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TAKING THE FIRST STEP

In His Own Words, an Actor Describes the Experience of Initially Attempting to Break into the Industry


By Sven Kennedy


Leaping out into the world with ambitious goals isn't the easiest thing in the world to do, but it is necessary in order to transform from caterpillar to butterfly. After returning home from my second combat tour in Iraq, I realized that if I really wanted to be a part of the film/entertainment industry, I would have to take a leap into the unknown.


As scared as I was of making that decision, knowing that there are people that will reject me, hate me or hurt me, I a