Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Booked! :D

So...I pinky promise I didn't die and fall off the face of the earth.  And I honestly have been busy.  And I have at least 5 posts that need to go up. But not today. Sorry. Today I have news that has waited long enough.  It can't wait any longer. So enjoy this exciting bit of information on my life right now and trust that I have not forgotten you and I'll fill you in on the past eventually. ;)

On January 31st, 2016, I received a call from a number I didn't recognize.  Knowing that in this industry anyone might call you at anytime I picked up. 

"Hello," spoke the voice on the other end, "my name is Sun and I am a producer from San Antonio." 

"What?!", I thought, "A producer I've never even heard of called me out of the blue!? Wow."

Our conversation went from there and she told me how her daughter had found my profile on one of the social sites I'm on and they were interested in having me audition for the lead role in their upcoming film. I was delighted to discover they were a Christian film company dedicated to sharing the message of Christ through their work (strongfoundationfilms.com).  And so, I decided to audition. :D :D 
When Mrs. Sun sent me the sides, she explained that in addition to the lead role in the film she originally told me about, she wanted me to audition for a lead role in a TV Series they were working on.  I was even more enthusiastic about this new character and hoped if I got a role, it would be that one.  I ended up sending her my demo reel.  AMTC grads know what I'm talking about- the one that the wonderful Leo Marshall made by compiling my performance videos from SHINE. Yep. That one. :) 

The next day I received a call. THE call. 

With all glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I am pleased to announce that I have been booked as the lead actress in an upcoming TV Series! God does so much more than you could ever ask, think, or imagine. THIS FRIDAY I will be flying out to San Antonio for 9 days of filming. And since it's a TV Series I will be going back every month or 2 for another week of filming each time. Wow, right?! Believe it or not- there's more.....but it's classified for now. ;) Suffice it to say, God is good. ALL the time.

I always like to keep in mind this verse from 1 Corinthians 1:27 "But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence." 

For it is not by works that I have done, but the work of Christ through me that has led me to this moment in my life. It is not my success but His.

Press on and never give up following wherever Christ leads you! ESPECIALLY when it's hard.

I look forward to sharing about my trip upon my return! Please keep me in your prayers!

All praise, honor, and glory be to Jesus!

-Alexis Noel