Trish and Harold's Weblog

News, information, and random thoughts from the busy lives of Trish Egan and Harold Phillips.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Golden Hours Hiatus

Hey everyone

Wanted to let you Golden Hours listeners know that, due to my rehearsal schedule for the upcoming play Jingle Spree (which opens at the CoHo Theatre on October 13), I won't be heard on Golden Hours' Oregon PM Live until October 18th.

I had hoped to be able to do both, but because we're going into an intensive series of rehearsals leading up to the opening of the show, Duane Hanson is going to be reading solo or with another partner. I'm looking forward to getting back in front of the mike, though...


Thursday, September 07, 2006

Sum Of The Parts Test Screening Date Announced

Hey folks

You can tell I'm in rehearsals from all the late night 'blog entries, eh? I'm pretty wired after a rehearsal, so the usual routine is to get home about 10:30, grab a bite to eat and a cup of tea (decaf... I'm wired enough already!), and then sit down at the computer and try to get caught up on some email and other business.

Before I hit the sack for the evening (well, morning), I wanted to let you know that a date has been set for the Sum of the Parts test screening. I got this message from director Raymond Steers Jones yesterday:

McMenamins has given me the go ahead to show "Sum of the Parts" on
Saturday Sept 23rd at 11:30am at the Mission Theater.

1624 N.W. Glisan
Portland, OR 97209

The doors will open at 11:00am and the movie will start at 11:30am.

We must be done by 2pm so please be there by 11:30 at the latest.

Please invite everyone you can as McMenanims is graciously not charging
me for the use of the theater in the hopes that at least some of you
will make it worth their while and order some lunch or drinks.

And of course the more people attend the better of a response I can get
from the audience which will greatly help in the final editing process.

So, that's the low-down. Come down to the Mission at 11:00 am on Saturday September 23rd and have a beer, watch a free movie, and then fill out a questionaire to help Ray make the film even better. I know he'd love your input, since he appended this little note to the end of the message:

FYI: "Sum of the Parts" is being submitted to The Sundance Film Festival
this week. Cross your fingers kids.
Gulp!! Sundance, huh? Ok... no pressure there... Hope I get to see a bunch of you at the screening. Don't take it personally if I cringe a little when I show up on the screen.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

No Golden Hours Show on 9-6-06

Hey folks

Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend. Trish and I had a lovely time hanging out and doing absolutely nothing of substance... it was GREAT!

It's been a busy week already; I've got three commercial auditions lined up (did one yesterday... and didn't do too badly, if I do say so myself), rehearsals are starting up again for Jingle Spree, and L.E.A.D, the new film I'm doing with director Chris Herman, starts shooting this weekend.

Such a heavy schedule has, however, worked against me a bit. I've got too much stuff happening tonight, and I'm not going to be able to make my usual Wednesday night show on the Golden Hours network. Duane Hanson, my usual partner in crime, is on his honeymoon, so that means that they'll most likely run some pre-recorded programming instead of our usual news, tv listings, shopping ads and the like.

Never fear, Golden Hours fans. We'll be back next week. Sorry we can't make it this week...


Tuesday, September 05, 2006 Is Live

Hey folks

I've been threatening to do it for a while... and now the time has come.

I've unleased on the world. Stop by and check it out. More photos, video and voice samples will be coming "soon." While you're there, sign up for the mailing list (there's a sign-up box on the left side of the home page, and one on the "Contact Harold" page); I'll send out periodic emails about projects I'm working on to list subscribers (not too many, t hough - I promise!).

So... why do I need another web site (aside from the 'blog, my MySpace page, and I've struggled with this question a bit... after all, no one likes a guy who's always tooting his own horn, and my general preference is to fade into the background rather than standing out front trying to soak up the attention.

The first and most obvious reason is self-promotion. As I worm my way deeper into Portland's film industry, I'm coming to realize that the only way to get attention from producers, casting directors and directors is to put myself out there front-and-center. I'm having to fight my disinclination to do this... but the networking I've done with MySpace and through other contacts has really paid off over the past year, and the web site is another logical step in that direction (especially once I get my video and voice reels up there).

I've also had several people over the years tell me that they'd like to hear about my theatrical and film projects. Given the number of people I interact with on a daily basis, contacting everyone about everything I'm doing would be pretty hard - the web site gives me a central hub to keep people informed about things that are happening on this side of my life. A quick check of the home page will give people a nutshell view of what's coming up, and if they add their email address to my mailing list I can send them specific information (without "spamming" a bunch of people who don't care).

And, of course, there is a little bit of vanity involved... I've been collecting photos from the shows I've been in for years. While my photo page on MSN is a good utilitarian place to put them, is a more focused, theatre-and-film-related spot for those images. I'll still post personal photos on MSN, but the new site is going to be the place to find all my future acting photos.

So, yeah... I'm a stuck-up, egotistical narcisist. Like that comes as a surprise to any of you... anyway, check out the site, add yourself to the mailing list, bookmark it, yadda yadda yadda. I'm going to try and keep it up-to-date as much as possible... after all, my hope is that lots and lots of people will visit it often.

Hope you're all doing well...