“The Actors Pulse for me became a way of life. A regular day would consist of looking inside myself to find out what was moving me, spending time thinking outside the box with doors and activities, heading down to rep from start to finish, lying at home going through the heaviest to the greatest of thoughts, meeting up with partners to sort out circumstances, taking out relationships, impediments and characters. It was a truly great 5 and a half years. The dedication and thoroughness the school provides in terms of really creating active and moving conflict is inspirational.
Billy is a great acting “coach.” He is motivational and inspiring, honest when you’re not on your game and knows how much or how little to give you in terms of finding the best way yourself. I am so grateful I’ve had the opportunity to study here. Although he has many great phrases the one that has always stuck with me is “Don’t ask a million questions; work a million hours.”
“What I love about the Meisner Technique is that it is designed to enhance and bring out what I already have as a human and hence a performer maintaining what only I can offer an employer. It brings out what is already in you rather than adding on a ‘method’. Everyday I’m learning a new freedom, power and FUN as an actor.”
Hey Brother (Billy),
You’re a beautiful man. You have taught me so much about not only acting but about life, and for that I appreciate you beyond words.
“If you had $64,000 a day, wouldn’t you spend them all”? “We have 64,000 seconds a day, why wouldn’t you spend them all”? “Find a way to win”. You taught me to open my eyes around me, to make sure I make the most out of every second of a day and to always keep pushing.
You truly are a great mentor as well as a true friend, although sometimes you whip, hammer, belt and absolutely cut the legs off us that we want to go home. It is never for the negative, it’s for the positive. It’s such a honour and pleasure to have you as part of my life. You’re a Mayweather in your profession! Thank you so very much for everything you have done for me. This phrase best sums up about what I am truly trying to say. “I appreciate you”.
“I have found a home, a family if I may, a place where I can relax and simply focus my energy on the process of becoming an actor, knowing that I am in the ideal environment to learn, grow and follow my dream.”