It's music that people can always relate to. Its music that fuels people in their drive. It makes movies, it makes moments, and it alters feelings. I've always been a fan of all types of music, and realized most of my day goes by accompanied by a life soundtrack. So I'm excited to be a part of a project that combines both my love of acting with my love for music. MIX & Master is a series created by Benjamin Hemingway and the production group, Poorductions. Directed by Justin Stewart, the show is about a recording studio carrying a famous reputation known as "The Vault." In present time, the studio is currently on a steep decline, under the direction of its falling producer, Mark Reid. Reid's boss sends in a new young artist by the name of Claire Palmer, along with a documentation crew to document her progress. At the same time, a new intern John Connolly starts working at the recording studio, his head full of dreams and expectations. But of course, nothing is exactly how people expect it to be, especially in this business. And in this studio particular....well its just better to not have expectations. Check out the trailer for the pilot here:
I've been very lucky with this production, and hold great excitement for it. I was cast in the role of Caleb, the body guard/ third member of a rap duo named "Greene Eggs and Hamilton." Yeah, there's a lot of confusion in that sentence. The character was originally just a body guard for the rap duo, not having any lines in the pilot. However, my audition and presence was so well liked (so I was told) that the creators decided to expand that role of Caleb and make him into an actual full fledged character. So I don't appear much in the pilot, but don't worry. There's much more Caleb to come. Whether or not that's a good thing, only time will tell.....and my acting of course.
What made me even more lucky with this project was that I was asked to also write for the show! That's right, I've officially dipped my pen into the ink well.....although its becoming clear that I should work on my metaphors. Actually I dont even think that's a metaphor....Its a work in progress. However, I've already written an episode, and have a few more to work on, so I'm expanding my talents it seem, and I couldn't ask for a better team to work with!
So. Are you excited yet! Because I sure as hell am! I bet you're asking yourself "But Ulisses, where can I see more of this Mix and Master?" to which I respond, That's a great question Timmy! Poorductions will be having a premiere of the pilot episode this upcoming weekend, 12/13/14! A great night is planned, including the pilot, a comedic stand up performance from Samuel J Gorenstein, who plays Gavin the Engineer in the show, and a musical performance from Claire Palmer (Haley Beauregard) and John Connolly (Ben Katagiri.) And who knows, perhaps you'll see Greene Eggs and Hamilton rolling around, followed by their protection, Caleb (That's me!) It'll all go down at the Troy Arts Center at 6:30 pm. Check out the links below for more information!
MIX AND MASTER PREMIERE EVENT
MIX AND MASTER FACEBOOK PAGE
Also, see more of the characters in the show from their Youtube videos! Yes, the characters have Youtube videos. That makes them real right?
REID'S RANTS: Ep 1 & 2
COOKING WITH CALEB: Ep 1 & 2
ENGINEERING THE TRUTH (with Gavin): Ep 1 & 2
CLAIRE PALMER'S PARAMORE COVER
And keep an eye out for Samuel J Gorenstein's comedy. He is absolutely hilarious, and definitely worth seeing. Check him at the end of December at Proctors!
MIX & MASTER
Created by Benjamin Hemingway
Produced by Steven O'Connor and Poorductions
Directed by Justin Stewart
Camera: Gary Flugge
Samuel J Gorenstein
This blog serves as an update on the crazy journey I will endure as I follow my dream of acting as a career, because who knows? Maybe this will be my origin story.