’d like to hear from the rest of us trying to make a living as performers - the people starring in independent films and shorts, the supporting artists and background performers. I would like to hear from those in the theatre.
“Diary of an Unemployed Actor” is not just about promoting projects, it is to provide a source of education for those making a living as performers or those who want to learn more about making a living as actors and actresses. A podcast for learning and entertainment.
The show is hosted by Milo Denison. You can follow him at: