Hope the summer is starting off well. Mine has been pretty eventful so far! Directly following the end of exams I stayed busy and worked on the Commencement musical, Hair, as the Head Rigger. The show went up for a successful four runs on commencement weekend so I was lucky enough to see all of the seniors on the last days, which was great, but also very sad. And made me realize I’m now a senior! AH! How did that happen??
Anyway, from there I went back home and chilled out for a solid two weeks. I did close to nothing and it was exactly what I needed. And I also got the OK from my doctor to start training again and my back is doing well! At
the end of those two, relaxing weeks, I packed up my things into a car with my Dad and drove many hours (about 30) to Los Angeles, CA (from Edmonton, AB)! It was a looong trip but we drove through some really beautiful places (Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona) and eventually made it!
In Los Angeles I am currently interning at a couple Film companies. One job is at Hasbro Films and it is such a fun time. I work in their office on the Universal Studios lot, which is super cool. Sometimes the Universal Studios tours drive by when I walk out of the office, think I’m a big deal, and proceed to take pictures of me. It’s pretty funny. But for the
job basically I read scripts and write coverage, answer phones, create concept boards, help put together film pitches, and general office stuff. It’s really chill and my bosses are a ton of fun. We play with nerf guns a lot. My other job is at Hutch Parker Entertainment in Santa Monica about a block from the beach. Very similar duties to the Hasbro job and super chill as well. And the gym I joined is across the street and it’s the best thing in the world. I have a new love of Yoga. I’m obsessed. And I’ve been catching some rays so I have a little color!
I’m looking forward to the rest of the summer – turning more and more into a
Californian by taking surf lessons and longboarding around town and also taking a trip up to San Francisco in the near future! I love it here. Hope everyone else is having a great summer as well!