Hello, and welcome to my experiment!
My name is Kendal. When I was 18, I left home in Pennsylvania and set up camp in Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. I followed all the advice I was given, and did everything “right”, but nothing ever fell into place. I joined SAG, did a dozen short films, plenty of background work and stand-in work, years of classes, and I still don’t get paid to do what I love.
In 2010 I decided that if I wanted to get anything done, I had to do it myself. I left L.A. for France with the goal of creating a web series. That didn’t happen, though I did produce a short film (which did pretty well in the 168 Hour Film Festival, with 8 nominations). Though I don’t want to be creating only short films, it’s been good practice in controlling my own destiny. No more sending off headshots hoping to get an agent, no more waiting for auditions (not that I don’t submit if I have the chance, but this is not my focus now). No more wondering what I’m wasting my time on and not doing anything creative. My goal now is to live my life and not rely on others to fulfill my dreams. I’m not going to sit around anywhere trying to get someone else to cast me. I’m going to go out there and experience the world, and along the way, entertain. There are many things I put off doing, just to focus on trying to get acting work. Life is short and meant to be lived. In 2013, I am going to start living my other dreams. The dreams of travel, the dreams of learning new arts, the dreams of making a difference. And along the way, I’ll be seeking out other creative types who are excited to make something together.
So if I’m coming to your city, or you’d like me to come to your city, let me know if you’d like to make me part of your project, or work on something together. We can make a short film, a music video, some great photos, I could be a guest on your web series, we could perform together musically, whatever. In exchange for a couple dollars (or euros, or pounds, or…) or perhaps a place to stay, you get MEEEEE and some publicity on this blog. How does that sound?
If you’re interested in hiring me as an actress, you can view my most recent short film here:
For examples of my modeling work, click here:
And for music, I will soon have examples of my original songs online, but for now you can go here for some covers:
This will be an adventure that defines itself along the way, so come back and see where I’m headed…. 🙂
I look forward to hearing from you!