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Philip Krinsky is a senior BFA performance major.

Philip Krinsky is a senior BFA performance major.

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Philip Krinsky is a senior BFA performance major.

Gavin Colton, Reporter

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From photographs featured in local exhibits to sharing screen time with stars like Don Cheadle and Patrick Wilson, Philip Krinsky has explored a plethora of avenues throughout his time at NKU. Krinsky, senior BFA in performance major, hones in on all of his passions as he prepares for graduation in May of this year.

Krinsky sparked the beginning of his acting career in 2008 when he auditioned for the Academy of Cinema and Television program in Cincinnati.

He saw his first success come in August of the same year when he won 1st place and $10,000 in The (pronounced tay) – a four day event where actors can perform a monologue, commercial and a scene in front of a panel of judges.

The Cincinnati local was making noise in the acting world but turned down a move to Los Angeles, CA. before starting his sophomore year at Taylor High School.

“The casting directors and agents that gave me a callback wanted me to move to Los Angeles, but I was just about to start my sophomore year in high school and wanted to finish my schooling first before making the move,” Krinsky said. “After receiving so much great feedback from Agents and Casting Directors, I decided that this must be the path for me to follow.”

Krinsky sparked the beginning of his acting career in 2008 when he auditioned for the Academy of Cinema and Television program in Cincinnati.

He saw his first success come in August of the same year when he won 1st place and $10,000 in The (pronounced tay) – a four day event where actors can perform a monologue, commercial and a scene in front of a panel of judges.

Theatre

Krinsky’s first year at NKU in 2011 was one of his busiest, being cast in two productions: “Anthony and Cleopatra” and “Our Good Country.”

Krinsky is performing in his first show in three years this April, and is glad to be cast in another show before he leaves NKU. He will be playing the role of Dinsmore St. Jean Smith in the original cast of “It’s a Grand Night for Murder” in the upcoming Year End Series Festival.

“My first two shows here were in the Stauss Theatre,” Krinsky said. “This is my first performance in the Corbett main stage theatre, it’s exciting.”

Krinsky has kept himself busy outside of NKU working on shows at the Covedale Center for performing arts, performing in productions such as “Cinderella,” “Legally Blonde,” “Grease,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Hello Dolly.”

Krinsky has also worked on shows at Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre.

Film extra

From the stage to the screen, Krinsky has appeared as a featured extra and stand in some Hollywood films.

The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit provides a refundable tax credit that equals 25 percent off in state spend and non-resident wages, and 35 percent in Ohio resident wages on eligible productions according to Ohio Development Services Agency.

This incentive for Hollywood productions creates opportunities for Krinsky to get a taste of working with some of Hollywood’s stars.

Krinsky has been involved in the productions of, “Carol,” featuring Cate Blanchett. “Miles Ahead,” which tells the story of jazz musician Miles Davis, who is played and directed by Don Cheadle. Most recently, Krinsky was a featured extra and stand-in in the filming of “The Blunderer,” a tale about how a successful young man’s life unravels when his wife is found dead at the bottom of a cliff.

“Working as an extra gives you an understanding of what goes into the filmmaking process,” Krinsky said. “You might be sitting around five hours for one take.”

Krinsky hopes to move to L.A. next year to pursue his acting career.

“Film is something I’d love to be apart of. The amount of people it takes to make a good film and how it all comes together is really cool,” Krinsky said.

Krinsky has been with the Heyman Talent Agency since 2008.

Photography

Philip Krinsky's photo, "Rising City." It was feature in a Cincinnati Public Library exhibit.

Philip Krinsky
One of Philip Krinsky’s photos. It was feature in a Cincinnati Public Library exhibit.

Krinsky purchased his first high-end camera and decided to get into photography more seriously during his third semester at NKU.

“I feel like I’ve always had an eye for photography and film for what looks good in a picture,” Krinsky said. “I like to capture moments. If you don’t capture it, it’s gone. With photos you have memories that last forever.”

Krinsky was one of 40 featured photographers put on an exhibit at the Cincinnati Public Library from Sept. 9 to Nov. 2 2014. The exhibit was part of FotoFocus Cincinnati, “A month-long biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography,” according to cincinnatilibrary.org.

Krinsky’s photo, “Rising City,” was taken on Fountain Square and featured Carew Tower and the iconic fountain.

“It was really cool. They framed it and everything,” Krinsky said. “It was the first photo contest I ever entered.”

Krinsky’s candid photos have been featured in The Northerner and NKU’s Marketing and Communications department.

More of Philip’s photos can be found on the Philip Krinsky Productions website.

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