Today is the first time ever i went to a casting!
It is for an independent movie 'Today is the day'
The story is about a stewardess who went to a fortune teller. She got her fortune told that she only got a short time to live and that means she has got to be laid!
It is an English speaking movie and the shoot is in Shanghai.
So i went there to the studio, it is produced by Meiwenti productions, the producer and director is Mr Juan Vargas.
First they asked me to wait, since there are other actors and actress and then the producer gave me a short line where i can memorize or read it directly.
After waiting for awhile, they call me inside a room. There are 2 girls and the producer himself with a laptop and a small camera facing the sofa.
So i guess i should sit on the sofa.
After i sat down, the girl told me to tell her about myself where i do briefly, this reminded me of every interview that i went to, and then the acting part started. She told me to act from the lines they gave me, i can still remember it, it was like this:
me: hey, superstar *smile real big*
patrick: what do u want, xiao ling(or something like that, i have a hard time remembering Chinese names)
me: *look hurt but try to smile* i wanted to celebrate that you are the champion this week (approximately like that)
patrick: i am not in the mood!
me: I can see that!
patrick: get out, i don't want to see your face
me: you are so rude!
patrick: rude? wait until you see this! *slams the door in front of my face*
But i don't really have to act it out, i just have to read it and give facial expression while sitting on the sofa facing the camera. Afterwards, they asked me to tell a joke, where i told them about a bear who turned Christian and then they asked me to act out several facial expression, sad, angry, scared, bored, and lastly....they asked me to DANCE!
Well...i was excited to be able to be in an actual casting! Even if they don't pick me, i am still happy i got a new experience!
more details about the movie> www.TodayIsTheDayMovie.com
the production company> http://www.meiwentiproductions.com/Meiwenti_Productions/Home.html
note: meiwenti in Chinese means no problem. HEHE
A CREATIVE AND FUNNY NAME FOR A COMPANY!
Updated Saturday 24 October 2009:
I managed to get a part. As a hot chick. It is a non speaking part. I am a little bit disappointed but hey, at least i got a part!
hehehe, it's a start! We always have to start somewhere to begin, don't we? How do you ever walk through that door if you don't move your ass from that comfy seat of yours and use your hand to open that door handle and use your feet to walk and use your eyes to see? When you are feeling burdened and heavy that means you are sacrificing something, and that also means, you are in the process of getting a self improvement! Once you are over with that burdened and heavy kinda feeling, suddenly you realized you just gained a skill, something, a new attitude, or an experience, that's why whenever you feel heavy, difficult, burdened, do not give up, walk through it step by step, just like climbing a steep tall mountain. The taller the mountain the more difficult the climb. But once you are done, once you are on top, you get the result.. ey? It is beautiful!
To see the casting result, go here: http://todayistheday.weebly.com/casting-results.html