Monthly Archives June 2015

Farley’s Finds: Film, Food & Favorites – June 29

Another week – heck yes! You know that that means … It’s the third installment of Farley’s Finds: Film, Food and Favorites, yeah baby! In this weekly series I share with you what I love, what is deserving of a toast of whiskey, where I’ll be (events) and what I’m looking forward to.

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This week I’m in love with a series of acting classes, 24 to be exact, taught by Dustin Hoffman through MasterClass. It’s only $90, you can take each session on your own time and it never expires. Plus you can join the community board to submit work, have group discussions, get feedback and more. For the busy actor, this is really incredible. I was worried it might be a scam, but this is actually a brilliant format and MasterClass offers different topics from experts in the field like Serena Williams for tennis, cooking classes, entertainment from Usher, etc.

It’s no secret that I have a thing for street art. I photograph it everywhere I go. I stumbled on this group initially because of my love for Phoenix street art and then realized they were about so much more and a deeper cause that is dear to my heart. It is called the I Have a Name Project 


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Acting all kinds of crazy

11015066_10204921033919314_8787307513949892952_n Some people say actors are crazy. I prefer the term “passionate”  myself, but there’s definitely overwhelming evidence that actors do  tend to lend themselves to emotional natures. What I don’t think is  widely understood, is that the actors that are highly successful are  also some of the most driven, precisely focused, hard-working people  on the planet. You have to be.

You have to grasp that it is a business and you are a product in a very  aggressive industry. You have to be smart – consistently making  choices to further yourself professionally from small things like what  you eat for lunch to keep you body and instrument in prime  condition to who you decided to work, what projects you take on and  the value you believe your work to be worth. You have to know how to protect yourself contractually and personally. You have to be so many things that are either derived from nothing more than putting your blood, sweat and tears into paving a career for yourself with your own two hands and a cunning mind and and an open heart, or be a pure sheer genius of a talent, which is rare.

I don’t feel like I lack any of those things...

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Farley’s Finds: Film, Food and Favorites – June 15

Welcome to my first edition of Farley’s Finds: Film, Food and Favorites. In this weekly series I will be sharing with you what I love this week, what is deserving of a toast of whiskey, where I’ll be this week (events) and what I’m looking forward to.

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This week I’m in love with the stories of fathers trying to be good dads on June 12th’s episode of This American Life just in time for Father’s Day this June 21st.

One of my fave local Arizona directors Ryan Johnston has officially announced his new film ‘Astoria’ which looks to be epicly shot and artistically executed in Ryan’s unique theatrical style. Synopsis: “In a galaxy far from Earth, on a freighter ship known as The Uria, Captain Astoria must join forces with an intergalactic freedom fighter and his quirky android accomplice to battle evil forces for possession of The Niberian Eye, a powerful entity that just so happens to be hidden within the cargo of The Uria.” 

Backstage had a great article on ‘7 (more) documentaries every actor should see’  including “To Be Takei” which is freaking hilarious, among an impressive list of others.

I watched a film starring Simon Pegg, whom I always find to be ...

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