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Undercurrent Actors Studio

Undercurrent Actors Studio We concept. Write. Direct. We make things. From scratch. Like commercials, and shorts. Oh, and we put Auditions on Tape, edit and shoot reels. :-)

Edit. Like Commercials, Short Films and Industrials. No, not those Industrials. FUNNY Industrials. The ones built around stories & comedy, not boring corporate stuff. We also provide an array of services for Actors too: Auditions-On-Tape, Coaching, On-Camera classes, demo reel editing and shooting.

Operating as usual

We hate tooting our own horns... but we're a little extra proud of little unicorn Aina Dumlao and her Hulu  debut as one...
08/30/2021
The Unusual Suspects

We hate tooting our own horns... but we're a little extra proud of little unicorn Aina Dumlao and her Hulu debut as one of the series leads in #TheUnusualSuspects. Please give it a watch!

When a $16 million necklace is taken from self-made businesswoman Roxanne Waters’ home in an elaborate heist, the ensuing police investigation exposes cracks in Eastern Sydney’s sparkling façade. With the stakes higher than ever, can the masterminds stop themselves from turning on each other, o...

1st day back doing in-person appointments. What a year it’s been!
04/19/2021

1st day back doing in-person appointments. What a year it’s been!

04/17/2021

CASTING CALL: An UNTITLED AMAZON SERIES with a known filmmaker attached is searching for ACTORS FOR CHINESE AMERICAN characters.

Please read the instructions below CLOSELY and send your video to [email protected].

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LOGLINE:
Set in a tight-knit community in Hong Kong, this story follows three American women whose destinies intersect with irrevocable consequences.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Role #1: The character portrayed is a Chinese-American male in his late-30s to mid-50s; warm and empathetic. A loving husband and successful executive, he is determined to support, look after, and protect his wife and children. Age: Late-30s to mid-50s
Note: Please indicate if you speak Chinese, and if so, which dialect

Role #2: The character portrayed is a Bi-Racial female aged 12 years old. She is on the verge of becoming the typical teen, always with her headphones on and face in her electronic devices. She can be curt with her mother and does not have time for her younger brother’s childish games.
Age: 12 years old
Note: Ethnically, she is a mix of both parents in looks. She has a Chinese-American Father & a European-Descendent Mother.

Role #3: The character portrayed is a Bi-Racial male aged 8 years old. Still very childlike and clingy towards his parents. His anxious behavior could stem from a family tragedy that he may know more about than the adults realize. Age: 8 years old
Note: Ethnically, he is a mix of both parents in looks. He has a Chinese-American Father & a European-Descendent Mother.

Role #4: The character portrayed is a Bi-Racial male aged 3 years old. Strong-willed, adventurous and friendly, he’s easy to love.
Age: 3 years old
Note: Ethnically, out of the three children, he resembles his father the most in looks. He has a Chinese-American Father & a European-Descendent Mother.

INSTRUCTIONS:
In interview video, looking into camera, please shoot in medium frame with your name, height, current location, any acting or performing experience, and include a full shot.

Please include an open-ended answer one of the following questions:

1) What is your favorite movie or TV show? Give us 4 reasons why it is the best!

2) Who is your favorite person? He or she can be anyone in the world; a friend, family member, athlete, artist, etc. Give us 4 reasons why this person is the best!

3) Tell us about something you are obsessed with and give us 4 reasons why we should also be obsessed with it!

NOTES:
Interview video must NOT exceed 120 seconds.
Must upload to a secure streaming site like Vimeo (not YouTube) with password protection.
All interview videos MUST be password protected on services like WeTransfer or Vimeo. DO NOT post interview videos publicly online; NO YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, or any other social networking sites.

Make sure to check lighting & audio quality. We want to see you as natural as possible and not too styled. Please send completed interview video to [email protected]. Thank you!

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04/13/2021

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DISNEY TELEVISION DISCOVERS: TALENT SHOWCASE is now taking actor submissions through April 16, 2021 at 8:59PM PST/11:59PM EST.

More details on how to submit at: tinyurl.com/DTDTalentShowcase

We will resume in-person services on April 19, Monday. We are fully vaccinated as of March 29, but for your safety, we w...
04/05/2021
Undercurrent Actors Studio - Self Tapes, Demo Reels, Coaching

We will resume in-person services on April 19, Monday. We are fully vaccinated as of March 29, but for your safety, we will continue to wear masks and require clients to do the same.

Please visit our website for more on our Covid guidelines: www.undercurrentstudios.com

See you all soon!

The premiere self tape, audition coaching, demo reel editing studio in Los Angeles. We'll help you sharpen the tools you need to book your next acting job.

08/14/2020

CASTING CALL! Seeking a Korean male actor in his 20s-30s that is very proficient or fluent in Korean, English, and Japanese.

The language requirement is important because the character grew up in Japan and Korea, and came to the United States as a young adult. Series will shoot in Korea, Japan and Canada, and talent must be available September 2020 - March 2021.

Please submit ASAP to: [email protected]

*Please post and share, and feel free to reach out to the casting director with any questions!

03/21/2020
03/13/2020
09/26/2019

Missed us? #Thursyay congratulations for the sexy, sassy Shellye Broughton for booking a pilot off of her selftape with us! Woohoo!

https://imdb.to/2n3TCwM

#selftape #bookingaudition #bookedit #auditioncoaching #workingactress

Our client #IvoNandi came in today with a super cool look (specifically for his recurring character on #Mayans). We thou...
09/05/2019

Our client #IvoNandi came in today with a super cool look (specifically for his recurring character on #Mayans). We thought it was a totally badass character look, we just had to snap a pic!

PS. Ivo looks super emo but he’s actually the nicest, sweetest, most fun human ever.

#mayans #badboys3 #sonsofanarchy #characteractor #badass #workingactor #auditioncoaching #auditionsontape #bookedit #selftapes #actorslife

Congratulations to our own little bean Aina Dumlao/Aina Dumlao for her recent booking direct off of her self-tape. Wooho...
08/23/2019
Aina Dumlao - IMDb

Congratulations to our own little bean Aina Dumlao/Aina Dumlao for her recent booking direct off of her self-tape. Woohoo!

#selftape #bookedit #bookingaudition #asianactress #pinayactress

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3819806/

Aina Dumlao, Actress: Diwa. Aina Dumlao was born on October 12, 1988 in the Philippines. She is an actress and producer, known for Diwa (2018), Ballers (2015) and MacGyver (2016).

One more before the week ends! #Friyay congrats to the effervescent #SarahCarson for booking a fun TV role direct off he...
08/09/2019
Sarah Carson - IMDb

One more before the week ends! #Friyay congrats to the effervescent #SarahCarson for booking a fun TV role direct off her selftape with us. Have fun!

#selftape #bookingaudition #workingactor

https://imdb.to/33qycef

Sarah Carson, Actress: A.L.L.I.A.N.C.E.. Sarah Carson is an actress and producer, known for A.L.L.I.A.N.C.E. (2016), Intrusion (2015) and Mind Blown (2016).

Congratulations to our good ol' pal @emilbeheshti for booking a fun role on a show that rhymes with #MacGruber. It's his...
08/09/2019
Emil Beheshti - IMDb

Congratulations to our good ol' pal @emilbeheshti for booking a fun role on a show that rhymes with #MacGruber. It's his 5th (8 if you count recurring) booking thru the studio. But who's counting? Hehe

#selftapes #bookingaudition #workingactor #auditions

https://imdb.to/2M6dwmf

Emil Beheshti, Actor: Ford v Ferrari. Emil Beheshti was born on July 15, 1971 in Forest Hills, Queens, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Ford v Ferrari (2019), The Resident (2018) and Grown-ish (2018).

08/07/2019

Here's cutie-patootie Summer Fontana on the set of the feature she just booked! Unicorns, yay!

#Humpday congratulations to Mr. Tony Mirrcandi for booking a super cool project that shoots in India, direct off his #se...
08/07/2019
Tony Mirrcandani - IMDb

#Humpday congratulations to Mr. Tony Mirrcandi for booking a super cool project that shoots in India, direct off his #selftape with us.

#bookingaudition #workingactor #nailedit

https://imdb.to/2MQUTSG

Tony Mirrcandani, Actor: Ender's Game. Tony Mirrcandani is known for his work on Ender's Game (2013), Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (2009) and Koi... Mil Gaya (2003).

Infinite ball of energy (not exaggerating) #MasonWells booked a supporting lead in a fun feature ala #strangerthingsseas...
08/02/2019
Mason Wells - IMDb

Infinite ball of energy (not exaggerating) #MasonWells booked a supporting lead in a fun feature ala #strangerthingsseason3 direct from his #selftape with us. He's on a roll! Congratulations!

#bookingaudition #workingactor #kidactor #bookedit #friyay

https://imdb.to/2YSGA3b

Mason Wells, Actor: Why Women Kill. Mason C Wells from Atlanta Georgia. Just ordinary happy 8 year old boy! You can find him reading interesting book, doing science experiments or playing outdoors. He absolutely love people and always up for a great conversation. He has great memorization skills. He...

Another round of #friyay congratulations are in order! Magical little lady @SummerFontana booked the lead in an awesome ...
08/02/2019
Summer Fontana - IMDb

Another round of #friyay congratulations are in order! Magical little lady @SummerFontana booked the lead in an awesome feature film off of her #selftape w/ us. So well-deserved!

#bookingaudition #workingactor #jeangrey #darkphoenix #TheOriginals #xmen

https://imdb.to/2GKXObR

Summer Fontana, Actress: The Originals. Child actress who joined The CW drama The Originals in the show's fourth season in the role of Hope Mikaelson. Her extremely popular character has been made into a spin-off show titled Legacies for the CW. She had a role in the 2016 comedy Office Christmas Par...

07/09/2019

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#Monyay congratulations are in order for multi-talented actor Shaun Baker for booking a dark, flawed role in a new serie...
06/24/2019
Shaun Baker - IMDb

#Monyay congratulations are in order for multi-talented actor Shaun Baker for booking a dark, flawed role in a new series directly off his #selftape with us! Woohoo! #workingactor #bookingaudition #selftape

https://imdb.to/31TF4zJ

Shaun Baker, Actor: House Party. Shaun Baker was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for House Party (1990), Grand Canyon (1991) and V.I.P. (1998). He was previously married to Julie Baker.

Belated congratulations are in order for multi-talented Nikki Micheaux for booking a recurring guest star gig on #Chicag...
06/20/2019
Nicki Micheaux - IMDb

Belated congratulations are in order for multi-talented Nikki Micheaux for booking a recurring guest star gig on #ChicagoPD direct from her selftape with us. Woohoo! #bookingaudition #workingactress #selftapes #auditioncoach

https://imdb.to/2FjXfVX

Nicki Micheaux, Actress: The Shield. In addition to her unforgettable performances in Six Feet Under (2001) and Soul Food (2000), Micheaux has held guest-starring and recurring roles on shows such as ER (1994),NYPD Blue (1993), The Practice (1997), and The District (2000). Micheaux's film credits in...

Diverse, multi-talented actor #IvoNandi (and kindest, humblest human ever) booked a fun supporting role in an upcoming #...
06/20/2019
Ivo Nandi - IMDb

Diverse, multi-talented actor #IvoNandi (and kindest, humblest human ever) booked a fun supporting role in an upcoming #WillSmith feature direct from his selftape with us. Such a ridiculously fun character! #Congrats! #bookedit #bookingaudition

https://imdb.to/2Nd8gPh

Ivo Nandi, Actor: A Cure for Wellness. Ivo Nandi is an actor and producer, known for A Cure for Wellness (2016), Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Sons of Anarchy (2008).

Congratulations are in order for client #MarcoDapper for a direct booking off his #selftape for a fab role in feature fi...
06/19/2019
Marco Dapper - IMDb

Congratulations are in order for client #MarcoDapper for a direct booking off his #selftape for a fab role in feature film that shoots in Nola! #auditionontape #bookedit #workingactor

https://imdb.to/2WM5c0T

Marco Dapper, Actor: Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds. American actor, model and painter. Born Marco Dominic Dapper on July 9, 1983 in Hayward, California, is the youngest of two children (he has an older sister) Started acting as a child in plays and appeared in community theater productions after grad...

‪Another congratulations are in order for David who booked a super awesome recurring/ likely series reg role off of his ...
06/14/2019
David Julian Hirsh - IMDb

‪Another congratulations are in order for David who booked a super awesome recurring/ likely series reg role off of his selftape with us! Excited to see his super powers on tv soon!!!!! #bookingactor #selftape #auditiontape #friyay https://imdb.to/2XUGXdr‬

David Julian Hirsh, Actor: Weeds. Born and Raised in Montreal, Hirsh studied at McGill and majored in Criminology at The University of Toronto. He left school one credit shy of his degree to train as an actor at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. He has performed both On and Off Broadway. In C...

There's DEFINITELY something in the air! Congratulations to lovely @diahnnabaxter for booking ANOTHER amazing role off o...
05/31/2019
Diahnna Nicole Baxter - IMDb

There's DEFINITELY something in the air! Congratulations to lovely @diahnnabaxter for booking ANOTHER amazing role off of her #selftape! You are on fayah! #bookedit #workingactress #friyay

https://imdb.to/2EtFxik

Diahnna Nicole Baxter, Actress: Satacracy 88. Diahnna Nicole Baxter is an actress and writer, known for Satacracy 88 (2006), A House Is Not a Home (2015) and Shadow Puppets (2007).

05/31/2019

Omg, omg, omg! Recently got word that one of our clients just booked a series reg direct from her #selftape with us, for a new show that shoots in Calgary! Gahhhh! Will share deets as soon as we’re allowed! #workingactors #bookedit #friyay

Another round of congratulations are in order ... this time for #PaulCassell who just booked a scary-dark role for a new...
05/30/2019
Paul Cassell - IMDb

Another round of congratulations are in order ... this time for #PaulCassell who just booked a scary-dark role for a new @Snapchat show, directly off a selftape he did with us! Yay! imdb.to/2HK9lco #bookedit #auditiontape #selftape #workingactor

https://imdb.to/2HK9lco

Paul Cassell, Actor: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past. Paul Cassell was born on September 16, 1967 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009), Just Like Heaven (2005) and The Practice (1997). He has been married to Tricia Donohue since September 17, 2006.....

Big congratulations are in order! Big YAY for Ray Torres for booking an amazing role off of his self tapes with us. Wooh...
05/30/2019
Ray Angel Torres - IMDb

Big congratulations are in order! Big YAY for Ray Torres for booking an amazing role off of his self tapes with us. Woohoo! #raytorres #selftapes #werkit #bookingaudition

https://imdb.to/2EajyfR

Ray Angel Torres, Actor: No Bad Days. Ray Angel Torres is an actor and assistant director, known for No Bad Days (2008), First Strike (2009) and El Contratista.

Congratulations to sweet, little lady @SummerFontana for booking a recurring guest star on #TheOutsiders through our stu...
05/30/2019
Undercurrent Actors Studio on Twitter

Congratulations to sweet, little lady @SummerFontana for booking a recurring guest star on #TheOutsiders through our studio. And we can't wait to see you in @DarkPhoenix2019 as @SophieT / #Jean Grey's mini.

“Congratulations to sweet, little lady @SummerFontana for booking a recurring guest star on #TheOutsiders through our studio. And we can't wait to see you in @DarkPhoenix2019 as @SophieT / #Jean Grey's mini. https://t.co/zcluACIVVZ”

The @the_meyers_twins stopped by for a #selftape + #coaching session last week and knocked it out of the park. They’re a...
05/21/2019

The @the_meyers_twins stopped by for a #selftape + #coaching session last week and knocked it out of the park. They’re also somehow the spitting image of @FutureofTokyo when he was a kid. Haha!
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#workingactors #auditiontape #kidactors #twins #selftape #selftapes #demoreels #auditioncoaching

Is Your DEMO REEL Ready ForPILOT SEASON?Your reel should feel like a great movie trailer.Fast-paced, exciting, great tra...
01/28/2019
Is Your Demo Reel Ready For Pilot Season?

Is Your DEMO REEL Ready For
PILOT SEASON?

Your reel should feel like a great movie trailer.
Fast-paced, exciting, great transitions, and cutting edge editing...

that makes it about you... but leaves casting wanting more.

We're here to help you you craft a great reel
that puts your best work forward this pilot season.

Schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation.

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03/16/2018
Happy Friday c/o Azari

We know we haven't posted anything in a while (life and work has been cray!)...but we're breaking our social media hiatus at Undercurrent to share with you this tiny cartoon character who came in to our studio. Azari Akbar in the house!!!! #happyfriday everyone!

DIWA - A Social Justice Short Film
02/20/2018
DIWA - A Social Justice Short Film

DIWA - A Social Justice Short Film

A hard look at the plight of undocumented immigrant workers victimized by violent crimes. | Check out 'DIWA - A Social Justice Short Film' on Indiegogo.

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