And…Action!

Some time has passed and I can officially say that I am an Actor in Amsterdam. I have now been on set a couple of times, each experience unique in its own. I must say it’s very similar to sets on Canada. The main difference being the language barrier, which means I will definitely have to work on my Dutch skills ASAP. Luckily most people also speak English and are willing to help out! Props to the craft and catering department, as the food options have been amazing and the lunches very satisfying! The crews have also been professional and super friendly. Lastly, figuring out the train system to find my way to set has been an experience as well.

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Here is one of my first videos from a gig in Amsterdam. You may not see me… but I am in there a few times: https://www.facebook.com/dutchcasting/videos/1758395250844323/

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I will hopefully have more to show you from my other booked gig shortly. I can’t say much, but I can say in this one you will be seeing me a lot!

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Though very different compared to Toronto, Amsterdam still has a lot to offer in the acting industry. They have an abundance of events going on in the city for art, culture and entertainment. I hope to see more shows coming up and can’t wait for Amsterdam Fringe!

Annnnd for #TBT… Here’s a photo from when I was a red carpet host!

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Cheers,
Melissa

First Amsterdam Audition!

Good news, not even a month in and I’ve had my first audition in Amsterdam! Yay! It was such a lovely fun experience, this city is so friendly and welcoming.  Annnnnd I’ve already scheduled my next audition! Fingers crossed!

Apart from acting and work, I’ve had the chance to see more of this beautiful city! From flea markets (which I love, open rain or shine), to unique restaurants, music festivals, and to fascinating historic buildings.

This city has so much for offer any day, any time of day! And so much art everywhere you look!

Stay tuned for updates and hopefully some good news!

Cheers,
Melissa

A Canadian in Amsterdam!

It’s official, I am now in AMSTERDAM!

I have landed and am now in the process of getting settled in. During this crazy exciting adventure I plan on blogging more frequently so that you can share this experience with me. I will also continue my pursuit of acting while in Amsterdam, so that should provide some interesting situations for me to share with you! So far I have researched local theatre companies and agencies, have been making contacts, and will be attending my first English speaking theatre show this weekend! If you have any suggestions of places to go and check out, let me know!!!

 Until then stay tuned and enjoy the ride with me! (Speaking of ride, check out my fancy transit pass. You get to use your own photo so… of course it’s a headshot)

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Cheers, Melissa

Check it out!

Exciting news! You can now view my episode of ‘Paranormal Survivor: Kids Under Attack’ on Travel and Escape. Check it out here:

http://www.travelandescape.ca/video/

And during commercial break, look out for my latest Windsor Salt commercial on HGTV, W Network and The Food Network! Or watch it here:

So much fun on both sets!! Enjoy!!

M

So About the Oscars…

Any thoughts on the Oscars this past weekend???

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And some good news…(drum roll)… Paranormal Survivor Season 3 airs on Friday March 10th an 9pm!! Stay tuned to this new season as you’ll recognize me in an episode!! Check your local listings to watch it on the Travel and Escape network!

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Cheers!
Melissa

Red Carpet Fun

Last week I had the opportunity to work another red carpet event for The Idea Hunter. It’s always such a blast to work with such amazing actors, interact with people on the carpet and enjoy the glam of the night.

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You may also recognize my face on Cityline again soon, as recently I got to appear as an elf! So much fun spreading the holiday cheer! Christmas is just around the corner, have you started decorating yet?

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I also had some fun shooting with KVDV Photography recently… more photos to come but here is a sneak peak!

Cheers,
Melissa

Ready for my close up…

For anyone who missed Cityline today, here is a link with my hand modelling skills:

It was so much fun and of course my nails looked amazing!

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Also, here are some photos from my character on set recently. Project confidential, but details will be released soon I promise! In the meantime going to rise and grind, since there are many auditions coming up on the horizon!

Cheers,

Melissa

When September Ends…

It’s that time of year when we bring out the hoodies, start apple picking and sipping on Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

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Before the summer shorts get packed up, and the boots get laced up, I just want to say how grateful I am for a busy end to the summer. You may have seen on social media that I was recently in London, ON working on the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. You may have also seen my face again this year (enjoying some #breakfastbeer bottom right)…

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Or my name…

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From Country Music to Hockey, I then got to work with an amazing supportive team at World Cup of Hockey Fan Village! What a great way to end the summer! I can’t wait to see what will happen next with this crisp autumn weather, as auditions are already starting to roll in. Stay tuned here, or follow me on Instagram, twitter and Facebook. Links on my contact page!

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Cheers, Melissa

 

 

 

 

#ThrowbackThursday

Happy Throwback Thursday to the time I got to appear on Daytime Television to promote the play “The Sunshine Boys”! It was so much fun being interviewed at Rogers TV, and advertising for local community theatre.

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So far it’s been a busy season filled with lots of auditions and callbacks, and it’s just about to get busier! Summer is as hot as ever and festivals are everywhere! I hope you’ve had a chance to check out some local artists lately. I did this past weekend at ‘Taste of the Danforth’ in Toronto. And I definitely took the opportunity to enjoy one of my favorite activities – eating!

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For the upcoming weekend, here are some inspirational words…

“Just because Fate doesn’t deal you the right cards, it doesn’t mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential.” – Les Brown

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Thanks to KVDV Photography for the photos! To view more check out http://www.kvdvphotography.com/!

Cheers!
Melissa

Oh Canada

Happy Birthday Canada!

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Hope you are all enjoying the day celebrating our amazing country! Happy Canada Day! Photos courtesy of KVDV Photography!

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This summer is off to a great start filled with lots of auditions, and even some call backs! I was also recently on set for a short film called “Women Not Permitted”. Here is a selfie of my makeup and costume for the shoot!

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Hopefully some more good news to follow soon!

Cheers,
Melissa

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