Two or three years ago I was an extra in a movie filmed here in Victoria called The Party Never Stops, (a Lifetime Network TV movie about College binge drinking). I had a beard at the time... well, I had a patchy beard, but I thought that was the epitome of a college student? For one of the big party scenes the director wanted ten of us guys to surround the main actor in this one shot, so he thought he would hand pick them out of the 12 of us there.
"You, you, you, you, (pause), you, you..."
The 'pause' was me, and no my beard was apparently not cool and nor did I look like a stereotypical college student.
Fast forward to last week when I was at yet another audition for a college movie, sans beard, and no creepy mustache like my profile pic shows. Same scenario, director picking the guys to be in either the fraternity Beta, or the 'other' frat party. I guess I'm still not looking like a college student? At least this time there were two other guys with me that also didn't get in the main group.
To be fair (to myself!) I wasn't planning on going to this audition. I was honestly just dropping my wife off at it when the casting director gave Leana AND me an audition sheet, so I was unprepared, and not dressed appropriately. That's my excuse.
Oh wait, and maybe it's also the fact that I am 28 now and I don't look like a college student... and that's probably a good thing for me.
Is not, and does not consider himself to be a rock star. That's the joke.
He currently lives in North Vancouver BC and plays bass for the band Tegan and Sara. Before this he lived in Nashville TN, and was in the band Starfield. Shaun has also lived in Montreal for a time, and LA, where he attended the Los Angeles Music Academy.