2020 is off to a banging start! I began the new year working at CES Las Vegas representing ASICS as they debuted their new prototype smart shoes!
After Vegas, I began a 2 month contract with the Cirque Du Soleil 'Volta' tour on their leg of the stop in Los Angeles. I've been working in a variety of front of house operational roles including usher positions, food and beverage, and concierge service. The job is demanding but also rewarding. It's a 2500 seat house and we do a lot of the leg work in making sure that patrons find their seats, are well fed, satisfied with our service, and that they don't endanger the performers in the middle of their death-defying stunts. It has been an immense honor working with one of the most recognizable circus art entertainment companies in the world and I'm excited for what opportunities lie in store for afterwards.
On the acting side of my work, I've gotten new updated shots and continue to take classes at the legendary Playhouse West with Robert Carnegie. I also bought a professional lighting kit and have prepared my home studio for filming submissions. It's been a long journey getting to this point but I'm glad that I'm finally in a place where I feel comfortable submitting.
The next leg of my journey is blasting out my resume to my favorite events of the year. Right now I'm hoping to hear back from Miami Music Week as well as some other reputable events in Southern California.
Thanks for tuning in and I'll see you soon!
What an incredible whirlwind the last two months have been! Since we last spoke, I have traveled all over the southwest getting in to all kinds of trouble.
In March I worked with Victory Marketing Agency, representing the company directly at Expo West, one of the largest health-conscious business conferences on the West Coast. I also continued to work smaller promotions for Real California Dairy while I was looking for more stable work following my move.
In April I represented my biggest and most exciting brands EVER! I began the month representing Mountain Dew for a Game of Thrones viral internet promotion. And right after that, I spent a week in beautiful San Francisco working in the press lounge for Google NEXT, Google Cloud's massive annual technology and innovation conference.
The blessings of work and opportunity continued in to May. I started the month off working as an ambassador and PA for 501 Auctions, where I worked ticketing and bidding on behalf of the Humane Society of America.
Then I received not one but two offers for operations at renowned music festivals Lightning in a Bottle and EDC Las Vegas. Lightning in a Bottle is a boutique bass, house, and experimental dance music festival 2 hours north of Los Angeles. I had an amazing time working in their parking division, where I assisted in daily operations, transportation, security, and customer service. Electronic Daisy Carnival Las Vegas is the largest EDM festival in North America admitting roughly 140,000 attendees every day. I had the privilege of working in their box office, assisting in ticketing sales, customer service, and security (darn ticket scammers!). Both of these experiences challenged me physically, mentally, and spiritually. Two weeks in the Desert will do that to a person. But despite the rain, wind, dust, long hours, and never-ending sunlight, I found ways to grow, network, and make myself a more valuable resource for future clients, and those two weeks have made me stronger!
When I returned from EDC Vegas I earned by FIRST SAG CREDIT! Yayyy! I had a supporting role in an AFI Student Thesis Film that was executive produced by Jeoprody host Alex Trebek. The film should be finalized and released sometime next winter, and hopefully ready to submit for some film festivals.
June is already underway and the work keeps coming in. Yesterday I went down to San Diego to represent Real California Dairy while we passed out chocolate milk to marathon runners. All this week I'm at Google's newest Los Angeles location facilitating in atmosphere performance for a private event. And then at the end of this week I head back down to San Diego to represent Cisco Live at their largest annual technology conference! And after that I'm promoting for a renowned video game at a children's arcade event in Santa Monica (details are still secret!). I am also now registered at Central Casting, I'm going to be the best Screaming Man #3 you've ever seen!
The Summer Season is off to a great start. I finally feel grounded in the city and am ready to take my career to new levels and heights. Love, Light, and Peace to you my friend. I look forward to working together soon!
WOW so many new developments in the last six months it's hard where to begin!
On January 6th, I relocated to Los Angeles, CA, to further my career in television, film, music, and theatre.
My first project out here is currently *hush hush* but I've been working with Skitbags Entertainment and Production Company. At this time that is all I can say.
Since I moved here I've worked a few gigs jobs here and there to keep me afloat.
Just this weekend I worked as a brand ambassador and production assistant for 501 Auctions, helping the fundraising company as they checked in guests and sold raffle tickets for a private client.
I worked on the Paramount Studios lot with Frieze and their international art festival as a production assistant and brand ambassador. It was pretty surreal to be walking on the Paramount lot not more than a month after moving.
I also did a short gig for Mastercard during their Grammys week promotion series at the Fred Segal Store.
And before the New Year began I had another rousing run with Nicky Wood (Norwegian Cruise Lines) in his sold-out original American Bandstand Tribute.
It's been a wild year with the run up to moving across the country. But I'm glad to be here finally following my pursuits and passions. I'm 3 months in and already making wonderful new relationships and experiences. As always I'm grateful to the people who helped get me here and so excited to see what blessings 2019 brings!
Thanks for stopping by. Life has been BUSY!
Well for starters I have an updated reel and resume. Thats a HUGE relief.
Next, I'm finalizing dates to produce a television pilot that I wrote! We're slated for production in LA sometime in July or August. I'm really excited for this opportunity and every day I continue to manifest positive energy towards it's development. We have a pretty decent budget and we're going to pitch it to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon. HBO would be cool too. Hey, if you work for HBO and you're reading this, please buy my TV show.
Apart from my pilot, I also have some new side hustles in music and entertainment. I work 2 days a week in an agency here in Orlando, handling talent profiles and information. It's a great opportunity to look at headshots and read resumes from all over the US. I get to see what works and, well, what doesn't work.
I also write for an EDM website called The Festival Voice (www.thefestivalvoice.com). Next week I'll be headed to Atlanta for Shaky Beats Music Festival and hopefully score some interviews with the biggest names in Bass and Electronic Music.
I wish you a magical and fruitful summer, as I'm hoping the same for me!
Blessings, and thanks for stopping by!
Julian Kazenas here! So I've just re-vamped my website. It's been a busy BUSY year already and I figured it was time to dust off the old and upload the new!
So whats NEW?
Outside of my work, I continue to serve my contract with Walt Disney World Resorts as an entertainer with the Muppets. I've also been pursing new opportunities working as a Brand Ambassador for multiple private clients in the Orlando area. Finally, I am continuing new studies in music, DJ'ing, and aerial silks! You can find more on this at my Instagram @j.a.koffical - Please feel free to follow and join me for my adventures!
Julian Anthony Kazenas
Wanna get to know me better? This is what I've been up to!