Your upcoming movie Repulsion - in a few words, what is it
about, and what can you tell us about your character in it?
Repulsion is the story of Sean B. Martin, a journalism college student
who has disappeared along with his beautiful girlfriend, Rachel, somewhere
in the Middle East. His desperate mother enlists the help of Michael
Orwell, one of his professors to find him. And thus begins a journey into
the heart of madness. Deceit, double crossings, debauchery, torture
and gruesome deaths are the hallmark of life in the den of lord of terror
Al Bagawi. Little does Orwell know of the horrors and surprises that
await him at every turn. An exploration into the inner workings of
the War on Terror and how those caught in its web struggle to find
redemption, but find only Repulsion!! I play Nooreen Martin, Sean's
mother, who is frantically trying to find him. She is a woman of
means and status, but has hit a dead end with the goverment, so tries to
convince Sean's favorite professor, Michael Orwell, to travel to Turkey to
did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and how much of Debra
Lamb can we find in her?
I know what it's like to be in
truly bleak situations, not knowing if you'd survive it, or if you would
lose what little you had, so I was able to inject that feeling of
desperation into the character.
How did you get hooked up with
the project in the first place, and what attracted you to it?
on a few casting websites, one of which is Casting Networks. I found
the casting notice for Nooreen Martin and I submitted myself for the role.
Director Louis Camacho contacted me, and based on my performance in
a short film I did in March 2016 titled Cycles of
Lune, he cast me for Nooreen. I was attracted to the role due to the quiet strength of the
character amidst such desperate circumstances, and the lengths she's
willing to go to save her son.
What can you tell
us about your director Louis Camacho, and what was your collaboration like?
have great respect and admiration for Louis, he has such a rich and
colorful past. Louis teaches media production and social studies to
teens at risk and is the youth and family coordinator at Mission
Language Vocational School in San
Francisco, a non-profit community-based education center. He loves
making short films as a teaching tool and to open up a dialogue regarding
the world's political issues. We have a wonderful collaboration.
I can throw him ideas and suggestions, and he'll give me
suggestions--there's a nice back and forth, so that in the end we are
perfectly in sync on what the vision is.
far as I know, Repulsion's still shooting - so what can you tell us
about the shoot so far, and the on-set atmosphere?
really enjoying the collaborative and laid back atmosphere on set. Of
course we're all working under a certain amount of pressure due to having
the locations for a set amount of time, but everyone works so well
together, and there is great communication among the cast and crew.
though it might be way too early to ask, any idea when and where the film
might be released onto the general public yet?
planning on having the film completed by October, 2016. Repulsion
will initially be screened locally and then will be submitted to several
Any future projects
beyond Repulsion you'd like to
I'm currently working on a CGI comedy/martial arts
short film called Cave of Darkness. I play Queen Chaos, and since
this film is going to be completely CGI, we are shooting the scenes with
tracking dots all over our bodies so the CGI artists can create our
characters. I'm going to be some kind of hideous creature! We
will go into the studio to do our voice overs in a few months and we will
have tracking dots applied to our faces, and then the CGI artists will
complete our characters' faces. I have a few other projects in the
works that I can't talk about yet--sshhh.
Your/your movies' website, Facebook, whatever
My IMDb page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0482941
My website: http://thedebralamb.com
My YouTube channel:
My Facebook Fan Page:
Anything else you are dying to mention and I have
merely forgotten to ask?
Well, I'm dying to tell you about my top
secret project, but it's top secret, so I can't!
Thanks for the interview!
Thank you ever so much, Michael!!! The pleasure was all mine!!!