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25 May 2017

YouTube: James McAnespy showreel 2017 (long edit)

Showreel of actor James McAnespy. Clips from Two Pints, Jackalope, Rent A Life, Éalú
James McAnespy showreel 2017 (long edit)

How to Find Good Actors, or The Pitfalls of the Novice Filmmaker.

𝕴 recently attended a film audition by an enthusiastic, but largely clueless pair of filmmakers. They had a good set of equipment, and a reasonably decent by-the-numbers concept for a genre horror/thriller. But I fear their film is doomed to be a laughing stock, because they clearly do not know how to identify, or audition, good actors.

15 May 2017

The Odd Couple (2012): One of 20th Century Theatre's enduring crowd-pleasers.

𝕺ne of the more successful productions I was involved in, as far as consistently high bums to seats ratio was The Odd Couple in 2012. It was directed by Mary Lindsay, who I had worked with previously during the rehearsed reading for Sitting Up for Michael. She was so perfect in the role of Doris, it tore me up that she was about twenty years too young for the part when it came to staging. 

10 May 2017

YouTube: Romancing the Score - Brian's father

Romancing the Score - Brian's father

YouTube: Romancing the Score - traditional pubs monologue by James McAnespy

James McAnespy as Brian, railing against the craft beer phenomenon that has swept across the country. What happened to the traditional boozer? From the premier of Romancing the Score by Shane White. Performed at the Pentameters Theatre, Hamstead, February 2015. Directed by John Dunne; Produced by Leonie Scott-Matthews.
Romancing the Score - traditional pubs monologue by James McAnespy