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Cameron Britton on That One Audition Podcast with Alyshia Ochse

S2 020: Cameron Britton

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The Freedom in Getting it Wrong

Cameron Britton is a Canadian actor best known for his breakout role as “Ed Kemper” (the highly intellectual American serial killer and necrophile) on the acclaimed Netflix series Mindhunter, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Cameron played hacker “Plague” in the crime thriller The Girl in the Spider’s Web, and “Hazel” on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. He’s also appeared in multiple TV shows such as Barry, S.W.A.T, Stichers, and Battle Creek.

Before working professionally as an actor, he graduated from AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy), and honed his craft working in theatre. Cameron was also a preschool teacher for eight years teaching special needs children. He’s a member of the LOFT Ensemble theatre group in North Hollywood where, pre-Covid, he offered discussion-based movie nights for actors to learn from great actors doing their work. You can check out the company here.

You can watch Cameron’s latest work in Discovery Channel’s Manhunt alongside such memorable talents as Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, and Judith Light.


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QUOTES:

“Actors keep trying to get it right; directors want you to get it wrong.”

“If you’re doing this because you love it, remember you love it!”

“If you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough yet.” – Einstein

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  • WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

RE-RELEASE: Neil Jackson

RE-RELEASE: Neil Jackson 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

WESTWORLD in a MAKE IT OR BREAK IT Industry

Neil Jackson fearlessly walks through memory lane of being told no various times, to writing his own musical that caught the attention of a profound theater producer that allowed him to study the craft of acting. This man has had some lucky breaks but they all came from the hand work and relentless preparation of owning his craft and creating his own content. Ten years ago Neil’s interview for a prestigious acting school was cut short due to lack of professional training. Ten years later, with several highly notable roles under his belt, he shares his most prized moment of receiving an offer for the 2nd season of Westworld after driving Uber. This man is tenacious and doesn’t take NO for an answer. The NO’s led to the creation of hunger and passion for performing.

Currently, Neil can be seen in the second season of HBO’s WESTWORLD and Robert Zemeckis’ THE WOMEN OF MARWEN.

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Resources

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QUOTES:

“Set your level of compromise on every single job.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I call them my DREAM FUNDers job: doing a job that doesn’t necessarily push me towards the way I want my creative career to go but at least I’m doing a job that “funds” me to continue pushing towards my that dream.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“My barometer for success or failure is about the level the of creativity that I work on in every project.” | CLICK TO TWEET

 


Wyatt Russell on that one audition with Alyshia Ochse hockey richard linklater, cohen brothers, lodge 49, black mirror

084: Wyatt Russell

084: Wyatt Russell 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

If you’ve been listening to the show for a while, you’ve probably started to realize just how many different paths a Hollywood career can take—that the meeting of preparation and opportunity can take a thousand different forms, regardless of where you come from or how you first discovered your impulse to be creative and tell stories.

Today we’re sitting down with Wyatt Russell, from Black Mirror, Overlord, Ingrid Goes West, and Lodge 49, as he shares how he came to acting, after a career playing hockey.

He was born in Los Angeles, but soon made his way to Canada so hone his skills on the ice. After several injuries, found his way back to LA and after a few chance encounters, he realized that the business of telling stories on screen might just be for him. After several years of trying to find his place in the industry, he began to discover his niche—playing characters in psychologically nuanced worlds, rich with colorful insight. He’s continued to find opportunities to explore and create with his unique voice, seeking out other collaborators whose works are defined by a similarly distinctive perspective.

Today we discuss how he would change the audition process, confidence in this just being a job, paving your own way, saying no and the exploration of true collaboration.

LODGE 49 is returning for its second season on AMC and he also stars in the upcoming adaptation of The Woman in the Window, starring across Gary Oldman, Amy Adams, and Julianne Moore.

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Resources

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QUOTES:

“With auditioning, there’s no opposing force trying to stop you from anything. It’s just you in the room. And you’re either right, or you’re not. You either do a good job, or you don’t.”

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BONUS: Warner Loughlin

BONUS: Warner Loughlin 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Warner Loughlin has been coaching on set and privately for more than 20 years. Known for her warmth and intuitive approach, her technique shatters the myth that an actor’s past emotional traumas must be the fuel or foundation for their work.

In her earlier days in New York, Warner studied theatre with Lee Strasberg, Sonia Moore, and Michael Kahn (head of the drama department at Julliard from 1992-2006). Once in LA, Warner focused on film and TV, working as an actor, director and producer. She opened Warner Loughlin Studios in 1996 and has since worked with and shaped the careers of some of the biggest actors in Hollywood. From Oscar, Emmy and Tony nominees and winners, Warner is a star among the stars.

Warner continuously works with Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Zooey Deschanel, Ashley Williams, Valerie Cruz, George Lopez, Amber Valletta, Blake Lively, and Ginnifer Goodwin…just to name a few.

While the demand for her time and expertise is high, Warner will always have a place in her heart (and schedule) for beginning actors.

Warner studied Contemporary Literature and Shakespeare at Oxford University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE

 

Resources

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QUOTES:

“The perfection of acting lies in the imperfection of it all. Just like life.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“When I used substitution as my technique, it threw me into a depression for a few days and I realized I had to come up with a different way to form emotions in the brain for acting.”

“Ego is the great killer of creativity.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I started applying psychology and imagery worlds to my characters and this technique birthed.”

“Actions speak louder than words, behavior patterns speak louder than the lines written.”

“I’m there to help the director’s vision come forth. I am a translator for the director to the actor and vise versa.”

“There is a scientific reason why smells evoke emotions.”

“As an on set coach, I am a translator. I can speak director ‘talk’ and I can speak actor ‘talk’.”

“I am there to be there to help an actor get to the emotion organically.”

“The best acting is when you are fearless.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Content breeds confidence.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Actors are a special type of bred who are vulnerable. And we all fear that we won’t do a good job.”

“There are ways to achieve fearlessness in your craft.”

“This is a 60 year career not a 6 year career. Enjoy the journey.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“The path you choose is the journey you take.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I want actors to be abel to work in a healthy way and in a powerful way without torturing themselves.”

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036: Neil Jackson

036: Neil Jackson 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Neil Jackson fearlessly walks through memory lane of being told no various times, to writing his own musical that caught the attention of a profound theater producer that allowed him to study the craft of acting. This man has had some lucky breaks but they all came from the hand work and relentless preparation of owning his craft and creating his own content. Ten years ago Neil’s interview for a prestigious acting school was cut short due to lack of professional training. Ten years later, with several highly notable roles under his belt, he shares his most prized moment of receiving an offer for the 2nd season of Westworld after driving Uber. This man is tenacious and doesn’t take NO for an answer. The NO’s led to the creation of hunger and passion for performing.

Currently, Neil can be seen in the second season of HBO’s WESTWORLD and Robert Zemeckis’ THE WOMEN OF MARWEN.

Tune into our Interview on iTunes HERE

 

Resources

LINKS:
QUOTES:

“Set your level of compromise on every single job.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“It’s just great to be hungry for something. If you are hungry for something then you have a passion for it.”

“I call them my DREAM FUNDers job: doing a job that doesn’t necessarily push me towards the way I want my creative career to go but at least I’m doing a job that “funds” me to continue pushing towards my that dream.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Getting laughs in theater was instant validation for a nervous kid who thought he hadn’t had validation.”

“I didn’t shift my sports mentality to acting to a little later in my career. I didn’t realize the marriage between the two of the output versus what you gain from it.”

“I just need to be told no and then I overachieve.”

“Paper dragons: everything seems scary from a distance. It seems like a huge scary dragon. As long as you keep walking towards it, eventually you get close enough to see its made out of paper…and you just push it over.”

“For me, one of my Paper Dragons was…Am I going to work in this industry.”

“Oliver Stone wanted a guy that could head of Alexander’s infantry and I walked into the audition with a black eye and three stitches.”

“As long as someone is passionate about you and get you, you are in good hands with your representation.”

“A year and a half ago, I was flat broke and driving Uber…that 6 weeks gave me a perspective redirect on my ego.”

“There is no shame in owning any situation.”

“Owning my situation and conquering my ego…was so empowering that it no longer operated out of fear.”

“The fact that I wasn’t working at the level that I would like to be isn’t a reason to be scared or be embarrassed, its just a nature and par for the course.”

“It is a job. And you are working at your job continually and there are drought periods and there are dream funder jobs.”

“My approach isn’t wrong because it can’t be wrong because there isn’t one formula for making it.”

“I like moving forward with passion and humility.”

“My barometer for success or failure is about the level the of creativity that I work on in every project.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I had pulled myself in so many directions trying to figure out what they wanted that I had forgotten this sense of self and my own creative truth and authenticity.”

“We live by comparisons in this industry.”

“Your job is to be charming because if you turn up on set and people like you, you will continue to work.”

 

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