The Orchard Lake sophomore has been working towards a film career for the past several years.
“In fifth grade, my sister was working on a film that was later shelved, but the producers told me that they could use my talents,” Zimmer said.
Zimmer has worked on eight films in total, but getting those roles required a lot of work and a thick skin.
“You have to be prepared to go to 100 auditions and be said no to 99 times,” Zimmer said. “You have to get used to preparing all night and giving your best just to get shut down.”
Despite the constant setbacks of the acting industry, Zimmer’s love for his craft is evident in the ease and eloquence with which he speaks about film.
“The constant rejection creates a strong sense of community in the industry,” Zimmer said. “Everyone involved in a film or video has been told that they weren’t good enough for something, too, so you pick each other up as you work. It’s an amazing thing to be a part of.”
However, Zimmer has some doubts about the direction of his career.
“We just shot an independent movie called Mary’s Buttons, but some of my scenes were cut,” Zimmer said. “Also, I’m 19-years-old, and I’m not getting any older, sad as that is to say. I want to go to medical school, too, so I have some choices to make.”
The future of Zimmer’s career might not be clear, but what came of his audition with Insane Clown Posse?
“Nothing, of course,” Zimmer said. “They’re French, so we never heard back from them.”