Please introduce yourself, what you do, why you do it, and what you want people to know about you.
Hi, my name is Ethan, I’m a young up-and-coming actor. I’m passionate and driven by the craft and have been fascinated by it from a young age, until recently where I have embarked upon it as a career. Having worked my way up through theatre, to short films and commercials I am now auditioning for roles all over the world while working in leading indie roles.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
Not only have I been driven on creating from a young age, but I also work within the industry from a crew angle, having been a part of many incredible productions. I also create my own visions, write my own stories, and have recently won a film festival with my latest short film. I believe I am driven by the craft of acting and enjoy the process of filmmaking.
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?
A spark was always there, although the fire really took hold of me on the set of – The Shallows. My father was involved in the making which took place on a small island off the coast of Australia. Seeing the gigantic props, the makeup trailers and the hardworking cast and crew fascinated me. I began going to set as much as I could, began talking to cast and crew, discussing why they loved the film industry, and understanding the roles and equipment on set. But it was the green screen water tank that stayed with me the most.
Watching the actors and stuntmen and women work in making a world believable blew me away and I knew there and then I wanted to do nothing more than that.
What has been the biggest challenge you’ve had to face and how did you overcome it?
The balance of school and work. Obviously, rejection is hard although I knew from the start that you take rejection as a learning experience – what can I do better next time, etc. So it is the balance that has been tough for me. Last year working on set began such a risk that I may not graduate due to my attendance record. So I made a rule that I only take time off school for leading role projects – once in a lifetime opportunities. But between you and me I sneak off to do all of them anyway.
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?