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The Self Tape Chronicles

Aka I can’t stick with one hair style. Seriously, are in person auditions still a thing?


June 17th, 2016|Categories: Los Angeles||4 Comments

Visa News!

20150808_142506Guess who gets to stay in the USA another three years? My O1B extension has been approved! I’m so happy and excited to continue this rollercoaster journey in this land of  extremes – both good and bad – but in the end where I’ve found more possibilities to explore my talents, tell my stories, meet interesting people and get new experiences than anywhere else. Onwards and upwards!

May 31st, 2016|Categories: Los Angeles||15 Comments

Hear Me Discuss The Oscars On Dutch Radio & Pick My Own Winners

Last Oscar Night aka Annual Dreamfest I attended a wonderful Oscar viewing party with ballots, Oscars Bingo and pun-y food (Mad Max Curry Road, Bridge of Pies, The Big ShortBread). And while doing so I also chatted with Dutch National Radio Channel 1 to discuss the Oscars, Hollywood Oscar parties, my career and more. If you speak Dutch, head here to listen to the fragment. It’s Part 3, about 12 minutes in.

And while we’re at it, I’d just like to hand out my personal Oscars…

March 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |2 Comments

You Can Now Finally See My Short Film “If.”

“Flirting with brilliance.” “Powerful, moving.” “Goosebumps.” Remember when I wrote, produced and starred in a  short film? Those are some of the reviews we received! The days on set were some of the happiest of my life and made me realize I want to make films, not just act in them. After screenings throughout Holland and LaLaLand, we have finally decided to put the film online. You can watch our labor of love below. And if you have strong feelings about it, rate it on IMDb!

But before you watch I want to again thank my friends, family, the cast, crew and everybody else who made this possible. It was a dream.

October 4th, 2015|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

“If.” Delft Screening & Press

Algemeen Dagblad Delft shanice kammingaYesterday I did a Q&A in Filmhuis Lumen Delft for my short film If., and it was a great success (imagine Borat’s voice here). Filmhuis Lumen Delft is screening the short film I wrote, produced and starred in ahead of the feature Lilting this month. Lumen is a super cute movie theater that’s located on a lively square full of terrasjes (this is a European phenomenon without accurate translation) and with a giant lamp shade at the center, so I recommend everyone to go check it out! See showtimes for If. here.  On top of the lovely compliments I received from the audience at the Q&A, the Delft screenings of If. also received some press! Check the articles below the cut…

June 15th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |3 Comments

“If.” Playing in Delft & Wageningen With Me Attending!

vlcsnap-2014-06-05-13h39m05s5Guess what? Today I surprised my mom by showing up at her work! Yup, I’m temporarily back in The Netherlands! And since “If.” (the short I wrote and starred in) has a theatrical run in two theaters this month,  I will be doing personal introductions and Q&A’s! If you’re near Delft or Wageningen, check out the showtimes below, and come join me when I introduce my labor of love!

June 10th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

“If.” Playing In Studio/K Amsterdam This Wednesday!

studio-k amsterdam if short film shanice kammingaI’m so excited to share with you that a whole bunch of Dutch theaters are going to show “If.,” the short film I wrote, co-produced and starred in! Want to see our labor of love in a theater near you? So far “If.” is going to screen in theaters in Amsterdam, Wageningen and Delft!

First up: Studio/K in Amsterdam! Studio/K is an awesome artsy theater/club/bar in the East of Amsterdam. This screening is extra special because it’s walking distance from where I used to live when I was a student at the University of Amsterdam, and where I filmed TV show “Who’s in Who’s Out”. Check the details behind the cut…

May 21st, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |7 Comments

How To Rock Your Headshot Shoot: 6 Must Do’s Before You Even Get On Set

how to rock actor headshot shootThe first thing everyone will tell you when you’re starting out as an actor in LaLaLand is that your headshot is The. Most. Important. Thing. Evah. Why? Because it’s the first and often only thing agents, managers and casting directors see of you. Especially for casting directors it really matters, because casting directors get thousands of submissions for each role. They release roles on a thing called Breakdown Services, and submissions show up as tiny thumbnails of actor’s headshots. So your headshot thumbnail will be part of a screen with at least a hundred other photo thumbnails on the same page, and if you’re an unknown it’s what decides wether you get an audition or not.

Headhot shoots have always been a struggle for me. When I started out doing actor headshot shoots I had no clue what I was doing. I though “theatrical” meant “serious” and commercial meant “smiley.” That’s about it. So I went to shoots smiling 50% and trying to look intense and mysterious the other 50%. I’ve been in LA two years now (and have gone back and forth many years before that) and it’s only now that I’m starting to see how to really approach a headshot shoot. So, in order to prevent you from making my many mistakes and wasting your valuable Dollars or Euros or Colones, here are my 6 tips to rock your headshot shoot…

May 20th, 2015|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , |2 Comments

Hear Me Chat On the Radio

I don’t know if you’ve heard about this, but there’s this awards show called The Academy Awards (Google it) and it’s like, about acting and stuff. I chatted about my Oscars experience, my career, future plans and other things on Dutch national radio yesterday. You can hear it here: http://www.radio1.nl/popup/terugluisteren-uren/2015-02-23/04:00 Skip to 15:19! Note: It’s in the beautiful language that is Dutch, so sorry non Dutch speaking blog readers!

February 24th, 2015|Categories: News||3 Comments

“If.” Featured in Dutch Newspaper & on Radio

ifposterv1While I’m still running around Los Angeles to wrap things up and prepare for my flight back to Amsterdam tomorrow, the premiere of If. has been getting some press! The local radio in Alkmaar has been featuring an item on it all week, and now newspaper Noord-Hollands Dagblad also published some lovely words about our labor of love. See and read the full (translated) article below!

December 17th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , |7 Comments