Good day to all! These past few weeks have been busier than I expected, so here's the low-down.
For starters, What I thought would be a reduction in my hours at work turned into full-time employment, benefits and everything. That's right, I'm now the main French guy and the main graveyard guy. I even work more hours than the former main graveyard guy, but only because there are some shifts we share due to a new policy at work; there needs to be at least one French agent at all times. Since there are only 5 of us at the moment, one of whom is a supervisor/clerical worker who rarely takes the phone due to other responsibilities, and I'm the only one trained on graveyard things, that puts me at the top. This will change somewhat when the new contract commences at the end of the month though, so I'm enjoying the peace and quiet while I can. Did I mention this contract was supposed to start in May and that I'll be missing two weeks of training on this account because of the month-long delay? Brilliant...
I did record a scene for the film a few weeks ago, which was pretty good, and pretty short. I rehearsed the scene, met my fellow actors, and I got some cash for it... Well, not yet, the director's been billed, but Dean'll let me know when I actually get the money for it. Looking forward to my first film-related pay cheque though, and to continuing this project in the coming months.
Other than that... Not much else has been happening. I went on a few auditions and even submitted a few self-taped ones, but got no roles from them. It's getting a tad annoying but I have the voice-acting courses to look forward to in July, which should be fun, and hopefully open some new avenues for me.
I met up with Andrew a couple of days before his show and brought him around the seawall. Considering the last time I saw him was at a show before I left for LA, it was great to catch up after a two-year hiatus. I even went to his show on Saturday night, where he was kind of enough to introduce me to the headliner for the night, Sunee Dhaliwal. I was so glad I was able to watch them perform, it was a terrific show, and the perfect pick-me-up before an 8-hour graveyard shift. It was interesting, I wound up sitting at the back with another fellow who was watching the show alone, and after swapping some stories, he was kind enough to buy me a beer. Very generous indeed.
The highlight of the month's yet to come though. By the time you guys read this, I'll be at my parents' home, getting ready for my older sister's wedding! I'm not going to be in Quebec for too long though, so I'll only be seeing a handful of folks. In any case, hope you guys are enjoying the summer weather and you'll hear from me again sometime after the wedding. Expect pictures of me in a KILT!