A former pro surfer from Sennen has posted online the first three episodes of the comedy series about an aspiring actor which he himself has written, produced, directed and starred in.
Lew Smart’s ‘Living the Part’ series follows the fortunes of Franky, a young actor fresh out of drama school trying to break into the industry.
Loosely based on Lew’s own experiences, the story details Franky’s efforts to embrace method acting in his attempts to find work – in the first episode, The Player, he even dons Arsenal football kit as he prepares for an audition as a semi-professional football player.
The Living the Part series has been a couple of years in the making and the pilot has been shown at the Cornwall Film Festival, the Pixelate Film Festival in Falmouth and at a special showing at the Acorn Theatre in Penzance.
Now based in London, Lew is a former Sennen lifeguard who was nationally ranked as a bodyboarder a few years ago; he is a graduate University College Falmouth and also attended Griffith University in Queensland.