As Elisha in The Follower
Hello My Family and Friends!
Welcome to February 2018! January turned out to be a little bit of a recuperation period. Thank goodness. I didn't even know I needed one. I still took care of a lot of admin stuff. It seemed every time I thought I was catching up I would find something else that needed some attention. It's just like when you clean your room. You get rid of all the clutter only to now be able to see how dirty everything is. That's why I don't clean my room. It's a complete philosophy. Don't judge me. :)
I got my Website a little better organized and added some content. Keeping up with profiles all over cyberspace can be daunting - and time consuming! And that's when you're on top of things! Try getting behind! I never really recovered - time-wise - from the THE FOLLOWER shoot in Huntington in November. We shot a full feature in 10 days. Sure, I had my phone and my laptop with me, but time was at a premium. Every day was a long day for everyone. After preparation for the next day it was Noddy Blinkums. Because the ALARM was set for before dawn the next morning and one of the constants in life is "if you set it it will sound. That's what it does. That's ALL it does. And it absolutely will not STOP until you are DEAD!" Okay, that may have been a bit dire. But you know what I'm saying.
Here are some of the mods to my Website all of which will be continually updated:
I divided my VIDEO page into four pages:
I divided my AUDIO page into two pages:
There's some fun stuff in here. I hope you enjoy it! :)
THE FOLLOWER PROMO
Here's the first promo for THE FOLLOWER that I've been telling you about! It was put together by our Director and fearless leader, Jason Campbell - the JC of JCFilms - and features the song Control by Tenth Avenue North. Check it out! If you're a social media person, please LIKE and FOLLOW and SHARE us on Facebook. There is definitely more info to come here!
Here are a few more BTS photos from the THE FOLLOWER shoot:
Here are two clips that I've added to my CLIPS & SCENES page:
Thank you to Cynthia Cherry Leon and Jared Leon at BTA Break Through Acting for inviting Erin Nordseth and me to share our experiences making DAWN.
I'll have more news on some projects either finished or wrapping up post-production:
DAWN (JCL Productions)
I was hoping to be able to share more with you about my second feature with JCL Productions! But these things take time. The first trailer and the poster are scheduled to see the light of day in mid-March. So we're just going to have to be patient! :) We had our Cast Party last week and were blessed with screenings of the TRAILER and the FILM with many of the cast and crew present! DAWN pretty much blew us all away. I can't wait for you to see it! And of course, in true JCL style, the party was 70s & 80's dress! So your boy jumped in the WABAC Machine! :) There's one great photo I want to share with you!
Here I am with my friend, cast mate and fellow member of STEELER NATION, Tony Claiborne!
I was not a principal on this project, but I'm honored to be a part of it and I'm certainly looking forward to seeing it. Here you can check out the Preview Trailers!
RIVERMENT (KoKonalite Media)
I just learned that another film I was blessed to take part in is about to be released! Not quite, though! I think there must be something in the water over there on Massachusetts Avenue, because Shayla Raquel is another prime example of the talented young filmmakers coming out of American University. I know that Riverment is representing AU at some upcoming film festivals and that nothing can be made public until after that. Film festivals are picky that way. I'll tell you more about this important film when I know more. And when I'm allowed. :)
My episode of EVIL TWINS is still pending, but according to IMDb, Season Five begins on ID on March 18. My industrial called CATCH 44 is still on schedule for a Cast & Crew screening in March. More to come there.
I'm starting a NEW PARAGRAPH for my Auditioning for the Camera class with Katie Killacky at Capital Coaching Studios. Why the honor of a whole new paragraph, you ask? Because a few weeks with Katie and I did something I've been unable to do on my own. I booked a commercial! A GEICO commercial which I shot last week in Richmond. So I will soon be Union-Eligible which was one of my bigger goals for 2018. So. One down. :) And BELIEVE me when I tell you that what I've been learning from Katie is LITERALLY responsible for this booking. And when I say "literally" I mean "literally." Not "virtually." Which I understand "literally" LITERALLY means now. THANKS MILLENNIALS! :) But I digress.
In class last night, Katie had a Special Guest Instructor for us! Kimberly Skyrme! It's never a bad idea to spend an evening with the absolute best in the business! What the heck, right? She could not have been more generous. And she graciously stayed with us WELL after class was over to answer questions and offer us tips and advice. Thank you, Kimberly! And thank you, Katie! :)
And before you ask, no, I did NOT get to meet the Gecko. But I hear he's actually a nice guy, though. More to come here! :)
As always, I'll post any new information on MichaelSigler.com as soon as I possibly can. New developments on LOOPHOLE, THE CABIN and THE FOLLOWER and DAWN could arise at any time! Like always, as soon as I know... you'll know! So stay tuned! :)
P.S. My Friends! At some point you may have expressed interest in this stuff -- or perhaps I sensed an interest that you weren't consciously aware of? :) If you ever change your mind and don't wish to receive these updates anymore just let me know. And you're out! :)