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That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Aug 3, 2021

Born in South Africa, Neil Sandilands’s decades-long career spans across the globe. As an actor, writer, director, and musician, Neil has meticulously put in the time to develop, hone, and refine his craft as an actor, as well as an all-around storyteller. 

You’ve seen him in Netflix’s hit new post-apocalyptic series, “Sweet Tooth” as the witty and quirky General Abbot, opposite Tom Hanks in “News of the World,” in both The CW’s series “The Flash,” and “The 100,” AMC/Sundance TV’s “Hap and Leonard,” as well as classic beloved television series such as “House, “The Americans,” and many more. 

Today, Neil shares his love of all that life has to offer. He confidently declares himself a human first and an actor second, urging listeners to embrace every breath that life has to offer and to identify who and what truly matters most in your world. He believes that the most valuable auditions are those that we don’t book and that it’s never too late to start again. Finally, you won’t want to miss his brilliant breakdown of the life of an actor which he separates into five distinct acts appropriately abbreviated as ACTORS: A for Approach, C for Curation, T for Technique, O for Overcoming, R for Release, and S for Start Again. 

These are the unforgettable stories that landed Neil Sandilands right here. 

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