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December 28, 2017

So, that was 2017.

Wow. I feel like every new year just seems to go by quicker and quicker.

How’ve you been, everyone? I realize it’s been a while since I wrote anything in here, but it’s gonna be a goal to change that in the new year. For the time being, let’s start with a monster update on 2017.

I have less hair. Not so much from balding, but because I had to cut it for a role – in a film I’ll be talking about in a little bit. It’s currently growing back, and in that weird stage where it’s too long for me to just go out without looking at it, and too short for me to tie back.  So, widely accepted male hair length, I suppose. Anyway, I don’t know what to do with it because I literally have had my hair long for 15 years. I am not savvy to things like hair product and how to use a comb. Speaking of that film…

LUMPIA 2

Lumpia 2 is a film I’ve been working on behind the scenes as an associate producer for the past few years. After a couple of successful crowdfunding campaigns, we went into production this year, on location in Daly City, CA and in Los Angeles. Lumpia 2 is a sequel to a comic book-inspired home movie shot by Patricio Ginelsa of KidHeroes fame, and slathered in the editing bay magic by AJ Calomay – Mr. Xylophone Films himself.

I’ll also be playing a supporting role in the film! There’s not too much we can say right now – so expect to hear more about this project when we have everything in the can and get closer to release in 2018!

Move That Body

I had the pleasure of working on a short film, Move That Body, that premiered as a short selection at the 2017 Los Angeles Philippine International Film Festival. Written by Vince Yap, directed by Rommel Andaya of RawMix Productions, DP’ed by Homer Dulu, and starring Michael Kuya, Tony Garbanzos, Jed Alcantara, and yours truly – Move That Body is a short about friendship in the face of life’s everyday trials and tribulations, also there’s a dead body.

Tons of fun on set with everyone. Hopefully we’ll get to work on something again in the near future.

I mean check out that cast:

Photo: Sthanlee B. Mirador
featuring Earl The Perpetually Underdressed

Things to look forward to in 2018

I made a paltry attempt at crowdfunding my idea for a storytelling webseries called My d20 Stories. It’s basically gonna be stories from my life, and all the people I know about how playing Dungeons & Dragons or other Table-Top Role Playing Games figures into their lives, which each episode anchored around a particular twenty-sided die in their collection. 

Despite the fact that I fell infinitely short of my goal, My d20 Stories will still definitely go into production, just without as many bells and whistles – to begin with.  I did have a few backers (thank you) so this is still absolutely happening. 

I’m going to start shooting stuff come January. 

This is my improv team, Room to Improv, of which I’m currently the Artistic Director. We’ve got a season ongoing until June, at which point we’ll be taking a break for the summer. But until then – visit us at The Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood every First Friday of the Month. As part of our show, we’re currently doing a season-long improvised serial entitled Grame of Thones – trying to fill the giant void of not having our favorite hour-long fantasy series for all of next year. We’re four episodes in! Hit up the Facebook page linked above for more details

Well folks, that’s it for the time being. Expect to hear more – because like I said, it’s a goal to keep this feed updated for once. Hah. Feel free to hit me up on the above social media plaforms, it’d be good to hear from you. 

Until then, peace and french fry grease,

-earl.

November 28, 2015

I’m Talking to EVERYONE about Rise Of The Tomb Raider #ROTTR

That’s kinda why this past couple of weeks have been a blur!  Do I need to? I guess not, but I’m just so darn excited. Now that things have sorta settled down, I’m sitting down and listing all the online media where you can hear me endlessly blabber on about Rise of the Tomb Raider, Lara Croft, Jonah Maiava, voice acting, motion capture, and probably a burrito or two.

Interview with Gamesided.com
Exclusive Interview With Earl Baylon (Jonah Maiava – Rise Of The Tomb Raider)

Stream with Casey Likes Games on YouTube 
Rise of the Tomb Raider Live Stream (With The Real Jonah!)

Podcast with the folks at STR Cast – Strength in Gaming
STR CAST 50: Earl Baylon is Jonah, Tomb Raider

Stream with That Hastag Show 
Rise of the Tomb Raider Let’s Play w/ Earl Baylon (the voice of Jonah) | Twitch Stream

Interview at Okh Eshivar
My Interview with Earl Baylon

Podcast with the MMOsketeers 
The MMOsketeers #145: Earl Baylon

November 27, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider has Hit the Streets!!

What an exciting past couple of weeks, everyone!

So, Rise of the Tomb Raider hit store shelves a little over two weeks ago, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Heck yes!

By now, if you follow me on any social network, I’m sure you know I got a chance to reprise my role as the Voice/Motion Capture actor for Jonah Maiava. W00! Here’s a snazzy banner thing:
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So, if you haven’t had a chance to play yet, I gotta say: Put it high up on your list.

I mean, check out this press!

“… it builds on 2013’s Tomb Raider in every way, delivering a game that’s as much a video game as it is work of cinematic art”

The New York Daily News

Oooh, this too:

“You have daredevil sequences, heroic moments, fun exploration, and exciting fights that even Indiana Jones would envy. If Crystal Dynamics keeps raising the bar from here, I can’t wait to see what’s next for Lara.”

Game Informer

Dude, clutch.

August 24, 2015

Room to Improv at the Comedy Comedy Festival!

My improv group Room to Improv is performing Friday, August 28th at the Comedy Comedy Festival in DTLA/Little Tokyo! Hit up http://www.comedycomedyfest.com for details!

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August 21, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider Panel @ SDCC 2015: A Quick Flashback

Well, good job for not updating about this on your own site, Earl.  I was planning on writing up a full scale rundown of the event, but moving and life-type stuff post Comic-Con made that not quite happen.  Haha, perhaps I’ll get on in at a later date. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of the even from the interwebs, aka Camilla Luddington Daily.

July 18, 2015

WIGS Series featured at Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas

Wigs, a mockumentary-style webseries I was involved in last year was featured at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas this past week, on July 8th and 11th!

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Expect to see Wigs hitting the intertubes soon!

July 5, 2015

Tomb Raider panel at #SDCC2015! I’ll be there!

If you happen to be at San Diego Comic Con this week, come check out my first SDCC panel ever on Saturday!  EVER! It’s entitled The Evolution of an Icon in Rise of the Tomb Raider and will take place at 5pm in Room 25ABC.

More info at the Comic Con Sched Site!

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June 16, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider: Gameplay Demo at #E32015

Crystal Dynamics just dropped this sweet trailer at the XBOX press conference on the first day of E3!  I’m back in the saddle as Jonah, Lara Croft’s traveling companion extraordinaire!

 

March 14, 2015

I Totally Just Got Interviewed.

– by awesome fellow voice actress, Casey Mongillo! You can check out the video from the stream on her YouTube page!

Also it’s here too, but check out her page for some other video game streaming/walkthrough goodness.

August 13, 2014

Updated My Reel!

Greetings, everyone.  Here’s my newest theatrical reel!

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