"Chris goes back to Hollywood!!!"
Part 1 (of four riveting and completed episodes) - Follow former Hollywood actor Chris McCarty in the 'role of a lifetime.' Chris returns to Hollywood and goes 'undercover' (as if anyone would remember him) and starts the process of 'getting discovered' at chic outdoor shopping mall The Grove that's located right next door to CBS Television Studios.
And like Chris always says of Hollywood "it's the city of smoke and mirrors, the kingdom of clowns and the Wild, Wild West for dreamers and schemers."
Why I came to Patreon:
So here’s the deal. And I don’t mean some big movie studio deal.
I use to be a working film and television actor in Hollywood for some years and left town to write some novels and play my songs but recently returned to Los Angeles for a visit. And while I was there I remembered how hard it was for me to get ‘my foot in the door’ when I first came to Hollywood and how hard it is for anyone who comes to Hollywood to get into the ‘biz.’ I mean you could be the greatest actor who ever lived and never get a ‘break’ as they like to call it and I sincerely believe this has happened again and again in Hollywood. I mean, Vincent Van Gogh never sold a painting in his lifetime but now he’s the most sought after artist by collectors in the world.
In my humble opinion, something’s wrong with the system that includes some artists and totally ignores others….so…..I decided to do a little riff about a guy who knows nothing about the entertainment industry and what he might do to get himself a role in a film or television show. I mean you got to ‘do something’ to make something happen, right? And the result is my extremely lo-fi video series I call “Chris goes back to Hollywood” and if enough people like this effort I might go back to Hollywood with some better video cameras and do some even more outrageous riffs at the major movie studios, talent agencies and entertainment media outlets.
Even though my little videos are a bit ‘tongue-in-cheek’ I do think there’s something to be learned from a talented guy (or any girl) who wants only to ‘make a way for himself’ but is turned away at every point. In the end, the ‘gatekeepers’ (i.e. agents, movie studio & television execs & the business boys) of content in Hollywood are just that…. ‘gatekeepers’……. and not the real artists.