Sunday, December 18, 2016

5 Secrets Agents Don't Tell You About Auditions

Tip of the week : Getting an audition without an Agent

Actors rely on auditioning to help grow their career. How can an actor get more auditions to increase their chances of booking work without an agent? An agent does help send an actor out for auditions from time to time. Fear not, there are ways to procure auditions without the assistance of an agent.

Below are a few helpful tips to get auditions on your own.

Build opportunities : Get together with friends to create self made work. A small team could make Short Films, Web Series, even Sketches and get it on film. Nowadays you can film a high quality project on a cell phone. Building relationship with people for better equipment and locations.

Reach out to Local Filmmakers : Leapfrogging off the above idea, get a bit more aggressive and contact local student filmmakers or student theater directors. Students are always searching for actors to help them get a good grade and even to see their film win local awards.

People responsible for it all : Take a little time and research people you would be delighted to work with. Get their information on a site like IMDb Pro. Once their address is obtained send them a personalized letter / post card or even a sincere email. This is what an agent does for you. Go direct!

Be selflessly generous : Even if you have no work coming in for you and something comes up, recommend talented colleagues and friends for the work. Extending a hand will lead to generosity in return. More importantly, that generosity will spread through the field into the ears of people of note.

3 Quick notes : Contact your local film office to see what is filming or in development. Get a heads up on the business end! Utilize your social media and scan what is going on and what others are doing. First and foremost look inward at your own contacts. Build and cultivate those relationships.

Do you have what it takes to Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?

If you need a little blurb “about me” here you go. But please, read it with an English Accent. Or a really bad Australian accent.

Originally a Musician from Long Island playing with 'TENEbRAE' for 10 years. Thomas J. Bellezza moved onto Acting / Stand-Up Comedy / Producing / Raising Capital. Creating 'BBR Productions Inc' and 'oh DEER! Productions' in 2003 to help consult, market, and produce ideas into reality. From 2005 till now, multiple performance tours were produced, live shows to raise money for both Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer research. Having owned fully polished performance theater in Holbrook, NY he helped others open their shows including his own productions. Currently he is associated with a mass media project with a group of talented individuals known as 'Team Rise Together'.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Music, brings us together

• Music, brings us together

Been in a music kick since getting back to things in life. Cancer really kicked my butt. A part of the healing process for me is having a creative outlet to drive my motivation into overdrive. Music comes easy to me. Even if others think it's not top quality, the process of writing and playing is within me. It soothes and calms my soul. Since getting my operation my goal is to keep writing and cleaning up music to play it live, even if for one last time. We will be helping to raise money and awareness toward fighting cancer and giving to a foundation to help others as I was helped.

I am deeply grateful for all the people in my life helping me accomplish things while I get my sea legs back in action. Getting my production company going, writing a TV show and pitching it with six studios interested, and even a bunch of musicians I appreciate coming along and learning music for this show. Friendship is more than a conversation to me it is a connection of possibilities in life. Moving and speaking without words to find a greater good in life. I have some of the best friends in the world. And without them, their love, and support, I would not be sitting here today.

The goal is to have one hour and thirty minutes ready for July. Sixteen songs compiled of old songs from my TENEbRAE days being cleaned up, songs written specifically for my Altayon project and of course I am trying very hard to have one new song completed by then. Everything is coming along as I have nine of the sixteen songs transcribed and sent to my buddies to learn. There is nothing more beautiful than coming together for both a cause and joy of playing together. This is going to be one amazing year 2017 and I am already excited to be alive again since July 18th, 2016. Be alive!

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tip of the week : 3 Dangers of relying on a safety net

3 Dangers of relying on a safety net

Taking a chance is a risk filled with endless anxieties or riveting sensations of adrenaline coursing through a person's veins. Jumping out of a plane into a hopeful career of choice is deathly scarier. There are people who want that one big break to get around taking a chance. They want to hold on to a safety net before leaping to a great possible fall.

People becoming extremely successful in any given career is at a rate of about 5%. I personally don't believe this. I believe that you can make success happen if you are actively proactive in making your company grow! With a little effort each day, a plan, and turning your inactive hours into active hours toward your ultimate goal, it is with that your chance taking will become calculated!

Here are 3 Dangers of Relying of a safety net.

1) Relying on a safety net will make it so you never truly leave the plane. How can you jump wholeheartedly while holding on to what could be: like waiting for that one in a million chance opportunity to come through. Fearing the failure of chance taking is a part of learning. Our muscles grow by tearing them and working harder at it. Fear lifting too much weight and you will get nowhere.

2) Not having a plan. A plan is the bases of getting ahead of the game. It doesn't have to be a fully complete plan. Just one that has your brain thinking and covers these following areas; How you will Network to build your relationship and inner circle. What Marketing strategy will you put into place for your Brand. Set up a list of SMART Goals, Long Goals, and map out your schedule. AND, budget.

3) Waiting for other people to help, accomplish, assist, or in general be involved to get their tasks completed. Holding onto the efforts of others and waiting for them to come through is a frail way of trying to not take blame. When others don't complete given tasks it is still up to you to come through. If you want to be successful, you have to be responsible for the outcome, not others.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Things I've learned while learning

• Things I've learned while learning

If I am to be tired of anything it is what I am learning while I am learning. A sad feeling comes over me as I embrace my powers of observational exercises. People can be unaware, unsure, and unkind if you let them. There are good people out there too. I've seen it from time to time. What I never understood is the meanness and hate. But that is not why I am writing this today. I want to explore what I learn from it.

What I do in life starts and ends with actions that make me happy. I want to see a better world so I do better, or as best I can. I want people to help one another so I help and I inspire others to help. Peace is a hope I live with everyday. To see a land without borders. Each day I awake I try and peer into the hole of opportunity. Seeing if I can fill it up with even a grain of sand echoing into change. If my action can change a tear of water, or move a mountain over tens of thousands of years than it is worth it.

I want to know that life is worth it. Fighting Cancer is no joke. It is a life changer, but I am more than welcoming of being cured for good. There is a lot to experience in this life. Yes I feel grander when I am touching it and moving it. Some times the best part of life isn't getting that awesome car, but speaking with a person for days about stimulating possibilities! Happiness comes in many shapes... for me it develops while I learn when learning!

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

3 things to help your career in Entertainment

Tip of the week : 3 things to help your career in Entertainment

Been in the game too long with nothing really going on? Feel a mostly stagnant, or horizontal movement, to every effort? Things need to change up in life to make a difference. A career is considered nowhere if in 5+ years nothing is happening. Truth is, something is being done incorrectly or not at all. Talent is one part of many sides to success, longevity, and ultimately a person's purpose in life. These 3 things will help any career find a footing to step up their game.

1) Know the business you are in. An actor should know more than how to act. Acting is what they do, it is not their job. A job always entails specific ins and outs of getting, maintaining, and growing at any given career. Learn how the business works. A great starting point is to break up needed tasks for a specific career. Below is an example list to get the brain thinking.

Look at life and a career as a Triangle. There are three main sides, then the front and back.
3 Needs of Success : Network, Market, Practice.
3 Needs of Longevity : Management (Time, Money, and People), Entrepreneur Brain, Talent.
3 Needs of Purpose : Security, Growth, and Dream.
Front : 8 Assets to invest in.
Back : Treat your life like a business (Go incorporate yourself).

2) Change the brain, change the game. Regroup focus from thinking 'talent = work', or 'work = work'. Could it, yes? But the idea of a career and building longevity comes from being proactive. Focus effort in an entertainment career the same way a business owner does for their donut shop. Making donuts is what they do (Acting equivalent), but they budget, manage their company, and find solutions.

3) Work together, grow together, and rise together. Whatever game this is the more team players a person has the better chance they can win a game. The amount is important, as is the value. Look around your team and see where they are. If they are doing what you are doing, then change your circle. Or at least expand out into other circles too. Who you hang around benefits who you are.

If you are the smartest and most successful person in the room then you are in the wrong room.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016


• Poetry

Where does poetry come from? Is it an art form? Poetry of life is an answer to a questions I have been seeking since I could remember. How things flow, why they flow, who moves us the most? It comes from our passion when we least expect. Sitting before a blank page until words dance out into an every laying grave. That seemed a tad morose, so I digress, open your thoughts to moving effort.

I look at poetry as action. If on paper or through movement. We create poetry when we interact fluently with others. Helping people find ways to connect to their dreams, or even when a person simply is motivated by a little smile. We can paint the world together if we choose to move rhythmically upon it. Let music flow silently inside you through your desires, pounding in your heart.

Become a deafening advance on the world around you. When the world stops moving, and humans no longer exist, let our history be known in the memory of our spirits. Remain in life because your purpose was recognized. Add to the people of Earth, and touch the energy of chance. I am happy to become the poetry I seek in life and I wish for you to find yours.

Cave upon me your willingness
And I shall lift your worries away
Touch what I cannot see today
Inspiring my dreams of sun rays

Lifting emptiness in full reach
Our arms stronger if we preach
No war can come from friends
Life will praise peace hand in stand

Do you have what it takes to Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Tip of the week : Marketing (Maintaining a Brand Message)

Marketing : Maintaining a Brand Message

A brand message is a gathering of three things; Voice, Image, and the Conversation of your audience. Maintaining this message is a process based on utilizing your list of a Voice and Image vs the Conversation of an audience. Write out a list of ideas that are believed to be things a Brand stands for. This list will be a guideline to watching what the audience is waiting to hear/see, and interact with. This list can change over the years, and is only a guideline. Over time a Brand will find its footing.

To maintain a brand message check the list and listen to an audience. Their reaction is vital to how any Brand should proceed. Another advantageous method is look at the with non bias eyes. This is a helpful way of seeing if the message is both clear and consistent. If things seem outside the original brand message it is time to start changing things up. The value of a Brand message affects the way an audience will perceive their emotional attachment to future brand ventures.

A consistently clear cut message to an audience will ensure longevity and growth. To add value to the rule of 10% keep the message going in a specific direction. This method will help the return be greater in the long run. Changing the message, or the familiarity of said message, to an audience can confuse or distort their perception and actually turn them away. Also, introducing a new message weakens the efforts of the rule of 10%.

Do you have what it takes to... Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?
Make A Right Left Here (My official page website)
BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Tip of the week : Networking (Loyalty)

Tip of the week : Networking : Loyalty 

Loyalty is the foundation of relationship growth. The power of friendship is based on being there for those you care for. A working relationship begins with trust then gains loyalty. This is why people are loyal to a brand. Pepsi vs Coke, Nike vs Rebecca shoes, and of course Star Wars vs Star Trek. Now some times a person can like both things, and yes, people can have more than one best friend. The concept of Loyalty is to give respect where respect is due.

When a person(s) goes out of their way for you, or gives you their time without question, this is a great way to build a relationship. The give aspect of networking. Though, when the time comes and you could utilize their 'help' or 'serves' but then you go and pay someone who you have no relationship with... this is bad networking. It breaks the chains of Loyalty. Taking and taking from a person in a relationship then giving nothing back is an insult to the time you spent together.

Be very careful with Loyalty. Loyalty is the difference between someone always being there and someone you showed disrespect to whom won't be there for again. Networking is building and cultivating relationships. It is by far the most important aspect of success in this business of life. It helps us in our careers and with the people within in our three circles; Friends, Family, and Associates. Embrace the value of those worth your circle, but most of all respect the time Loyalty takes to be earn. 
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BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

TIP OF THE WEEK - Networking : The Follow Up

Networking : The Follow Up

More essential than a first meeting is the follow up. A follow up is simply reaching out to a person(s) met recently to acknowledge it even happen. Commonly seen are 'Thank you for meeting me', 'Great meeting you the other night', and of course 'Met you last night, let's get lunch!'. It is a nice way of reminding a person how much fun that initial meeting went. Even when the meeting was at a networking event, or a friend introducing a friend. What is a Follow up really? Why is it important and when and how does a person handle a proper follow up? 

Traditionally a good follow up should be limited to no later than three days after meeting a person. Two days is safe, and one day is a perfectly timed follow up. Keeping it short and to the point is helpful too while adding an 'Emotional Moment' inside the follow up. Maybe a joke was said, or a nice story about XYZ happened, and adding a reminder of this helps recall the feelings everyone had within the conversation in the first place. And finally, but not last, keep from asking for things within a follow up unless prompt too. Such as the other person suggesting lunch at the first interaction.

After a follow up, maintaining that relationship begins with keeping in touch with them. Focus on a routine and naturally flowed schedule of keeping these people in the rotation of life. A follow up, and future contact, with a person can be done through any means of communication: Emails, Phone Call, Text, Social Media Message, etc. I like an email for my follow up, and slowly move up to a phone call over time. My personal favorite is sending out inspirational text messages randomly to my friends, family, and associates to let them know I am thinking of them. 

A network of people will be there at the beginning and the end of a person's journey with communication!

Do you have what it takes to... Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?
Make A Right Left Here (My official page website)
BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

TIP OF THE WEEK - Get a Manager or an Agent

Performer : Get a Manager or an Agent

The true secret to getting a manager or an agent is in the form of Networking, Marketing, and Practicing within the chosen field of interest. Building and cultivation those relationships is an establishing point to open doors for opportunity. Next, take a Brand to build awareness which creates interest and ultimately generates sales (or involvement). And finally practice the given skill/craft and the two aforementioned necessities to develop a naturally instinctive ability to be present of your effort at all time.

Often I will state how Networking, Marketing, and Practicing leads to success. There will always be a general fundamental in those three things. That feeling of enlightenment when the realization of a networking circle's value is revealed. Friends, family, and associates will lead to opportunity. When I first met my acting manager it was through a mutual friend who had already spoke grandly, and truthfully, about me. It was my Brand that allowed him to have something to speak about. Who I was, what I do, how well I do it, and my personality in general.

Once I was in the room it was knowing what my brand is. How it would benefit both parties to a mutual working relationship. Before I walked into that room they were already 30+ years into the business and did not need my help to make any more money. So the old 'Send me on auditions and I'll get booked' mentality was out the window. Instead, I explained how I was making a living doing it already. How my career (Brand) was growing and established. Managers/Agents want to take on an already growing and working client because they know you will actually utilize their help.

Friends lead to doors, brand opens them, and practice keeps you inside!

Do you have what it takes to... Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?
Make A Right Left Here (My official page website)
BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

COMIC CON 2016!!!

COMIC CON 2016!!!

Four days of amazing adventure. Did I explore a little, Yes, but I mostly stayed put at The Grey Woods booth. Which is fine. 180K+ showed up and a majority of those people walked by and I said hi. Comic Con is different for each person attending. For most it is a fun place to show off their costume they've been working on for months. For others it is a place to be seen, to show their creations off to people: Books, drawings, etc. Unless your Marvel then it's all about LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE COMING! And that's a good fun thing.

What is Comic Con to me? A place to Network, Market, and Practice my skill in growing my career in life. To be at the mercy of hundreds of thousands of people and just say 'Hey, take my photo' is not what I am about. This event was much more than that to me. I always try to build relationships with people, and most importantly let people know who I am and what I do. This is where the practice comes in. I filmed a little for my Make A Right Left Here TV, messed with a few people to add to the fun of it all. I swapped cards with business owners and people alike! It was fun. Also got interviewed!

Now after all that, what is the point of Comic Con!? For me, it was about follow ups. I reached out to people and emailed them, where I could I added them on social media, and I showed interest in what they have to offer because I actually care too. I had to organize all the photos and videos and set up a release of each so I can get the most out of it instead of just sharing everything in one big shot. Marketing is about slow and steady to get the most out of it. Anyone can do it, they need only have a schedule filled with patience.

Oh, and I enjoyed the experience of Comic Con for the first time! Great fun!

Do you have what it takes to... Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?
Make A Right Left Here (My official page website)
BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Getting to the next level as a...

Before success, in a career of your chosen field, specifically entertainment, there are a few stigmas out there keeping the status quo down: The old school mentality that 'talent & skill' alone will get you to the promise land & it is widely believed that if you get a Manager / Agent... i.e. discovered, then your career is inevitable. Ultimately that mentality is a cover up to what is really going on. Truth of it all, is despite your hard work in becoming the greatest skilled performer and hoping for that manager/agent... comes down to this...

Your manager doesn't get you work. They utilize their relationships over the years with casting directors to get you in the door. (NETWORKING) At this point you have two jobs; 1) Be professional, show up on time, and have options for them. 2) Network, Market, and Practice. Build and cultivate the relationships with the short amount of time you get, and show your personality of who you are (BRAND / MARKETING), and use that time to understand the system of auditioning so you can become more comfortable for future auditions (PRACTICING).

Your manager doesn't expect you to get booked for at least a year. If you do get booked, then great! But they want you to be seen. Because Casting Agents / Directors book people they are familiar with. Since 2015 Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner have been in 3 films. That is not a coincidence. They are not auditioning for projects. They have relationships, brand value, and work hard to maintain those things. They can also perform. Thus utilizing the 3 Needs of Success: Network, Market, and Practice.

The reality is at all times you must be utilizing these aspects of running your business to obtain a long and prosperous career in any given field. I will list below, then do your do-diligence and research successful people. 

• 3 Needs of Success: Network (Building and cultivating relationships), Market (Taking a Brand to build awareness to create interest that ultimately generates a buy into it), Practice (Your skill/talent and the other areas of running your life business)

• 3 Needs of Longevity: Management (Time, Money, and People), Entrepreneur (Brainstorming, finding solutions, calculated chances, thinking outside the box), Talent (You must have the ability to play the game in your given field when you get there)

• 3 Needs of Purpose: Security (To protect your calculated chances), Growth (Money to invest), Dream (This is reward money for hard work)

• 8 Assets of life: (Invest into these over time) Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Intellectual Properties, Real Estate, Businesses, I.O.U's, Commodities

There is a greater understanding of each of these four areas. Of course, the basic concept can be researched and look into how successful people are utilizing each of these four areas.

Do you have what it takes to... Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?
Make A Right Left Here (My official page website)
BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What three things help a person to succeed?

• 3 Things to bring your mind into the Now!

Best part about life is the journey. Experiencing all woes and joys in an undecided fate is a wonderful feeling. Fearfully so, I might add and yet, I still believe that my mind can handle it. What is next, what will happen? With plans filled in endless dreams about doing what I love, anything is possible when it comes to stopping or helping my efforts forward. In the beginning, or end, I am the great decider of what I will do next. 

A time for proactive movement is at an constant NOW! Hurt, sick, penniless, without opportunity!? Forget that crap. Fear is in the mind. People with no arms and legs make careers doing what they love. People without opportunity create chance. People who have loss everything find success again. There is a huge difference between a failed individual and successful person. That separation is a person willing to take responsibility of their current situation and changing it. 

Allow me to suggest three things to bring your mind into the NOW

ONE : Do what you enjoy. If you are doing your passion it will help you wake up in the morning. It will remind you that you are not working a dead-end job but making a difference in bringing your dream to life. Breathe in what you love and turn it into your purpose. You can make a living doing what you love. 

DOS : Manage your money wisely. Know what your monthly overhead is. How much it cost you and your life business to survive. Save over your expense by organizing your money. Have four business bank accounts (Primary Checking, Security Savings, Growth Savings, Dream Savings). Spend less than you save. Set a budget to live and die by. Take control of your money. 

DREI : An unstoppable Team around you. This game of success is not about friends. It is about the right friends, right family, and the right people surrounding you. Make sure the value of your life is filled with the value of those around you. Positivity builds productivity. It's nice to work with your friends but if they are keeping you down then it is time to find someone else. Life is once. 

Believe in you and those around you and then become the change you want to see in this world. Be becoming successful doing what you love it will add to the world around and promote positivity and hope! Peace in harmony!

Do you have what it takes to... Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?
Make A Right Left Here (My official page website)
BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Music Along the Sound

• Music Along the Sound

Music is the heart of life. It connects us even when our languages seem silence and lost in translation. Music moves the world around us and brings people together. It has the power to drive motivation or tackle your soul down to darken shadows deep within depression. Music is and will always be a growing part of our lives as people even if we do not truly wish to embrace it. If you walk in the outside world, or watch TV/Movies, that music will hit you right in the heart.

As of late I have been working diligently on both a live album for my one year cancer free celebration for 2017 and for my studio album. What a difficult time for my memory buttons. Dealing with reasons of leaving TENEbRAE and watching music fade around me. Well, it is time to bring it back to life. Every week I have dedicated a few hours to writing, cleaning up, or practicing music. It is a part of who I am, why change that in any fashion!?

If I did this to be successful in life I would have the wrong idea. I am creating art to ensure my soul can live again. The success of this entertainer comes from Networking, Marketing, and Practicing my craft. If you believe product brings success you are forgetting about the most important part about success... people. People must have an attachment to your Bran (Marketing), like you (Networking), and you must be good enough to do what you do (Practice) so all the above pays off in the end.

BE ALIVE and sing your soul free with an instrument or your voice!

Do you have what it takes to... Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?
Make A Right Left Here (My official page website)
BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

I Feel Like A Unicorn

• I Feel Like A Unicorn

Transcendence touches few people in this world. Some are lucky enough to reach it through meditation, or world building events. Others are bound by wars, or extreme stress that takes your body beyond its limits until that mind is floating above a life you once thought you could understand. Coming back home to rest near people who have yet to discover where your mind has had a journey moreover its expected ability. Who are they now!?

For over a year I felt warn, weak, and in pain. A sense of death routed through my dreams as I could hardly walk up stairs. A simple task caused my breath to fail on me. I tossed it up to my nerve system acting up. It eventually began impeding on my ability to make my rounds. To get out there for comedy, production meetings, even sitting in my chair to write. The major change came when I could not walk up stairs once I reached the fifth step. Got myself to the doctor.

If you feel broken then go get checked. Cancer has opened my eyes to life. I am seeing things differently and more purely. What matter in beforehand is in a silent wonder in the back of my mind. While I move forward in a clear breathing and open sky. Living with one Kidney is as many others do. All the stories are making me feel better. This is my story, my traveling adventures of a resilient entertainer who is kind of on break while I heal more. Open doors for those around you and live.

Peace in harmony, until again...
~ Thomas J. Bellezza

Do you have what it takes to... Make A Right Left Here… Do you!?

Make A Right Left Here (My official page website)
BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Monday, June 13, 2016

Peace; The Final Frontier

• Peace; The Final Frontier

Peace; The Final Frontier. A place most of us dream of being. There are others patiently moving calmly in this state of mind. Yet, few will understand how one can live softly inside a mental utopia of peace. Deep in a revolving door of turmoil our speck of a blue planet carries a filthy human race destroying our potential destiny to be great. Mourning for those we have loved, for strangers we sympathize with, from these fallen souls will tears stop in our hands of action or flow into rivers of endless blood?

Generally for people a random happening causes change. These outstanding and woeful points in time adjust thinking patterns into realigning inward hopes. Human conditioning is oddly aggressive down to every tiny twist or minor tweak within our invisible psyche. Being lost inside a drone's body can be fearfully overwhelming. However, the lot of us take steps into that blank stare walk each day. What malevolent act must arise to activate a transition inside you? Life happens in seconds, not years...

I am one voice obscured in an ocean of incoherent rants filled with lemmings spewing lost ideals at misguided cultures killing to be correct. One voice. But, even a single spark camouflaged in a collage of stars could one day grow into a sun bright enough to influence birth in worlds. I have one small ripple to add to life, one small pondering query of hope for humanity. Stop making excuses or waiting for a big bang to change the life you despise. Start living among one another, as an individual, in a group.

This death we call life is destroying our universal hope for possibility. Begin each day to see the best in yourself. Understand things have zero meaning until we place that meaning unto it. Be peaceful with your neighbors near and far. Be truthful with yourself. Speak your soul. Be happy, find happiness, and change what makes you unhappy. You have a dream? Be vigilant in your sacrifice to make those dreams come true. BE YOU!

If I am to die, if you are to die, I want to know each of you have a beautiful tomorrow waiting for you. That you could potentially wake each morning in a glorious tomorrow of possibility. Know we are not promised tomorrow and for that you must live in today with great hope that you will regret nothing in your tomorrow morning, if and when you wake. You deserve every moment within you. Read this with your mind soaring in ideas to be your truest self. Read it with motivating strength. Read it and believe.

Be captivating to others while opening doors to your peaceful resolve! Truth in action!

Peace in harmony, until again...
~ Thomas J. Bellezza

Do you have what it takes to... … Do you!?

Make A Right Left Here (My official page website)
BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Where are we

• Where are we

Happiness is a big part to life. Though this life shouldn't be all fun and games, that seems fake. Or does it? My life is about bringing joy to my soul. Living with depression is about finding strength within. That strength is designed on a trickery. Our minds can be altered if we truly fight to do so. I like to laugh, smile, and live in the moment as much as I can when I can. No matter what is going on, I want to laugh. What is the point of life it is all about seriousness twenty four seven? My whole life I've been searching for a sense of stillness. Once when I expressed this ideal it was thrown down in a very passive way. That it is not stillness but about finding a person who can bring passion out of you. That you want someone to bring you to life.

There are times I am here, in that stillness. That Zen of purpose. Where I am living deep within the present moment of my time. Worrying about nothing from my past or anything frivolous future. Cause that is what a future is, unknown thus having little value to it. When we finally reach that future it is in the moment of now. Where it is filled with value. Peace is my goal in life. That comes from building my world around me to open doors for those in my life. Power brings a sense of stillness and worry free peace. Growing everyday in a my path to becoming a successful Producer, Entertainer, living artist making magic happen around me, these things these ventures are all a part of a much larger purpose.

In less than two years living in Brooklyn I have found a definitive purpose I had not been aware of in my past. Still I teach people, still I create artistic express daily, still I move forward each day, but all this was filling my day without purpose or reason. Now living here my reason has become exponentially clearer to my mind and soul. Do I mislead my soul into darkness and lay depressed in absolution? Yes, of course I still do. But I keep moving forward because I have found purpose. There is still a darkness to where we are but I want to believe my light breaks those walls of emptiness each time I choice to live in the moment instead of for a moment.

Be more than what you think it should be!?
Do you have what it takes to... … Do you!?

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016


• Preparation

Getting started begins with preparation. For any venture one might embark on it is clear to have a steady sense of emotional, physical, and mental preparation. This kind of awareness can help develop a strong game plan when working on S.M.A.R.T. Goals. Since every task will involve you as a person. Setting these S.M.A.R.T. Goals to your abilities help grant an inward willingness to take action. Time Management can overwhelm any strong Preparation if handled outside a controlled schedule. Writing a web series like 'The Circle' is more than having an idea. The process is getting people together to work together so they can grow together.

For me it was about gathering up a group of people I believed in and trusted. To me 'Team Rise Together' embodies such a mentality. An automatic trusting bond between them and I. This project is a gathering of talented people all working diligently toward a specific task. A task designated to their particular skill set. Everyone from our producers, to the writers, cast and crew, down to the smallest aspect of a project. Before you even get to this point, for me, it was about setting up a 'Business Plan' and knowing where to begin so I knew where it was going. Every venture is safer when you know the course you are taking.

It has lead this team to a beautiful place. First, 'oh DEER! Productions' is at 8,834 on the MOVIEmeter for IMDb. The show itself is at 56,478 and fluctuates between 27,000 and 80,000-ish. Which is a huge accomplishment for an unknown show and production company. Now, 'oh DEER! Productions' is our creative company whereas 'BBR Productions Inc' is more of the go get the money people, marketing team, and advisors. It all works. We prepared as needed and jumped right onto the moving train. Now we are in the Funds fun factor ← AH alliteration always awesome! Raising our production budget begins with $1.00!

Where does your venture begin!? Do you have what it takes to... … Do you!?

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BBR Productions Inc. (Direct company link)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Depression's Depth

• Depression's Depth

Into a bottomless pit of empty wonders and lost ideas. Dark roads flicking with desperate light attempting to break through your eyes. Hopeless pressure pushing down upon your body, left untouched by options. The warmth of blankets covering your soul, keeping you in a prison of failed efforts to get up and out. 'Snap out of it' echoes in your deaf ears punished by truths filling your soul in negative ways. A glimmer of cheer is there waiting washed in rage, roaring for victory in a cell built to withstand a battling battalion. Your will left bruised in a sea of crumbling rock as you float underneath years of destruction.

Battling depression is an uphill crawl with weight holding you down. Often I am forced to remember I work hard to keep sharp knives at bay inside me. Breaking my door down to feel freedom is a struggle at times, but I know I'm not the only one. About one hundred percent of the time I am walking in a state of depression. What I've taught myself is how to keep it slightly at bay. Therefor there are times I am less depressed. The world around me pushes me to these darker states. And when I am there it is difficult to relate to others. I want to be left in my room, alone and with the one person who gets it, me. That could be dangerous.

Depression is a cancer fighting to kill you. You are stronger than death with a strong will and people around you being supportive. Depression is real, it is not a made up thing people say is going on as an excuse. Like all ailments it must be treated with respect. It must be presented with a sense of urgency. Treat those living with depression as you would a person with cancer, or any other ailment. They need your support and not your pity. Give them your time when it is needed. Be able, not overbearing. Extend your hand when they call for it. Pushing the matter can make it worst at times. These are my opinions on how I am with my own depression.

You are stronger than the fall...

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