PREVIEW: 'Underwater' Roundtable - With Jay Kontzle, Michael Keogh & Jonathan Blake!

podcast preview Jul 05, 2019

If you've been around Act On This for a while, you'll know how PASSIONATE I am, about actors creating THEIR OWN WORK!

Over the last couple of years, the actors I see REALLY winning, are doing that, through the medium of short film.

I've had friends land HUGE jobs, gain mass attention, and even win Oscars by writing, directing and starring in their own shorts.

When I heard that Emmerdale's Jay Kontzle had just finished his first short film - Underwater - I was eager to get him round for a chat on how he made it happen.

Joined by his director, Michael Keogh, and star of the film  - Jonathan Blake, we recorded an incredible podcast, that's gonna get YOU ready to start taking ACTION on making your short film idea, a reality!

During our chat, we discuss:

  • How Jay's idea for Underwater, came to him in a dream.
  • Why you DON'T need to be a writer, to write a short film.
  • How you fund a short film, with no previous experience.
  • The importance of your network, and why you should ALWAYS be meeting new people in the industry.
  • How the boys raised their production budget from £10k to £40k, WITHOUT spending an extra penny.
  • The challenges of shooting the film, and Michael's directorial debut.
  • Post producing the film outside of the UK.
  • Hacking the short film festival circuit.
  • How Jonathan used the film to sign with a GREAT London agent.
  • The power of positivity and why you shouldn't worry about things OUTSIDE of your control.
  • How Jay got his job on Emmerdale, and the affects of it on his life.
  • The group's TOP life lessons.

And MUCH MUCH more!

Sit back, relax, and get ready to dive in!

Hit 'play' NOW!

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