You Ask, I Answer: The Method Behind My Madness
On my latest blog post, "Nicki Minaj Sings The National Anthem", I had a reader comment that they were interested in the process behind my current onslaught of YouTube videos.
I greatly appreciate that you all take the time out to even read my blog posts, let alone take an interest in my work, so as a thank you…I am dedicating this blog post to my readers. So in response to “k” who wrote:
I've always felt the Internet was a great platform for actors (and I've blogged about it!). Whether it’s using Twitter to promote one’s career, or using New Media to get myself SAG-Eligible, I think it’s such a valuable resource. That being said, I decided to be more active on YouTube after my video “Sh*t White Girls Say to…Arab Girls” became a viral success. Along with my creative partner Rocco Rosanio, we decided to make more videos to actively build my YouTube channel.
Aside from friends, family and strangers reaching out to tell us how funny the video was…I also felt that the video helped re-awaken my agents. They began sending me out on more auditions, and within the past month I procured a new Manager. I don’t think it was a direct result from having a viral video, but I do think it helped, it showed him I'm a proactive actor.
In terms of my ideas and where they come from, it’s just a matter of what inspires me. The first video was clearly inspired from the “Sh*t Girls Say” meme. My Kim Kardashian video was based on a blog post I read on Perez Hilton regarding the fake-ness of the Kardashian "reality" empire, I just simply took that idea and ran with it. The Nicki Minaj video…she is just such a great, extreme character and I thought it would be funny to have her sing The National Anthem. It was totally random and perhaps the idea was funnier in my head, but ultimately, I know not all of the content I put out will receive praise. It's more a matter of keeping myself busy (and entertained) and using all of my resources to make myself more visible as an actor.
I hope that answers your question "k"! Thanks again to all the readers and feel free to ask any questions you may have. It makes me happy to know that my own journey can somehow help other actors.