It seems I am always waiting for clips to arrive from projects that I've long since finished my part of. This lag time is just about the only downside of being an indie film actor and it kinda drives me a little nuts -- it's a background nuts, constantly gnawing at my monkey brain.
There is always the chance that the project will never see the light of day, or if it does, that I will never know about it.
The nature of indie work is that the really tough part is in post production. Audio craps on you. Color correction causes a face or two to melt. The editor vanishes mid-project -- probably to take a (better) paying gig. The hard drive finds the only opportunity on the planet to land in a toilet or a bowl of soup. The backup hard drive starts smoking. Generally, it is a life fraught with disasters looming in the shadows.
So, my actor reel languishes for months as I wait for a couple of new pieces. I'll sit, waiting, for three new clips because, why change everything for one clip when I know it could be only a couple of weeks before the other two show up? And, then they don't ...
And, I wait...
And, I wait ...
Until I can't stand it anymore. Then, I break and build a new reel with what I have.
So, here's this latest reel. I'm hopeful I'll see a couple more clips before the end of August, but at least I have this.