There are those that go to LA and try to luck into something big, and then there are those who stay in NY and work their craft and hustle. And Neil Holland is above and beyond that. I mean, he is the epitome of wanting to put his money where his mouth is, and more, his hard work where his mouth is.
-- Stephen Belber, Playwright/Screenwriter/Director
"Mired", is now an award-winning short film with Reed Birney taking home Best Supporting Actor in a Short Film at the 2016 Long Island International Film Expo! Congrats Reed! We were also just made an Official Selection of the First Annual Boardwalk Film Festival in Asbury Park, NJ (September 16th-18th). AND -- we are in the very early stages of adapting "Mired" into a feature length film.
For the past two months I have been studying in Matt Newton’s Audition Masterclass (by invitation/audition only) at MN Acting Studio in NYC.
Most recently, I auditioned for three roles in Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project which shoots in Boston in the fall.
More news to come!
July 3rd, 2016
"Mired", the short film I produced and acted in alongside Reed Birney, Sutton Foster and Sondra James, had its World Premiere at the 2016 Soho International Film Festival where it was nominated for Best Showcase Short Film.
"Mired" is also an Official Selection of the 2016 Long Island International Film Expo and will screen at Bellmore Movies on Long Island. It will screen Sunday, July 17th at 7PM. For ticketing information please click HERE.
I expect this to be just the beginning of an exciting festival run for "Mired"!
"Search Party" had it's World Premiere in May in front of a sold out audience at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. I am excited about the festival journey this amazing film is about to go on.
March 6th, 2016
The official teaser for my short film "Mired" is here! You can watch it on the left side of your screen.
Stay tuned for more news as "Mired" hits the film festival circuit!
January 1st, 2016
Happy New Year! Filming of my short film "Mired" (based on the short story "Mud") wrapped on December 7th. Post-production begins next week. Stay tuned for more news, and in the meantime, be sure to check out the iMDB page.
I am excited to announce that Reed Birney and Sutton Foster have signed on to play the roles of my father and wife in the short film adaptation of "Mud". Reed portrays Frank Underwood's Vice President in "House of Cards", has been nominated for a Tony, and has won multiple Drama Desk and Obie Awards. Sutton has won multiple Tony Awards and is the star of the TV show "Younger". I am so excited and honored that they want to work with me. We shoot in early November.
In other news, last month I filmed the role of Officer Kegan in the short film "Search Party". It was a tremendous and intense experience. "Search Party" won the 2015 HBO Production Grant which means that HBO financed this film, and the film will be screened for HBO. Additionally, the filmmakers have plans to submit to all major festivals. I expect big things for this film.
August 7th, 2015
I'm excited to announce that my production company, Knife Edge Productions, is partnering with Choice Films to adapt Geoffrey Forysth's short story, MUD, into a short film! MUD is an endearing and ambiguous dark comedy that uniquely examines grief, regret and moving on with your life. I will star in the adaptation which will be written and directed by Tony Glazer.
More news to come!
May 7th, 2015
On Monday May 4th I did a reading of a hilarious "Parks and Recreation" spec script written by Leon Hendrix for Screenwriting Night at the Columbia University Film Festival. I am excited to say that Leon's script won Best Comedy Script at the festival.
I was also cast in the Columbia University grad film "Search Party" written by Tesia Walker. Tesia's fantastic script just won the 2015 HBO Production Grant (which means HBO is financing the movie!) and she just won two awards at the Columbia University Film Festival: Best Original Pilot and the Jesse Thompkins Excellence in Screenwriting Award. I am very excited to be working with such a talented artist. We film in August.