Archive for November, 2012

Simon Griffiths Webxopt .Master of The Web

Since this website has been constructed there have been many comments made of how very good it has been put together.There is only one man responsible for this and that is Simon Griffiths.Simon and i met while i was living in Australia i was introduced to him via a mutual friend.Even better he was English from The North of England and left the UK a few years ago like me to start a new life in Australia.

From the very first day we met i new he was a decent man and extremely talented and highly educated we not only became great friends Simon wanted to talk to me about promoting me as an actor.To help this happen he wanted to construct a website .I was living in paradise a place called Briby Island in Northern Queensland Australia. And just at that time i fell into the world of acting or just starting out.

Over the coming weeks Simon started to work hard on the website he also used hes skills to help market me.He worked untold hours along with endless determination to help me get noticed. Simon stayed true to his word and made every effort to make this happen from that very day he wanted to design a website that had all the tools needed to make it happen.

We talked and like he is so very good at listened to what i was thinking of in the way of how its pages should be made up .Simon came back within no time and showed me what he had made i was blown away and lost for words.From the front page you can see it looks very old and grainy it was a deliberate move to give the look  of old London.

Along with this Simon constructed and designed all the links to Facebook Twitter Youtube and Flicka along with every other social network to help drive one site through another a very clever move by Simon. The gadgets and imagination he used to bring this site into the public eye is no ones business.

I believe Simon is probably one of the very best in the game you couldn’t meet a nicer man and someone that talks to you before he decides on a plan of action to market your product in this case it was me a very unusual direction for Simon. I needed all the help in the world and meeting Simon was such a stroke of luck I’m blessed to have this man right by my side.Please take time to look at the way this site has been designed and please feel free to contact Simon to get more information on how he managed to  create a work of art Simon’s website is: http://www.webxopt.com .He will create a website like no one i know and market your product so the the whole world knows your here

 

 

 

Frankie Oatway.(Strippers Actor) and Alan Barnes Actors Coach

Alan Barnes actor and Actors coach

Alan and i met 14 months ago when being cast and working on a commercial together in Germany’s capital Berlin .We were both invited to go along to an audition for a big commercial at the time we didn’t know each other at the audition and even after we were told we got the part.

It wasn’t until we were about to board the flight that we realised we were going to the same shoot in Berlin.I will never forget the first words that left Alan’s mouth he looked at the size of my suitcase and noticed how big and heavy it was and said (You planing on staying for a year) I laughed and said well know not really mate its just that i do tend to try and ware my own clothes as much as possible for any sort of filming if i get the choice you know what i mean) From there on over the course of the next few days Alan and i became very close friends

The commercial was a German production and extremley proffessional and a German director you can imagine the laughes we had doing this.The set up was we were builders on a German building site about to order our lunch me being the largest of the gang .We are all in a Portacabin sitting round a table.

Im looking at everyone opening there lunch boxes and they start looking at me sitting there with nothing.All of a sudden the door flies open and in walks a Sushi delivery fella he shouts out (Who ordered to Sushi.)

The others were supposed to look supprised when my hand goes up and say yes its mine in German .Well they done about 12 takes and by the time i finnished i was about two stone heavier.What made it worse i had to say it in German it gets worse the director said in a typicle German accent.(You will eat zaa pizza Frankie and zen look at zee others and startz a laughing)

Well we all looked at eachother and pissed our selves it was a bad version of The Great Escape very funny. After finishing the commercial that day we all went to a beer festival and had a great time the commercial is about to be released over the coming weeks.

From that week onwards Alan and i are now best friends at the time i was about to take part in several productions although very new to the industry Alan took time to look at some of the work i was doing .One was a Theatre production he imediatly offered to help me get into shape to perform for the project.

Like always good to his word Alan worked with me like no one i know Alan didnt let on but he is an excellent acting coach and put me through my paces.I was playing the lead part in the show so the part was very demanding. To this day without Alan i would never got through it.

Alan was an english teacher in his early years and that along with his ability to coach was a dream come true in my mind the best in the game at coaching actors .If i was to give anyone some advice who wants some guidence and from a proffesional this man will do the business .And give you all the tools you need to get you ready for either an audition or for film TV or Theatre

To this day i know my success would have been very different if i never met Alan the name of his set up is called BU think about it  simple really.Please feel free to take a look at the clip below and take time to make a note of his mobile number along with IMBD links.

Alan  is very modest anyone that really knows this man will know he doesnt blow his own trumpet. When one day he out the blue he told me he worked reguler on BBCs Eastenders ITVs The Bill and endless other tv productions to many to name .

In fact it was Alan who played Bent Old Bill in the episode in Eastenders who nicked Dirty Den.A record audience was recorded for viewing figures and Alan was right in the middle of it.

Along with this he played a reguler part in The West End hit The Graduate with Kathleen Turner and Jerry Hall .The storys Alan has to tell are brilliant and you will be hearing many more of them on here over the coming years .

Alan run his own Theatre company and made his mark in the industry for over twenty years he has to many credits to mention but one West End producer by the name of Terry Johnson cast Alan in the TV production of COR BLIMEY the story of Barbera windsor and Sid James relationship.

Yet another great body of work by the dark horse Alan Barnes his work speaks volumes. Below is another typical exapmple of how Alan is so very versitle.Last year i was cast to play a corrupt Police Detevtive in a film by Phil Visili .Called The Crack i told Alan about the film and asked him if he would be interested in coming along for the day.

Low and behold Alan turned up i suggested to Phil it would be blinding if Alan could play one of the parts in the film. That very day Alan took part and nailed it like always. Please take time to look at the video clip below. Hope you enjoy it and find Alans story interesting feel free to contact Alan for advice and your coaching needs

 

The Crack – Trailer – YouTube

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18 Nov 2011 – 2 min – Uploaded by thecrackfilm
A trailer of the film The Crack written and directed by Phil Vasili. Uploaded by thecrackfilm on Nov 18 

IMBD movie data base for Alan Barnes British actor please take time to look at the list of Film and TV Credits

Alans Mobile number  UK 07785917429 for Acting Coaching needs(BU)

 

Frankie Oatway. Radio interview with Paul Neal Rohra and Anthony Musco Castle Rock Radio 31.10.2012

This is a interview i done recently with an American Radio Station The Paul Neal Rohra Radio Hour  and Anthony Musco from Castle Rock Radio in Colorado USA Hosted by Paul Rohra and Anthony Musco.Please click on this Link to listen to the show(Click here to view.and listen

The show took place 31st October 2012 .Paul and Anthony were talking to me regarding a new music track (Frankie Getting Dirty With 3 Strippers) And the new TV show Strippers Cars For Cash by National Geographic Channel.Here is the link so you can listen to the track and also the ringtone that is now available for download please click on the link below to listen and download

http://www.soundspurple.com/package.php?la=590&genre=%

Paul and Anthony like always  have given me all the support and encouragement in the world from the very day i started acting i cant thank them enough. They also gave me a chance to talk about many subjects including new projects i will be involved in over the coming months.

A film The Ref screened at The San Josey Film Festival in Hollywood on the  19th October 2012 now awaiting for results and responses. Also we talk about the content of Strippers the comedy value the idea behind the show how its going.

And my part in the show and how i got the part and how it can inspire the young and old regarding how to make money out of scrap metal.We also talk about  the language and slang’s i use in my everyday life that are now having an impact and a following.

National Geographic Channel have created a Frankie Thesaurus link on there website they introduce the public into my way of speaking or terms i use that has a direct link to the London accent my own way of talking if you like. The youngsters and adults are finding it very funny and even repeating the phrases to me in the street.Below are the links to Pauls show and Nat Geo Frankies Thesaurus.I do hope you find it interesting and tune into and become regular listeners to Paul’s show

 

Frankie’s Thesaurus – Niagras – National Geographic Channel

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23 Oct 2012 – Frankie’s Thesaurus from Strippers: Cars For Cash on National Geographic Channel.

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Click here to view. and listen to the interview and below the jingles  for the show on Castlrockradio

frankieoatway.com (Strippers Cars For cash.Jingle For Castlerockradio)

natgeo.com Strippers Cars For Cash Jingle For Castlerockradio

Roaring Success Radio Hour on CastleRockRadio.com Wednesdays at 9a PT/10a MT/12p ET