So my agent called me in early August asking me if I wanted to audition for a Halloween commercial for Starz.
Checking the audition info, I noticed I was free for the audition AND the shoot date, something that rarely happens.
The audition was for werewolves, vampires & zombies.
Me: What should I dress for?
Agent: Vampire. Definitely Vampire.
Taking a brief poll of my fellow CSF-ers resulted in a bizarre conversation where people fought passionately for my look. Vampire VS Zombie.
So, as usual, I frantically print out a headshot and resume, stapling and cutting as I drive. 2.5 hours in the car round trip from Boulder early in the AM, the same day I open Complete Works at Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
Starz: What are you here for?
Starz: Ummmm. No. Definitely Werewolf.
My 30 second audition consisted of a slate and then pretending I was a Werewolf dad posing for a photo with a reluctant wereson. Also pretend you are on a swingset.
I must excude wereman because somehow I landed the spot.
Spent three hours in a makeup chair, hosted by Todd Debreceni. Awesome fun. 2 hours on set. 30 minutes to eat five minutes worth of food (you try eating covered in hair, fangs and molded claws). 1.5 hours to exit the makeup.
Total blast and my first legit commercial. Should I be afraid that the only one I have booked... covered my face so well my mother still doubts that it is me as Weredad?
You be the judge.