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Where’s the time gone? Seriously? Anyone?

Where’s the time gone? Seriously? Anyone?

Howdy folks,

So I’m going to update you on some of my latest goings ons. It may be a bit of a laundry list, it may not, I’m not quite sure yet. I’m just going to type it from the seat of my pants…however that works.

So what have I been up to these last few months, you may ask.  Well to start from some of the most recent news and move backward, I just finished filming an episode for the web series “Dicks”.  I play the hot young Cougar Bait to the older more financially stable woman 🙂  It was a comedy and was well written by Suzie Heaton.  I’ll be making some posts online, via facebook and/or twitter when they release the episode.

Speaking of releasing projects that I’ve acted in, my film “Lucky” where I had the pleasure of acting with the talent Colin Hanks, will open in theaters July 15th! That is very exciting to hear about its theatrical release.  Its also quite cool to let you know that I am still in the final cut 🙂

Furthermore, the film I acted in a few years ago, known as “April Showers” written and directed by the fantastic Andrew Robinson, was purchased by Warner Brothers and is now running On Demand.  So check your televisions for the feel good movie of the year 🙂  Basically, if you are unfamiliar, Andrew was a student at Columbine High School and it is written for his perspective of what happened during that tragic event.  I was fortunate enough to act with Tom Arnold in the film.  It was an amazing acting experience, plus I’ve met some of the most wonderful people from that project that I’m still in touch with today. Far too many to name!

It’s not all fun and games in the big Orange (It’s not really called that, but if New York is the Big Apple, then LA has to be some sort of big fruit, right?), there’s a lot of studying and practicing and rehearsing to be done.  I’m nearing completion of my 2 years of study of the Meisner Technique at the William Alderson Acting Studio.  I’ve learned so much and about how real behavior and being truthful are truly what make an actors performances a solid one.  Like Bill says, “The technique is like the floor to a dancer. It provides a strong place to push off from,” meaning the Meisner technique will provide as a solid foundation for me through my journey as an actor, providing many tools for me to draw from and further develop as I continue my studies of this craft.  This class will culminate in 3 weeks with our class hosting a free scene night (July 14th & 15th). My scene partner and I will be doing a scene from Lyle Kessler’s play Orphans.

Simultaneous to studying the Meisner technique, I’ve been studying at the acclaimed Improv Olympic West. They teach improvisation skills. I’ve learned great things like the importance of a characters POV, how important it is to truly listen, to making strong choices and the many other great things.  There are some definite parallels to Meisner and improv, although improv tends to be a little more comedic, which Meisner is more dramatic.

Last month, I acted in a film called “Screw the Script” written and directed by Ashley Ruskiewicz.  It had great reviews at its screenings.  I also wrote and produced my own film to act in with my friend Alex Barker called “That Guy” for the Do Something competition.  We were selected as finalists and ended up winning some prize money! Which, I am definitely not arguing there! 🙂 If you haven’t yet seen the film, check it out here

In addition to producing “That Guy”, I have been helping produce the film “The Garden” with Fellow Nebraskan Mike Montgomery. He’s won some awards including the Coca Cola Refreshing Filmmaker award in 2009.  The first time I met Mike, I could tell that he was talented, so I decided to contact him about any upcoming projects that he had on his slate to see if I could be a part of any of them.  That’s when he told me about “The Garden”.  An epic creation story set in 12,000 BCE Africa. So we’ve been producing this project ever since.  We’ve got everything filmed except the last 5 days.  So we are trying to raise some funds to finish the project.  If you feel like donating, any little bit helps.  And for $25 you’ll get a dvd of the finished film sent your way.  It’s a pretty awesome story.  Once its complete, we are going to be taking it to a lot of festivals and I’m pretty certain that will get some attention with it. Check it out yourself here

There’s a lot more that I could probably ramble on about, but that’s a lot to digest for right now, plus I’m going to continue reading the second of the three Hunger Games books. I am bound and determined to be in one of the 3 movies!  That’d be awesome!

Thanks for reading! You are truly appreciated!

Bryan McClure

PS- What do you think of my most recent headshots?

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One Response to “Where’s the time gone? Seriously? Anyone?”

  1. Dan McClure Says:

    Your website and headshots are looking really good. It is nice that you take the time to let people know how you are and what you have been up to. So as usual great job and keep up the good work.



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