So…My name is Zach and I have a problem. I stopped writing and can’t seem to get off the wagon. However, it stops today! Here is my welcome back post. I was lucky enough to have a stuntman I met on Ghostbusters 3 (ooOOoo.. the stories that I have to catch up on) include me … More John Wick Fight Scene!
I’m taking a step back here for a second. I recently went back and read my very first post (Day 1. Flight to New Orleans.). Although I painted the picture of where I came from and what I wanted to do, I don’t think I gave enough detail about it. There were some information that … More Taking A Step Back: Revisiting the Who, Where, What, & Why
Coffee this morning is brought to you straight from my home’s Keurig 2.0. Sorry I am not enough of a coffee snob to farm, grind, and brew my own! This will just have to do… If I was lucky enough for you to come over for coffee, I would tell you that we only have … More Weekend Coffee Share: Indiana Jones show closing, old friends, and a freakin’ awesome wife!
Seems simple right? Just work on a SAG-AFTRA project and then join the union. NOT! It almost feels like a chicken and the egg problem. You have to work on a production to join the union, but you can’t work on a production unless you are in the union. Ugh! How in the world did the other 160,000 people join? … More The Next Stunt Barrier: SAG-AFTRA
As all of the Miami work has gone, I woke up at 4:00 AM and was out the door by 4:30 AM. It was time to go back down to Miami to shoot a scene for my second Telenovela: Tierra de Reyes or Land of Kings! The scene of the day was a shootout in … More 10 hour wait and explosives taped to my back!
If we were having coffee this morning, I would have my dad join us. It is father’s day and his birthday! And not surprisingly, we would be having this coffee, again, at one of the Starbucks on Disney property. Perhaps maybe the one at EPCOT this time? Oh…and side note, along with ticket price entry … More Weekend Coffee Share: Tackled off a building & holding a baby…but not at the same time!
When I went through the whole fiasco of getting snowed-in to Charlotte, I had to tell the coordinator I had been working with in Miami that I was not available for a day of work. This is the first time I have had to do something like this. It was like the blood icing on … More Is being “not available” the kiss of the devil?
Someone said to me when I got back, “You have no idea how lucky you are to spend an hour with a coordinator. Guys hustle hard for 1 minute of time and you have managed to snag 60!” … More Awesome Hustle: Some Would Say I’m Super Lucky!
I think hustling is actually one big test. A test to see if you want it enough. All I knew was that I had to show face with this coordinator and his team. I had to show them how much I wanted this! How much I wanted to be a part of this industry and … More Make up test. 18 planned hours in a car…One Goal.
I heard about a stunt audition for a TV show in North Carolina. Stunt auditions do not come along very often, so they are a big deal. And this one was even more perfect, because the stunt coordinator was going to accept regional hires (which would include me). I knew without a doubt that I … More Failed Trip.