The MySite.Actor Podcast
Where we poke out insights into the business of acting via some super laid back chats with actors, directors for stage and screen, and other industry professionals. Hosted by Frank Prendergast, actor and owner of mysite.actor – quick, easy and affordable websites specifically designed for actors.
Film and documentary maker Ciara Hyland aired TWO powerful documentaries on television in the last couple of months, despite everything going on. Both were affected by Covid, but in very different ways.
When Tom Kibbe was training he worked with three of the all-time great acting teachers: Sanford Meisner, Stella Adler, and Lee Strasberg. Tom shares the story of how he came to work with all three, which one was his favourite, and his main takeaways from each.
When I saw that John McCarthy had produced an audio drama podcast I thought: genius. I was even more impressed when I discovered that the series had amassed almost 100,000 listens.
Had an excellent chat with writer/director Natasha Waugh about her latest short, the feature she has in development, and the constant negotiation of a creative career–including the money side of things.
“You have to build it yourself. You have to make it so that people can’t actually overlook you. Because if they overlook you, they look demented.”
Sometimes as an actor it can feel as though our fate lies in the hands of others, with a lot of us still buying into this notion that we have to wait for the phone to ring in order to work. One way to take back control of your career is to make your own work.
Part two of my chat with director Shaun O' Connor, in part one we chatted about creativity during lock down, his first feature (shot for about €300!) and how taking an acting class changed his approach to directing. In this episode we chat about his latest award...
Director Shaun O' Connor firmly believes every director should take an acting class because it gave him such perspective on his directing. Shaun's latest short "A White Horse" has won several awards, including Best Irish Short at Foyle Film Festival which means it's...