I'm from Northern Ireland but lived in New York for a few years in the middle 90's where I started my very slow moving acting career working as an extra on a Brendan Fraser movie ‘The Scout’. Over the next few years I worked on Howard Stern’s ‘Private Parts’, had a couple of commercials and worked on a few independent films.
I moved back to Northern Ireland in ’97 and found that there actually was TV and film work in our small country. It’s a very long and slow process but I’m gradually moving from background work for the BBC to acting in Short Films and even an unfinanced feature film.
At the minute I’m involved in the pilot for a new TV series called ‘Talent Agents’. It’s a mockumentary comedy (think 'The Office' only more out-there and based in Belfast) about two ruthless talent agents being followed by a film crew as they compete to become C.E.O of their retiring boss’s talent agency.
Check out the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/talentagents?fref=ts
I've had a presence on Stage 32 for a couple of years now and it seems to be a great place to meet like-minded people and hopefully it will lead to securing more work.
Good luck to you all
Name: Michael J Smyth
Lives in: Belfast, United Kingdom
Television by Craic Addict Films Troy Shapiro
Film (short) by Brian Mulholland (Comedy) Actor Gangster Johnny 'The Suit' has revenge on his mind after his brother is killed by a rival. He hires notorious hitman Mike 'The Strangler' Watson to do the hit. Unfortunately for Mike he must overcome his greatest fear to get the job done. He has 24 hours to kill or be killed. Written by Bill Taylor
Guy & Dolls
Film (short) by Stephen Barrett (Comedy) Actor Keith is in a lifeless relationship and decides to go on the dating scene to find true love.
Film (short) by Craic Addict Films/Stay Beautiful/Studio E11even Robbie
As The Earth Turned
Film by Craic Addict Films Duffy
Stand Off (previously Whole Lotta Sole)
Film by Generator Entertainment Chopper
Film by Terry George (Comedy and Drama) Actor In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage an assortment of colorful characters, including Maguire, who may be his illegitimate father. Surrounded by the Police, the SAS, and the Mobster's crew, the young man must find a way out of his precarious predicament with the help of his oddball captives. Written by Anonymous