Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
What’s going on, my name is Eric Marq and I create.
As an actor, filmmaker, and musician. I do it because it allows me to fully live. There is no other feeling like it.
But the core of the motivation is to inspire.
Film and music are what we turn to when in need of an escape. Especially when it feels like the world is burning around us.
The world needs artists now more than ever, and I want to be a strong contributing factor to the movement.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
I am an insanely good listener with an open ear.
I laugh at the dumbest things. I give great advice, that I don’t take for myself.
And according to a few peeps, I am easy to talk to… which I hope is a good thing.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you wanted to do what you do now. Who did you tell first? What has it been like since that moment?
Watching The Dark Knight for the first time and seeing Heath Ledger transform was life-changing for me. That’s when I knew.
When I was a kid, I always had a fascination with becoming an actor and being in a movie but it didn’t fully hit until that moment.
The first person I told was the homie, Brian Galloway. He knows me better than anyone. He’s been a big supporter since day one, shockingly.
Since then, life has fast-forwarded in the best of ways.
Ten years later, here I am doing it full-time.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
The biggest challenge for me is finding the balance.
It’s so expensive here in LA, that it is easy to find yourself working a full-time job just to pay the bills.
For me, and most, it was the service industry. It was exhausting and at times soul-sucking. It’s difficult to make time to work on your craft and be creative. Especially after working an eight to ten-hour shift on a daily basis.
So with that, I made the decision to join a scene study class. I never was big on taking classes but what this did was create a schedule that forced me to split the time 50/50 with working to pay bills and acting.
I had the class twice a week so I would perform on those days and spend the rest, when I am off or after work, rehearsing and studying for the next two scenes for the following week.
My social life was out the window but absolutely worth it.
If you had to pick the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could take your career (or business) to the next level…who would those 3 people be?
Gary Oldman, Scoot Mcnairy, and Jonathan Davis.
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