BOOKED A CO-STAR ON A TV SHOW!

EFF YES! I BOOKED A TV SHOW.

Can't say which one it is yet, but I booked and shot my day last week. I was an EMT and got to work with the lead. A little clue as to what show this is... well, let's say the protagonist leads a double life and walks around with a folding white cane. Too obvious???

Anyways, I'm pumped! And, I'm officially a SAG-AFTRA member. This was my 'must-join' job so I'm a card carrying union actor now. Yipee!

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Book of the Month commercial airs (video)

This Book of the Month commercial turned out great! I'm so pleased to be a part of this. It's clever and funny. Plus, I was able to work with a fellow UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television alum, Marielle Heller who directed it. It'd been years since we really were able to connect, and I could not be happier to work with her. She's a special talent. Check out the spot!
Watch all of my commercials or film footage on my video page.


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Short Film with Matt Conboy ('Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio)

Man, am I stoked about this short movie I just wrapped. Short story is, this is a short film written and directed by Matt Conboy (Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio). Goodnight Brooklyn is a documentary feature length about the demise of the beloved DIY concert venue and warehouse, Death By Audio. Matt was a resident and manager of the club, and we got to know each other back when I was drumming for A Place To Bury Strangers. Strangers lived at the warehouse and were part founders of the space as well. The doc got tons of love as you can see by the links below, and this short film is Matt's first foray into scripted work. Needless to say, I am so excited to be working with Matt on this. I always admired Matt and what he did with Death By Audio when it was opened so this is a special treat to work with him again in his new venture.

Watch Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio:
https://www.amazon.com/Goodnight-Brooklyn-Edan-Wilber/dp/B06W2GHKWK/ref=tmm_aiv_swatch_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Read more about Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio:
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/goodnight-brooklyn-story-death-by-audio-957099

New Yorker gave the movie lots of love too:
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-death-of-death-by-audio

 

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Watch me in The Incredible Jessica James (video)

Watch me in action opposite Jessica Williams and Lakeith Stanfield in The Incredible Jessica James. I'm a hipster bystander coming to the aid of a dude in a potential domestic violence situation.  Watch the whole movie now on Netflix.

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Footage here: https://gavinhaag.com/video-1/
Vimeo footage here: https://vimeo.com/228742295
https://www.netflix.com/title/80171022

Commercial for Book of the Month Club

I booked another commercial! This time for Book of the Month. And, even better, I got to work with Marielle Heller, a classmate of mine from UCLA School of Theatre, Film and TV. Mari is killing it these days as a director and is really inspiring. It's so cool that after all of these years, we were able to reconnect and work together on such a fun and well written spot. Working with someone like Mari is what it's all about. She's such a consummate pro -- and has been since we were 18 years old --  and this to date been one of the best moments in my acting career. Truly inspired by this weekend's shoot, director and crew. Party!

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Commercial for Petro (video)

I booked another commercial and shot it on Tuesday. It was super fun and I was playing a Petro technician, ie. stud in a uniform. HA!

[Update 10/31/2017:]
Check out the final product! It's a quick little commercial but aren't I a trustworthly home technician?!
Watch the Petro Home Services Commercial - Heating Equipment - The Petro Promise below.


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