There are those that go to LA and try to luck into something big, and then there are those who stay in NY and work their craft and hustle. And Neil Holland is above and beyond that. I mean, he is the epitome of wanting to put his money where his mouth is, and more, his hard work where his mouth is.
-- Stephen Belber, Playwright/Screenwriter/Director
I just won TWO acting awards for my performance in the short film "Mired":
1) Award of Excellence: Lead Actor in a Short Film, 2016 Accolade Global Film Competition and 2) Best Actor in a Short Film, 2016 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards.
"Mired", the short film I produced and starred in alongside Tony Award winner’s Reed Birney and Sutton Foster just won the Award of Excellence from the 2016 Accolade Global Film Competition, was nominated for Best Showcase Short Film at the 2016 Soho International Film Festival, and was a Semi-Finalist for Best Short Film at the 2016 Los Angeles CineFest. "Mired" has been accepted into some notable film festivals this past month, including: the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the 2016 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards, the 2016 Big Apple Film Festival and the 2016 Gold Coast International Film Festival.
"Search Party" (winner of the 2015 HBO Production Grant), is a short film I am in that is now a Semi-Finalist in the 2016 NBCUshortsFest. It is among only 14 films selected, half of which will go to the finals in LA. Our film will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges! You can read more about it HERE.
The Editor-In-Chief of Backstage asked me to write a column for their segment, “The Working Actor”. This is quite and honor that I was excited to accept. You can read it HERE.
Last but not least, I just started freelancing with the Jerry Pace Agency. The Jerry Pace Agency is an LA based agency that is now under new management and has opened a new office in NYC. I am excited to be included in this very small roster actors in this new office in NYC.