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Interview With The Eagle Path Co-Star
I first met Adam Karst (pictured here to the left) in one of my acting classes in New York. We hit it off and became friends and in spite of the fact that after that class we both went our separate ways, we still keep in touch. As I was developing ActingCareerStartUp.com, I knew that it would be just a matter of time before I interviewed him. So, here it is!
Tony: I’ve been wanting to interview you for a long time now Adam Karst! I haven’t seen you for about two years now, since our last class together at the Ward Acting Studio in New York. I remember you had gone to LA to start your acting career and I was off to Europe to pursue my acting and performing and event career. When we last talked, you told me some things I thought would be really cool to share with my visitors here at ActingCareerStartUp.com. So here we are. Tell us what you have you been up to? Tell us about your last acting project.
Adam Karst: I saw a casting for a film online and I saw that there were different roles…so I chose the one that I wanted, which was the Italian-American role. But I knew it was going to be tough for me because of the accent. So anyway, I submitted for it and three weeks later they called me. To be honest, I had already forgotten that I had even submitted for the job.
The guy who called me was James Garcia, the casting director, when he heard my voice and my accent, he asked me where I was from and I told him that I am from Israel. He then asked me if I would mind auditioning for the role of Malik in this film. The description or the breakdown as they call it in jargon, called for a man who is between 45 – 55 years old, from the Middle East or the southern part of Europe. So I told him, no problem. I also knew that because of the accent, maybe I would have better chances, because I am from that region of the world.
So I studied both roles, but I put more of my energy into the role of Malik. I did the first audition and it was…ok. Then I got a callback for a second audition. I knew that all my training of the past few years came down to this one audition and I felt good. When I got up from the audition, I said to myself, “Wow! That was your best audition ever! Whether I get the job or not, I know that I achieved something important today.” And it was true. They had a website that I could go to and see the audition. I looked at it again and again and again and I was so happy with my work.
They called me a few days later to tell me that there would be a call-back in a few weeks. James Garcia, the casting director told me that the next thing that would happen would be that before the next audition, the director would call me to explain to me what he wants from me in the next audition. I asked him who the director was. When he told me, I couldn't believe it! It was a story too good to be true!
In part 2 of this interview Adam Karst talks about the call he got and a chance he had to work with a famous director!
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Sara, Pasadena, CA
Just wanted to thank you for bringing me in to [audition for the video], meet you and chat this Saturday. I was really excited to hear about your working on actingcareerstartup.com and even took a look at it today - it's awesome! You are very well-spoken, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and it shows through the work that you do! I hope our paths in the industry will cross again and really enjoyed meeting you. Thanks, again and best wishes with your very important work!
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