A Marvelous Callback
I was called back to audition for a role in an upcoming Marvel Universe fully-animated fan project. Actors love getting callbacks for obvious reasons – it means the director saw/heard something from you that they liked and they are considering you more closely for a role. Had this director only said, “I’d like to invite you to a callback” and left it at that – I would’ve been ecstatic. But in the invitation he wrote (and I don’t think I’m out of line sharing this), “Going over your resume, you have a very nice work history. You really brought something unique to the table with your audition. Really set the standard there.”
Those words, “unique to the table” and “really set the standard” is the kind of stuff you hope to hear from a performance of a role you’ve landed – not an audition. Needless to say, I was ready to say yes to this role even before talking terms! Heck – with a compliment like that I might just have done it for free. Yes, flattery will get you everywhere with me.
The director and I had a long conversation about anything and everything happening with the project, then he had me re-audition for the role with him listening on the line while I did so.
Then he officially offered me the part.
I cannot announce anything publicly, in detail, until early August other than to say I was offered and accepted a role. However, I will say that this guy is extremely professional and I am very impressed with what is being done and has been done so far. The director has a true passion for the project, is obviously well-versed in material, and from just the small amount of artwork, animation, and orchestration I’ve been shown by him, I know this project is going to turn heads. This does not look anything like a fan-made project so far. And it’s not being treated like one. I love that.
Once the announcement for the project is made in August I can be more forthcoming – and I can’t wait to tell you more!