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Actor Colin Michael Day

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Making his own way in the industry, actor Colin Michael Day teamed up with his college friend to produce the film “The Loneliest Road in America,” which screened this year at the Method Independent Film Festival, the Delrey Beach Film Festival in Florida, the Reno Film Festival and the Park City Film Music Festival (where it won a Bronze medal.) Even though he was producer, Day still had to audition for the leading role of Jamie, a young Coloradan growing more disillusioned with himself as he and two friends take a road trip to visit their friend in California. “I’m glad the role wasn’t handed to me,” he explains, saying that working for the part made the results that much more satisfying. That kind of work ethic and self-determination has always been part of Day’s modus operandi. As a student at the University of Denver, he was a member of their tennis team and a business major before he took an acting class and began to contemplate a serious life change, from athlete to artist. Support from his family and encouragement from his teachers found him changing his major, which lead to him studying theatre abroad in Australia for a year. After graduating back in the states, Hay and filmmaker Mardana Mayginnes made their own trek from Colorado to Los Angeles. Not content for waiting for their big break, they made their own, forming connections through work and friends in order to put together “The Loneliest Road in America.” Since finishing the film, Day has been busy keeping up his acting chops on the L.A. stage, appearing in acclaimed productions at the Elephant Theatre such as the sold-out run of "Love Bites" and the acclaimed "Block Nine" (winner of LA Weekly awards for Best Production of the Year and Best Comedic Direction.) A veteran world traveler – his adventures range from the World Cup in Europe to backpacking in the Australian outback – Colin continues to pursue his acting career while making the most of his opportunities, wherever he may find them.