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Time to fill you all in!

2015 has been a crazy and productive year! I've gotten back into writing, moved into a great new apartment with a friend and now we have our own office, gotten a lot of auditions, wrapped on a feature called The Cardinal Rule where I got to play a detective, shot a few short films, and booked a role on the show Powers! I was also involved in a trailer for a series called Fled that has been pitched to Netflix, was involved in a spec Doritos commercial for the Super Bowl competition, and got behind the camera for three short films as well! Much more to come, I can guarantee it!!!

Happy New Year!!!

While 2015 is only 2 days old, and already I am extremely busy, I just wanted to take a look back on 2014 before moving forward.

2014 was a year of change. I left the northeast where I have spent my entire life, giving up my apartment in NYC and leaving all my friends behind to venture out to Atlanta to pursue my dreams and passions. It was scary, it was difficult, and more than once I wondered if I made the right choice. 

Then I found my home. 

I started taking class at Premiere Actors Network, and I was welcomed in with open arms. I have pushed myself though the difficulties, both social and financial, and have become more focused and ready than ever before. I made it into our showcase, and really had a great time (see video two posts earlier!) and also signed with a great agent! I have recently completed the first draft of a screenplay and am working on two series projects with some new friends as well as gearing up to shoot a web series another friend has put together. There is still a lot of work to be done, but I feel that this year is going to be amazing.

I do miss NYC and my friends there, but my passion and my heart are happy and I know great things are coming. I look forward to the future and am thankful for the chances I have received and the new friends I made.

No post about my gratitude and happiness, however, would be complete without thanking my family. My mother, father, sister, brother-in-law, uncles, and aunts have all been so extremely supportive and helpful through this transition and I cannot say thank you enough! I truly am blessed to have such amazing people in my life. 

Now, bring on 2015!

Showcase Success

Our class at Premiere Actors Network seriously brought some talent to the stage for our showcase! Congrats to everyone involved!!! Take some time to enjoy! (If you don't have a ton of time, my scene starts at 13:56 and my improv is at 1:10:04) #acting #passion #LoveWhatYouDo #create

PAN Showcase

NYC to ATL

After a great run and amazing experiences in NYC, I have taken a new step towards my goals and dreams by moving to Atlanta to make my way into to film business. Focused and determined, I am very excited for this new opportunity and cannot wait  to see what Georgia has to offer. A new chapter is being written, and I have no doubt it will be a good one. I'll always love you NYC, but now I call ATL home!

 

Halfway Home

Iago with Desdemona's handkerchief ready to put the plot in motion. 

Iago with Desdemona's handkerchief ready to put the plot in motion. 

We're halfway through the run of Othello, and playing Iago is everything I had hoped it could be. A challenge, sure, but I am having the time of my life performing one of the greatest villains ever written and pushing myself out of my comfort zone and to new limits. Working with a strong cast, I have been able to explore, push, create, and enjoy myself through this whole process. Plus, I got to choreograph the fight sequences as well! I feel so alive and cannot wait to continue on with my career with all I have learned! But first, I still have 8 more shows to do!!! See you all soon!

It's almost time!

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After lots of preparation, rehearsal and study, we are only 9 days away from opening!!! I am blessed to be working on a show I love with such incredibly talented people. I cannot thank them enough for their dedication and patience. It has not been the easiest journey, but it has been a great one. Can't wait for opening night!

Tickets are available online at: 

http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?EID=&showCode=OTH11&BundleCode=&PackageCode=&GUID=585b9457-1357-4267-9362-fb0b8c088431

Hope to see you there! 

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It has all come to this!!

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It's been an incredible year so far! 3 plays (one NYC premiere, one Shakespeare, and one Chekhov), 1 one act festival, 2 supporting roles in films and 3 leads, not to mention the founding of our own film company! But now comes the biggest challenge to date: Iago.

Yesterday was the first day of rehearsal, and this is a role I have dreamt about (and talked about) since college. Unsure if the day would ever come, I am both nervous and excited to undertake this massive challenge! Plus, my parents are coming up from Florida for the show, and that gives me so much more to fight for! I love them, and cannot thank them enough for all their love and support!

A week in the life of an actor.

I just had to share how awesome and crazy this week was! We finished filming our short for The Sparrow Film Festival, I then made a Zombie cameo in my buddy's film, and then went on to perform in The Seagull for the rest of the week. Just a quick side by side (by side) for you all! Man, do I love what I do!!!

The many faces of Michael Finn. 

Cowboys

Me and my friend Fady Kerko playing cowboys who wind up on the wrong end of a gun.

A rare photo opportunity on the set of Thaumatrope Films' "Where the Cowboys Go Sneaking."  My good friend Fady Kerko and I got to play cowboys who murdered a girl and kidnapped another only to have the tables turned on us. Always a good time when working with friends!

DORD days...

During a long day of filming "Disfunctional Optomistic Romantic Drama," aka DORD, we needed a little comic relief on set, so we did a couple takes with some silly accents thrown in for good measure. It lightened the mood and we were able to keep on cruising from there! Plus, life needs a blooper reel.

The Black Book (NYC Premiere)

This summer I got to be a part of something special; and NYC premiere of a new play called The Black Book. Now if you're thinking what I initially thought, that it was going to be a rom-com, or love story, you'd be wrong too. It was a twisting tale of a professor and his friend who were trying to find a struggling young man who seemed on the verge of suicide. And while I won't spoil it here, the ending was mind-blowing. Hoping to find a new home for the show still

Click on the pic below to see a few more!