As you know 2018 was a crazy year for me, and a lot of things happend, most of it in Canada. But one thing that went crazy was comming back to Dystopia Hounted House as an actor in October Month. When you have been away from something for a long time, and just suddenly returning back incedible!! Its so crazy to see how it has changed since I was working there in early 2017 at their horror run. I played a few different characters this time, one where I had to walk around in a tight spandex outfit and not able to say anything, which is really difficult to work with. As an actor Im used to be able to use my voice and body to do pretty much everything, so only able to use your body language and what ever kind of props you got in the room, and make it work with your co actors, that was something different, but it was an amzing thing to try, learning by doing and figuring out how much you can do without your voice, and still be able to creap the shit out of people, its something I would recomend to all actors to try at least one time. Because you are really learning about yourself and how important that boddy language is.
You can say that working with Dystopia Entertainment has become some kind of a lifestyle for me, working there has given me such a huge experience as an actor, and how you can work with improv. Because Improv is a big thing of your work, since every night is not the same, even if you got lines, you still have to adapt to the flow and the other rooms, figure out how to give the guests the best experience night in and night out.
And 2018 was no different working with new people almost every night, knowing that people looks up to you as one the the "older" peoples there, gives you a huge pressure... and you have to make it work, not knowing 100 % what kind of crew you are going to work with before 1 hour to show start, assist instructors where you can, get into character, make sure that the room is ready, answer questions to the younger people who may not have understood their instructions comepletely... Yup that is basical what you can expect night in and night out as an experienced actor in Dystopia Hounted House, a lot of stress and pressure, but at the same time also a life opertunity to work with some of the greatest upcomming actors, instructors, makeup artists and production crew in Denmark!! Being part of this family is something I would not be without, and it is something I will highly recomend you trying out!!
go to their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DystopiaEntertainment/
or their webpage www.dystopia.dk
They dont pay me or anything at all to tell you this, but follow them and signup for their auditions when they comes up no matter what kind of creative person you may be, or contact them if you got a skill in something else then acting, makeup or hair because we can use all kinds of people to create awesome events!!
I have just entered a contest via EDU, to go and study at Edith Cowan University in Perth in Australia. If I win this contest I will get a chance to study for one Semester at ECU, which will mean a lot to me, because then I would be able to learn about the business site of creative production, the reason that it will mean a lot to me, is that then I will be able to see the world of theater and film from another prospective then just through the actors eyes. Which basicaly means that I will be able to understand the world of film/theater production from more then one site, learning something that actors normaly not are going to do, since they are only focused on their ways of living, and they do not normaly see the big picture of the entire production. And having a knowledge about the entire thing can not only make me a better actor/comedian but also give me the opertunities to work in the production part as well, which could be an amazing thing to do. And comon doing it in Australia as well... how much more awesome could it be!!!
So I cant wait for the 22.nd of March 2019 to get the answers about if Im going to get a life opertunity in Australia or not.
Basicaly after I had helped saving The Rio not much else happend for the rest of the journey... I had to move out of the basement since the building was going to be demolished, so I moved in to a new home which was basicaly like a Mansion where I lived with people from all over the world. I did some acting workshops, with an audition for some few programs that Disney where working on, but never got anything back from them, I did some voice acting just to see if I could get a breakthrough there, but with no succes either.When I started doing Comedy I got a bit of succes, I traveld from bar to bar and did some few shows, got some contacst that would like to have me back, if I return to Vancouver again one day.
One day I got in contact with an agensy that would love to have me, but since I did not have my work permit, they could not help me. So I worked hard with the immigration to get the permit, and when I finaly got the papers, my visitor permit had run out with two weeks :( When I contacted the Immigration they just told me that everything was fine and that I should just go to the border and get my papers finished, so not knowing what to expect I just went to the border to get my papers done. But sadly the bordercontroll lokked at my papers and figured out that I have been living in Canada for two weeks illegaly and working there without a permit, they did not care about the immigration, since they aperently could overool them, so after 4 hours of going back and forward talking and aguing it ended up with that I got told, that I had 3 weeks to get out of Canada on my own expence. The week after I traveld home to Denmark.
So that was basacaly a quick rundaown about my trip to Vancouver in Canada :)
After I had lived with these "lovely" Mexicans for a few months it was time for me to move on. Not because I wanted to, since I had become good friend with these guys, or how good a relationship you now can get when you cant understand what they are saying... But because the house was schedueled to be demolished, which was understandable since it was in a really pore condition. I moved a bit closer to the central of Burnaby, to a huge house/Mansion where I lived together with I think 8 or 9 other guys from across the globe, the house was nice and cheap considering what I was used to back here in Denmark.Being an actor/comedian in Vancouver made me realise how much of a survivor you have to be if you wanna get anywhere in the world. Because People was deffently not going to give you anything for free, not even any kinds of advises at all. While I lived in Burnaby I traveld around in Vancouver and the local area from bars to bars doing standup comedy just to make a living, and I got into a great community with people who saw some potential in me and wanted to help me, if I just could get a working permit, which btw is much harder then it seems!!While I was fighting with Immigration to get my working permit I participated in a Telephon Marathon(not sure how to pronounce it), to save a theater called The Rio. This event lasted 30 hours straight and the price for the entire show was 30 Canadian dollars, so I thought why not, also because it went to a great couse, since I had started to fall in love with this theater and the kinds of events that it does. So if you are an alternative person, I can deffently recomend you trying to visit the place!!! :)
a short while after I moved into Burnaby which is a City close to Vancouver(15 min in skytrain). Where I moved in to a basement, as soon as I mooved in I could hear two Germens speaking, and the smoke from pot was all over the place. So I got to live with two Germans and one Mexican. Sadly the Mexican mooved out a shot while after Christmas and the Germans mooved out a short while after New Years Evening. Lucky enough for me a small group of 4 Mexicans moved in to the basement, where only one of them could understand and speak English. While I lived at the basement, I started on my acting career by oining an online program called Friends in Film(FIF), which got me to start a youtube channel, which I do hope to continue on when I get a computer or a phone with a good camera again.
The times were great while it was only the 4 Mexicans, but as it happens Mexicans helps each other out, which can be a good thing, but when you live in a 3 oom basement, it starts to get a little cramped when you end up livig 8 Mexicans and me in this little crappy basement, and yes you guesed it... Sill only ONE of them could speak English. Which did give quite a lot challenges with communication and living arrangements, since I lived on the Couch in the living room, and they had to go in to the livingroom to enter the kitchin at 6:30 am in the morning, not thinking about light, sounds or noices... Which is "great" when you are an actor who does not get a lot of sleep or any money at all... But well hey Beggers cant choose, and they were good drinking patners in the evenings and helped me out financial in hard times, hell yer even with the rent once in a while. So even though they were quite anoying, they were also really awesome people, and it is something I will never have been without since it was such a huge life experience.