Tuesday, September 21, 2010



Of late I have been incredibly busy auditioning particularly for short films but also a few other notable productions. One thing that I've really been learning particularly in my Tom McSweeney "Craft" class is to really "listen" to what the other character is saying, and "feel" the scene and not "act" it. The most organic scene will be one where we as the actor "listen and react" with real emotion. Another particularly important factor in feeling comfortable in auditions that I have learnt is just to go in and bring as much of yourself to the role whilst still encompassing your characters needs, desires, relationships, obstacles etc.

Another important piece of advice I have noted is do as much work on the scene; preparing your character, exploring your relationship to the others in your scene, pin point your motivations/obstacles etc and workshop it with improvisations and different layers but once you walk into that audition...trust in the work you have done, forget it and just "listen" to the scene and react organically with real emotion and feeling.

I'm really enjoying these moments where my training is really starting to make sense :)

Today was a great day; getting a role in a commercial, a short film call back and a role in another short film.

Persistance paves the way for desire.

Keep safe,


Monday, September 13, 2010


Just a quick update that I was fortunate enough to be in the Sunshine Coast Daily weekend edition also regarding the Underbelly role:


Looking forward to what's in store next :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Life is Beautiful

"Life is beautiful"....

It sure is.

I was recommended to watch the film "Life is Beautiful" from one of my acting teachers and today I've had the pleasure of watching it. What a beautiful film!

By using the power of his own imagination, Guido brings light to the ones he loves even in the darkest of times. And that to me also sums up what acting is; bringing light to those around us, knowing that just one moment could bring a smile upon someones day. I'm here as someone who wants to make a difference to the world by bringing happiness to people. Everyone deserves to smile and if I can bring that to people, then that's all I hope for.

On another note; this week my first article about my acting has been published in the Hinterland Times, a local Maleny paper (where I grew up). My Mum was so proud and called me as soon as she got the first copy. It's really amazing to have all the support from everyone and I thank you all for it. What's next on the acting scene for me...let's just wait and see :)

You can alternatively view the article on: http://www.hinterlandtimes.com.au/2010/09/03/from-maleny-to-movie-role-in-underbelly/

Keep safe xx Meisha

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