photography by Rex Lott Photography
We'd like to thank Charles St .Leger and Julia Taylor for conducting
this interview on behalf of their son.
Your son Joshua's new movie Maturing
Youth - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you tell us
about your character in it?
Well, the story is about a young adult man named Roger, played by Sean
A Kaufman [Sean A Kaufman interview
- click here], having to grow up and take responsibility for his life. This
comes about when an old girlfriend, Sadie played by Kim Paris, drops in
out of the blue with his son, Junior, played by Joshua St. Leger. She
departs, leaving Junior and well... that's when the paint hits the canvas!
Now how did he get the role to begin with, and as parents,
what were your major concerns regarding the shoot? Adn any special demands
you had to make regarding your son's very young age?
is a client of Nine 9 Agency in New York City and they booked him for the
audition. We reported to R&F Entertainment Studios for the audition
and he landed the part. Our only concern was any late evening shots on the
set so as not to disrupt Joshua's sleeping schedule too much.
did you prepare Joshua for his role in Maturing
to him the different scenes in the movie pertaining to his parts leading
up to the shooting day and coached him on the set for his scenes.
you tell us about your director Divoni Simon [Divoni
Simon interview - click here], and what was your collaboration
Divoni [Simon] wrote a great script and really
communicated his vision for each scene. We really jelled when it came to
Joshua's role and the great collaboration was evident on the final cut. We
hope to have the opportunity to work with him on future projects.
What can you tell us about the shoot as such, and
the on-set atmosphere?
Very professional. Everyone had a
job to do and everyone played their roles. It was all about getting the
movie completed per director's directive one scene at a time. Everyone
came with their "A" game on with the intention of creating an
Based on his experience on Maturing
Youth, is it likely that Joshua will make any more movies in the
foreseeable future, or are there some already in store?
in fact he has engaged in two projects since Maturing
Youth; a college
film project available on Vimeo and a children's music video for PBS. We
are always probing the network for children roles and there's more to
else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
Follow Joshua on Facebook at
on Instagram at
Film's official website:
Facebook: "Maturing Youth" @maturingyouthfilm
Instagram: "Maturing Youth" @maturingyouthfilm
for the interview!