Acting in a Scene I wrote
Today's work was prepping, and then doing a scene I wrote, in The Independent Film School acting class tonight.
It's a scene from a full-length film script that is a work-in-progress. The script, that is. The scene is fully baked, as we discovered tonight. In other words, it works. Really well.
Acting in my own work is getting increasingly comfortable. It's a revelatory experience because as I do it, I feel so at home. It must be the fact that I know the story so well, whatever the scene is from.
I worked tonight with a young actor, Angel Sampedro, who played my son in the scene. We connected to the circumstances, and played simply and truthfully. It felt fantastic.
I'm getting a huge kick from doing my own scenes.
Regarding the writing...when I started a few years back, I wrote some pretty poor stuff. I've come a long way, in that I've written a fairly big number of really good scenes and short film scripts. I know how to write a good 2- or 3- character scene that cooks. My next step - a big one - is to write a full-length script.
I'm working on it!