Your new movie Bring
Out the Fear - in a few words, what is it about, and what can you
tell us about your character in it?
Out the Fear is a psychological horror set in an endless forest,
featuring a couple grappling with the end of their relationship. I
played Dan, a romantic and somewhat clueless guy with more than a few
boundary issues and in need of some anger management therapy.
What did you draw upon to bring your character to life, and how
much Tad Morari can we find in Dan?
I believe we've all had some dysfunctional relationships in our lives, and
I've taken bits and pieces from everywhere to compose the mess that is
Dan, from my own experiences but also from people I know. I'm happy to
say there's not much of me in Dan other than the ability to get lost
How did you get
involved with the project, and what drew you to it?
I answered a casting call (on some social media, I can't
remember) and director Richard Waters [Richard
Waters interview - click here] was kind enough to ask me to self-tape for it.
He liked what he saw and we met for coffee, that's when he asked me to
accompany him into the woods for a screen test. Luckily he wasn't in a
killing mood that day and we shot the scene without getting too lost.
Once I got the part and read the script, I was 100% with the story
Richard wanted to tell and how he wanted to tell it.
were your initial reactions when you read the script for the first time?
love horror, and Richard's script intrigued me a lot because, despite
being the normal "couple lost in the woods" kind of movie, it
also had some very human elements and real characters. I've also always
wanted to get stabbed in the eye, so it was really a no-brainer for me.
talk about Bring
Out the Fear's director Richard Waters, and what was your
was an absolute pleasure getting to know Richard and working with him.
He trusts the actors to do their best, and that trust drives us to
deliver our best game every day. This kid is going places.
What can you tell us about the shoot
as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
had an amazing group of professionals and we had a lot of fun shooting
this film. I still have many sweet memories with me of fooling around,
running, and screaming in the woods.
Any future projects
you'd like to share?
As usual, some short films that are yet to be announced, so we're just playing
the waiting game for now. I'm available for hire ;)
What made you go into acting in the first place, and did you receive
any formal training on the subject?
My love for movies as an art form. I also have a need to explore stories
and emotions that we can spend a lifetime without having the chance to
experience. Acting takes you places you didn't know you could go and
that's what I love most about it.
can you tell us about your filmwork prior to Bring
Out the Fear?
I started acting in film
only 6 or 7 years ago, I have a huge number of independent short films
and some TV stuff behind me, but Bring
Out the Fear was my first feature and I am
deeply proud of it.
How would you describe yourself as
a actror, and some of your techniques to bring your characters to life?
try to be very open and I tend to lean towards characters that are
different from my own experiences, that's the most fun you can have as
Actors (and indeed actresses) who inspire you?
think Sam Neill is criminally underrated as an actor, and he's a huge
source of inspiration for me. All of the original cast from Lost. I also
recently discovered the TV show Patriot and fell in love with Michael
Dorman's performance on that show.
are too many... Hellraiser,
The Thing, Jurassic
Park, Kramer vs Kramer, Little Shop of
Horrors, The Fellowship of the Ring, the list goes on for ages.
... and of course, films you really
Your website, social media,
Anything else you're dying to mention and
I have merely forgotten to ask?
indie filmmakers. Go watch Bring
Out the Fear on Google Play, Amazon, or
Thanks for the interview!
No, thank you!