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You’ve seen the movies, you’ve watched all your favourite tv shows, and you’ve decided.  “I can do that” You have taken the first step to becoming an actor, now before we go any further you need to know that the journey tour about to embark upon is probably going to be one of the most harrowing yet most fulfilling journeys of your life.  Never have I been on such a rollercoaster of a ride.  So lets see what I did when I made that decision to “Become an Actor” Getting your first job This is your first hurdle, you have no experience, probably no training, yet your expecting producers and directors to cast you in their production.  This industry is filled with catch 22 situations and this the first one. First you are going to need some professional actors headshots, these can be expensive but I’m afraid if your serious […]

Today has been awesome.  I was fortunate enough to invited to become part of a fantastic new theatre company based out in Manchester called the straight acting theatre company, by managing director and producer Alan Stuart Malin. Now I’ve done a few bits of theatre, but not for a while, in fact the last piece of theatre I did was the Christmas Carol back in December 2015.  I’ve been trying for a while to break into the Manchester theatre scene with little success.  So my exhilaration when I was asked if I would like to join the company.  Well I was made up. My first reading came and went and I have to say, we all had a fantastic and laughter filled few hours. Our mission on this day was to read and break down the comedy “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn.  I got to read for the entirely misunderstood yet […]

Back in July 2016, a friend of mine (Louis Frost of Silver Lining Pictures) threw down the gauntlet and challenged me to write, record and film a music video for a Rap.  The only rule was that it had to be about the word “awesome”. so I set about it,  first thing I needed was some music.  Now I could put something together with my guitar but I had another mate who I new would have something I could use,  who just so happened to be the producer of the blackout crews Put a donk on it.  Check out the video. Music sorted, wrote the wrap, recorded the vocals and mixed it, then with less than 2 days to go, I proceeded to film the video on my trusty iPhone 6.  Heres the result. As an aside, amazingly this music video has been accepted into the indiewise film festival!! And […]

So not sure if you guys know, but I’ve been trying to get a Fantasy film made for about 2 years so far, and it has consumed me to the point of oblivion on several occasions. check out the imdb page here – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5011036/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 or the web site – www.dreamfindermovie.com Its been an absolute rollercoaster with ups and downs all the way, and all of it has been captured by documentary film maker(amongst other things) Tony Sabanskis, which will be turned into a feature length documentary “Independent Dreams”. If I’m completely honest, the whole process of being filmed in my most vulnerable state, myself, was cringe worthy at best.  Having a camera run while your having shepherds pie for tea, having your every move and comment recorded no matter whether your happy, sad, ecstatic or distraught.  Unfortunately my defence mechanism for a misplaced word consists of panicking and then more than likely […]

No one would have believed, that in the year of 2013 an average guy would find his calling, no one even dreamed that in the timeless world of Hollywood that one man would strive so much and pay for it tenfold in his pursuit of success. But now in the year of 2016, David Christopher-Turner has slowly but surely moved forward, success a possibility instead of a dream. Hi guys, welcome to my first blog post all about acting, my trials, my tribulations and of course my non-existent wit. Ill be exploring everything in my experience from Auditions to getting an agent, the insecurities and the rejection. But we’ll also get a sneak peak into mine and my colleagues successes. So sit back and watch as the Actors guide to the galaxy unfolds before your eyes,  buckle up cause its gonna get bumpy. *****WARNING***** This will be a rollercoaster so […]