Mommy Uncensored

If you’ve never heard of Mommy Uncensored let me be the one to tell you! This web series is hilarious and packed full of the types of shenanigans our parents never told us about when we were growing up! The star of the show, Charity J, is hilarious as a young mom, “Karen Wright”, who tries to do the right thing for her kids and husband while balancing a household and crazy situations all at the same time. Charity and I were actresses together in the Freddie Hendricks’ Youth Ensemble of Atlanta and we went to highschool together and so years later its good to see her performing again. I love this show!!! It just may be the next “Awkward Black Girl” for all you folks familiar with the underground comedy web series, in terms of having the sort of cross over appeal but sort of more like awkward black momMommy Uncensored is shot on location in Atlanta, GA, one of the entertainment industry’s hottest hubs, and also my hometown. Also starring in the series are the hilarious Reemo Rod Thomas, Shannon Byrd, recording artist D. Woods, Jelani Akil Jones, Kelly M. Jenrete, and  Lillian Lee plus numerous guest stars . Produced by Shimone Woodberry, Nikki Towers, Adrian Dukes, and her husband and partner Justin Jordan.

 

The Pool Cover up episode is one of my favorites. I mean she goes in on the subject of post baby body! For all the folks talking about celebrities and the “snapback” body, this episode is for you! And for all my folks out there who dug the Southern Pin-Up EP  my music is featured in Episode 6: Mission Impossible. I’ve been excited about this show for a while because the stars and co-stars and producers of the show are people I’ve known for years, my friends are truly talented, and making strides as independent artists! Add this series to your daily online watching! You won’t be disappointed I’m quite proud! Click the links below for more Mommy Uncensored.

xoxo,

SayTalks

 

Click here to watch a teaser from Mommy Uncensored starring Charity J. MommyUncensoredSayconTalks

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/MommyUncensored?feature=watch

http://www.uncensoredmom.com/

https://www.facebook.com/uncensoredmommy

https://twitter.com/1uncensoredmom

 

Saycon Sengbloh appears as Martha Reeves in Motown the Musical

Finally, finally, I can officially say that I am performing the role of Martha Reeves in Motown the Musical. Martha and the Vandellas are a superstar girl group of the Motown era. You may not know it but every time you sing “Heatwave” or “Dancing in the Streets” you are singing a Vandellas tune. This Atlanta girl, this College Park, Georgia native is pleased to represent Miss Reeves! I met her years ago in Detroit and look forward to meeting her again. We all have big shoes to fill playing these real life music heroes in Motown the Musical and speaking for myself I definitely don’t take this lightly. We had an invited rehearsal in the studio for press and reporters to come in and check out our process and see a few scenes from the show. I really can’t wait for the audience to see our show!

Martha and the Vandellas

Martha and the Vandellas

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Saycon Speaks on Commercial Auditions

I recently posted a video blog about commercial auditions. I received great emails about the video realizing that this is the stuff they don’t tell you in acting class or in school, or maybe they told you in school and you’re so nervous about your coming audition you’ve forgotten,  I hope to remind you of  some practical tips to help prepare you for commercial auditions. Number one being:  Just Breathe!

The number one question I received was what was your first tv commercial?

So I basically approach this topic from my own personal experience. I’m a working actor and I think it helps to get that point of view. For information’s sake I shot my first commercial in Georgia as a teenager. It was an advertisement for the Georgia Hope Scholarship and I was thrilled! That was quite a while ago. Perhaps I can find it on video… Happily there’s been a few others over the years and I look forward to more. I’ve also been in some commercial and stock photo shoots as well. Commercials are so much fun, the sets are usually pretty cool and the directors are fast thinking, fast talking, hip creative creatures. Plus the huge benefit of an intense  yet short amount of work is that it can pay pretty well, especially for a nationally shown commercial. Now I’m no expert, I’m not a model, I’m an actor so the parameters are a bit different but there are some basic things to consider for everybody going in for a commercial shoot.

1. Lay out your gear the day before

2. Clean up- shave, pluck, or manicure yourself

3. Show up early and be prepared to leave late

Watch my video for more details:

A grooming side note: HANDS:There are  moments when I regret my love affair with crazy nail art. They DO NOT want to see any of that at a commercial audition Nude, pailest pink, red, or mauve colored nails are the way to go unless the specifically ask for a goth girl look or glamour pop star character (in which case black nails or brightly patterned nails might be ok. I never regret changing my nails for an audition, but I always regret the times I wished I had… so a note for the ladies, wear a more conservative nail look and lenght on your commercial auditions.

Check out this ad I did for a grocery store I’m not a hand model but I had to hold bread, read a book, and type on a computer lots of hand closeups

a commercial shoot I did for a popular grocery store chain

a commercial shoot I did for a popular grocery store chain

 

In the future I’ll give more tips to looking and feeling your best,  getting over your nerves and booking the job! Well at least the things that have helped me out. Thanks for watching.

xoxo

SS

 

Welcome to SAYCON TALKS…ATL "Flashback Ya’ Dig"

Hello World I’m Saycon Sengbloh and this is my very first entry on “Saycon Talks” . . . I’m a resident of blogland now and it feels so good!
Its a typical day in New York City and I’m missing the “A” so I had to pop in the 2006 DVD “ATL” starring Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris to get a little taste of home. This fun flick has it all: nick names like “New-New”, rollerskatin’, and Waffle House give me that feeling!!! Ya’ll know what I’m talking ’bout! It’s a special thing to be from College Park, Georgia, and I’m proud to represent. Antwon “Big Boi” Patton of Outcast makes a wonderful turn as the neighborhood villain in this feature film produced by Dallas Austin and Will Smith. Featuring “Skate Choreography” by music producer and family friend Vaughn Newton. The film takes me way back! My neighborhood skating ring was called “Skate Town” and for those of you who don’t know, skating rinks present a lifestyle that’s both family friendly and flirty too with lot’s of good music. Even the elementary school would give us coupons to get in on Wednesday nights. Yes, yes, ya’ll, the kiddies got to skate too! We spent many a night chasing boys and trying to be cool in the skating ring. Oh how I miss the good old days. For those of you who know me as an actress, singer, entertainer this blog will be a place to learn more about the happenings in my life and goings on in my mind!!! I’ll discuss everything from music, theatre, film, and fashion, to politics, love, and culture. I call this blog a “Flashback Ya Dig” because those skates were hot!!! ‘ATL’ director Chris Robinson did a great job. Friends and fans hold tight we’re getting pics and video and stuff on here and you’ll soon have access to it all and links to my latest ventures.
I hope you enjoy reading as much as I look forward to writing!
Luv ya’ll,
Saycon