This is Our Story

We're the Sprayberrys and we moved to Los Angeles about four years ago to have our go at Hollywood. When we met the folks at Children In Film, they thought it would be a great idea if we documented our story. After all, our failures and successes (hopefully more the latter than the former) can be your lesson book.

So here you have it - Dylan and Ellery working through the ups and downs of being child actors - their mother and I working hard every day to ensure their success not only as actors, but also as well-adjusted members of society.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Lucky 3 for Ellery

Boom!!!! It's early fall and Ellery is gifted with many auditions both theatrical and commercial.

Her mother Dana is running in many directions keeping up with Ellery and Dylan’s sides, scripts, home schooling, gymnastics, acting class and everyday stuff taking place in a kid’s life.

Elle is coming off a five-month break, and out of nowhere she receives three calls within a two-week period where she has booked two excellent episodic roles and a feature film. We are so proud, honored and excited for Elle as she gets back in the game she so loves - filming!

Unfortunately the film shoot conflicts with one of the episodic shoot schedules and Ellery misses the opportunity because the other contracted her first and the dates could not be moved. Hey we get it, this is how it happens; you can’t win them all. Some other lucky kid is now working on the film and having a great time doing it.

Here's my advice: don’t worry about slow periods. Things can light up at any given minute. Enjoy life, have fun, be a good student and always do good theatrical work. It will pay off. This business is like any business; it requires commitment and diligence at each and every opportunity. Like we always say, have fun and go in prepared, that’s all you can do.

A very famous actor and one my personal favorites,Jack Nicholson, once said "everyone gets a chance; the question is will you be ready and prepared?" True statement and more importantly this is the truth in how it all works.

We still keep to our Family Business Formula:

Be Punctual – Be Prepared –Be Polite

Happy New Year!!



Celin said...

I would love to know which episodes she got in wich serie?
I'm a big fan of her and it is really excited to hear that she got new projects :) If you're not allowed to tell it is okay!

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Sprayberry, it's Cheryl Williams. I had a chance to watch part of the film Dylan was in and he was awesome. Tell Ms. Dana hello and Ellen keeps me posted on all that the kids are doing. You look well and I will tell Mr. Massad (I'm working for him and Vicki) that I sent you a note! Tell Dylan and Ellery keep up the good work!