Some Last Day: A Dark Comedy

As a creative, we're always working. When the buzz starts on a project we previously worked on, like the film I starred in "Some Last Day," we've most likely completed several other films.
 
We may be further down that yellow brick road, but that doesn't make the experience of watching your work on-screen any less magical.
 

"Some Last Day" (Julio Antonio Toro; Lisann Valentin; Adrian Martinez)
 
I've done so much since we shot Some Last Day, but I cannot wait to see this short film, written and directed by Adel L. Morales. This dark comedy (one of my favorite genres) is in the final stages of production.

It's always an honor to work with a great cast and crew, especially films that are by Latinos. And I am so grateful to have earned the  "Hollyhood [Productions] fave,"  title, coined by this innovative director and production company. Looking forward to working with Hollyhood again real soon!

Being Free To Be Myself


As creatives we sometimes struggle with opening up to people. At least that's my experience. I'm actually a very sensitive person so I put up a lot of walls to protect myself just enough to be able to take constructive criticism and to grow as an artist. This is of course necessary to some degree. But it's a fine line, since as an actor, allowing ourselves to be vulnerable in the moment is so very important. 

Forget the Rules

One thing I've learned about acting, is that you can certainly make up your own rules.

There are so many articles out there about what to do, and what not to do as an actor and in the audition room. There are so many rules about how to go about this, and how to go about that, but in the end, it's totally up to you. What works for someone else may not work for you and vice versa.

However the one consistent and valuable piece of advice I've heard is this: be yourself (the article from Marci Phillips certainly sums it all up).

Simple right? It should be. But it isn't if you're sitting around thinking you have to be this, and look like that.  

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