Keren Dukes

"A beautiful actress all around. She's a force!" -The Harrison Review

My Incredible adventure

January 11, 13

Today has been. Incredible. It blows me away!! Let me start with saying how for the past week I will have thought about or mentioned something and that same day or next day Ill see, hear or bump into the very thing I thought about or spoke about. For example, I was on the bus on the way to evanelize with tyrone, Michael, the French guy and Robby and we were riding past this clothing store called regine’s. I saw it and trying to make conversation I said “you guys remember that show Living Single? Theres a store over here called regine’s. They don’t sell anything fancy though. Looks like uniforms.” Later that day, some of the kids at my job started singing the song to Living Single! Little things have been happening like that consistently!

So Wednesday night, I had the sickest feeling in the pit of my stomach and a lil panic in my heart really out of nowhere. The thought came to my mind that I needed to meet with my agent because I hadn’t been there in a while and the fear that they might drop me raced thru my mind. I sat up and began rebuking the devil and his seeds and covering my mind and career in the blood of Jesus and began declaring what I DO want. When I was done, I emailed Stayce about dropping by on Friday. She said 12:30. Done. I emailed the assistants about what Stayce and Doug would like as a present. She recc wine. Stayce likes red, and doug likes white. Done.

Today is Friday. This morning I bought the wine (I know nothing about wine really lol) Stopped pass alisa’s job so she could approve and went on my way. I wanted to bring the assistants something so when I got in front of the building I called in to see what they wanted from starbux. No one bit. So I went on in.

I get to the 16th flr , checked in with reception, stayce comes out and is saying “Keren!! I missed the Starbucks call!!” hahha and we start laughing and chatting in the lobby. An actor who was waiting on the sofa when I came up. Stood up and came over to us to talk to Stayce. I turn around and there is davine!! Last night I thought about her and nearly text her about cellgroup! Nuts. We start talking about going to see a movie Saturday night and then I mention how I wanna sign with Paradigm Legit. Then Stayce finishes up her convo and calls me over. We later talk about how I know Davine.

To sum up my meeting with the team in one word.. I can’t, it was as if we were starting over afresh. They were genuinely happy to see me. We talked about everything under the sun. They were asking about me and my life and what I’m up to etc. How they love representing me. Asked me was I having fun at my auditions and for me not to worry. All those callbacks and holds are great signs that casting loves u etc. I told them how David Vaccari knew my name when I bumped into him on the elevator! Crazy. They LOVED my hair. I love the assistants Kelly and Olivia. Sooo kind and hardworking! And I must get headshots taken ASAP. Lol I’m calling Audrey tonight or emailing her or something.

Where was I.. Yeah that went great. I then emailed a manager that I work with. While I was at Paradigm a few agents from legit were peeking over at me. Probably just looking lol not much else going on in the office. So I emailed him to see if he could try and get me a meeting with legit. He said Yes! He said he cant make any promises but he’ll ask! That’s all I need is a willing vessel. God’ll do the rest. I am going to have a meeting with them.

Then I headed over to the general area of my 3:30 appt for the print job at 3 of Us Casting. On my way I bump into my friend Mia whom I was just speaking about with my roommate this very morning!!! Crazy!! It was a blessing to see her. I get to a starbucks sit down and im on the mac working on this website. My friend Ben texts me and he’s having a stellar day too. He traded a 620 million dollar account today. Nuts! Go Benji J Everyone is having an awesome day.

I go to the audition. Its fine. Kinda awkward because we go in in threes and my group and I cant stop giggling. It was funny. I go to pack my things and I see this sign saying DOUGLAS AIBEL/HENRY RUSSELL BERGSTEIN. They are casting a film. Theyd called me in before when I was with Leading Artists. Before the new year I made a note on my desktop that says write coverletter and submit to Douglas Aibel and Henry Russell Bergstein. I made that note on (Lets look) November 19th.  And here they were. A woman came out of their studio and threw out her script. Geuss what the character’s name was… Karen. I said ok. I hear you Lord. A couple minutes later, Henry comes out of the studio and over to reception. Then, he turns around and I start talking to him. He’s totally interested and receptive and he remembers that I came in for I Don’t Know How She Does It. And he asks what I’m doing now etc etc. I give him my headshot and res and he says I look great and it was good to see me again etc. The man is gonna call me in! I felt it. I believe it, more importantly.

So then, I’m off to biblestudy at Columbus circle. Coming out of the door I bump into my friend Luke!!! Who helped me and my roomies move in. We had JUST spoken about him the night before!

All that to say that this day was led by the Holy Spirit. I know it! And I felt a shift in the spirit; A victorious shift. The Lord is taking us all higher to bring glory to His name. There will be even more favor and grace for His people in 2013.