Hello everyone! Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my family and friends for being so supportive, I will never be able to thank them enough! I would also like to quickly extend the good willed messages to my best friend of all, the lovely Lauren Lind! I cannot wait to share some amazing times in the states with her! Now I would like to thank you for taking the time out to visit our website! Lauren and I both thought we would take a wee minute to tell you a bit about us. As you know, I’m Cammy, a 20 year old aspiring actor from Airdrie in Scotland. My main interests (other than acting) are football, socialising, going to the cinema and, of course, being Scottish, I do enjoy the occasional drink! All throughout my school life, I have been interested in performing some would say I am an attention seeker, I guess They're right!. My first role was at the tender age of 4 when I was cast as Joseph in Devonview Nurseries nativity play. A few years later, when a veteran in comparison (aged 10), I played the role of the Artful Dodger in the Rochsolloch primary production of Oliver. When walking around the stage sporting a top hat taller than myself singing in what I can only describe as an accent very loosely based on that of cockney, I knew I wanted to be an actor.
After 4 years of drama classes as part of my Airdrie Academy timetable, I once again took to the stage as the camp King Triton in our “Under the Sea” pantomime (based on the Little Mermaid). This, in my opinion, was the first time I had to actually act, taking on an incredibly camp character and a role which I enjoyed thoroughly. My first insight into a professional production was part of North Lanarkshire council project with the school. We were asked to write a script based on promoting fire safety and we toured all around Lanarkshire performing for different schools as well as MSPs and other audiences. This production was also recorded, edited and distributed as a DVD to all schools in North Lanarkshire to be shown as part of their PSE course. However, this insight into the professional world of acting was nothing compared to what came next. Returning from a trip to London, I received a text from friend and former drama teacher Stacey McRobbie (who I owe a lot too!) casually telling me that there was an open audition for a Peter Mullan movie happening in central Glasgow and I should go “for the experience” (which, as we know, is just a nice way of saying “you don’t have a hope, but it’s a nice wee day out”). Obviously, having little acting experience, I had little hope of getting into a movie, right? Well, lucky for me, being from Airdrie, I have a bit of personal experience in dealing with NEDs and this helped greatly as I was casted in Peter Mullan’s movie which was to become a multi award winning hit in Scotland and even made it to the Tribeca film festival in New York. Working with a fantastic director and actor such as Peter Mullan taught me a lot, as did the next role I was offered which was in Kevin MacDonald’s “The Eagle”. Being cast alongside Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell was unbelievable for me and sharing a set with these guys was mind blowing to say the least. If I had to put what I was thinking into words, it would probably be something like “rhskgkdjgosjgjsgsjdjsasaaksskgj”. My brain was mush. Most recently, I have performed in a college pantomime as “Grumpy” (hard to imagine, right?) in “Snow White” and shall soon begin rehearsals for our graduation show (we have yet to find out exactly which play we shall be performing). I am also about to begin filming a short film named “Alone” in which I have a lead role. You can find the trailer for this on the site.
Now, enough about the past, this site is all about the future! Time to speak NYC! I cannot begin to explain how happy I am to be accepted in to a world class drama school such as the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. I was recently watching Glee and all of the characters in the show are currently applying to the exact same school. This alone proves the big hype that follows the place and it is simply a fantastic school. I am really looking forward to being immersed in a society and culture which pretty much revolves around theatre. I have yet to hear a single bad word about New York from anyone who has been. I have always wanted to go to New York, the city really inspires me. Obviously, it is not as easy as packing a case and boosting to the big apple, the cash needed is in scary proportions. Overall, every international student needs roughly £38,000 per year and so funding is absolutely crucial and undoubtedly difficult. I now turn to the annoying “please give money” part, I will not go on about it – it’s simple. We would be so appreciative if you donate as generously as you can to help both my best friend and I achieve a life-long dream.
Thank you all!