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That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jan 19, 2021

From bringing diverse and dynamic characters to life on screen, to flexing his entrepreneurial spirit through his production company Them Too, multi hyphenate actor, director, producer, and writer Alain Uy has become “one to watch” in the entertainment industry, and he isn't slowing down anytime soon.

Alain Uy is best known for his acting work on Helstrom, The Morning Show, and True Detective just to name a few, but above all he is a grounded and collaborative storyteller.

Growing up as a Filipino immigrant, he found his voice silenced and searching for opportunities to express himself. This led him to pursue a career as a professional dancer. But when a debilitating injury ended his dance career, he found acting. From cold calling, to repeatedly submitting to agencies, to balancing a full time job while auditioning, Alain’s been through it all and shares the lessons he’s learned from failing and trying again. He reveals the importance of being present and seeing yourself as a collaborator to enable others to do the same. He shares valuable insight into his process and how he mines the character for trauma and experiences to discover how they became the person they are. As a producer, Alain’s been on the other side and gives advice on being a multi hyphenate and how it further informed his acting and artistry as a whole. And Alain shares a little something he learned on the set of True Detective from the one and only Colin Farrel: there is no one that’s less than. We are a family, a community, a team, and must support each other as such.

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