In front of the Camera or Behind it? Where do you stand…….

10329147_315264915315862_5679542742194099276_n DSC_0023It’s the dilemma that faces all Actors at some point in their career. Do I continue Acting or do I get behind the Camera and become a Director? Can I do both? There are some mediocre Actors who have become brilliant directors and some have just fallen off the face of the Earth. Then again, there are some brilliant Actors who are Incredible Directors. It’s kind of crap shoot if you ask me but then again you don’t have to ask me as you can see for yourself the work they turn out. First name that comes to mind is Ron Howard. He never tore up the screen but man can that guy tell a story or what! Clint Eastwood is another but I see him as a much better actor, especially later in life. There are a bunch more now than there use to be and who knows why. Maybe it’s the additional paycheck ? The wife would like that for sure. Maybe they want it all? How many Oscars could I get if I acted, directed, edited, did the music……you get the idea. I like to think that I’m a mediocre actor with an eye for direction and can possibly do both until it’s time to hang up the scripts. I’m not one who wants to act and direct until I’m 90 and then just keel over on set one day. I’m looking forward to Golf, being lazy and people watching on the beach. Not everyone can act and not everyone can direct. Check that, of course everyone can but not everyone “CAN” if you get my drift. I’ve written a couple of movie scripts and would love to pitch them but it hasn’t hit me yet, not the right time. Should I act in them? I want to but not a lead, small role is good for me. I’ve never longed to be full screen for 90 minutes, ever. That’s why I think Directing might be my deal. I’d love for people to see the whole body of work and comment on the whole picture. So, here’s one of my goals for 2015, get a script to be looked at and possibly shot and see what happens. Why not? Now, about funding…………