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Gayla’s Private Acting Client Charlie Shotwell to star opposite Viggo Mortensen in ‘Captain Fantastic’


Gayla & Charlie Shotwell after going through script for 'Captain Fantastic'

Gayla & Charlie Shotwell after going through script for ‘Captain Fantastic’

It’s Officially shooting now, so I can announce that my wonderfully talented private coaching client CHARLIE SHOTWELL, who is repped by Coast to Coast and Concrete Management will be playing ‘Nai’ opposite Viggo Mortensen in the indie drama Captain Fantastic for Electric City Entertainment and director Matt Ross (28 Hotel Rooms). Working on the script with him has been delightful!

Mortensen portrays a father, who has lived off the grid in the Pacific Northwest forest with his six young children for the past decade. He must now return to acclimate his children to modern society.

Kid Yoda Quote to Ponder – Imagination

I often sit and daydream. I got in a lot of trouble for it in grade school, middle school, high school, college…yet that exact skill set makes me the ideal acting teacher. I teach my students that sometimes their imagination must ‘fill in the blanks’ from everything to what they are seeing in front of them (not a casting director or camera or set) to sometimes when there are not enough facts for the scene, then they must use their imagination to answer what they are feeling in character, thinking in character and believing is happening to their character. The imagination fills in all those answers.

Your imagination is like a really great test taker if you ask me. You got a question about your scene, ask your imagination to give you an answer.

“Your imagination sees things much differently.”

Taking time to ask your imagination these questions is called ‘daydreaming’.

I have a 4.0 in daydreaming.