I recently spent thanksgiving with a man I call a father. I was not aware that this thanksgiving was the last time I would see him. He was my dads best friend. He was at the hospital when I was born. He was the man that put cash in my hand when I was just a boy and demanded that I buy myself candy. He took on a great responsibility after my dad passed away. He happily took me under his wing guiding me and pushing me to be the best man I could be. I remember countless times being yelled at for all the right reasons. I remember him showing affection when needed and teaching me lessons to help me build myself into the man that I am.
He was the man that made up a contract with me when I was a little boy. The contract stated that I would take care of him someday when I make it big in acting. I signed it, he signed it and a witness signed it. Obviously it was all in good fun but it was another way to motivate myself to succeed not only for myself but for those around me. Now that he's gone I feel as if I have an even bigger obligation to succeed more than anything. He will forever have a spot in my heart.
I am very excited about the year to come! 2013 was a great year for me. I met so many great people in this crazy industry. I've worked with so many great people and I look forward to working with some of you in 2014. I have many reasons to be excited about this new year. There are so many promising opportunities to look forward to. Even if some don't lift off the ground I am beyond fortunate to have been given these chances. I look forward to creating more memories! I look forward to building stronger relationships with some of you not only for business but on a personal level too. Some of you I consider family. I don't want to have any specific new years resolutions. my main thing is that I want to keep improving in everything I am and everything I do. My knowledge, my business sense, my art, my passion, my love and my pursuit!
I had an amazing journey with my good friend writer/director/producer/actor and among other things, SHANE HAGEDORN. We took a road trip together to get to Missouri for the premiere of SURRENDER. a wonderful film I starred in earlier on in 2013 Thank you Michael Joiner for helping me make the connection. I got to spend time with all of the people that helped build that amazing movie.
I was flown to Florida for another screening of SURRENDER where I had some amazing meetings for some awesome opportunities for 2014. I was able to connect my mentor with some of the producers I am in contact with. I cannot wait to see what opportunities that will bring for all of our careers!
I starred in a music video for a German band that was a lot of fun and it seems to be getting a lot of positive attention! I really enjoy working with Jesse Low and Cassidy Bisher. We did the music video together and a Cooley Law School Commercial together. Great guys!
2014 is going to kick-off right with an ASHES OF EDEN premiere and the release of STANDING POST. I'm also excited to see where SURRENDER will go. There are talks of taking that film to the next level, I am excited to see how far that movie will go!
Let's do this!
Love the FIGHT!
Love the PURSUIT!