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Cameron Britton on That One Audition Podcast with Alyshia Ochse

S2 020: Cameron Britton

S2 020: Cameron Britton 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

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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“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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RE-RELEASE: Tommy Dewey

RE-RELEASE: Tommy Dewey 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

Nothing CASUAL About THE MINDY PROJECT

Tommy Dewey may seem casually cool and like he has it all figured out in this business, but it took “letting go” of perfection to land the jobs on CASUAL and THE MINDY PROJECT that made him feel like he could truly relax and embrace a fully realized character. A collegiate track runner at Princeton University, Tommy had big plans for Wall Street signing up for the LSAT twice. On hiatus from a stress fracture, Tommy accepted a challenge to audition for the two coveted spots in Princeton’s improv troupe. No acting experience, but a innate sense of comedic timing and his sports driven ambitious nature landed him one of the two coveted roles out of 100 actors. Tommy not only secured the spot in the group, he eventually was the troupe’s director and writer. Law School was still waiting for Tommy, but Tommy challenged himself with a summer intensive at RODA and now attributes his success to his fall back plan being writing. Yes, this guy can write! Tommy took a year off of acting to create and run the writer’s room for his own show “Sons of Tucson.” Listen in to hear how Tommy deals with nerves, how he runs a casting session for his shows, what really gets you the job, how to stay in the game and how his back up plan now is writing.

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“If you can get to that point where you can relax enough to give them your version of the person, even if they like it or not, you are going to start in a much better place.”

“I was always off book, I wanted to land everything perfectly, but that is not what acting is…acting is what happens in the ethers between two people.”

“Auditioning should be much more of a mess. I mean it should be messy and always searching. The key is being present and creating whatever it is in the ether between whoever you are working with. That’s what the camera needs to see. Not you saying it perfectly.”

 


BONUS: Tony Giglio

BONUS: Tony Giglio 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

For today’s conversation, we’re changing things up and taking a look at things on the other side of the camera. We’re chatting with someone who’s made their career writing and directing major hollywood movies for the past twenty years. He’s come a long way from his father’s liquor store in Massachusetts, and he tells us exactly how, after graduating from school and writing a letter to his hollywood idol, he found himself sharing a beer and chatting about his favorite movies with director Sam Raimi! Now, after having directed stars like William H. Macy and Jason Statham, he shares what it’s like sitting in the director’s chair, and how he’s managed to pull off getting films made when seemingly impossible circumstances stand in the way.

Tony Giglio is and American film director born in Medford, Massachusetts. He studied and obtained a B.A. at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He worked his way up from a Production Assistant to become one of Hollywood’s most versatile Writer-Directors. He gained experience in the entertainment industry on projects like HEAT, IN ENEMY HANDS, TERMINATOR 2, LIAR LIAR, CELTIC PRIDE, BULLETPROOF, DANTE’S PEAK,  and FEAR. Most recently, he has directed DOOM: Annihilation, set to be released in 2019.  Previous films include CHAOS, EXTRACTION, TIMBER FALLS and DEATH RACE.

 

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“For better or worse, when I come on a project, it gets made.”

“No risk no reward.”

 

007: Tommy Dewey

007: Tommy Dewey 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Tommy Dewey may seem casually cool and like he has it all figured out in this business, but it took “letting go” of perfection to land the jobs on CASUAL and THE MINDY PROJECT that made him feel like he could truly relax and embrace a fully realized character. A collegiate track runner at Princeton University, Tommy had big plans for Wall Street signing up for the LSAT twice. On hiatus from a stress fracture, Tommy accepted a challenge to audition for the two coveted spots in Princeton’s improv troupe. No acting experience, but a innate sense of comedic timing and his sports driven ambitious nature landed him one of the two coveted roles out of 100 actors. Tommy not only secured the spot in the group, he eventually was the troupe’s director and writer. Law School was still waiting for Tommy, but Tommy challenged himself with a summer intensive at RODA and now attributes his success to his fall back plan being writing. Yes, this guy can write! Tommy took a year off of acting to create and run the writer’s room for his own show “Sons of Tucson.” Listen in to hear how Tommy deals with nerves, how he runs a casting session for his shows, what really gets you the job, how to stay in the game and how his back up plan now is writing.

Listen to the unforgettable stories that landed Tommy Dewey right HERE.

Resources

QUOTES:
“If you can get to that point where you can relax enough to give them your version of the person, even if they like it or not, you are going to start in a much better place.”
“I was always off book, I wanted to land everything perfectly, but that is not what acting is…acting is what happens in the ethers between two people.”
“Auditioning should be much more of a mess. I mean it should be messy and always searching. The key is being present and creating whatever it is in the ether between whoever you are working with. That’s what the camera needs to see. Not you saying it perfectly.”
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Los Angeles-based actress, bestselling author, host of That One Audition podcast, entrepreneur, & mother.

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