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The Late Bloomer Actor

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This monthly podcast series, hosted by actor David John Clark, will focus on his journey as a late bloomer actor and the people that he has crossed paths with on that journey. You will hear words of wisdom and wonderful stories of self-discovery from actors and industry guests, all willing to share their learnings to assist you, the listener, and hopefully enable you to broaden your knowledge on this journey.

Location:

United States

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This monthly podcast series, hosted by actor David John Clark, will focus on his journey as a late bloomer actor and the people that he has crossed paths with on that journey. You will hear words of wisdom and wonderful stories of self-discovery from actors and industry guests, all willing to share their learnings to assist you, the listener, and hopefully enable you to broaden your knowledge on this journey.

Language:

English


Episodes

Back To The Future with Connor Clark

2/15/2024
A very special episode this month where I interview my son Connor Clark. In this conversation, Connor discusses his journey and aspirations in the acting industry. He shares his experience preparing for university and the benefits of formal education in acting. Connor also talks about his favorite movie and TV show locations explored while we enjoyed a family holiday in the USA over Christmas and the New Year. Also, the impact of a Broadway show, namely Back To The Future (the Musical) on his perception of theater. He reflects on when he first knew he wanted to be an actor and the importance of finding a supportive group of actors. Finally, Connor reflects on what he has learned from my acting journey and the importance of the business side of acting. Takeaways Check out Connor on IMDB. And check out Future Vision Pictures on YouTube. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:00:55:02

Australian TV and Film Acting with John Orcsik

1/15/2024
Season 3 starts off with an awesome conversation, John Orcsik, an experienced actor and founder of TAFTA, discusses his background in acting and the evolution of the Australian television industry. He shares insights into his time working with Crawford Productions and the impact of shows like Number 96. John also talks about the importance of believability in acting and the emotions training method. He highlights the need for actors to be real and present in their performances. The conversation concludes with a discussion on TAFTA and its goals in training actors. Takeaways Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:16:59

End Of Season Special 2023 with Greg Apps, Jeff Seymour & Tiffany Lyndall-Knight

10/15/2023
Are you ready to traverse the ever-changing landscape of the acting world with three industry stalwarts? Allow Greg Apps, Jeff Seymour and Tiffany Lyndall-Knight to guide you through the tumultuous events that shocked the acting world in 2023, including the actor strike in the US and the rising influence of AI in the creative realm. Hear the the group share their perspectives on these events, with Greg offering his insights from a casting angle,Jeff critiquing the fragility of an actor's existence and Tiffany looking out for the young actors just starting on the journey. Imagine a world where artificial intelligence dominates film-making and actors are replaced by CGI counterparts. Sounds like a scene from a dystopian film, right? But this scary future might be closer than you think. This episode delves into the potential implications of AI infiltrating the acting industry, altering the way films are created, and maybe even giving birth to unique new genres. We also touch on the critical matter of residual payments for actors whose images are used in AI productions and the necessity to uphold the value and respect accorded to actors. But it's not all gloom and doom. There's a silver lining, too. With the advent of AI, casting could see a revolution, simplifying the process for both casting directors and actors. Self-tapes could be the game-changer, helping actors to showcase their best scenes and, potentially, reducing the role of traditional casting. And while we're on the subject of change, we also discuss the impact of streaming services on actors' pay and the challenges they face in this rapidly evolving industry. So ready or not, the future is here, and it's time to adapt and evolve. Tune in to this riveting conversation and prepare for an eye-opening journey through the future of acting. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:10:02

Theatre, Unions and UBI with Tiffany Lyndall-Knight

9/15/2023
Get ready to be captivated as we engage in a riveting conversation with award-winning actor, director, and lecturer Tiffany Lyndall-Knight. Born in Canada and raised in Australia, Tiffany has cemented herself as an industry stalwart with several nominations for Jesse Theater Richardson Awards. Her prowess extends from the stage to the screen, featuring in hit shows like Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, and Supernatural. Her insights on navigating the acting realm are worth a listen for all, from the greenest novices to the most experienced professionals. We dig deep into Tiffany's journey, from the early beginnings winning a theatre competition in school, to founding her own theatre company and landing breakthrough roles in the Sci-Fi industry. Her story paints an inspiring picture of the importance of finding your tribe within the industry. We also navigate the intricate world of union action, as Tiffany shares her perspective as the National Vice President with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) on the ongoing strike action in Los Angeles. But Tiffany's world isn't limited to acting and directing. As our conversation progresses, we also touch on timely and relevant topics like the potential benefits of Universal Basic Income (UBI) for actors, sexual harassment in the entertainment industry, and the importance of formal actor training. Her insights, backed by her vast experience and astute observations, make this an enlightening episode that you won't want to miss. Get comfortable, tune in, and let's explore the world of acting with Tiffany Lyndall-Knight. Check Tiffany out on IMDB. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:03:29

The Actors Strike with Audrey Moore

8/15/2023
Are you ready to pull back the curtain on the Hollywood acting scene and see the reality behind the glitz and glamour? This conversation with Audrey Moore, renowned LA actress and host of the Audrey Helps Actors podcast, offers a raw and in-depth exploration of the actors' strike, the impact of AI on acting, and the stark economic realities faced by actors. Drawing on her extensive experience in the industry, Audrey offers a unique perspective on the unsustainable corporate model of 'good, fast and cheap' and the resulting erosion of labor rights and fair compensation. We venture into a thought-provoking discussion on the potential dangers of copyright infringement and the implications of AI on the acting profession. Are we on the brink of a revolution where AI replaces human actors, or can we find a balance that ensures actors are compensated fairly for their work? Audrey's insight into these complex issues will leave you with a new understanding of the challenges and triumphs faced by artists in the digital age. Lastly, we turn our focus to the actors' strike, pondering its impact on actors both within and beyond US borders. In the midst of this turmoil, Audrey’s commitment to offering updated, accessible resources for actors shines bright. Whether you're an aspiring actor or an intrigued listener, this illuminating conversation sheds light on the struggles in the entertainment industry, providing a compelling exploration of labor rights and economic justice in Hollywood and beyond. Audrey Moore on IMDB. Podcast 'Audrey Helps Actors'. Current Information on the SAG-AFTRA strike. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:29:34

Navigating the Acting World with Vincent Donato

7/15/2023
Experience the rollercoaster journey of an actor's life with our guest, Vincent Donato. From a high school audition that didn't pan out to appearances in renowned productions like Storm Boy and Heaven's Burning, Vincent offers a peek behind the curtain into the unpredictable world of acting. We also touch on the fascinating duality of his life, as he expertly juggles a thriving acting career with the responsibilities of a family business. Spanning the spectrum from big budget films to indie projects, Vincent opens up about his varied experiences on both sides of the camera. Hear the insider's perspective on the importance of extras on-set and the distinct differences between TV and film projects. Vincent also candidly discusses his admiration for actor Damon Herriman, and the invaluable advice he received from him. From his work as a body double in the Netflix movie Run Rabbit Run, to his passion for independent films and their unique challenges, Vincent's insights are as varied as his roles. Wrapping up our enlightening conversation, we delve into Vincent's philosophy on balancing self-promotion with humility, and the critical role of networking in the acting community. You'll hear about how he navigates the digital world to build a public profile, despite being self-confessedly not tech-savvy. Finally, we bring up Vincent's own work, including his short film Wrong Tracks and the comedy project Stuck Together. This episode is a must-listen for all aspiring actors and film enthusiasts for its raw and real glimpse into the world of acting. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:03:41

Chasing Hollywood Dreams

6/15/2023
S02 E06: Ever dreamt of making it big in Hollywood? You're not alone - join me as I share my experiences and insights from a recent trip to the heart of the entertainment industry. From navigating the infamous traffic to connecting with fellow actor Jacqui Darbyshire, I was inspired by the energy and motivation that LA has to offer. Together, we'll explore what it takes to chase your dreams and overcome the fear of failure. In this spellbinding episode, we'll discuss the importance of researching acting coaches, networking, and self-promotion in the digital age. You'll learn how to make the most of your IMDb profile and utilize casting sites like Casting Networks and Show Cast. Plus, get tips on creating engaging online content and connecting with your audience on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. But the journey doesn't end there - as a community of late bloomers, we should continue learning from each other and support one another. So, don't hold back from reaching out, providing feedback, and sharing your own experiences. Remember, fear is temporary, but regret is forever - let's keep pushing through and chasing our dreams, no matter the obstacles ahead. Trust me, you won't want to miss this episode packed with valuable insights and inspiration for actors at any stage in their career. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:03:17

Inspired Health with Nick Jones

5/15/2023
S02E05 - Join me as I get personal with my longtime friend and bodybuilding mentor, Nick Jones, who shares his inspiring story of overcoming a troubled past and dedicating 33 years of his life to nutrition, health, and wellness. We discuss the impact of health and wellbeing on actors' careers, and Nick gives us a sneak peek into his podcast Inspiration. We also explore how Nick's experience starting his successful supplement brand, GenTech Nutrition, fueled his passion for bodybuilding and commitment to health and wellness. We dive into the world of maintaining a healthy diet for actors on the go, how to make smart food choices, and the effects of aging on our nutritional needs. Nick offers invaluable advice on optimizing gut health with probiotics and performance supplements, empowering actors and others to lead healthier lifestyles. Together, we explore the importance of finding an exercise routine you enjoy and emphasize the critical role diet plays in achieving your desired body recomposition results. Don't miss this insightful and engaging conversation with Nick Jones, as he shares his wealth of knowledge and experience in the realm of bodybuilding, health, and wellness. From building muscle and losing fat to achieving optimal body recomposition through proper nutrition, exercise, and hydration, this episode is packed with valuable life lessons and practical tips to help you live your best life - both on and off stage. Check out Gen-tec Nutrition online for training and health advice. Follow Nick on Instagram at Nick Jones World Champion for regular training and nutrition videos. And check out Nick's podcast 'Inspired by Nick Jones' wherever you listen to your podcasts. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:00:59:51

Right For The Role with John Frank Levey

4/15/2023
S02E04: Discover the secrets behind the casting director's creative process in our fascinating conversation with John Frank Levy, a veteran LA casting director with over 35 years of experience and author of Right for the Role. We dive into John's illustrious career, passion for people and their stories, and how he transitioned from directing theatre to casting. Listen as we discuss the importance of community in successful productions and share insights from John's travels to Australia. As we explore the ever-evolving world of casting, John reveals the impact of the digital revolution on the casting process and the significance of talent, personality, dedication, and preparation. Learn about the effects of self-taping on actors and the essential role of human connection in storytelling. We also delve into character development, branding, and understanding oneself as an actor to deliver captivating performances. Finally, join us as we discuss the challenges of typecasting, finding the right role, and navigating the Australian acting community. John shares his thoughts on his book, Right for the Role, and the difficulty of entering the American market without an American accent. We wrap up by touching on John's plans for retirement, appreciation for Australian actors, and his upcoming travels to LA and New York. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the casting director's creative process! You can follow John on Instagram and you can purchase a copy of his book in all formats including digital via Amazon.com. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:00:50:13

Role Reversal with David John Clark

3/15/2023
We have a true 'role reversal' in this episode with my very good friend, fellow actor and my first EVER guest on the show, Eva Grzelak playing host and turning the interview onto me. We discuss my journey to becoming a 'late bloomer actor', starting at kindergarten in Adelaide and heading west on a trip around Australia, that ended 14 years later. We delve into my early years as an 'extra' in Sydney in the mid to late 1990's, including an exciting appearance alongside Natalie Portman in Star Wars 'Attack Of The Clones'. And the big moment when I decided that I wanted to be an actor, not just an extra. And we end the episode with some nuts and bolts discussion on auditions, and how whether one gets a role or not can come down to the smallest of issues/reasons. And also, how to look at all the positives that come from getting called in for an audition. We also touch on 'typecasting', is it good or bad, wanted or not. Thank you very much Eva for jumping onboard and playing host for this role reversal episode. Love ya work. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:00:56:09

Making It with Danny Barton

2/15/2023
And we travel to good ole England for Episode 2, Season 2 to catch up with actor and podcast host of 'Actors Making It', Danny Barton. In this episode, I turn the tables on Danny, where he normally gets to drill his guest on his podcast (including myself in 2022) and delve into what drives him to be an actor. We talk about how growing up and how 'performance' can make you feel part of your environment and the people, especially pertinent for people how grew up moving around a lot, where you find yourself not having the opportunity to develop long friendships, and always feeling like the 'new guy'. Danny has just moved to the UK to further his acting career, and as such, we discuss the complexities of the Australian acting industry versus the UK industry. Such things as 'appearance' and how it effects your castability. For example, the UK market can be really strong on the 'real life' look of characters/actors, especially in comparison to the US market. We really delve into the balancing of your day job, the job that pays the bills and how you need to determine when to give up your paid work for unpaid acting work. How to know when that unpaid work will support your acting career for footage and exposure. In summary, a lot of what we discuss in this episode is so similar to my own journey, and many actors journey's, that it is about gaining experience to further your skill set. Danny is a great supporter of actors, so please check him out on his socials as Danny Barton, or check out his podcast 'Actors Making It' on all good podcast platforms. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:00:59:21

The Real Life Actor with Jeff Seymour

1/15/2023
Season 2, Episode 1. We start 2023 with an awesome episode with friend and acting teacher, from Los Angeles, Jeff Seymour, aka The Real Life Actor. Jeff has been an acting coach for 42 years. He currently has a number 1 rated podcast, The Real Life Actor, with 151 episodes which can be found on all platforms. Jeff also wrote a book on acting, The Real Life Actor, available on Amazon.com. He currently teaches six international Zoom classes a week, as well as private training and audition coaching. I am a HUGE advocate of Jeff and his training, it has been my mainstay regime since commencing as an actor. I thoroughly recommend his book, his podcast and his training. Jeff’s approach to acting is simple, honest and real. In this episode, we discuss all aspects of his training, and how it was developed "in the trenches" and grew from experiences learnt in the field as an actor. We learn why it is unnecessary to fill one's toolbox full of tools, but how to have just the most pertinent and most important information at hand and in your head to bring a scene to life. By treating whatever is happening in the scene as the most important thing (as we do in real life) you will never have a problem in making your scene real. And keeping actors "out of their heads" so they can play the scene truthfully and organically. We also look at some of the technical sides of acting and call into question the industry generalisation of auditions such as the standard blue or grey back-ground, and the need to just deliver the scene. And we also discuss why an actor needs to honor the writer's words, and how you can say those words verbatim and in a way that the audience believes they are being said for the first time. Check-out The Real Life Actor for further information. And grab yourself a copy of the book from Amazon.com. And follow Jeff on Facebook for updates. Jeff is touring Australia in late February 2023, email him at jseymour878@gmail.com for dates and booking details. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:15:36

End Of Season Special 2022 with Eva Grzelak, Stephen Walker & Tony Knight

12/14/2022
Episode 12 - End Of Season Special for 2022. In this episode I bring back 3 guests form the year to discuss some of the pertinent topics raised by guests throughout the year. From my very first episode in January, the wonderful actress and great friend, Eva Grzelak. Followed by, from Episode 3, Brisbane based actor and voice over artist (and spider whisperer), Stephen Walker. And last, but certainly not least, from Episode 9, fellow Adelaidaidean, acting teacher and ( I know he doesn’t like this word, but I’ll say it….. mentor) Tony Knight. In this episode the 'forum' discuss education for late bloomers. This was pretty much the number 1 topic during the year. It seems that late bloomers pretty much rely on the short course and workshop approach to increasing their acting acumen. We also dive into the well-being of all actors around the world, regardless of their age, specifically the ups & downs of an actors journey, the moments where actors start to doubt themselves. I ask each of my guests how they are fairing coming out of the Covid mayhem, and what are their thoughts on how actors can stay positive on this journey? Another big issue raised for actors, is “Creating Your Own Work”. This is discussed a lot in relation to actors getting themselves out there, and also to make something for their show-reels. We have a great chat around the areas of ‘asking’ for volunteers to help with such content creation. Is creating your own work completely necessary, a must have, or is it a sometimes things, a once off maybe? And finally, we discuss each of the guests views on something Tony said in his discussion, and that was "the actor finding permission to play." We talk about what each of us do to bring characters to life, to make them real, on stage or on screen. And what barriers make this difficult. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:14:28

Empowering Actors with Andrea Osvart

11/14/2022
Episode 11 is with international actress and now a coach for the business side of acting, Andrea Osvart. Andrea has returned to her home country of Hungary where she continues her very successful acting career and is now imparting her acting business acumen onto other actors. We discuss the pitfalls and benefits of being an international actor and the complete journey her career has taken from growing up in a communist society in a small community when you have a creative desire to working with some of Hollywood's best. Being multilingual, but also having her first language as Hungarian, we discuss the need for 'local' accents (such as the General American) and whether actors should 'lose' their natural accents. We have a nice discussion of late bloomer actors and how they can have more 'character' in their acting and bring a sense of life to their work through their life experiences. And we delve into the business side of acting, mental health strategies and marketing strategies, to help you stay on top of the ups and downs of the acting journey. Please check out Andrea's coaching website at: https://andreaosvart.coach/ where you can subscribe to her newsletter and register for a no obligation first one on one coaching call as well as obtain a copy of her eBook 'Take The Lead'. Andrea is listed on IMDB at https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0652619/ Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:00:53:44

On The Warpath with Aron Giagu

10/14/2022
Episode 10 with Aron Giagu. Aron is an Adelaide based writer and Director of independent productions, specifically his feature debut 'Are We Heroes' and up coming fantasy series 'Warpath Chronicle'. Aron is also a fight choreographer and teachers other actors how to fight for stage and screen both personally and also for local talent training school Type Talent. It his episode, we talk about the actor/director relationship and and how important both are in the collaboration of story telling, especially for independent productions. Aron is a self trained Director, having grown up making stories and then taking on the role of film making, initially putting together a small scene to showcase some fight choreography which then turned into an immense battle scene and story arc for his initial feature production, Are We Heroes which has then followed up with a fantastic fantasy series called Warpath. Aron has a special announcement to make during this episode, so for all avid followers of Warpath Chronicle, whether that be crew, actors or fans, this is certainly not an episode to miss. If you wish to find out what all the excitement is about, follow Warpath Chronicle on Facebook and Instagram. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:08:26

The Culture Of Acting with Tony Knight

9/14/2022
Episode 9 with Tony Knight. Educated at Sydney Grammar School, trained at the Drama Centre in London and earned a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Sydney University. He was a long time teacher at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) where he was also the Head Of Acting for from 1992 to 2011 where he trained some of Australia's favorite actors including Cate Blanchett, Sam Worthington, Jacqueline MacKenzie and Miranda Otto to name a few. He has traveled the world both personally and as a teacher, taking his wisdom to many lectures and conferences. Now based in Adelaide, which is fortunate for us, he continues to educate actors both through regular training opportunities with many local agencies including Angela Heesom casting, Type Talent Drama, The Actor’s Studio and many others. He continues his love of stage as a co-producer and Director of Starc Productions and on top of all of this he is currently completing a PHD at Flinder’s University on Richard Burbage: Shakespeare’s Actor and the art of “Personation”. In this wonderfully insightful episode, we talk about stage acting and screen acting, do you need both how you can switch between both or come back later, regardless of your where you are in your career. We discuss the benefits of theatre acting, how it can teach you as an actor to know 'styles' and how that can improve you as an actor in all forms. This leads us to discussing how to 'play the moment' in scenes, to make it real and why it's necessary to give yourself permission to 'play'. And we have a strong discussion on how honoring the history of your country and land, especially your local area effects your art and the stories you tell as an actor. If you're keen on training with Tony, he is a lecturer at several Adelaide Schools and also does some online workshops. Just check him out on Google or LinkedIn for updates. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:16:17

Sliding Doors with Andy McPhee

8/14/2022
Episode 8 is here. And I must say, thank you.......... thank you to all my listeners, this podcast has officially passed the 'death' hurdle........ the point where most podcasts fail to proceed. In this episode, I am very excited to interview the fantastic actor, Andy McPhee. Andy is an accomplished actor, both in Australia and the United States, with over 140 IMDB credits, including (arguably) his most known role as Keith McGee, in the acclaimed television series Sons Of Anarchy. Straight out of the US, he has only just returned to Australia to pursue some great opportunities that have just come up. A funny opening to the episode, we touch on the randomness of Google stats, and how 'funny' facts can be online. Andy discusses his early years of growing up and how that influenced his life and led him to acting. We discuss how past 'mistakes' in life effect one's future, and can open doors that you may never have expected. Method acting acting and/or drawing on your past life experiences can certainly enhance your acting ability, and Andy discusses how you can draw on this to improve your skillset. Mindset training is a HUGE focus on so many aspects of life today, and Andy discusses his understanding of how this can supplement your acting journey. And a lot of this episode focuses on Andy's training/coaching approach. It is about getting out of your comfort zone and doing a lot of creative work, so you are not worried about getting it right but just getting it done. Check out Andy McPhee on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/andyactingcoaching Also on IMBD: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0574173/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Andy discussed the podcast 'Relentless and Unstoppable' which can be viewed on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTqNwvkLP0aqfjD0KlUD6Mw Please if you enjoy this episode, be sure to follow or subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already, and binge all the episodes if you haven't listened already. If your podcast player allows, please also leave me a review or check out Podchaser at www.podchaser.com where you can rate and review as well. And if you feel charitable, please consider a donation to the show, to assist in keeping the show going for the future. Follow the Paypal link below or click on the 'Support the show' button. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:00:35:59

Agent Collaboration with Nick Buckland and Carina Gun

7/14/2022
Episode 7 is all about agents, with my Adelaide agents from Buckland and Gun Management (aka AAA Talent). We discuss the actor/agent relationship and how to enjoy the journey of acting rather than hoping for fame and fortune alone. Being Adelaide based, we do focus on the South Australian industry particularly, which was very interesting in the discussions around how SA industry participants are all so open to collaboration in this state, both in the student film sector, independent film sector and professional sectors. We discuss the journey of AAA Talent from when Nick and Carina bought it, to make it an agency to rival the traditional eastern states agencies that lure away actors from Adelaide. A big part of Nick and Carina's agency philosophies, is in developing their actors to move from extra roles, to bit parts and then on to lead roles. We also look at the differences of Australian agencies compared to the US model, that typically involves an agent, a commercial agent, a manager and likely a few other commission receiving entities. And we finish up with talking about he complexities of an acting career for late bloomer actors who have to juggle their acting whilst still managing mortgages, family and bill paying careers. Please if you enjoy this episode, be sure to follow or subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already, and binge all the episodes if you haven't listened already. If your podcast player allows, please also leave me a review or check out Podchaser at www.podchaser.com where you can rate and review as well. And if you feel charitable, please consider a donation to the show, to assist in keeping the show going for the future. Follow the Paypal link below or click on the 'Support the show' button. You can find Buckland and Gun Management at: https://www.bucklandandgun.com.au/ and on Facebook and Instagram. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:00:57:26

Quid Pro Quo with Tim Hawkins

6/14/2022
Episode 6 is with Adelaide based actor, Tim Hawkins. Tim is an Adelaide identity. Having started out young in the acting world, but then realising he needed a 'back-up' plan to pay the bills, he learned the backstage craft of lighting, sound and general entertainment facilitation. But he was always drawn towards the front of the camera, acting, and having a solid background in the crew delivery area, and a little more 'mature' he was able to focus on himself in his later years and get back to the acting world. Tim is now what they call a 'slashee' or 'slasher' - a developing term for someone that, for example, is an actor/sound-person/grip/editor/lighting etc. etc. ..... an all-rounder, and is very well known in the Adelaide, South Australian acting world, as someone who can deliver it all, sound, lighting, carry it all, and of course, deliver a role/character. In this episode, we talk about it all, about working in an industry across the board, about supporting others, for their benefit, not expecting reward, or return. Tim is just an exceptional actor, and all rounder. Please if you enjoy this episode, be sure to follow or subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already, and binge all the episodes if you haven't listened already. If your podcast player allows, please also leave me a review or check out Podchaser at www.podchaser.com where you can rate and review as well. And if you feel charitable, please consider a donation to the show, to assist in keeping the show going for the future. Follow the Paypal link below or click on the 'Support the show' button. See you on set. StageMilk An acting resource site for actors. A 1 stop shop for monologues, scenes, articles and acting tips. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:01:19

Milking It with Andrew Hearle

5/14/2022
Episode 5 is with Andrew Hearle, actor and CEO of the online drama club and acting resource site StageMilk. This discussion went in a completely different direction to what I originally thought it would, and in a very enlightening way. Andrew’s insights into acting in general and with a focus of us late bloomers was just fantastic. So many times in my discussions about my journey as a late bloomer actor, I bring up the negatives of starting acting at such a later part of one's life, but Andrew really looks at some positives, both for the late bloomer actor but also the actors that cross paths with the late bloomer actor and how they benefit from the knowledge of the late bloomer actor. Much of the discussion centres around Andrew's platform StageMilk, an actors resource he built whilst studying in Perth at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). We discuss the benefits that are available on the website to any actor from around the world. We also discuss the online drama club component of which I have been fortunate to have been a member of for over two years now. We particularly discuss how this has been so valuable to my acting journey and how the community within StageMilk is so beneficial to all actors who partake. And for all listeners to this episode, make sure you listen right to the end where I tell you about a special offer Andrew has kindly made for all new sign-ups to StageMilk. Check out the StageMilk website at www.stagemilk.com where you will find a myriad of acting resources and links to the monthly drama club. (Don't forget to find out about the special sign up offer mentioned at the end of the episode.) Andrew can be found at www.andrewhearle.com Please if you enjoy this episode, be sure to follow or subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already, and binge the all the episodes if you haven't listened already. If your podcast player allows, please also leave me a review or check out Podchaser at www.podchaser.com where you can rate and review as well. And if you feel charitable, please consider a donation to the show, to assist in keeping the show going for the future. Follow the Paypal link below or click on the 'Support the show' button. See you on set. Castability Castability is a new game changing app that is a must have for every actor. StageMilk An acting resource site for actors. A 1 stop shop for monologues, scenes, articles and acting tips. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Support the showPlease consider supporting the show by becoming a paid subscriber (you can cancel at any time) by clicking here. Please follow on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Tik Tok. And please Rate the show on IMDB. I really appreciate all of my listeners and would love if you could support the show via following my social links above, as well as rating and reviewing on your podcast app if it allows. Please feel free to contact me at thelatebloomeractor@gmail.com with any suggestions for future shows, or just to say hello.

Duration:01:04:33