A Passion For Telling Stories with PJ Megaw
Storytelling is a true artform and takes great skill to really incite emotion for one to really believe in the characters being portrayed either on stage or on the big screen. PJ Megaw, a Santa Clarita resident, has been inspired to learn and perfect this artform that has been a part of his life since he was a child. “My parents have always been supportive of my career and as a little kid I loved to entertain people, I loved to tell jokes and do magic…I was terrible at magic, but I did it anyway, as I grew up, I had this big energy and a need to tell stories; my parents saw this and put me into acting camps,” commented PJ. Quickly he found this was the perfect fit and has remained consistent in his pursuit of his dreams. “You always feel when something is right, but that is an internal thing, you don’t have that outward look into what you are doing but for me acting and entertaining just seemed natural,” he said.
Originally from Washington DC, PJ and his family moved from the east coast to the Santa Clarita Valley in 2015 for better opportunities in acting. For the past 16 years he has continuously pursued acting and gotten into gigs from low budget films to docu-dramas which he feels has defined him as an actor. “I was doing a movie back east, that was kind of like a weekend project called Ninja Versus Monsters, it was extremely campy and was a low budget but the culmination of the stunt work and choreographed fight scenes and seeing the finished product that people actually enjoyed really made me feel that this is what I want to do for the rest of my life,” he stated.
Over the next 16 years PJ continued to hone his craft working his way through several projects to include the more recent Journey to Royal where he played one of the airmen in the reenactment of the courageous WWII rescue mission. “In Journey to Royal we actually got to do some of the scenes out in the middle of the ocean or using actual B-52 airplanes out in the desert…it’s pulling that human emotion to tell that story, pulling that moment and performance out of yourself for the audiences enjoyment drives me to do this passion,” he continued.
The future for PJ is to continue learning and growing as an actor but also furthering his new business. “I started my on streaming and entertainment company where we are sharing our content with popular social media platforms but have been in talks with larger companies to feature their content exclusively,” he added. On his platform he wants to ensure people of all walks of life are included and have that chance to perform and entertain. “I love to use my platform to empower other people because in acting you have to have supporters in order to succeed in this industry,” PJ stated.
PJ’s passion for acting and entertaining is still growing despite the peaks and valleys of this industry and he encourages those who want to pursue this to keep going no matter what. He closed with, “I honestly think that you are always in valleys, in the lows, but things always start to pick up and they begin to stack up and grow; I loved what I have done this entire time and look forward to seeing where this career takes me.”
To follow his channel please visit: Twitch.tv/nat20productionsofficial
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