Keeping the Passion Alive in 2017

It has been a long time dream and goal of mine to land a lead role in a feature film so when I finished playing a lead role in a short Punjabi Sikh film titled, “Nishchay Kar Aapni Jeet Karo” late last year in 2016 I knew I was close to achieving this goal.

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Behind the scenes of Punjabi Sikh short, “Nishcay Kar Aapni Jeet Karo”

Thus entering 2017, a numerological number one year symbolising a time of beginnings I was stoked to land an audition for a leading role in…you guessed it a feature film! Without trying to get too emotionally charged about the opportunity, I felt very strongly about this audition than any other as the role felt familiar to me playing a creative, whimsical, bohemian yet driven character.

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Pre Audition selfie

When I received a message a few days later to attend a call back I still tried my best not to get too excited yet inside I was naturally over the moon.

As an artist it is hard not to be swayed by your feelings as this is what drives you to deliver a performance so to subdue them is almost impossible contrary to what we are advised!   Regardless I put on my professional demeanor and attended the call back with props and costume at the ready as requested.  What made this call back different from any other is I was required to paint onto canvas. It has been a long time since I have painted however as a child and teen I always thoroughly enjoyed art and actually really missed expressing this part of me.  Again I tried my best to not get too excited and let myself slip into the role.

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Various past (amateur) work with background image featuring the beginnings of a tree painting outline created during the call back ~

I came away from the call back feeling as though I stepped out of a dream, did I really just get into character? I felt as if I truly stepped into another realm or dimension for a moment.  I quickly shrugged off this experience and tried my best to forget about it all as actors this is our only way to protect ourselves from the potential news of rejection.

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To be continued…


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