Toronto agency Talent showcase: Marshall Abram

We are proud to have talented, funny and full of energy, Marshall Abram, in our roster

Having worked in video stores, surrounded by films of all genres in which he finds magic, Marshall has always been passionate about film and theatre. 

He tells us that  he has always been a class clown, telling stories and making people laugh, and had found it natural to explore theatre. While opportunities in film were presented to him, he was hesitant to take the leap. “We are taught as kids to keep our feet grounded and head out of the clouds. So I would always step back and get back to what i thought was ‘real’ work. Now that I’m older…very much so…i felt I was at a place in my life where I could start to dream a little. My family has been super supportive.” 

Marshall shares how he turns his ideas into creative projects :”I get little creative ideas. Like a little spark. I really should write them down, but i don’t. If it stays in my thoughts, sometimes for months or even years, I flush out a picture of what i want the spark to be. More ponder percolation until i create a scene. Then its a matter of getting my butt in gear for execution before i lose motivation. This applies to everything creative. Poetry, story books, pictures/drawings, anything film related etc.” Here is a short video that is one of his creations:

His dream role ranges from being a romantic lead to a cool spy and to a vilain. The contrast between a role and his personality motivates him to excel as an actor. 

His passion and motivation shows through as he tells us that, “Everything in this industry is HARD WORK. You have to put the work in. I know it looks easy, but that only because the people who are in it LOVE it. And it’s not work if you love what you do.”

How has your experience been with MAX Agency?

“My experience with Max has been fantastic. I’ve loved every audition I’ve been on, every self tape. Heck, I even get a little thrill with every email notification about a simple submission.”

Max agency is a successful Model and Talent Management agency in Toronto representing men, women, and children in providing models, actors, and entertainers for the film, television, fashion, and advertising industries. 

Do you have a passion for modeling and acting like Marshall? Apply to be discovered now!

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Toronto Agency introduces new talent – Alexa n.

We are happy to introduce Alexa N. as our talent feature today!

She has appeared in a few musical videos for the group Splash ‘N Boots on the Treehouse Network, and has also had a principal role in a video clip that was featured on Sesame Street (“P” is for Paleontologist). These opportunities resonated with Alexa and she realized that she enjoyed working in front of the camera. Based on her interest in getting further involved in the acting and modeling industry, Alexa signed with the Max Agency.

Alexa has been a competitive dancer for over three years, where she has been trained in ballet, acro, jazz, musical theatre and her specialty, tap. Her other interests include spending time with family and friends, playing video games (especially Roadblocks), and watching TikTok videos! She also spends a great deal of time playing with her puppy, Mocha.

Alexa has a great sense of humor and her dream role would be something comedic like Modern Family which is currently her favorite show and, because of her love of tacos, a featured role in a Taco Bell commercial!

When signing with Max Agency, she has enjoyed dressing up, getting her makeup done and taking professional photos! Alexa is excited to be represented by the Max Agency, and is looking forward to future acting and modeling roles to come.

Max agency is a successful Model and Talent Management agency in Toronto representing men, women, and children. Max Agency in providing models, actors, and entertainers for the film, television, fashion, and advertising industries. 

Do you have a passion for modeling and acting like Alexa? Apply to be discovered now!

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how to self tape

Dos and Don’ts in shooting a self-taped audition.

We have provided simple guidelines below to help you produce great self-tapes. 

 

DO 

 

  • Be professional and prepared when you tape yourself. Treat this audition the same as you would if you were physically in the room with the casting director. 

 

  • Record your audition in front of a solid coloured curtain or a blank wall. Too much clutter in the background can distract from your performance. Also, be aware your outfit should not blend or contrast with the colour of your backdrop. 

 

  • Find a quality reader. Make sure your reader stands behind the camera, to ensure your focus and positioning is towards the camera. Your reader should not be seen on camera unless requested. 

 

DON’T 

 

  • Don’t use a webcam, we recommend using a digital camcorder that fits your budget and have a peer operate the camera for you. 

 

  • Overhead fluorescent lights create deep shadows on your face which can make you look aged or change your appearance completely. Ideally, use two incandescent lights (bulbs with filaments). One as a key light, set to the opposite side of the camera a little farther away and pointed at your face.  If you are filming in a bigger space and need more lighting, set a second light opposite side of the camera, pointed at your side. 

 

  • Castings has requested a certain number of takes and/or scenes. Doing more than is asked could be considered presumptuous by the casting director. Don’t do more than the castings has asked for. 

 

Basic three-point studio lighting 

 

 

 

 

Equipment recommendations for recording your self tape.

 

Digital Camcorder, Full HD 270° Rotation 1080P 16X High Definition Digital Camcorder Video DV Camera (US Plug Black)

 

 

 

 

Emart 60 LED Continuous Portable Photography Lighting Kit for Table Top Photo Video Studio Light Lamp with Color Filters

 

 

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