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.
As it was World Mental Health Day this week, Max Agency has compiled a list of motivational quotes from celebrities who suffer from mental illness.
“The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is, you don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.” (source)
“I now have no problem with anxiety, it was something I was dealing with in the band… People saw strength in that, and they didn’t seem to expect it from a guy, but they expect it from a female, which to me is crazy. We’re all human. People are often afraid to admit difficulties, but I don’t believe that there should be a struggle with anything that’s the truth.”(source)
“A lot of people say, if you can’t take the heat, you shouldn’t be a musician. I think that’s messed up. I think I deserve to chase my dream and do what I love even though I have a mental illness… It makes me upset to have people abusing me for A, B, C, or D online. It’s not because I’m oversensitive. It’s not because I take it to heart. It’s not because I’m overdramatic. It’s because I have a mental illness. And the fact that people refuse to be sensitive to that shows me that we still have a very, very, very long way to go. If I miss out on something because I let my mental illness get the best of me, I’m going to be letting down thousands of people who need me to be stronger than that.” (source)
“Being vulnerable is actually a strength and not a weakness — that’s why more and more mental health is such an important thing to talk about. It’s the same as being physically sick. And when you keep all those things inside, when you bottle them up, it makes you ill.” (source)
“It’s such a major part of my life and so, so many other women’s lives,” Teigen wrote about the common condition (PPD). “I’m speaking up now because I want people to know it can happen to anybody and I don’t want people who have it to feel embarrassed or to feel alone.”
“Medical attention is medical attention whether it’s for your elbow or for your teeth or for your brain. We live in a world where to admit anything negative about yourself is seen as a weakness, when it’s actually a strength. It’s not a weak move to say, ‘I need help.’ In the long run, it’s way better, because you have to fix it.” (source)
“Women are so resilient and that’s the incredible thing about them … I think I’m a better mom for it because you never take that connection for granted,” the actress said regarding her PPD. “It doesn’t make you a bad person or a bad mother,” she continued. (source)
“OCD is weird. I laugh about it now,” says Cabello. “Everybody has different ways of handling stress. And, for me, if I get really stressed about something, I’ll start to have the same thought over and over again, and no matter how many times I get to the resolution, I feel like something bad is about to happen if I don’t keep thinking about it.. To the point where I’m just like, ‘Aha! OK, this is just my OCD.’ I’ll ask my mom a question for the fourth time and she’ll be like, ‘That’s OCD. You’ve got to let it go.’” (source)
“When I was about 7, I was convinced the house was burning down. I could sense it. Not a hallucination, just a tightening in my chest, feeling I couldn’t breathe, like the world was going to end. There were some flare-ups like that, but my anxiety was constant.” She added: “At a certain point, I couldn’t go to friends’ houses anymore – I could barely get out the door to school. I started acting at this youth theater, doing improv and sketch comedy,” she said. “You have to be present in improv, and that’s the antithesis of anxiety.” (source)
“I had pretty bad health anxiety that came from the OCD and thought I had a tumor in my brain,” Seyfried said, opening up about living with obsessive-compulsive disorder since she was a teenager. “I had an MRI, and the neurologist referred me to a psychiatrist … As I get older, the compulsive thoughts and fears have diminished a lot. Knowing that a lot of my fears are not reality-based really helps. It should be taken as seriously as anything else. You don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. But it’s there.” (source)
“This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them. If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.” (source)
Max Agency is a successful model and talent management agency in Canada, representing men, women and children. Max Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.
Max Agency is a successful Toronto talent management agency, representing men, women and children. Max Agency is involved in providing actors, models and entertainers for the film, television, fashion and advertising industries as well as appearance in trade shows, promotions and special events.
Max is thrilled to share that a group of our adult talent have received self tape audition requests for Project Toronto!
We are wishing the best of luck to these beautiful people!
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