Recently I was asked to be an extra in a film that is being filmed around my area. They were so impressed with me "Standing there skills" that they decided to give me some lines. I guess I nailed those because they are now expanding my role and filling it out even more. But what surprised me the most was not the expansion of my part in the film, it was when they asked me to be the Still photographer for the film. I will admit I did not even know this was a "thing". So I now get to show up everyday they are filming and take photos of the actors acting and alot of behind the scenes shots as well. It is super fun. There are some talks about brining me on board as the Art Director for the project, ok, that blows my mind. How did I go from being a random extra, to a named character with an actual role in the film, to the still photographer and soon to be art Director. I have often heard the phrase "Fake it till you make it" tossed around but there was nothing faked about any of this. I buckled down and took the time to learn my craft and still continue to learn it. I guess in the end when you are truly passionate about what you do and you continue to do it even when it feels you may be making a mistake with your time and efforts, others notice you. They notice "the real deal" character of you.