Saturday, 28 July 2012

It's My Shout

So, turns out I got little part in one of the 10 year anniversary It’s My Shout films, in conjunction with YMCA Barry. We filmed on the 23rd - 25th July. It was incredible fun. The makeup was the best part. I met some great people and wish everyone the best of luck for the future. It was great to work on set with fantastic people! Thanks everyone! 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

1960s Headshots by Thomas Bannister. Hair and makeup by Tegan Cecil

1920s Headshots by Thomas Bannister. Hair and Makeup by Tegan Cecil


Yes, that’s right, I’ve been getting busy and getting new headshots taken to better my portfolio. Work has been slow and I have really realised that I need to step up my game in making me desirable to casting directors. One way in which I thought I could do this is character headshots. Making it more obvious that I am fully capable of playing certain characters in certain time periods. At first, I was going to do headshots from every decade starting with the 1920s. However, I realised that a lot of these are similar and it wouold just be too many photos, so I narrowed it down. 
Now, I have focused on three decades. The 1920s, 1940s and 1960s. I have decided to focus on the actual types of characters that I would love to play. I thoroughly enjoy period dramas, one of my best being Downton Abbey. I have also been told I have a very period look about me and my acting style suits those roles. I would have loved to have been one of the Downton Ladies in the last series set in the 1920s. I love that era. The dancing, the fashion, the liberation after the war, balanced with the suffering and struggle in trying to get people’s lives back in order, usually missing family members. The 1940s also brings me to one of my utmost favourite times in history to act. I have always been a great fan of the ATA (the ….) and playing a woman ferry pilot would be an absolute dream. 1960s is also a great era to play, in my opinion. I love the freedom and the way that people moved their bodies and expressed themselves. Basquiat and Factory Girl being two of my favourite movies, watching this era being represented is a dream, and it would be a dream to play a character in one of these worlds. 
So, I am hoping that now, after showing myself physically as these characters, it may be easier for a casting director to envision me playing one of these parts and I am hoping it opens me up to a lot more roles than before. I have also huge plans with updating my showreel, and I will have that done, hopefully by the end of September, after the next few projects have been completed. 
The finals will be posted above, unfortunately, there has been a delay in the 1940s but I will post them as soon as I have them.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Meeting People = More Great Projects

Networking is key to this industry. Attending workshops and classes is one of the best ways to meet people and that is what brought me to meeting Ray Hill. I met him at Peter Wooldridge’s actors workshop and from there we started talking about filmmaking, writing and producing. 
Well, from there, Ray asked to meet me to get involved in a project that he was starting. He mentioned me, not only acting in it, but co-writing which has got me very excited! Earlier this evening we did in fact meet and Ray went through his story for a feature. We discussed ideas, how the script would progress and I believe it could turn into something quite good. 
Next steps now, are to move start researching and then start writing. We are planning on meeting once a week to go through what we have done and whether I am on the write lines. I am really looking forward to seeing how this will progress.