How do you get a Big Role without an Agent?
As I'm still at the small steps of becoming a Film Actor in this industry with 1 short film and extra in 5 movies/TV series I am still searching for the right plan or discovery of how exactly I can get big roles without an Agent.
My goals at my current state want, and with the limited things (I.e. cash) or ideas (I.e. fears/excuses) I have... At my disposal and current knowledge, I believe that if I do all the acting classes I need for a strong base of acting skills, while doing extra work for money if given the right time or necessary, while applying to new agencies, such as commercial ones and film ones which I do not know how they work because I'm only in three background acting agencies.
... Sorry it's kind of hard to explain but in short, I think that if I do more short films or indie films to get my name a little bigger and register to commercial/publicity agencies which I am searching for. While finding work from acting Facebook groups. Although most only have indie films and student films that don't pay which for the experience I love and don't care for the money but ... I'm almost broke, unemployed, living with my parents. And still searching what is the right job for money survival to support my acting career. I hate all the jobs I know, All the 7 I've done did not work out and I'm at a loss for jobs. Working on it but I feel hopeless to some extent.
For acting skill I need A LOT of work cuz I'm nowhere near great or very good. I'm 20. Living in Canada. And I want to progress decently to become successful in the US at a rather young age. Not if possible because I simply want to succeed decently young and I believe I can. Anyone can if they put their mind to it with the hard work. ... Sorry for this long ass msg, I could of simply it but that seemed impossible without clarifying things.
So like... I'm not sure how I could get big roles besides getting contacts/networking with the future indie films I'm planning to audition to. Although idk how those non-bg-acting casting agencies work and if they actually get you ROLES.