Me? In a Japanese Sony Commercial, I HIGHLY doubt it…

By Donnie | Articles

Is there anyone out there that would turn down the chance to be in a commercial? I can’t think of too many people who’d say no. I got an email from my sister Erica about a potential commercial job. She must have offers coming out of her ears to be able to “donate” a Sony job to her little brother. But, unfortunately, I’m not able to capitalize on the opportunities the way she did. I have been to few auditions, the majority of which nothing has come of them. Sometimes I wonder if I were to take it more seriously, would I be more successful?

I went to the audition after work on Friday. This time around I had to pretend I was making a beer toast, doing a champagne toast, and then playing air guitar. The audition was fun, but I don’t feel the slightest bit confident that I got it. Of course I hope that I did get it because it would be nice to be on TV, but I’m really not going to get my hopes up. Whenever jobs like this come around it seems like everybody and their mother tries to audition.

One of the reasons I changed jobs in the first place was to create more opportunities for myself, opportunities like this. Had I still been working for AEON there’s no way I could have gone to that audition, (whether I land the job or not). In my AEON contract, it was against policy to work another job. So if management were to see me on TV it could have been in bit of trouble.

I know being a model can pay heaps, if you have a lot jobs coming your way. The problem is…I don’t. I’d love to do more things and be on TV (even if it’s just for some of the smaller stuff). Unless new and consistent modeling side-work comes along or some super job presents itself. I definitely won’t quit my day job. I can’t say being an ALT pays very well, but I really do enjoy teaching the kids.

I’ll keep you posted.


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  • Amanda

    Wow Donald’s hitting the big time! Good luck!

    • Donald Ash

      I wish, Amanda. Thank you! 🙂

  • Sounds like a lot of fun! Were you channeling Bill & Ted during your air guitar solo?

  • Donald Ash

    Nanami, it’s so funny you said that. When they said we had to do air guitar, the first thought that went through my mind was Bill & Ted’s Excellent adventure :D. Whatever happened to Bill’s career, anyway? I don’t ever remember seeing him again.

    • Don’t forget Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. I actually came to like both movies though of course the first one gets the “classic” stamp. 🙂

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