This is my year! Okay, I won't get ahead of myself but It is good to stay positive. I've been ho-humming around this town (Hollywood) for quite some time, occasionally landing a good part or two, building up my body of work to prove to those who are casting that I am fully capable of holding my own as an actor and very cooperative with filmmakers in order to achieve their vision. I love it! It's challenging, frustrating, rewarding, makes me feel happy and sad, restless and anxious, but I love it all. I've been a part of some great projects, both big and small, and here are a few great things that have happened at the end of 2019 and are going to happen in 2020!
Earlier this past year I started a small business of making hats. Ugly Outlaw Hats is primarily Western style hats that I make, inspired by real life outlaws of the old west and the one's seen on the silver screen. So far, the business has been doing really well and I can't wait to see how it grows this next year.
A feature film I completed over four years ago is just now making it's rounds on the film festival circuit. "The Debt of Maximillian" is a tragic story of "Maximillian, played by myself, who has a serious gambling addiction that ruins not only his life but his family's as well. In early December I received a "BEST ACTOR" award at the ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL Los Angeles for my portrayal of the character. It was an honor and feels great to display that trophy!
Wild West Chronicles is something I'm really looking forward to! Things aren't set in stone yet but word is it'll come out in mid to late January on the Inspiration Channel or INSP. I play a lead role as Joe Boot, an outlaw and partner of the notorious Pearl Hart. I'll keep you posted when more info is available.
Pony Express is another short film I'm in that I can't wait to see. It's coming out soon in 2020, probably going to hit the film festival circuit first. I'm excited to see how this film does out there! Oh, and yes, I play an outlaw in this as well.
In November I filmed a smaller role for an upcoming feature film called "The Outlaw Johnny Black". It'll probably be released in Summer but no information has been made available as of yet. Don't blink or you might miss me. I'll be the guy racing by the camera on a horse. The film is a comedy and should be a pretty funny watch.
Finally, I have two short, award winning films streaming on greatamericanwesterns.com and you can watch them if you subscribe to this streaming service dedicated entirely to showing you great Westerns. The films are "Only God Forgives" and "Widow".
That's it for now! Stay tuned for more info as things begin to happen. May your 2020 be as productive as you want it to be! Signing off, Travis.